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Title: I want to go OTP...
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 06, 2019, 05:33:33 pm
subject of post is self explanatory...

Title: Re: I want to go OTP...
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 07, 2019, 11:42:46 am
No, it's not.   One true pairing?
Title: Re: I want to go OTP...
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 07, 2019, 12:35:22 pm
Over the Pond?  If so, I'll be heading there next year.
Title: Re: I want to go OTP...
Post by: Rubber_Snake on February 07, 2019, 12:52:13 pm
On The Prowl
Title: Re: I want to go OTP...
Post by: sport rider on February 07, 2019, 01:42:17 pm
on the.....well, never mind.....
Title: Re: I want to go OTP...
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 07, 2019, 02:06:37 pm
pot?



Title: Re: I want to go OTP...
Post by: George R. Young on February 07, 2019, 02:17:55 pm
Is it by any chance one way?
Title: Re: I want to go OTP...
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 07, 2019, 03:35:21 pm
 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: I want to go OTP...
Post by: fartymarty on February 07, 2019, 06:23:29 pm
Is it by any chance one way?

Moot, 'cause the internet is still both ways.   ::)  ;D
Title: Re: I want to go OTP...
Post by: Rick Hall on February 07, 2019, 08:14:52 pm
Is it by any chance one way?

Penalty, 5 yards, hitting below the belt ;)
Title: Re: I want to go OTP...
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 10, 2019, 04:32:13 pm
Is it by any chance one way?

sure, just make sure to sign the check, and triple the amount, and put a note on it "keep him over there"... of course, anything less than a $100 pledge ain't gonna cut it tho...  soooo, like increase your chance eh, end me some Horton's doughnuts, and some back bacon, eh, and I'll stay longer...

and don't send me any of that Poutine...  it clogs my artheriteries up,,, I had to use draino last time I ate it...

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a9/8e/c7/a98ec76aff308c68f4ef34540424e8b4.jpg)


wait, you can't vote... so I'm safe, still ... send back-bacon and donuts... I'm not allowed in Canada until 2021.. :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :chugbeer:


peace,  ;)
Title: Re: I want to go OTP...
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 15, 2019, 07:24:13 am
I wasn't allowed out of the country until just recently..
Title: Re: I want to go OTP...
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 15, 2019, 08:58:32 pm
I wasn't allowed out of the country until just recently..

I'm free to travel anywhere, except stupid Canada..  till 2020..
wish their silly laws were retro, boycott Canadian Beer.. that'll fix em' :chugbeer: :chugbeer: :chugbeer: :chugbeer: :deadhorse: :salute: :rotflmao:

 
Title: Re: I want to go OTP...
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 15, 2019, 09:17:11 pm
On a serious note;
always backed this program, voted and contributed to send Rick, your site master, over also.. I'm sure he could tell you what the experience of a lifetime it may be/
He always calls me names, and stirs the pot, but I hope (ieeeeee, I do hope), it i all just done in fun...stirring the pot makes for interesting reading.... so I was told.

At a point a few year ago; during some "transitions" OtP became a COG driven function... which it never "was" prior, it was driven, and funded completely by "People" with a like mindset, desiring to share this back and forth with Europe and USA
It is NOW, once again, an individually run and functioning program, from us that have an unyielding devotion to the bike, and those we share it with...

I first started my COG thing on this site, and NEVER strayed from my allegiance, and support for it since joining, always willing to share and educate, and most of all increase the Concours ownership experience... a simple credo, but difficult to do for this long...especially when people come, glean knowledge, and depart, many times never saying thank you or "man, that worked great.."

I've been involved with this program for 17 years, and always wanted to go...
I was nominated in 2015, but as I got laid off, had to remove myself from the nominees..
because even tho largely funded by donations, there is a pretty large financial obligation by a traveler to fund on his/her own..
I have been once again nominated, and have a very good chance at winning, but it will take votes and support.
This truly is a trip of a lifetime, and NO OTHER club in the world, does this.. it's a great honor to even be nominated, and an unbelievable one to actually be voted the "Traveler"....

Read about this event here on Facebook, and also our website link.
how to vote, how to donate ...

USA
COG facebook site https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConcoursOwnersGroup/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConcoursOwnersGroup/)

here as well as at;

OTP facebook site https://www.facebook.com/groups/401849443334008/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/401849443334008/)

and Europe;

GCE Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/groups/162195043828558/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/162195043828558/)


to vote, as a non (COG) member it's a $15 donation to "OTP", and you can vote for me, Rich Riczinger (known as "Man of Blues COG# 5977), on the links provided for the donation, and casting a vote...

in order to vote, a donation must be sent, via PayPal...

donate here;

Americans, please send your donations via Paypal to: OTP.USA@cox.net,
Europeans, please use Paypal to: GTR1000@t-online.de

when making the donation, make sure to note it as a "gift" when the donation is sent. This incurs no extra charge, that PayPal uses.
Also, in the Notes section, please include "to vote for Rich / Man Of Blues/OTP nominee"

(current COG members (paid members) can simply vote...nut it would be nice to see donation..)

then, a vote can be made upon receipt of the donation, by sending a direct e-mail to the program, via the same e-mail
here:

Voting opens on Feb 14th. Send your votes to OTP.USA@cox.net. Include your name and COG # (that part is only applied to members of COG, so as a non member making a pledge, it does not apply, just "who" you cast your vote FOR does). Euro votes will be cleared by Bernd (in Germany). Donations as always can also be sent to the noted email addy's via paypal. Support this program. There is nothing like it! In the world!

you can read more here:

http://forum.cog-online.org/rallies-rides-and-events/over-the-pond-xvii-2019-is-on- (http://forum.cog-online.org/rallies-rides-and-events/over-the-pond-xvii-2019-is-on-)!!!/

http://forum.cog-online.org/rallies-rides-and-events/otp-2019-nominee-announcement/ (http://forum.cog-online.org/rallies-rides-and-events/otp-2019-nominee-announcement/)

thank you for your time reading this, and thank you in advance if you pledge and vote for me.

Rich
MOB

Title: Re: I want to go OTP...
Post by: Conrad on February 16, 2019, 07:34:56 am
Oh, the pie!

(https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/american-flag-pie.jpg)
Title: Re: I want to go OTP...
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 16, 2019, 12:16:49 pm
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: I want to go OTP...
Post by: Boomer on February 27, 2019, 07:07:57 am
Noooooooo, don't send HIM over here,.... PUHHHLEEEEEEEZE!!!  :loco: :yikes: :rotflmao:
I've already donated (have every year since my OTP-Zero trip to Klamath Falls) but haven't voted yet this year.
Title: Re: I want to go OTP...
Post by: connie_rider on February 27, 2019, 10:48:22 am
Boomer, that's exactly what I sed when they were collecting $$ to bring you over here for "OtP" "0"...  :rotflmao:
    <And then,,,,  :hitfan:>

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: I want to go OTP...
Post by: sport rider on February 27, 2019, 02:23:10 pm
I voted for ya.  where's my 20 bucks?
Title: Re: I want to go OTP...
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 27, 2019, 03:19:35 pm
Noooooooo, don't send HIM over here,.... PUHHHLEEEEEEEZE!!!  :loco: :yikes: :rotflmao:
I've already donated (have every year since my OTP-Zero trip to Klamath Falls) but haven't voted yet this year.

come on Boomer, you can't hide the fact ya like me deep down in that Big Heart of yours.. besides, I'm the easiest one of the 5 to get along with... really...
ask Ted... he wouldn't lie to ya... :rotflmao: :chugbeer: :cool: :hail: :hail:
Title: Re: I want to go OTP...
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on March 01, 2019, 04:14:33 pm
voting closes at midnight Sunday....Mar 3rd.....

Please cast a vote for me....
Title: Re: I want to go OTP...
Post by: connie_rider on March 01, 2019, 04:56:38 pm
Boomer,I never lie, but have been known to stretch the truth a bit.
Voting ends on March 3!!

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: I want to go OTP...
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on March 10, 2019, 06:36:14 pm
just for closure, (Just)Cliff won the big trip... I'm the runner up if he can't go...
I thank all of you that voted, and pledged money to the program to do so, and I greatly appreciate your efforts. The vote was very close, had I asked earlier, It may have been beneficial, but water under the bridge now.
Many of you are longtime friends,and I know for a fact, a LOT are people that migrated here from COG... and it was very kind of all of you that voted, I campaigned hard, drawing upon all my resources of people that actually know me, I have no issues with any of that.
Next time I ee ya, if you tell me you voted for me, I'll buy you a beverage... cheers.
Title: Re: I want to go OTP...
Post by: sport rider on March 11, 2019, 08:17:30 am
based on funds coming in, they often sponsor two.  I hope they get enough so you can make the trip.  you deserve it for all you've contributed!
Title: Re: I want to go OTP...
Post by: Boomer on March 11, 2019, 08:30:18 am
Yeah, what SportRider said!  :stirpot:
'Taint over until the fat errrr, individual sings  :thumbs: :popcorn: