HOG Call - October 2023

HOG Call - October 2023

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

The ESHOG Calendar of Events



Autumn is well and truly upon us in the PNW! I do hope you all had fun at the HOG Picnic hosted by our illustrious Assistant Director, Steve C.

We are well on the way to achieving our Ride 365 target. I know that there's plenty of miles that have not yet been recorded. Mileage forms are available in paper form at the dealership or a fillable form is available online from our website:

Despite some last-minute changes to the Evergreen Poker Run, it was a huge success. I saw at least 50 riders check in at the Duvall stop and they all seemed to be enjoying the day immensely.

It was great to see the 40th Oyster Run go ahead as scheduled. Thank you to Griff for taking it on himself to organise a ride to the run ... it was a great day out

Tony “Kiwi” Burton



Thanks to all came out to the ESHOG Picnic over the weekend.


Steve Cox, Asst Director



There were 27 riders that made the September schoolhouse D! Nice! It was fun to look up the history of that school and the town of Wilkeson. There’s a lot of interesting history in our state, sometimes we just need to go look for it.

Now moving into October and the changing of the season - the fresh, crisp air of autumn and the changing of the leaves welcomes in a different riding experience. It’s a beautiful time to ride, with the appropriate conditions of course. Just be careful of leaves on the road.

There should be some great autumn colors at the Rattlesnake Lake area, which is next to where the October D is located.


Get a pic of yourself like the one above, your bike, and Wilkeson Elementary School in the background for a chance at a $25 gift card at our next chapter meeting! Send it to [email protected] or post it on our ES Roadhog Facebook page!  

Ken "Slacker Ken" Anderson

Let's ride!



Volunteer Opportunities


If you would like to help, please let William know at [email protected] 




The Third Sunday supper will be October 15th, and the location will be posted on FaceBook later. 

 On December 9th, we will be having the ESHOG Christmas party at the Lucky 7 in Kirkland. So put on your dancing shoes or Harley boots, or whatever makes you bust a move with one of our favorite bands, (I’m keeping this under wraps)!  

Mark your calendar and watch for the location and info to be posted on FB. 

PS: I’m sure you all have heard by now that I broke my ankle last Saturday, and I am having surgery this coming Wednesday. 

Appericate good vibes sent my way!

Tammy B.  



Keep the right Connection

Our most critical link from bike to road are the tires, and besides the unavoidable replacement, it requires a small amount of attention before and during rides to provide us with a pleasant and safe ride.


As fall is upon us and air temperatures get lower, tire pressure decreases as well.

(Rule of thumb: Every 10 degree change in air temperature causes a two percent change in inflation pressure) Follow Harley’s recommendations, which for touring bikes should be 36 psi for the front, and 40 psi for the rear tire (but your custom setup, load might vary and need to be adjusted accordingly); Pressure is measured on cold tires, which also might trigger your low tire pressure indicator (if equipped) when rolling out of your driveway.

In general, make it a good habit to check pressure for your riding conditions often. Not only temperature, but also elevation (higher altitude will result in lower tire pressure, and vice versa, coming down a mountain will increase pressure, hence it is important to check and adjust tire pressure if you ride in areas with significant elevation changes).

Ride Safe & Have Fun!

Arndt (Tank)



September : Let’s play some catch up and join me in welcoming the following new members to the Chapter. In June we had three new members sign up including Stan C., Randy F., and William M. pictured below.  


New members in September: Dennis D., David V. and Ian P. pictured below:


In case you were wondering….


Current H.O.G. members will be automatically grandfathered into the Harley Owners Group tier of the H-D Membership program, at no additional cost, and can renew upon expiry at $59. Former HOG Associate members will be able to continue as HOG Passengers in the new H-D Membership Program. It will still cost $59, but HOG Passengers will receive a 3,000-point reward (worth $30) as a credit. Please note HOG Passengers are not eligible for Multipoint inspections or Roadside assistance benefits.

What really sets ESHOG apart is the unparalleled support it receives from its dealership. In fact, many members consider the dealership to be their second home. You won't find a more supportive dealership anywhere in the state, and that's just one reason why ESHOG is one of the best HOG chapters to join.

Whether you're a seasoned rider or just starting out, ESHOG has something to offer you. Get involved a bit more at ESHOG and become a supportive part of the most supportive HOG chapter in the state!


Have a great month!

LaNelle - Membership Officer





Happy to answer any questions when I recoup from the PiGNic.  

Steve B.



A couple of weeks ago as I was on my way home from a Black Sheep rally in Meridian Idaho, I was riding through the beautiful Palouse region of Eastern Washington. Stunning countryside through there. Breathtaking, really. Before getting to the Palouse, I rode 95 through part of Hell’s Canyon. Some of those views were breathtaking as well – the river below, the pine trees, the winding roads. There were recreation areas I never knew existed. Clearly worthy of a trip back with a tent and a fishing pole someday. But the scenery drastically changed after pulling that long hill out of Lewiston, ID. From massive cliffs of age-old layers of sediment to golden rolling hills of wheat, barley, corn, and hay. 

In 2022, Washington State was the third highest producer of wheat in the US with 144 million bushels. Only North Dakota and Kansas produced more wheat than Washington State last year (https://wagrains.org/wheat-production). That is not hard to believe when you spend hours and hours riding through hill and dell, passing more grain elevators than you thought existed. It was an amazing ride.

Perhaps what made it even more spectacular was the fact that the harvest season was in full swing. Puffs of wheat dust rising in the distance, only to see a solitary combine working the harvest. Passing semi-trucks with their bounty whenever the opportunity arose (which was quite often). And you know the farmers you’ve just passed by haven’t had more than a couple of hours of sleep. This I know from experience. But that’s another story for another day.

As we head into the harvest season this year, we are reminded that the weather is cooling. The days are getting shorter. Rides are becoming fewer and farther between (well – not if Slacker Ken has his way). Ready or not, the holidays are just around the corner. And at this time of year (more than any other time of year), we are reminded to care for those who are less fortunate. In fact, under Old Testament law, the children of Israel were bound to leave the corners of their fields unharvested so that there was plenty of food left over for the poor, the widow, the fatherless, and the foreigner.

“When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field, nor shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest. 10 And you shall not glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather every grape of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger: I am the Lord your God.” Leviticus 19: 9-10 (NKJV)

Deuteronomy furthers this idea:

“When you are harvesting in your field and you overlook a sheaf, do not go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow, so that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. When you beat the olives from your trees, do not go over the branches a second time. Leave what remains for the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow. When you harvest the grapes in your vineyard, do not go over the vines again. Leave what remains for the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow.” Deuteronomy 24: 19-21 (NIV)

Obviously, most of us are not farmers these days. But we can certainly carry out the principle of leaving the “corners of the field” for those in need. There are victims of wars who have been displaced and without food. There are governments who oppress their people. There are regional famines and abject poverty all over the world. These are all very worthy causes. But we mustn’t forget that we don’t have to look far to see where there is need. You may not even need to look outside your neighborhood. So let me close with just one question for you.

What corners of your field can you leave unharvested on behalf of the poor, the widow, the orphan, and the foreigner?


Kerry S. “Chaplain”  



Eastside Chapter #5389


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