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!
SLOW, LOOK, LEAN AND ROLL
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
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!
Don't hesitate to make plans to join us!
Question? Call Paul 404-768-8608
26-27: GATLINBURG RIDE, CHECK ABOVE
OR PICK UP DETAILS AT HARLEY-DAVIDSON OF ATLANTA
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