HOG Call - June 2023

HOG Call - June 2023

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Meetings are held at Eastside Harley-Davidson on the last Saturday of the Month.
Social starts at 9:30am, meeting at 10:00am. 

The ESHOG Calendar of Events





7th: Ride to the Cut Shop with Eastside H-D staff for bike night. KSU 6:15pm

10th: Monthly Officers Meeting 9 am. 

10th: Monthly Chapter Ride led by Michael P.

18th: Third Sunday Social 5:00pm.

24th: Monthly Chapter Meeting, Social starts at 9:30 am, meeting begins at 10

24th: Monthly Chapter Ride led by Tad T. KSU @11:15am



Wow, what a fantastic month we’ve had. Lots and LOTS of ES HOG members getting out and riding, hitting the Ds by themselves or in groups!


Since we’re getting so many rides in make sure that you check in your Ride365 mileage regularly with the dealership. The best way to do this is to come to the meeting at the end of the month and turn your sheet in to Vanessa directly. You can download the form from our website, and fill most of the information out ahead of time.


What a great turnout we had from ES HOGS for Adam Sandoval’s visit to Eastside Harley Davidson! I think we made Adam and his Great American Convoy feel very welcome. In honor of Harley Davidson’s 120th Anniversary Adam is riding a 2023 Roadglide Special Anniversary Edition to 120 Harley dealers in the 48 contiguous states. At the end of ride he’ll be giving the bike away to one lucky winner. In addition to promoting Harley Davidson, Adam is also raising money for the Wounded Warrior Program. He goal is $500,000. His visit at our dealership is past, but you can still donate by visiting his website

Check out these YouTube videos for highlights of Adam’s visit, including the ES HOGS giving him a proper escort from the dealership to I-90 via W Lk Samm Pkwy. https://youtu.be/IYg3rFRsg5w



Patch Lady Diane is tentatively scheduled to be at our next regular meeting, Saturday June 24th. Check our Facebook page, or our web site, for confirmation as the date gets closer.


The Run for the Wall ride across the country in honor of and support of our veterans and their families has been completed. I’m sure that Tony, Michael and the rest who participated will have some great, fun, sometimes moving, stories of their adventure at the next members meeting on June 24th. 


"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!"

- Hunter S. Thompson



Steve Cox, Assistant Director



The month of May was QUITE extraordinary for ESHOG, especially coming off an amazing April-end post-chapter ride to Concrete!! May started with some from ESHOG heading out for the Run for the Wall to WA, DC, to a multi-chapter ride to the teapot in Zillah, then Adam Sandoval coming into town and our significant sendoff ride for him, and ending with a slew of fantastic Memorial Day weekend rides to all around the state; from coastal rides to multiple mountain pass rides and including a veteran memorial ride! Wow, I think that was all one sentence as I just couldn’t stop the pen from writing.

I believe the Concrete ride and the Adam Sandoval sendoff ride were the two largest groups of bikes to leave Eastside HD since I’ve been a member. Amazing.

Now let’s talk June! 

We have a double dog dare of two Ds for the month of June (the second one is optional). One is a 1907 Bridge outside of Monitor, WA, and the other is a Hotel in Waterville - built in 1903! We’ve had riders already go to both Ds and they know how much fun it is to get there and back.

We also have a June Eastside HD Poker Run event coming June 10. There will be more details on that shortly.

Keep on riding!!


Ken "Slacker Ken" Anderson

Let's ride!



Third Sunday Suppers

Mark your calendar June 18th @ 5pm - Watch for the location and info to be posted on FB. 

Tammy B.  



Ride Safe & Have Fun!




Everyone needs to complete a 2023 Membership Form.

“Wow!  What  a month of wonderful sunny riding opportunities we have had!  So much fun to see so many of our members out there riding and posting         pictures. It is awesome to be part of a chapter that loves to ride!”

Please remember to RSVP each month for the Chapter meetings via HogScan on your phone app or you can go to eshog.com, our chapter webpage, choose calendar, pick Monthly Chapter meeting and choose RSVP.  This expedites the check-in process at the meetings. Or if you open the app on your phone and choose the QR code at the bottom of the screen, we can scan that and voila! You’re check-in in!  Love technology. Well, for the most part.


Membership Forms

Do you still need to complete your 2023 Membership Form? Our chapter must obtain a current Chapter Membership Enrollment Form from you in order to maintain your active status in our Chapter. Click here, print out and date and sign. Can’t be electronic signature. 

Your national membership must be current prior to sending in your form. If you are not sure when your membership expires, or can’t remember your National Member ID, you can log into the National HOG site to obtain it. Click here. Harley Owners Group | Harley-Davidson USA.

If you don’t have a national member number ID, please follow the link to HOG to Join. Please complete the form, and mail your form to the dealership at:

Eastside HOG C/O Eastside Harley Davidson 2350 136 th PL NE Bellevue, WA 98005 OR drop the form at the Dealership in our drop box at the reception desk. If you have questions, please contact me at [email protected]

New Members in May:

Nars M.  & John B. & Nick and Alma (Pictures below) also a shout out to Craig L. & Jeffrey G.



My wife (Alma) and I are new to the area and were quite active in the HOG we came from. We both love to ride. I like to take any change I can on 2 wheels. Bikes belong on the road, not in the garage! I personally love long rides through the twisties. We are both very friendly people who love to lend a hand. Feel free to say “hi” if you see us!






Happy to answer any questions when I return from my four star world cruise.  

Steve B.



Wait… I Gotta Love THAT guy?

We’ve all had distasteful people in our lives. People who just rub us the wrong way. I have a friend named Dean, who I have known since high school. He is a couple of years older than me. Dean is a very talented musician and artist – I mean like one of the best bass players I have ever known. He played in a local band that I really idolized back in those days (Eternal Daze). I go to their practices, attend as many of their concerts as possible, defended them against the crosstown rival band (Tank). I was enamored by these guys and their talent. They even had an EP which contained a couple of songs that actually got some local airplay on OK 95 (KIOK in Kennewick). Those were some good times.

My friend Steve and I would often skip school and go to his house while his parents were at work, and we’d play drums all day long, taking turns on his little 4-piece Rogers kit. Stereo cranked up all the way. Perhaps sneaking liquor out of his stepdad’s liquor cabinet (Don’t worry – we marked the label and replaced the lifted booze with tap water, so we didn’t get caught. At least, not until his stepdad realized his scotch just didn’t have the same kick anymore). Those were the days.

Dean would come over and jam with us since he wasn’t in school and didn’t have a job. It was great fun! In fact, Dean, Steve, Chris and I hitchhiked across the state to see RUSH back in 1981. We had some very good times. But Dean could be mean. Real mean. I remember him trying to push me around, making ridiculous demands, even getting into a fist fight or two with him. He had become a sort of enemy. At some point, I just didn’t want to have anything to do with him. What else could I do? Turn the other cheek?

Love him. That’s what. Seems unrealistic. Why would I even attempt to love such an unlovely person? Better to disregard him and stay away from him altogether. But that isn’t what Jesus taught. Not even close. You see, Jesus always challenged the status quo. In His day, the status quo was to love your neighbor, but hate your enemy. Like so many things, He turned that sentiment on its head. And our world is much better for it. 

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Beatitudes, which came during His Sermon on the Mount. Just following the Beatitudes, Jesus changes the entire worldview on dealing with people like Dean:

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[i] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matt. 5: 43-48 (NIV)

Love your neighbor. Sometimes difficult, but not impossible. But love your enemy? And pray for those who persecute you? Terrorize you? Belittle you and treat you terribly? You can only do this through the power of love that God has for you. He can make it happen. 

 I lost track of Dean for years and years. But then – Facebook! I’ve changed quite a bit since those days. And so has Dean. He’s over in Wenatchee now, and of course I am here in the Puget Sound. But I don’t hate Dean. I love him – even if it’s from a distance. He’s had some significant health challenges over the last few years, so I have been praying for him. And I sincerely pray for God’s best in his life. This is only possible because I have peace with God. I know how much I have been forgiven of. So how can I hate an enemy when I have been granted so much mercy?

by Kerry "Kry Baby" Skaugset



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Stephanie A.



Remember When: (Your Editor Above)


I remember the day I purchased a new DVD player for my father and months later I found out he never used it because it was just too darn complicated. Fast forward all these years and now my sons are always trying to keep me on the cutting edge of technology. I find myself following in my fathers’ footsteps, “Just keep it simple”. For an older dude who started creating websites by writing code, I now tend to want a simpler lifestyle with less complications, passwords, logins, two tier verifications, AI, or CHATGPT etc.


Now don’t misunderstand, I do like many of the conveniences we enjoy today, like my heated seat, handgrips, and jacket. It’s all those little things that annoy me and make me ponder the olden days when you didn’t have to worry if your fob was within ten feet of your bike. Gone are the days of the average joe doing much in his backyard with a small tool set to tweak a carburetor.


And who among us can remember when you had to kick start your hog? I remember that cold fateful morning that I jumped up and came down as hard as I could to kickstart my beast, only to find it kicked back at me. Two weeks later I was able to walk again without the assistance of a crutch. On second thought, thank God for my electronic ignition, throttle control, and clutch assistant. As much as I have enjoyed riding over my lifetime, now in my 70’s, I lean towards sunny skies before pulling out of the driveway... Enjoy the Ride Today!



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