Passing the hat 2020 - Server rent is due again!!!

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Passing the hat 2020 - Server rent is due again!!!

Post by JohnBG » Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:53 pm

Fellow Steeds,

I always tell folks that want to donate thru the year to wait until we pass the hat to cover the server rent. Well, the server rent is due in May, so it's time to pass the hat again. It costs about $1500 a year for server hosting (we use a lot of bandwidth and storage) and paying the geek squad to fix it when it goes on the fritz or Ivan spills Baltika on the server.

First and foremost, if you have been furloughed, laid-off, or severely financially impacted by the economic consequences of COVID-19/Wuhan Flu/Chinese Chernobyl/Sino Sinus Syphillis or whatever you prefer to call it, please do not send any money!!! Take care of yourselves and your families. We understand it's tough out there for many in these crazy days.

Those that can and do donate will receive the "Hero of the Soviet Union - 2020" rank. For those of you that have donated in the past, thank you for your past donations, it's time to "re-up". For 12 years, you folks have helped keep us running. Hard to believe it's been that long... :old:

To send a donation via PayPal (preferred method), just click on one of the below links. If you don't have a PayPal account and want to pay with a credit card, it only takes a minute to set up a new PayPal account. Important Note: Please be sure to put your Soviet Steeds handle/nickname in the notes or comment section when sending a PayPal payment so I know who to make a Hero of the Soviet Union out of.

To send $25 via PayPal --> https://www.paypal.me/sovietsteeds/25
To send $50 via PayPal --> https://www.paypal.me/sovietsteeds/50
To send $100 via PayPal --> https://www.paypal.me/sovietsteeds/100
To send any amount you want via PayPal --> https://www.paypal.me/sovietsteeds

If you don't have or want PayPal and want to snail mail a check, you can send it to me at the following address. Be sure to put a note in with the check with your Soviet Steeds handle/nickname so I can up you to the Hero rank.

John Grocke
3199 Yarmouth Ave.
Deltona, FL 32738

Thank you again for your generous support in keeping this site up and running for over a dozen years and making it what it is. I am humbled by your support.
John Grocke aka "JohnBG"
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2002 Harley Road King FLHPI
1997 Harley Electra Glide FLHTPI
Honda Nighthawk 650 from the mid-80's
1980 Suzuki RM125T
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Re: Passing the hat 2020 - Server rent is due again!!!

Post by Penrod » Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:23 pm

:clap: Did it. Keep up the good work.
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Post by stagewex » Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:57 pm

Done John and BIG THANKS for keeping this going, can't be easy.

mike wex/stagewex


My rig is so happy to help she's flying the chair by herself:
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2019 Honda CRF450L (Elec Start)
2008 Vespa 150S (Elec & Kick Start)
2007 Ural Patrol (2WD, Elec & Kick Start)
2006 Honda "Big Ruckus" PS250 (Elec Start)
1991 Honda XR250L (Kick Start Only) *NOT running amok, out for Bottom & Top-End Rebuild.
1986 Yamaha BW200ES (Elec & Kick Start)

List what you "have", keep the others in your precious memory bank.

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Re: Passing the hat 2020 - Server rent is due again!!!

Post by Marine Corps Codu » Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:26 pm

Happy to support Soviet Steeds once again!! Thanks for all you do for all of us, John.
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Take care of yourself and your family. Now go w@$# your hands!!!
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1968 KZ1000
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2002 Honda Gold Wing GL1800
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Re: Passing the hat 2020 - Server rent is due again!!!

Post by MartyL » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:04 pm

Sent mine. Thanks!!!
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Re: Passing the hat 2020 - Server rent is due again!!!

Post by RC20 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:04 pm

On the way. Let us know if you come up short. I am fortunate in that financially we are minimally impacted and that part is very small and the investment end that is longer term anyway.

note: If you send snail mail as do I, my wife came up with the idea of using sponge on the glue.

Segregate mail in 3 separate box(es) for 3 days quarantine and it should be ok.
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Re: Passing the hat 2020 - Server rent is due again!!!

Post by harryball » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:47 pm

DONE! Wish it could be more but this year has been a BEAR.
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Re: Passing the hat 2020 - Server rent is due again!!!

Post by Lmo » Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:00 pm

Done. Thanks John.
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Post by MonkeysUncle » Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:04 pm

Of course.
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Re: Passing the hat 2020 - Server rent is due again!!!

Post by lendrinkard » Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:19 pm

Done
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Post by Geno89074 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:20 pm

Done
Thanks John, Semper Fi

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Post by GHGoodwin » Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:45 pm

Done.
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Re: Passing the hat 2020 - Server rent is due again!!!

Post by Paint shaker » Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:52 pm

Check is in da (snail)mail!! :cheers:
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Previous; 1990 H-D Springer, 2001 H-D 883, 2008 Buell XB12R, 2006 Buell Ulysses, 2008 H-D FLHP Road King (work), 2010 H-D FLHP Road King (work) x3, 2012 FLHP Road King (work) X2, 2004 Buell XB12R (Race bike).

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Re: Passing the hat 2020 - Server rent is due again!!!

Post by Lofty » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:30 pm

Done. Thanks, John.
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Re: Passing the hat 2020 - Server rent is due again!!!

Post by Curshe » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:48 pm

Done the deed. Paypal sent
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