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BiketoberFest - Concours Owners Group
SECOG Leadership Team
Vic Salisbury, AD for
SE Area, Sarasota, FL
941– 870-3433,
SECOG NEWS
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S.FL (Miami)
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November, 2011
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Inside this issue:
BiketoberFest
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Ken seeks AMA BOD
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West We Go
Wrench Session
Downsizing the Connie
Pics from BiketoberFest
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Classifieds
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Upcoming EVENTS!
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Biketoberfest this year was a little anticlimactic, almost relaxing compared
to years past, but a touch of disappointment due to the lack of OEM’s in attendance. Yamaha and Can-Am were there, occupying the corner behind turns 3-4,
with their demo rides being offered. But yes, unfortunately, Kawasaki was not able
to make it even though our friends at Riders of Kawasaki fought the fight. The lineup of vendors and demo rides normally seen along International Speedway, behind
the grandstands, were non existent, not a tent to be seen. Everybody was corralled
east of the tunnel entrance, so there were a few goodies to eyeball and spend some
money on. Even though some of the outlying vendor areas were smaller than usual, those in attendance seemed to be doing a brisk business. Even though some
major player were not present, the real enthusiasts of COG were around an about.
My daughter, Cassie, and I rolled into town on Wednesday and were able to enjoy
a leisurely pace and actually ride around to a few different areas. Thursday morning had us meeting up with Jim Polito and his buddy Steve, we took a nice ride
through the Tomoka State Park, up to Walter Boardman LN, then over to John Anderson Hwy up to breakfast in Flagler Beach at Friends Café. After a smashing
breakfast, (highly recommend the place, good fixin’s for sure) we saddled up and
headed south along the ocean for a few before turning west heading towards Destination Daytona at I-95 and US1. This area, with J&P Cycles and Rossmeyer’s Harley Davidson rolling out the vendor carpet, there were all kinds of bikes, sights and
parts to be seen. After strolling through eye candy land, we moved on and headed
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back to Daytona proper and chilled out for the rest
of the day.
Friday morning had us meeting up with a
friend of Steve’s and rolling out to see the action at
the track. With the sounds of the vintage endurance
racers practicing in the background we wondered
around the vendors on hand, and saw some interesting characters, choppers, and everything in between.
After the track we checked out the other vendors setup in S. Daytona and basically killin’ some time til
the COG dinner.
Due to our South Daytona chief chili cook not
being available, our Friday Dinner relocated to a location we have utilized before, Aunt Catfish’s on the
Water in Port Orange. A great location, we had about
20 of us milling around the parking lot, and one cool
bike we were looking at was John “Pegman” Hildebran’s ’07 Ninja 500 that he completely made over
into a sweet machine. You can read about his journey with that project elsewhere in this newsletter.
Aunt Catfish’s got us in and seated pretty quick, and
the food was so good, not hardly a murmur was
heard because everybody was enjoying what they
had to eat. Everyone had a great time, and as always,
the company was great.
Saturday morning brought us back to the
Clubhouse Restaurant in Daytona Beach. We had
about 20 riders, but I think half of them were rotated in because we didn’t see them at dinner the night
before. We kicked the tires out in the parking lot,
had some good breakfast inside, and again, kickin’
tires and solving world mysteries before finally leaving for the different routes back to the track and other areas in and around Daytona. We were also assured there should be no conflict with the Chilifest
coming back for Bikeweek in March 2012, so, keep
your ears peeled and eyes on the SE calendar for the
details.
Cassie and I had been on the road for a week,
so we headed back to the house Saturday. It was
great to see everyone and we had a great time. A big
thanks to Jim and Pat Polito for all the leg work they
accomplished and for the great hospitality they provided. Jim even allowed me the use of his shop to
take care of some preventative maintenance in my
ride, the front brake pads had decided they would be
replaced before heading home. Looking forward to
repeating (minus the brake pad change) at Bikeweek
in March. Ride Often and Ride Safe!
Vic Salisbury, Industry Liasion
Ken Ford , ED
Seeks AMA Board
AMA Board of Directors Election
Thanks to the help of some great SE Coggers
I was successful in getting my name on the ballot for
the AMA Board of Directors representing the SE.
Once again I will need your help in getting elected.
The election procedure will be addressed in next
month’s AMA Magazine, along with the candidate’s
qualifications. The voting will take place between
12/15/2011 and 1/15/2012 on-line only for AMA
members residing in the SE.
Most of you know that I am into off roading
and adventure touring as well as sport touring; for
too long the SE has been represented by cruiser people, not that there is anything wrong with cruiser
types, it’s just that they have a different view point
from sport riders. Now is our chance to make some
changes to the view point of the AMA Board.
One area that I want to see AMA address is
that of more support to local clubs. AMA has its districts and supports their activities appropriately, but
other Charter clubs (like COG) get very little support. An example of this is the difficulty we have in
getting AMA representation at our National and Regional Rallies. To my knowledge there was AMA
representation at only one of our National Rallies,
and that required calling in some personal chips.
I not only need the help of COG members, I
also need you to talk to your non-member friends
(AMA members only get to vote).
Thanks in advance for your support
Ken Ford, Executive Director COG
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WEST WE GO!
A View from the Back
By Cindy Culp
(Most motorcycle travelogues are written from the
perspective of the rider. This one is from the perspective of the pillion, though I occasionally toss my
thoughts in as well. - Jim Culp)
Tornados had just ripped through the south devastating Tuscaloosa and the southeast, and the Mississippi River was flooding. Was it a sign of things to
come or just a sign that you have to be flexible when
taking a motorcycle trip out West?
Once you get an idea in your head, like riding out
to see the Grand Canyon, and visiting as many National Parks as possible via motorcycle, it’s hard to
get it out of your head. So our motorcycle journey
begins.
Touring the USA by motorcycle is a dream I’ve had
for years. Now since we’ve both retired we are trying to make the dream a reality.
We decided to make this ride in May before school
was out and temperatures got too hot between Nashville, TN and the Grand Canyon almost 2000 miles
away. Growing up in MO, I know that travelling
across the plains in May can be dicey due to thunderstorms and tornados which can develop at any
time. In fact I repeatedly stated, “We just need to get
across Kansas.” We decided to take the chance and
hope that Mother Nature’s fury was going to take a
breather. We were prepared for hot, cold and rain,
but there was still one weather condition for which
we were not prepared.
It had already been strange year weatherwise with
an overabundance of snow and now severe and
deadly storms. Right before we took off from Nashville on Saturday May 5th, the Mississippi had
swelled over its banks and flooded Cairo, IL where
we had initially planned to cross into MO. Is this our
first sign? This meant more interstate riding which
by the way I don’t like. So we headed to Saint Louis
where we would spend the night. We hit rain for a
brief time around Paducah, KY and as we turned
west on I-70 we had some wind to contend with, but
no real issues.
The light rain and wind we experienced on this leg
were harbingers of things to come.
On Sunday May 7th, we rode on to Kansas City, MO
to celebrate mother’s day with my Mom and Dad.
Now for getting across the plains; we left Kansas City
on Tuesday May 9th and headed to Dodge City, KS,
we encountered considerable wind and temperatures
in the 90’s as we traveled back roads through the
scenic Flint Hills of Kansas. Soon we turned west on
US 50. “HOLD ON!” Between the wind and the
truck blasts on this 2 lane road, the ride became extremely tiring. Could this be another sign of things to
come? Finding the hotel and then walking in old
Dodge City and dinner ended the day in a relaxing
way. It does seem that Old Town Dodge City has
seen better days.
By wind, Cindy means steady winds of 15-20mph
with gusts to 30mph. The wind was coming from
the South-Southwest and was really impacting her
as design of the GL 1800 Gold Wing places the pillion at the back of the still air pocket formed by the
windshield. I was much better protected, being
closer to the windshield.
The following morning came with thunderstorm
warnings and tornado watches. It was time to “get
the heck out of Dodge” so we loaded up and headed
for our next stop, Walsenburg, CO. Unfortunately
the rain found us outside of Garden City, KS and,
yes, we still had wind and those terrible truck blasts.
We’d planned to camp at a state park nearby but
since it was raining when we arrived in Walsenburg
we opted not to and checked into a motel.
We also had road construction which meant that
the road spray wasn’t just water. It was a pretty
nasty ride for part of the way but the rain stopped
for a while. When we crossed into Colorado, the
wind shifted almost 180 degrees, now coming from
the Northeast. It was still strong and gusty but it
pretty much eliminated the truck blasts.
Thursday morning’s weather looked good in
Walsenburg but there had been snow just north of us
in Pueblo and Colorado Springs as well as 1-1 ½ inch
of snow in the mountain passes above 9,000 feet.
That wasn’t good since we had to go over N. LaVeta
Pass, CO (9,413 feet) and Wolf Creek Pass, CO
(10,856 feet). Using our net book, which proved to
be a valuable tool on our trip, we were able to ascertain the current road conditions. We decided to delay our departure to allow time for the roads to clear.
That gave us some time to try and change the burned
out headlight we discovered the day before. Should
be easy right? Not on a Gold Wing. After much
frustration and losing a wire clip, we returned to the
web to locate a Honda dealer in route to Cortez, CO
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our next stop. Our timing was good as we headed
out about 10:00 on US160. There was some snow
but the roads were clear and it was a beautiful ride.
We stopped in Durango and while we ate lunch we
left the mechanic to change the bulb and fish out the
wire clip that got dropped into the bike’s fairing. It
was then on to Mesa Verde National Park.
Note to self – ALWAYS take your maintenance
manuals; the owner’s manual isn’t much help for
things like replacing headlight bulbs. By the way, I
figured the wind the first day probably blew out the
headlight. J
The Mesa Verde’s visitor center is located halfway
through the park which is on top of the Mesa. This is
a twisty road but we managed to get there 15
minutes before they closed. Due to our late departure that morning we didn’t make it to the end where
the Cliff Dweller ruins are but we did walk around
some ruins not far from the visitor center. Then it
was making our way back down. For some reason it
seems to be scarier going down a twisty road that
seems to be on the edge. The KOA Kamping Kabin
was waiting for us in Cortez where we had a nice
view of the mesa.
warmed up considerably and we arrived at the National Park through the east gate around 3:00pm.
We stopped at the Tower visitor center to get a good
look at the canyon before heading to th campground.
The sight was magnificent. The magnitude of the
canyon is beyond description. It was worth the ride!
We set up camp in Mather Campground, where we
had reservations, and parked the bike until Sunday
morning. The shuttle system at the park provided us
with access to many points of interest and we could
walk the rim as much as we desired. We had perfect
weather and none of the wind which I had read was
typical of the canyon.
Campground reservations are pretty much required at Mather Campground. The shuttle system
was GREAT!
Mesa Verde is a beautiful park that we really didn’t
get to explore. Perhaps another trip is called for.
Friday morning brought sunshine and warm temperatures. Our first stop was the Four Corners Monument where we took pictures, bought coffee and a
few souvenirs.
View of the Grand Canyon from the South Rim.
Cindy in 4 states at once at the 4 Corners. I think
this pose is required by law.
We then set off for the Grand Canyon. The day
Sunday we took off for Kanab, UT where we would
stay with a couple we located through the Motorcycle Travel Network (www.motorcycle-travel.net).
The scenery along this route is so different from anything one would see back East. The colors were vivid
as we traveled Route 89 along the Pink Cliffs and
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then 89A crossing over the Colorado River toward
the north rim of the canyon. You wouldn’t believe
the balancing boulders at the Cliff Dwellers, AZ.
Monday morning we set out with our hosts, Ken
and Shirley, to visit Zion National Park. We had a
perfect day and a beautiful ride going into the park.
Winding our way down the mountains and through
one long tunnel brought us into the park where unlike the Grand Canyon we were at the bottom looking up. Zion is beautiful and so different from the
Grand Canyon. Zion also has a shuttle system which
will take you where motor vehicles are not allowed
The water was high so we couldn’t go back to the
narrows, but there was so much else to see. We ended the day with a steak in Fredonia, AZ which was
out of this world. Locally raised beef and they really
don’t know the difference between an eight and
twelve ounce steak. The steaks were huge and delicious. It was a perfect end to a perfect day.
The high water, due to snowmelt, meant that the
waterfalls were even more spectacular in Zion.
Cindy at Cliff Dwellers, AZ.
Taking a short break here to look around and get
our picture taken by Howard Jones, a semiprofessional photographer was well worth the stop.
Then back on the bike we headed west across a flat
plain. Unfortunately at this point the winds really
picked up and the temps seemed to drop. Kaibab
National Forest and Jacob’s Lake where we would
find some much needed, but brief, relief seemed like
miles away. As we left the forest area the winds still
were strong and gusty as we passed the Chocolate
Cliffs and headed into Utah. By the time we made it
to Kanab, we were both beat but enjoyed dinner and
the magnificent view of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and Vermillion Cliffs in
our host’s back yard. Did you know that Kanab is
where most westerns, including GUNSMOKE, were
filmed? It wasn’t Dodge City.
Again these winds were steady at 25-30mph, gusts
to 45 coming from the Southwest. Made it a tough
ride for Cindy (not much of picnic for me either).
Waterfall in Zion National Park.
Now we had visited 3 National Parks and still had
at least 3 more we hoped to see in Utah but … .We
hadn’t made any reservations anywhere else because
we hoped to pick the brains of the locals on where to
stay and how long we should take. So that evening
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with Ken and Shirley we started to look at places and
make a plan. We began to look on the internet and
check out the weather on the television. OMG, they
were predicting snow in Bryce Canyon the next day.
Rain is one thing, but snow. And to make matters
worse, it wasn’t just one storm coming through but
three, one right after another and who knows how
long they would take to pass, not to mention they
were headed toward the same places we were. We
were doomed to be stuck somewhere for an extended
period of time and maybe more than once. My first
reaction was, “Okay, we can deal with that. We’re
retired and have no time constraints.” But once NOAA was consulted for the forecast of towns along
various routes and the country, and the pros and
cons were weighed, it was decided our best option
was to head south and then east as fast as we could
go, which meant hitting I-40, my least favorite route
to take. Further, you know what precedes storms,
WIND!
The decision to “bail out” was not unanimous. There
were three strong low pressure systems lined up,
about 1 day apart. It was pretty clear that we
would likely be stuck somewhere for 1-2 days as
each system came through; ride/sightsee for a day,
hole up for 1-2 days, repeat 3 times or more. Spending the day(s) in a motel room didn’t appeal to me
very much so I was the primary force in the decision to cut & run.
Tuesday morning the race was on. We headed east
on Hwy 89 to Lake Powell and then the road turned
south toward Flagstaff. Dark clouds loomed over the
area we left but sunshine was ahead of us and
WIND! A STRONG COLD WIND from the west
pounded us all the way to Flagstaff. I have never
been so excited to see an interstate, since now we
would have the wind to our back as we headed east.
Once onto I-40 we had some relief at last, as we
made tracks, now with the help of the wind, to Albuquerque, a 535 mile day.
This is about 200 miles further than we usually like
to ride in a day. The tailwind we had from Flagstaff
to Albuquerque did provide for some phenomenal
fuel economy. I guess every cloud has a silver lining?
We had managed to stay ahead of the storm, but
would our luck hold as we made our way to Oklahoma City on Wednesday? The Weather Channel said
it would be a close call and predicted the wind would
shift on us at some time during the day to a south
east wind and possible late afternoon thunderstorms. That’s typical, but I hate it when I see
WINDY and strong gusts. There isn’t anything in
Oklahoma to block the wind and sure enough the
WIND switched about 2:00pm. You know you’re in
trouble when storm chasers pass you on the interstate! I have never experienced wind like we had.
The truck blasts in Kansas were little puffs compared
these gusts. Remember we are trying to out run a
storm and we really wanted to try and get to Oklahoma City though it would be another 530 + mile day.
We got off the interstate once to try and find a room.
I thought we were going down then, the gusts were
so strong. I don’t think I have ever been so scared on
the motorcycle. Though we couldn’t find a motel, the
little town provided some protection from the wind.
We ended up stopping in Yukon because I said “NO
MORE!” We must have looked pretty rough, because we got the executive suite for only $10 more
than the last room available which was a smoking
room. After eating soup and sandwiches in the
room, I took a swim, soaked in the hot tub and went
to sleep. Boy, did I sleep. I dreamed of going to the
chiropractor and getting a massage. Did I tell you
how sore my neck and upper back were trying to
keep my head from snapping back and forth?
Winds on this leg were gusting over 50mph from
the Southeast. Cindy was really getting blown
around! She was a real trooper though and didn’t
complain. If you’ve never been on the back of a motorcycle in extreme winds, I don’t think you realize
how rough it can be. The windshield gave me more
protection so I wasn’t “beat about” like Cindy but,
having it come late in the day, when I was already
fatigued, made for a very tiring experience. I was
pretty much “worn slick” by the time we stopped. I
don’t know how those Iron Butt Rally participants
do it.
Our original plans were to try to go back to my
parent’s home in Kansas City or head to their place
in southern Missouri. Since it was raining in KC and
rain was forecast for all week in southern MO, we
decided to continue east toward Nashville. So far we
had stayed ahead of the rain but the long days and
(especially) the wind had taken its toll on me. I was
tired and very emotional. NOT GOOD! Thursday
morning brought more forecast of thunderstorms
and WINDY with gusts for the area. What can I say,
I saw those words and I lost it. The tears began to
flow and I just didn’t think I could take another day
of gusting wind. So what do you do? After I had gotten settled down, I expressed my concern about how
far I could travel that day. It was agreed that we’d
start out and only go as far as I felt like it. The wind
god was listening for the winds died down and we
made it to Little Rock, AK before calling it a day. We
had finally managed to out run the front.
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Thank goodness! Cindy’s tears had really depressed
me as I felt completely responsible for the discomfort she’d been experiencing even though, intellectually I knew I wasn’t. I was really regretting and second-guessing the decision to head east. Hopefully
this experience would not turn her off to touring by
motorcycle.
Friday afternoon found us in Nashville with beautiful weather. Though we hadn’t made it to all the National Parks I had hoped to, we did manage to ride
through several states we hadn’t planned on, New
Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and on a section of
I-40 I’ve never travelled. It truly was the best of
rides and the worst of rides. The beauty and diversity of the country we saw, though, was stronger than
the wind. Plus, how do you prepare for wind? Never
underestimate the power of Mother Nature. As a
long distance traveler, watch for the “signs” and
count on plans and routes to go “blowing in the
wind”.
We had electric gear for the cold. We had waterproof Aerostitch Roadcrafter riding suits for the
rain and sun. We thought we were prepared for
whatever Mother Nature could throw at us. Although I’ve been riding for over 4 decades, through
all kinds of weather, I’d never experienced the kind
of sustained windy conditions we’d experienced.
I’ve had strong, gusty winds before but never for
day, after day, after day!
Note: The system we finally outran was the one that
produced the tornado which devastated Joplin, MO
(the route we decided not to take).
Jim and Cindy taken at the Cliff Dwellers 89A in
route to Kanab.
(Photo by Howard Jones)
EPILOGUE: Cindy’s line above, “It was the best of
rides; it was the worst of rides.” is truly accurate
(with apologies to Charles Dickens, of course). The
USA is an incredibly beautiful and diverse country
with scenery that rivals any in the world. Touring it
by motorcycle is a fantastic way to see it BUT,
Mother Nature still dictates the rules. Should we
have just “hunkered down” and waited out the
storms? Hard to say. We do have another trip
planned for late this summer. This time we’re heading north to Vermont. Hopefully the weather, especially the wind, will be more cooperative this time.
Cindy Culp
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Downsizing My Connie
Wrench Session
A few weekends ago I hosted a wrenching
session here. Jennifer Simons, Tom Sills, and Ron
Simmons attended. Ron is a new member and this
was his first COG event, but look for him at events in
the future. With the low number in attendance we
ended up getting a lot done in a short period of time,
even with a good number of extra problems we encountered. Now there were a couple of un-expected
items that did cause some good laughs, but I’m not
going to relate the details. I’ll just say to ask Jenn
and Tom what reservoir is on the left handlebar?
We broke for lunch a little before 1:00 PM.
My wife, Cindy had made up some chili and grilled
cheese sandwiches to re-fuel us. Now with us coming mainly from Louisville, Ky, we had always eaten
‘Cincinnati’ style chili. Let’s just say it has a few
things not in normal chili. All seemed to be pleasantly surprised with the chili. Afterwards Cindy had
also prepared some ‘Hummingbird’ cupcakes. Needless to say seconds were welcomed items. After a
short rest, we headed back to the shop and did even
more work on the connies.
Around 4:00 PM everyone had finished most
all of the work they had planned to do. We all collected our items and prepared to call it a day. As
they packed up, I cleaned up a bit, but I must say I
didn’t have much to do. All in all, a successful day.
Now it was asked when I planned to host another RTE at Heavy’s BBQ? I think it will be sometime next spring, so be looking for it.
John R Carver Jr.
Newsletter Editor
The need to “downsize” my Connie started
around 1966. Yes, about 20 years before the first
Concours hit the road. When I was 20 and working
in a boat factory, instead of using a ladder to get out
of the boats I would hop off the deck and down to
the floor. An older fella that worked there said, “If
you kids keep jumping off onto that concrete floor,
your knees will be shot when you get to be 50!” Sure
enough, when I hit 50 I could feel a little pain in
those knees. Now at 65 I have bone on bone in one
and the other is trying to catch up.
Now balancing my Connie on uneven ground
and backing her up is really hard to do. So the
search started for something lighter. I have always
loved my Kawasaki’s, so the list included the Ninja
500, the newer 650 Ninja, and the ZZR 600. I also
included the Suzuki 650R. I found real nice examples of each one, but waited a little too long to call
back and got, “Oh sorry, that was sold.” Then I
found a 2007 Ninja 500 in Daytona. I went to see it
and after a quick look and ride around a parking lot,
it looked OK. Then with a major lighting storm
coming in from the north and maybe a little too
soon, I said “I’ll take it”. After getting it home, just
ahead of the storm, I had time to look it over good.
The “custom paint job” had runs and scratches, the
windshield was scratched up and the tires were just
“fair”.
It was then that I decided on a complete
“make over”. After 3 months of striping the rims
and forks, polishing them, mounting new Avon
Storm tires, installing a new Zero Gravity windshield, and some LEDs, she was done. The best
thing I did was take all the painted parts to “Old
School Auto Paint” in Edgewater, FL. “WOW”, the
black paint job was perfect.
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So the new replacement is black, like my old
1992 Connie, with the same red stripes. It has the
same “old school” carbs and valve adjustment system and is about 200 pounds lighter. My knees and
I are very happy with my new 500 Ninja, named, of
course, “STORMY”!
Now, what about some highway pegs?
John Hildebran, #2522
Mo Pics
Classifieds
For Sale: One Cardo Scala Rider G4 Powerset Bike-toBike Communicators, with two extra headsets. Only two
months old, like new! Normally costs $600 retail. http://
www.cardosystems.com/us/scala-rider/scala-rider-g4powerset $450.00 OBO, cost of shipping, insured, to the
lower 48 included.
Victor Salisbury
Sarasota, FL
Hp 941-870-3433
[email protected]
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For Sale: 2005 Yamaha FJR1300, 22,376 miles, ABS,
Corbin seat, Rifle windscreen, Throttlemiester, OEM topbox. $6300.00 See Crasigslist listing here: http://
fortmyers.craigslist.org/chl/mcy/2717358193.html
Ed Shaw
Port Charlotte
Hp 941-629-923
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Twin Wheel Busa
Thanks to Jerry Holland, “Cognosticator” for
taking this pic while at the recent BiketoberFest.
Thanks to Vic Salisbury for taking the two pics
to the right. This too was at BiketoberFest. Accordingt to reports from various attendees, the crowd
was much lighter. Seems the economy has made a
dramatic change to the festivities. 6
73 KZ 900
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For Your Calendar
Sport Touring at its Finest
Concours Owners Group
Southeast Area
4952 80th Ave Cir East
Sarasota, FL 34243-4915
Last Blast, Dec 17, 10:30 st, 12:00 eat
Dixie Crossroads, Titusville, FL
Note from the Editor:
This newsletter has been
sent via e-mail to all COGers
with e-mail addresses. Hard
copies were mailed to non-email members only.
Emailed
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Please make all corrections on
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March, 2008 newsletter for instruction) or with Darrell Anderson,
[email protected], who maintains the
central membership lists. Thanks
for your understanding and cooperation.
From the Editor: Please sign on at
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how I can send you your newsletter
from one central list of SE area
members.
We Thank You!
Vic Says ‘I hope
to see you at the
next SECOG
event’.
Ride Safe and
Enjoy
Run With The Wolf
April 20-21, 2012
See website for more details.
Upcoming Monthly Events
The North Georgia COG Members have a regularly scheduled dinner at Rocco's
Pub in Marietta, GA every third Thursday from about 7:30 till about 9 PM. We
can be found at the rear of the restaurant at a long table or on the deck. We
welcome anyone who would like to come socialize and meet some of the local
members. Contact Jack Ferguson for more information.
Join the N. FL COGers for fun, food and fellowship on Third Thursday,
Monthly, at Bono’s Bar-BQue 9820 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville , FL 32257
Contact Thomas Mann for more information.
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e sure and check the Online
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Have a Great Thanksgiving!
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