Is your clock starting to, sound louder
lately? Well, barreling toward us like a locomotive is the
adventure trek of 1998 COMING HOME. As we make our last minute
preparations for the journey to Milwaukee we keep going over the
mental list of what to bring and hope we don't something. As
one of the thousands that attended the 10th anniversary and the
90th birthday celebration, I may be able to provide some insight
on what to expect. In 1993 the weather was warm during the day
and only a little brisk at night. No thermal are needed but be
sure to take at least one long sleeve shirt for late night. Sun
screen is something to put near the top of your list. The sun
may not bear down on you like Florida, but you will get burned
if you are not careful. If you are riding, be sure to take a
rain suit just in case, a quart of oil, a set of fresh spark
plugs and the basic tools. Some us still carry a Georgia Credit
Card (siphon hose) for those times when the gas tank decides not
to take us that extra mile to the gas station. As for things
to do in Milwaukee, there are more vendors than you can imagine
selling everything under the sun at the fairgrounds. There are
races everyday, motorcycle drill teams and exhibitions. One of
favorite things were the service Seminars in one of the meting
halls. There you get valuable information on how to maintain
your Harley and what makes it tick. There are always a lot of
questions asked by the attendees that you have thought of that
get answered fight from the most knowable sources. My favorite
is the Poker Run though the Wisconsin. Last time on of the
stops was the Demo Ride, area where Harley his a wide variety of
models currently available that you get to demo. But, the "coup
de gras" is the parade on Saturday to the Birthday Party of all
Birthday Parties. There is such an outpouring of support and
Cheering that no matter how tough you are, you can't help but
get teary-eyed. The hospitality extended by the people of
Milwaukee is nothing short of wonderful! These are the nicest
and most helpful people and the you have to do is ask and they
will lend a helping hand with whatever you may need. So get
ready for the ride and will see you there.
MDA POKER RUN AND PLEDGE RIDE
Join us on a real blowout, the MDA Poker Run and Pledge Ride on
Saturday June 6 at H-D of Atlanta. The first bike goes out at
10 am and the last bike out at noon. The ride will end at the
shop with live music, prizes, food and much more. Klements
Sausage Co. of Milwaukee has volunteered to supply, cook and
serve a wide variety of their fine sausages with all the
trimmings. If you were at the May Chapter Meeting you know how
good their products are. So come help us on our annual fund-raiser for MDA.
The first order of name tags is in and if you don't have yours,
come by and see Rene' to pi it up. We are putting together a
second order and will close it out on July 31st. They are $4
each and chrome with black lettering. Contact: David Devlin, PO
Box 957683 Duluth, GA 30044 (770-564-0873)
SLOW, LOOK, LEAN AND ROLL
Director, Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Inc.
TO: All Harley-Davidson Dealers
All H.O.G. Chapter
RE: Last Minute Information about the 15th Annual H.O.G. Rally
FROM: Your Friends at H.O.G.
Date: May 22, 1998
We are looking forward to welcoming you home to Milwaukee in June! Following is some
information to help you better plan your trip.
Due to construction on Wisconsin roadways this Summer, we encourage you to take advantage
of updated information from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation regarding the status of
construction in the area. This information should help you avoid areas that may be congested
due to work underway. To. obtain the latest information you can either call the DOT Hotline, at
414-548-5684, or tap their "live congestion" map in the Milwaukee area on their web site:
http://www.dot.state.wi.us/dtd/hdist2/cams.html or their site featuring construction information
for all of Wisconsin at http://www.dot.state.wi.us/opa/roadstat.html. Also, please be advised that
you can obtai updated construction information by accessing the Harley-Davidson web site at
www.harley-davidson.com and connecting via hot link to Rand McNally's website which will
feature up to the minute construction information about the routes inbound.
Finally, don't forget to bring your current H.O.G. card and 15th Annual Rally ticket with you in
order to expedite your Rally registration process once you have arrived in Milwaukee. Early
registration will be open at the State Fair Park from 2-6 PM on Monday, June 8 and 1 0 AM-9
PM on Tuesday, June 9.
As a reminder, the HOG office, (1-800-CLUBHOG) will be closed from Monday' June 8-Friday
June. 12, so our staff can better serve you. at the Rally. Please share this information with your
fellow HOG members.
Again, we're looking forward to welcoming you home and wish you a safe ride to Milwaukee!
Annual H.O.G. Rally June 18-12, 1998 - Milwaukee WI USA
Atlanta H.O.G. Safety
"Here's Looking at You!"
by Mendel Stafford
Have you ever given much thought to the mirrors on you bike. Many things we tend to just take
for granite, hopefully our mirrors are not one of them. Mirrors serve many purposes. They look
pretty (custom type), they show us how we look (fix our helmet hair, fix our face), a place to
hang" our helmet, and last but surly not least, for our safety. Make sure your mirrors are
properly adjusted to see the maximum area behind you. There is no particular trick to a proper
adjustment because everyone sits his or her saddle differently and the setup of the bike based
upon individual preference. Remember to adjust your mirrors as necessary rather that adjusting
Always check you mirror when pulling out into traffic. A good glance over your shoulder first to
make sure traffic is clear then check your mirrors as you pull out into the lane of traffic.
When you are riding in a group your mirrors play another important role. We all know the 2-second rule about following
the bike in front of you. Many people ask, "How do you know when you have 2 seconds
between you and the other bike. Locate a fixed object on the road (white line) or an object on
the side of the road (mile marker, sign, etc.) as the bike in front of you passes that object count
to yourself, one thousand - two thousand. Your front tire should not pass the object you selected
before you finish counting. If you do, you do not have 2 seconds between you and the other
bike. Strangely enough,, if you have that 2 seconds you will be able to look in the mirror of the
bike in front of you and see the rider's face. If you cannot see their face they cannot see you.
You are too close.
Remember, if you are not safe
................. No One Is!!!
SUMMER CELEBRATION RIDE
June 27 & 28, 1998
The 2nd Annual Roadside Grille Ride In will beheld on June 27, 1998 in York, South Carolina.
Last year we had 38 bikes and 54 people participate. Linda and Mike Peavy have begun a
tradition and the Atlanta H.O.G. was a major factor in getting this great event started. This year
we will do the ride a little different. We will leave Saturday, June 27 and ride straight to the
Roadside Grille. This should take us about 3 1/2 hours. We should arrive at the Roadside Grille
about 4:OO PM. The afternoon festivities include live country music, a bike show, food and
spirits. The return trip home on Sunday will be a scenic ride through the back roads of western
South Carolina and eastern Georgia.
Call me to sign up for this GREAT ride!!
Mendel Stafford 770-729-0858
We have blocked 30 rooms for us at the:
962 Riverview Road
Rock Hill, South Carolina
You must call and confirm a room against this block. Call ASAP so we will not loose our block
Call Alison at 770-486-1346 or 800-894-8036
Room rate is $55.00 per night plus 11% tax ($61.05)
When to Meet:
Meet @ 10:30 AM, Saturday, June 27,1997
Leave @ 11:00 AM
Where to Meet:
Exit 44 on I-85 North, Holiday Inn parking lot.
- Take 1-85 North toward Greenville, about 15 miles from the
intersection of I-85 and I-285. At the top of the off ramp,
turn right. The Holiday Inn will be on your left, about 100 yards.
Route going up:
The route is subject to change base on new information, however as of this writing our current
route going up is:
- I-85 to Greenville / Spartanburg / Gaffney, SC to Hwy 5...
- Hwy 5 into York.
Route coming home:
The route is subject to change base on new information, however as of this writing our current
route coming back is:
- RockHill, Chester, Laurens, Greenwood, South Carolina
- Elberton, Athens, Monroe, Stone Mountain, Georgia
MDA POKER RUN AND COOKOUT
HARLEY-DAVIDSON OF ATLANTA
Don't Miss Out On This!
FIRST BIKE OUT 10:00 A.M.
LAST BIKE OUT 12:OO P.M.
LAST BIKE IN 2:00 P.M.
FOOD PRIZES AND ALL FOR A WORTHY CAUSE
PICK UP YOUR PACKET AT H-D OF ATLANTA
ANN TURNER WILL BE ON HAND TO DO
ANY REPAIR$ YOU MIGHT NEED
Leathers Repaired Road Rash Replaced
Leathers Enlarged Zippers Replaced
Clothing To Fit People Riders Helping Riders
Ann & Randy Turner
1860 First Street 1-B
Austell, GA 30001
ATLANTA CHAPTER HOG
TO BOSTWICK FOR BAR-B-QUE
COME JOIN US JULY 4th FOR THE
MEMORIAL RIDE TO BOSTWICK
FOR THE BEST BAR-B-QUE & STEW YOU'LL EVER EAT,
$6 ALL YOU CAN EAT
WE WILL MEET AT THE SQUARE IN MCDONOUGH, GA. AT 8:30AM AND LEAVE AT
9:OO AM. ALL BACK ROADS RIDING.
ANY QUESTIONS CONTACT: ALLAN FARMER, RIDE DIRECTOR 770-389-4129
Ladies of Harley
We have 2 rides designated as Ladies of Harley planned so far this year. One in July going to the
Macon Braves game and a lunch stop at the Whistle Stop Cafe in Juliet and a Labor Day
cookout and party at the Georgia Power Pavilion in Cartersville. More information will be
June is almost here. Have you thought about what to pack for the ride to Milwaukee? Let me
give you some suggestions.
- Your HOG Rally and Anniversary tickets!!!
- Small First Aid kit
- Minimum changes of clothes (You can wash clothes on the road in your motel or camp area.)
If you roll them up they pack tighter. - Boots / Safe footwear
- Denim Jacket or leather which ever you like.
- Rain Suit
- Maps - HOG Atlas with HD Shop numbers.
- Only basic necessities in toiletries. (You can purchase additional items and mail home before you leave Milwaukee)
- Cell Phone, if you have one.
- Camera (You might consider the throw away kind in case of being - misplaced or lost)
- HOG card
Several of us will be staying at the Abbey in Lake Geneva at Fontain, Wisconsin.
Hope to see ya there,
Ladies of Harley Officer
LADES OF HARLEY is sponsoring Christmas in July. Join us in helping the teens at Christian
City. We will be riding there on 7/25. The items listed are names of the kids and suggestions for
some items needed.
CHRISTEN CITY HOME FOR CHILDREN
COTTAGE/CHILD AGE AND OR SIZE ITEM WANTED
Lori L. Age: 13
9 Teen Girls; 2 teen boys
Items Wanted: 11 Beach towels
Misty T Age: 15
Michelle H Age: 16
Christy T. Age: 16
Dedra, M. Age: 16
Myra W. Age: 16
Amanda M. Age: 17
Jennifer S Age: 17
Sarah W. Age: 17
Ray R. Age: 14
Ryan R. Age: 17
4 Teens, & 6 Boys; 2 Girls
Items Wanted: 8 Sleeping bags
Jeff F. Age: 15
Nathan W. Age: 16
Scott R. Age: 14
Shiloh G. Age: 13
Jeffery L. Age: 11
Robert S. Age: 11
Patrick L. Age: 8
Tylor S. Age: 8
Tegan L. Age: 10
Tara Q. Age: 6
Max S. Age: 4
P>Rebecca A. Age: 18
3 Teen Girls; 5 Pre-teen Girls
Items Wanted: 11 Beach towels and/or beach bag
Kimberly F. Age: 14
Gypsy L. Age: 13
Amy L. Age: 12
Kathy T. Age: 12
Deanna 0. Age: 12
Danita L. Age: 9
Sierra L. Age: 6
5 Teenagers - 1 small boy
Item Wanted: 8 Beach towels
Brian A. Age: 16
Chris A. Age: 14
John 0. Age: 18
Justin R. Age: 15
Larry T. Age: 13
Melvin T. Age: 8
3 Teenage Boys
Items Wanted: 3 beach towels
Brandon E. Age: 13
Michael R. Age: 16
Francis 0. Age: 15
Jennifer S. size 12 girls: socks, summer outfits, sleeping bag
1 Pre-teen Girl (12)
Heather F. Size 7 girls: socks, summer outfits, sleeping bag
1 Pre-teen girl (9)
Alexandria S. Size 5 girls: Denim overall shorts, toys, lego, dress-up clothes
1 girl (4)
Laura S. Size 4 girls: Denim overall shorts, toys, dress-up clothes, Barbie clothes
1 girl (3)
Charlie L. Size 5 girl
1 girl (3)
GENERAL - particularly for camp:
Shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothbrush holders, toothpaste, combs, hair
brushes, plastic soap containers for reg. size bars, postcards, 30-45 sunscreen,
If you have any questions you may call Ginger Gardiner @ 770-957-2174
Chapter Event Volunteer Program
The volunteer program is underway. We are tracking the individuals who volunteer to help with
each of the events with the Atlanta Chapter. For every event you will receive points for working.
At the end of the year you will be recognized and a drawing will be held for special prizes. The
more you volunteer the more chances you have to win. Your volunteer time must be at least 1
hour per event. Please contact me to sign up for the following upcoming events that we need
- Chapter meeting cookouts
- Chapter Table for all Sales at H.D. of Atlanta
- Special Events, i.e. Anniversary Party and Labor Day Cookout and Party
If you have any questions about the volunteer program or any suggestions for new activities
please contact me.
Ride Safe and Have Fun,
MINUTE BY MINUTE
At our business meeting this month we discussed the upcoming ride to Gatlenburg in September
and the MDA pledge ride and Poker Run on June 6 at the shop. If you are going to Milwaukee
for the 15th HOG and the 95th Anniversary party please come to the MDA Poker Run on the
6th so you can sign the "Ride Roster". This will be put in the Harley-Davidson Archives after the
If you did not attend our May meeting you missed a great time. We grilled hot dogs, polish
sausages, Italian sausages and brats furnished by David Butler and Jack Wheeler. Thanks a lot!
The 50/50 ($57.50) was won by Jennifer Wilson and the Attendance jackpot ($60. 00 gift
certificate H-DA) was also won by JENNIFER WILSON. What luck!!!!!!
DEADLINE FOR PRE-REGISTRATION FOR THE GEORGIA STATE RALLY IS JULY
15,1998 (Jim Durham's Birthday) You can mail them off or bring them to me at the shop. This
year we have a special program for volunteers. For every 2 hours you work you will receive a
ticket for a special drawing on Saturday night for a $250.00 gift certificate to be used at
participating Harley-Davidson dealers in Georgia. So sign up now!!!!
HAVE A SAFE TRIP TO MILWAUKEE
RENE DURHAM, SECRETARY/TREASURER
Check out our Web Site the address is:
I would also like to take a second on be half of the officers of
the Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., all it's members and the employees
in wishing good luck to Jim Durham in his new job with the Cobb
County Board of Education. He will be missed around the shop.
Although I heard he may be around on Thursday night and
Good Luck Jimmy
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.
26-27: GATLINBURY RIDE, CHECK YOUR
HOGWASH OR PICK UP DETAILS AT HARLEY-DAVIDSON OF ATLANTA.
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