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Atlanta Chapter
Harley Owners Group, Inc.

Sponsored By:
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta, Inc.
501 Thornton Road
Lithia Springs, Georgia 30057
770-944-1340

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

April 1998 Issue

Director: Paul Gardner 404-768-8608
Asst. Director: Jim Durham 770-944-1340
Sec/Treasurer: Renee 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

April 7, 1998
Atlanta Chapter H.O.G. Chapter Business Meeting

April 12, 1998
Happy Easter

April 16, 1998
Atlanta Chapter H.O.G. Chapter Meeting

April 17-19, 1998
Savannah Ride April 25, 1998
Ride for Humanity

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:

DAVID DEVLIN
P.O. BOX 957683
DULUTH, GA 30044
(770) 564-0873

DIRECTOR'S CHALLENGE!

At the next chapter meeting, introduce yourself to everyone you can, whether you know them or not. It may be to your benefit!

SLOW, LOOK, LEAN AND ROLL
Paul Gardner,
Director, Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Inc.

Atlanta H.O.G. Safety

"Gear Up"
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 kit.

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 between bikes.
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 first
The next group member moves out ONLY after the motorcycle head of them has moved far enough to avoid sudden sideways movements.

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,
Dan

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 policies.

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 Needed!!

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 fun.
Looking to see you at our next event.

Ladies of Harley,
Ginger

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

APRIL

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.

MAY

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.

JUNE

10, 11, 12,13: COMING HOME, MILWAUKEE! 15TH ANNIVERSARY H.O.G. AND 95TH BIRTHDAY OF HARLEY-DAVIDSON.

JULY

4: 2ND ANNUAL DALE MOOREFIELD MEMORIAL RIDE TO BOSTWICK FOR BARBECUE

AUGUST

28,29,30: GA. STATE HOG RALLY IN JEKYLL ISLAND. PICK UP A BROCHURE AT THE SHOP.

ATLANTA CHAPTER H.O.G.
SCENIC RIDE
TO
SAVANNAH
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. 00/NIGHT

$5
Could win a
Harley-Davidson
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 Power 1-800-362-1604

THE GEORGIA OUTSIDERS RODS AND CUSTOMS
PRESENT
THE EIGHTH ANNUAL
CRUISIN' CAR SHOW
SATURDAY MAY 9, 1998
THE ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY
HAMPTON, GEORGIA
NEW ATTRACTION THIS YEAR:
CUSTOM BIKE SHOW
POKER RUN
SPONSORED BY
HARLEY OWNERS GROUP
ATLANTA CHAPTER
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
FEATURING
THE BEST 114 SOUTHERN ROCK
BY
HOURGLASS
DON'T MISS IT
HOT RODS/HARLEYS/TRUCKS
CUSTOM-TRICK-RESTORED
INFO: CALL BRUCE WILSON 770-954-1237

HARLEY-DAVIDSON OF ATLANTA
CRUISE NIGHT
SATURDAY
MAY 30, 1998
BEGINNING AT 5:30 PM
WE WILL HAVE BIKES AND CARS MUSIC AND FUN
HARLEY-DAVIDSON OF ATLANTA
501 THORNTON ROAD
LITHIA SPRINGS, GA 30122
770-944-1340

THIRD ANNUAL
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
TOURING
CRUISERS
CUSTOMS
VINTAGE
BEST OVERALL
FIELD EVENTS - RESTAURANTS - HOTELS
CAMPING WITH BATH AND REST ROOM FACILITIES
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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