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Offline Andy-WV

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COG in coal country
« on: October 03, 2014, 08:54:55 pm »
Hey Pat,
  Is this ride still on? Are their any route sheets or GPS files or is this a follow the leader type ride? I riding the Tenere so no goat trails please  :truce:

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Re: COG in coal country
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2014, 10:55:03 pm »
I'm planning to be there, though I think I'll be sticking to the paved roads with my C14, unless I get lost, or decide to do a little exploring of my own, which seems to happen a lot.  I've learned that following Pat requires an extra sense of adventure.  :o   

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Re: COG in coal country
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2014, 02:04:43 pm »
No Dirt is good for me  ;), I am signed up for this
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Re: COG in coal country
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2014, 02:14:17 pm »
Gents, y'all, and all y'alls,

YES, this event is still on! I'm riding the purty one, Moto Rosa Multistrada. Brian Jordan is joining us on his ST3 Duc.

I have two street routes which have made it into Streets n Trips, will soon be in Word format, and soon be under our wheels! Very pretty roads, scenery, and home base at Twin Falls. Very good food at TF, elsewhere we'll be scouting grub as we go as this poopy economy has closed up several Mom n Pop eateries. Also, "See gas, buy it" is the rule in these isolated parts. Carry water and some grub, JIC. See, this IS an adventure ride.

NO Delta roads, goat paths, tank traps, frame benders or gnarly ditches leading to places where only bears and buzzards go.

Fall colours should be excellent, too. I was just down in Grundy, VA last weekend and the colours are getting on very nice.  Deer were herding up last weekend, usual to see 10-15 of them crossing a road in one area.

Jack Frost has made his appearance down there several times and will likely stick around; bring electrics.

Planning to be at TF Thursday night. Looking forward to seeing you there!  :great:

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Re: COG in coal country
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2014, 04:35:15 pm »
Hi Pat:

Hope to make this one.

Does COG have a special rate at TF?

Thanks,
Paul V.

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Re: COG in coal country
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2014, 06:49:08 pm »
when is this one scheduled?  is it on the NE calendar?

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Re: COG in coal country
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2014, 09:45:10 pm »
Yes it's on the NE calendar, 16-19 Oct 14


when is this one scheduled?  is it on the NE calendar?
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Re: COG in coal country
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2014, 09:54:40 pm »
Hi Pat:

Hope to make this one.

Does COG have a special rate at TF?

Thanks,
Paul V.

Not that I am aware of, Paul. Bring Yankee dollars.  ;D
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Re: COG in coal country
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2014, 02:23:33 pm »
Yes it's on the NE calendar, 16-19 Oct 14


when is this one scheduled?  is it on the NE calendar?

Darn....can't make that.  Maybe the next one.  I love WV roads!

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Re: COG in coal country
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2014, 08:58:23 pm »
I'll be there arriving Friday.   :beerchug:
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Re: COG in coal country
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2014, 01:52:54 am »
I'm heading out of here on Wed.  Looking forward to getting the new scoot dirty!
Roger '14 Tenere ES, COG 5903, VA Beach, VA

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Re: COG in coal country
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2014, 02:53:45 am »
I should be there Thursday afternoon.  Which bike did you get, Roger?

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Re: COG in coal country
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2014, 02:57:48 pm »
I should be there Thursday afternoon.  Which bike did you get, Roger?

Glenn, I think Roger is doing the first maintenance, turning wrenches and installing mods on his new SUPER TENERE as we read this.
Rainy day, good for bike moding.   :great:
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Re: COG in coal country
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2014, 04:11:29 pm »
I should be there Thursday afternoon.  Which bike did you get, Roger?

Glenn, I think Roger is doing the first maintenance, turning wrenches and installing mods on his new SUPER TENERE as we read this.
Rainy day, good for bike moding.   :great:

Cool, that's a really nice bike.  Hope it doesn't rain on his new ride next weekend.  That would be a shame.

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Re: COG in coal country
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2014, 04:59:28 pm »
Hi Pat:
Pat,  do you know if the rooms have a microwave, don't want to set the carpet on fire when making my oatmeal or anything, how about fridges???



Hope to make this one.

Does COG have a special rate at TF?

Thanks,
Paul V.

Not that I am aware of, Paul. Bring Yankee dollars.  ;D
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« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2014, 09:19:00 pm »
I called the lodge, rooms have microwaves and mini fridges  :)
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Re: COG in coal country
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2014, 07:54:15 pm »
A great weekend down in Coal Country! Six Coggers rode in, Roger on a new 10ere, Tom on his Wee, Andy on his 10ere, Paul on yet another 10ere, Dusty on a new-to-him Wee, and Yrs Trly on a Multistroodle.

Saturday was beautiful for the 260+ mile day, of course we found some gnarly roads. Sunday was quite cool, no sun but no rain either. We found a great Mexican restaurant in Matewan.

Odd took a beating from a tornado. Yes, that's a (very small) town.

1002 miles for me, the Duc ran great. Hope that all made it back home fine.

See you at the Brrrrrrrrrrrrr.
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Re: COG in coal country
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2014, 08:05:11 pm »
A great weekend down in Coal Country! Six Coggers rode in, Roger on a new 10ere, Tom on his Wee, Andy on his 10ere, Paul on yet another 10ere, Dusty on a new-to-him Wee, and Yrs Trly on a Multistroodle.

Saturday was beautiful for the 260+ mile day, of course we found some gnarly roads. Sunday was quite cool, no sun but no rain either. We found a great Mexican restaurant in Matewan.

Odd took a beating from a tornado. Yes, that's a (very small) town.

1002 miles for me, the Duc ran great. Hope that all made it back home fine.

See you at the Brrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Wish I could have joined you to represent the "C" in our little owners group.  ;D 

All the plans were in place, except the physical well being thing was a little lacking.  :(

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Re: COG in coal country
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2014, 09:06:51 pm »
Home, yet another great COG weekend, yea the first day of riding was great, the second as well, is the Coal house really made of coal? Me, Roger and Dusty rode through Odd, really a sight to see, never seen the destruction of a tornado up close, see ya's at Brrrrr
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Re: COG in coal country
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2014, 09:39:59 pm »
A great weekend down in Coal Country! Six Coggers rode in, Roger on a new 10ere, Tom on his Wee, Andy on his 10ere, Paul on yet another 10ere, Dusty on a new-to-him Wee, and Yrs Trly on a Multistroodle.

Saturday was beautiful for the 260+ mile day, of course we found some gnarly roads. Sunday was quite cool, no sun but no rain either. We found a great Mexican restaurant in Matewan.

Odd took a beating from a tornado. Yes, that's a (very small) town.

1002 miles for me, the Duc ran great. Hope that all made it back home fine.

See you at the Brrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Pat, I at least had on Connie at the Bridge Day weekend  ;)
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Re: COG in coal country
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2014, 10:38:31 pm »
Well the Tenere rolled over 2K on the way home.  Glad I was able to get the 600 mile service done prior to heading out.

Had a really nice time, was able to spend 2 days by my self exploring some nice roads, learning the new bike and meeting a nice couple in a Jeep on the Parkway.  Had to flag them down to help get my 900 mile bike out of the ditch. My u-turn didn't go as expected and I ended up in the soft stuff about 2" from going over the side of a pretty steep drop off.

Had a nice time indoctrinating Dusty's new Wee into the off-road club, sorry about the 5 mile dead end road.  Oh well, it's WVA, never know what to expect right?

I thought we were a pretty hardy ADV bunch until we got passed by a 10 year old on a CR80!!!  Fun stuff!

Thanks again Pat, see ya'll at Brrrrrrr (I may have a work conflict but hopefully I can sort it out).
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Re: COG in coal country
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2014, 01:22:29 am »
What a great Coal Country ride!  Thanks very much to Pat for putting this together, laying out routes and keeping that Mid-Atlantic COG camping gang carrying on.

The new Wee was great, very smooth.  The dirt road was exciting, but the best part WASNT the ... hey its not on our GPS ... nor the hey that road is going the wrong way .. nor even the holy beejebers Batman that was slippery mud ... it was Roger reaching the END of the road at the final well pumping station ... and heading on saying ... I'll just check out what's beyond here.  Did I make clear that was past the END of the road?   Thankfully he eventually came back casue I sure as heck was not going on into the vast WV wilderness!

Great time and very beautiful fall colors -- now it's on to the Brrr ride --- gotta be there (and that means YOU Brian).
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Re: COG in coal country
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2014, 07:34:04 pm »
Did anyone lose a very small clear plastic cover at twin Falls. I found it under my M/C sunday morning. It was a cold ride home. Had my jacket on full blast. Great rides Pat. Thanks.

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Re: COG in coal country
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2014, 01:06:14 am »

Pat, I at least had on Connie at the Bridge Day weekend  ;)
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Re: COG in coal country
« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2014, 10:08:06 am »
Yes, we have no Concours. BUT, we had at least three COG stickers on bikes. Pix should be in the next NE Newsletter.

Stay for the people!  :great:
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