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Re: And the OtP traveler for 2019 is???????????????
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2019, 04:15:17 am »
Come on Cliff...just one  :nananana:

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Re: And the OtP traveler for 2019 is???????????????
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2019, 04:57:15 am »
Concratulations to Cliff and Rich!
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Re: And the OtP traveler for 2019 is???????????????
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2019, 10:45:44 am »
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Re: And the OtP traveler for 2019 is???????????????
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2019, 10:51:55 am »
Congratulations Cliff.  Jorge and I couldn't be happier for you.  All of the nominees were great.  Have fun and enjoy those European curves.

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Re: And the OtP traveler for 2019 is???????????????
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2019, 11:16:30 am »
Congratulations Cliff & Rich!!! :beerchug:
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Re: And the OtP traveler for 2019 is???????????????
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2019, 01:24:13 pm »
Congrats Cliff and Rich.
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Re: And the OtP traveler for 2019 is???????????????
« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2019, 04:05:11 pm »
Congratulations to Cliff and Rich. Have fun in Europe. While skiing Austria in January, I discovered some excellent roads to ride. You two are going to have a ball.

Oh, the food and beer are excellent. The portions are huge, so you won't go hungry. The people are great and they know how to drive.

Enjoy!
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Re: And the OtP traveler for 2019 is???????????????
« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2019, 09:10:44 pm »
Great job Cliff and Rich. Two(2) years ago 2 COG-America people went. Is it the same this year or only one?

In any case, rub the foot pegs off that Vulcan you will be riding.

As far as I know, just the "winner" will be travelling... it is part of the streamlining (that was kinda needed), to insure a truly covered trip, money wise. with the least personal cash outlay on the traveler(s). I fully supported that idea, so I'm not heart broken over it. As "runner up", I'm just on the sidelines, as a "fill in" person.. If anything "changes",(like somebody donates another $4k..) I'm sure the OtP crew will make it known, but as of now just one bike, and lodging/plans to house, one person, is where it stands currently.  :truce: :'(
It's also all up to the "winner" which "plan" they want to schedule, the "early trip" or the "later trip"...  both have great options, and final venues... the first trip includes the "tour de Twistiess", and the Treffpunkt gathering, but may incur snow in the mountains, and it's a pretty intense schedule... the second option, ends up at the GCE rally...(Big Boss Hans' baby), a little more relaxed schedule, and the weather is nicer...

Cliff's got a lot of decision making and planning to do, I'll tell ya that right now...
His plate is full for sure... :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
(most people don't know just how many things ya gotta get done in the short time period right now....)
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« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2019, 10:25:45 pm »
Rich is absolutely correct. The OtP team agreed that we would "officially" only send one traveler. IF someone wants to "tag-a-long," they are welcome to do so but it will be entirely at their own expense.  They will have to register for the respective rallies, find their own motorcycle, fund the trip, etc.

Part of this perspective is also due to the request from the GCE.  The GCE is much smaller than COG and not as formally constructed.  It is harder for them to find motorcycles for additional travelers to use and to find hosts.  By having only one traveler they can devote more resources to supporting the traveler.
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Re: And the OtP traveler for 2019 is???????????????
« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2019, 10:38:37 pm »
Congrats Cliff! You are and shall be a great representative on behalf of COG.

You need to train with some St. Pauli Girl Salvatore before you go.......those Teutonic ales might as well be a 16 lb sledge on you. :beerchug:

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« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2019, 11:39:07 pm »
Naaahhh. He needs to acclimatize by drinking some of my home-brewed mead (AKA: Honey Wine) the drink of the Norsemen!  12-15% ABV. Two will have you :singing:
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Re: And the OtP traveler for 2019 is???????????????
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2019, 11:44:57 pm »
Rich is absolutely correct. The OtP team agreed that we would "officially" only send one traveler. IF someone wants to "tag-a-long," they are welcome to do so but it will be entirely at their own expense.  They will have to register for the respective rallies, find their own motorcycle, fund the trip, etc.

Part of this perspective is also due to the request from the GCE.  The GCE is much smaller than COG and not as formally constructed.  It is harder for them to find motorcycles for additional travelers to use and to find hosts.  By having only one traveler they can devote more resources to supporting the traveler.

 :)) :)) :)) :))

well, like I said... if "another $4k pop up outta nowhere... you guy's "could" re-evaluate...  (after all, I did make sure I had the "required $2k pocket money" socked away in the firstplace...)


 :great: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

and Ted said he would pay for my flight.... :)) >:D >:D >:D

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Re: And the OtP traveler for 2019 is???????????????
« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2019, 11:54:37 pm »
Once again, you are absolutely correct. IF "another $4K pops up outa nowhere." Where's that $1.5B lottery winner when we need him?  Okay, he was in SC but IT WASN"T ME!   :'( 
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Re: And the OtP traveler for 2019 is???????????????
« Reply #38 on: March 09, 2019, 12:37:22 am »

          Ted sed  :a102: 

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« Reply #39 on: March 09, 2019, 12:40:05 am »
I didn't freakng win the lottery!  Iffn I had, we wouldn't have to beg for freakin' money.
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Re: And the OtP traveler for 2019 is???????????????
« Reply #40 on: March 09, 2019, 03:58:06 pm »
Cheers Cliff and Rich!

Hope you're both able to go -- it will be the trip of a lifetime. I still daydream about riding through the Alps, Passo Stelvio, rain soaked cobblestone streets winding into ancient castles, drinking amazing beers, telling stories and having everyone but Mark jovially looking at each other wondering what the hell the American was saying -- way too much fun.

Oh, I wouldn't worry too much about training for the food. I lost 10 pounds on the trip -- and it wasn't all from the surstromming.  :))
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« Reply #41 on: March 09, 2019, 10:18:17 pm »
Naaahhh. He needs to acclimatize by drinking some of my home-brewed mead (AKA: Honey Wine) the drink of the Norsemen!  12-15% ABV. Two will have you :singing:

Ooooh, near future road trip...?

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Re: And the OtP traveler for 2019 is???????????????
« Reply #42 on: March 09, 2019, 11:09:14 pm »

Cliff's got a lot of decision making and planning to do, I'll tell ya that right now...
His plate is full for sure... :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
(most people don't know just how many things ya gotta get done in the short time period right now....)

I have more things to think about & plan than I ever imagined. Definitely a little overwhelming for my simple mind.

Rather it's a short 2,000 mi. 3 - 4 day ride or a 7,000 mi. 14 day cross country trip. My idea of planning is enough hand written notes in the tankbag to get me through the 1st. day. Typically done the night before departure. A hand full of maps for every state I think I'll be in. Yes it causes me to occasionally ride longer than planned because I can't find a place to camp.
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Re: And the OtP traveler for 2019 is???????????????
« Reply #43 on: March 09, 2019, 11:11:12 pm »

Cliff's got a lot of decision making and planning to do, I'll tell ya that right now...
His plate is full for sure... :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
(most people don't know just how many things ya gotta get done in the short time period right now....)

I have more things to think about & plan than I ever imagined. Definitely a little overwhelming for my simple mind.

Rather it's a short 2,000 mi. 3 - 4 day ride or a 7,000 mi. 14 day cross country trip. My idea of planning is enough hand written notes in the tankbag to get me through the 1st. day. Typically done the night before departure. A hand full of maps for every state I think I'll be in. Yes it causes me to occasionally ride longer than planned because I can't find a place to camp.
You got a team behind ya brother. Here to help.  :beerchug:
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Re: And the OtP traveler for 2019 is???????????????
« Reply #44 on: March 10, 2019, 12:01:30 am »
Cliff, congrats on winning. We will be expecting to see a slide show at the RWTW of your adventures in Europe. Enjoy ever second of the adventure.  :great: