Make your own free website on
H.O.G. Logo

Atlanta Chapter
Harley Owners Group, Inc.

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

Visit H-D Atlanta

Official Newsletter
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Inc.
Chapter Number 0788
March 1999 Issue

bar gif

Director: Jim Durham 770-434-9221
Assistant Director: Allan Farmer 770-389-4129
Secretary/Treasurer: Rene' Durham 770-944-1340
Ride Director: Dan Gardiner 770-957-2174
Safety Officer: Jimmy Stephens 404-363-0608
Ladies of Harley Officer: Ginger Gardiner 770-957-2174
Photographer: Hank Somma 770-966-7924
Advertising: Dean Mull 770-486-8232
Web Master: B.K. Ellis 770-471-0306
Ride Captains:
Dean Mull 770-486-8232
Tom Singerfoos 770-971-4467
Eb Struss 706-235-1047
Mike Volk 770-949-9691

bar gif


March 11, 1999
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Chapter Business Meeting
Meet: 7:00 PM
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
(Open Event}

March 14, 1999
Lunch Ride

Meet: 11:00 AM
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
Leave:11:30 AM

March 18, 1999
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Chapter Meeting

Meet: 7:30 PM
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
(Open Event)

March 27, 1999
Andersonville Ride

Meet: 9:00 AM
BP Station, Forest Parkway and GA Highway 85
Leave: 9:30 AM

bar gif


A lot of our members are on the way to Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida. If you receive this newsletter before you leave keep in mind a good meeting place for lunch or dinner. It's called JC's Oyster Deck under the Port Orange Bridge. It's always busy, so around 2 in the afternoon might be a good time to meet up with Chapter members. Rene' and I go there several times during Bike Week. Tables are outside by the Intercostal Waterway. Hope to see you there.

I would like to let you know about some changes around Harley-Davidson Atlanta. Maybe you have noticed them. The new Store Manager is Gary Bell. If you have any questions about anything he's the man to see. If Gary is not available, see Steve Norton the Assistant Manager. For service, see Mike Redd the new Service Manager.


Jim Durham
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

bar gif


Annual Spring Ride TO Charleston, S.C.

This year we are going to Charleston, SC on April 16th and returning on April 18th. This should be a great ride with a lot of sightseeing to do and hopefully with some of the hospitality of Charleston's H.O.G Chapter. The ride will be led by the Chapter Sponsors, Eddie and Chris Houghton (Harley-Davidson of Atlanta). Hopefully, Wayne Allen will join us as well. We will meet at Harley-Davidson of Atlanta at 8:30 a.m. on Friday with a full tank of gas. Eddie and Chris will break the ride into two groups. This first group will leave at 9 a.m. sharp. The motel reservations can be made through Allison Mull at 770-486-8232. We will be in two motels close together overlooking the river. Don't delay in making your hotel reservations. Each motel will only hold the block of rooms for a limited time.

Don't Wait- call Allison at: (770) 486-8232!

Ride Safe and Have Fun
Dan Gardiner
Road Director,
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

bar gif


Let's not forget the Georgia State Rally coming up in September. Mark your calendar for September 9-12. The rally this year will be held at The Exchange Club Fair Grounds in Augusta, Georgia. When you get your registration forms make sure you mark Atlanta Chapter on the form as your chapter. You will only be able to use one this year. Please, if you belong to more than one chapter, the other officers and I would like for Atlanta Chapter to be your choice. Signing up for a chapter is not all you need to do to win the Chapter Challenge. Each name counts as two (2) points; winning bike shows and field events makes for other points. It's not the quantity of members it's the participation and winning that counts. We have won the Chapter Challenge for several years now so let's keep up the good work. Also you will notice that the entry fee has gone up $5.00. Pre-registration is now $30.00. This increase is due to a T-shirt price increase and a B-B-Q dinner for Saturday. I hope everyone understands the price increases and when you go to Augusta everyone will have a great time.

JULY 15-17, 1999

We have 50 rooms blocked at the Comfort Inn on 412 Mauldin Road. When you call (864) 277-6730 tell them you're with Atlanta Chapter.

Rene' Durham
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

bar gif

Ladies of Harley


New Hot-line Number!  770-908-3435

Beginning Monday February 23rd, thanks to the suggestion of our members, we now have a Hot-line for everyone to call for status of our rides and events. The number is 770-908-3435. I will update the message periodically. I will update each time we have an activity or ride planned to remind you of the upcoming events and/or changes that may occur. You can call the number day or night for information. This is a new project to see if it will benefit our members.

We have several overnight rides planned so get ready to ride.

To prepare for those rides you might want to think about some packing tips.

• If you roll up your clothes they actually take up less space and are not as wrinkled.
• Use travel size toiletries.
• Pack light. You never need as many clothes as you think you will.

Please call in and check out the new HOTLINE and also look at our WEB site. We want to know what you think!

Ride Safe and Have Fun
Ginger Gardiner
Ladies of Harley Safety Officer,
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

bar gif


Like a lot of us, my commute to work every morning is long and frustrating. Traveling sometimes over an hour from south-side to Sandy Springs. When I'm feeling particularly brave, I ride my bike, always parking in front of our business so I can keep an eye on it. When folks come in they always inquire who owns the bike out front. When they find out it's mine, the conversation turns to how dangerous riding in metro Atlanta has become and how crazy I am for riding on I-75 in rush hour traffic.

This is how I respond. When I'm on the road, FEAR and RESPECT for riding, always keeps me on my toes. I can't tell you how many times some "nut" (for lack of a better word), will cut me off or try to run over me. That's why I use the word, fear. It's something we can all use to our advantage to keep sharp and alert on any road, city or county. So stay alert, watch your mirrors for the "nuts" and yes, FEAR THEM, because they do not RESPECT you!

Ride Loud, Ride Proud, See YA!
Jimmy H. Stephens
Safety Officer,
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

bar gif

Jack Cobb,
H.O.G. Regional Manager

Corning soon to the Atlanta Chapter, Jack Cobb, our Regional Manager, will be at our March meeting. If you have any questions for him, please send them to me at the shop. I will forward them to Jack, so he will be prepared for the meeting. Also, at that meeting we will have dinner, so please bring a covered dish.

bar gif

Viet Nam Vets

Any Viet Nam Vets, Viet Nam Era Vets, or supporters of POW-MIA issues, who would like to join in Rolling Thunder, "Run For The Wall," are invited to join a ride to Washington, D.C. Memorial Day.

For more information contact:
Dan Kerlin
E-mail: Joker2Ride@AOL
Voice Mail: 1-800-322-4322, Box 5176
On the WEB:

bar gif

Lunch Ride To LaPrade's

Quaint town squares, pristine mountain rivers, and scenic lakes. These are just a few of the beautiful things you will see if you are able to join us for the April 11th lunch ride to LaPrade's, located on the shore of Lake Burton in beautiful North Georgia. LaPrade's is an old fishing camp and features home style cooking' served family style. It also has cabins for those who might want to consider a short vacation stay in the area at a later time.

Our ride will take us through Dahlonega to Clarkesville and then north along GA Hwy 197, a curving road that runs along side the Sosque River. Our return trip will take us north and west towards Hiawassee then south into Helen and back to Dahlonega. Join us for a great day's ride, Harley camaraderie and a good meal!

Meeting Place: Parking lot of JC Penney at Perimeter Mail. Meeting Time: 10:00 a.m. Safety Briefing: 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. Departure Time: 10:40 a.m. Return Time: 5:00 p.m. (approximately)

Ride Leader,
Tom Sigerfoos

bar gif

Andersonville Ride

This is a great ride. We will meet at the BP station at Forest Parkway and State Road 85 at 9:00 a.m. We will depart at 9:30 a.m. SHARP! As far as the lunch stop goes, there's not much on the way to Andersonville. It's not that far out of the way and there's an "all you can eat" restaurant that has good ole country cookin' and I mean good! It's in an old converted farm house in Warm Springs. This is not written in stone though. I will have more info on the food portion of the ride during our next chapter meeting and copies of our route.

If you have never been to Andersonville, it's really something to see. Besides the prison site and the cemetery that holds more than 18,000 interments, there is a brand new P.O.W. museum honoring all P.O.W.'s from the Civil War to Vietnam.

The park is ten miles northwest of Americus on GA 49. It's an all day ride, so be prepared. We can gas up and take care of the little necessities of life and then hit the road.

Hope to see you there; let's have a safe and enjoyable ride.

Jimmy Stephens,
Ride Leader

bar gif

1999 Tentative Events Schedule
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

March 1999

01-07 Daytona Bike Week
11 Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Business Meeting
18 Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Chapter Meeting
27 Andersonville Ride

April 1999

04 Easter Sunday
08 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
11 Laprades Lunch Ride
15 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
16-18 Charleston, SC Ride
24 East Side Dinner Ride

May 1999

01-02 Cedar Creek Motorcycle Rally
8 Crusin Car Show and Poker Run
11 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
12-15 Myrtle Beach, SC Rally
14-15 Alabama State Rally, Dothan
20 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
29-31 Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge Ride

June 1999

04-05 Super Bike Race, Road Atlanta
10 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
12-13 L.O.H., Macon Braves Ride
17 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
19 Lunch Ride, Menton
27 Lunch Ride, Helen

July 1999

04 Dale Moorefield, Memorial Ride, Bostwick
06 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
08 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting (Note Day Change)
15-17 National H.O.G. Rally, Greenville, SC
24 Lunch Ride, Poole
31 Cruise Night, H-D Atlanta

August 1999

08 Cheaha State Park, AL
12 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
14 Ride to North Georgia
19 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
27-29 Rafting Ride

September 1999

9 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
9-11 Georgia State Rally, Augusta
16 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
19 Atlanta Chapter's 15th Anniversary Party

bar gif


February, 1999 HOGWASH

January, 1999 HOGWASH

December, 1998 HOGWASH

November, 1998 HOGWASH

October, 1998 HOGWASH

September, 1998 HOGWASH

August, 1998 HOGWASH

July, 1998 HOGWASH

June, 1998 HOGWASH

May, 1998 HOGWASH

April, 1998 HOGWASH

March, 1998 HOGWASH

February, 1998 HOGWASH

January, 1998 HOGWASH

December, 1997 HOGWASH

November, 1997 HOGWASH

October, 1997 HOGWASH

September, 1997 HOGWASH

August, 1997 HOGWASH

July, 1997 HOGWASH

June, 1997 HOGWASH

bar gif

Information... Rene'
Content... ME

bar gif

Atlanta Chapter Member's E-Mail Addresses

Becton, Allan
Brown, Don and Jane
Cadou, Dick
Cloninger, Chuck and Linda
Durham. Jim and Rene'
Ellis, B.K
Gardiner, Dan
Gillett, Pamelia
Johnson,Steve and Sharon
Jones, Don
Love, Bron
Matthews, Billy and Susan
McClure, Glenn
Peel, Robert
Volk, Michael and Karen
Wheeler, William R.

bar gif

Please sign our Guest book!

bar gif

Updated 3/12/99

Nedstat Counter