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Re: Over the Pond Traveler,,, is "OtP,, "Traveling"
« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2019, 04:11:57 pm »
Other Video's to see what the OtP Traveler's have seen while in Europe...
Enjoy!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgxwfrodyyA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWSi-XXP1dc

Be VERY proud of yourselves!!
Man, this is a great club!

Ride safe, Ted
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Re: Over the Pond Traveler,,, is "OtP,, "Traveling"
« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2019, 06:58:34 pm »
a woman crossed the center line, and face slammed him. No known reason for it happening tho. Woman and 3 kids in car, all ok... Walter... well not so much.

we will know more shortly, Bernd and company are on top of it.... I know it looked horrible, and I read the linked artical from the german news that was linked.. sad part is they stated how much $$ damage to the car, and how much $$ to "property", in the writeup, but I think it may have been lost in translation (auto translate from news page)...

My prayers go out to him, I was trying to pull pictures off my phone, from the '14 rally, with us all smiling, eating Surrstummin, and both him and Richard drinking "fire water", but am having difficulty pulling them off..I have a bunch of photos of us all, enjoying the fun times, and hopefully all will go well, and we can do it again... :truce:
Put google photos on your phone.  Then dealing with those pics will be easy.  HTH

I have it, my newest phone (SamsungS3), does not communicate well, or let me pull from my phones SD chip, to my ancient XP-Pro Dell laptop..   I have them copied from prior, on another laptop, just gotta find them...again...

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Re: Over the Pond Traveler,,, is "OtP,, "Traveling"
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2019, 07:48:48 pm »
Other Video's to see what the OtP Traveler's have seen while in Europe...
Enjoy!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgxwfrodyyA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWSi-XXP1dc


Be VERY proud of yourselves!!
Man, this is a great club!

Ride safe, Ted
Those roads look incredible. I bet Cliff is having a blast.
"Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug" Get used to it cause thats life !!!

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« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2019, 08:22:25 pm »
Pics of Walter
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« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2019, 08:49:50 pm »
To all that helped make the trip possible for all the OtP Travelers, watch this video!!!
You made it possible..
Use Big screen/and sound...
We think Cliff is seeing it today.

https://www.grossglockner.at/gg/en/motorsandtyres/motorcyclists

Ride safe, Ted
Well I watched it Ted.......and now it's YOUR fault that I wanna go!  So hey buddy......next time you're booking your next tour, just change that number 1 to a number 2.  You need a helper right?  You might fall and can't get up! ;D  Some caring soul like me has to be there for you in your times of need. ;)  Just call me Jeeves. :))
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« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2019, 10:19:03 am »
From Facebook

Update Walter Jung‘s accident:

News are still good!

Walter can move all extremities - no paralysis 😄!
Cerebral haemorrhage could not be confirmed 😄!
Walter currently cannot speak as his respiration is still artifically supported.

He is under painkiller and reacts delayed, but he reacts 😄!
Walter could recocgnize Angie and reacts on her questions.
He cannot remember, what is happend (normal).

There are more surgeries necessarry at his left thigh and his right forearm due to multible fractions.

Yes, it was a terrible accident!
But all in all, we have good news!
The recovery will take time but he has a chance to get
well again.
I am very thankful to hear that good news!
His guardian angel is really doing a good job!

Great news! :beerchug:
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« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2019, 10:29:44 am »
More pics added this morning.  Keep checking this link for updates to the OTP album.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/evbj6GquhCDtPSzZ6
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Re: Over the Pond Traveler,,, is "OtP,, "Traveling"
« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2019, 12:17:21 pm »
To all that helped make the trip possible for all the OtP Travelers, watch this video!!!
You made it possible..
Use Big screen/and sound...
We think Cliff is seeing it today.

https://www.grossglockner.at/gg/en/motorsandtyres/motorcyclists

Ride safe, Ted

Wow!
Thank God you're alive every time you arrive!

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Re: Over the Pond Traveler,,, is "OtP,, "Traveling"
« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2019, 05:56:53 pm »
We keep hoping that Cliff will get to do Passo Stelvio as it is on of our favorite and most technical Passes.
Most YouTube videos' that we see, are of someone blasting up the roads.
For your viewing pleasure, I found some video's that show the Stelvio Pass, and distant shots of the roads too..

Here is a video of Stelvio from a drone to show you the beauty and twists of the roads.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUvyl5Rg7ds

Here is a video of Stelvio from a bike doing a leisurely ride to show you narrowness and difficulty of the roads.
NOTE: The roads you see are all 2 way...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AJGCkWoK1U

Here is a video of Stelvio from a bike at about the pace we tried to do.
NOTE: A bike fell over at 50 seconds at a switchback. This video shows the difficulty of the {mostly blind} switchbacks.
NOTE: How far the swing out to get around them... {and to dodge cars/busses/*^&%$^& bicycles}
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzV8yiU5Ouc

Here is a video from COGger Jack P's bike, coming down Stelvio. Hang on!!  {NOTE: Start at the beginning}
I am NOT capable of this speed. Most sane people aren't...  :nananana:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYoHDSQfkN0&t=303s

Ride safe, Ted
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Re: Over the Pond Traveler,,, is "OtP,, "Traveling"
« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2019, 06:36:44 pm »
From Facebook


Update Walter‘s accident;

Walter is stabil.
He is breathing independly.
and he is conscious.
O.k., due to the long surgery and the pain medicine he
is a little desorientated. He does not realize, what‘s happend. All his thought are concentrated on Angie, his new love. He wants to be sure, that nothing happened to her.
But she was not along.
He was on the journey to his dealer (Fuchs, Usseln) to change tires and do some maintanance.
I did the same this week (tire change, technical inspection).

Angie visited him yesterday.
He reacted, but could not speak due to artificial respiration.

Walter rode one of the most expensive motorbikes, we can get. It was a good invest. It saved his live for sure.

I would understand if we will never again see him on a motorbike after two serious accidents within just 3 years.

But I would be happy to ride together with him and Angie again. Motorbike riding is his high passion.

Thanks for your good recovery wishes and your prayers.
It seems, it helped
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« Reply #36 on: June 06, 2019, 07:05:54 pm »
Sounds like good news on Walter.  :great:

Cliff and Andre are high in the Mountains today.
Update from Bernd;

André and Cliff are currently doing a great job to ride as much as possible alp passes to put COG stickers on every summit (pass) sign. The signs of last year had to be replaced (due to all the COG and Texas stickers, which Ted already put on).
Thanks to André for showing Cliff all that nice roads.
I am sure, he will come back together with his wife and show her Europe.
OTP is great!
Next week there was an overnight stay planned at Walter‘s (OTPer 2014) house in Bad Laasphe - Puderbach. There others wanted to meet Cliff (Wolfram (OTPer 2009), Bernd (OTPer 2011), Anette (OTPer 2016).
Due to Walter’s accident this is cancelled.
We’ll find an alternative!

Ride safe, Ted
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« Reply #37 on: June 07, 2019, 10:16:40 am »
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« Reply #38 on: June 08, 2019, 09:29:37 am »
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Re: Over the Pond Traveler,,, is "OtP,, "Traveling"
« Reply #39 on: June 08, 2019, 04:06:11 pm »
OPT album updated
https://photos.app.goo.gl/evbj6GquhCDtPSzZ6
Almost as good as PNW scenery.

I'm envious Cliff. :beerchug:

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« Reply #40 on: June 10, 2019, 04:01:48 pm »
Yesterday, Cliff and Andre became separated at a Round-About.  :-[

The Eu/OtP Team stepped in and are offering advise/routes.
    ie; Cliff is navigating on his own and doing well.
   He said to post this; All is well & was a great day for a motorcycle ride today.
           About 225 kms, & 1/2 or more in the rain.

           ie; He attempted Stelvio today, but weather conditions prevented him getting to the pass.
                   Rain/snow, roads blocked, and cold as heck.. {Having a GREAT time!}

He is staying in Pfunds Austria tonight, and {I think} headed for Nauders Austria tomorrow.
               :motonoises: :motonoises: :motonoises:

He has learned the main German words he needs to survive his ordeal...
  Ein bier, bitte?   :great:  :beerchug:

Alles ist gut!!   :)

Ride safe, Ted

PS: Last update on Walter is; he is improving and moved to a room.
               I think Angie is able to see him regularly now.
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« Reply #41 on: June 12, 2019, 10:00:23 am »
Update Walter‘s accident:  June 10

Just to inform you.
Walter was already sitting upright again on the bed edge for a short while. He adviced me to come to Bollendorf with our camper van and the E-bycicles.
Yes, he is right. It would be much less dangerous - but also much less fun.
I don‘t want to die by a heart attack on my living room couch.

Wolfram and Anette will come along to take care of me.
I am very thankful, that Walter and Angie accompanied me on my way back from the Tour de Twist. Nothing happend.
I am so sad, that he is now in hospital and his beauty is a total loss. OTOH I am very happy that he survived his terrible crash. Walter had no chance too prevent it, as the oncoming driver crashed into him frontally on Walter‘s lane.

Fortunately he was riding the best bike available to survive that kind of accident. Good that he invested all the money to get such a heavy bike with an installed airbag.

Thanks again for all your prayers and good recovery wishes...

I hope, the young love, shown on Magic‘s pic will still exist for a long time.
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« Reply #43 on: June 12, 2019, 07:20:53 pm »
Cliff is not able to post photo's to FB, so I haven't seen many.
Yesterday, Cliff traveled North {back into Germany} and I think hooked up with Thomas.
Today he traveled {I think with Thomas} to Bolendorf {sp?} for the GCE Rally there.
Bolendorf is at the border of Germany and Luxembourg.
There are supposed to be about 60 attendee's at the Rally.
Bernd will be there and I suspect will send us more photo's.

Other than being slightly lost for a few days everything is going great.
Luckily Cliff's a very experienced traveler and was able to continue after they became separated.
Thanks to all that made his trip possible!!

Ride safe, Ted



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« Reply #45 on: June 13, 2019, 01:41:39 pm »
The last photo's appear to be the breakfast gathering.
NOTE: They have a bit different breakfast than we do here.
           Normally sliced meat/cheese/bread/boiled egg/vegetables/juice/coffee.
           I see several friends I know, their wife's, and 1 past OtP Traveler {Wolfram}.

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« Reply #47 on: June 14, 2019, 10:50:03 am »
From Facebook

Bernd Neumann is with Walter Jung.
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Walter‘s accident update:

Walter will be operated again today.
Leg, arm, wrist and possibly spinal have to be repaired.

Walter is still often a little desoriented and developes a lung infection (pneumonia).
He sent greetings to the German GTR meeting @ Burg Bollendorf and promised to pay 2 beers for everyone who guides Cliff Burnette these days instead of him on one of the next gatherings.

Please cross your fingers for him...
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« Reply #48 on: June 14, 2019, 02:20:53 pm »
Fingers crossed. Prayers sent out...

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