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					  April, 2007
 Volume 1, Issue 3

www.freedomharley.com


                The Stark County H.O.G. Chapter and Ladies of Harley

                           Meetings are held on the same day.

                           1ST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH
             Social time 6:00 PM - LOH will begin their meetings at 6:15

                      And the HOG club meeting begins at 6:45 PM.

                                  Venue remains the same.




              Director:    J D Dawson                    Road Captains:   Bob Evans

            Secretary:     Janetta Summers                                Mike Young

            Treasurer:     Chris Hewitt                                   Steve Zickefoose

     Activities Officer:   Steve J. Elmiger                               J D Dawson

      Ladies of Harley:    Ruby Mathys, Shelda Everson                    Tom Boron

             Historian:    Tom Boron                                      Lenni Burson

        Safety Officer:    Bob Rote                                       Ruby Mathys

     Head Road Capt.:      Ron Mangus                                     Shelda Everson

             Chaplain:     Dave Downs                                     Bob Rote

        Photographer:      Diana Evans                                    Mark Moody

     Web Maintenance:      Steve J. Elmiger

                Editor:    Joe Mathys
 Wow! What a great turn out at our meeting last Friday.
Thanks, Shelda and Ruby for helping during the meet-
ing. Mike the owner at “The Stables” was very thankful when
53 of us showed up for dinner.

Can’t say I did not warn you, LOH’s Cabin Fever day at Fid-
dlesticks was without a doubt an AWSOMER time. Erin Man-
gus was heard saying she had a good time playing pool with
Vicki Young. And once again Ruby had managed to have
some door prizes for some lucky winners.

From where I was standing Friday, I could see how excited
everyone, all right almost everyone, is about our up and com-
ing riding season. I know of some 07 owners who are ready to     New Members at the April meeting:
burn up some highway, Right, Bob and Diana? Joe and Ruby
                                                                 Jeff Riggs (’06 Super Glide Custom)
were last seen plugging in their heated gear. As for me, well,
we won’t even go there.                                          Rusty Riggs (’07 Road Glide)
                                                                 Tammy Sanner (V-Rod)
No one seemed to be interested in postponing the biker/bike      Tony Middleton (Electra Glide Classic)
blessing and tune up ride coming up this Saturday, April 14
                                                                 Ed Parker (’05 Sporster)
when the membership was asked . The forecast, at the time I
wrote this, shows 60 degrees, breezy and a chance of showers.    Craig Hazlet (1200 Sportster)
Our club Chaplain, Dave Downs will be doing the blessing as      Mike Henshaw (Sportster)
he did last year. For those of you who were there, the initial   Terry and Vicky Chilson (Road King Classic)
forecast was all but favorable. Dave had some clout that day,
we ended up with a great day and a great ride, with some 40            Prizes awarded at the meeting
plus bikes. Mean temperature was 58 degrees. Our head road
captain, Ron Mangus told me he has a new destination and a
                                                                  14 tickets for prize’s warded
nice ride planned for us after the blessing.
                                                                  456267 Gerald Davis - Fat Boy Raffle ticket
                                                                  456039 Steve Elimger – Surprise Bag
For those of you who are interested, The Support the Troops
                                                                  456495 Doug Schneider- Fat Boy Raffle ticket
Rally is April 29. Ron is planning on leaving Freedom at 8am ,
                                                                  456453 Sally Pike – Surprise Bag
riding to Southeast Harley Davidson. Were at 9am they will be
                                                                  456089 Mike Henshaw - Fat Boy Raffle ticket
headed up to Public Square in Cleveland.
                                                                  456513 Pam Amatangello - Surprise Bag
                                                                  456143 Jeff Riggs - Fat Boy Raffle ticket
Thanks to all of you who came out and donated to Biker Blood
                                                                  456502 Doug Schneider – Surprise Bag
drive, Freedom came in third of all the dealers who partici-
                                                                  456455 Joe Pike - Fat Boy Raffle Ticket
pated. We had 86 people come out to donate.
                                                                  455768 Tim Fowler - Fat Boy Raffle ticket
                                                                  456408 Janet Moore – Fat Boy Raffle ticket
Your membership dues are due, and with all the activities that
                                                                  455848 Pat McGinnus - Fat Boy Raffle ticket
are coming up we’d hate for you to miss out. Members who
                                                                  455849 Pat & Debbie McGinnus - Fat Boy Raffle ticket
fail to renew will have their names deleted from the mailing
                                                                  455962 Terry Chilson - Fat Boy Raffle ticket
list.
    Ride Smart, Ride Safe
 JD Dawson
April    14-Apr    Club Ride - Blessing of the Bikes and TUNE UP RIDE to Mansfield and Mohekin
         18-Apr    Registration opens for HOG's Adirondack Rondezvous
         22-Apr    LOH Ride - Ride to the Inn on the River Near Zoar Village - 80 mile run
         22-Apr    Bears on bikes Ride - Akron
         29-Apr    Support our Troops Ride in Cleveland- Meet at Cleveland, Southeast or Western Reserve Harley
May      4-May     HOG Monthly Meeting at Freedom HD
         3-May     Registration for Virginia State Rally Williamsburg VA
         6-May     Pre ride for Club Ride to Moundsville - 9 am(Sun) Meet at Speedway, Frank & Portage.
         12-May    Club Ride - meet a Freedom HD 10 AM (weather permitting). Plans are for a scenic ride to Mounds-
         11-May    Bike Week Starts , Myrtle Beach SC
        12-19 May Group Ride to Bike Week
         20-May    Bile Week Ends , Myrtle Beach SC
         20-May    Wind and Fire Poker Run
         27-May    LOH Ride to the Moonshile Festival in Straitsville, Ohio
        25-28 May Rolling Thunder, Washington DC
June     1-Jun     HOG Monthly Meeting at Freedom HD
        1-10 Jun   Ohio Bike Week Starts Sandusky Ohio www.northcoastthunderrally.com
        4-9 Jun    Americaid - Lake George
         9-Jun     Club Ride .

        9-10 Jun   All Harley Drags - Norwalk, Ohio
         17-Jun    LOH Ride - Festival of Fish, Vermillion Ohio - Fathers day run.
        9-17 Jun Laconia Motorcycle Week, LaConia, NH     www.laconiamcweek.com
        7-9 Jun    Ohio HOG Rally
         15-Jun    Harley Ferrari Night - Southeast Harley Davidson - Cleveland, Ohio
         20-Jun    Pa state rally registration
        21-23 Jun Va State Rally
         24-Jun    Rolling Thunder Poker Run - Starts at Freedom HD
        25-28 Jun HOG Ride the Rockies
         30-Jun    Flat Track Motorcycle Races - Lima, Ohio
On Saturday Sept 16th I lead the ladies of Harley spon-
sored ride to Geneva on the Lake. For those 17 bikes
and 28 brave people it was a chilly morning. We had a
nice ride trough Amish country some felt they should be
home doing laundry since we seen so much hanging in
peoples yards. We enjoyed a ride past Berlin lake and
rode through the middle of a Grape Vineyard, the aroma
was AWESOME and the clusters of grapes were HUGE
according to Vicki (I was to busy watching the road).
After we all hoped to be seeing some sunshine and peal-
ing a few layers of cloths off at the first stop, we settled
back on the bikes for more cold. But low and behold as
we reached Geneva on the Lake the sun peaked. We
enjoyed a nice lunch
at the Firehouse Win-
ery on the patio with
a Lake view and
some were even com-
plaining it was get-
ting to warm. It was
nice for a change to
go North and get sun-
shine. A fun time was
had by ALL. Ruby




Check us out at amadirectlink.com click on the article under "THE BACK-
FIRE" called "The most difficult day I ever had on a motorcycle was..."
That's a picture of me and Tom having another adventure at MidOhio's
Vintage Motorcycle Days (taken 2 years ago).

Tom and Wendy Boron
Cabin fever day on March 18 sponsored by Ladies of Harley
was a big success we had 31 in attendance along with a few
guest. What a great opportunity to watch everyone have fun
and getting to know each other better. Whether you are an avid
pool player and walk in with your own stick like Joe and Clyde
or you spend 2 hours playing one game like Vickie and Erin.
What a blast we had, I think this really kicks off the enthusi-
asm we have with our Club in a fun environment. We had raf-
fles throughout the day and the winners are:

Lonnie Everson 2007 HD Calendar

Mary Russo      2007 HD Calendar

Clyde Vickers    Harley Davidson Deck of Cards

Bob Evans       Set of Harley Davidson Darts

Mark Moody       2007 HD Calendar

Jeff Amatangelo HD Magnetic Dart Board

JD surprised us all and picked up the tab for Pool so everyone
pitched in and bought him dinner, the excess money was do-
nated to the Adopt a Family. We had 23 join us for dinner at
the Winking Lizard and you should have seen the HUGE
corned beef sandwich that JD had to try and fit in his mouth. I
know I really enjoyed the day and I am looking forward to all
the rides this summer sharing them with my HOG family.

To sunny days Ruby




                                                                  WHO’S
                                                                  THAT HOG
Hi Everyone,

As mentioned in the previous newsletter the ladies have voted for our 2007 fund raiser to participate once again in the Salvation
Army Adopt-A-Family program for the Christmas Holiday season. For those that made it out last year for the delivering of the gifts
it was AWSOMER. So in an effort to reduce the time spent last year selling raffle baskets at the shop every weekend between
Thanksgiving and Christmas we have decided we would make this a one night event and have a Spaghetti Dinner / Silent Auction.
As soon as we confirm the date with the Salvation Army we will have the tickets made and for sale. The price will be $10.00 per
person. I have been working with Charlie Brown Catering and he has offered to provide a salad, spaghetti, desert and tea or coffee at
cost. The Salvation Army has donated the use of their auditorium so that we can hold this event. So you will find a separate file
along with the newsletter that will give you a donation letter, donation form and Ad form. This may seem early but in an attempt to
get ahead of some of the summer poker runs and get donation allocation we are giving you the letter now. The donation form is to be
returned and filled out with each donation brought or sent to the shop. We are looking to collect items, small or large, one item or
many items so that we can make up theme basket and we can auction them off the night of our event. The Donation form will help us
keep track of what and where our donations are coming from (and this helps me send out thank you letters) so please provide this
form with each donation. The Ad form is just that, we will have an advertisement book that we will pass out the night of the event to
every single participant and this form will allow a business to advertise in this book. Please make sure they are aware that we need
their copy ready artwork. This would be a great opportunity to advertise your business and let everyone know what you do. I will
make an announcement the night of the event and encourage all participants to patronize these businesses that have supported us. We
will also have a clock again this year that we will sell tickets in advance and raffle off the night of the dinner; it is a Neon clock. We
will do a 50/50 the night of the event and I am hoping we can get $100.00 in lottery tickets donated so we can sell tickets the night of
the event for a chance at a Lottery tree. Also if you are available to help us plan prepare and organize this event please email me at
roadqueen@sssnet.com and I will include you in any event specific meetings and activities that happen. I look forward to working
with you all to make this event a success.

Thank you for your support,

Ruby Mathys and Shelda Everson

Ladies of Harley Officers




  Please email me your guesses for Who’s that HOG contestants each month.

  The winners for March are:

  Par & Debbie McGinnis with two correct answers

  Jim & Janell Bokman with on correct answer




New Book “The Harley Davidson Reader”
Author Jean Davidson & Others
Writings, old and new, by writers and personalities that are a part of the HD Legend. From the birth of the H.D. Company through
the rise of outlaw Legend to retro rides of today.
A must read for all bikers and history buffs alike. Cool early HD photo’s and movie posters. 343 pages.
Request from your local library today.
Reguards, Lennie B.
If all goes right weather wise, this weekend we should be having our first group ride. It might be old hat as far as the group riding is
concern. But for the veterans of our group and also the new members of our group it is good to review.

         Upon arrival be prepared. Have a full tank in both our bodies and also in our bikes. Make sure that both you and your bike
are in good shapes to ride. For the bike I am talking about the mechanical aspects and for us being both physically and mentally
ready.

          We will be using the staggered riding formation. That is, the lead bike will ride in the left third of the lane. Bike number 2
will ride a second behind bike number one and to the right third of the lane. Bike 3 will follow 1 at the minimum of a two second
interval and a second behind bike 2. The remaining bikes will follow behind in this manner.

        If the formation gets split up and your position happens to be in the right third of your lane. Just stay in that position until
you reunite with the lead group. If the group does get separated and the group’s loose sight of each other, the last bike in the lead
group needs to stay at the last turn that is made until the other group catches up.

         So that means you need to be looking around you to see what is going on in front, to the side, and behind you. Although
you are riding at a 2 second stagger, you should be looking 10 seconds beyond that. You need to search for any problems that might
be coming up: traffic backup, curves in the road, or other hazards. As this will give you the opportunity of evaluating the possible
problem and giving you enough time to execute whatever maneuver needs to be made. In other words, SEE.

         On curves, give the rider in front of you enough room so as they can find their line around the curve. Then you need to also
find your line around the curve at your ability level and in your comfort zone. You do not need to impress anyone at how quick you
can or cannot make curves.

          Intersections are the most dangerous locations for bikers. In general, never assume that someone is waiting for you or the
group to go through. Always assume that the person in the opposing vehicle does not see you or sees you well, and that person will
turn into your path of travel.

         By law, unless you are in the intersection you are not legally allowed to go through that intersection. If the light switches to
red don’t crash the intersection.

         We don’t use many signs on our rides. We point to
any road hazards that are on the roadway, we sign single file
by hold up one finger over our heads. We also point to our
gas tanks if we are in need of fuel or break.

         Be safe out there.
We are starting a contest to see if or how well you know your other members. Each month I will share a couple answers
to the questions below and you can email me with the Contestant # & name. A prize will be awarded at the annual
Christmas Party for the person with the most correct answers. (ed.)

1.   How long have you been a National H.O.G. member?
2.   How long have you been a Stark County Chapter H.O.G. member?
3.   What Harley model/ Year do you ride?
4.   If you ride / own more than one Harley, please list them all, along with which one is your favorite?
5.   What is your favorite destination? Why?
6.   Tell a little about yourself.
7.   Married? How long? Spouse, children, pets. What do you do for a living.
8.   Do you have any other hobbies? What would they be.



     Contestant #3
     1 Since April 2004
     2 Since July 2006
     3 2004 Road King Classic (Smoky Gold and Vivid Black)
     4 Only one…
     5 The Keys Why? Because I haven’t been there yet.
     6 Married? - Yes. How long? - 30 years on December 17, 2007 Spouse - Connie, children –
     Three, two girls and one boy. All grown, college educated and working!!! My oldest daughter is
     married with one grandchild. Pets – None at the time. What do you do for a living. – Director
     of Sales for Osmose Utilities Services (we maintain electric utility infrastructure)
     7 I like to ride, read books, race sailboats, collect old toys (tops and yo-yos), hang with friends
     and family! Oh yeah, we just bought our first new home when we moved to the area in June
     2006. I’m sure landscaping will be this summer’s “hobby”!
     Contestant #4
     1 JOINED HOG IN 1984 AND BECAME LIFE TIME MEMBER IN 1989.
     2 SINCE 1990
     3 WE HAD A FULL DRESSER. AS A MATHER OF FACT, WE HAD SEVERAL DRESSERS. ALSO HAD SIDE
     CAR AND CAMPING TRAILER.
     4 WE RODE IN ALL OF THE STATES EXCEPT 19. AND COUNTIES CANADA, NEW BRUNSWICK & QUE-
     BEC.
     5 I WOULD SAY THE MOST EXCITING TIME OF RIDING WAS WHEN ALL 4 OF US WOULD GO. DICK FIXED
     THE SIDECAR, SO BOTH GIRLS COULD RIDE IN IT. ALSO OUR PODDLE, ANNETTE, RODE WITH US.
     BOTH GIRLS RODE UNTIL SHELLY GRADUATED FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND THEN LICIA BY HERSELF UN-
     TIL SHE GRADUATED. SUCH A GOOD TIME WE ALL HAD. ATTENDING SIDE CAR RALLIES AND HOG
     RALLIES.
     6 I TRIED TO LEARN TO RIDE A HARLEY, BUT I JUST COULDN'T DO IT. I AM MORE CONTENT BEING THE
     PASSENGER THAN THE DRIVER. I TOOK LESSONS BUT TOOK A SPILL AND SAID THAT'S IT.
     7 I AM A WIDOW. WAS MARRIED FOR 40 YEARS WHEN DICK PASSED AWAY IN 2000. WE HAVE 2
     DAUGHTERS, SHELLY AND LICIA , AND 1 GRANDDAUGHTER and 3 GRANDSONS. I RETIRED FROM ALL-
     TEL IN 1998 AND HELPED MY GIRLS IN THEIR BUSINESSES UNTIL THIS YEAR, WHEN I BECAME FULL
     RETIRED.
     8 MISS RIDING HARLEYS AND ATTENDING THE RALLIES THE MOST. HAVE NO ONE TO RIDE WITH.
     LOVE TO TRAVEL AND GO GAMBLING. ALSO, LIKE TO WATCH LICIA AND HER FAMILY MOTORCYCLE
     DRAG RACE.
                                                         You can check out the entire 2007 racing schedule
http://www.ahdra.net                                     at www.ahdra.com/schedule.html




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For those of you, who have had trouble with the newsletter when we send it e-mail, please call (330) 494-
2453. For those of you without e-mail, the entire newsletter is now posted in an Adobe Acrobat PDF for-
mat on the Freedom Harley website,
                                              http://www.freedomharley.com .
It can be printed directly from this site provided you have installed the Adobe Acrobat Reader on your PC.
Additionally, a copy will be posted on the HOG Chapter Bulletin Board at the shop.




      Joe Mathys has taken over the Monthly Newsletter publication and request that anyone wanting items published for the upcom-
      ing newsletter please have them to him no later than NOON on the Sunday following the meeting
      Speaker: Woody
      •Announced Rolling Thunder Poker Run set for Sunday, June 24th @ Freedom H-D Sign-up at 10AM First bike
      out at 11AM, Last bike out at 2PM
      •Announced Wind and Fire set for May 20th @ Freedom H-D
      •Rolling Thunder will be riding to the wall over Memorial Day Weekend
      Speaker: Ed (Freedom H-D Service Department)
      •Spoke about the importance of putting your bike away for the winter verses getting it ready to ride in the spring
      •Handouts were dispersed regarding the proper use of the battery tenders and the proper way to charge a battery to
      maintain it for peak performance
      •Question and answer session was held
      Sponsors Report presented by Jim Kestel
      1. 2nd Garage Party set for Wednesday, June 6th from 6:15 to 9:15PM
      2. Battle of the Bikers Blood Drive we placed 3rd with 78 good units out of 86 donors (this beating last years 58
      units)
      3. $50 Gift Card was awarded to JD who in turn donated the $50 back to LOH in the form of cash for the Adopt a
      Family fund raiser
      4. Dave Smith mentioned the membership deadline again 7-10 days or you will get dropped from the email list and
      newsletter circulation as well

				
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