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Over the Pond "X" 2011 Updates
« on: May 13, 2011, 06:25:25 pm »
Over the Pond "X",   2011,,,  Host Update   :-* 8)   

We've been working on the HOST LIST, Route, and Schedule, that the Over the Pond Travelers will use!!
Yahooooooooooo,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
 
They are going to start their ride in Colorado, ride to the National in Vermont by way of Kentucky, New York, D.C. and a few other choice places.
Their return ride will pass thru Niagra Falls, Detroit, Chicago, Nebraska, and other states.

It's gonna be good... VERY GOOD!!!!   :thumbs:

We are very close to finalizing the plan and will soon contact everyone that (err) volunteered to Host the Travelers.
The purpose is to check that all the volunteer Hosts know the schadule, and to make final arrangements....

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Contact me at ted@concours.org if you;
     volunteered,
     were drafted,
      or even think you might be on the list of Hosts.   

NOTE: I don't want to miss anyone in my notes.
           I will reply back as soon as I can. 

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Over the Pond "X" 2011 Updates
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2011, 08:22:46 pm »
You da man Ted!
“I can truly say I had rather be at home at Mount Vernon with a friend or two about me, than to be attended at the seat of government by the officers of State and the representatives of every power of Europe.” - George Washington

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Re: Over the Pond "X" 2011 Updates
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2011, 06:09:50 am »
Haven't checked my mail yet this morning.
Yesterday a few of the "noble" team of Hosts checked in.
Hopefully more will check in today or soon.
Keep those carsd and letters coming!!

Once we get in contact with everyone we'll start planning the party.

        Those of you that are not a Host are invited to get into the fun.
       We really want these OtP Travelers to meetthe COGdom.
       So,    we'll post the Route and the Host list. If the Travelers are coming thru your area, contact the local Hostand see what he has planned.

More later, Ride safe, Ted

PS: Has anyone seen Harry lately?
      He was planning a really neat T-Shirt, and I HAVEN'T SEEN IT YET!!!

        Hans,, please flog Harry!


(Whack, pop, pow, boinggggggg, whackity whack whack whack,,,,,,)

 <Evil grin> I just love the sound of Harry getting flogged in the morning..  Don't you??

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Re: Over the Pond "X" 2011 Updates
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2011, 02:58:28 pm »
Below is the latest Proposed Route for Bernd/Gie.

The area's that are marked in Blue are area's in which we have a question about Hosts, sightseeing, and Lodging.
Mostly, the blue means that I am confused!!!!

If anyone can Host or Lodge the Travelers in/around the following area's or can offer a suggestion, please contact me!
Amstead West Virginia,
New York,
Niagra falls,
Detroit


Ride safe, Ted


Bernd and Gie's PROPOSED Route

Fri July 29 Bernd Arrive in Denver, Travel to Lyons to see Rick   (XX Miles)

Sat July 30 Gie Arrive in Nebraska, Travels to Chris home.  (XX Miles)
                 (Bernd rides with Rick and friends)  (XXX Miles)

Sun July 31 Bernd rides (Harry Vann's C-10) to Lincoln Nebraska to meet Chris and Gie (500 miles)
                  (while waiting, Gie rides with Chris to do sightseeing)    (XXX Miles)
                   (Afternoon) Bernd and Gie meet and stay at Chris home.

Mon Aug 1 Tour of Kawasaki Plant, ride with Chris, Prepare bikes for trip
                 
Tues Aug 2  Bernd/Gie depart Lincoln on the Adventure. 
                   Ride to St Louis Missouri    (445 miles)
                   Stay with Kevin Cummings
                   
Wed Aug 3  Depart St Louis.
                  Ride to Murphs in Hanson Kentucky (211 miles)
                  Do some afternoon riding with Murph  (XXX Miles)
                  Stay overnight with Murph

Thurs Aug 4 Depart Murphs.
                  Ride to Hawks nest State park Area  Anstead West Virginia (460 Miles)
                  Scenic Roads
                  Stay at/near Hawks Nest Lodge  (Need to book rooms)   (http://www.hawksnestsp.com/lodging.htm)
                  No rooms available at Hawks nest. Seeking alternative plan 
               
Fri Aug 5  Depart Hawks Nest  Area                             
                see New River Gorge Bridge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_River_Gorge_Bridge) (XXX Miles)
               Ride to Crozet Virginia to meet Bob Dombrowe (181 miles)
               Ride area around Virginia (XXX Miles)
                     Guy Young (OtP #1 Traveler) may be able to ride with you.

Sat Aug 6 Depart Crozet Virginia
               Ride to Baltimore Maryland to meet Arthru Boyd and Frank Hunt (164 miles) "near Washington DC"
               Ride with Arthur/Frank to see Washington DC (XXX Miles)
               Meet Frank Hunt to see DC sights and tout Smithsonian Air and Space Museum           

Sun Aug 7 Depart Baltimore.
                Ride to Hawthorne New Jersey  (195 Miles)
                Stay with ?               
                Ride with ?
in New Jersey/New York area (XXX Miles)
                See some of New York City  with Mike Flynn or  ??? (XXX Miles) 

Mon Aug 8  (Morning)  See some of New York City  (XXX Miles)   (Statue of Liberty)
                  (Afternoon) Ride to National in West Dover Vermont (193+ Miles)
                 Register at National Rest and relax
                 Spend some time at Registration area,,, greet arriving COGgers and get to know the COGMembers,,,,

Tues Aug 9 Ride and Visit with COG friends at COG National. (XXX Miles)
                 Spend some time at Registration area,,, greet arriving COGgers and get to know the COGMembers,,,,
                 Day Ride at National

Web Aug 10 Day Ride at National

Thurs Aug 11 Day Ride at National
                    Afternoon/evening National Banquet

Fri Aug 12 Depart National
                (Morning) Ride to Niagra Falls area (363 Miles)
                (Afternoon) Visit Niagara Falls area
                Possibly Stay with Dave Clancy in () (XXX Miles)
                Not certain that we have a reply from Dave


Sat Aug 13 Depart Niagra Falls area
                 Ride to Southgate Michigan, near Detroit (244 miles)
                 Stay with Dean Westerman ()
                  Dean does not have room for Travelers but agreed to Host. Need alternative plan                 
                 Travelers might choose to ride to see Bernds friends. (XXX Miles)
                  Bernd has exressed that he would like to see his friends during the Detroit/Chicago phase.
                  Need to determine schedule.


Sun Aug 14 Depart Southgate Michigan
                  Ride to Lansing Illinois to meet John Hoogewert (265 miles) "John lives near Chicago
                  Stay with John Hoogewert (Hoogie)
                  Travelers might choose to ride to see Bernds friends. (XXX Miles) 
                  Bernd has exressed that he would like to see his friends during the Detroit/Chicago phase.
                  Need to determine schedule.       
                       
                 
Mon Aug 15 Depart Lansing Illinois
                   Ride to Lincoln Nebraska to return bike to Chris (527 Miles)

Tues Aug 16 Bernd to spend the day with Chris riding in his area  (XXX Miles)
                        Gie to depart Lincoln
                                    ride to Lyons Colorado to return bike to Rick (500 Miles)

Wed Aug 17 Bernd to depart Lincoln to fly home
                   Gie to spend day riding with Rick and friends in Colorado (XXX Miles)

Thurs Aug 18 Gie to depart Denver to fly home (XXXX Miles)


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Re: Over the Pond "X" 2011 Updates
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2011, 07:26:29 am »
PINGgggggggg

We're very close to the arrival day for the Travelers.
If you get a chance. DO Meet and get to know these guys!!! (Our Eu Connections)

I will post a new Route soon. The one we show is close to the plan, but the plan is changing slightly as we approach arrival day.

It's gonna work!!!!!!
Man, this is a GREAT Club!!!    :thumbs:
Yahoooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ride safe, Ted

PS: Is anyone near Hawks Nest State park???     
      We don't have a Host for the Travelers between Murphs House and Crozet Virginia..
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Re: Over the Pond "X" 2011 Updates
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2011, 01:23:37 pm »
SO FAR, SO GOOD...The OTP Boss-man (Hans) has informed me that the OTP X is a GO!

I have read that Ted (some sort of OTP subordinate Slave) has been posting malicious information on this forum. Please be advised that when I catch up with him, I will put an end to his miss-information. Now the real scoop...

We have collected sufficient funds for airfare and maybe enough to include luggage for the OTP X Traveler.

Having said that, I need to flog on everyone to please send in your pledge cash (dollars, pennies, first born) if you have not already done so.

Please visit http://flogomatic.blogspot.com/ to make a pledge or last minute donation for the OTP X Traveler.

Please keep in mind, we collected funds to get the rider here. We will still be depending on the kindness of complete strangers to help the traveler along (hint-hint...extra gas money).

If there is any money left over from your kind donations, we will put it to good use by sending teD half way across the pond. You remember Ted don't ya? The OTP slave hiding out in the Texas wasteland... :o

Anyway, my gratitude to you all for reading this and making donations to OTP.
Harry in Wild and Windy Casper, WY   *1986 Vintage C10 "Silverdammit" * - *2015 C14 "Greendammit"*

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Re: Over the Pond "X" 2011 Updates
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2011, 07:31:19 am »
Ahh, I see Harry has woke up and decided to cover his shame by picking on me.....

Now, ya'll all know I'm an easy going, really nice guy. So, I'll let Hans (OtP Boss, the Great One, His Magesty, the great Boobar, wharever,,,,,)  handle this action.

Hans. Harry is being bad again. Please crank up the Flog-O-Matic and FLOG him.....

Whack, Pop, pow, whackity, whack, whack, wahckity whack whack,,,,,,, WHACK!!!!!
Ahh, I feel better already.  I love the sound of Hans Flogging Harry in the morning!!   :thumbs:
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Ok, back to the note writin'..

The OtP Traveler (Bernd) and his Noble Companion (Gie) will arrive in the US of A on the 29th of July.
(6 days from today)

Bernd will arrive in Denver Colorado and stay with Rick.
Gie will arrive in Lincoln Nebraska and stay with Chris.

The day after that, they will begin their ride towards the National in Mount Snow Vermont!!!!

You made it possible!!!!                This is a GREAT Club!   (Except for Harry)

Ya'll watch here for the reports on their trip...   :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

Ride safe, Ted (Harry's Boss)

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Re: Over the Pond "X" 2011 Updates
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2011, 02:32:07 pm »
Here is the final Over the Pond X (2011) schedule.  Just two days till the adventure begins and donations to support the traveler and his nanny  ;D  are still being accepted.  :)

Friday, 29 July
Bernd arrives in Denver, CO.
Stays with Rick Hall in Lyons, CO.

Saturday, 30 July
Gie arrives in Lincoln, NE.
Stays with Chris Baum in Lincoln, NE.

Sunday, 31 July
Bernd rides to Chris Baum's home in Lincoln, NE.
Rick Hall to escort Bernd to Chris Baum's home.

Monday, 1 August
Travelers tour the Kawasaki plant and prep motors for trip.

Tuesday, 2 August
Travelers ride to Kevin Cummings' home in Foley, MO.
Kevin Cummings to escort.

Wednesday, 3 August
Travelers ride to Madisonville, KY.
Stay at Comfort Inn & Suites Madisonville 545 Powell Drive as guests of Murph's Kits.
Gary Murphy will be taking the travelers to dinner.

Thursday, 4 August
Travelers ride to Charleston, WV.
Will ride through Kentucky Mountain Coal Country.
Gary Murphy will escort part way.
Stay at Knights Inn Charleston East, 6401 MacCorkle Ave SE.

Friday, 5 August
Travelers ride to Bob Dombrowe's home in Crozet, VA.
They'll visit Hawks Nest State Park and New River Gorge in WV.
They'll ride Blue Ridge Parkway from Roanoke to Northern terminus of Parkway.

Saturday, 6 August
Travelers ride to Frank Hunt's home in Mason Neck, VA
Meet Arthur Boyd & Russell Fleming and tour Washington, DC with Frank Hunt.
Stay that evening at Arthur Boyd's home in Baltimore, MD.

Sunday, 7 August
Travelers ride to NYC to stay with Patrick Gallaway.
Motors to be parked overnight in parking garage.
Arthur Boyd to escort travelers to Travel Centers of America Truckstop, I-78 Exit 7 in Bloomsbury, NJ to meet Dennis Robbins.
Dennis Robbins to escort travelers from TA Truckstop, I-78 Exit 7 in Bloomsbury, NJ into NYC.

Monday, 8 August
Travelers to ride to COG Green Mountain Rally at Mount Snow, VT.
Patrick Gallaway to escort travelers to Mount Snow.

Tuesday, 9 August
Travelers attend COG Green Mountain National Rally at Mount Snow.

Wednesday, 10 August
Travelers attend COG Green Mountain National Rally at Mount Snow.

Thursday, 11 August
Travelers attend COG Green Mountain National Rally at Mount Snow.

Friday, 12 August
Travelers ride to Niagara Fall, NY.
Will take tour from USA side to see Canadian side of falls then continue towards Ohio and find a motel room.
John "Hoogie" Hoogewef to escort

Saturday, 13 August
Travelers ride to Michigan
Stay with John Sexton, 3468 Palmer Drive, Saugatuck, MI

Sunday, 14 August
Travelers ride to John "Hoogie" Hoogewef's home in Lansing, Illinois.

Monday, 15 August
Travelers ride to Chris Baum's home in Lincoln, NE

Tuesday, 16 August
Gie rides to Rick Hall's home in Lyons, CO.
Phil Tarman to escort to CO.

Wednesday, 17 August
Gie rides the Rockies with Rick Hall & friends.
Bernd takes flight home.

Thursday, 18 August
Gie takes flight home.
OtP X is done.

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Re: Over the Pond "X" 2011 Updates
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2011, 05:26:18 pm »
Here is the final Over the Pond X (2011) schedule.  Just two days till the adventure begins and donations to support the traveler and his nanny    are still being accepted.   

They will also accept:
cold beer, free food, cold beer, gas fer their bikes, cold beer, place to sleep, cold beer, help from someone that speaks german, cold beer, bike maintenance, cold beer, guide service, cold beer, friendly discussions, cold beer, spare change, cold beer,,,,,,,,etc, etc, etc, etc, etc,,,, and did I mention,,, COLD BEER?

Ride safe, Ted

PS: Bernd will arrive in Colorado on FRIDAY!!!!!!!
      Gie will arrive in Nebraska on SATURDAY!!!!!!!

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Re: Over the Pond "X" 2011 Updates
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2011, 08:24:48 pm »
Just talked to Bernd.
He arrived in Denver on time.
Rick picked him up and they drove to Ricks home. (Casa Hall)
Bernd was tired from a long day.
Said he got up at 6:00 AM German time. When I talked with him he said it was now 3:00 AM German time....
Was very happy to be here!!!!
Plan is to drink a cold beer, eat a bite,,, and visit with Rick as they wait for Harry Martin (Dirty Rotten Scoundrel) and Phil Tarman to arrive.
After they arrive they will do some visiting and Lie Swapping.
 
Special plan: I urged Rick to "not allow" Harry do much.   (Hee hee)
Whatever Harry wants to do,, Rick is instructed to tell Harry that only "Texans get that priveledge".. <evil grin>

Rick said he'sgoing  put Bernd to bed shortly so that he can get on the US sleep schedule.

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Over the Pond "X" 2011 Updates
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2011, 09:07:48 pm »
Bernd is here, so is Pastor Phil from Ft. Morgan, and the world renowned artist Harry Martin from Casper (don't tell Ted).

Bernd is on his second 1554 (dark ale from New Belgium Brewery, Ft. Collins), second G&T for me, Harry's first beer, same for Phil.

Harry's artwork for the OtP X shirts is bitchin. If you haven't bought one yet, by all means do so. Here's the link: http://www.cafepress.com/hmcartoons/6732951

See attached. More tomorrow.

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Re: Over the Pond "X" 2011 Updates
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2011, 11:52:37 am »
I got your message Rick, sent you some unpublished phone numbers also......hopefully they won't be needed, but if'n so, I can be reached......

run down and pick up some " Oskar Blues Gub'Na" for the boys......it'll set them right.....

30 YEARS OF KAW.....

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Re: Over the Pond "X" 2011 Updates
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2011, 07:14:22 am »
COG Nation,

Gie arrived last night in Lincoln, Nebraska.  We stop by the state capital and took a quick picture.  We are now waiting for Bernd and Rick Hall to travel across the great state of Nebraska.  We will see them later today.  Tomorrow is a big day for Bernd and Gie we will tour the Kawasaki plant in Lincoln and have our Nebraska COG "Grill Out".

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Re: Over the Pond "X" 2011 Updates
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2011, 07:33:13 am »
Yahoo!!
Their here!!!!!!! (There goes the neighborhood)  ;D
Welcome to both of the OtP travelers.     :chugbeer: :chugbeer:

Soon, VERY SOON,,,,,,, they will be on the road (terrifying the local people) and riding towards the National in Vermont!!!

If ya'll get a chance, try to meet them along the way.   8)

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Over the Pond "X" 2011 Updates
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2011, 07:56:44 am »
Doors locked, windows closed, Bernd and I are on the road in three minutes. Lincoln, here we come.

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