Indian Valley H.O.G.

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Guests Speaker from Lehigh Valley Firearms Training Center, LLC

Sunday December 1st at our meeting we will have a guest speaker that will be offering his services to our club. He will be speaking about some of the courses he offers and you will have the opportunity to sign up for those classes. If you are interested please be prepared to put down a deposit to hold your seat in one of these classes. At Lehigh Valley Firearms Training Center you will find information on safe, responsible and effective use and ownership of firearms. U.S. Citizens enjoy one of the most unique freedoms – The Right to Keep and Bear Arms. With this right comes an equal responsibility to use firearms in a safe and legal manner, within the framework of morality built into our way of life. Continue reading

George Park – Why I Ride

I’ve been riding, like many, for a long time. When I started riding I may not have really given it much thought - I didn’t do it to be ‘cool’ (I’m still not) but because it was exciting, fun and fast. Thinking about it a little more now that I’m a bit older it comes down to, basically, Coexistence, Challenge & Community. I’ve been riding, like many, for a long time. When I started riding I may not have really given it much thought - I didn’t do it to be ‘cool’ (I’m still not) but because it was exciting, fun and fast. Thinking about it a little more now that I’m a bit older it comes down to, basically, Coexistence, Challenge & Community. Continue reading

Welcome your 2014 IVHOG Officers

Members can log in and view this post to see who your new IV HOG Officers are for 2014. Congratulations to the new officers, Thank you to all those that ran for office, we appreciate you supporting the club. We encourage those that did not secure an office this year and all members, to help us with some of our greatest challenges like our 25th Anniversary committee, Poker Run, Open House, Toy Run and other rides through out the year. Continue reading

John Quigley – Why I Ride

I ride because I love the feel of the wind in my hair. Having said that, I think the more pressing question would be: “Why wouldn't you ride”? You get up close and personal with everything you encounter: the back end of a 40 foot garbage truck on a wet day with the juice running out (thank goodness for full facers!), heavy interstate traffic on throwing anything and everything in your face, riding behind an open ended horse trailer with the tails waving at you, passing open slatted hog haulers on Forty Foot Road on their way to the meat packing plant, the exhilaration of riding 70 mph on Interstate 80 on a beautiful 63 degree day with not a cloud in the sky and there you are wishing you had worn chaps because it is a cool as it could get and still be in the beautiful day category. The sights, the sounds, the smells, the appreciation of all around you as you cut through the wind are all things you can’t experience any other way. Continue reading

33 Secrets from the AMA, For Smart Touring

There’s nothing like the feeling of loading up and heading out on a big motorcycle trip. And there’s nothing like the security of knowing you’re prepared for life on the road. It can take years to develop that knowledge through trial and error. So we’ve devised a shortcut. We’ve asked AMA staff members to share with you the experience they’ve accumulated over decades on the road. What you’ll find here isn’t a comprehensive collection of touring knowledge. Instead, here are 33 insider tips—useful suggestions that have made our tours more organized and more fun. We guarantee you’ll learn something. Continue reading

Enterprise to rent Harley-Davidson motorcycles in Vegas

Enterprise Rent-A-Car announced today that it will be the first major car rental agency to rent motorcycles in the USA. The two-wheelers will be available for rental only from a facility in Las Vegas, where Enterprise hopes to woo enthusiasts who want to visit nearby attractions like the Strip, the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, by motorcycle. Enterprise will have a fleet of Harley-Davidson bikes. Those who rent them must be licensed to drive a motorcycle, and Enterprise will provide helmets to the renters and their passengers at no extra cost, so that drivers are in compliance with Nevada helmet laws. Continue reading

2013 Hogs and Dogs at Spring Meadows

Spring Meadows At Lansdale would like to thank the Indian Valley Harley Owner's Group for making our 10th Annual Hog's & Dog's event a great success! Our resident's look forward to our annual get together and without your support we would not be able to make the event possible. We look forward to next year! Thanks for coming!!! The resident's, staff and management of Spring Meadows. Continue reading


The ride after Septembers meeting will be to the Old Carbon County Jail in Jim Thorpe. The cost is $6.00 for the tour. If you have Irish blood in your veins you may find this of interest. HISTORY OF THE OLD JAIL MUSEUM Resembling a fortress standing guard over the town of Jim Thorpe (formerly known as Mauch Chunk), the historic Old Jail Museum is a beautiful two-story stone structure. Completed in 1871 it was used as the Carbon County Prison from 1871 until January 1995 when it was purchased by Tom McBride and his wife, Betty Lou, of Jim Thorpe. Continue reading

Lane Bradley – Why I Ride

The reason I started riding is probably the same as other people: I had friends and family who owned Harley Davidson's and I saw how much fun they had on their rides. Mom and Dad used to ride back in the 60’s but stopped once family life took over. Then, in the 90’s when everyone moved out, they got the bug to ride again. Dad bought an all black Road King and he and mom would be off on weekends or on long trips to Sturgis and Daytona with friends seeing the country. Continue reading

We Remember Isabell Heimgartner

My name is Robin McCarthy and I wanted to let you know that my grandmother, Isabell Heimgartner passed away at the age of 104. The family wanted to let you know that she really enjoyed riding on the back of your Harley Davidson Motorcycles. Last year when you were at Spring Meadows, the Lansdale Reporter took of picture of her on the back of one and ran it in the paper. That was one of the best pictures of her taken and believe it or not, we used it as the picture in front of her niche at the cemetery. We want to remember her that way. She died in her sleep and went without any pain or troubles. I just wanted to let you know that she talked about riding on the bikes for a long time after. Continue reading

1942 Harley-Davidson XA

Blame the Jeep. That’s why this bike never made it into full production—and why, incidentally, military motorcycles of any kind fell out of favor during World War II. But that’s getting ahead of the story. Back in the early 1940s, the U.S. Army asked Harley-Davidson to design a next-generation military motorcycle. The company was already producing the WLA, based on its traditional 45-degree V-twin. But the army wanted a bike with one feature the WLA didn’t have: shaft drive. For its target, Harley chose another well-developed military bike — BMW’s R75, then in use by the German army. Harley’s version, the XA, was a near duplicate, right down to the flat-twin engine. The army ordered a test batch of 1,000 XAs. At the same time, the military also asked Indian to make a 750cc shaft-drive twin, and it came up with a 90-degree V-twin design much like recent Moto Guzzis. Continue reading

Ron Hawkins – Why I Ride

Why Do I Ride? - that’s a good question. I haven’t really thought about it too much until Mike had asked me to write this article for the newsletter. I guess it started back when I was about 19 years old. I had a friend of a friend who was selling a Yamaha 250. I’d never been on a bike before so I thought that would be a good bike to start on. Wow; what a thrill it was when I first started riding. I just couldn't believe the feeling of freedom that I felt. It was nothing I had ever felt before. None of any of my other friends had a motorcycle so I was the cool one with a motorcycle. The Yamaha 250 was nice for a while and was great to learn on, but as time went on I felt like I needed something with a little more power. So I bought a Yamaha 750 and that was just want I needed at the time. It was bigger with more power than my 250 and that difference made riding a little more fun. Continue reading

Earplug Earphones – Earphones that look like Earplugs

I just got the most amazing earphones and they are perfect for riding on a motorcycle. They look like Ear Plugs, and totally block out the wind noise and let you hear the music from any MP3 or iPhone music player. I can still hear cars around me (at a greatly reduced volume) and they stay in my ears even at high speeds. I drove around with them for a few days now on the highway, and back roads and absolutely love them. Next time you see me, ask me to check them out, I will be happy to show them to you. Below is the description from the web site. ( Continue reading

Rich Lanning – Why I Ride

Growing up I had no real desire to own a motorcycle. I WAS a motor head though. I had a ‘57 Chevy, a ’46 Ford and a ’64 GTO to keep me content. Along came the year 1969 and the movie Easy Rider. After seeing it three or four times, I knew I had to have a Harley. In 1971 I purchased a new XLCH. Since all of my friends were on metric bikes, I was the bad boy on a Harley. Well, if riding a new Harley was cool, chop-ping it would make it super cool. So that winter I stripped it down, took a hacksaw to the fenders, ex-tended the front end 8 inches, swapped out the seat and painted it candy apple orange. Continue reading

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