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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #50 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:

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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #51 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!
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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #52 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:
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If you would set the Arkansas thermostat on 40 low and 65 high before we get there.
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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #53 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.

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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #54 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!  :)
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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #55 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.
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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #56 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}…

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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #57 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.
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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #58 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.

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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #59 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
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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #60 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.

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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #61 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?
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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #62 on: November 09, 2018, 12:27:43 pm »
Absolutely! 

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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #63 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.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2018, 06:08:20 am by Jim Snyder »
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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #64 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:
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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #65 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:

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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #66 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:

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Yep Ted trailered up can you believe it !!!  :rotflmao: Oh wait I was riding with him.........never mind.  :)
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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #67 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?

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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #68 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"?

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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #69 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!!
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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #70 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... ;)

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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #71 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. 😊

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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #72 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.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2018, 12:23:58 am by Jim Snyder »
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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #73 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).
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Re: "Final Fall Fling" Ride
« Reply #74 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.

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