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PAGE 4 GAIL’S HARLEY-DAVIDSON June/July 2011
A.H. KC Chapter Phone Numbers
Gail’s Harley-Davidson Roger Fleener, Director
5900 E. 150 Highway, Grandview MO 64030
Gary Lowery, Assistant Director
Phone: 816-966-2222 / 800-776-1212 816-719-2627
www.feelthepower.com Bob Rippy, Dealer Rep.
Email: email@example.com Amy Borkowski, Head Road Capt.
Natalie Challacombe, Editor AmuhlBauer@hotmail.com
Swine Line: 816-966-6530
New members Check the Swine Line (816.966-6530) or Events
Calendar on the website often
“The motorcycle that sets us apart has a club that brings us together!”
AMERICAN HEARTLAND HOG WELCOMES YOU! for additions or re-schedules.
Michelle and Christian
Dengel 2011 Fatboy low
Robby Cundiff Missy Arzola & Alan Opel Let me tell you about my dealership! Well, it really
2011 Superglide custom The Official H.O.G. isn’t my dealership but every time I visit Gail’s Harley
Billy and Mary Roberts Photographers!
2010 Ultra Limited
Davidson, it feels very comfortable and familiar.
The Dealership is nestled in between Hwy 150 and
Chuck Duffy 2010 Streetglide Trike 71 Hwy east. The first thing you will see is a large Ameri-
Chad Duffy 2009 Dyna glide Show your Chapter Pride! can Flag proudly waving over the dealership, proclaiming
We are now taking orders for Chapter our independence, national pride, and freedom of choice.
The parking lot on Saturdays is filled with motorcycles,
shirts and Chapter name tags. Stop by the
cars, and motorcycle enthusiasts. The mornings start with
H.O.G. office for more information. the smell of fresh baked cookies, coffee, and friendly
smiles and greetings. Gail’s laughter fills the air as she
greets all her customers with confidence and sincere con-
cern for each and every one.
The lobby is a busy gathering place where friends
in the sport talk about their adventures, upcoming plans
Gail’s Harley-Davidson and motorcycles. It is furnished with plush chairs, a couch,
5900 E. 150 Highway and tables for that home type atmosphere. Televisions are
Grandview, MO 64030 broadcasting sports events of the day and there’s a pool
table for friendly competition. Computers are available to
view the most recent information from Harley Davidson
and to review the day’s weather and upcoming weather
events. There is a viewing room where you can watch the
(Pork Chop goes to the Northeast) talented and experienced mechanics work their magic.
The expert and knowledgeable sales representatives are eager to help you in anyway without the sales
pressure so often encountered in the sales area. The dealership is stocked with new and quality used motorcy-
cles. The apparel section displays the latest fashions and trained personnel to help you with every need.
A complimentary lunch is served on Saturdays as you listen to live music during the summer months.
Here is where people of every age including children and grandchildren gather to meet new friends, renewing
502 WALLER PLACE
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO 64024-1453 old acquaintances and talk about their most recent adventure.
Wow, what a day at the dealership! Hope to see you there!
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Feel the power! I love it when I tell people I ride a motorcycle
and not just any kind but a Harley!!! I just love the Calendar of events Long rides
I'm not an executive of any big company. I reaction "You don't look like a biker chick!" I just Make your reservations NOW. You always
don't hold down 2 or 3 jobs to make ends meet. I'm smile and answer "Well I am!" Sat. 7/30 Hot Sticky Bun
have the option to cancel later on. Contact the per-
not a super model and I don't really have an unusually I have upgraded my bike 3 times in the last "MOISTURE-WICKING sons below for more info
interesting lifestyle. I'm just a 53 year old plain Jane year to fit my needs and style of riding. I have put Sun. 7/31 RIDE" Aug 5-7 firstname.lastname@example.org
who has discovered the thrill of riding. close to 10,000 miles total on those 3 bikes in that Aug 17-24 email@example.com
Sun. 8/7 Wet Spot Ride
It all started with my husband’s brother and year and hope to put many more on my new one. I Oct 15-24 firstname.lastname@example.org
sister-in-law, wanting us to buy a bike so we could go have enjoyed riding with my husband, family and Fri. 8/5 - Sun. OK & AR Scenic Highway
riding with them. We kept talking it over, I kept many new friends. Ride The Great Smoky
thinking it's so out there for us to own a bike. One Thanks to all of you who encouraged me and Tues. 8/9 CHAPTER MEETING
day I just called my husband up and said "Hey we took me under your wings and were there to support
Mountains National Park
only have us to be responsible for, so let’s go for it!" me. Thurs. 8/11 CHAPTER DINNER RIDE
Sept 17-25, 2011
We were at Gail's the next weekend looking at I know that there are hundreds of women out Sat. 8/13 - Sat. CHAPTER BREAKFAST The Great Smoky Mountains and family
bikes. Guess what… we bought one. Let the adven- there just like me, no matter what they do in life have 8/13 RIDE friendly Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are just around
ture begin! We got involved with the chapter, took one thing in common, we all have the desire to "Feel the corner from Blue Ridge Parkway on the western
some road trips with them, and some with my the Power!!!" Sat. 8/13 Members Only Poker Ride
end of North Carolina. Many visitors to this region
brother-in-law and sister-in-law, and met a lot of new Vickie Holt (Activities Officer) Thurs. 8/18 Lowery Food Ride enjoy both the Great Smoky Mountains Parkway and
friends. Owner of a 2011 Street Glide Sat. 8/20 - Sun. the Blue Ridge Parkway – taking their time to explore
I, myself have only ridden for little over a 8/28 New Mexico & Arizona Tour the rich culture, natural beauty and fun-filled activi-
year now. I began my adventure as a passenger on the Fun at the AZ state rally ties the area offers.
back of my husband Steve’s new Ultra Classic. I was Sat. 8/20 Chapter Orientation The Great Smoky Mountains National Park,
very content to ride on the back; I could just sit back WOW! What a great trip to the Arizona State
Rally! Jim Brody and Bob Jones did an outstanding Sat. 8/20 OFFICIAL Ice Cream Ride located in the states of North Carolina and Tennessee,
and enjoy the ride. The view wasn't always the great- encompasses 800 square miles of which 95 percent
est, (the back of a helmet to be exact. In fact I took a job leading this ride. I thought the trip was very well Sat. 9/3 End of Time Ride
planned to include over night stops that coincided are forested. Visitor centers at Sugarland,
picture of myself in the back of the helmet.) My sis- Oconaluftee, and Cades Cove are open all year except
with some great points of interest. The route was Tues. 9/13 CHAPTER MEETING
ter-in-law Teresa, would ask me (a lot) if I was satis- Christmas Day. There are no entrance fees, due to
fied with just being a passenger? "Didn't I want to spaced out with acceptable mileage between fueling Thurs. 9/15 CHAPTER DINNER RIDE
and rest stops. deed restrictions imposed when the Park was estab-
ride my own?" She'd say "Look at me I'm 5 foot noth- CHAPTER BREAKFAST lished.
ing, I know you can do it!" I started going to some of I really enjoyed seeing the National Parks,
riding the canyons, military history sites, and visiting Sat. 9/17 RIDE Join us on this Discover America ride leaving
Gail's motivational talks that she gives at the dealer- Saturday September 17th and returning Sunday the
ship, my favorite one was "I am not a Back Rest!" I some of old west towns that are now popular tourist Sat. 9/17 Chapter Orientation
attractions. 25th. Email email@example.com if you are in-
also her speak a lot about Feel the Power, and really terested in this ride.
didn't understand quite what she meant by it. The The last day was a long one (773-miles) but Sat. 9/17 OFFICIAL Ice Cream Ride
more I rode as a passenger the more I began to under- that was my choice to take a longer route to get some Sun. 10/16-
stand that Feel the Power was not about the motor or additional IBEN points on the way home. Mon. 10/24 Florada State Rally Corn Palace
the sound or really anything to do with the bike. It Chuck Madden
was about feeling the power of creating your own
destiny, and being in control of it, and as a passenger Remember,
I was never going to create my own journey or des- as you travel on your
tiny it would always be someone else's that I would bike through Kansas
experience. get your passport
So.....with the encouragement from my husband (who stamped at all the
thinks now he has created a monster), and my sister- dealerships. Also Devils Tower
in-law I signed up for the Riders Edge Course, given look around you
at Gail's. Mt. Rushmore might find some of
All I can say now is "WOW!!!!!!!!" Do I know what those places for the
it means to Feel The Power. I can be in control of my I.B.E.N. program. Stop by the H.O.G. office and
journey and create the destiny I want. I love this place! check out a chapter flag for that special photo. Jerry made a friend!