LETS GO TO SAVANNAH!
Are you ready for our Savannah Ride?
Allan Farmer, or Ride Director, has laid out a beautiful route on all back
roads going to Savannah. He has made plans for us to have a buffet (or
menu item) lunch about half way down. For all of you that haven't heard,
it is Friday, Saturday and Sunday April 17, 18 and 19. The largest group
will leave the shop (H-D of Atlanta) at 9:00 AM SHARP! We will travel 1-20
East to 1-75 South to Exit 69. We will exit and turn left onto Hwy. 155.
The second group will then merge in with us out of the BP Station at the
exit. I have been in touch with the Savannah H.O.G. Chapter and they are
looking forward to us coming down. After we roll into Savannah and get
to the motels, everyone is pretty much on their own for dinner. If you
don't have a place to eat picked out, then hook up with Allan Farmer and
myself and we'll go eat some great BROILED seafood. Saturday morning after
breakfast, we'll meet at Savannah H-D just under the bridge from the motel
and join up with the Savannah Chapter. They have promised to take us on
some scenic rides to the beach, the historical area and out through the
countryside. Now, Saturday night we will. have an Atlanta HOG Chapter dinner
at Snapper's Seafood Restaurant where we have a complete wing of the dining
room reserved for just us! Allan and I have sampled the fixings there and
can assure you they are superb. They have seafood, steaks, chicken, ribs
and more! Just something for everyone's taste buds! Sunday, we will head
back to Atlanta and should arrive by the time the college students have
vacated the city. This is going to be a fun ride. Why don't you plan to
join us. Call the number in the Savannah Ride Flyer for reservations.
"EDDIE KISSES PIG"
Would you like to see that headline
in the paper? Then join us on the American Diabetes Association Ride To
Live '98. Eddie is one of 9 candidates competing for the "honor" of kissing
a live pig! Votes are $ 1.00 each and whichever candidate gets the most
votes wins! Pick up your brochure at Harley-Davidson of Atlanta and cast
your votes for Eddie!
GET YOUR NAME TAGS HERE!
We are collecting orders and money
for chrome engraved name tags. The cost is only $4.00 each and will really
help all of us to get to know each other better. Send your name (or nickname
if you prefer) and $4.00 to:
P.O. BOX 957683
DULUTH, GA 30044
At the next chapter meeting, introduce
yourself to everyone you can, whether you know them or not. It may be to
SLOW, LOOK, LEAN AND ROLL
Director, Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Inc.
Atlanta H.O.G. Safety
by Mendel Stafford
Hope everyone had a safe and good time
in Daytona. I made it down for Wednesday night only. I met up with Gene
McLeod and Fred Levine. We had dinner at the Deck and cruised main street
for about 4 hours..
As we gear up for the spring and summer
riding, this is a good time to remind everyone of some good habits to get
into. I have included Safe Riding in Groups and Group Hand Signals. This
rules for riding in a group will help keep everyone safe and help ensure
the group ride is a pleasant and smooth ride. The hand signals are a must
for group riding. Our Savannah ride in April is an excellent chance for
you using these good habits.
Also I would like to remind you that
at this time of year, pay close attention to your tire pressure, wheel
bearings, engine oil and possible moisture in the full tank. If your bike
has been setting for a couple of months, you want to change the oil and
add some moisture dissipater to the gas." Change the oil even if you just
changed it before the engine sat for a couple of months. Moisture can accumulate
in the oil during. extended idle periods, especially during the winter
months. The same is true with gas in the gas tank. Moisture can accumulate
in the gas tank during idle periods. Moisture dissipater can be purchased
from most any auto supply house. Don't forget that battery. Nothing worst
than having everything is good working order and the dam thing will not
crank because of neglect of good battery maintenance.
The Georgia Public Safety Office has
published the 1998 schedule for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation riding
courses. The MRC:RS is the basic 15 hour course. This course is for the
beginner and a great refresher course for experienced riders. The ERC course
is for the experienced riders. You must have had the MRC:RC before you
take the ERC. Call 800-245-4410 to request a 1998 schedule and registration
Remember, if you are not safe
................. No One Is!!!
Safe Riding in Groups
Harley Owners Group Atlanta Chapter
A good group member assumes responsibilities
for Safety of all group members.
These responsibilities are:
• Work with the group for safety and
protection of group.
• Maintain a steady speed and space
• Stay alert.
• Maintain a minimum but safe distance.
• Use the buddy system of riding and
stay with your buddy.
• Never ride in someone's blind spot.
• Obey all traffic laws.
• Be polite to other vehicles.
A good group member will arrive at
the designated time and place prepared with:
• Helmet on
• Full tank of gas
• Necessary forms signed
• Motorcycle in proper running condition
• Know the Group Hand Signals
Unless otherwise instructed, the group
ride will abide by the following rules:
• Ride in a STAGGERED FORMATION within
a given traffic lane
• The ride leader will take the first
position next to the center line of the right lane
• The second rider will take the position
opposite to the lead rider and one second behind
• The same formation will be followed
by the remainder of the group. When turning, each group member should stay
in their respective lane positions
• Stay in formation unless you have
information to pass on to the group leader or have an emergency
• When passing a vehicle, each group
member will pass in order.
• The group leader will accelerate
far enough ahead to allow room for the next group member to pull in.
• When stopping, it is OK for group
members to pull up two abreast
• The group leader always moves out
• The next group member moves out
ONLY after the motorcycle head of them has moved far enough to avoid sudden
ACTIVITY OFFICER 1998
Hi I am Dan Gardiner, I have been asked
to serve as Activity Officer for the Atlanta Chapter for 1998. We are fast
approaching the riding season and hope to have several activities in the
up coming year.
If you have recommendations or suggestions
for any type of activities please contact me at my home number (770-957-2174)
and leave a message and I will get back with you. The Chapter Officers
must approve all activities.
During the course of the year we will
need volunteers for all type of chapter events. For example:
Chapter table, Cookouts, Anniversary
Party, Different Ride needs, Poker Runs, Charities Etc.
I am going to track volunteers In
the events throughout the up coming season. At the end of the year we will
recognize those most active In the chapter.
I am looking forward to working and
riding with all of you this year. If I can assist you on any chapter matter
please give me a call.
Ride Safe and Have Fun,
LADIES OF HARLEY
Did you go to Bike Week? We did and
had a great time. It was very cool but sunny. Rene, Jim, Dan and I attended
Primary Officers Training during Bike Week. The course was very informative.
We all learned a lot about National Harley Owners Group guidelines and
Be sure to plan on joining us on the
April 17-19 ride to Savannah, Ga. It will be a lot of fun. Welcome Committee
We are looking for volunteers to serve
on a committee with me (both men and women) to welcome new members, at
the meetings, events and by phone. We will greet new members, act as or
gain a mentor for new members, call and invite them to new member rides,
and send out new member packages, etc. We hope to help and prepare them
for participation in chapter events and answer any questions they may have.
As a new rider we often don't feel
confident about riding in groups, packing for a trip, and what to expect
at the events.
I personally remember how this felt
and hopefully we can help our new brothers and sisters in riding and having
Looking to see you at our next event.
Ladies of Harley,
MINUTE BY MINUTE
The monthly business meeting was held
at Hartsfield's Bar and Grille on Virginia Ave. near the airport at 6:30.
Those present were Paul Gardner, Dan and Ginger Gardiner, Allan Farmer,
Jim and Rene Durham, and Jimmy Stephens. We discussed Bike Week, Coming
Home in June, name tags, the Savannah Ride, the Ride To Live "98 and the
Cave Springs Bike Show. Jimmy Stephens has been in touch with his friend
Tommy Nobis of the Atlanta Falcons organization. More about the Falcons
Ride when details are finalized. We discussed numerous ideas for Saturday
lunch and dinner rides and Allan suggested some more night-time pokers
runs. Everyone had a good meal and wrapped things up about 8:15.
RENE DURHAM, SECRETARY TREASURER
7: ATLANTA HOG CHAPTER BUSINESS MEETING.
SHONEY'S AT 1-20 AND THORNTON RD. 6:30PM
16: ATLANTA HOG CHAPTER MEETING. H-D
OF ATLANTA 7:30PM
17,18,19: SAVANNAH RIDE (SEE DETAILS
IN THIS NEWSLETTER)
25: 1998 RIDE FOR HUMANITY AT THE
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF WOODSTOCK.
2, 3: AMERICAN DIABETES ASSN.. RIDE
TO LIVE '98. VOTE FOR EDDIE TO KISS THE PIG!
2, 3: CEDAR CREEK MOTORCYCLE RALLY,
CAVE SPRING, GA.
9: CRUISIN' CAR SHOW AND POKER RUN
TO ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY.
23: SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH BIKE SHOW.
30: CRUISE NIGHT AT H-D OF ATLANTA.
CUSTOM CARS AND BIKES GALORE. BEGINS AT 5:30 PM.
10, 11, 12,13: COMING HOME, MILWAUKEE!
15TH ANNIVERSARY H.O.G. AND 95TH BIRTHDAY OF HARLEY-DAVIDSON.
4: 2ND ANNUAL DALE MOOREFIELD MEMORIAL
RIDE TO BOSTWICK FOR BARBECUE
28,29,30: GA. STATE HOG RALLY IN JEKYLL
ISLAND. PICK UP A BROCHURE AT THE SHOP.
ATLANTA CHAPTER H.O.G.
April 17, 18, AND 19
MEET AT H-D Of ATLANTA AT 8:30
AM ON FRIDAY APRIL .17, LEAVE AT 9:00.
ALL BACK ROADS RIDING THROUGH
SCENIC TOWNS OF MILLEDGEVILLE, SANDERSVILLE, HISTORIC LOUISVILLE, MILLEN,
AND STATESBORO. MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW AND PLAN ON BEING WITH US ON
WHAT PROMISES TO BE A BIG EVENT.
LODGING INFORMATION: WE WILL BE
STAYING AT THE LAQUINTA INN AT I-95 & HWY. 204. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE
FOR MAKING YOUR RESERVATIONS CALL 1-800-642-4239 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THE
RATES ARE: SINGLE: $65. 00/NIGH, DOUBLE- $71.00/NIGHT, 4 IN A ROOM $83.
Could win a
Heritage Softail Classic
To benefit Electric Kids, Inc.
and the Collin Banks Fund
$5 a ticket or 3 tickets for $10
Drawing: May 3, 1998
Agri Center, Perry, Georgia
Must be I8 years old to win, but
you do not have to be present to win. All taxes are the responsibility
of the winner.
Sponsored by: Citizens of Georgia
THE GEORGIA OUTSIDERS RODS
THE EIGHTH ANNUAL
CRUISIN' CAR SHOW
SATURDAY MAY 9, 1998
THE ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY
NEW ATTRACTION THIS YEAR:
CUSTOM BIKE SHOW
HARLEY OWNERS GROUP
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SATURDAY
MAY 9TH AT 9:00 AM SHOW AND SHINE TILL 5:00 PM. COMPETE FOR THE TOP 10
BIKES IN GEORGIA. PLUS OTHER AWARDS. DOOR PRIZES, AND GAMES. REGISTRATION
FEE IS $5.00 PER HAND AND ALL PRECEDES WILL BENEFIT THE SPEEDWAY CHILDREN'S
CHARITIES. AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED AT 5 PM. FOLLOWED BY MORE LIVE MUSIC
THE BEST 114 SOUTHERN ROCK
DON'T MISS IT
INFO: CALL BRUCE WILSON 770-954-1237
HARLEY-DAVIDSON OF ATLANTA
MAY 30, 1998
BEGINNING AT 5:30 PM
WE WILL HAVE BIKES AND CARS MUSIC
HARLEY-DAVIDSON OF ATLANTA
501 THORNTON ROAD
LITHIA SPRINGS, GA 30122
CEDAR CREEK MOTORCYCLE RALLY
CAVE SPRING, GEORGIA
MAY 2 & 3, 1998
PROCEEDS GO TO THE GEORGIA BURN
REGISTRATION FEE: $ 10.00
REGISTRATION 11:00 AM TO 2:00
PM MAY 2,1998
MOTORCYCLE SHOWS (5) CLASSES
FIELD EVENTS - RESTAURANTS - HOTELS
CAMPING WITH BATH AND REST ROOM
COME AND SEE THE SIGHTS OF THIS
PICTURESQUE LITTLE CITY LOCATED IN THE ROLLING HILLS OF NORTHWEST GEORGIA
AND SHARE THE FELLOWSHIP OF OTHER MOTORCYCLE ENTHUSIASTS AS WELL AS THE
WARMTH OF THE PEOPLE WHO RESIDE IN THIS AREA. CAVE SPRING, GEORGIA IS LOCATED
14 MILES SOUTH OF ROME, GEORGIA AND HAS US # 411 RUNNING THROUGH THE DOWNTOWN
AREA. US # 411 ALSO INTERSECTS WITH US # 27 AND INTERSTATE I-75
NEED MORE INFORMATION? CALL 1-800-866-
7051 CINDY GOOD
RAIN DATE MAY 30,1998
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