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Raft Trip Scheduled at the 2013 COGNational Rally
« on: January 12, 2013, 03:56:19 pm »
Wednesday, August 28 – Rally Day 3
 ■8-10am: Information Center and Registration open.
 ■8-5pm: Ride & Rafting Trip to Jackson Hole Wyoming


Several Months ago I started a discussion about a possible raft Trip we could do at this years COG National.
Colin (and team) approved it and put it on the 2013 COG National schedule.  (see above)

The original discussion has gotten quite long so I opted to add a discussion to this Forum.
I'll attach a link to that discussion here: http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,35773.0.html

After negotiating/begging with Mad River rafting; the price has been reduced from $68 per person to $30 per person.

I told Mad River http://www.mad-river.com/ that I expect approx. 30 people to attend, and booked the event.
They told me that they can accomodate more,,,,  "if I tell them well in advance".
So, I need to get a count of who hopes to go Rafting with us... so that I can arrange additional rafts/guides.

Please; * send me a note at   ted@zggtr.org and tell me   that you plan to go rafting with us.
           * join in one of the discussions and ask any questions that you have!
           * (Even if you can't go Rafting with us), "DO" plan to go to the National in Idaho Falls. It's gonna be GREAT!!!!! 

NOTE: I'll add the information about this rafting Trip in my next notes.

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Raft Trip Scheduled at the 2013 COGNational Rally
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2013, 04:06:58 pm »
Da plan,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,    

On Sunday, Monday, Tuesday,,,,, We will oficially sign up for the Raft Trip,,, in the 2014 COG National Registration Area.
I tentatively told them I expect 30 people.....

NOTE: (To help me get a better count)
          Before the National if you plan to attend, "please" send me a note at ted@zggtr.org
          and say "count me in for XX people"....

I convinced them that COG is a non profit organization,,, so the cost will be approx. $30 per person (half normal price)
I arranged for the smaller (8 man) rafts as they will give us more action.

Form into small groups and leave the Motel on Wednesday (Aug 28) morning.
  NOTE: The Small groups aren't official, just form with people ya want to ride with, or anyone ya see that is going ,,, and GO!!
      Plan to have your side stands up at about 8:00 AM.

Ride to Jackson from there.
   (Ride time to Jackson approx. 1 1/2 hours).
   NOTE: If you leave Idaho Falls at 8:00 , you should have Extra Ride Time for playing/sightseeing approx 1 1/2 hours.

Gather somewhere for lunch in Jackson at 10:30---11:00 AM. (I will find a place and post it)

Be at Mad River Outfitter at 11:30. Do not be late!!!!  (I'll get the address)
Go to the Rafts at approx. 12:00.
Raft till about 3:00 PM.

After the rafting,,, Ride back to the Motel in Idaho Falls.
   Ride time to Idaho Falls approx. 1 1/2 hours.

Nuther' note: I'll continue to refine the plan until we go,,, send me yer suggestions if you have any...

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Raft Trip Scheduled at the 2013 COGNational Rally
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 12:35:50 pm »
The Ladies at Mad River sent me the names of 3 Restauraunts.
One is a Mexican Restauraunt, One is Home Cooking, and 1 is a Burger place.

(I'll Post the Restauraunt Names here)
Sanchez (307-734-5407)- Very tasty, inexpensive Mexican joint with outside seating
Nora's (307-733-8288)- Delicious down home cooking located at the bottom of the pass
The Bird (307-732-2473)- Best burgers and deck in town!  Perfect fit for a large group


Does the group have a preference?

NOTE" I'm leaning towards the Burger Place as I'm afraid the other 2 might be a bit too heavy just before we go get in the rafts..... "AND" we may be a tad bit tight on time if we "enjoy" the riding too much between Idaho Falls and Jackson Hole...

Ride safe, Ted

PS: By the way, has anyone heard from Snarf??

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Re: Raft Trip Scheduled at the 2013 COGNational Rally
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 12:38:33 pm »
I made a list of those that I think will be there..... 
I'll try to keep this list updated.

To help me, Please inform me if I missed, added anyone, or your plans changed.

  2    Connie_rider    "Me"
  2    Bwilde
  1    Fartymarty
  2    Colin
  1    Gf-in-Ca
  1    Jr
  1    Notsluggo
  1    Jpavlis_Ca
  2    Ranger Jim
  2    D Gold
  2    Virtualdev
  1    Charlie_Gary_NWAD
  1    Motovetro
  2    Old Man on a Connie 
  2    Oldsawfiler
  2    Rev Rider
  1    Postrucks
  1    Tim R
  1    David F
  2    Paulie
  1    Tom V   (Gumby)
  1    Patrick K
  1    Eddie M
  1    Lane H
  1    Tony P
  1    Jay W
  1    ZG
  2    Ernie H
  1    Jim C
  1    Butch
  2    Snarf
  2    John C
  1    Chris F
  2    Jean W
  3    Chuck L
  2    Rasmith
  1    Brian M
  2    Bert L
  1    Roadrunner/Spikey
  2    Conversy
  1    Maren  (shezonit)


    1  David S

 

25 27 30 36 38 39 40 42 43 45 47 48 51 54 55 56 58 59    60    Latest Total
« Last Edit: July 12, 2013, 03:30:48 pm by connie_rider »

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Re: Raft Trip Scheduled at the 2013 COGNational Rally
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2013, 11:49:03 am »
Ok, sounds fun, add me to the list Ted!  :)
 
I vote for the burger place, not sure I want to eat Mexican food and then wear my thong swimsuit bouncing up and down over rapids...  :o :hitfan:

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Re: Raft Trip Scheduled at the 2013 COGNational Rally
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2013, 06:48:47 am »
I received notes from several more today. Will update my list later.
   (Fer sum reazon, I guess they expect me to do some work while I'm at work.)  ::)

ZG,, some of you guys scare me "just a little".
You can ride on the same raft as Old man on a Connie..
You deserve one another.....  <grin>

Keep those notes coming!!
 We're gonna have a blast!!!


Ride safe, Ted


PS: Has anyone heard from Snarf?

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Re: Raft Trip Scheduled at the 2013 COGNational Rally
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2013, 12:00:42 pm »
We still Need more victims floaters bodies volunteers participants "COGgers" to raft with us!!

Wahoooooo,,,,,

"ZG" volunteered to drive the Vulture Wagon. (My truck and trailer)
That way if ya don't wanna ride back to the Motel,,,,, ya can put yer Connie on a nice safe trailer.....
      I know that sounds shameful,,, but did I mention that there is a brewery to stop at on the way back to the motel?

keep those notes coming!!

Ride safe, Ted

Snarf???

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Re: Raft Trip Scheduled at the 2013 COGNational Rally
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2013, 02:45:41 pm »
"ZG" volunteered to drive the Vulture Wagon. (My truck and trailer)

 ???  I did??

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Re: Raft Trip Scheduled at the 2013 COGNational Rally
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2013, 04:29:10 pm »
but did I mention that there is a brewery to stop at on the way back to the motel?

Gonna need a bigger trailer.  :chugbeer:

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Re: Raft Trip Scheduled at the 2013 COGNational Rally
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2013, 11:55:35 am »

 ???  I did??

Well, I sorta inserted that volunteerism....
Figured I would hear from you.   <evil grin>
My wife will probably drive the truck....

Gumby,,,, it's the only trailer I have....
Plenty of room for (err) hitchhikers in the back of the truck,,, can go get yer bike the next day.... <another evil grin>

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Raft Trip Scheduled at the 2013 COGNational Rally
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2013, 12:01:45 pm »
Gumby,,,, it's the only trailer I have....
Plenty of room for (err) hitchhikers in the back of the truck,,, can go get yer bike the next day....
Nah, I would rather ride ( minus passengers  ;) ). I like your thinkin' though  :thumbs:

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Re: Raft Trip Scheduled at the 2013 COGNational Rally
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2013, 03:36:40 pm »
I've been away far too long. It's rough,, having to WORK fer a living!

I updated the list and the total is now 38 victims,,, err Rafters!
Yahoo!!!!!!!!     

BUT,, we need more people!!!!
C'mon and go with us!!     

Ride safe, Ted


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Re: Raft Trip Scheduled at the 2013 COGNational Rally
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2013, 02:34:09 pm »
PINGGGGggggggggggg

It's getting hot, more people may be thinking of getting in some cold water to cool off.
Here is a great way to do it.
So, I decided to see if I could get some more victims, err rafters to go with us..

Ride safe, Ted


I've been away far too long. It's rough,, having to WORK fer a living!

I updated the list and the total is now 38 victims,,, err Rafters!
Yahoo!!!!!!!!     

BUT,, we need more people!!!!
C'mon and go with us!!     

Ride safe, Ted


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Re: Raft Trip Scheduled at the 2013 COGNational Rally
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2013, 03:36:08 pm »
I'm bringin' White Water in a can  ;D

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Re: Raft Trip Scheduled at the 2013 COGNational Rally
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2013, 06:37:43 pm »
Were this not such a long haul from Ohio, and were I not already taking some big trips this year..........this sounds like FUN!!!!!  :thumbs:
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