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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2018, 10:38:29 pm »
Sure... do you have a particurar fravor?

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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2018, 03:46:56 pm »
Yea, I prefer steak..
You buying??

Ok folks. E'nuff pickin' on Ted.
Let's get the nominations completed and see the list of nominee's.

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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2018, 01:21:25 am »
I almost agree... especially with the part about getting nominations in.
They'll be closed soon, so if you have someone in mind, now's the time to send it in.

Remember to send in donations also. We're getting some in already  :great:

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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2018, 01:47:47 am »
Post up that thermometer. Let's see where were at.  :great:
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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2018, 04:35:32 pm »

Ok folks. E'nuff pickin' on Ted.

But pickin' on Ted has always been a time honored part of OtP. 
How can you ask us to stop now? :nananana:
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« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2018, 04:43:17 pm »
Oh, I don't mind the pickin'.
 I can take it!!
I just want to move on OtP Nominations/voting,,, and get some $$ in....

So, to accomplish that, the new rule is......
Every time someone picks on Ted, they have to contribute $10 to "OtP"??  :great:

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« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2018, 06:07:54 pm »
If we've already sent our contribution we get credit towards Ted Picks. Right? :rotflmao:
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« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2018, 06:16:43 pm »
If you already donated,, you get a 1 time credit for a future slam.
        {Ya, better make it a good one..}   :))

As we're here to raise $$ for "OtP" and I'm putting my "good" name on the line,,,, Future pings {after the 1} are $10 each. 

Ain't skert...

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« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2018, 02:16:55 am »
Here ya go Mark... Bernd is sending an update of the funds raised Over the Pond so far, but I don't have it yet.

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« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2018, 02:28:27 am »
Nice! Now we gotta goal post :great:
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« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2018, 08:02:04 pm »
OK guys... here is the latest update: Nominatins are closed. Bernd sent me a graphic showing the nominees that have accepted. I'm also including an update on funds... they're coming in on both side of the "Pond".
This includes all the funds raised so far - we're going to do this  :great:

Keep the donations coming!!!.[/color]



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« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2018, 10:09:30 pm »
Congratulations to the 4 Nominee's!!!!

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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2018, 10:21:28 pm »
thank you very much whoever has nominated ME. i'm very happy, and hope for a wonderful travel...
 :1rij:
Congratulations to the other nominees... :clap: :clap:

Here is my presentation for OtP-candidate: :cheer: :cheer:
First of all "thank you" for the nomination for OtP 2016 candidates.

I want to introduce myself, so that you can make you a picture of me, and what i did for the GTR/Conours Community:
Some Guys know me from meetings and tours, as well as the GTR and Concours- forums among Nicknames "ralfgtr" and / or "kawasaurus"

and one of my biggest dreams is to explore by motorbike America, and to drive on famous routes, but what I probably can not afford it.

first place, the fact sheet:
Born: 1960
Place of birth: Linz / Austria
Location: Dornbirn / Austria
Motorcycle: Kawasaki Z1000 GTR (Concours)
Year: 1987

I'm divorced, since 1997, have two grown sons, twins, born in 1990,
and live in a partnership with my girlfriend Linda since 2009
After the divorce, I lived for a while only a gypsy life, was always somewhere to assembly, and came rarely home.

During this time I decided to go to Vorarlberg, (a nice small country in the austrian Alps) because I have been there many friends. Someday (2004) I got an offer to buy a motorcycle.
It was a Kawasaki 1000 GTR, built in 1987, with 66 000 km on it in a beautiful colour (candy wine red,) with saddlebags and full fairing.

Seen - test driven - purchased ...

After some time, and about 12,000 km further I got into trouble with the intake valves.
I searched the Internet for information, and am met with the GCE- and GTR-1000 online community.
I had not enough money to bring her in a Kawasaki Workshop so I must fix it by myself with new intake valves, and technical tips from an mechanical buddy, and since i have never problems with it

Since 2005 was the discussion of a GTR meeting in Germany, which was not too far away, so I reported to me, and took part in it.
I was welcomed warmly into the community, and met some nice people with whom I still like driving tours today.

After GCE- Tour de Twist in Austria in 2006, voices were heard that wanted a meeting in my home area
I then 2007 - 2008 had a larger transmission damage, and could repair it for financial reasons only by myself and bit by bit, and so i coult not go to an GCE/GTR event

But finally i can organize a meeting in 2011.

Prior to the meeting 2009 in Kiefersfelden / Bavaria was still where I guided an followed Tour with Axel and Walter
it was a great ride through the Alps, South Tyrol and Dolomites to Lignano between the Adriatic Sea and on the lake and out have.

The meeting in 2011 I have organized all alone without help, was a great success, and with more than 80 participants probably one of the biggest GTR - meeting in Germany.

2012 & 2013 I could with occupational and technical reasons on my bike not attend meetings and rallies of GTR community, but at (patches, caps, T-shirts with embroidery) some the benefits organized
Then came 2014, the meeting in Switzerland, where although I wanted to participate, and I also went there, but I stopped after 3 bad rainy days and nights in the tent and drove soaked home.
For this meeting I organized the textile embroidery.
After the organizer had retired for the meeting in 2015, I stepped in and had the meeting in the border triangle Austria - Switzerland organizes am Reschenpass - Italy.

A month later, I accompanied and escorted the OtP Traveller Al Norcross, and his Nanny (Tag along) Ted Adcock  in 2015 for two days of the Bavarian royal castles Tyrol (Hahntennjoch - Pillerhöhe - Reschenpass) to Switzerland via Engadin - Flüelapass - Davos - Tiefencastel - Viamala Gorge) to the accommodation Hans-Peter & Ria Home and the next day on the Rhine gorge, Oberalppass and Furka pass to the summit of the Grimsel pass, where I had to leave the group because my vacation came to an end. :motonoises: :motonoises:

in 2016 i should be the Runner up, but 3 weeks before flight, i have an health issue, and i woke up in Hospital, where i must stay for a week, and the medicine men do many tests with me - and found nothing. :smiley_confused1: :smiley_confused1:

so then i was banned fron driving a car, ride a motorcycle, bicycle, climb a ladder, swim alone and other such "dangerous things" for three months...  >:( >:( >:(

In 2017 i picked up the OtP Travellers Mark Hartman  & Dan Breeden at the historical WW2 Monument  Fort Schoenenbourg in France, and guided them for two weeks and maybe 5000 Kilometers through Germany, Switzerland and Austria visit many interested locations, some high alpine passroads, included Stelvio Pass, and also to the GTR Meeting in Kiefersfelden/Germany.
the GTR / Concours community very important for me, and I want the OtP - program continue to support active in the future, when I'm limited with my financial situation, I can provide advice and assistance but at least, as well as various Parts in the organizing team take over, about tour, accommodation search, tour guide and tourist information guide for sightseeing etc ...


Okay, guys, it is a little bit long, but don't hit stones at me...
i hope you will VOTE for ME!!! :c017: :c017: :c017:
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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #38 on: February 12, 2018, 10:36:48 am »
Hi OTP friends,

yes, we have 4 candidates this year:

- Angeline „Angie“ Jochheim from Netphen-Hainchen, Siegerland, Nordrhein-Westphalen, Germany.
  Angie is relatively new in the GCE community and got her driving licence last summer.
  She paricipated at the GTR gathering in Kiefersdfelden last year.

- Þröstur Sigurðsson, our viking from Reykjavik, Iceland. 2 years ago he paticipated for the first time
  at the GCE Rolling Alpes Rally on his own 1400 GTR, which he shipped to Rotterdam before.

- Ralf Peter from Dornbirn, Vorarlberg, Austria participated at several GTR/GCE gatherings, organized
  already 2 big international gatherings of the originally German GTR community. He also guided the OTP-
  group twice and overtook the organisation and guidance of OTP 2017 (Mark and Dan).

- André Schaefer from Baesweiler, area of Aachen, Nordrhein-Westphalen, far West Germany is a frequent
  participant on countless GCE and GTR events. He also organised and guided a gathering of the German
  GTR community in the North Eifel area near Aachen.

I wish them all: „Good luck!“
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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #39 on: February 12, 2018, 12:24:31 pm »
 :great:  Best of luck to all the nominees!  I look forward to meeting the winner in Kerrville.  :)  :motonoises:
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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2018, 04:28:58 pm »
Hey OTP candidates,

Don‘t worry, if you get lost in that wide open range country, call me  >:(
I will come and rescue you  :))

4 years ago, Anette and I met a bear on the Blue Ridge Parkway (riding Ranger Jim‘s Goldwing). :sign0085:
We had no gun :violent-smiley-007:

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The bear suvived  :s_laugh:
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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2018, 05:18:37 pm »
Now it is time to remind everyone on the voting procedures.  We can't have an election if people don't know where to vote or whom is an eligible voter.
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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2018, 06:20:04 pm »
I agree,. But first we need the "OtP" Leaders to tell us "it is time to vote"..

Jorge / Bernd / Hans; can we vote now?

If so, "I vote for Ted !!!" Ya shoulda known "that" was coming..  ;)

Ride safe, "the" Ted
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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2018, 07:26:59 pm »


If so, "I vote for Ted !!!" Ya shoulda known "that" was coming..  ;)

Ride safe, "the" Ted

Yeeeeah, TED for President...  :singing: :singing: :singing: he must bring Beer... :sign0151: :sign0151: :sign0151:
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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #44 on: February 12, 2018, 07:45:22 pm »
Hey OTP candidates,

Don‘t worry, if you get lost in that wide open range country, call me  >:(
I will come and rescue you  :))

4 years ago, Anette and I met a bear on the Blue Ridge Parkway (riding Ranger Jim‘s Goldwing). :sign0085:
We had no gun :violent-smiley-007:
The bear suvived  :s_laugh:

That's ok Bernd, we have plenty.   :beerchug:
   The next bear doesn't have a chance....  <evil grin>

Kawasaurus/Ralf,,,  {If you win}.. You may feel differently after you taste American beer.  :nananana:
                             AND: you know good and well that I can't afford e'nuff beer for you.

Any thoughts from the other candidates?
   C'mon,, we need some good old politickin'...
      Liein'/cheatin' & talkin' bad about other candidates is REQUIRED!!

Ride safe, Ted
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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #45 on: February 12, 2018, 09:02:07 pm »
This is a test, more later ;)

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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #46 on: February 12, 2018, 11:00:19 pm »
Hi Angie.
Welcome to the COG Forum.
Tell us all about yourself {and talk bad about Bernd}.
  Yes, I know, He's not one of the Nominee's,,  but we like to pick on Bernd!!  <evil grin>

Ride safe,Ted
   
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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #47 on: February 13, 2018, 01:35:10 am »
COG Nation,

Don't waste your vote on Ted.


Vote for someone from Europe who could really use the trip to the USA!!!
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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #48 on: February 13, 2018, 01:44:48 am »
Hello Everyone

Congrats and wish luck to all the other nominees :)

Im very supriced but very Honored when Bernd contacted me and ask me if i would accept Nomination for OTP 2018,
To be honest i hardly knew what OTP was until he explained to me and Yes ofcourse i will accept , To ride in the USA has been a dream for me like many others to ride all the famous roads in the states, i have traveled to many countries but never to the states so this is a big opportunity and i cross my fingers :)

About my Self

My name is Throstur Sigurdsson and im from Reykjavik Iceland and lived here all my life.
im borned 1975
I have one Daugter 21 year old
im Married to my lovely wife Anna Mae since January 2017

I first meet the COG/GCE Members at the GCE Rally 2016 when i had a last minuite decition to go to Italy to ride with them.
I saw this Event on the internet and said to my self , i just have to be there !! And contacted Mika and Hans even if registration was closed , luckily they welcomed me to come and ride with them in the alps , only thing i had to do was to book hotels by my self since everything was planned already , i managed that and sent my bike GTR1400 from Reykjavik to Rotterdam and ride over to Italy To meet the group ,propably one best decition i ever made , because i had such a great time with that group of people and really great ride in the Alps, all the Twisties OMG ,something we dont have here in Iceland  :)

I have been riding since i was 14 years old and had all kind of bikes , motocross ,enduro, street ,touring, racers etc.
I have propably ride all asphalt roads here in Iceland wich  is not very big , road nr 1 around Iceland is about 1400 km , in that case i decited to cell my GTR1400 one greatest bikes i ever had , but wanted more opportunitys so went over to dual sport bike and bougt new KTM 1290 Super adventure last year that gives me more opportunitys to explore also gravel roads and the Highland here in Iceland .

Hope to have a ride of a lifetime !
Hope all the best and cross my fingers !
Vote for Throstur  :))

Best Regards from Iceland
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Re: 2018 OtP XVI Is On!!!
« Reply #49 on: February 13, 2018, 01:55:21 am »
COG Nation,

Don't waste your vote on Ted.


Vote for someone from Europe who could really use the trip to the USA!!!


ofcourse :D
Throstur Sigurdsson