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					AMERICAN HEARTLAND—KC CHAPTER HOG
                                                                                          PAGE 4                                        GAIL’S HARLEY-DAVIDSON                                    June/July 2011

                                                      A.H. KC Chapter Phone Numbers
           Gail’s Harley-Davidson                          Roger Fleener, Director
                                                               816-966-2222
 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.
                                                                816.516-8166
         Email: fatboy@feelthepower.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
                                                                                                                                                                       The dealership
                  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.
                                          LYNWOOD BOWER
                                                                                                   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!
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Carol Vandenberg
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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 bj1111@mac.com
who has discovered the thrill of riding.                   close to 10,000 miles total on those 3 bikes in that                                                                 Aug 17-24 fatboy@feelthepower.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 jkearns@wenger.com
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
                                                                                                                              8/7                    Tour
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 fatboy@feelthepower.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
                                                                                                                                      Don’t forget
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!

				
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