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Title: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: worncog on October 08, 2017, 04:30:24 pm
Registration is now open for the BMWNEF Coolest Rally. Great event that normally draws a pretty good size COG group.

https://bmwnef.org/2018-rally/
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Mcfly on October 08, 2017, 06:51:09 pm
Thanks for the heads up Randy. 

This is a fun weekend, one I will not miss.

Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: TicTac on October 08, 2017, 08:13:38 pm
Thanks for the heads up Randy. 

This is a fun weekend, one I will not miss.

Don't forget to bring the bacon. :beerchug: :beerchug: :beerchug:
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Uncle Rob on October 08, 2017, 11:18:52 pm
It is somewhere around Starke, isn't it?  You would think that they would put the location somewhere on the website.  Maybe they are trying to weed out the non BMW riff raff :??:
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Mcfly on October 08, 2017, 11:34:44 pm
It is somewhere around Starke, isn't it?  You would think that they would put the location somewhere on the website.  Maybe they are trying to weed out the non BMW riff raff :??:

The location doesn't change...it 's always at Camp Blanding, on the base itself.  As for riff raff, I keep going !!   ;D
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Ranger Jim on October 09, 2017, 12:12:37 pm
Because it's on the post, you have to be registered. The gate guards compare the register to your ID; if you're not on the list, you won't be allowed in.
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: reid53 on October 09, 2017, 12:31:02 pm
Signed up today! :beerchug:
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Daytona_Mike on October 09, 2017, 01:35:43 pm
It is somewhere around Starke, isn't it?  You would think that they would put the location somewhere on the website.  Maybe they are trying to weed out the non BMW riff raff :??:
Google is your friend. It says it right on the web site     and here is what google says :  https://tinyurl.com/yaa6dkmu             
 Camping on Kingsley Lake both nights including firewood.
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Mcfly on October 09, 2017, 06:36:43 pm
I'm in.  Nothing quite like a Lake Kingsley weekend.   :)
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Eddie-FL on October 09, 2017, 11:03:13 pm
Hmmm, gonna have to decide if'n I want to ride from South Carolina for this. My luck, it'll live up to its name; Florida's COOLEST Rally!
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: COGnosticator on October 10, 2017, 07:46:22 am
Hmmm, gonna have to decide if'n I want to ride from South Carolina for this. My luck, it'll live up to its name; Florida's COOLEST Rally!

Ride!!!  Come in the car, it is a party rally, not a riding rally   :beerchug:
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Eddie-FL on October 10, 2017, 10:29:58 am
Hmmm, gonna have to decide if'n I want to ride from South Carolina for this. My luck, it'll live up to its name; Florida's COOLEST Rally!

Ride!!!  Come in the car, it is a party rally, not a riding rally   :beerchug:
That would work. Only problem is, that leaves momma without wheels. We're a one car, one bike family! And, no way I'm bringing her to this rally.
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Daytona_Mike on October 10, 2017, 11:28:52 am
Hmmm, gonna have to decide if'n I want to ride from South Carolina for this. My luck, it'll live up to its name; Florida's COOLEST Rally!

Ride!!!  Come in the car, it is a party rally, not a riding rally   :beerchug:
That would work. Only problem is, that leaves momma without wheels. We're a one car, one bike family! And, no way I'm bringing her to this rally.
I am in... How about Jim? You could be the navigator  .
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Ranger Jim on October 11, 2017, 11:42:53 am
Very unlikely I'll attend; besides, the last year someone put a big dent in the fender of my pickup (looks like they probably backed a trailer into it).  :??:  :'(
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: COGnosticator on October 26, 2017, 02:56:11 pm


Ride!!!  Come in the car, it is a party rally, not a riding rally   :beerchug:
That would work. Only problem is, that leaves momma without wheels. We're a one car, one bike family! And, no way I'm bringing her to this rally.
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I got the solution for you, ride your bike to my house in Savannah on Thursday, ride in the car with me and Jean to the rally and back to our house.  Spend Sunday night with us and go home on Monday, or ride home on Sunday, your choice.   :great:
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Volcantour on October 30, 2017, 12:03:22 am


Ride!!!  Come in the car, it is a party rally, not a riding rally   :beerchug:
That would work. Only problem is, that leaves momma without wheels. We're a one car, one bike family! And, no way I'm bringing her to this rally.

I got the solution for you, ride your bike to my house in Savannah on Thursday, ride in the car with me and Jean to the rally and back to our house.  Spend Sunday night with us and go home on Monday, or ride home on Sunday, your choice.   :great:
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Call up a Georgian that drives for Uber and get them to take you to Jerry's house in this G-Uber:
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Mcfly on October 30, 2017, 10:02:03 pm
Hmmm, gonna have to decide if'n I want to ride from South Carolina for this. My luck, it'll live up to its name; Florida's COOLEST Rally!

Ride!!!  Come in the car, it is a party rally, not a riding rally   :beerchug:

WAIT A MINUTE!  I do believe Ed has a 'true' dual-sport, so this IS a riding rally!
Ed, you need to get that bike FILTHY, it's a "moral imperative"!  Bugnut will show you where
the big RUTS are!!   ;D
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Alan_Yucius_FL on November 14, 2017, 03:59:19 am
    ::)    Why isn't this posted on our COG calendar?  Did I miss it?     Alan in S. Fl ;)
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: COGnosticator on November 14, 2017, 09:00:43 am
Probably because it isn't a COG sponsored event
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: ron203 on November 14, 2017, 11:15:07 am
It could be (on there) if one of our AAD's puts it there- you just won't be able to register for it through COG... ;D
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Mcfly on November 17, 2017, 02:04:58 am
    ::)    Why isn't this posted on our COG calendar?  Did I miss it?     Alan in S. Fl ;)

Registration is still open Alan, so you haven't missed anything.... yet!
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Alan_Yucius_FL on November 17, 2017, 02:09:55 am
                   :)          Done       ;)    Now, who else is going?     ;D
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: TicTac on November 25, 2017, 02:17:34 am
                   :)          Done       ;)    Now, who else is going?     ;D

We are going!!!  :1rij: :1rij:
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: van man on November 26, 2017, 01:58:01 pm
I’m in. See you all there!
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Alan_Yucius_FL on November 28, 2017, 02:21:12 am
                    :great:    It is now posted on our S.E. calendar.      Thanks JERRY HOLLAND :)         Alan in S. Fl
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: ron203 on November 28, 2017, 02:48:07 am
Hey all, just remember you need  to sign up with them, not COG. It's posted as a COG Public Service.  ;)  Thanks Alan for the reminder.
Ron
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: COGnosticator on November 28, 2017, 08:59:36 am
                    :great:    It is now posted on our S.E. calendar.      Thanks JERRY HOLLAND :)         Alan in S. Fl

Actually Ron posted it, put me as the contac point   :great:

No registration on the calendar though since it isn't a COG event and all payments re to BMWNEF.

I got an email saying the registration is almost full so if you are on the fence, you better jump now. 
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: worncog on November 28, 2017, 10:56:20 pm
If we really need a list of COG attendees, just start the list and add 'em in.
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: COGnosticator on November 28, 2017, 11:16:33 pm
If we really need a list of COG attendees, just start the list and add 'em in.


Hey, no need to screw this up with reason and good ideas   :rotflmao:
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: ron203 on November 28, 2017, 11:30:44 pm
 :))
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: worncog on November 29, 2017, 12:17:38 am
I know one person for sure that might be there.
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Egodriver71 on December 05, 2017, 10:59:52 am
Change of plans by the wife...

We'll be joining you guys as of Friday evening.
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: COGnosticator on December 05, 2017, 11:05:58 am
Change of plans by the wife...

We'll be joining you guys as of Friday evening.

 :great:
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Douglas on January 03, 2018, 02:21:30 am
Looking forward to the Coldest Rally. Feel free to invite BMW members you meet:
https://bmwnef.org/second-annual-concours-owners-group-sport-touring-school-feb-24th-2018/ 
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Alan_Yucius_FL on January 03, 2018, 05:27:32 pm
Got in-touch with he NEFBMW RALLY chair person today to find out if it is sold out or is registration still open.   Was told REGISTRATION IS CLOSED, they have sold out (500). 
          Alan in S. Fl
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Douglas on January 03, 2018, 08:01:57 pm
Got in-touch with he NEFBMW RALLY chair person today to find out if it is sold out or is registration still open.   Was told REGISTRATION IS CLOSED, they have sold out (500). 
          Alan in S. Fl

If you click on the link I provided you'll notice that the BMW Club is welcomed to our sport touring School. Feel free to invite BMW members you meet at the coldest rally... It might be of interest to you to know that the BMW Club used to hold a sport touring school at this track a decade ago and did it for many years with a great turnout as well.
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Jo on January 04, 2018, 06:45:45 pm
See you all soon!
Be sure to bring your long johns...just in case :rotflmao:
Will need to be near elec. box and on upwind side of fire pit.....just 'cause
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Douglas on January 06, 2018, 01:12:40 am
Wow great news about the weather next weekend
https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/32091:4:US
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Jorge on January 06, 2018, 02:37:31 am
Weather Channel?   Maybe they're better on your side of the state, but around here, they are wrong so often it's actually comical!
Having said that, I hope it holds out. Looking forward to seeing a bunch of you bums!
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: ron203 on January 06, 2018, 01:10:39 pm
Sometimes we call them weather guessers...
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Mcfly on January 07, 2018, 01:24:46 pm
Any fairly accurate weather won't be available until the day before...

The weather hasn't stopped us whack-a-doodles before (anything short of a hurricane anyway).

With time off approved, I'll be there, because cold, wet and miserable is much better than a
good day at work.  ;)
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Volcantour on January 07, 2018, 11:05:12 pm
Any fairly accurate weather won't be available until the day before...

The weather hasn't stopped us whack-a-doodles before (anything short of a hurricane anyway).

With time off approved, I'll be there, because cold, wet and miserable is much better than a
good day at work.  ;)


I likes your attitude, dude!  Have yourselves a (hopefully) cool time!
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Egodriver71 on January 08, 2018, 11:28:46 am
Any fairly accurate weather won't be available until the day before...

Day of more often
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: COGnosticator on January 08, 2018, 01:13:17 pm
Looks like it might get a wee bit chilly Saturday night

Fri
JAN 12   PM Showers   
74°49°   90%   S 15 mph    82%

Sat
JAN 13   Sunny   63°36° 10%   W 9 mph    68%

Sun
JAN 14   Sunny   53°29°  0%   NW 10 mph    62%
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: worncog on January 09, 2018, 08:43:24 pm
Looks like it might get a wee bit chilly Saturday night

Fri
JAN 12   PM Showers   
74°49°   90%   S 15 mph    82%

Sat
JAN 13   Sunny   63°36° 10%   W 9 mph    68%

Sun
JAN 14   Sunny   53°29°  0%   NW 10 mph    62%

Not scared.






But I do have the heater loaded.  ;)
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Mcfly on January 10, 2018, 12:11:37 am
They did name it, "The Coolest Rally"... right?   :-[
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: IronButtAl on January 10, 2018, 12:52:55 am
Enjoyed the speculation and fear from all of you knuckleheads. Some of us remember a 19 degree night way back when.
Be in Friday morning to grab a spot near my usual area. I'll need a seeing eye dog by 5:00 if all goes well.
Looking forward to seeing everyone again.
Got a note from Roman, mother isn't doing well and he may not make it. There goes my Vodka supply.
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Mcfly on January 10, 2018, 01:06:35 am
Fresh batch of Applepie Moonshine A La Mode should take a bit of the sting out.

A high of 29*F would be better... then I won't break a sweat setting up camp... :hee20hee20hee:
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: COGnosticator on January 10, 2018, 07:55:49 am
Enjoyed the speculation and fear from all of you knuckleheads. Some of us remember a 19 degree night way back when.
Be in Friday morning to grab a spot near my usual area. I'll need a seeing eye dog by 5:00 if all goes well.
Looking forward to seeing everyone again.
Got a note from Roman, mother isn't doing well and he may not make it. There goes my Vodka supply.


Anybody know  who that guy with the ceegar is????    :D

Be good to see you again   :beerchug:

I remember the tundra of 2005

(http://a4.pbase.com/u14/cognosticator/large/38708407.00001_2005Winter_rallyDSCF0074.jpg)
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Paulie on January 10, 2018, 03:52:14 pm
Ayup, twas mity nipply camping! Here's another scene from the freezer...
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: COGnosticator on January 10, 2018, 04:30:58 pm
Ayup, twas mity nipply camping! Here's another scene from the freezer...


 :D  Yep, before someone left the freezer door open

You look like you were enjoying it too   ;D

(http://a4.pbase.com/u14/cognosticator/large/38708406.00001_2005Winter_rallyDSCF0073.jpg)
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Mcfly on January 11, 2018, 09:41:25 pm
Moonshine is ready... hic!  Taste tested and  deeeee- lish!

Shooting for a 10am-ish arrival. 

Ride safe everyone!
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: COGnosticator on January 12, 2018, 10:04:02 am
Looks like Jean and I will not get there until Saturday morning.  She has to work today  >:(  Y'all be safe and see yor tomorrow  :beerchug:
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Mcfly on January 14, 2018, 06:51:37 pm
Another Coolest Rally under my belt.... and long johns, and 3 long sleeve shirts, and a fleece jacket, and a wind breaker.
Temps definitely were a bit on the 'nippy' side for a good bit of the rally, but the cold and rain did not deter the hundreds
of great folks from the BMWNEF, as well as the COG contingency.

For those 'crazy brave' that stuck out the freeze warning and camped Saturday Night, Kudos!  A fair share of folks
decided to beat feet to warmer lodgings, with under 400 served at Saturday Nights Steak Dinner... To those COGgers
that had the common sense to get out of the cold, It was breezy and 33*F Sunday morning... can't blame ya!

Great hangin' out with everyone!  We have a great group of people, and I treasure the good times I get to share with them.

Great to see ya Al, seems N.E. Patriots came through better than Mother Nature  :great:...  BTW, none of us won any door prizes. (Sorry Jo...)  :(

Fais!!  Great to finally meet Ewa...  lovely young lady.  Spoil her rotten!   :beerchug:   Congrats!


Edit to Add:  Jorge!!  You're awesome!  Thanks for the wings!!! AND thank you both for driving us hooligans to town
for lunch!!  Good Eats!!  A great afternoon!!
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: COGnosticator on January 14, 2018, 08:47:07 pm
Jean and I had a great time, great seeing everyone again.   :beerchug:

It was a little nipply last night but those hand warmers in the sleeping bag early made for a toasty night, until I had to get up  >:(

I look forward to the next gathering and Marty thanks for helping put up our new tents without reading the instructions   :D

Irene, those cinnamon rolls were great and really did the trick Saturday morning  :great:  thanks
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Egodriver71 on January 15, 2018, 12:52:48 pm
Really enjoyed coming to this for once.

Shannon and I plan on attending next year...

And I'll register early enough to get a room or Quonset hut!!!
Title: Re: BMWNEF Coolest Rally Jan 2018
Post by: Jorge on January 16, 2018, 02:03:08 am
It was fun, even if a little on the brisk side.
Yes, we bailed late Saturday night, but we were glad we did, but we missed Sunday morning with the group.
Here's one for ya... Saturday night on my way home was tied for the 2nd coldest I have ever ridden. Thermometer showed 32 at one point. I had on so many layers I felt like an onion, but stayed warm.
The photos only show a small portion of the COG contingent.