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Atlanta Chapter
Harley Owners Group, Inc.

Sponsored By:
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta, Inc.
501 Thornton Road
Lithia Springs, Georgia 30057

Official Newsletter
Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Inc.
Chapter Number 0788

November 1998 Issue

Director: Paul Gardner 404-768-8608
Asst. Director: Jim Durham 770-944-1340
Sec/Treasurer: Rene' Durham 770-944-1340
Ride Director: Allan Farmer 770-389-4129
Safety Officer: Mendel Stafford 770-729-0858
Ladies of Harley Officer: Ginger Gardiner 770-957-2174
Activities Officer: Dan Gardiner 770-957-2174
Editor: Jack Wheeler 770-398-5177
E-Mail Jack

November 3, 1998
Election Day, Get Out and Vote

November 7, 1998
Cotton Gin Festival Ride, Bostick GA

November 11, 1998
Veteran's Day, Thank a Vet Today

November 12, 1998
Atlanta Chapter H.O.G. Chapter Business Meeting

November 14, 1998
Harvestfest Biker Rally

November 19, 1998
Atlanta Chapter H.O.G. Chapter Meeting

November 21, 1998
Thanksgiving Fest

November 26, 1998
Happy Thanksgiving


The Gatlinburg Ride was successful in that we had over 75 people for some of the best weather and riding in quite some time. We gathered under the "Lunching Pad" at The Varsity downtown and after handing my trademark itineraries with map" we went over where we were o- g how often we would slop an the route we would take up the high a to Commerce we took US 441 north to Cherokee. We stopped for one hour to allow everyone an opportunity to fill their tanks (both Harley and personal) and then rode the winding mountain roads over the Smokies to Gatlinburg. The people at the Edgepark Motel demonstrated the most organization of any motel most where the Chapter has ever stayed. They processed us through in on time and even had "Welcome H-D of Atlanta" on the sign, out front. Man, talk about being welcomed! After settling into our rooms we split up into smaller groups and went to eat some more. A bunch of us walked down to The Peddler, where they seated us at some tables up in the bar. The food was pretty good and When Mac and Deborah showed up, the wax started flying! (Ask them about that one!) After dinner flying the tourist thing and strolled through the gift shops and candy shops that line the streets. A bunch of us could not resist the mini-golf and stopped to demonstrate our skills. It's funny, but the mountain air really makes you sleepy so we called it a night kind of early.

The next morning at 6 AM, I led a bunch of hearty souls on a Sunrise Ride in the Smokies where we went out of Gatlinburg and took some quiet roads through the country. All went well up to where the road dead-ends and you have to bear to the right. Well, being in the lead and it being dark still, I was in the curve and into the spilled gravel before I knew it. The bike and everyone involved survived with minimal damage. We cranked back up and completed our ride with no more incidents. When we arrived back at the motel one of our members was having starting problems. Before it was over and we got it cranked, Just about everyone had gotten involved. If you see photos of the ride, yes, that is me blowing into a Fatboy tank to pressurize the fuel. Just ask anyone who was there and they will explain it to you. Just about then it was time to meet the others at the Log Cabin Pancake House for breakfast. We ate until we almost popped. You can't go away hungry from a breakfast there. After breakfast and a couple of other bike we headed back towards Atlanta and enjoyed a good ride back home.


We had a light turnout for the election at the last meeting, but here are the results:

Now, you will notice there is no Director listed above. That is because of a tie between myself and Jim Durham. We will have a run-off at the November Chapter meeting. So be there to vote.

Paul Gardner,
Director, Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Inc.,


The year is rapidly coming to a close. This is a reminder for rapidly volunteers who have assisted in Chapter events throughout the year, each person will be recognized and a special drawing will be held at the Chapter Christmas Party on December 21. You may only win once and you must be present to win.

We will have a few more Chapter Events coming up before the Christmas Party, so come out and support your Chapter. We have had several volunteers through out the year. Thanks to you we have been able to plan and conduct new Chapter events.

Ride Safe and have Fun;
Dan Gardiner
Activities Officer


Ladies of Harley will sponsor Thanksgiving Fest on a Saturday, November 21 begining at 1:30AM. We will have a whole roasted hog and everyone bring a covered dish. Yum Yum!

Saturday December 12, at 2:00 PM we will have our Annual Christmas Toy Run for the children at Christian City. I will have a list of suggested items at the shop and in the next newsletter. This year has really been fun. We have enjoyed some new rides and continued the annual events too. Last mouth our ride to Gatlinburg was great. We were blessed with great weather and it was enjoyed by all. See ya soon.

God bless you all;
Ginger Gardiner
Ladies of Harley Officer


Bank Balance                           $5080.42

Total                                        $5726.42

Paid Out

Anniversary Party

Newsletter Total                                        $1991.53
Ending Balance                         $3734.89


You will find a renewal form for the 1999 Atlanta Chapter Inc. in your HOGWASH newsletter. Please fill it out and return to Rene' as soon as possible. Your new Chapter cards will be available soon, so next time you come to the shop check to see if your card is ready. Remember we do not mail cards. Be sure your National number and expiration date is on form. You will not get a newsletter in January if I do not receive you renewal form by 12/18/98. Don't miss the great events of 1999!


By now everyone should be over the 1998 GA rally. I hope everyone had a great time. I would like to THANK everyone who volunteered to work at the rally. If you signed in with Sonny please come by the shop to see Rene' for a special Certificate. Plans are underway for the 1999 GA Rally. Next year it will be in Augusta. More details in the future. PLAN AHEAD!!

Rene' Durham
1998 Coordinator
GA State Rally

Raffle ----- Raffle ---- Raffle

The Atlanta Chapter is having a raffle. We will raffle off a Harley-Davidson Bicycle. The drawing will be held at our Christmas dinner on December 21, 1998. The tickets are $5 each. Please come by the shop and pick up a pack or two so you can sell the tickets. Who knows maybe the chapter member that sells the most will get a surprise!!! A portion of the proceeds goes to MDA. Please help us sell the tickets.


If you are interested in the 2nd edition Harley-Davidson Barbie Doll, please contact Aaron, Kim or Denise in Motorclothes. They will give you the details.



12: Toy run to Christian City
Leave Harley-Davidson of Atlanta, 2:00 PM
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21: Atlanta Chapter H.O.G. Christmas Party
Donnie's Barbecue, 7 PM
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1: Tommy Tyner Memorial Ride
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