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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2013, 01:08:16 pm »
Brian, nice seeing you. I will try to make the m&g, but I have family coming in friday fom cali. A good shot however. JD

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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2013, 03:00:55 pm »
Nice running into you folks too. Kinda surprising to see two '08 C-14's at the Narragansett wall at the same time.

Great. If you can't stay for the whole thing, you could stop by for a quick lunch and not go for the ride, or the other way around. Whatever works for you.

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Brian, nice seeing you. I will try to make the m&g, but I have family coming in friday fom cali. A good shot however. JD
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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2013, 06:02:07 pm »
I just added the ride route to the library. The file is a self- extracting ZIP file and contains a Streets & Trips file, a generic .GPX file and a Garmin native format file.

The file is located here: http://www.cog-online.org/clubportal/clubdocs/1328/Reservoir%20Ride%2029%20June%2020131.exe

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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2013, 08:21:29 pm »
Looks like all that KiPass lovin' has paid off- the weather forecast on Sat. is calling for a zero -0- percent chance of rain, while for three days on either side it is at least 40%. So if the current outlook continues, it looks like it might be a great day for a ride.

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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2013, 08:50:20 pm »
Sweet!!  >:D


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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2013, 06:30:18 pm »
Hey Brian, plan on leaving Long Island around 7:30am Saturday, do you think that will be enough time to get to the restaurant? Don't mind being early, just don't want to be late.


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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2013, 11:08:32 am »
A quick look shows me you are 3 hrs. 15 minutes away so that should be enough time. These things are a little loose on time anyway so being 15 minutes late is no big deal. You would be the better judge of how much you could be delayed going through NYC and the first half of CT, which can clog up pretty badly. The eastern half of the ride should be pretty open.

Unfortunately the forecast is showing a 70% chance of precipitation. We will be having the M&G in any weather but most people won't want to go for the ride afterward in the rain. But the forecast has been lousy all week here with lot of threats of rain but little actual rain. So here is hoping for a decent day tomorrow.

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Hey Brian, plan on leaving Long Island around 7:30am Saturday, do you think that will be enough time to get to the restaurant? Don't mind being early, just don't want to be late.
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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2013, 12:53:47 pm »
Thanks Brian. Same thing with the weather here as well, predicting lots of rain & getting very little.  :beerchug:


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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #33 on: June 29, 2013, 10:37:06 am »
May not make it, house ac giving me trouble have to work on that this morning and see how much time that leaves me to ride. Thanks Brian for putting this together,  have fun everyone.
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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #34 on: June 29, 2013, 09:37:36 pm »
We had a great time seeing everyone that showed for the meet & greet. Thanks to Brian & Andrea
for putting this on and taking the group on a tour of RI. We hope you all had a good ride  :motonoises:
and we are sorry we missed it and what I assume turned out to be nice weather.

Hope to see you all again soon. I'll add a link to some pictures after I finally get some sleep.
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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #35 on: June 29, 2013, 09:38:19 pm »
Thanks to all that came out- I believe we had 19 for lunch and 13 bikes that went for the ride.

Great day- the sky was dark at first, and it spattered about 13 drops of rain and then the sun came out and it was a beautiful day. Of course having so many KiPass fobs in one place does swing the odds in favor of good weather.....

We broke up into two groups and the lucky folks who went with me got to ride in a circle.... twice. I knew I was in trouble when my primary GPS did not seem to have the route in it :-(  My secondary GPS did (I loaded it into both- go figure) but I cannot hear that one or see it very well (auto GPS, screen not bright enough). So for those who liked the general route, some of us did parts of it more times than others.

Lunch, an all- secondary road ride followed by a stop at the local ice cream stand. Us Coggers need our calories or we would look like healthy people. Then a handful of us continued on to Twisted Throttle to inject just a bit more money into the local economy by buying some badly needed farkles.

Will post a couple of photos later.

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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #36 on: June 29, 2013, 09:53:01 pm »
I would also like to say thanks to all who joined us! You all braved the 70% rain predictions, and that's no small feat  :)   

Lunch, ride, ice cream and weather were all great and as always shared lots of laughs with all of you. 
Special shout out to Chris F who came in from NJ and the Mercer's, for their first COG event, came in from Long Island!! 
I can see Mr. Elkhoof and I will have to keep a better eye on our route also, to keep (someone) from going in circles   :-\     

So thanks again and keep your eyes on the calendar...we'll be posting another one for next month soon.

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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #37 on: June 29, 2013, 09:58:34 pm »
Great seeing everyone today, I enjoyed the ride!
If you have some good pictures, please send them to me for the Newsletter at necogeditor@gmail.com.  I'll only have room for a few so just send the best one(s)...

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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #38 on: June 29, 2013, 10:58:28 pm »
A&B...  Nice job on the M&G!!!
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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #39 on: June 29, 2013, 11:56:52 pm »
Had an awesome time!

Andrea and Brian sure do know how to put together a fantastic meet & greet!

Special thanks to Bill for letting me try out his Baldwin saddle, and Brian for finally telling me "the cat joke."

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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #40 on: June 30, 2013, 12:02:29 am »
WOW!!! what a great time today!!! thanx to everyone, you guys made us feel right at home. always good to make new friends!!! great weather, great people & great time!!!!!  :beerchug: we are switching our west virginia plans and will attend the lake george rally.  :) see you there. :motonoises:


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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #41 on: June 30, 2013, 12:27:23 am »
Awesome! Not sure if I can float that and the National in the same month (work in IT, taking off two weeks to go cross-country) but will do my best to get a few days off!
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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #42 on: June 30, 2013, 03:47:31 pm »
Thanks everyone!  We had fun organizing it for sure, but it's YOU ALL who participated that made it such great fun!   :) Events like this always make us look forward to the next get together with such anticipation, it can't come soon enough, right?

Here's some of my pic's....enjoy the show!  (Sorry Loretta for cutting your head off  :(  ) Hopefully Pat will have even better shots   

http://s1313.photobucket.com/user/arfelice/slideshow/6-29-13%20RI%20Meet%20and%20Greet

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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #43 on: June 30, 2013, 06:55:41 pm »
FYI, just added conneticut & rhode island to our "states map"!!  :beerchug: small states, big character!! thanx again for hosting such a great meet & greet!!  :great: :motonoises: :)


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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #44 on: June 30, 2013, 07:52:18 pm »
Thanks for the kind words and glad you had a good time. Now that you've heard 'The Cat Joke' (TM), the only northeast COG experience of any consequence is meeting Kirby. I don't know which one is more traumatic but we generally do not introduce Kirby to people before the meal while The Cat Joke (TM) can be told at any time....

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FYI, just added conneticut & rhode island to our "states map"!!  :beerchug: small states, big character!! thanx again for hosting such a great meet & greet!!  :great: :motonoises: :)
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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #45 on: June 30, 2013, 08:18:13 pm »
from what i've heard so far, kirby sounds like a load of fun!!  :) can't wait to meet him!!!  :)) now to make reservations at hotel montreal!!!  :motonoises:


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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #46 on: June 30, 2013, 08:52:40 pm »
FYI, just added conneticut & rhode island to our "states map"!!  :beerchug: small states, big character!! thanx again for hosting such a great meet & greet!!  :great: :motonoises: :)

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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #47 on: June 30, 2013, 09:05:59 pm »
great plan chris!!  :beerchug: thanx!!! :)


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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #48 on: July 01, 2013, 01:16:55 am »
Okay, here is a link to the pictures I took during the meet & greet.
Sorry I didn't get everyone in them but I was a little tired and lost some focus
during the event. Hope to see you all again soon.

Sorry, link was bad. I'll try to figure it out and update this later.  :'(
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Re: Sat. 29 June Meet & Greet, lunch and a ride in RI
« Reply #49 on: July 01, 2013, 08:04:13 pm »
want to share a few photos from saturdays meet & greet.http://s1316.photobucket.com/user/roger631/slideshow/Photobucket%20Desktop%20-%20Roger%20Mercers%20MacBook%20Pro/iPhoto%20Library/rhode%20island%20meet%20and%20greet
by the way, i told the cat joke three times today brian!!  :rotflmao: :D


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