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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2017, 07:36:18 pm »
As I understand it, the actual arrival point hasn't been determined yet.
That location will be decided after a bike is finalized...   :motonoises:

According to the schedule, arrival will be approx. June 1.

Geez,,, I've been trying to stir Mark up with pointed Marine comments for days and he hasn't fought back yet.   :pokestick:  >:D
   He REALLY must be in a daze!  :104:



Keep those donations coming in!
Even $5.00 - 10.00 add up and will help us send Mark out of the country!!!   :great:

Ride safe, Ted

is a one-way ticket cheaper???   :nananana:
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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2017, 12:25:17 am »
As I understand it, the actual arrival point hasn't been determined yet.
That location will be decided after a bike is finalized...   :motonoises:

According to the schedule, arrival will be approx. June 1.

Geez,,, I've been trying to stir Mark up with pointed Marine comments for days and he hasn't fought back yet.   :pokestick:  >:D
   He REALLY must be in a daze!  :104:



Keep those donations coming in!
Even $5.00 - 10.00 add up and will help us send Mark out of the country!!!   :great:

Ride safe, Ted

is a one-way ticket cheaper???   :nananana:
Well Can't argue to much with Truth Ted. But then again us Jarheads are like Dinosaurs. We stub our toe and 10,000 years later we say ouch. You funny Man Dave! Who says I'm coming back? I heard one of the locations is Amsterdam. May just decide to get hazy lazy there.  ;) :beerchug: :motonoises:
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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2017, 10:51:11 am »
Might as well get lazy in Amsterdam. Your counterweight says you're lazy here. :)
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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2017, 11:13:09 am »
Mark,
After the battle, the French renamed the wood "Bois de la Brigade de Marine" ("Wood of the Marine Brigade") in honor of the Marines' tenacity.
Please also visit Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near there where most of our brothers were interred.  Oh, post photos.  Lots of photos!

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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2017, 02:36:11 pm »
I agree Mark.
We want to see photo's!

Just to let you know I've been funnin' ya about the Marines.
I've been talking to my old Squadron Shipmates to see if I can get ya a free ride. {NOTE: I are retired Navy Avaition)
They may have a C-130 going that way and don't mind pushing ya out the back as they fly over..
But, you'll havta supply the parachute...
Assuming all goes well, I'll see if I can arrange a return flight..

Ride safe, Ted
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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2017, 11:56:27 pm »
Might as well get lazy in Amsterdam. Your counterweight says you're lazy here. :)
She is correct!  :great:
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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2017, 11:58:39 pm »
I agree Mark.
We want to see photo's!

Just to let you know I've been funnin' ya about the Marines.
I've been talking to my old Squadron Shipmates to see if I can get ya a free ride. {NOTE: I are retired Navy)
They may have a C-130 going that way and don't mind pushing ya out the back as they fly over..
But, you'll havta supply the parachute...
Assuming all goes well, I'll see if I can arrange a return flight..

Ride safe, Ted
Course ya are Ted. Like I make fun on ya wearing those funny soup bowl hats. You get that flight. Ya know Jarheads walk on water (with the Navy's help)  :beerchug: :)
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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #32 on: March 22, 2017, 12:35:36 am »
Congrats Mark!

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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2017, 01:27:06 am »
Congrats Mark!
Miss your Face Brother!  ;)
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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #34 on: March 23, 2017, 07:04:45 pm »
Hi Mark,

are you still happy to win OTP?
Are you curious?
Are you nervous?

OTP is not for fun,
It is serious!

And this is, what Hans (our big boss  :allhail: ) is preparing for you:
https://youtu.be/xgV2imaOCao
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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #35 on: March 23, 2017, 07:28:12 pm »
The sample in Bernd's video,,, is "normal" Surströmming.
   (I know this because the can is flat and it didn't spew into the air, when the guy opened it).

Hans only brings "Premium" Surströmming.
The cans he brings are pressurized by the fermenting fish.
        (The tops of the metal cans' are stretched into an oval shape)
  He opens them underwater so they don't spray Surströmming juice all over him and the crowd.

NOTE: During Al and Charlie's sample opening; there was enough pressure in the can, that it sprayed juice into the air. {"even though it was underwater"}

Update; Good news Mark, {you lucky Devil}.
I talked with Hans.
 He said, {since your a rough/tough Devil Dog/Marine}, he's looking for a "Extra Premium" Can of  Surströmming for you to sample!!!  >:D
   Survival Hint: Don't forget the Crackers and Schnapps!!! {Lots of Schnapps!}

Ride safe, Ted

PS: We're still waiting to find out if we're gonna support 2 "OtP" Traveler's this year.
       (Personally, I think we REALLY need to send 2. {So Dan can enjoy the Surströmming too}). <evil grin>
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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2017, 07:41:09 pm »
I want to see video proof this year!!!!

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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #37 on: March 23, 2017, 07:44:08 pm »
hmmm,,, I think there "was" a video made of Al and Charlie.
Bernd, can you post Al's Surströmming video here?

Ride safe, Ted
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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #38 on: March 23, 2017, 08:38:01 pm »
Looks like the anchovies I use for fish bait, think I will buy some and try it in the river.

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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #39 on: March 23, 2017, 11:54:57 pm »
I was at Johnson City for the great reveal. Upwind! Took me 2 days to wash the stench off my skin! Ain't skeert. I have done this though. Always a huge hit with the crowd.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5betKv46GB4  :beerchug: ;) :)) :)) :))
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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #40 on: March 24, 2017, 09:06:19 pm »
I was at Johnson City for the great reveal. Upwind! Took me 2 days to wash the stench off my skin! Ain't skeert. I have done this though. Always a huge hit with the crowd. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5betKv46GB4
  :beerchug: ;) :)) :)) :))

I thought for sure someone was shooting video at Johnson city when we were chowing it down....
I do remember Ted... backing up... and crying like a red headed step child being  spanked, and having his butt painted with turpentine...

Ahhhh good times..... :great: :beerchug:

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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #41 on: March 24, 2017, 10:58:56 pm »
I posted this also on the other OtP thread...
We're trying to get Dan over with Mark!
It looks like it's going to happen, but we're not sure yet.
Keep those donations coming, Mark (and Dan hopefully) will appreciate it. They've done a LOT for COG... let's give them something back for their service.

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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #42 on: March 25, 2017, 04:42:33 pm »
Yahoooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!

Europe will never be the same!!!
   (They've barely got over Al and Charlie..

C'mon COGgers,,, lets make this HAPPEN!!!
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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #43 on: March 25, 2017, 05:58:36 pm »
 Congratulations Mark. You certainly deserved to go OTP.   :)
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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #44 on: March 25, 2017, 06:27:07 pm »
We're trying to get Dan over with Mark!


I like LOVE the sound of that!!!  I've already started doing some trapezoid and shoulder exercises 'cause Mark tells me that one of the duties of the Runner Up is carry with Winner's bags.   :))
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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #45 on: March 25, 2017, 07:12:03 pm »
Keep it up Dan,
you also get to carry the OtP manager's bags at the COG National!

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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #46 on: March 25, 2017, 07:19:02 pm »
Keep it up Dan,
you also get to carry the OtP manager's {"and" Mark carries the ex-OtP Managers"} bags at the COG National!

There, I fixed if for ya..   :rotflmao:

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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #47 on: March 25, 2017, 07:21:55 pm »
hmmm,,, I think there "was" a video made of Al and Charlie {eating Surströmming}.

Ride safe, Ted

Found it!!!! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=02JazjcD0oo&app=desktop#t=0.6411875


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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #48 on: March 26, 2017, 09:04:54 pm »
Guys,
In case some of you weren't aware, there have been some Auctions benefitting OtP 2017.
There is one still running currently in the Emporium for a REALLY nice jacket in Men's Medium size; here is the link to it that thread, which includes photos with a gorgeous model  :)

http://forum.cog-online.org/emporium/otp-2017-auction-kawasaki-jacket/#lastPost

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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #49 on: April 01, 2017, 09:47:50 am »
UPDATE: We have (sort of) two winners. Since there will be two bikes waiting in Europe, Dan is also planning to go.

Keep donations coming!