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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

August 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

August 1, 1998
5th Annual Macon Braves Ride

August 8, 1998
Atlanta Chapter New Members Meeting and Ride

August 11, 1998
Atlanta Chapter H.O.G. Chapter Business Meeting

August 15, 1998
State Rally Bag Stuff

August 20, 1998
Atlanta Chapter H.O.G. Chapter Meeting/Cookout

August 27, 1998
Atlanta Chapter Dinner Ride

August 28-30, 1998
6th Annual Georgia State H.O.G. Rally

How man times have you been riding with friends and when you stop at a gas/rest stop, some older guy walks over from his mini-van full of grand kids to admire your bikes? He often takes a trip down memory lane, telling of the time he and some of his riding buddies pulled into some small town at dusk looking for a place to satisfy the hunger of being on the road all day. Around the corner from the movie house, they found a small mom and pop diner called Sam's that served the best pan-fried steak and at a price that couldn't be beat. As they were eating, the owner/cook came over and noticing the Harleys parked outside, revealed his boyhood dream of riding out on the freedom of the open road and how he traded that dream for the down payment on the diner. With the grand kids in mini-van, arguing in the background, the grandfather tells of the waitress in that dinner that had a wanderlust in her eyes and a yearning for a life outside of the small town and how she left with him that night to fulfill a dream of her own. His face glows as he recalls, the memories of their travels and adventures. How they got married in Phoenix on their way to Tucson for the dirt track race his brother was in and how they carved out a life together through thick and thin over the past 30 years. Today, he tells you, she still likes the adventure of the open road but instead of the two wheels of a big-twin she prefers the four wheels of a mini-van to take on their travels. As the strangers bids farewell, you feel renewed with the spirit of riding and the eagerness to discover new memories of your own just around the next set of curves.

This is what motorcycling is all about to me. New experiences, making new friends and the common thread that binds us together: MOTORCYCLES!

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

5th Annual Ride to the Macon Braves Game

Central City Park - Luther Williams Field
Sponsored by the
Ladies of Harley
Saturday and Sunday
August 1st and 2nd

Meet 10 AM
BP Station at Highway 155
Exit 69, I-75 South
McDonough, GA
Leave 10:30 am
We will stop for lunch at the Whistle Stop Cafe in Julliette, GA
There will also be a side trip to Georgia Music Hall of Fame
Game time is 7 PM...Admission is $5.50
See flyers at shop for more information

Gatlinburg Mountains Ride

Saturday & Sunday
September 26-27, 1998
We will Meet on the Lunching Pad at the
Varsity at 8:30 AM and leave at 9:00 AM
Lodging is at the Edgepark Motel, Gatlinburg

Room rate is $59/night and we have 30 rooms blocked for
Atlanta Chapter member Only!
Call 423-436-4164
Don't hesitate to make plans to join us!
Question? Call Paul 404-768-8608




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