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Where's The BannerWe are a riding chapter and to demonstrate our collective passion for riding we are asking members to carry a Chapter Banner “our colors” to as many unique destinations as possible during the 2009 riding season.
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Polar Bear Ride


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Something to be said about the "exhilaration" of riding down the highway in 20-something degree weather that truly sets the "hard-core" riders apart....... (30+) Members headed east to the Birchwood restaurant in Riverhead last Sunday. Leading the Group was Matt Foster - Safety Officer & Road Captain. Many THANX to Matt. We look forward to the next "frostbite" ride.....

36 files, last one added on Jan 10, 2009

Jan Meeting/ Swap Meet


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We had a great monthly meeting - the first of 2009, which is sure to be another great riding year for our Chapter. Road conditions (and freezing temps!) prevented us from riding after the meeting, but many of us took advantage of the great "stuff" available at the Swap Meet!

16 files, last one added on Jan 25, 2009

First Aid Course


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6 files, last one added on Jan 26, 2009

Sweetheart Ride


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16 bikes/17 members participated in a great 45-mile ride this past Sunday. The original destination was supposed to be Otto's on the Nautical Mile, but it was closed! Instead, coffee and snacks were had at the Babylon Bean. If your bike is growing cobwebs in the garage, give it a treat and take it out one of these Sundays. The cold doesn't stop us!

43 files, last one added on Feb 17, 2009

AC Trip


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You missed a great time if you didn't join us for the bus trip to Atlantic City this past Saturday! Activities Officer, Joe "Jitsu" outdid himself in planning this great event. We watched a variety of movies on the bus, ate and drank to our hearts' content, and then gambled in the casino. Quite a few of us came out winners. The losers weren't talking ... Make sure you plan to attend this one next year - we really had a blast!

26 files, last one added on Feb 23, 2009

Feb Meeting/Chili Cookoff


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The Chili Cook-off after February‘s meeting was lots of fun! Winners: First Place—Cat Grabowski, Second Place—Paul Newman, Third Place & People‘s Choice—Rich Truran and Fourth Place—Steve Ficalora. The TUMS Award went to Barbara Pisarski. Congratulations to all! Thanks to Chili Judge Manny Ortiz of Pit Bull Hot Sauces for choosing the winners.

27 files, last one added on Feb 23, 2009

Dealership Beachparty


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I hope you had a chance to stop by Lighthouse Harley Davidson this past Saturday for their 3rd Annual Beach Party.  Everyone had a great time and I've heard that one or two of our ladies purchased a bike that day!

23 files, last one added on Feb 28, 2009

St Patrick's Day Parade '09


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40 Lighthouse HOG bikes participated in Huntington's St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday. And then we all headed back to the VFW for some corned beef sandwiches and salads. it was a great time!

131 files, last one added on Mar 11, 2009

Ride to Phil's


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21 bikes/23 people took part in a great 70-mile ride this past Sunday, led by Road Captains Lou Vaccarelli and Ken Grant. The ride wound through the north shore and ended at Phil's of Wading River for some great food and drink. Good job, Ken - his first led ride as a Road Captain!

16 files, last one added on Mar 16, 2009

Ride to Pastrami King


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Wow - what a great day Sunday was for a ride! It felt wonderful to not have heated gear on for a change! About 30 bikes/34 people took a great ride, led by Road Captain Guy Turchiano, to The Pastrami King in Merrick. The food was delicious and everyone had a great time.

36 files, last one added on Apr 06, 2009

Winthrop Hospital Easter Ride


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Saturday's visit to the pediatric ward of Winthrop Hospital was wet but wonderful. Ten brave souls actually rode through the downpour, while 35 to 40 of us brought up the rear in our cars. The kids really enjoyed our visit and we want to thank everyone who contributed gifts to make Easter just a little brighter for these poor little ones who had to spend it in the hospital. And a big thank you to our very own Easter Bunny, Public Relations Officer Dom Mazza. Dom did a great job, as always, of putting this event together for us.

52 files, last one added on Apr 13, 2009

"Thank You!" From Winthrop Hospital


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Hi Dom,
Thank you and your organization for your visit on Saturday! Your visit truly raised the spirits of not only the children and their families but the staff as well! We all look forward to your visit every year!
Attached please find copies of all the pictures from your visit! Thank you again for everything and I hope you had a terrific Easter!
Nicole Almeida, M.S., CCLS
Director, Child Life Program
The Children's Medical Center at Winthrop University Hospital
259 First Street Mineola, NY 11501

7 files, last one added on Apr 14, 2009

Primary Officers Training(POT)


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Some of us were in Atlantic City attending HOG Primary Officer Training this weekend - you may have heard us talking about POT ... just want to make sure there were no misunderstandings!

16 files, last one added on Apr 20, 2009

Himes Museum of Motor Racing


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Mother Nature cooperated with us, for a change! I hope you had the chance to get out and enjoy the great weather this weekend. I hear the ride to the Himes Museum of Motor Racing was a great event! Road Captain Cisco Mercado led 17 bikes/20 people on a scenic ride before arriving at the museum. Everyone had a great time.

57 files, last one added on Apr 23, 2009

"Demo Day" at the Dealership


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Demo Day This Saturday at Lighthouse H-D

30 files, last one added on Apr 25, 2009

Apr Meeting/Annual Bike Blessing


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We had a great monthly meeting on Sunday, followed by our Annual Biker Blessing at the United Methodist Church in Farmingdale.  74 bikes made the trip - Member, Rodger Lee, was kind enough to put this together for us again - thanks Rodger! And boy did we get blessed with sunshine for our ride to Jerry & The Mermaid Restaurant in Riverhead for some great food and fun.

143 files, last one added on Apr 29, 2009

International Female Riders Day


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18 files, last one added on May 03, 2009

Girls Night Out


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Friday night's Girls Night Out at Lighthouse HD was a great success, with our own Cat Grabowski, Chris Vultaggio and Cat Domen headlining. Lots of new and potential women riders were in attendance.

67 files, last one added on May 09, 2009

Mother's Day Ride '09


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Sunday's Mothers Day Ride was really special. First of all, the weather was incredible! 26 bikes/30 members wove through the north and south shores, stopping to present flowers to several of our members' mothers. A big thanks to our LOH Officer Chris Vultaggio for organizing this great event and to Assistant Director Steve Ficalora for plotting out the route. This ride is one of the highlights of the year - mark your calendars for next year!

38 files, last one added on May 26, 2010

Bikers for Babies Registration/May Meeting


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Well, we got to ride half of last weekend anyway, huh? The weather held for us during the Bikers for Babies Pre-Registration at the dealership. It was a great day! But the rain killed our ride after Sunday's membership meeting.

25 files, last one added on May 21, 2009

Memorial Day Grave Decoration


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"Every year we meet to place flags on the graves at the Long Island National Cemetery (Pinelawn) in Farmingdale for Memorial Day.

1 files, last one added on May 26, 2009

Rolling Thunder


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47 files, last one added on May 31, 2009

Americade


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For those of us who were in Lake George for Americade: How 'bout that weather? It was gorgeous! The members I saw were Joe & Eva Cambareri, Steve Ficalora, Paul DiFrancesco, Dom Mazza, Guy Turchiano (who put on a great bbq Friday night!), Chris Vultaggio, Cat Domen, Cisco Mercado, Janice & Pete Leone, Pat Donohue, Peggy Brunette, Paul Chieco, Bob Ney, Craig Ruiz ... and I know there were more I didn't run into, like Grumpy & Nadine Hartmann and Ken & Pat Grant. Sorry if I missed anyone! Head RC Paul D was kind enough to lead some of us on a great ride up there on Thursday morning - we even picked up some strays from another HOG Chapter! And Assistant Director Steve did a fine job of leading us back on Sunday.

15 files, last one added on Jun 12, 2009

June Meeting


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What is with this rain??? I'm hearing all kinds of statistics like so far it has rained 85% of the days in June, that this is the 10th rainiest June on record, etc. Bleh - we need some sun. It is summer after all! So our ride after last Sunday's meeting was canceled. But we're being optimistic about our chances for next weekend (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!).

15 files, last one added on Jun 24, 2009

Casino Ride '09


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9 Motorcycles and 15 members took off last Saturday morning to make the annual Chapter deposit to the Mohegan Sun Casino. After an uneventful 87 miles up the Merritt Parkway, Head RC Paul D took the group through some great back roads in South Central/Eastern CT. Lunch was had in Chester, CT, followed by a stop at Chapman's Falls in Devils Hopyard State Park with a very special stop at the Salem Ice Cream Store (the richest, smoothest Ice Cream in the world - according to Paul). On Sunday, the weather was not overly promising so the group decided an early trip home would be in order. So after a brief ride from the hotel to New London, the group boarded the Ferry and landed at Orient Point.

49 files, last one added on Jun 28, 2009

Road Captain's Ride 6-27-09


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1 files, last one added on Jun 28, 2009

Party for Roy


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This past Saturday, a bunch of Lighthouse members and other friends went to Roy Lamoreaux's house for an impromptu barbecue. Steve won a Harley flag at our last meeting, which everyone signed and presented to Roy. Roy, we hope you feel better soon!

21 files, last one added on Jun 28, 2009

Long Island Cares Ride


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1 files, last one added on Jun 29, 2009

Million Mile Monday


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MILLION MILE MONDAY was a great success! 31 bikes and several passengers did over 100 miles last night on a ride to Long Beach. Road Captain Bob Bernstein led us on a great ride to Jordan Lobster Farms for a delicious dinner and then for Italian ices at Ralph's in Commack. A great night! Total mileage x riders = 4,500 miles!Assistant Director Steve Ficalora and Head Road Captain Dom Mozzone led a group of 14 upstate and through Connecticut and then to meet the rest of the group for dinner in Long Beach. Total miles = 4,270!Our traveling contingent on their way home from the National Rally in Oklahoma City (Cat, Angela, Bruce and George) logged 1,699!TOTAL LIGHTHOUSE HOG MILES = 10,469!

39 files, last one added on Jul 01, 2009

Patterson Falls


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Assistant Head Road Captain Guy Turchiano led a small group to the Great Falls of Patterson, NJ. After, the group had a delicious lunch at the Reef Restaurant in City Island. Nice job, Guy!

6 files, last one added on Jul 01, 2009

Ride to Garrison, NY


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12 members joined Road Captain & Safety Officer Matt Foster on his ride to the Stadium sports bar in Garrison, NY. And guess what?? It didn't rain!! Matt led the group through the Palisades, up some great roads on the western side of the Hudson River and finally crossing the Hudson once again to a fantastic bar with some really great sports memorabilia. Matt put a lot of work into this ride and he should be commended. Around 160 miles were logged.

11 files, last one added on Jul 13, 2009

NYS Rally


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We had a great time over the past 4 days, amassing 906 miles round trip including excursions during the rally.

68 files, last one added on Jul 14, 2010

Ice Cream Ride


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12 files, last one added on Jul 19, 2009

Maine Rally '09


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On Thursday morning, 19 bikes took the 6:00 am ferry out of Port Jefferson for our ride up to the Maine HOG Rally. We all made it back safely on Sunday, after another great day of riding. A huge thanks must go out to Dom Mozzone for putting together such a great ride and to Bill Vultaggio for helping out with leading the group. And thank you to our great Road Captains, Mario Ruffolo, Cisco Mercado, Ken Grant, Mike Davidson, Charlie Abruzzo and Greg York for taking such great care of us. Also to Cat Grabowski for filling in as needed.

51 files, last one added on Jul 21, 2009

July Meeting/Ride to Vineyard


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15 files, last one added on Aug 17, 2009

 

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