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OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« on: March 18, 2017, 09:23:34 am »
OK... the moment we've been waiting for: 

the OtP traveler for 2017 will be Mark Hartman!!
Congratulate Mark, and hope they like him so much they decide to keep him >:D

Please keep those donations coming!!

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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 09:51:44 am »
Congrats Mark!  See you when you get here.... :motonoises:


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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 10:11:21 am »
Congratulations, Mark! At least things will look a little better on this side of the pond while you're gone... :nananana:
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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 11:50:55 am »
Congratulations Mark!!

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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 02:40:55 pm »
 :-\   RREEEEEECCCCCCOOOOUUUUUUNNNNTTTTTTT!!!!   >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

 ;)

Congrats Mark!   :beerchug: :beerchug:  It's well deserved and I'm sure you'll both enjoy it and make COG proud.  :great:

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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2017, 07:12:48 pm »
God help Europe!   :-\ :-[ :-[ :-[

Both of you guys are deserving, having spent so much time giving to our club.  Congrats to both of you!   :great:
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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2017, 08:13:14 pm »
:-\   RREEEEEECCCCCCOOOOUUUUUUNNNNTTTTTTT!!!!   >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

 ;)

Congrats Mark!   :beerchug: :beerchug:  It's well deserved and I'm sure you'll both enjoy it and make COG proud.  :great:

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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2017, 09:07:36 pm »
go git r dun, son...enjoy!  :great:

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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2017, 09:21:16 pm »
This is so very cool I am humbled truly. Thank you to this great club (clubs) for this very special opportunity. Thank you very much to Jorge, Hans and the rest of the slave laborers making this happen. Jim, Dave, Ted, Ralf and others working quietly behind the scenes (NOT TED or JIM! Quietly? Puhlease ;)) Thank you for the flogomatic, of whose viciousness I intend to avoid. All of you great folks donating their hard earned coin. HUGE thanks go to my friend and compatriot Dan Breeden. As much for his very entertaining Repartee during this campaign as his contributions to COG and helping the SW area get re established. No Greater Friend! I shall carry the COG banner high and proud. I hope to make you all proud of the choice you made (or at least laugh uproariously at my foolish antics). I've said it before and I'll say it again, Let's Dance! CU in Germania! Hey, what's the rule on radar detectors there?  :beerchug:
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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2017, 10:38:32 pm »
So, did the ugly or less then ugly one win??

Congrats Mark!! Trip of a lifetime, enjoy every minute and every experience.

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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2017, 10:50:57 pm »
So, did the ugly or less then ugly one win??

Congrats Mark!! Trip of a lifetime, enjoy every minute and every experience.

Put your mark on it and own it!
Like a dog at the dog park Kurt and thank you. I like to think the one with the rugged weather beaten good looks won. Ya know, too much sun, too much wind, too much age, too much abuse.  :beerchug:
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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2017, 11:01:38 pm »
I put in a request on the OTP Face Book page. Thought I would repost here. If possible, can we visit Belleua wood France if possible. It is a sacred place for US Marines. If it throws the schedule into chaos please disregard. I truly understand. I am a military history buff. I had the opportunity to visit several battlefields in the Pacific during my service. I've enjoyed touring sites from the revolution and the civil war in my trips to the eastern US. Again folks, if this throws things into a problem please disregard. I am so jazzed!
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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2017, 07:39:27 am »
Hi Mark,

welcome to the exclusice club of the exquisite OTP travelers  :).

Congratulations from Anette (2016) and Bernd (2011)
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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2017, 08:11:28 am »
Congrats Mark!
Enjoy your trip over the pond!

Looking forward to see you in Kiefersfelden.

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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2017, 01:33:09 pm »
 :1rij:  :08:

Better stock up on smokes Europe...  ;)
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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2017, 05:23:29 pm »
Congrats Mark!
Enjoy your trip over the pond!

Looking forward to see you in Kiefersfelden.

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Wolfram/anyone? can you tell Mark where Kiefersfelden is?
ie; Which country and what part of that country?
Mebbe a map???

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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2017, 06:41:14 pm »
In Bavaria, 85 km SE of Munich.  (Germany at the Austrian border.)

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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2017, 06:59:51 pm »
Thanks Patrick.
   I looked it up too and sent the map to Mark.

Wuz trying to show him where it is {in comparison with Belleua Wood France}..
Seems to me that Belleua Wood might be doable, if he arrives/departs where I suspect he will..

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PS: Mark is a Marine, so we must explain very slowly.. <smart eleck grin>  :)

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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2017, 07:08:52 pm »
Kiefersfelden is about 3-4 hours from here(Stuttgart).  Belleau Wood is about 5-8 hours from Stuttgart. (5 hours by autobahn.  8 hours by back roads.)


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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2017, 09:12:32 pm »
Kiefersfelden is about 3-4 hours from here(Stuttgart).  Belleau Wood is about 5-8 hours from Stuttgart. (5 hours by autobahn.  8 hours by back roads.)
Awesome Patrick. Thank you. Did that aerostich work? Looking forward to meeting you Sir!  :great: :beerchug:
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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2017, 05:59:28 am »
Sad to say, haven't put a lot of miles on the stitch.  After the incident in the Alps (broken foot) I've been off the bike, recuperating and then I put the bike up due to winter (salt, snow, ice).  The stitch fits well and is in good shape.  I've washed it and applied NIKWAX to it for waterproofing. Its ready to go.  The weather has started warming up and we've had enough rain to wash the salt away.  I'm sure I'll get some miles in it, soon.

Have you checked on tickets and figured out which airport you're going to fly in to?   


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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2017, 12:12:42 pm »
Not yet. Not sure how this works. Need to talk to Jorge.  :beerchug:
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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2017, 01:12:07 pm »
O.M.C. for the win!

Congrats, Mark. 

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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2017, 01:27:31 pm »
Oh Great.... Sending another WHINER to OTP....  ::)

When are you guys gonna learn to screen these candidates??  >:(

Ohhhhh.... That says WINNER.... Never mind  :-[

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Re: OtP 2017 - annnnnnd WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2017, 01:55:11 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:

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