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CHAPTER 2688 APRIL 2011
HEAD ROAD CAPT:
Dave Arnold at Harley Davidson Central, who sends out the Newsletter ( I just put
EDITOR it all together), has requested that if you have a change in your email address or
JAIME REILLY you are having trouble getting the newsletter Please contact him at
dave@h‐dcentral.com or call the store and leave him a message.
You also need to contact STEPHANIE QUICK our membership officer with any
address or email changes.
I hope everyone has been enjoying spring as much as I have this year. The older I get, the longer these
winters seem to get. This winter was pretty good compared to a year ago, but it was still too long!
Thanks to everyone that participated and helped with the Iron Horse Bike Show. We had a record
turnout of bikes at the show and a large number of vendors. Thanks to all the work done by Tom
Gallentine and the entire Tri-Cities H.O.G. Iron Horse Bike Show committee, the show was a huge suc-
cess! We are already making plans for next year. Without the help of everyone this would not have been
possible. A special thanks goes to chapter members who entered their bikes in the show to help out. I
counted 77 bikes in the show this year which was astounding! Those chapter members that helped in
the chapter booth deserve a pat on the back as well. We received help from a lot of folks with registra-
tions, raffles and other fun activities during both days of the show. Our chapter has to be one of the best
around when it comes to involvement of the members. I’m sure that everyone had a great time and a lot
of fun. Show receipts will be announced at the April Tri-Cities H.O.G. meeting on the 20th. Hope to see
Thanks also to Harley-Davidson Central for co-sponsoring the show again this year and for having the
store open on Sunday afternoon for the show. The chapter had a BBQ at the store on Saturday and
nearly sold out of burgers! Thanks to Mitch Gilbert and everyone else that helped out at the BBQ. If you
haven’t already been to a Tri-Cities H.O.G. BBQ, this would be the year to do it. Check your calendar
for BBQ dates and come see our new banner that we purchased to help pull in some more hungry folks
from off the street!
If you haven’t gotten around to it yet, the Nebraska State H.O.G. rally (May 27-29) in Kearney is
sneaking up on us quickly. The web site is open for credit card registrations and you can volunteer to
help as well. A good number of chapter members are riding to this rally together and are anticipating a
great time. Get your registration completed soon to be able to take advantage of all the fun activities!
We discovered some time ago that we scheduled the annual Bruce’s Birthday Ride for Sunday, April
24th which is Easter this year. What an oversight! We have rescheduled this ride for Sunday, May 1st .
This is always a fun ride headed up by Bruce and Shelly Lockwood. Who knows where they will be
headed this year? Come join us on one of the earliest rides of the year and see some beautiful Nebraska
countryside. Bruce will give us more details at the April meeting.
If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to get your bike in for service before riding season gets
into full swing. Harley-Davidson Central is set up to get you in and out in a hurry for this pre-riding sea-
son service, so now is the time to take advantage. It won’t be very long before every day will be a riding
day this year. Make sure that your bike is ready for the miles.
I hope to see many of you out on the road very soon. If you do get a chance to get
out, make sure that you ride safely and be extra careful of vehicles that aren’t used to
seeing motorcycles on the road. Muffinman.
Tri-Cities HOG meeting March 16,2011
New members attending : Judy Eastman
Shelly gave the treasurers report
The ride scheduled for April 24th was changed to May 1st
Lee presented “special awards” for the Polar Bear Ride of plaid skirts for a NO SHOW to Casey
Clausen and Jerry Wilson who both live in Grand Island .
Set up for the Iron Horse Bike Show is Friday after 3:30. Lionel will bring the Smart Bike and have
information available about the MSF classes. H-D Central is donating 2-coats to be raffled.
There will be a BBQ on Saturday at the dealership from 11:00 to 2:00
Bruce gave an update on the NE State HOG Rally. Pre-registration will end April 8th.
Our chapter will sponsor an ad for the Rally booklet. We will be taking a group picture of Chap-
ter members at the Bike Show on Sunday at 3:30 for the ad.
Laura Schutte with the SASA spoke about an upcoming Charity Ride on April 10th. There will be
chapter members giving rides for a donation of $5.00 per ride. The location is at the Quality Inn
located behind the Dairy Queen in Hastings.
50/50 winner was Shelly
First loser – Dan Davis
SAFETY REPORT APRIL-2011
Proper handling of cargo:
No, we are not talking about the 32 lb. (empty) rolling carry-on suitcase, we are though referring to
the human type of cargo or passenger if you will. Though riding two-up can be a very enjoyable ex-
perience of seeing the countryside or other scenic views while riding on two wheels.
There are something’s the rider and passenger need to be aware of.
Here a just a few.
The rider needs to always be-aware of the extra weight(no pun intended) of the passenger, so if there
is a need for any sudden movement or adjustment of the riding posture.
The possibility of the unexpected shifting of the passenger, changing riding positions, or simply get-
When backing the motorcycle into a parking stall, or anytime moving the motorcycle by foot. Make
sure footing is well, as well as balance. If necessary ask the passenger to get off before moving the
As far As the passenger, they also have responsibilities , here are a few:
The passenger needs to “learn” to move with the rider and the motorcycle, not to “fight” against the
motion of either.
Be aware of the surroundings just like the rider. Be prepared to make sudden adjustment of riding
position along with the rider.
As like the rider staying alert is very important to both the safety of the passenger as well as the
rider.. Always stay hydrated and get plenty of rest before the ride. Remember there is no safety belt to
keep you on, or ratcheting tie designed for that purpose.
The purpose of this report is meant for awareness of being alert and making the two-up experience an
enjoyable one. Also remember for those of you that ride solo, if you carry any luggage at all the above
info can also apply to you also.
In closing, keep in mind we are also in the early part of the riding season , remember;
RIDE DEFENSEVELY, MOTORIST DO NOT SEE YOU, RIDE SAFE, STAY SAFE.
(All events and rides are subject to change)
16 - H-D Central Spring Open House
16 - HOG BBQ 11:00am - 2:00 pm
Chef’s Dave Gard & Bruce Lockwood
20 - HOG Meeting 7:30 H-D Central
1 - Bruce’s Birthday Ride
Road Captain: Bruce Lockwood
14 - HOG BBQ 11:00am - 2:00 pm
Chef’s Lee Mills & Mitch Gilbert
18 - HOG Meeting 7:30 H-D Central
21 - National Veterans Awareness Ride
Road Captain: Dave Eastman
27-28-29 Nebraska State HOG Rally, Kearney
29 - Tri-Cities H.O.G. Breakfast
1-2-3-4 Kansas State H.O.G Rally, Olathe KS
11 - H-D Central Consignment Sale
HOG BBQ 11:00am - 2:00 pm
12 - JoDean’s Dinner Ride, Yankton SD
Road Captain: Stacie & Mitch
15 - HOG Meeting 7:30 H-D Central
4 - Independence Day Ride
11 - HOG BBQ 11:00am - 2:00 pm
Chef Lee Mills
20 - HOG Meeting 7:30 H-D Central
24 - Foster Ride