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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Meet Jerry Thompson...a future Harley rider

Baby Jerry is the grandson of Ken and Michelle. Their email read: "Here he is - of course you all realize the he's the most beautiful baby since Jesse himself was born, right? (Ha Ha) Is the world ready for another Jerry Thompson?????"

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mark Williams Is The Winter Mileage Challenge Winner---Again

Mark won the 2nd annual Mt. Baker HOG Chapter winter mileage challenge with 3,770 miles. It's Obvious Mark loves to ride far and often and does not let the weather interfere.

Mark also won the inaugural mileage challenge last year and I am sure he is planning ahead. Mark rode 2,155 last year so he improved his record this year by 1,615. Next year it may take 5,000 to beat Mark.

Martin and his new bike

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

H-D Furniture

Gary MacDonald submitted the following link if you are interested in decorating your home with H-D leather furniture. Just after Gary sent me the story Larry and I walked into Red Rock Harley-Davidson in Las Vegas and saw the furniture first hand. If you are interested, a chair only cost $3,400.00 plus tax and shipping.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Harley-Davidson's response to the New York Times imminent demise as reported in BusinessWeek

“After a New York Times article cataloged these problems in March, Harley-Davidson responded with typical attitude: "You can file our obituary where the sun don't shine." This message in an ad in the Mar. 29 newspaper ended with Harley's tag line: "Screw It. Let's Ride."

H-D...Making A Harley

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

HOG Heaven...An American Icon

Check out the Library of Congress pages about Harley-Davidson. Click on the link below.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Otto Walker

Read about one of the early Harley-Davidson racers Otto Walker. Click on the following link to read more about Heroes On-Line.

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Iron Horse Hotel Milwaukee Wisconsin

Iron Horse Hotel
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

If you are traveling to Milwaukee to see the new Harley-Davidson museum, you might want to consider staying at the Iron Horse Hotel. It is rated #1 out of 48 hotels in Milwaukee by TripAdvisor.


For the Rider

Lodging options for motorcycle enthusiasts generally included no-frills yet friendly motels that catered to riders or higher-end hotels without any amenities for travelers arriving on two wheels. Until now…

Pull in to The Iron Horse Hotel and you’ll discover we’ve been expecting you.
• Covered motorcycle parking with rag bins and check-in carts – perfect for transporting saddle bag contents to your room
• On-premise retail with travel essentials and rider accessories
• Packages including special check-in bags complete with The Iron Horse Hotel skull cap, sun screen and lip balm, packed lunches for your saddle bag, ride routes and suggestions for bike-friendly spots throughout the area
• Rooms designed with subtle yet important features for riders
o tile entrances with custom hooks for hanging heavy leathers
o a bench for removing and storing boots and helmets
• Lobby appropriately designed for guests arriving in high heels or riding boots
• Gathering places including solo and group dining at Smyth and small-plate dining and drinks at Branded
• Post-Ride Rejuvenation massage services
• Special shipping rates for your bike by HaulBikes
• On-site motorcycle rentals from Street Eagle

For the Bike

At The Iron Horse Hotel, we understand that the safety and security of your motorcycle is a top priority.
• One way in and out of our secured parking lot
• Covered motorcycle self-parking with rag bins
• Remote indoor parking option
• On-site bike wash station
• On-call maintenance, service and rental arrangements
• Domestic and international shipping and receiving
• Long-term, climate-controlled motorcycle storage available
• Special shipping rates for your bike by HaulBikes

Sunday, April 5, 2009

HOGs...You Can Help Hines Oregon Win Fire Truck

The following story was sent to me a volunteer firefighter in Hines Oregon, which is south of Baker City. He owns two Harley’s, a 64 FLH and a 05 FLHTC.

My name is Jonathan Manski, a Volunteer FF from the Hines Vol Fire Dept in remote eastern Oregon. I am asking you to share our story with your membership.

We have found ourselves as one of seven finalists in the E-One fire apparatus Engine give-away “Tell us your story” contest. Designed to find the most deserving fire department in the Country, the manufacturer will give away a brand new engine on April 25 to the Fire Department receiving the most votes. FREE!

Seven fine communities are hoping to win a new apparatus, something financially unreachable for these small Departments. We are proud of the jobs we have been asked to do and the tradition of brotherhood that goes along with it, even for a small, rural volunteer department.

Just this last month, we have had 2 of our 19 members who are in the Oregon National Guard, deploy to Iraq, now serving our Country as well as their community. We have several bikers and Patriot Guard amongst us, and we all know bikers and firefighters have common interests.

I am asking that you pass my note around to your HOG members and of our need for help from our Harley friends in voting for the Department most deserving of receiving this new E-One pumper.

Here is the link, after you vote a confirming email is sent to each person voting that you must complete to have your vote counted.

The link to the contest stories are here: We hope you and your membership will vote for our story at the Hines, Oregon VFD, but use your judgment in deciding who is most deserving.

Please network this around, as this is now a popularity contest.

My regards and thanks,
Jonathan Manski
Hines VFD, Oregon

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Labor Hall of Fame Honorees

In 2004 William S. Harley, Arthur Davidson, Walter Davidson, and William A. Davidson were inducted into the United States Department of Labor hall of fame.

Click on the link above to read the full story.

Trivia Answer

If you guessed 1909 to yesterdays trivia question, you are correct.
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