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Title: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: Jim Snyder on October 08, 2018, 06:35:34 pm
Ok folks here is an opportunity to get in one more ride before the holidays. The "Final Fall Fling" ride will be held in Clinton Arkansas on November 9th &, 10th. The hotel location is the Best Western Hillside Inn in Clinton. Their number is (501) 745-4700. I have blocked off
5 rooms for the ride but more can be blocked if needed. Rate is around $77/night. Mention you are with the COG group when calling. All of their rooms are ground level so easy parking and access to your bike. So if you didn't get to make Jacks ride or Big Bend join us for this one. Looking forward to some good Arkansas twisties and visiting with friends.   

https://cog.memberize.net/clubportal/EventEdit.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=254506 (https://cog.memberize.net/clubportal/EventEdit.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=254506)

 
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: connie_rider on October 09, 2018, 02:54:44 am
I'm looking forward to this ride.
Can't make the Big bend Ride, and I want 1 more good ride before it starts to get cold...

This is going to be a good one as it's in a Prime riding area!
   It's right down the road from Jacks....
          See ya'll there???

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: ZG/ZN Kim on October 16, 2018, 02:04:47 pm
Another ride down there would be stupendous! But it is peak rut up here(WI), I more than likely will be sitting in a tree than on a motorcycle. But you never know.
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: connie_rider on October 16, 2018, 02:22:32 pm
I understand the need to hunt during that period, but also know it will too cold to ride soon and this may be the last chance for you and others to ride Arkansas this year.

Cliff sed he will try to be there to ride with us, if that inspires you any?

Ride safe, Ted

Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: ZG/ZN Kim on October 16, 2018, 09:01:23 pm
No inspiration problems, riding with Ted and Jim is enough inspiration. No guarantees, need to watch the weather as the time approaches.
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: Just Cliff on October 16, 2018, 11:00:14 pm
No inspiration problems, riding with Ted and Jim is enough inspiration.

Inspiration or desperation?   :rotflmao:
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: connie_rider on October 16, 2018, 11:20:31 pm
Good point.
How about this for inspiration?

To all that come to the ride, "Cliff's buying"!   >:D

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: Jim Snyder on October 16, 2018, 11:57:46 pm
Good point.
How about this for inspiration?

To all that come to the ride, "Cliff's buying"!   >:D

Ride safe, Ted

I figured just the opportunity to hang out with us would be incentive enough.
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: Jim Snyder on October 16, 2018, 11:59:27 pm
Another ride down there would be stupendous! But it is peak rut up here(WI), I more than likely will be sitting in a tree than on a motorcycle. But you never know.

If it would help I can get Ted to make a scrape out behind the hotel.
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: ZG/ZN Kim on October 21, 2018, 09:06:28 pm
Well there appears to be some interest in this ride within the NC group. It snowed a bit here yesterday, and was 18 deg F this AM, so yes the weather is kind of unpredictable. Plus I need to start sitting in a tree, and get the deal done.

Yes, have Ted put a deer scrape in the motel parking lot, but maybe tell him to "freshen"  it after sundown, so he does not end up in the clink.

If the weather is somewhat reasonable, there will be a few of us coming down.
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: scooter trash on October 21, 2018, 10:36:38 pm
I'm in...see you all there! :whoo:
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: Jim Snyder on October 21, 2018, 10:48:39 pm
I'm in...see you all there! :whoo:
Did you call and reserve one of the rooms?
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: Jim Snyder on October 21, 2018, 10:49:55 pm
Well there appears to be some interest in this ride within the NC group. It snowed a bit here yesterday, and was 18 deg F this AM, so yes the weather is kind of unpredictable. Plus I need to start sitting in a tree, and get the deal done.

Yes, have Ted put a deer scrape in the motel parking lot, but maybe tell him to "freshen"  it after sundown, so he does not end up in the clink.

If the weather is somewhat reasonable, there will be a few of us coming down.
Let me know if I need to block off more rooms.
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: connie_rider on October 22, 2018, 03:28:19 am
Consider the parking lot scrap'd and freshened every night.

I may even do a rub to make you feel at home.
  err, ahh, err, wellll, err,,,,,,,, maybe I'd better be more specific.  :-[
         I'll butt my err "Jim's" head against a tree and rub some bark off.  :great:

Ride safe, Ted

PS: Need beer to assure "freshening" product.
      Head butting (and fights) cause head aches.
         Need beer to make my Jim's head feel better.
        This is a dry county so come prepared.
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: ZG/ZN Kim on October 22, 2018, 01:27:11 pm
Well as far as I know, the NC group has reserved 3 rooms thus far. Not sure who all you have coming right now.
By the way, I would entertain the possibility of a room-mate.
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: Jim Snyder on October 22, 2018, 08:09:15 pm
Well as far as I know, the NC group has reserved 3 rooms thus far. Not sure who all you have coming right now.
By the way, I would entertain the possibility of a room-mate.

Several of us are sharing a room.
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: Jim Snyder on October 22, 2018, 08:15:31 pm
If you call to reserve a room please ask for the COG rooms that I have blocked off. If I need to I can block off a few more.
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: connie_rider on October 25, 2018, 05:19:26 pm
PIngggggggggggggg..      This Ride is not viewable in the Event Calendar..
Working to keep this discussion open.
  I doubt many that are not on the Forum are aware of it.
     Looking for folks to be there to enjoy Arkansas with us..

Ride safe, Ted

PS: Is there some way to get this Ride added to the SC Event Calendar or send out a message?
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: kv5e on October 25, 2018, 11:55:31 pm
Why anyone would want to go ride with a Skuzz-Ball like Ted is beyond me......but the the Arkansas roads more than make up for it. Besides, it's easy to run off and leave him.

Register for the ride, the count is important because I am only going to ship Ride Premiums for registered attendees.

I have a previous commitment for these dates, but take heed of the DEER in ARKANSAS in NOVEMBER.  :violent-smiley-007:


Jim and Ted and good hosts and will buy your dinners and beverages!!!!!! :beerchug: :103: :hee20hee20hee:

gr33nmAn

Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: Jim Snyder on October 26, 2018, 12:41:45 am
Ok I am registered. And just to clarify, Ted and I probably can't buy your meals and beverages, but we will share ours with you if you're nice to us.  :great:
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: connie_rider on October 26, 2018, 01:39:03 am
err, One Skuzz-Ball to "another",,, thanks for adding the "Final Fall Fling" Ride to the Event Calendar.  :nananana:
Please change the Ride Host's name to Jim Snyder. (I'm the slave labor, not the top dog...)
I'm now signed up.... Counting Jim, we now have 2...….
http://www.cog-online.org/clubportal/EventDetailPublic2.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=254506&mo=11&tDate=%7Bd%20%272018%2D11%2D28%27%7D (http://www.cog-online.org/clubportal/EventDetailPublic2.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=254506&mo=11&tDate=%7Bd%20%272018%2D11%2D28%27%7D)

Anyone that's planning to go, please go to the event Calendar (South Central area in November) and sign up to ride with us.
Anyone that's considering going, please go to the event Calendar (South Central area in November) and sign up to ride with us.
Anyone that's probably not going, please go to the event Calendar (South Central area in November) and consider signing up to ride with us.
Anyone that's wondering what ride we're talking about, please contact Jim or I with questions, then go to the event Calendar (South Central area in November) and consider signing up to ride with us.

See ya'll in Arkansas.   :great:

Ride safe, Ted

Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: connie_rider on October 27, 2018, 02:36:50 pm
Is anybody interested?
Come ride Arkansas with us!!

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: ZG/ZN Kim on October 28, 2018, 06:21:39 pm
I am waiting for the date to get a little closer to sign up, and I am sure others are too.
 I have been spreading the rumor,  that the ride/rally sheet was started so you and Jim could get a head count for handing out T-shirts at the pig-roast Saturday(9/10) night.
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: connie_rider on October 28, 2018, 06:49:37 pm
Ok, ok,,,, ya'll win.   :-[
If someone will bring a BBQ pit I just confirmed that the Motel has a Grill that we "may" be able to use.
  {Their checking now}
I'll bring some "Hot Dogs" {for the pig roast}, some buns, and I'll get Jim ta steal some Mustard from McDonalds....   :great:
I think I even have some leftover "OtP" T Shirts that I can give out. (pretty sure I still have 3 / size small)
I'll ask Jim to bring "some" beer..
Ya'll bring some tater chips etc....

NOTE: The ride is in 2 weeks.  Jim won't be able to hold the rooms much longer at the discounted price.
          If your planning to go {or thinking about going},,, book your room now and/or let us know so he can "try" to hold more rooms...

http://www.cog-online.org/clubportal/EventDetailPublic2.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=254506&mo=11&tDate=%7Bd%20%272018%2D11%2D28%27%7D (http://www.cog-online.org/clubportal/EventDetailPublic2.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=254506&mo=11&tDate=%7Bd%20%272018%2D11%2D28%27%7D)

Ride safe, Ted

PS; If'n ya want more that "some" beer/other, this is a dry county. Bring some with ya...
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: Cobber on October 28, 2018, 09:33:44 pm
There ya go Ted I registeered for the event. Looking forward to coming down but attendance is weather dependent - I aint comin if its gonna a rain! how much rain is too much is yet to be determined haha. Imagine the weather guessers will have it sorted out to be 50-50 and leave me in a quandry by end of next week.
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: connie_rider on October 28, 2018, 11:17:24 pm
I appreciate it. Not a problem.
I do understand not knowing if ya can make it because of the weather...
Hopefully, we won't get any rain {or any of that cold/white stuff for ya'll coming from the North}.
 
This is just a ride that Jim and I put together at the last minute. It's not an official event.
The registration just helps us know how many Hot Dogs to buy.

Main concern is; we wanted to be sure that folks could get a room at the discount rate.

Hope to see you there.

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: SteveJ. on October 29, 2018, 05:18:15 pm
Wifey and I will most likely be in the area. We will have the Roadtrek and the bike in the trailer. Gotta check out for places to boondock or, horrors, pay to camp somewhere nearby. Walking/crawling distance would be good. Maybe the motel parking lot.
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: connie_rider on October 29, 2018, 08:09:24 pm
Steve; Would enjoy seeing you again and a chance to meet yer Missus..

I just went to Google maps and looked at a satellite image of the Motel and nearby area.
Appears to be quite a bit of parking at the Motel, and there is a Municipal Airport almost across the street.
  {Being in the Mountains I would suspect there might be a State Park somewhere in the area}?

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: Jim Snyder on October 29, 2018, 09:26:30 pm
There is an RV park behind the hospital in Clinton. It's the Clinton RV park. Their number is (501)745-3778.
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: Just Cliff on October 29, 2018, 10:55:39 pm
There is an RV park behind the hospital in Clinton. It's the Clinton RV park. Their number is (501)745-3778.

The RV park is across hwy 65 from hospital, I'm guessing 3 miles south of hotel. Likely to be noisy being right on a busy 4 lane hwy.

There is a campground at Choctaw. I'm guessing 7-10 miles, most parks close for the season in October so that's probably out.
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: connie_rider on October 30, 2018, 04:17:05 pm
Ok, I did whut ya'll didn't think of.
  Unlike Jim err some of ya,  "Ah" am able to uz my hed.  :nananana:

    "I" called the Motel and "asked" them.

They said there's room in their parking lot for Steve's toy, 
                "and" if there is a space problem; Many of the big Motorhomes use the Walmart parking lot which is about 1 mile away....

I've heard from: a Buddy "Arch" that will be bringing in a Spider to ride Ark for the first time,
                        and another good COG friend "Fred" will try to stop by to see the group..
 
 It' s startin' to sound like I'm err "Jim's" gonna need to buy some more hot dogs....

Next problem:
err, Steve, There is  a problem getting the pit from the Motel. Do ya happen to have a BBQ Grill in yer Roadtrek?
       Any other suggestions???
        Alternate plan; If all else fails, I found a RV park nearby. :great:
           {We can go there in Steve's Roadtrek and steal err borrow a BBQ pit}..
                                          :103:
 
Ride safe, Ted

PS: "Everybody" please help us with preparations.. {After all, Jim ain't made from money}.
                            On your ride up, please steal err accumulate some Mustard, napkins, salt, pepper, cups, etc, etc, from McDonalds/other....
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: SteveJ. on October 30, 2018, 04:56:30 pm
Ok, I did whut ya'll didn't think of.
  Unlike Jim err some of ya,  "Ah" am able to uz my hed.  :nananana:

    "I" called the Motel and "asked" them.

They said there's room in their parking lot for Steve's toy, 
                "and" if there is a space problem; Many of the big Motorhomes use the Walmart parking lot which is about 1 mile away....

I've heard from: a Buddy "Arch" that will be bringing in a Spider to ride Ark for the first time,
                        and another good COG friend "Fred" will try to stop by to see the group..
 
 It' s startin' to sound like I'm err "Jim's" gonna need to buy some more hot dogs....

Next problem:
err, Steve, There is  a problem getting the pit from the Motel. Do ya happen to have a BBQ Grill in yer Roadtrek?
       Any other suggestions???
        Alternate plan; If all else fails, I found a RV park nearby. :great:
           {We can go there in Steve's Roadtrek and steal err borrow a BBQ pit}..
                                          :103:
 
Ride safe, Ted

PS: "Everybody" please help us with preparations.. {After all, Jim ain't made from money}.
                            On your ride up, please steal err accumulate some Mustard, napkins, salt, pepper, cups, etc, etc, from McDonalds/other....

I also called the hotel and was told no room for it. All parking reserved for paying guests. I did spot the Clinton RV Park. Once in the neighborhood I'm gonna scout around a bit for possible parking close by but may very well end up at the RV Park. At $25/night, quite reasonable with all hook ups. Just kinda far away.

The road noise does get mitigated inside the Roadtrek. And I also carry ear plugs in it, just cuz.
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: wmytigas on October 31, 2018, 12:21:41 am
Registered!  See y'all soon.  Planning on arriving Thursday.

Lovelle
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: connie_rider on October 31, 2018, 01:37:47 pm
Great Lovelle.
      Which bike are you bringing?

Steve, we're getting mixed replies from the Motel.
I'll try to get a better answer from them when I arrive on Thursday.

I think Jim is gonna try to bring a grill. If anyone else has an idea, let me know.
I guess we can always whittle some sticks for wiener cookin' and build a fire in the parking lot.. <evil grin>

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: SteveJ. on November 01, 2018, 10:33:50 am
Great Lovelle.
      Which bike are you bringing?

Steve, we're getting mixed replies from the Motel.
I'll try to get a better answer from them when I arrive on Thursday.

I think Jim is gonna try to bring a grill. If anyone else has an idea, let me know.
I guess we can always whittle some sticks for wiener cookin' and build a fire in the parking lot.. <evil grin>

Ride safe, Ted

Thanks for checking that motel parking thing out.
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: ZG/ZN Kim on November 01, 2018, 01:15:46 pm
If they are correct, the weather forecast for riding down to Arkansas looks reasonable, coming home(Wisconsin) may be a bit different.

I believe there are several of us showing up Thursday PM. I will be bringing some Bar B Que, enough to serve 10-14. I will pick up fresh buns/cold beer(mine) when we get there, but feel free to bring condiments. But be prepared to eat and BS some.

We can determine what we want to grill/ or eating options for Friday and Saturday evenings.

I see 10 people have signed up, I know of at least 2-3 others not signed up
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: connie_rider on November 01, 2018, 05:08:08 pm
The more, the merrier!
Come ride with us.

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: wmytigas on November 01, 2018, 07:45:37 pm
Ted: Sorry for late reply. I am planning on throwing the little Black Beast on a trailer.  I caught myself lusting for it when we were at Cliff's last time.  Too many curves to not be giving it a good workout.  Even put a new back tire on.  It will be nice to see everyone and ride some twisty roads after all of the rain in the Big Bend area a few weeks ago. :'(
Lovelle
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: connie_rider on November 02, 2018, 02:37:56 am
Ok, we'll see you there.

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: kv5e on November 02, 2018, 02:06:51 pm
Registration has been expanded to 20 and Jim is the leader although Ted is listed. I have changed Jim's access so the next event he hosts will list him.

I am looking at the weather and will post on Sunday what is likely for the ride. NC riders, I will take a hard look for you and your return  trip.

Everyone...WATCH OUT FOR DEER      :violent-smiley-007:   .....it's been cool, the rut's on,  and they will be out during the day.....not as bad a Michigan but bad enough.

I have a family commitment or I would be there, if for no other reason to let Ted watch my taillight quickly disappear.  :motonoises: :nananana: ;D :D

gr33nmAn
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: SteveJ. on November 02, 2018, 07:14:24 pm
Change in plans. The weather is looking frightfully cold the week we will be out there, so the bike is staying home. I'm not a fan of chilly but will make it work but there is no way Momma's gonna ride in that weather. And this is a "together trip".

Will definitely try to hook up for a meal or two but I'm not gonna go drive the Roadtrek around on a bike ride.  Not much fun in the curves, duh!

Ted's "got my number". We figure on getting into the area on Friday. One stop we plan on doing is Gravity Brew Works. I've got just the empty growler for them to fill.

All y'all have fun and hope to hook up.

Ttfn.

PS. We'll likely be staying for 2-3 nights near Eureka Springs at the Army Corps Riverview Campground, west of town. Arriving most likely on Tues.
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: SteveJ. on November 04, 2018, 06:50:12 pm
Each time I look the weather is sucking even more in AR. We are blowing off AR in favor of north GA. Gonna get me some sauerbraten in Helen and look at the pretty leaves up there.

All y'all have fun and don't freeze.

 :beerchug:
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: Jim Snyder on November 04, 2018, 07:40:09 pm
Only gonna be cold at night and about 52 during the day. We gonna tough it out cause we need the seat time.
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: SteveJ. on November 04, 2018, 09:13:29 pm
Only gonna be cold at night and about 52 during the day. We gonna tough it out cause we need the seat time.

Have fun.
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: kv5e on November 06, 2018, 11:18:08 am
BIG Ridge moves in with rain ending Thursday night.

Mornings FRI-SUN - High 20s
High       FRI-SUN - Low to mid 50s

Precip holds off until late Sunday in the Upper Midwest with an Alberta Clipper/Backdoor Coldfront coming through in the early to middle part of the week.

If you don't trailer, take your heated gear!

Craig
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: Jim Snyder on November 06, 2018, 12:35:48 pm
Every time I pull up the weather it's different. The other day it showed lows 39 highs 53. They can't even accurately forecast weather 10 days from now but claim to be able to tell us about global warming 20 years from now.
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: Cobber on November 06, 2018, 12:42:14 pm
I hear ya. Would take a few days of global warming later this week tho  :)
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: kv5e on November 06, 2018, 02:01:34 pm
Every time I pull up the weather it's different. The other day it showed lows 39 highs 53. They can't even accurately forecast weather 10 days from now but claim to be able to tell us about global warming 20 years from now.

Both the GFS and the ECMWF are verifying on the timing of the synoptic scale central CONUS ridge. It will be dry in AR after Thursday. Temps might get adjusted up and down a few degrees by the shorter range models but the forecast looks solid now.

The ridge is deep enough for no upglide cold rain in AR.

Craig
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: ZG/ZN Kim on November 07, 2018, 10:32:20 am
Just a reminder for Thursday evening. I will have Bar B Que's and some home made sauerkraut. The kraut will  ensure you stay "regular". Feel free to bring some chips, pickles or other snacks. Hopefully there is a table outside the motel.
Weather report from SW Wisconsin, 30 deg F,  west wind 20 mph(nasty cross wind), some snow expected late Thursday into Friday. Will leave here in a couple hours

Ride/drive safe,

Kim
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: connie_rider on November 07, 2018, 12:57:55 pm
Buddy, ya'll be safe on that road!
We'll arrive Thursday evening.

Jim bought a small BBQ grill and we think we'll have another available at the motel.
If we don't get that one, and/or need another we'll go get one at Wally World..

Getting mixed signals on the weather.
Sounds like it will be cool but not rainy.
Good enuff for me. I'm coming...

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: CRocker on November 07, 2018, 01:00:21 pm
I hear ya. Would take a few days of global Arkansas warming later this week tho  :)

Fixed it for you.   :rotflmao:
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: Just Cliff on November 07, 2018, 01:11:29 pm
As of this morning, local forecast says high 53  Fri. & mostly sunny. Sat. high 48 & sunny. Around the freezing mark for lows.

Not ideal, but not terrible either!
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: Jim Snyder on November 07, 2018, 01:12:24 pm
I hear ya. Would take a few days of global Arkansas warming later this week tho  :)

Fixed it for you.   :rotflmao:
CRocker,
If you would set the Arkansas thermostat on 40 low and 65 high before we get there.
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: connie_rider on November 07, 2018, 01:47:32 pm
As of this morning, local forecast says high 53  Fri. & mostly sunny. Sat. high 48 & sunny. Around the freezing mark for lows.

Not ideal, but not terrible either!

As long as it isn't raining, it sounds great to me.
See ya'll soon.

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: Just Cliff on November 07, 2018, 03:08:41 pm
The wife just called & offered to make a big pot of chili for Sat. night. She came up with this on her own with no mention of it from me. If anyone is interested in making the short ride down for chili, post up here or text me.

The shop WILL be much warmer than the hotel parking lot!  :)
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: Jim Snyder on November 07, 2018, 03:22:32 pm
The wife just called & offered to make a big pot of chili for Sat. night. She came up with this on her own with no mention of it from me. If anyone is interested in making the short ride down for chili, post up here or text me.

The shop WILL be much warmer than the hotel parking lot!  :)

Very good idea. Your wife must really love us. She knows that Ted and I are really nice people.
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: connie_rider on November 07, 2018, 03:54:09 pm
I like that idea too. Tell your bride Thank you!!!!!

I think yes,,, let's plan that and work out details on Thursday/Friday.
Jim, you make the final decision, and post  it here...

NOTE: We will have a couple of trucks at the Motel...
           We could all travel to Cliff's in the trucks {to avoid deer and allow drinking for all except the drivers}…

Ride safe, Ted

Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: Jim Snyder on November 07, 2018, 04:50:14 pm
I like the idea let's do it. We can also cook stuff on the grill also if wanted.
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: wmytigas on November 07, 2018, 11:16:22 pm
There is some moderately low quality cerveza on the way.  I will have a 4 Runner that can transport a few inebriated COG members.

Lovelle
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: connie_rider on November 07, 2018, 11:56:08 pm
Sounds like we have it covered. Some of us will just have to be the designated drivers.
That way we can go eat at his place, and leave the bikes at the motel.
  My truck will haul 5 inside, and {if needed}we can always throw some in the back...
  Ed's truck will haul some too.
This idea is last minute so we'll adjust as needed.
Everyone can bring something to munch on etc.
I'm bringing some Texas cerveza and chips...

See ya'll there...

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: kv5e on November 08, 2018, 11:05:49 am
I am sending additional ride premiums thanks to Lovelle who shall pick them up on his way up to Clinton.

Please be careful and tell Fred Harmon  HI for me.

Craig

Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: Just Cliff on November 08, 2018, 05:40:29 pm
The wife just called & offered to make a big pot of chili for Sat. night. She came up with this on her own with no mention of it from me. If anyone is interested in making the short ride down for chili, post up here or text me.

The shop WILL be much warmer than the hotel parking lot!  :)
Your wife must really love us. She knows that Ted and I are really nice people.

Keep thinking that Jim! I think y'all just entertain her with the back & forth bickering. Just like an old married couple.  :nananana:

Sounds like we have it covered. Some of us will just have to be the designated drivers.
That way we can go eat at his place, and leave the bikes at the motel.
 
Ride safe, Ted

Sounds like chili at my place Sat. night.  :great:

Hey Brad, you gonna drive over & eat with us?
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: CRocker on November 09, 2018, 12:27:43 pm
Absolutely! 
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: Jim Snyder on November 10, 2018, 11:57:07 pm
Well the Final Fall Fling is coming to its conclusion with a chili supper at Cliffs house. We had two days of great riding and some lower than normal temperatures. But if COGers are anything we're tough so the 35 to 42 degree temps weren't going to stop us from having a good time. We had 12 folks to share the good times with. But it's like we always say, Join for the bike, stay for the people. Thanks to everyone who braved the cold weather to make this a great event. We even had several folks from Wisconsin and Iowa, now that's dedication right there. Thanks to everyone and please have safe travels home. And a big thank you to Craig Green, Cliff, and Brad Smotherman for donating some cool door prizes.
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: Just Cliff on November 11, 2018, 10:24:21 pm
Jim did a really nice job of pulling this ride together. Considering the time of year, less than ideal riding conditions. We still had a nice gathering of folks.

A few even rode in, no it wasn't Ted.  :rotflmao: My hats off to Kim for riding down from WI!   :motonoises: :great:
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: kv5e on November 12, 2018, 12:14:53 am
Jim did a really nice job of pulling this ride together. Considering the time of year, less than ideal riding conditions. We still had a nice gathering of folks.

A few even rode in, no it wasn't Ted. :rotflmao: My hats off to Kim for riding down from WI!   :motonoises: :great:

Thanks Cliff!!!!   I know the chili was great! :beerchug:

Craig
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: Jim Snyder on November 12, 2018, 12:52:01 am
Jim did a really nice job of pulling this ride together. Considering the time of year, less than ideal riding conditions. We still had a nice gathering of folks.

A few even rode in, no it wasn't Ted. :rotflmao: My hats off to Kim for riding down from WI!   :motonoises: :great:

Thanks Cliff!!!!   I know the chili was great! :beerchug:

Craig

Yep Ted trailered up can you believe it !!!  :rotflmao: Oh wait I was riding with him.........never mind.  :)
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: connie_rider on November 12, 2018, 02:48:05 am
Yea, I trailer in. So what??
   At least "I" made it...

What happened to everyone?
    Scared of a little cold?

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: ZG/ZN Kim on November 12, 2018, 11:25:05 am
I am glad I came down, all the NC'ers had a good time. We had a young fellow(I hope future COG'r) on a 636 Ninja. He could not of stayed warm(no heated grips, no wind protection, no electrics,etc), I think he is just that tough.
It is always nice meeting new people. Plus, no matter what you read, yes, Ted is a great guy. Thanks to Jim for pulling this thing together, Crocker for the gifts, Jimmie for the chili, and Cliff for the great hospitality.
I only have one question, "is Dan/George Cooper a real person"?
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: connie_rider on November 12, 2018, 02:31:18 pm
OMG,   Shhhh!!   :-\
        Don't tell anyone!!
               I worked hard for that reputation...   :nananana:

Glad you made it home safely.
  Did you get there in time to see the Packers?

Dan is a figment of my/your imagination...

We all used to be that tough... Now we're just wiser.
Err, maybe we're not that wise...  We know it's cold, but we do it anyway..
          {hmmmmm, Let me think about that}
Ok, I got it.      He's too young to know better.  We know better, but think we're wiser..
          {hmmmmm, Let me think about that (again)}   
Ok, I got it.      I think that means he's smarter than we are because we should know better and he's too young to know better?
          {hmmmmm, Let me think about that (again/again)}
Ok, I got it.       You made us do it. It's you that was unwise..
          {hmmmmm, Let me think about that (again/again/again.)}
                         If the rest of us were old and wise wouldn't we have known better than to let you make us do it?  ::)
            The story continues...………….
    My head hurts...……   :truce:

I won't mention any names, but has the evil 635 rider {that made us look dumb} made it home yet? {I think I hate him.}  :angry:

Jimmie is my hero.. That Chili was great!!! Gifts were good too!!

Anybody heard from Lovelle??

See ya'll at the next gathering...

Ride safe, Ted

PS:   Ahh Haa!  I got it....
        It's Jim's fault!
                 He "made" us do it!!
                              :19:
                       
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: CRocker on November 12, 2018, 04:24:09 pm
I only have one question, "is Dan/George Cooper a real person"?

The FBI has been wondering that very same thing about Dan Cooper for decades... ;)
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: Cobber on November 12, 2018, 11:22:19 pm
Yeh ted the youngster made it home. Says he had good time but wishes he could get some of his buddies interested in that type of riding. He did even mention actually signing up cause he has fun at our gatherings. Quite the compliment for the group and organization in my mind!
And yes we blame Jim if he had not posted the ride none of would of froze our arse. 😊
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: Jim Snyder on November 13, 2018, 12:07:53 am
Yeh ted the youngster made it home. Says he had good time but wishes he could get some of his buddies interested in that type of riding. He did even mention actually signing up cause he has fun at our gatherings. Quite the compliment for the group and organization in my mind!
And yes we blame Jim if he had not posted the ride none of would of froze our arse. 😊

I'm going to take that as a compliment. Glad ya'll had a good time.
I promise we will do it in warmer weather next time.
Ted and I have a new favorite road, AR-9 from Melbourne to Jack's.
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: Just Cliff on November 13, 2018, 04:11:49 am
Ted and I have a new favorite road, AR-9 from Melbourne to Jack's.

For those trying to find it on a map. It's hwy 9 between 67/167 (Melbourne) & hwy 5 (Mt. View).
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: kv5e on November 13, 2018, 10:29:08 am
I always ride that at least 4 times, from the bridge at Sylamore Creek to the church on the SE side of Melbourne.  Best ridden before or after the school buses run in the morning or afternoon.

Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: connie_rider on November 13, 2018, 02:22:35 pm
Thanks Cobber. Was waiting to hear from you and the Evil 635 Rider...
Maybe he can get one of his buddies to come next time..
Tell him I'd love to have him (and his Buddy) with us.
  {With them taking the verbal abuse, I'd get it less}..  :great:


Did ya'll do another day of riding before leaving?

See ya on the road,
         Ride safe, Ted

PS: Anybody heard from the others?
Title: Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
Post by: CRocker on November 13, 2018, 03:05:58 pm
I heard from Kim...he's home safe and all...