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Offline connie_rider

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Announcing "Over the Pond" XIV (2016)
« on: January 30, 2016, 11:36:46 am »
We've started working on "Over the Pond" XIV (2016).
I'm announcing this here as I want everyone to be aware of the event.
I'm not copying all the rules/info (that is posted on the COG Forum) because duplicate postings tend to be confusing.

If you want to see rules/schedule/etc, go here...

NOTE: I know that there is some friction between the COG group and the ZGGTR group.
          I also know that some are not concerned with the differences.
          Let's leave it at that, and not get into that discussion!
          I personally support both Forums...

I also know that many of you are interested in OtP and want to be involved.
GREAT!!!!!  Lets do it!!

If you have a question about "OtP", let me know.
I'll answer any question, as soon as I can...

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Announcing "Over the Pond" XIV (2016)
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2016, 11:50:17 am »
Ok, here is what we need to get started with "OtP".
Can anyone help?

Ride safe, Ted

NOMINATIONS: Send in the name of the person you would like to nominate.
                         (for more info, see


WANTS: We want the "OtP" Traveler to have the ride of his/her life..

  DONATIONS; (Always #1)
       Bottom line; We need $$ to pay for the Travelers adventure.  We've made it simple to do....
           To contribute to "OtP",
              (Chg. Card) go to 
              (Paypal) send to
NOTE: These addresses still show 2015. We'll change them to 2016 information.
          But, they do work now!!

   HOSTS:  (Ie; COG {and ZGGTR} Friends)
            The Hosts, guide the Traveler as he rides from his arrival point to the COG Rally in Helen and back.
                 Hosts will be with the Traveler for a day or two, show him/her his area, help with his lodging, and then pass him off
                 to the next Host.

  LODGING: Need places for the Traveler to stay.
              We prefer that the Traveler stay in COGgers homes whenever possible. (To get to know the COG members,
               and save a few bucks).
              If a COGger home is not an option, arrange a Motel along the route.

  MOTORCYCLE: (ie: Kawasaki Concours)
             For the past 5 "Over the Pond" adventures, Kawasaki has supplied a bike for the Traveler to ride.
                     THANK YOU Mother Kawi!!
             We will attempt to get Kawasaki to supply the bike again.
                  For all the other "OtP" rides, Members have supplied a bike.
             We need members to offer bikes. (in case Mother Kawi can't assist)

FOOD and SPIRITS; We need to keep the Traveler fed and happy. (Spirits for end of the day enjoyment only)
              Hosts, or other members arrange meals and spirits for the Traveler to sample.
                   Many times, members have arranged a BBQ gathering so others in the  area can meet the Traveler.
                     (We particularly like this as it allows the Traveler to really get to know his brother COGgers)

  ROUTER: (Someone to plot each days ride)
              Don't tell Hans, but I'm terrible at doing routes.
                 Need assistance with developing the route.

  OTHER: This note is long enough, my 2 typing fingers are worn out, and I can't remember all the details right now.
              I'll get back to you as things/thought's develop. (Or as Harry/others remind me)

FINAL NOTE: At this time we do not know when or where the Traveler will arrive.
               That arrival point can be almost anywhere in the USA or Canada.
               We DESPERATELY need offers for Hosts, Bikes, and Lodging to start developing options.
               Please send me a PM with offers!!
                  We'll start planning..
Let us know if "you" can help!!

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Announcing "Over the Pond" XIV (2016)
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2016, 06:32:08 am »
Hey Ted!  Keep me in mind if you need some assistance in the Metro DC region.  Maybe my boat will be in the water then.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2016, 07:27:32 am by RFH87_Connie »
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Offline connie_rider

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Re: Announcing "Over the Pond" XIV (2016)
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2016, 06:57:19 am »
Thank you sir!!! Will keep you in mind.
We might have them pass thru your area.
I like to show DC to the Travelers.

Anyone else?

Ride safe, Ted

Offline connie_rider

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Re: Announcing "Over the Pond" XIV (2016)
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2016, 08:02:54 am »
Hey, pinggg...   Are ya'll out there?
Do sumthin'. Insult harry, ask a question, insult harry, send $$, offer help, insult harry, or ya can insult Harry...

PS: I think all the ways to send $$ for OtP are ready.
         Ya can use paypal, Charge card, and send yer $$ directly to COG.
            Or ya send me a check, and I'll send your $$ to COG.
              (You can trust me, {Hans is watching me}).