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Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« on: December 21, 2011, 01:19:22 pm »
Ok, we're gonna do it again.
Hans contacted the OtP team last week.
He asked if were all interested in trying to put on another "Over the Pond"?
We all agreed (even Harry) and we RE-formed the Team.
   Hans is Boss (as usual),
  (Ted) I'm Chief Slave Laborer,
   Spencer is Banker,
   Harry is Sub Slave Laborer/Peon/Artist.

Hans layed out the basic plan...

Here it is..........
This one will be called Over the Pond XI (2012).   
   (Hans named it this "because" it will be the 11th time we've put on Over the Pond, and it will be the year 2012).
              Simple,,, huh??

The Traveler will be someone from North America.
  The Traveler will be going to Europe to ride with the GCE Folks in Italy.
      The trip will take place in approx August. (exact Date to be determined)

Are ya'll interested in helping us put on another Over the Pond????

We are going to need your help!!!!

We will officaially start the nomionations in January.
   Start thinking about who you want to nominate.
         (Hint/hint/hint) OtP Slave laborers are eligible to be nominated this year!!!!!

Pledges can start "now".
   I pledge to pick on Harry all year!

Whack, pop, poooooowwww,, pop, ping, floggity, flog, flog,, FLOGGGG (Flog-O-Matic sounds)

Dratt!!!   Aw heck!  Ok, OK Hans,,,, "Otay"!!!!  I guess that I will also pledge $50.00

Watch for the official Over the Pond XI (2012) announcement in the Next Concourier.....

Ride safe, Ted  <evil grin>  OtP "Chief" Slave Laborer....

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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2011, 02:11:22 pm »
I will help out.

I proudly wear my flogomatic hat, shirt and drink from the coffee cup each morning  ;)

I wore my flogomatic hat to work the other day and a woman I work with asked me "WTH is that on your hat"   :D
Jerry Holland
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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2011, 03:26:33 pm »
I will help out.

I proudly wear my flogomatic hat, shirt and drink from the coffee cup each morning  ;)

I wore my flogomatic hat to work the other day and a woman I work with asked me "WTH is that on your hat"   :D

Thanks Jerry,
(until we officially start), I know what you can do to help.
 I'll put you down to be flogged in my place...   <evil grin>   ;D

Tell her that your hat shows the GREAT OtP Team at work!!!!!
 
Then tell her,,,, "The Rest of the Story"....

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2011, 09:03:42 am »
Thanks Jerry,
(until we officially start), I know what you can do to help.
 I'll put you down to be flogged in my place...   <evil grin>   ;D

Tell her that your hat shows the GREAT OtP Team at work!!!!!
 
Then tell her,,,, "The Rest of the Story"....

Ride safe, Ted

Thanks for the offer  ::)

I gave her the condensed version of the "Rest of the Story"   ;)
Jerry Holland
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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2011, 03:02:17 pm »
I'll keep you  US guys informed about what happening here OTP in Europe . 
The GCE rally 2012 covers a great area (location Italy near the Swiss border). I'll be around also  ;D
I can also help with local planning according to  the wishes of the chosen one(s), look for local help etc...

Gie OTP X nanny








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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2011, 04:35:14 pm »
Hello Gie. Great to hear from you.
Have you and Bernd rested up from this years Over the Pond Ride?

Sounds like you will be riding with the next OtP Traveler as he makes his ride.

GREAT!!!!

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2012, 01:34:09 pm »
Hi Ted and all,

 It took me a long time to get back to normal. As all my vacations days went to OTP followed bij the GCE rally. I had a lot of work since and work only slowed down the last weeks.  So this is the advice for any OTP candididate: make sure you have a lot of energy and be prepared for a period without time for recuperation afterwards. But it's 1000 % worth it!  ;D :)
Bernd and me had no real problems after OTP, allthough I never rode that many miles in a month before (and maybe will never do it again). I hope to meet another OTPer this summer.
I also would like all of you to send some encouragement to Martha, Russell's (OTP IX) little girl as he names his wife. She is recovering in  hospital in Maryland, and hoping to be able to ride again with Russell.

Riding was not so safe today in Belgium , heavy windblasts  (60 miles/hour), had to stop three times when the bike was pushed to the side of the road. But I made it home, as usual  :)

Gie


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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012, 07:32:29 am »
THanks for the update on Russell. I'll send him a note and check on his bride.
Rough riding today in Belguim!! arghhhhhhhhhhh
Most of us can only imagine riding in Belguim!!!!

Ya'll keep thinking about whom you want to nominate. The time to do so will be soon!

Ride safe, Ted    (OtP "CHIEF" Slave Laborer/Harry's Boss)

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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2012, 04:23:38 pm »
OK,,,,, It is time to send in your Nominations for this Years Over the Pond.    8)

We are asking that you send  in names of COG Members that have worked to help COG.
    Not yer buddy Joe who (in turn) will nominate you..

This year, We particularly want you to think of Members that have put on COG Events, hold positions in COG, Worked on the Nationals, and/or were major workers on COG events.

Please send your Names to Hans immediately!!
hans-ove.gortz@telia.com

Send him a note titled "OtP X (2012) Nomination".

Then give him  the name and why you think that person is eligible to be a Nominee.

Here is how you do it:

Title; "OtP X (2012) Nomination"

I would like to Nominate Ted Adcock  for this years Over the Pond.

I feel Ted is eligible because; he has put on Multiple COG events,
                                              worked at numerous COG Nationals,
                                              been "OtP's" Chief Slave Laborer for 10 years,
                                              has put up with Harry Martin (OtP Jr/Peon Slave Laborer) for 8 years,,,   
                                              has survived Hans Floggings for 10 years,,
                                              But, Most of all, I want to nominate Ted because he is a "really nice guy"....     

Signed,,, Ted Adcock (Mr Humble)

Ride safe, Ted  (hint, hint,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,)


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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2012, 07:15:47 am »
With qualifications like that how can anyone else compete for the nomination.    I guess we will just have to elect Ted Adcock to be the OtP XI Traveler by acclamation. 
Mike Aldea, COG-528   Hawthorne, NJ  


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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2012, 09:03:37 am »
Your correct. Ya should send me!!
  But, I've been known to lie about my qualifications!!!

Ted's theme song;
   Ohhh, It's hard to be humble when your perfect in ev-er-reee way.. 
            "I" cain't wait ta look in the mirror,,,,,   "I" get better lookin' each day!!!!   
                   Ya'll are welcome to sing along if'n ya want.....

But, Mebbe I'd better "X"plain somethin',,,
      "The" Over the Pond "Chief" Slave Laborer is NOT eligible....


Bottom line is: I can't/won't BEG you guys for money and be the guy that goes.... (Wouldn't be Cool, and (besides) others are FAR more qualified that I could ever be)

Many other Members are eligible... Send in their names!!!
"And",,  while yer at it,,,,, start sending your pledges to Hans.....    hans-ove.gortz@telia.com
   We need ta know how much muney we can expect to collect fer whomever wins!!

Here is how you do it:

Title; "OtP X (2012) Pledge"

I would like to PLEDGE $1000 (in honor of Ted Adcock) for this years Over the Pond.

I feel I need to do this because; he has put on Multiple COG events,
                                                    worked at numerous COG Nationals,
                                                    been "OtP's" Chief Slave Laborer for 10 years,
                                                    has put up with Harry Martin (OtP Jr/Peon Slave Laborer) for 8 years,,,   
                                                    has survived Hans Floggings for 10 years,,
                                              But, Most of all, I want to nominate Ted because he is a really "nice guy"....     

Signed,,, Harry Martin        <evil grin>    :rotflmao:

Ride safe, Ted     Over the Pond "Chief" Slave Laborer


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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2012, 09:09:06 am »
Just a reminder when it comes to pledging money to OtP XI you don't need to make your donation as a lump sum.  Do what I did last year and donate a comfortable amount for you each month.  When you do that for 4-6 months you have painlessly made a nice donation to support the Over the Pond program.  Just click on the image below to get started. 



That is a GREAT idea and It would be nice if you can do as Mike sed,
    but at this point, you don't "have" to send in yer money.

Right now,,,,, a simple pledge would help get the ball rolling....
Jest tell Hans what you plan to contribute....

See my instructions above...

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2012, 09:16:06 am »
That is a GREAT idea and It would be nice if you can do as Mike sed,
    but at this point, you don't "have" to send in yer money.

But why wait to get started?  Start the new year off with good karma.  Start your monthly Over the Pond donation today.  Just click on the image below to get started. 


Mike Aldea, COG-528   Hawthorne, NJ  


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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2012, 10:23:50 am »
Ok, OK,,,,, Ooooo-TAY!!!!!!!   :rotflmao:

I jest opened it and donated $25 (to see if Harry's poorly built site would work).
It did!    I are SHOCKED!!!! (and broke)

Side note; Harry, yer (^$#%^^%) site needs adjustment.     It still sez OtP VII...
                 Ya should be Flogged.   
                 Hans,, get him!!   :o

Wack, pop, pow,   whackity, whack, whack, WHAAAACCKKKK!!!!!!
(Ahhhh, I jest love ta hear Harry bein' Flogged...)


Ride safe, Ted


PS: In my previous note I stated that (for personal reasons) I choose not to be eligible as a nominee for this years Over the Pond.
      Hans (Great Leader, da BIG Poobaaa, His Majesty, King Tut, whatever,,) has made the Royal Decision that (beginning) this year
       the OtP Team Members
     "are" eligible.   
      (We agreed at the beginning that after 10 years the OtP team could be eligible)

      I REALLY hate to say this, but; This means that Harry Martin (OtP Jr/Peon Slave Laborer) "is" eligible. (and rightly so)
      So, One of you might want to nominate him (I DON'T cause he keeps getting me Flogged!!), but someone might??? 
     

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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2012, 11:20:04 am »
Pingggggggggg..........

Did you read about OtP in the recent Concourier?
Read it, ya'll will get a bit of info on OtP...

How about the article, "Stressed on Arrival"??? (I happen ta know the Writer of that one. Great Guy).

Trying to keep OtP discussion going.
I can only brag about myself so much and then even I,,,,, gotta think of something else to stir discussion....

How about Harry? Do ya'll want to talk about Harry?
Jest let me know and I'll lead the insults.   :))


Now, back to the Nominatin'/pledgin'....

Send in your OtP Nominations ASAP.....

We are asking that you send  in names of COG Members that have worked to help COG.
    Not yer buddy Joe who (in turn) will nominate you..
We particularly want you to think of Members that have put on COG Events, held positions in COG, Worked on the Nationals, and/or were major workers on COG events and projects.

Please send your Names to Hans immediately!!
hans-ove.gortz@telia.com

Send him a note titled "OtP X (2012) Nomination".

Then give him  the name and why you think that person is eligible to be a Nominee.

"And",,  while yer at it,,,,, start sending your pledges to Hans.....    hans-ove.gortz@telia.com
   We need ta know how much muney we can expect to collect fer whomever wins!!


Ride safe, Ted