OFFICERS

RALEIGH CHAPTER ELECTED AND APPOINTED OFFICERS



Linwood 'Lin' Lassiter - Director

Rides:  2014 Ultra Limited

My riding started at age 12 and I was immediately hooked. My Dad bought a Sportster when I was in High School and he let me ride it to school which was Awesome!! I rode some other road bikes over the next years until 1/13/98 when I took delivery of my Softail Springer from RPHD which also brought me into Raleigh HOG. I have served in multiple offices within the Chapter over the years and now Director once again for 2016. Raleigh HOG has the Best folks and the Greatest Sponsorship that any HOG Chapter could have.  I am looking forward to serving again and am always available to help. I urge everyone to be as active as possible and join in the fun with this Great Chapter. Lets ride and have fun.
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Linwood 'Lin' Barrow Assistant Director

Rides:  2013 Road Glide 

Born and raised as a lifelong resident of Raleigh, I am currently living in Wake County near Wendell.  I started at East Carolina University and graduated in Wake Technical College’s Accounting Program.

I have spent last 40 years working in and around Raleigh working in public and private accounting programs.  My background includes many years working with construction related and non profit companies either as an accounting based employee or as an outside accounting/tax auditor.  I joined the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County in 2004 as Accounting Manager and shortly became Vice President of Finance.

Upon getting the urge to get back on a motorcycle, I took the MSF introductory course via Ray Price Harley Dealership in Aug 2009.  After renting a few Harley’s I purchased a nice 2004 Road King Custom in April 2010 and have been cruising the highways since then.  I actually started on one of those other bikes (1976 Honda 500T) back in the late 70’s.  I currently am riding a 2013 Road Glide.

I joined Raleigh Hog in July 2010 and have participated in numerous club events as well as participating with RPHD events along the way.  In addition to riding my Harley, I also enjoy relaxing at Lake Gaston and riding my boat as time permits.
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Gail Bartz - Secretary

Rides:  2016 Road Glide Special



I told my husband 8 years ago when we decided to move from NH to NC that he could trade his passion for snowmobiles with motorcycle riding.  What I didn’t know was how much I would love riding motorcycles too.  I definitely didn’t see that coming!  Thanks to the support and encouragement from the Raleigh HOG family and the Ladies of Harley I found that I could ride my own.  I can say without any hesitation that riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle blows away riding an Arctic Cat snowmobile.  I started out on a Fatboy and graduated to a Road King but have just recently found that the Road Glide is what suits me best.  Thanks to the Ray Price Dealership for making it happen.
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Doug Wilkerson Treasurer


Rides:  2014 Street Glide

At age 60, I found myself in need of a hobby.  Several friends rode Harleys and talked about how much they loved riding.  The more I thought about it, the more it appealed to me.  I started looking at Harleys and found the first bike that ever made me want to get on a motorcycle – the 2014 Street Glide.  I took the Riders’ Edge class through the RPHD dealership and within a month was riding my first bike – a 2006 Low Rider.  That bike was my best pal for 11 months and taught me to ride.  Within a year, I was riding the bike that first appealed to me.  I joined Raleigh HOG in the fall of 2014 found a lot of worthwhile activities to get involved in.  I found people willing to help me as a new rider and with learning my way around the HOG chapter.  I’ve never been around a better group of people and friends.  I have been a member of several different types of organizations and believe that if you expect to get something out of an organization, you have to be a contributor.   With just about every ride or event or activity, I get to know another new person and begin building another new friendship.  After a few months of being involved in the Raleigh HOG, it’s easy to see why so many people have been a part of the chapter for a long time.  There’s a great sense of community, family and friendship here.  I look forward to growing in friendship and experiences with all of you.
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Richard Barfield - Activities

Rides:  2008 Electra Glide Classic


I’ve been riding a motorcycle almost 12 years ago, by a group of coworkers that rode themselves. At that time, I decided to purchase my first bike (Honda 750 Nighthawk) and took the Basic Rider Course at Wake Tech Community College. 6 months after I finished the course, I purchased my first Harley Davidson in 2006 (Sportster XL1200C). I rode that for about a year and then purchased the current HD I own (2008 FLHTC).
I’ve been a member of Raleigh H.O.G. since 2006 and haven’t looked back. I’ve built so many new friendships, have so much fun, created more memories than are imaginable, since becoming a member of Raleigh H.O.G. The dealership, Ray Price Harley Davidson, is such a great supporting dealership to our club. I would like to thank them for all they do for the Raleigh H.O.G.
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Melinda Miller - Ladies Of Harley Officer

Rides:  2014 Ultra 
              2010 Heritage

I purchased my first bike in 1993 beautiful 1200 blue Sportster and like many received a free Raleigh membership. I took the riding course and now 7 bikes later I am still active in Raleigh HOG. It offered me new friends, new places to go and an opportunity to do work for the community. The friendships I made and make are all very important to me. Having the chance to serve Raleigh HOG is very rewarding and fun. My real job is in Clinical Research that helps bring new medicines to market.  Have served Raleigh HOG as LOH Director and Historian.
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Huck - Safety Officer

Rides:  2016 Road King



I received my motorcycle license in 1975 and purchased my first Harley-Davidson, an FXRS Sport Glide in 1982. Since then, I’ve ridden Harleys exclusively.
Coming from upstate New York and having ridden for so many years, I have experienced the fun and challenges of riding in good weather and bad including hot sun, rain, hail, snow, and ice.
I have been a member of Raleigh HOG since 2004 and truly believe that the Ray Price dealership, Raleigh HOG, and its members are by far some of the best people in the nation. After being a member of HOG clubs in both NY and Florida as well as attending multiple HOT training events, this continues to reign true.

As your Safety Officer, I pledge to raise awareness wherever possible of ways to ride safer, provide tips and training, supporting our Road Captains, and ensure that each member has an opportunity to enjoy our lifestyle in an enlightened manner.
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Justine Homiak - Photographer

Rides:  2008 Street Bob


I went on my first motorcycle ride in early 2011.  I loved it, except I was riding with a “less than- gentle shifter.”  After smashing the front of my helmet off the back of his a few dozen times within two rides, I was determined to ride my own.  I promptly bought a used 750 off craigslist and signed up for a MSF Course at the local community college.  I bought my Harley Davidson, a 2008 Street Bob, in March 2014 which is when I joined Raleigh HOG.  I have very much enjoyed being a member of HOG and the Ladies of Harley, participating in events, fundraising and rides.  I became the Chapter Photographer in 2015 and am happy to be continuing in this role for 2017.  So, if you see me….smile, and say, “Harley!”…I will likely have a camera of some sort with me!

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Clint Newsome - Raffle Chairman

Rides:  2015 Road Glide Special


I started riding at the age of 10 on a Mini Bike purchased at Pep Boys, when they were located on what is now Fayetteville Street in Downtown Raleigh. From there it was Honda and Yamaha dirt bikes until I was 14 years of age when I rode my first street bike a Honda CB500 in South Dakota. Riding has always been my outlet to escape from stress and I simply love it.

My first Harley was a 2011 Street Glide and now I ride a 2015 Road Glide Special  both purchased at Ray Price, Since becoming a HOG member in 2011, I have meet some of the best people in the community and enjoy being a part of the group.
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Bruce Brown - Co-Chaplain

Rides:  2014 Ultra Limited


Somewhere around 7 years old I started riding a Candy Apple Red Honda 50, (and I still love that color), my neighbor was about the same age and he got the Candy Apple Blue model and we were off on a riding adventure that would span many years and many motorcycles. Over the years I was fortunate to get larger motorcycles as I grew out of the smaller ones, all the way to a motocross racing bike. I took a break from riding for a few years and finished my pilots license and then got an instrument rating in a small four seat Piper Cherokee that I was in a partnership with for several years. Even though I really enjoy airplanes and flying I eventually got back to my motorcycle roots when I bought a Sportster, a Dyna Wide Glide, and now I'm on my second Ultra, this time the Ultra Limited. I've been a HOG member since the early 90's and have been fortunate to be one of the Chapters Co-Chaplains for several years now. The Raleigh HOG is a very active group with lots of rides and events to be a part of, if you have any questions about the group please contact any HOG officer or member for more information.

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Floyd Baker - Co-Chaplain

Rides:  2002 Wide Glide, 2012 Tri-Glide



I started riding when I was 18 and in the military in Oklahoma. I had a Suzuki dirt bike and raced some motor cross and owned a TS125 Suzuki that I used for transportation back and forth to work. When the kids started coming along I stopped riding until I purchased my first Harley in 2003. I was living in Morehead City and purchased a Super Glide from the New Bern dealer, became a HOG member and have remained one since. I have just under 50,000 miles riding Harleys and currently own a 2002 Wide Glide and a 2006 Ultra.  I am the Mission Pastor at Freedom Biker Church.
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Denise Prince - Membership Committee Chair

Rides:  2009 Fat Boy

I grew up on the back of my Dad’s motorcycle.  Once I left home though, the motorcycle riding quickly became a thing of the past.  About 10 years ago, a good friend convinced me to take the MSF class so we could ride together on the weekend (THANK YOU SHERRI!). On a whim, I decided to visit the Raleigh HOG meeting as I was interested in meeting other riders. As the saying goes, the rest is history.  I have enjoyed being a member of Raleigh HOG for several years now – participating in rides, events, fundraisers, raffles, BikeFest, the list goes on and on. The friends have I made through the Raleigh HOG mean the world to me.  I am so happy I took the chance to walk in, knowing no one, on that cold October night.  I strongly believe, every member of Raleigh HOG is a member of the membership committee.  I look forward to chairing this committee, working alongside my fellow members, and welcoming any and all new members to Raleigh HOG.
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Mike Page - Historian & H.O.G. Room Coordinator

Rides:  2009 Ultra Limited



I was born and raised in a beach community.  My dad loved motorcycles and even had an old Road King until I was about 7 years old. My older brother bought a bike when I was thirteen.  Riding as a passenger got me started wanting my own bike.   When I was in the Air Force,  at 19 I bought my own bike.  Yes, unfortunately it was a rice burner.  A friend that I rode with at that time had a Sportster.  He said I will let you ride it but you have to understand that once you ride a Harley you will want one.  He was right.  A year later I bought my first Harley, a ’74 Sportster, and as they say the rest is history, been riding Harleys ever since.   Joining the HOG group has inspired me to do more with others who also enjoy riding.
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Lynette Dees - Recording Secretary 

Rides:  2015 Ultra Limited


I only began riding two short years ago on the back of my fiancée's 2015 Ultra Road King, the same time that I became a HOG member. It's been the "ride of my life" so far. 
I grew up in Louisiana and moved to Raleigh when I was 23. I have worked with the NC Department of Transportation since January 1992. As soon as I retire, Tony and I plan on hitting the road. 
We have four incredible kids together, Meghan, Hunter, Tucker and Conner. 

I hope to do an outstanding job as the recording secretary for all HOG members. 
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Greg Nichols - 50/50 Co-Chair

Rides:  2000 Road King



My first bike was a 250cc trail bike that I bought new in 1973.  My buddies and I used to follow the motocross, drag and road racing circuits and went to a lot of the big races like Daytona and Talladega.  My college roommate became the manager of the Kawasaki Shop where we hung out in 1975.  I bought one of their new 900cc Z1’s that was tearing up the roads -- boy would that thing fly.  My girlfriend (now my wife) and I used to load that thing down with camping gear and hit the road.  I can’t remember how we carried all that stuff without saddle bags, tour pack and a luggage rack.  The Road King Classic that we ride today has lots of space to carry travel gear.  We joined Raleigh HOG in 2000 because we find it safer riding in a group and don’t like riding in and around the city alone.  We particularly enjoy the overnight trips.  We like to Ride and Have Fun!
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Harold Panel - 50/50 Co-Chair

Rides:  2002 Road King


My son and I rode dirt bikes for years when we lived in Texas and Georgia and had some great times.  When he left for college, the dirt bikes went into hibernation and eventually were sold when we moved to NC.  I began to look at rode bikes and there was nothing out there that had more appeal than the Harley.  I walked by the Raleigh HOG Chapter bike raffle  at a car show and plunked down $20 bucks for a ticket.  For some reason I knew this bike was mine  and I was not the least bit surprised when I got the call informing me that I had won the bike.  It was a 2002 Rode King and I still have it and ride the tires off it.  The Raleigh HOG Chapter is just like family and you make new friends and enjoy old friends at each meeting and every ride.  My buddy, Greg Nichols, and I do the 50/50 Raffle at each meeting and have a great time doing it.  And we have something in common – we both have won a Harley in a raffle drawing.