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Re: 2018 National Rally - The Three Sisters Rally Kerrville, TX - SC
« Reply #50 on: June 20, 2017, 08:06:02 pm »
1200 miles one way for me.
I think I can fit a small A/C unit in my saddle bag and plumb a flexible hose to the spacesuit I will need to buy.

Question is...which suit to buy?
Decisions, decisions...

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Re: 2018 National Rally - The Three Sisters Rally Kerrville, TX - SC
« Reply #51 on: June 20, 2017, 08:09:15 pm »
Harry, pic ! looks like the sturdiest helmet, but lace up boots!!?  I'd opt for #2, has better visibility.  #3 looks like a gray Michelin Man....

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Re: 2018 National Rally - The Three Sisters Rally Kerrville, TX - SC
« Reply #52 on: June 20, 2017, 08:09:59 pm »
1200 miles one way for me.
I think I can fit a small A/C unit in my saddle bag and plumb a flexible hose to the spacesuit I will need to buy.

Question is...which suit to buy?
Decisions, decisions...




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Re: 2018 National Rally - The Three Sisters Rally Kerrville, TX - SC
« Reply #53 on: June 20, 2017, 08:49:42 pm »
1200 miles one way for me.
I think I can fit a small A/C unit in my saddle bag and plumb a flexible hose to the spacesuit I will need to buy.

Question is...which suit to buy?
Decisions, decisions...




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Re: 2018 National Rally - The Three Sisters Rally Kerrville, TX - SC
« Reply #54 on: June 20, 2017, 08:51:27 pm »
1200 miles one way for me.
I think I can fit a small A/C unit in my saddle bag and plumb a flexible hose to the spacesuit I will need to buy.

Question is...which suit to buy?
Decisions, decisions...




the lace up boots and more importantly,  the lack of visibility in the helmet kill #1 for me.
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Re: 2018 National Rally - The Three Sisters Rally Kerrville, TX - SC
« Reply #55 on: June 20, 2017, 08:54:13 pm »
If they have a relief tube, 2 or 3.
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Re: 2018 National Rally - The Three Sisters Rally Kerrville, TX - SC
« Reply #56 on: June 20, 2017, 08:59:11 pm »
Ok, everyone chill!!
Lets talk about something of interest to all of us.
  For instance,,, Harry Martin's {Martian} suit..

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Harry, "Old Buddy"...
I suggest you choose suit #1 and turn the helmet around backwards...   :nananana:
On the air conditioner, I suggest you put some ice cubes in your shorts...   :great:

Glad I could help!   :)
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"Now", as much as I enjoyed that;
         (on this discussion we are supposed to be talking "ABOUT" the 2018 National).
                  So, "I" will!

I'm excited about the National being in Kerrville next year. (It's close to me!!)
Those of you that have been posting the distance to Kerrville, are forgetting that we've been traveling similar distances to the Nationals for years.
 
There ya go.
         I talked about the 2018 National and it was positive... glass / "half full"..     <grin>

Ride safe, Ted
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Re: 2018 National Rally - The Three Sisters Rally Kerrville, TX - SC
« Reply #57 on: June 20, 2017, 09:12:45 pm »
Ok, everyone chill!!
Lets talk about something of interest to all of us.
  For instance,,, Harry Martin's {Martian} suit..

Harry, "Old Buddy"...
I suggest you choose suit #1 and turn the helmet around backwards...   :nananana:
On the air conditioner, I suggest you put some ice cubes in your shorts...   :great:

Glad I could help!   :)
______________________________________________________________________

"Now", as much as I enjoyed that;
         (on this discussion we are supposed to be talking "ABOUT" the 2018 National).
                  So, "I" will!

I'm excited about the National being in Kerrville next year. (It's close to me!!)
Those of you that have been posting the distance to Kerrville, are forgetting that we've been traveling similar distances to the Nationals for years.
 
There ya go.
         I talked about the 2018 National and it was positive... glass / "half full"..     <grin>

Ride safe, Ted

Okaaaaaay Ted...
How did ya knows I was sitting backwards and needed to turn the helmet round?
Yous a pretty smart guy!   :great:
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Re: 2018 National Rally - The Three Sisters Rally Kerrville, TX - SC
« Reply #58 on: June 20, 2017, 09:22:44 pm »
I just split off some "off-topic content"

feel free to resume your normal 2018 national rally conversation.


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Re: 2018 National Rally - The Three Sisters Rally Kerrville, TX - SC
« Reply #59 on: June 20, 2017, 09:42:51 pm »
1200 miles one way for me.
I think I can fit a small A/C unit in my saddle bag and plumb a flexible hose to the spacesuit I will need to buy.

Question is...which suit to buy?
Decisions, decisions...

Harry, talk to Marty Cobb. He has a Veskimo, which I'm sure he'll be wearing to next year's national rally if he goes.

I typically ride through the summer of our beloved blast furnace in Texas. When I ride, I try to get going early - by 7:00 AM at least and try to be done by noon before the thermometer reaches 5,000 degrees. If I do ride longer than that, I try to stay indoors in air conditioning during the afternoon until the thermometer gets down below 5,000 degrees for the ride home.

People joke about dry heat versus a humid heat. Personally, I'd much rather ride in 100 degree heat with less than 10% humidity than 80 degrees with greater than 80% humidity any day of the week. It makes a huge difference to me. You do have to stop more frequently for water breaks in that kind of heat or you'll dehydrate pretty quickly. I am in complete agreement with Fais on the humidity factor.
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Re: 2018 National Rally - The Three Sisters Rally Kerrville, TX - SC
« Reply #60 on: June 20, 2017, 09:54:15 pm »
OK, here's a little info and a thought;
   I joined COG in 2000.
      Went to my first National in 2002 {Montrose Colorado}, expecting cooler weather than Houston.. (100+*).
            This year I went to Missouri expecting cooler weather than Houston.. (92+*).

You might wonder,, what's my point..
    That's EZ;   "it's summertime".. It can be hot "anywhere".
                          Dress for the heat and c'mon down.
         We'll be glad to see all of ya.  {err, Except for Harry}

Think of it this way; When winter comes and your a_____e deep in snow, you can remember the nice heat you had in Texas!!

Glad I could help.   :great:

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Re: 2018 National Rally - The Three Sisters Rally Kerrville, TX - SC
« Reply #61 on: June 20, 2017, 09:59:31 pm »
Rallies I attended marked in Blue.

2000: “Continental Drift” Part 1, Brian Head, Utah, July 8-10.
           “Continental Drift” Part 2, Mountain Home, Arkansas, July 13-16.
           “Continental Drift” Part 3, Natural Bridge, Virginia, July 19-22.
2001: “The Odyssey”, Klamath Falls, Oregon, July 2-6.
2002: “Colorado, Canyons & the Concours”, Montrose, Colorado, July 8-12.
2003: “Mountain Do”, Asheville, North Carolina, June 16-20.
2004: “Flood City National”, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, July 13-17.

2005: “Cascade Connection”, Centralia, WA, August 1-5.
2006: “High Plains Drifter”, Hill City, SD, June 26 – July 1.
2007: “COG in Canaan”, Canaan Valley, WV August 7-12.

2008: “COG @ 10,000”, Frisco, CO, June 2-6.
2009: ”Shiftin’ n Grinnin’ National”, Fontana Dam NC, June 8-11
2010: “Follow the Alphabet Roads”, Tomah, WI, July 12-16
2011: “Green Mountain National”, Mt Snow, West Dover, VT, August 8-12
2012: “No Bad Roads Rally”, Eureka Springs, AR, June 11-15
2013: “Rock Mountain Rendezvous” , Idaho Falls, ID, August 26-30
2014:  COG Silverdamit Anniversary, Johnson City, TN, June 16-20
2015:  “Concours in the Corners”, Cortez, CO, June 15-19
2016:  “Backyard Rally”, Helen GA, June 20-24
2017:  “Show Me MO Twisties”, Lake Ozark, Missouri, June 12-16

2018: “Three Sister Rally”, Kerrville Texas, June 11-14  "Plan to attend"

That is 13 rallies.
    Who's been to more???

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Re: 2018 National Rally - The Three Sisters Rally Kerrville, TX - SC
« Reply #62 on: June 20, 2017, 10:25:39 pm »
I did thee last 8 years straight and I thought for a long time I would not miss one ever again.
 I missed this years and I will not be going to next years. I do miss everyone but I have my reasons.
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Re: 2018 National Rally - The Three Sisters Rally Kerrville, TX - SC
« Reply #63 on: June 21, 2017, 12:05:42 am »
I did thee last 8 years straight and I thought for a long time I would not miss one ever again.
 I missed this years and I will not be going to next years. I do miss everyone but I have my reasons.
Mike, bummed you and the crew were not at MO Twisties. :( Why not TX? No need to answer that, I am on the fence right now as well. The thunderstorms across the states are going to catch up with me one of these days. I'm kind of thinking fly and hang with my kin folk for a week instead of the 2K trek on the bike. Til we meet again :singing:

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Re: 2018 National Rally - The Three Sisters Rally Kerrville, TX - SC
« Reply #64 on: June 21, 2017, 07:27:54 pm »
I did thee last 8 years straight and I thought for a long time I would not miss one ever again.
 I missed this years and I will not be going to next years. I do miss everyone but I have my reasons.
Mike, bummed you and the crew were not at MO Twisties. :( Why not TX? No need to answer that, I am on the fence right now as well. The thunderstorms across the states are going to catch up with me one of these days. I'm kind of thinking fly and hang with my kin folk for a week instead of the 2K trek on the bike. Til we meet again :singing:

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Re: 2018 National Rally - The Three Sisters Rally Kerrville, TX - SC
« Reply #65 on: June 22, 2017, 01:44:58 am »
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2007: “COG in Canaan”, Canaan Valley, WV August 7-12.
2008: “COG @ 10,000”, Frisco, CO, June 2-6.
2009: ”Shiftin’ n Grinnin’ National”, Fontana Dam NC, June 8-11
2010: “Follow the Alphabet Roads”, Tomah, WI, July 12-16
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2012: “No Bad Roads Rally”, Eureka Springs, AR, June 11-15
2013: “Rock Mountain Rendezvous” , Idaho Falls, ID, August 26-30
2014:  COG Silverdamit Anniversary, Johnson City, TN, June 16-20
2015:  “Concours in the Corners”, Cortez, CO, June 15-19
2016:  “Backyard Rally”, Helen GA, June 20-24
2017:  “Show Me MO Twisties”, Lake Ozark, Missouri, June 12-16
2018: “Three Sister Rally”, Kerrville Texas, June 11-14  "Plan to attend"

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Re: 2018 National Rally - The Three Sisters Rally Kerrville, TX - SC
« Reply #66 on: June 22, 2017, 02:38:32 am »
I'll be there. Come make fun of the Old Man. We'll dance!  :beerchug: :)
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Re: 2018 National Rally - The Three Sisters Rally Kerrville, TX - SC
« Reply #67 on: June 22, 2017, 03:38:36 am »
Put my name on yer card Mark... Talk about trippin' the light fantastic.   :beerchug:  My singin' and yer dancin'... no one should miss this thing.
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Re: 2018 National Rally - The Three Sisters Rally Kerrville, TX - SC
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Singin' and dancin'... Jami and I are in! :beerchug:




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Re: 2018 National Rally - The Three Sisters Rally Kerrville, TX - SC
« Reply #69 on: June 22, 2017, 03:05:46 pm »
Singin' and dancin'... Jami and I are in! :beerchug:

http://youtu.be/dzOHq5WbQ8k


Rev, it sounds like,,,, we you may have more singers in your Band next year...   :-[

PS: I'm still trying to get someone to post the video of this years sing-a-thon?
      Is anybody ouuut thereeee???

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Re: 2018 National Rally - The Three Sisters Rally Kerrville, TX - SC
« Reply #70 on: June 22, 2017, 07:16:57 pm »
I just wanted to make a comment about this rally and location.

Yes it sucks to have it in summer(late spring).  Chances are though that even less people could make it if we had it in spring or fall with the school year, snow up north and other holidays.  The chances of weather making a mess of everything in spring and fall is much greater also.

Distance is something we all deal with.  I opted out of Vermont because it was just to far for us that year.  It is a personal choice.  They about MAKE us have a rally in every area of COG even the SC.  We only have two really good riding areas.  The last one in 2012 was as far north as we could make it.  That area is only about 170 miles from this years rally.  Central Texas in June is almost the only choice they had.  I am sure it will be a smaller rally but for those that make it I would think the team will do everything in their power to make it a great rally. 

There is not a single COG member that lives within a 100 miles of the rally site.  That is about the same as 2012.  I planed that rally from 600 miles away.   No members lived close.   Our biggest regional rallies usually only have about 25 SC attendees.   It is not easy for us to support a national rally and form a strong team.  We may have to have help from other areas.  It will happen though because we all do not want to go to the same place every year and we all don't want to have to go 1500 miles every year.  That is why the rally moves, so you can see and be someplace new.  I go out of my way to see new stuff all the time.

Ya'll come if you can.   I may not even be able to make it because of my retirement trip but I am sure the guys holding the rally will do their best to make it worth the trip.
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Re: 2018 National Rally - The Three Sisters Rally Kerrville, TX - SC
« Reply #71 on: June 23, 2017, 11:20:42 am »
I joined in 2005. I've attended every national since 2007 regardless of distance. I'm up to 11 now.
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Re: 2018 National Rally - The Three Sisters Rally Kerrville, TX - SC
« Reply #72 on: June 23, 2017, 06:41:41 pm »
I'm looking at flights, too. For the wife, for the wife!! Closest airport is San Antonio, 63 miles. Now, just gotta figure how to get her from the airport to Kerrville (and back!). Haven't decided yet if I'm gonna ride out or, GASP!, trailer.  :-\ Don't hate me...at least I plan to be there!

Oh yeah, the only National I've missed since '07 was Cortez. And they all were hot (warmish) except Frisco ('08). Even Tomah,WI had 104 heat indexes!
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Re: 2018 National Rally - The Three Sisters Rally Kerrville, TX - SC
« Reply #73 on: June 23, 2017, 07:08:32 pm »
It looks like I've got a "go" on this already. My wife this morning posted this on the Book of Faces along with a picture of the nearby Presbyterian retreat (she's a minister like Rev):

"Ed's motorcycle rally is in Kerrville, TX next year. I will go with and surely head to Mo Ranch. I miss this special place."

I suspect that we'll trailer so we can swap off driving. I'm OK with that. It'll give her wheels to make her side trip.
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Re: 2018 National Rally - The Three Sisters Rally Kerrville, TX - SC
« Reply #74 on: June 23, 2017, 07:19:41 pm »
Eddie and Ed, we may have to tag team up. My wife is a trooper, but if not for the smart phone, she'd have gone nuts on the trip to Missouri. She flew to Durango and I picked her up @ 1:00 am and took her to Cortez. Nowhere to fly to in Missouri, so she drove with me. I can't decide (yet) if I'm hauling the bike and staying in a hotel or hauling the trailer and camping. But there's time....

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