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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2012, 11:21:22 am »
The Nominatiom period has ended and Hans is notifying the people that were Nominated to see if they accept the Nomination.
Soon the names that accepted will be posted.

After the Posting, please select and send the name of the person you want to win,,,  to Hans.    hans-ove.gortz@telia.com
We ask that people send in support notes to hans and to the discussions. The support note is a way for you (voter) to support your favorite and to tell everyone why that person deserves to win.

For Instance: I voted for Ted Adcock 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 voted for Ted because he is a really "nice guy"....    O:-)   

                                              Signed,,, Harry Martin       <evil grin> 
     :-*

Before (and after) you Vote and Support your favorite,,, please send a pledge note to Hans. hans-ove.gortz@telia.com

For instance:

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 Support OtP because Ted is a really "nice guy"....   O:-)   

                                              Signed,,, Harry Martin       <evil grin>   :-*



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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2012, 12:35:14 pm »
Harry forgot to mention how handsome his candidate is.
Mike Aldea, COG-528   Hawthorne, NJ  


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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2012, 05:09:44 pm »
Harry forgot to mention how handsome his candidate is.


Aww that's ok,. (Ta tell you the truth, I really wrote it). Ya see, my job with OtP is to write notes to beg for pledges and keep OtP on the Forum.

I didn't mention the good looking part about myself,, because,,,, I didn't want to brag on myself.  ;D

Ya'll send those notes, pledges,support, votes, pledges,,,,,,, in!!!

Rid3e safe, Ted

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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2012, 01:22:57 pm »
Boss, we're waiting patiently to hear "who" the Nominee's are????
Still waiting.. Less PATIENTLY....
While I'm waiting..
hmmmm, Just had a thought. Please Flog Harry. Needs a good beatin'...

Still waitin'...........
 
Yooo hooooo,,,,, Boss, are you out there?????

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2012, 11:48:05 am »
Hey Boss, while yer waitin' to tell us who the Nominee's are,,, go over the the other Forum and check out Harry's note about you!.

Harry (and Mike) is being bad!!!!

Please Flog them severely!!!!!!

Ride safe, Ted

PS: Would you please get up offin' yer backside and tell us who the Nominee's is????

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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2012, 02:10:46 pm »
Boss, we're waiting patiently to hear "who" the Nominee's are????
Still waiting.. Less PATIENTLY....
While I'm waiting..
hmmmm, Just had a thought. Please Flog Harry. Needs a good beatin'...

Still waitin'...........
 
Yooo hooooo,,,,, Boss, are you out there?????

Ride safe, Ted

The names of the five candidates have been posted to the COG email list.  You know the email list . . . it is the place those of us who are fond of old technology, like 17 year old motorcycles, like to hang out and communicate. 

I must say there is one candidate whom I'm sure will get my vote. ;D  But I will let the official OtP Chief Slave Laborer reveal who the candidates are to the voters.
Mike Aldea, COG-528   Hawthorne, NJ  


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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2012, 11:23:24 am »
From the Boss...

Hi all,

Well, since the namelist of the candidates came out today on the list -
here are the short rules in the voting.

Here are the five OTP traveler candidates (in alphabetical order):

 
Mika Aldea from Hawthorne, NJ
Darrell Anderson from Stevenson, WA
Chris Baum from Lincoln, NE
Harry Martin from Casper, WY
Brian Snowberg from Mahtomedi, MN 
 
How to vote:

1. All COGgers and GCEers can make one vote only. Memberspouses can also
make one vote.
That will be very difficult when You consider the candidates;-)
2. Non COGger and non GCEers can vote - if You first make a pledge ;-) to be
a member of COG!
3. Voting started today February 23rd and will end March 23rd.
4. Votes are e-mailed to me only - contact me off list
hans-ove.gortz@telia.com

Support notes accepted during the poll!

Hans in Sweden
OTP instigator

FRom Td


YA'll VOTE!!!! and send yer pledges to Hans!!

 
 

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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2012, 04:55:48 pm »
Just checking to see if Ted's working or goofing off. I've updated my sig to help grease the skids for OTP XI.
I think Ted is PAST DUE for a flogging.
Harry in Wild and Windy Casper, WY   *1986 Vintage C10 "Silverdammit" * - *2015 C14 "Greendammit"*

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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2012, 08:33:38 pm »
Just checking to see if Ted's working or goofing off. I've updated my sig to help grease the skids for OTP XI.
I think Ted is PAST DUE for a flogging.

Now Harry, I promised to be nice to you while yer a candidate, But I may change my mind!!!!

Hans,,,, Sick him!!!!

To others...
We've now started another OtP Discussion (on both Forums) so that the candidates (even harry) can introduce themselves and beg for pledges.
Go ther for info on the lucky 5.......

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2012, 11:34:23 am »


Just thought the voters might enjoy some images of what life will be like for the Traveler this year.









It will be very important for the Traveler to pace himself so he can fully enjoy his trip.



The OtP Traveler enjoys only the finest machinery while on tour. 
The Nanny on the other hand may be a bit jealous with their less than optimal ride.



Mike Aldea, COG-528   Hawthorne, NJ  


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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2012, 08:59:52 am »
While I'm here, I have somethin' to say. (I ALWAYS HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY)..  ;D 

The Voting for this years OtP Nominee's will end on "Thursday".
So if you've been trying to make up your mind, or putting off the vote. VOTE TODAY!!!!  :feedback:

If you haven't pledged your OtP $$ yet, please do so.
Send a note to Hans and tell him you would like to pledge "X" amount of money to support this years Over the Pond.  "Hans" <hans-ove.gortz@telia.com>

If you have already pledged, (or if you want to skip the Pledge part and just send $$) go to Harry's Blog Spot and send in yer $$ via PayPal.     http://flogomatic.blogspot.com/
Easy to do!

NOTE: I hate to say nice things about Mike Aldea but he actually had a good idea that I've been using. (Yea, I was shocked too)!
 Mike suggested sending in "periodic" smaller donations instead of 1 big one....
So periodically I've been sending in my Pledge $$....
The result is I've been able to increase the amount I send to OtP this year and it wasn't painful to my checking acount.   :thumbs:

PS: I learned how to get into Harry's PayPal account.
      So (to help him out) I've been sending in periodic $$ "from his account".
         (With my assistance,  Harry has now sent in $1,545)  Aren't ya'll proud of him?  <evil grin>   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2012, 09:03:31 am »
Just in case ya'll don't know who the nominee's are:

Here are the five OTP traveler candidates (in alphabetical order):

 
Mika Aldea from Hawthorne, NJ
Darrell Anderson from Stevenson, WA
Chris Baum from Lincoln, NE
Harry Martin from Casper, WY
Brian Snowberg from Mahtomedi, MN 
 
How to vote:

1. All COGgers and GCEers can make one vote only. Memberspouses can also
make one vote.
That will be very difficult when You consider the candidates;-)
2. Non COGger and non GCEers can vote - if You first make a pledge ;-) to be
a member of COG!
3. Voting started today February 23rd and will end March 23rd.
4. Votes are e-mailed to me only - contact me off list
hans-ove.gortz@telia.com

Support notes accepted during the poll!

Hans in Sweden
OTP instigator

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2012, 10:06:07 am »
More INFO...

Select one...
Have yer Spouce select one.

These is them,,,,,
    Mike Aldea from Hawthorne, NJ
    Darrell Anderson from Stevenson, WA
    Chris Baum from Lincoln, NE
    Harry Martin from Casper, WY
    Brian Snowberg from Mahtomedi, MN

    Or, you can send in a special "write in" Candidate....  For instance Ted Adcock, from the great state of TEXAS     <sneaky grin>

Send a note (Titled "OtP Vote Note") to Hans (OtP Boss, the Great One, His Magesty, Shima ka Bum bum,, whatever) and say who your vote is for.
 hans-ove.gortz@telia.com   

If you wish, you can send a support note along with your Vote Note saying why you want to support a Special Candidate.
You can also send "OtP support notes" to the Forums or to cog@micapeak.com to help support your choice.

For instance:   Ya'll really "should" vote for Ted Adcock.
                      I voted for him b'kuz;
                            He's really a great guy, works hard for COG all year, puts on Rides, Picks on Harry and Mike,
                            and Ted is really a handsome individual!!!  8)

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Re: Over the Pond XI (2012) Starting Now!
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2012, 07:23:43 am »
Hi all,

Another interesting year of  "Over the Pond".

We NOW have a winner......

We NOW have a runner-up....  and

we NOW have three who finshed in 3rd place.....

I must say it was a "very" nice race......



there was a lot of stirrin and nice comments

and a lot of support notes from the five friends.....

as usuall I won´t give any figures from the poll since

I think

all the candidates deserves to be The traveler.

It´s an honour to be nominated!

To get a lot of votes in the poll is also an honour!

The honour is members appreciation of what You have done!


Who are they......

The winner of the OTP XI traveler is.......(wait a minute I have to
recalculate again)....hmmmm,




 
"Drum Roll"



 
 
 
The winner candidate  to go "Over the Pond" 2012 is Darrell Anderson from
Stevenson, WA !!!!!!!!!


The 1-st runner - up is Brian Snowberg from Mahtomedi, MN 
 
The 3rd place winners are (in alphabetacal order) Mike Aldea from Hawthorne, NJ; Chris Baum from Lincoln, NE and Harry Martin from Casper, WY!
 
We in the OTP team congratulate all candidates and are looking forward to
support Darrell Anderson in his planning of the trip to EU......

We have three bikes pledged in different areas in EU and the GCE rally is in
Dolomites mountain range in Italy......

but, if we are to succed we need more PLEDGES!!!!!!


Hans in Sweden

OTP boss