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  • #59046

    Just got the November OTL theese days (Germany is far away). Reading the Editorial and also the evidence about the rarely feedback. Whoever was resposable for a continuous publication knows, how much work it is, and how much time it needs to do that frequently. All the more to do it in a way, OTL is made.

    I´m frequently read several Motorcycle Magazines in Germany and Europe, and I have to say, I´m always be glad, to find the OTL in our postbox. OTL is a Club Magazine, but could easily compare with profassional Magazines as well. Reports are made accurate and with enthusiasm, pictures great, and new quality of paper and colours, simpply perfect. So I´m a bit sad, to get the OTL in 2013 “only” two-monthly but understand that it needs time to do things with love, perfect and with a great commitment to the project OTL. Hope my english is not too bad -want to say – Will – Bill – Katherine – amazing, continue. Thank you, wish other readers agree.

    #63376

    rickks
    Participant

    Totally agree. The change in OTL over the past couple of years is nothing short of incredible! We are extremely fortunate that the magazine’s reins were taken over by someone with a vision, who also has the courage and strength to see that vision thru, not matter the complaints. Hopefully, the magazine’s team will realize that complaints come more often than compliment’s. Not because there are more of them, but simply because no one seems to state how good things are.

    This post is an attempt to let you guys and gals know that you are doing one helluva job!

    #63423

    kocook
    Participant

    Thanks for the feedback. No doubt Will appreciates it . And Heidelberg is a fabulous place to ride.

    #63471

    chewbacca
    Participant

    I saw the magazine in my dealer’s showroom. I joined BMWRA about a month ago just to get the magazine. Two questions, online it said 12 issues and then later I saw 6 issues. How many are there and when do the come?
    Thanks,
    Rod

    #63474

    Paul Witt
    Participant

    chewbacca, I too am confused.
    I joined the RA in January looking for a smaller group after being a MOA member for years. I’ve only got one magazine and although I thought the magazine was very nicely laid out, it’s now April and I still only have one magazine.
    I’m a little disappointed and I hope this is no indication of the club activity. The forum is mostly inactive and disappointing too.
    I’m not a complainer but………………..I hope the rally in Asheville is better than this. By the way chewbacca, I’m right down the road from you in Simpsonville SC.

    #63475

    womanridge
    Moderator

    OTL is published 6 times a year. The Jan/Feb issue is the latest issue and the Mar/Apr issue should be out in a few weeks. I think you will be impressed with it.
    Trust me when I say that there are a lot of things going on behind the scenes at The Riders Association and the rally is coming together quite well. An thank you for joining the RA family.

    #63478

    chewbacca
    Participant

    Hi Paul,
    Have to go for a ride sometime. This weekend looks real good but I may be down for repairs and yard work.
    Rod
    [QUOTE=Paul Witt »]chewbacca, I too am confused.
    I joined the RA in January looking for a smaller group after being a MOA member for years. I’ve only got one magazine and although I thought the magazine was very nicely laid out, it’s now April and I still only have one magazine.
    I’m a little disappointed and I hope this is no indication of the club activity. The forum is mostly inactive and disappointing too.
    I’m not a complainer but………………..I hope the rally in Asheville is better than this. By the way chewbacca, I’m right down the road from you in Simpsonville SC.[/QUOTE]

    #63479

    chewbacca
    Participant

    Hi Paul,
    Have to go for a ride sometime. This weekend looks real good but I may be down for repairs and yard work.
    Rod
    [QUOTE=Paul Witt »]chewbacca, I too am confused.
    I joined the RA in January looking for a smaller group after being a MOA member for years. I’ve only got one magazine and although I thought the magazine was very nicely laid out, it’s now April and I still only have one magazine.
    I’m a little disappointed and I hope this is no indication of the club activity. The forum is mostly inactive and disappointing too.
    I’m not a complainer but………………..I hope the rally in Asheville is better than this. By the way chewbacca, I’m right down the road from you in Simpsonville SC.[/QUOTE]

    #63480

    Paul Witt
    Participant

    Thanks for the update and my wife and I are really looking forward to the rally and meeting some new friends.

    #63481

    bill42
    Participant

    Thanks all for the feedback. It is great to hear people appreciate the effort we put in to OTL magazine. To the person who was under the impression he would receive 12 issues per year- At one point we were cranking out monthly issues but the amount of hours it took to complete each issue was just too insane- we all have day jobs as this is an all-volunteer staff. Eventually we started to miss our issue deadlines by weeks as we just couldn’t keep up with the new extended issues. We decided that for 2013 it would be best to move to a bimonthly issue, so we can focus on a quality magazine and actually meet our deadline!
    /Bill
    OTL Art Director

    #63482

    chewbacca
    Participant

    Thanks Bill. I wondered how you guys could come up with enough good material for a monthly. I’ve still not seen an OTL other than on my dealer’s showroom table. Can’t wait.

    #63491

    Bobs98
    Participant

    Looking forward to my first issue after rejoining recently.

    #63502

    chewbacca
    Participant

    [QUOTE=Bobs98 »]Looking forward to my first issue after rejoining recently.[/QUOTE]
    So am I!!! Didn’t rejoin, just joined. When IS that next one coming???? It was supposed to be Mar/Apr and we almost into May.

    #63504

    womanridge
    Moderator

    It should be in the mail within a week. I think you’ll like it.

    #63505

    HardFarFast
    Participant

    QWIK Q:

    are there “Day Passes” at the Biltmore National Rally to be purchased? If so, for how much$?
    I’m housing with a friend near by and have no need to camp on the Biltmore/Rally grounds.

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