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Offline wmytigas

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I am back, but it is not my fault!
« on: February 11, 2018, 09:19:53 pm »
Hi all.  Through no fault of my own I am once again in the grips of COG totally by accident.  Long story but I will relate anyway.  I initially joined COG in 2000 (#4446) and made numerous rides with the group.  In late 2005 I had a non-vehicle related accident (something to do with the laws of gravity and a tree) which messed me up fairly bad.  Several doctors told me I would never ride or drive again due to extensive head trauma.  I was able to attend the next Big Bend Rally, but my wife took me in a car.  I let my COG membership expire due to no more riding, but the doctors didn't know my resolve to get back on.

Fast forward to October 2017.  I had taken a weekend solo ride on one of my new toys to the Big Bend area.  Upon arriving at the Maverick Inn, a gentleman by a C14 watched me as I got off the Beast (FZ10).  He walked over and asked me if I was there for the ride and I replied that I had indeed come down to ride.  He said no “the ride” and I asked, “what ride”.  He said the COG Big Bend ride.  I told him he must be mistaken because that ride was in March.  Well he was correct and I, as it seems to be normal now, was wrong again.  I got to renew several friendships and make some new ones over the next two days.  I guess it didn’t help any that I happened to be staying at the same Inn as the Cog group.  Ted and Troy were not there so I guess I will try to meet up with them in April at the Wildflower Ride.

Anyway, that accidental meeting on that faithful weekend got the COG bug going again and I am now back in the fold.  But I am on the DARK SIDE as my toys are now Yamahas.  I hope to get to see many more of my old friends and make many more new ones.  IMO COG has always been the best group in the motorcycling kingdom.

Lovelle

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Re: I am back, but it is not my fault!
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 10:07:16 pm »
Welcome back !!!
David L. Hamil
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Offline connie_rider

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Re: I am back, but it is not my fault!
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 10:16:43 pm »
{aww fooeey!! There goes the neighborhood}

Nahhh; Welcome back Lovelle.
We knew you were too "hard headed" to let a little thing like falling off a ladder {on yer head} stop ya.
We'll see you at the Wildflower ride!

Ride safe, Ted
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Gone but not forgotten; 87 and 00 Connies..

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Help us make "OtP" possible again, DO IT NOW!!

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Re: I am back, but it is not my fault!
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 01:06:04 am »
Welcome, and don't worry about your ride, my main ride is a Yamaha.
Fred Boothe - COG Membership Officer
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Re: I am back, but it is not my fault!
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 01:15:41 am »
Happy to hear you have more to you than doctors would believe. Ridin' is ridin'! Welcome back and props to the painful road or recovery!
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Offline Jorge

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Re: I am back, but it is not my fault!
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 02:13:45 am »
Well... when a COG officer is riding a Yamaha, you know there went the neighborhood   :rotflmao:

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Re: I am back, but it is not my fault!
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 02:28:09 am »
...tis a beaut of a COG story...yay!  :great:

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Re: I am back, but it is not my fault!
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 01:24:58 pm »
Thanks for the replies.  It was a long road with a lot of life changes but then life changes so if you can't deal with it just get out of the way.