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    • #1892
      MojoMojo
      Participant

      Learning the new Forum and the new website!     🙂   Great work being done by our behind-the-scenes BOD members.

      Mojo

    • #1895
      John McKeeJohn McKee
      Keymaster

      Second attempt to reply, but this time from my alter-ego

      John "Wicked" McKee
      RFTW BOD
      Director of Risk Management

    • #1905
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      Trying to reply as new user blogman

    • #1967
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      Yay! I finally was able to log in! But someone please tell me how to attach a photo to your log-in. I can’t find it. Also, why do we have an “Anonymous” member? And why does John have “Velcro” as his nickname? Maybe that’s why I had trouble logging in.

    • #2058
      AvatarTheChief
      Participant

      Great job Wicked…Seems to work fine…

    • #2059
      BudBud
      Participant

      I made the transition…I think???

      Semper Fi USMC 64-73
      FNG CR 2013
      MR 2014-15-16 Tailgunner
      Ambassador 2017-18
      SoCal PGR
      GWRRA CA-1Z (inactive)

    • #2060
      BudBud
      Participant

      now to figure everything out! Gotta change that photo first, wonder where profile edit is located??

      Semper Fi USMC 64-73
      FNG CR 2013
      MR 2014-15-16 Tailgunner
      Ambassador 2017-18
      SoCal PGR
      GWRRA CA-1Z (inactive)

    • #2062
      BudBud
      Participant

      Good job Wicked!! The site already responds easily, and I have extra characters for clicking on Icons that I have no idea what they do…going to be fun. Snappy salute to the BOD!!

      Semper Fi USMC 64-73
      FNG CR 2013
      MR 2014-15-16 Tailgunner
      Ambassador 2017-18
      SoCal PGR
      GWRRA CA-1Z (inactive)

    • #2063
      Big RedBig Red
      Participant

      Just joined

      Vietnam 1970-71
      101 ABN 3rd of the 506th
      SR ATW 2010 to Present
      2012 TG, 2013 APL/PL, 2014-15 APL,
      2016,17,18,19,20 PL

    • #2064
      John McKeeJohn McKee
      Keymaster

      Welcome TheChief, Bud, & BigRed.  This has been a work in progress for the last 5 months, and it’s great to finally hear from RFTW’s riders.

      Let us know what ya do and do not like, and we’ll do our best to iron out any wrinkles.

       

      Wicked

      John "Wicked" McKee
      RFTW BOD
      Director of Risk Management

    • #2066
      Jim McCrainJim McCrain
      Participant

      Hopefully I have done this right.  …  WooHoo, it worked!

      Good Job, Wicked!

      Cheers!

      Hoofer

      Jim "Hoofer" McCrain
      Photographer, Midway Route (2019)
      Road Guard, Midway Route (2017, 2018, 2019)
      Road Guard, Southern Route (2016)
      Tail Gunner, Southern Route (2015)
      FNG, Southern Route (2014)

    • #2070
      BudBud
      Participant

      Thanks for the welcome Wicked. To early to voice an opinion on the new site, but so far everything seems to work fine. The home page is eye catching, and I see all the route motorcycles have riders now! 🙂 The store worked fine as well but seems a bit bare??? Kinda miss the different emoticons to insert for added explanations…unless I just haven’t found them yet?? The big test will be to add photos or web pages, I’ll try that later. Going to be fun watching the family sign on and read all the ooops…!!! 🙂 🙂

      Semper Fi USMC 64-73
      FNG CR 2013
      MR 2014-15-16 Tailgunner
      Ambassador 2017-18
      SoCal PGR
      GWRRA CA-1Z (inactive)

    • #2075
      CynderCynder
      Participant

      Well, looks like I made it in.

       

      Is it May yet?

      Mary "Cynder" Melick
      Central Route
      Road Guard 2017, 2018
      Participant 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018
      All The Way 2016, 2017
      Fuel Team 2014, 2015
      Tail Gunner, Platoon 5 Wentzville east 2016
      2018 Harley Ultra Limited "Rebel Heart"

    • #2077
      THUMBTHUMB
      Participant

      Hi All,

       

      I have arrived on the new website.

       

      Thanks to all on the work put in to make this new site.

       

      PS I am registered for RFTW 2017! Is it May yet???

       

      Regards,

       

      THUMB

      Kind regards.

      Edwin Musto - THUMB
      South African Defence Force - 1980-1982 - Corporal
      1 Maintenance Unit
      Quarter Master General Head Quarters
      2016 - (FNG) Central Route - All the way! Platoon 9
      2017 - Central Route - All the way on the Ambassador Team
      2018 - Central Route - All the way on Communications Team
      2020 - Central Route - Communications Team
      2020 - Sandbox Route - Wall to Wall on the Ambassador Team

    • #2078
      BudBud
      Participant

      Hi Cynder & Thumb. Glad you made the transition! but Thumb…you gotta change your pic buddy, or trim your mustache. 🙂 🙂

      Registration complete!

      Semper Fi USMC 64-73
      FNG CR 2013
      MR 2014-15-16 Tailgunner
      Ambassador 2017-18
      SoCal PGR
      GWRRA CA-1Z (inactive)

    • #2079
      PelicanPelican
      Participant

      Wahoo…I’m on, but still just a babe in the woods … but we’ll get er dun

      "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

    • #2080
      BudBud
      Participant

      Birdie…I was missing you…!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

      Semper Fi USMC 64-73
      FNG CR 2013
      MR 2014-15-16 Tailgunner
      Ambassador 2017-18
      SoCal PGR
      GWRRA CA-1Z (inactive)

    • #2087
      THUMBTHUMB
      Participant

      Bud, I have changed my profile pic!

      Kind regards.

      Edwin Musto - THUMB
      South African Defence Force - 1980-1982 - Corporal
      1 Maintenance Unit
      Quarter Master General Head Quarters
      2016 - (FNG) Central Route - All the way! Platoon 9
      2017 - Central Route - All the way on the Ambassador Team
      2018 - Central Route - All the way on Communications Team
      2020 - Central Route - Communications Team
      2020 - Sandbox Route - Wall to Wall on the Ambassador Team

    • #2088
      BudBud
      Participant

      WOW Edwin…that’s a “youthful” transition! Looking good mate 🙂

      Semper Fi USMC 64-73
      FNG CR 2013
      MR 2014-15-16 Tailgunner
      Ambassador 2017-18
      SoCal PGR
      GWRRA CA-1Z (inactive)

    • #2094
      CircleTCircleT
      Participant

      Looks good, Wicked! Big thanks to you and all your helpers.

       

      Terry Sharp
      RFTW 2008-2019
      Combat Hero Bike Build
      Director of Communications

    • #2095
      BudBud
      Participant

      Hey Hoofer…glad ya made it!

      Semper Fi USMC 64-73
      FNG CR 2013
      MR 2014-15-16 Tailgunner
      Ambassador 2017-18
      SoCal PGR
      GWRRA CA-1Z (inactive)

    • #2096
      HawkeyeHawkeye
      Participant

      I’m in!

    • #2104
      OgreOgre
      Participant

      Heart of Dixie has arrived!

      Seems ya’ll let anyone in….even us Ogres!

       

    • #2105
      OgreOgre
      Participant

      Is there a way to have “signatures” on this forum, and if so how do you have one?

       

    • #2112
      GoofyGoofy
      Participant

      Ok, Looks like I made the transition. I like the new home page and will enjoy getting used to the new format for the forum. thanks Wicked and all, you did a great job.

      Lonny "Goofy" Weissman
      Vietnam 67-69
      FNG 2013 Southern
      4th platoon APL Midway 2014
      5th Platoon TG Midway 2015, 2016, 2017,TG Midway 4th Platoon 2018

    • #2113
      AvatarTigger
      Participant

      Whoohoo!  I made it.  Great job, BOD!

    • #2118
      ozoz
      Participant

      needs a ‘NEW’ button to read new messages, or did I miss it ??

      "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.": Benjamin Franklin

      When in difficult situations I ask myself "WHAT WOULD CURLY DO?"

    • #2119
      AvatarCASPER
      Participant

      CASPER is now in.  See you in Kerrville.  Great job Wicked (so far).

      Dennis "CASPER" Joynt
      US "Brown Water" Navy
      Vietnam 70-71
      FNG 2009
      SR-ATW 2009,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17
      SR Road Guard

    • #2146
      PelicanPelican
      Participant

      Okay, okay, someone unlock the secret to posting a picture on here…..ya gotta remember now, I am a bird brain….lol

       

      "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

    • #2147
      PelicanPelican
      Participant

      Went back to “Gravatar” and looked thru my profile there…still no hint as to how I post picture on here….Bud will never let me hear the end of it if I don’t !!!!!!

      "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

    • #2148
      BudBud
      Participant

      I won’t tell him either….shhhh… 🙂 (Just click on the handsome hombre with the long mustache)

      Semper Fi USMC 64-73
      FNG CR 2013
      MR 2014-15-16 Tailgunner
      Ambassador 2017-18
      SoCal PGR
      GWRRA CA-1Z (inactive)

    • #2150
      Pretty BoyPretty Boy
      Keymaster

      Signatures are now activated. You can go to your profile and add one.

      The “Gravatar” feature is currently disabled because we were told it could slow the site down. If you go to your profile, and scroll to where it says “AVATAR”. You can upload a and change your picture there.

      Kirk "Pretty Boy" Olson
      Route Road Guard Captain - Central Route
      Central Route Road Guard - 2010-2019

      Participant 2009, 2015 | All the Way 2010-2014, 2016-2020
      2012 BMW K1600GT

    • #2190
      BearcatBearcat
      Participant

      Looks like I’m in…

      Registered for 2017 CR…

      Is it MAY Yet????

      Ride Safe, Ride Often!!
      Viet Nam 70-71
      US Army (Ret 1993)
      CR Participant 2014 & 2015 & 2019
      CR ATW 2016, CR ATW 2017, CR ATW 2018
      AZ PGR
      AZ ALR Post 108, Prescott Valley, AZ

    • #2195
      LuckyLucky
      Participant

      I’m in… Guess I mainly a lurker…..

      2006 GL1800 Goldwing
      FNG 2016 Central Route JC-DC
      2017 Ontario - Wentzvlle
      2018 JC - DC
      All the way...... Hopefully soon.

    • #2204
      DragonDragon
      Participant

      Dragon’s in, but avatars lost its animation!  Looking good and nicely done, otherwise!

       

      RFTW SR ATW
      2015 FNG
      2016 Staging Team
      2017 Assistant Staging Team Leader
      2018 Staging Team Leader
      2019 Assistant Staging Team Leader
      2020 Staging Team Leader

    • #2206
      PapaPapa
      Participant

      As you were!

       

      i am in now……..

      USMC 68-70
      1st Marine Air Wing 69-70

    • #2212
      DD
      Participant

      Terrific work on the new site.  Congratulations to all involved…and thank you.

      D

    • #2245
      GoofyGoofy
      Participant

      Have we lost the emoticons?

      Lonny "Goofy" Weissman
      Vietnam 67-69
      FNG 2013 Southern
      4th platoon APL Midway 2014
      5th Platoon TG Midway 2015, 2016, 2017,TG Midway 4th Platoon 2018

    • #2249
      John McKeeJohn McKee
      Keymaster

      Let me try a few:

      🙂

      😆

      🙄

      John "Wicked" McKee
      RFTW BOD
      Director of Risk Management

    • #2253
      John McKeeJohn McKee
      Keymaster

      Here’s a link to WordPress emoji’s and how to create them using text:

       

      https://en.support.wordpress.com/emoji/

       

       

      John "Wicked" McKee
      RFTW BOD
      Director of Risk Management

    • #2254
      D122D122
      Keymaster

      Trying to enter emoji from Apple’s OS X by using Command + Control + Space

      ???? Yep, it works great…a little popup appears from which you can select the emoji of your choice

      and there are all kinds of emoji’s available, not just smileys but many others as well.  Not sure if the selection is as broad on Windows platforms….

    • #2255
      D122D122
      Keymaster

      OK, using Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 running in Parallels on my iMac running OS X El Capitan

      but I do not see how to use the built-in emoji’s on the Windows 10 On-Screen keyboard.

      Perhaps some Window 10 user can provide guidance …..

    • #2258
      Nick HentgesNick Hentges
      Keymaster

      I made it in! Yea. Aloha Everyone

       

      Richboy
      Honolulu Hawaii
      ATW Central Route 2009-2019
      Tailgunner 2010
      Asst Platoon Leader 2011-2016
      Platoon Leader 2017-2019
      Wall to Wall Recon 2019
      RFTW BOD Director of Public Relations and Communications

    • #2268
      JokerJoker
      Participant

      The new forum looks good.  Good job Wicked.

    • #2271
      ReconMiltReconMilt
      Participant

      Im in

       

      1SG Army 1966-88, 11B5MQ8, RVN 1967-68, 70-71 Southern Route, FNG 10, Staging TM 14 & Leader 15, TG 5th PLT 16, PL/APL 6th PLT 17, PL 7th PLT 18.

    • #2273
      BirdBird
      Participant

      No mater what I try I dont seem to be able to get the profile picture to update.  I click on gravitar, load a picture…but it doesnt get shared over here.  Drat!

       

      Chris "Bird" Earley
      USAF 1975 - 1995
      American Legion Riders 209
      CR 2017 FNG

    • #2275
      AvatarWingmanjim
      Participant

      Just got logged in. Getting acquainted. Glad we are looking to next May all ready.

    • #2283
      GonzoGonzo
      Participant

      Gonzo is in.  Still getting used to the new site but I like it.  Much thanks to those responsible.

      Road Guard - Southern Route
      --------------------------
      Operation Iraqi Freedom
      CVMA Chapter 6-3

    • #2284
      SidewinderSidewinder
      Participant

      Boy, ya go away for a couple of weeks and everything changes. Sheesh! Just got back from a little jaunt to Peru and Ecuador and now I have to learn a whole new forum. Seems pretty easy so far, though, and a pretty smooth roll-out, too. Much better than many I have seen. Congratulations to everyone involved.

       

      Sidewinder

      Remember, the price of freedom is written on the Wall.
      U.S. Navy '68-'74 USS Gridley DLG-21
      FNG ATW SR 2012, Part 2013-14, ATW 2015-16-17-18, APL3 SR 2016, APL3 SR 2017, PL5 SR 2018, PL2 SR 2019

    • #2289
      CowboyCowboy
      Participant

      Cowboys  made the leap. Site looking good Wicked.

    • #2327
      CaptainCaptain
      Participant

      Made it! Great job on the Web site Wicked!

      Registered for 2017 – 246 days!

      Capt, USN (Ret)
      SR RGC 2020
      SR RGC 2019
      SR RGC 2018
      SR RG Scout 2017
      SR RG 2015, 2016
      FNG SR ATW 2014

    • #2329
      tiimgenetiimgene
      Participant

      Signed up on the new forum.  Avatar to follow soon.  Looking forward to running the Southern Route in 2017 to complete ATW on all three routes.

      Tim Fry
      Retired Civil Service Mechanical Engineer USAF HQ SAC Offutt AFB Nebraska
      Road Glide Rider
      PGR
      MIAP
      RFTW: Participant 2014 (Central); ATW 2015 (Midway); ATW 2016 (Central Staging Team); ATW 2018 (Southern Route)

    • #2330
      John McKeeJohn McKee
      Keymaster

      Tiimgene, why wait?  You can register for SR 2017 right now.  From the menu, Run Info –> Registration will take you to the new Registration Form.

       

      John "Wicked" McKee
      RFTW BOD
      Director of Risk Management

    • #2331
      AvatarSlammer
      Participant

      fun

      US Army 1967-1992
      E-1 to E-5
      0-1 to 0-5
      Two wars and one drug chase........
      Central Route, Southern Route and Midway Route

    • #2374
      StandbyStandby
      Participant

      Yup just migrated over also.

    • #2377
      CH54CH54
      Participant

      I made it over here.

      CR ATW 13,14,15. Participant 16, ATW 17, Participant18. ATW19

    • #2383
      AvatarTrouble Maker
      Participant

      I made to the other side

    • #2396
      KillswitchKillswitch
      Participant

      Testing, testing…

      New forum looks good!

      Todd "Killswitch" Miller
      RFTW 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017.
      Special Operations Command Europe, Stuttgart, Germany
      Colorado Patriot Guard Riders
      Life Member VFW Post 10233, Anjung-ri, Korea
      Life Member AMVETS

    • #2416

      I made it too!!

      Robbie "Silk Tie" Robinson
      Southern Route
      2007 Honda VTX 1800 C

    • #2426
      ParsonParson
      Participant

      Testing

       

    • #2429
      Tech DogTech Dog
      Participant

      Whew! Made it. I was worried their for a second..hey! Is it May yet? Registered for 2017….time to rock and roll!

      USAF Dec 74-Jul 95
      SR ATW FNG 2016
      Advance Team 2017
      "Imagination is More Important than Knowledge" Albert Einstein
      "Shoot for the Moon, even if you miss you'll land somewhere amongst the stars!" Ken Brown

    • #2431
      Tech DogTech Dog
      Participant

      Testing…

      USAF Dec 74-Jul 95
      SR ATW FNG 2016
      Advance Team 2017
      "Imagination is More Important than Knowledge" Albert Einstein
      "Shoot for the Moon, even if you miss you'll land somewhere amongst the stars!" Ken Brown

    • #2585
      VAFishVAFish
      Participant

      Made it here.  Was a bit shocked at first when I went to check the forums, hadn’t been here in a couple months.

      US Army 1982-1989 Signal Corps
      RFTW 2016 FNG 2nd Platoon Central Route
      RFTW 2017 Participant 2nd Platoon Central Route

    • #2690
      AvatarAnonymous
      Inactive

      hey! i made it.

    • #2697
      JOHN&JOYCE VAUGHNJOHN&JOYCE VAUGHN
      Participant

      Well I made it over also, wasn’t too hard.  Looking forward to May, we are going to try our best to make it to Ontario so we can go all the way.  Everyday I do a little here and a little there to get ready for May.  We’re registered and have had motel reservations made since July, can not wait.

      I think I have watched all the youtube video’s of the 2016 run of the central route and even the middle and southern.  Seems like I can’t get enough of it. I’ve spotted us in several of the video’s and it was kinda cool.  I also watched a lot of the rolling thunder video’s trying to see if I could spot us, but to no avail I couldn’t find us.  Then finally I found us in one.

      Now we only did part of the run this year, joined in Wentzville, MO.  But like I said we plan on going all the way next year.  I want to let everyone in central route know that after DC we had planned to go over to the coast of Maryland and then down to the outerbanks of North Carolina, Kitty hawk and  further south.  Well we left Monday morning and headed towards Maryland and we ran into that tropical storm that was coming up the coast.  We was in quite of bit of rain and all of a sudden the bike broke down.  It would run but would not go in gear, we have that silver Can Am Spyder RT w/trailer.  It has the electric shift, no clutch.  Anyway we were stranded for two hours in the rain trying to get a tow truck.  Well to make a long story short, never got it running, but we got the bike home and fixed.  Problem was I had a lot of led lights on the bike and it caused the system in the computer to shut down,  Lesson learned, I took care of that and everything has been fine since.  I now know how you fell THUMB.

      By the was THUMB I read your post and I agree with everything that you said about RFTW, couldn’t of said it any better myself.  See you in May in Ontario.

      SEMPER FI

      SSGT USMC RETIRED 68-88
      MOS 1811/3141
      VIET NAM-1971 BLT-1./9 USS VANCOUVER-LPD-2
      DESERT STORM FEB-APR 91 (CALLED OUT OF RETIREMENT)
      KEOKUK POLICE DEPT RETIRED-1988-2010
      FNG 2016 CR PLT 10

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