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Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« on: June 03, 2013, 03:05:56 pm »
Note: change of restaurant and starting location! We will be meeting at Palmieri's Pizza in Johnston instead of the breakfast restaurant first mentioned. The breakfast restaurant has a 20- 30 minute wait for lunch on Sat. (didn't find that out until yesterday, 8 June, though).

We are hosting a Meet and Greet at The English Muffin Palmieri's Pizza restaurant in Johnston, RI at 11:30 on Sat., 29 June. To be followed by an hour and a half ride around the Scituate reservoir and ending at a local ice cream stand. This event is open to all.

It is in the calendar here: http://www.cog-online.org/clubportal/EventDetail.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=187402&mo=6&tDate=%7Bd%20%272013-06-03%27%7D

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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2013, 08:23:27 pm »
C'mon people, this post has been up for almost a day and no one has signed up! If you continue to loiter and put it off there may not be enough room for you on the big day. You know you want to do this M&G and the tide too. Mr. Elkhoof is watching the calendar page with baited breath.... well, if he had breath it would be baited.

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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013, 01:16:07 am »
I would love to have made it to this event but I already have plans.  The other downside is it's almost 3 hours just to get to the English Muffin.

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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2013, 01:57:59 am »
I hear you Alex- it is a long way to ride for lunch and a local ride. We will be done more M&G's and possibly rides afterward at the Log Cabin restaurant in Clinton; it is sort of mid- way between RI and you nearby [greater NY area] folks. I like to attend Bob's M&G's in Newburgh but unfortunately miss quite a few more than I manage to attend and we are in the same position- three hours out and back.

This one is very local to us so it is a great place to start. Maybe the few RI folks may attend, along with some nearby CT and MA folks, all w/in an hour of traveling time.

As the wise man once said- if you build it, they will come and that works for most COG events apparently. Some gather more attendees but the goal is to get a handful of nice people together for some camaraderie and a few laughs and it seems that virtually all COG events fulfill those criteria. Why there was this one time when Team COG went to the Dutchess (sp?) fairground for the bike show and auction, followed by a trip out to the Rheinbeck Aerodrome. Only Cap't Bob and I showed up so we were, in fact, team COG. Still it was a good time, Bob showed me how to turn the sitting planks over in the rain at Rheinbeck when everyone esle just sat in the puddles, and there were some fantastic motorcycles both on the auction block as well as outside in the parking lot. So two Coggers can have a good time at a COG even it seems :-)

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I would love to have made it to this event but I already have plans.  The other downside is it's almost 3 hours just to get to the English Muffin.

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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2013, 09:07:47 am »
I'm registered along with my wife. Coming from Long Island. See you there!!  :beerchug:


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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2013, 01:34:26 pm »
We are looking to add this ride to our schedule.  Thanks Brian for putting this together. About 110 miles of slab to get there. Going to map out a better route from south central Ct. Brian do you know any nice roads coming in from the east or south? Seems like it would put me right around the resevoir where we are riding anyways. Maybe I'll follow the shore in Ct/ RI and head north around URI and past Twisted Throttle. If we leave early enough we would avoid beach traffic. We have relatives near Fall River maybe see if they want to meetup too. As long as nobody mines riding with a sane 2up Vmax rider  :D. We will sign up when we are sure schedule is clear.
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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2013, 03:30:24 pm »
I am not all that familiar with the secondary roads in central CT- when we go into or through CT we usually just slab it.

There are some fantastic roads in eastern CT and on into RI- look at the roads by Arcadia beach; some of the nicest riding around this area in my opinion. Unfortunately it won't make up much of a 100 + mile ride from the west. Central CT and RI are great examples of 'you can't get here from there'; there is no graceful way through central CT really so we usually end up on I-95 which is almost all two- lane and often clogged, or we go north and catch I-90. But to go from, say, Providence to Hartford is just plain painful unless it is a weekday morning and you have the great good fortune to catch a school bus or six of them and then it is downright miserable.

Parts of the old Rt. 66 are nice but you will end up in fairly big towns with the traffic, lights, etc.

We have made a bunch of trips to Newburgh, NY by using a bit of I-95, then up (North) CT Rt. 9, down I-91, across I-691 adn finally west on I-84. A little convoluted but a nice ride and very fast usually (all slab).

It would be great to see you if you can make it. And by now it is obvious that this event is filling up at an alarming rate!  :rotflmao:

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We are looking to add this ride to our schedule.  Thanks Brian for putting this together. About 110 miles of slab to get there. Going to map out a better route from south central Ct. Brian do you know any nice roads coming in from the east or south? Seems like it would put me right around the resevoir where we are riding anyways. Maybe I'll follow the shore in Ct/ RI and head north around URI and past Twisted Throttle. If we leave early enough we would avoid beach traffic. We have relatives near Fall River maybe see if they want to meetup too. As long as nobody mines riding with a sane 2up Vmax rider  :D. We will sign up when we are sure schedule is clear.
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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2013, 03:31:01 pm »
Great- we're working on the weather so it should be a nice day too. :-)

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I'm registered along with my wife. Coming from Long Island. See you there!!  :beerchug:
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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2013, 05:00:48 pm »
Great- we're working on the weather so it should be a nice day too. :-)

Brian

Can't wait!!  :motonoises:
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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2013, 06:41:05 pm »
I noticed that you are on Long Island- are you taking the ferry over (Orient Point / New London)? We've taken the C-14 on that ferry and it is a nice ride. If you live more toward NYC it is probably not worth bothering with as it does not save much vs. driving around but we were headed to Mattituck and it saved a bunch of hours.

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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2013, 07:43:53 pm »
I'm in lindenhurst which is on the border of Nassau & Suffolk county. Probably ride up and take the ferry back. Looking forward to adding another state to my map as well. May also try to stop by twisted throttle while in the area.  >:D


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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2013, 10:22:26 pm »
Going to try to make this. (I usually get pulled into work stuff at the end of the month) Just signed up, so looking forward to seeing you all!

This is about 215 miles up I-95 for me. Should be able to just about make it for the 11:30 meet. IIRC, I ate there as a kid (step-mom's family is from Hope, just down the road) so would be good to revisit the area.
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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2013, 12:05:38 am »
Yeah, the ferry does not offer as much advantage as it does to the other end of the island.

You will be going by Twisted Throttle twice coming to the M&G. They are virtually dead 'on the way'. They are open Sat. too so it should work out. If there is enough interest, we can try to squeak it onto the end of the ride perhaps....

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I'm in lindenhurst which is on the border of Nassau & Suffolk county. Probably ride up and take the ferry back. Looking forward to adding another state to my map as well. May also try to stop by twisted throttle while in the area.  >:D
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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2013, 12:10:48 am »
Great- hope you make it.

I think this restaurant is fairly new, or at least in a new location. All part of my evil plan; I have invited a bunch of Harley riders to come with us just to leave spots of oil all over the restaurant's parking lot. Bwahahahaha (that is a joke for those new to them)

Hope is next to where I live. Maybe I know your Step Mom.... is her name Lois? Betty? Nancy? Grace? Wait, wait, I am sure I know her....  ;D

No problem if you are late for or miss the lunch altogether; my 'lose' plan is to leave the restaurant somewhere around 1:00 PM so you can certainly come for the ride and ice cream even if you run late for the M&G.

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Going to try to make this. (I usually get pulled into work stuff at the end of the month) Just signed up, so looking forward to seeing you all!

This is about 215 miles up I-95 for me. Should be able to just about make it for the 11:30 meet. IIRC, I ate there as a kid (step-mom's family is from Hope, just down the road) so would be good to revisit the area.
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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2013, 03:13:04 pm »
Change of venue! Please note that we will be meeting, having lunch, and starting our ride from Palmieri's Pizza, 1999 Plainfield Pike, Johnston, RI  The original breakfast / lunch restaurant was just too crowded and had a 30 minute wait for seating Sat. for the lunch rush. We did not find that out until yesterday though.

The new location is only about 1/8 mile from the old location so the directions are just about the same. Palmieri's is located in the strip mall with Duncan Donuts and is easy to find.

Sorry about this change but better this than spending two hours eating at separate tables and probably different times.

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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2013, 01:04:44 pm »
I was hoping to make this meet & greet but we have a graduation party to attend so I'm
guessing that the loy's half of the Habeloy's are out at this time  :'(
Hope to make your next one.
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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2013, 03:09:32 pm »
I understand- you will probably have a better time at the graduation anyway....  :(   But you are still sending Angel along for the ride, right?  ;D

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I was hoping to make this meet & greet but we have a graduation party to attend so I'm
guessing that the loy's half of the Habeloy's are out at this time  :'(
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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2013, 03:07:42 pm »
A week to go- I've done the incantation for good weather twice now so what could go wrong?

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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2013, 06:16:18 pm »
I can't wait!!!!  :motonoises: :great:


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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2013, 08:56:23 pm »
A week to go- I've done the incantation for good weather twice now so what could go wrong?

Brian

Really looking forward to this! Hoping I might have my new helmet in time as well. Will be good to see all of you again and have lunch.
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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2013, 10:26:04 pm »
Even though we have a graduation party, can't help but support the new AAD's, so the Habelloys will be there for a quick lunch and then will have to go.  Looking forward to seeing everyone.
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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2013, 10:37:35 am »
Excellent! The highway (I-295) is both quite close and easily accessed from the restaurant so if you folks need to slab it back that should help a bit.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

I hope to put up a GPS file later on so anyone that cares to can grab a copy.

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Even though we have a graduation party, can't help but support the new AAD's, so the Habelloys will be there for a quick lunch and then will have to go.  Looking forward to seeing everyone.
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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2013, 11:58:48 am »
Btw, just want to mention, this is my first COG event.  :)


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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2013, 01:12:17 pm »
Even though we have a graduation party, can't help but support the new AAD's, so the Habelloys will be there for a quick lunch and then will have to go.  Looking forward to seeing everyone.
 :)

Confirmed - both the Habels and Mulloys will be there for lunch.
Please make sure to sign up on the calendar to help the Felice's in making accurate reservations.
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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2013, 01:22:39 pm »
Great- this is a nice bunch of people coming to this one. Not that your local COG folk are not good but some of them have funny accents (yes Terry, I mean YOU).   ;D

Brian

Btw, just want to mention, this is my first COG event.  :)
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