kiaOra HOG whanau, welcome to the weekly newsletter.
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In this weeks Newsletter
- Member Jungle
- Opononi debrief from the Director
- Chapter night
- Paeroa Swap Meet
- Lets Ride - Rangiriri
- Membership Officer Bike of the Week
- Patch of the Week
- Team Red
- Harley Davidson Auckland Dealerships
- HOG Magazine
- HOG Merchandise
- Coming Soon
- CoroLoop images
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Opononi Ride debrief. The morning came and for a change, the sky was clear, the wind minimal, looking good for a ride. We met at BP North and then 21 bikes headed north in glorious weather, out to Kaukapakapa and up SH16 to Wellsford, the traffic was light and we negotiated the road damage safely, a quick regroup at Wellsford then on to Kaiwaka for a coffee and the obligatory donut.
Gandalf and seven Northern Riders joined us for the trip, we headed out behind Gandalf, over the Brynderwyns to Otaika, sadly for Tracey, just as we approached the Otaika roundabout the roadworks caused one of her panniers to dislodge and bounce into the traffic, it was rescued and the bulk of the group continued on, with Gandalf and some merry helpers assisting Tracey.
We stopped at the Parakao Cafe/Store for a short while till the repair crew arrived. We picked up 2 more Northern Riders bringing the group to 30 bikes.
If you have never visited this Cafe/Store/Bar put it on your list, an amazing eclectic display of memorabilia of the early days in the area plus vintage cars bikes music, well worth the stop.
Onwards we went to Kaikohe via twin bridges for a refuel, and then on past the Rawene turn off and into Opononi where we had a well-deserved beverage or two and a nice lunch at the Opononi pub.
Once satiated a small group went for a blast through the forest to meet us again in Dargaville, the rest of us heading through the Waipoua Forest past Tane Mahuta, along a section of fabulous bend after bend, who said Harleys can't corner.
Arriving in Dargaville we met up again in time to refuel once more. From here we dispersed and made our way home, some a little quicker than others, what a day temperature stayed between 23 and 27 degrees all day little or no wind, such a lucky country to have to ride in.
Thanks Gandalf for your lead and to everyone who came. A totally awesome day 582kms for Trude and I door to door, a bit more for some others.
See you at the next event.
Don't forget the Paeroa Swap meet this Saturday 27th Feb sponsored by Mothers, who will be providing a bike wash service at the event, a bevvy of beauties will be there to get your machine clean again.
Ride and have fun!
John Cameron (Cammo)
Director - Auckland HOG
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kiaora HOG whanau. It was good to see a few turn up to Chapter night though realising quite a few members are still away on holiday either in the South Island or other parts of our beautiful country.
Director Cammo started off with heartfelt best wishes to Doc and Barb who we know are recovering well in NSH.
DC touched on our 30th anniversary yet to be held as covid prevented us from celebrating this last year and would need assistance in getting this going.
Our Poker run is coming up and Murray? was mentioned as the organiser of this event.
We have our AGM coming up in May and the committee invites members to come on board as positions for Assistant Director, Activities Officer, Sheriff is vacant at the moment (does anyone want my position? lol) If this maori boy can put his hand up and get himself in the shite, you can too! But seriously have a think about it we'd love to have you on board.
From the Dealership, Greg said Ray was recovering well and was back at work with his foot on the desk, that Paula was glad the 62-year-old baby was out of the house, lol. Greg filled us in about the launch of the Pan - America (which happened yesterday morning) and would have a demo in store soon along with new stock coming into both shops.
RD Craig spoke about what HD can(or can't do at the moment) as he talked about the next National Rally that at this stage will be held next year. Local rallies for this year for both islands will be discussed at a Directors meeting at Wellington in the coming weeks.
We had no reports from our LOH or HRC but John mentioned the upcoming ride events including the 1st one I will be taking on the 27th of March.
From the MO, I mentioned that our membership is sitting at 320, with many renewals and 10 new members since December. Talked about our amazing, fun thrilling chapter ride to Opononi with RC Cammo and RC Gandalf leading the way with TECs Maurice and George at the back. A great day of riding.
Just a note that Dee had her 1st ride to Chapter night (and 1st night ride home) and it was good to see our ladies talking about this and even better to hear some are getting off the pillion and giving it a go themselves. Fantastic ladies.
Last thoughts are with those members that have had mishaps over the summer festive season, we send you best wishes and love from us all at HOG Auckland Chapter.
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Paeroa Swap Meet V8 & Motorcycle Show.
Sponsored by Mothers Polishes, Waxes, Cleaners, Hauraki District Council, Rotary International.
February 27th 2021 from 10 am.
Rangiriri Ride. map
All HOG Members and Friends Welcomed.
Location: Auckland HD, 521 Mt Wellington Highway. map
Date: Saturday 27/02/2021
Time: 1.00 am - 5.00 pm
Road Captain: Joe90 to lead
Note: Event End Time is a guide only.
The RCs ride brief takes place 10 minutes before the ride begins.
Please ensure your bike has a current WOF and Registration.
Pillions are welcome to join the ride.
Patches and rockers are optional.
Join Auckland HOG members for a shared platter at Swashbucklers Restaurant and Bar.
Make your own arrangement to the venue either ride, drive and yes some walk from nearby.
Family and friends welcome.
Date: Wednesday 03/03/2021
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Address: 23B Westhaven Drive, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010 map
Membership Officer Bike of the Week
Gandalfs 2005 Softail Deuce 1440 88B in Deep Red Gray colour
Patch of the Week
Join Team Red
Remember to quote Auckland Chapter of the Harley Owners Group, Mt Wellington
Thank you to the 44 members who have donated so far, great effort.
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Gulf Harbour Ride 6/3/21
Committee Meeting 8/3/21
LOH Bird Cage Social Evening 11/3/21
New Members Briefing 13/3/21
Waiuki/Pautamahoe Ride 13/3/21
LOH Manukau Heads/Lighthouse Ride 14/3/21
Chapter Ride - Coromandal Loop Ride 21/3/21
Northern Riders 21/3/21
Chapter Meeting Night 22/3/21
Matakana Ride 27/3/21
Make Your Own Ride - Easter Weekend 3/4/21
Swashbucklers Dinner 7/4/21
LOH Bird Cage Social Evening 8/4/21
Road Captains Meeting 10/4/21
Whitford Ride 10/4/21
LOH Leigh Ride 11/4/21
Committee Meeting 12/4/21
Chapter Ride - Northern Route 18/4/21
Northern Riders 18/4/21
Chapter Meeting Night 19/4/21
Make Your Own Ride- ANZAC Weekend 24/4/21
HOG Auckland Chapter
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Phils Heavy Duty Coromandel Loop ride 19.2.21 - click on the image