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Offline Jeff Kerkow

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NC 2018 planning thread
« on: October 29, 2017, 12:15:15 pm »
I copied this from Steve Smith but it applies to our area as well.

As a grass-root, member driven, volunteer club, COG needs your help in the planning and execution our Northeast activities that will bring members in your region together to ride or socialize. More people planning activities provides more activity choices throughout the year. It also adds diversity to the activities. It is fairly simple to organize day activities. All you need is an idea or a destination in mind, and select a date. Then contact me or any Northeast Area staff member to get rolling.

Now is a perfect time to begin giving thought to club activity for the 2018 Event Calendar. Reflect on the great roads you’ve ridden or a favorite restaurant found during a ride (we all love to eat, right?). These can easily be used to as a basis for a ride or meet & greet. It doesn't matter if you've never hosted an activity before and any member can do it. The NC Staff is here to guide and assist you, as well as get the activity on the COG event calendar. The earlier an activity is planned and put on the calendar the more time there is to get the word out. In my experience, Spring activities should be posted on the calendar by the end of January to get the best exposure.


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Re: NC 2018 planning thread
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 03:11:57 am »
I know it's early but the dates for the 2018 Spider Ride are September 13-16th at the Huzzah Valley Resort. 
I'm also scheduling a tech day at my home on Saturday, April 7th. 




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Re: NC 2018 planning thread
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2017, 12:14:56 pm »
I saw this "planning thread" just sitting, sitting, sitting.......sitting. So I thought I would try to kick it back to life. First off, I am not volunteering for anything, but I am a sucker to help when asked.
I will be going into year 3 with COG next year, personally I love the camp and rides. Cliffs, Soldiers Grove, Back to the Shack, and Kevin Beams ride in KY are all great. I look forward to the Spider next September.
I suggest a NC Regional, camp and ride. Rotate it state to state each year, have it in August as that is the best camping/dry weather in the upper midwest.
Maybe this has been discussed before, just my $.02 worth

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Re: NC 2018 planning thread
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2017, 08:25:09 pm »
Thanks for putting this thread up!

Would like thoughts on a BBQ at my place. Just a kick back, relax. Good BBQ, soft drinks, wrench if you want.

I'm located about 12 miles straight east of KCI.

Thoughts??
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Re: NC 2018 planning thread
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2017, 07:07:27 pm »
Anyone interested in group rides in the Spring in Loess Hills of Western Iowa? 
Some great roads to show you if you don't know the area.

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Re: NC 2018 planning thread
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2017, 12:44:57 am »
All great ideas.  Did you know that you can look at old events on the calendar just pick months in the past ?  This will give you a feel for open weekends.

Go ahead and pick some dates. I will work to put them on the calendar.

I have rode Loess Hills it is a great area. I have also had some BBQ but never have had enough.
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Re: NC 2018 planning thread
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2017, 03:48:15 am »
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Re: NC 2018 planning thread
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2017, 12:30:54 pm »
Thanks for putting this thread up!

Would like thoughts on a BBQ at my place. Just a kick back, relax. Good BBQ, soft drinks, wrench if you want.

I'm located about 12 miles straight east of KCI.

Thoughts??

I feel an RTE BBQ to KC for coming up.... :great:
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Re: NC 2018 planning thread
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2017, 04:10:54 am »
Did someone say BBQ  ?

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Re: NC 2018 planning thread
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2017, 11:08:04 pm »
Maybe I should plan something for BEFORE spring? Looks like everyone's hungry! Can always cage it to my place. Then I can unlock the taps :)
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Re: NC 2018 planning thread
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2017, 10:17:21 am »
Here is what I see; Woody(becomes COG member) hosts a weekend ride(camping), in the Loess Hills of Western Iowa(first NC regional), Rick whips up his  BBQ(all you can eat) on Saturday night, Tony,Brian and Jeff play "rock,paper, scissors" for the last sandwich, while I watch drinking some cheep-azz beer!   :beerchug:

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Re: NC 2018 planning thread
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2017, 12:24:45 am »
Here's a crazy idea-- Around Lake Michigan, come as you can rolling rally. 


Example:  Day 1, Those who can start in Chicago suburbs and take a scenic route to say, Sheboygan.  Schedule lunch and rest stops so others have a time frame to join in.  Camp near Sheboygan. 
Day 2, continue on to Escanaba or so, others join as they can. 
Day 3 on to Petosky or Traverse City. 
Day 4 to Holland or South Haven,
Day 5 back to Chicago. 
Those who joined day 2,3,4 or 5, follow the route they missed until they get to where they joined in. Overnight destinations could be adjusted if a 4 day trip works better, or if we want to take longer.


Just a thought, but it would be a chance to get the upper midwesterners together.  Any thoughts?
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Re: NC 2018 planning thread
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2017, 03:02:54 pm »
I have been looking for a regional alternative to the 2018 Nationals because of its distance.

I like the idea of circling Lake Michigan since I have never done it all.

Here is someone's else example of where they rode on a cycle:


Since I am already near Milwaukee, I would help with Day 1 planning of a route or eats.  I am not good at camping.

If you are not going to Texas for 2019 Nationals, can we get a counter started of interested people?
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Re: NC 2018 planning thread
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2017, 02:46:14 pm »
Here's a crazy idea-- Around Lake Michigan, come as you can rolling rally. 


Example:  Day 1, Those who can start in Chicago suburbs and take a scenic route to say, Sheboygan.  Schedule lunch and rest stops so others have a time frame to join in.  Camp near Sheboygan. 
Day 2, continue on to Escanaba or so, others join as they can. 
Day 3 on to Petosky or Traverse City. 
Day 4 to Holland or South Haven,
Day 5 back to Chicago. 
Those who joined day 2,3,4 or 5, follow the route they missed until they get to where they joined in. Overnight destinations could be adjusted if a 4 day trip works better, or if we want to take longer.


Just a thought, but it would be a chance to get the upper midwesterners together.  Any thoughts?

dig it  :great:

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Re: NC 2018 planning thread
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2017, 03:30:42 am »
I'm all for it.
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Re: NC 2018 planning thread
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2017, 02:09:40 am »
Hey, like the Western Iowa, KC BBQ ideas.   Of course I'm biased as I live only 3 hours from KC and just across the river from the loess hills.
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Re: NC 2018 planning thread
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2017, 12:20:32 pm »
When I hear about a Nationals alternate due to distance, I think of Black Hills Sturgis area.

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Re: NC 2018 planning thread
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2018, 02:36:10 pm »
I thought this may be of value here.  It is a list 2018 ride and events  schedule put I put together for the Upper North Central banquet.  At this point in the year it is more of a list than a schedule.
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Re: NC 2018 planning thread
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2018, 03:23:21 am »
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