Meet our 2017 Chapter Officers
Finger Lakes New York
Harley Owner’s Group
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Linda ~ Activities   I’ve had my license since I was a senior in high school but lacked a bike until 12 years ago.  My bike is a 2006 Street Glide with a trike conversion kit. I’ve always enjoyed riding.  I learned on a 350 Honda and earned my license the summer after graduating from high school.  There was about a 10 year lapse between it and the 450 Honda that I purchased while pregnant with my first born.  What was I thinking--not!  I couldn’t ride with her.  Therefore I sold it and didn’t purchase another bike, a 1996 1200 Sportster, until my youngest was graduating from high school (12 years ago). A few years ago,  I purchased what I currently ride.  It took a little convincing to switch to a trike, but I am quite happy with the purchase--as a number of people I ride with!  Most of my riding is to and from work.
Norm Erway ~ Secretary I have been riding since 1991.  I own a 2009 FXD and a 2013 FLHTK. I started riding Harleys in 2006.  I have worked in electronics professionally since 1981.  My other hobbies include eating out, Ham Radio and Firearms.  I live in West Corners NY which is part of the triple cities NY area.  I moved there from Tioga Center NY in 1990. (607) 748-5915     wb2syq@gmail.com
Ronda ~ Editor My current ride is a black 2014 1200T, “Lucy”. I started out riding dirt bikes as a teen and had my first road bike at 18.  I rode on and off, but not consistently when raising my children. Now that I’m back at it, I ride every chance I get and am on my second Harley.  Off road, I substitute teach, tutor, do house painting, interior design and make art.  Also, I have 5 grandchildren that I love spending time with.
Shawn Harrington ~ Membership flnyhogmembership@shawnharrington.com
Bob Henry ~ Safety Officer I rode for a couple of years in the 70’s then started back up again a few years ago.  I own a 2014 Road King and a 2016 Rode Glide Ultra CVO. I’m married with one adult son.  I’m a retired civil servant. “It looks like I’m moving, but I’m standing still” (607) 753-0130     bmeohen2@gmail.com 
Jim Deland ~ Director I started riding in 2008 when the gas prices were hitting almost $5 a gallon. My first bike was a Suzuki 800.  After a year of riding that bike, Donna and I decided that we needed something bigger.  So we went to Ithaca H-D and bought a black cherry and pewter 2007 Ultra Classic.  In 2010, Ithaca H-D had a pearl black 2008 Ultra Classic with very few miles that I purchased.  I still have that bike today with a lot of miles on it. (315) 374-5406     jdelandjr@yahoo.com
Bev Sorgi ~ Treasurer I’ve been riding behind John from 1971 until we sold the business in 2014.  I tried to ride myself but it didn’t work out! Our longest ride was to Milwaukee for Harley’s 100th anniversary and again 5 years later for the 105th.  I’m retired now.  We have several friends we’ve met through the business that we socialize with and more that we keep in touch with through the club.  My powers of persuasion have not been successful in convincing my hubby to get on a Harley again (maybe next year). (607) 387-4445     jjsbds@msn.com
Olavs Ozolins (Oz) ~ Head Road Captain I started riding in 1975; off road on a 1953 250cc  Harley sprint. I have a 2010 Harley Ultra Limited, a 2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 and a 2015 Kawasaki ZX-14 Anniversary Edition. I have been riding motorcycles since I turned 13.  I really enjoy the freedom and relaxation of being in the open air and feeling totally unencumbered by a cage around you as in a car.  Traveling to new places and seeing new sights and people have majorly added to the allure of biking.  The brotherhood of bikers is such a wonderful feeling to experience and share with people who are so passionate for the same motorcycle lifestyle.  One of the real benefits of being in such an inclusive group, is that we all share a common hobby and don’t focus on the differences between people.  I hope to meet you on the road!   o.ozolins@aol.com
Dave ~ Photographer I have been riding motorcycles since I was a young teenager.  I own a HD Ultra Classic with a trike kit. I am retired, so I enjoy riding as often as I can.  I’m in a pool- league, take photos and videos of family, friends, events, vacations, wildlife and nature.  I still do medical research online.  I love comedy. I like traveling to beaches along the Atlantic Ocean.  And I enjoy our out-in-the-country home:  nature, hunting and especially the 22 acre space overlooking Cayuga Lake.
John Sorgi ~ Historian I’ve been riding since I was 7 years old.  I raced dirt track, flat track, motocross and enduro for 22 years.  I was still riding enduros when I met my wife, Bev, and her 3 sons. I worked at Ithaca Harley-Davidson from 1959 to 2014.  I presently do not own a bike (Bev has a Schwinn).  I’m looking forward to a trike in the near future. (607) 387-4445     jjsbds@msn.com
Bonnie Sautter ~ Webmaster I’ve been a passenger on my husbands bike for many years.  In the fall of 2007, we sold all of our racehorses and decided that we would purchase another bike.  I told my husband, Al, that I would like to get my license and my own bike.  So in the spring of 2008, I did just that. My first bike was a 2008 883 Sportster.  I rode it thru the summer and traded it in for a 2009 Dyna Super Glide Custom.  I rode the Dyna as a bike for a couple of years and was persuaded by a good friend of mine (Jan) to have it triked.  So now it is a Dyna Super Glide Trike.  I love riding to events and meeting new people. I have been married for 37 years and have a daughter, 2 step-daughters, 6 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. (607) 280-0431     bes3@cornell.edu
Lee Downs ~ Assistant Director I bought my first motorcycle, a 1980 Honda CB750 Custom, in 1981 while in the military but sold it due to overseas deployment.  Four years ago, I decided to take the leap again.  I bought a 2013 883 Sportster, but it didn't take long to upgrade to a 2013 Dyna Super Glide. I enjoy the many places I've traveled on it and the many people I've met while riding.   That's what prompted me to join H.O.G. and the Finger Lakes Chapter. I truly enjoy the fine people I've met through the club and talking about their bikes. jarhead162004@yahoo.com
Loren Downs ~ Ladies Of Harley (L.O.H.) My current bike is  a 2013 Super Glide Custom.  I do not recall a time growing up when there were not bikes around to ride or modify! Mini bikes and three wheelers on the farm in Pa , dirt , enduro and trials bikes with my brother and friends as a teenager in NY and then onto street bikes as an adult.   I made the personal decision to take a hiatus from riding once I had children.  Now all three of my girls are grown and have children of their own (6 grand kids!), so I am back on two wheels again and loving every minute of it!  I really enjoy the freedom you feel on your bike, seeing so many new places, meeting new people, making new friends , and being part of the H.O.G. chapter family.  Experiencing a ride on your bike is truly  a whole new way to see, smell and feel  the world around you .  But what I love the most about being out on my bike is seeing how many other women are out riding too - be it as a passenger or a driver.  My thought is - why should we let the guys have all the fun??? Qualityqueen13@gmail.com