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Offline Wineguy

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« on: May 29, 2008, 05:49:00 pm »
Hi Everyone, I'm a new rider (got license 4/20/08) who started this sport to keep up with my Spouse.  She had always wanted to ride, got her license last Fall, found a fabulous deal on a nearly-new Honda Shadow 750, and this year said "Hey, why don't you join me."  So I did. She and I are also both private pilots, but are not "current" at the moment.  This is the next best thing, and I'm having a blast.    Right after I got my license, I researched styles and types of bikes for HOURS on the internet. I decided on the sport-touring class, and in the bang-for-the-buck department the Concours seemed the way to go.  I checked Craig's List and immediately found a '99 Concours in fantastic shape for a great price. I rode it on 4/23 and bought it on 4/24. I immediately fell in love with the bike and have been riding almost every day, weather permitting. In my first two weeks riding, I rode in sunshine, 30 knot winds, rain, and a freak snowstorm; you gotta love Springtime in the Rockies!    Then I found COG and was thrilled! The support here has been incredible and I'm looking forward to making my own contributions here too. It was a little weird trying to figure out the difference between the websites and what's going on with the Forum, but I read all the stories and think I pretty much have the picture. Hopefully this will all work itself out soon with a minimum of hard-feelings. I may be able to carve out some time during the week of Nationals to ride the 4 hours to Frisco from Colorado Springs so perhaps I'll meet some of you there.    Cheers and Happy Riding!    Mark Hejtmanek  1999 Concours  Candy Amarinth Red  COG#8298 CDA#271  Colorado Springs, CO    
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2008, 06:09:00 pm »
WOW it sure sounds like you get it on every level!  Enjoy the bike and the fact that you have a wife that enjoys riding also.  Try to make it to the nationals because it is the people that make riding even better then it already is.  ----------------------------------  I will answer any question.  It is up to you to figure out if I should have.    <p align="left">My Photos<br
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2008, 07:23:00 pm »
Welcome to the group...  Enjoy the ride..    Yuma,  Summer in Yuma is not hell, but hell is a local call :-)  2006 Connie http://community.webshots.com/user/Lateck?vhost=community
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2008, 12:12:00 am »
Yes MArk, Welcome to the group!.  I used to live up in Monument in the early 80's. Yes the weather can be interesting. Used to watch cars and trucks sliding down Monument "hill" on I-25 in the winter!  Highest interstate pass in the US!   AKA "2linby" That's 2-lin-by folks!  Northwest Area Director  COG #5539  AMA #927779  IBA #15034  Team Oregon MC Instructor
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2008, 09:18:00 am »
Welcome to the Concours Owners Group.  Try to stay away from future CDA's if possible.  Glad you are continuing to enjoy the bike and riding it as much as possible.  My wife rides as well - a Ninja 250.  We're planning on a small overnight trip at a B&B in MA for our anniversary.  It's great riding together!  Greg  COG # 7010/7010a (Tracey)  CDA 0120  Connie Droppers Anonymous Awards Dude (CDAAD)  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle".  05 Ninja 250  
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2008, 12:25:00 pm »
Hey Mark,  out of curiosity where did you get that COG # ????   :confuse:  Rich Riczinger  COG 5977  Tech Editor,The Concourier  

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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2008, 04:01:00 pm »
Hi Rich - I got the COG number from the e-mail sent to me as part of the automated COG online registration on this site. I see that it's out of sequence, I just chalked it up to being one of the first to actually use that process on this new site. Maybe a bad assumption? :quest:    Mark Hejtmanek  1999 Concours  Candy Amarinth Red  COG#8298 CDA#271  Colorado Springs, CO    
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2008, 04:22:00 pm »
Hi Mark, welcome aboard, I'm sure you'll enjoy your Connie for years to come, and if you need any help, this site and the people here are truly incredible.  Enjoy and ride safe.  ;)    Claude  Burnaby, BC, Canada  COG #8173  2008 C14 "Ribbit" as of 05/16/2008 "RIP"  I'll be back soon boys!!!  
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2008, 06:18:00 pm »
MARK, I think MOB asked about your "cog#" because of its huge size.  Every body else's #s are in the 5 digit range.  300,000+ members, WOW!      1990 Aint she a pretty Tomato
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2008, 03:01:00 am »
MARK, I think MOB asked about your "cog#" because of its huge size.  Every body else's #s are in the 5 digit range.   300,000+ members, WOW!    Durr!  He and his wife or significant other or someone else or.... I'll shut up now!       ;p  AKA "2linby" That's 2-lin-by folks!  Northwest Area Director  COG #5539  AMA #927779  IBA #15034  Team Oregon MC Instructor
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« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2008, 03:50:00 am »
Mark,  I was just curious,,enquiring minds do this stuff,,,, I'm sure when your info pack and stuff gets to you it will be different, welcome aboard!!      2-lin.....back in the bowl.....leave Dona(yes I am happily married, and she buys me many farkles...yee-haaa) outta this, she'll kick yer butt.... :8o:  best be hopin' she doesn't see this.... :8o:  Rich Riczinger  COG 5977  Tech Editor,The Concourier  

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« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2008, 07:59:00 pm »
Thanks for the info, Rich.  I did receive the 2008 Membership Handbook in the mail, but that's it. Is there more coming? I feel like a little kid at Christmastime!  :p    Mark Hejtmanek  1999 Concours  Candy Amarinth Red  COG#8298 CDA#271  Colorado Springs, CO    
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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2008, 01:10:00 pm »
Hi Mark    Your real COG# is 8298    The one you used is the Memberize member number which is totally different ball of wax :)    You will receive your membership pack from Carl at some point that will include your membership card that has the above number on it.    Please update your profile so others don't get confused. :)    We are still working out the kinks here with the membership director.    Cheers    Colin        Colin Prior  Cogmos Committee Chairman  Lake Forest Park WA  COG#7767  
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« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2008, 08:07:00 pm »
I guess the system is issuing large numbers to NEW members.  I saw another guy with one over ThErE the other day.  ----------------------------------  I will answer any question.  It is up to you to figure out if I should have.    <p align="left">My Photos<br
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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2008, 12:41:00 pm »
Hi Colin, thanks for the new info.  I've updated that number on my profile.  Mark Hejtmanek  1999 Concours  Candy Amarinth Red  COG#8298 CDA#271  Colorado Springs, CO  
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