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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:30 pm
by Dominik Kowalski
hey! Yes there is. You can take the S-bahn 18 from hürth to cologne central station, and than the DB to the airport. from hürth to HBF will take you about 20 minutes, and to the airport from there about 10 to 15 minutes...

See ya!

HO HO HO ...

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:31 pm
by Sven Lippert
okay folks just an update from germans capital BERLIN

TEAM A confirmed the race. our highspeed highway rocker number one is complete and on the A 2 on friday direction cologne/d`dorf

Martin "RoadcaptainKongo" boehmfeldt
Starsky "knock him out to shut up" kleinhans
peter "better hide your sticker collections" jachmann
sven "all the gear but no idea" lippert

... maybe a second car is packed ... but we dont know anything so far from this special trainings group .... i think its kind of surprise mates !!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:49 am
by Carsten Pingel
BERLIN is in the house ! :-)

Peter is back!

All I can say, a 3m ramp looks way higher in real than on the drawing ! :-)

Steve is building that "beast" ! :-)

Better bring your oxygen mask!

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:51 am
by Donald Campbell
we are at 46 entires right now
the ramps are all fast!!!!!!!!!
the courses are fast and demanding too
thanks to the lots of help from the g.o.g. crew!!!!!!!!!!!
the schwagpile is growing
shirts look bitchin

anybody who didn't register yet can either do this at the race or use ncdsa's contest calendar.
thanks a lot for your help

Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:23 pm
by Donald Campbell
in the hopefully unlikely case of rain we rented an indoor facility with concrete surface for the race.
this facility is located in cologne hürth
detailed information will follow shortly.
this is a "just in case" backup for the race and eventual rain!!!!!!!

Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:29 pm
by Flavio Badenes

Well I am ready!

Race locations

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:43 pm
by Sam Gordon
Any pics and adresses of the race location gents?
Need to find out where the nearest toilets are.

This seems to be the location of Race 1: Click here

And this for Race 2: Click here

I'm certainly doing the driving thang, but might have to navigate also.

"No, the OTHER left, IDIOT!"

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:39 pm
by Donald Campbell
type salierstr.
the point where salierstr. meets the kasier-wilhelm-ring is where the race is located

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:58 am
by Carsten Pingel
the "rainlocation" is not in Köln Hürth!!!!!!

It's the Girlitzweg near Köln-Bickendorf!

Race 1

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:38 am
by Sam Gordon

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:36 am
by Cyril Schardijn
And is there a place nearby to park the car?

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:45 am
by Donald Campbell
parking cars happens along the streets to the race
weekends it is safe to park there too so no hassle by cops etc.

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:05 pm
by Donald Campbell
coming from düsseldorf:
take the a57 from krefeld to köln
köln/nord exit to the a1 heading koblenz
exit hürth,right turn at the traffic lights
after approx 1km you will see an industry complex to the left,enter the street heading into that complex,driving through that complex for approx 2kms you will notice the street going uphill a bit,you will also pass and old transport band built right a bove the street,after that band it's only 200m and the street opens up a bitheading into a right hand that curve make a left and you are there.
you can always reach me:00491775141438 if you face any problems going there.
if you want a clearer vsion of the map shown here go to:map
type in as target:köln,otto-maigler-see.

Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:18 am
by Paul Price
Hello Sailors,

I am driving over via the Dover Dunkerque ferry and hope to be there by Saturday :-)

Thanks for the maps - very useful indeed. cheers

Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:52 pm
by Pierre Hazera
I 'm looking for a cheap hostel other than rethel73
I haven't cigars
I've only beer and wine
and my skateboard

Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:26 pm
by silvio endrizzi
Anyone interested in training Friday afternoon in Dusseldorf?

Click here

Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:19 am
by Donald Campbell
when you follow silvios map there is a cheap youth hostel right at the rheinkniebrücke
rates are from 24 per night

Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:19 am
by Donald Campbell
silvio you might catch me there that day

pic up?

Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:08 am
by Pelle Gustafsson
i arrival att dusseldorf airport 20.10 is it possigle to get lift whith some one to the hotel?
Hotel Hanseat


Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:30 pm
by Antonio Saluena
I'll be at the hotel around six. Is anything planned for friday evening?
I'd like to meet up with everybody!
My phone: +46 70 415 80 00

Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:44 pm
by Dominik Kowalski
attention all frenchies and everybody else who's spending the night at my place....

Bring sleeping bags with you and something you might wanna use underneath you....

see ya!


Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:10 pm
by Pelle Gustafsson
me and antonio need a ride to the competition day 2 if some body can help us out???

Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:31 pm
by HUYNH BACH SAC Frédéric

See you all saturday !


Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:32 pm
by silvio endrizzi
Flavio --> I will be in motel-one Saturday night!
Donald --> Friday from 15:00 more o less!
Pierre --> Friday night I will try to get a room in the youth hostel right at the rheinkniebrücke : Click here




Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:55 pm
by Pelle Gustafsson
how do i get from airport to the hotel? Train buss? to hotel hanset Please answer FAST!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:39 am
by Donald Campbell

taxi or you take a tram/bus to the hauptbahnhof in düsseldorf
from there you go underground take the u76 towards krefeld and leave the tram at belsenplatz.
if you are having severe problems in transportation here's my cell phone#

Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:42 am
by Pelle Gustafsson
Thanx you're always kind!

Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:42 am
by Donald Campbell
when you take the u76 to belsenplatz here's a quick info where to get out
first part of the ride is underground,then you pass the rhine.right after the bridge 3rd stop is belsenplatz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
once you are in the hotel and you want to drink someting or eat a bit outside enter any tram going back to the direction you came from,across the bridge again,first stop right after brige the altstadt is on the right hand side.
all you want is there booze,food,women
the area where your hotel is located is called "oberkassel".
if you don't want to go to the altstadt ask for "barbarossaplatz" 5 min footwalk from where you are.just walk up the street your tram took and when you see an open area that bis the barbarossaplatz,right hand side is where the pubs are, very nice and cozy good beer rich people
oberkassel is very "high nosed" to say so.


Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:30 pm
by Marcus Seyffarth
A fun, nice, well organized race with lots of racers and close races, thats what they tell me. Dominik dominates amongst the pros and Antonio håller fortet in the Ams som vi säger.

Check out the results at

The GS rained out, lucky for those who didn't like the monster ramp...

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:27 pm
by Robert Gaisek
Great job, Antonio! And Pelle too!

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:46 pm
by Dominik Kowalski
How can somebody don't like this?


we getting back to this one ;)

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:51 pm
by Robert Gaisek
This one is better!

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:45 pm
by Ulf Haag
robert gaisek wrote:Image
This one is better!
LOL, That's the way we like it ;-)

reslts and triple DOMination

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:07 pm
by Donald Campbell
first off the results:

DOMinik rules all 3 events
pavel puts on a good show
we had a very nice event even though the gs got rained out

i want to thank especially the <g.<o.<g. crew for all the hard work and love they put into this contest,without naming the persons involved i think everybody knows that i am fully aware of the huge amount of time and labour this good and able crew invested into this race.
thnaks to carhartt and vans for sponsoring the event
thanks to all the nice folks i was able to meet,talk to,hang out with during those short and very exhausting 2 days,
antonio and pelle the british fun crew,the parisisans,the latvian ambassadors,flavour flavio and the superb dutch gang,all the germans that came,the bewbies who put on a good show too.
did i forget to mention anybody?
i hope not

thank you again-all of you-for your support
the beast ramp is sleeping and waiting for good weather.
that thing is too cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
see you next year again for a BIG version of the race with sponsormoney and a gigantic gs track also in düsseldorf

thanks also to marcus seyffarth for his excellent programming work and his patience with me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:21 pm
by Patrick Allan
first of all, a huge thanks to everybody!

it was a fun event

it was great to see everybody again and meet some new faces...

however, not willing to criticise in any way the work that was done by the people organising the race, some things were not right...

here are a few things that come to mind

- no ranking for the girls, who, at the end of the day, were completely left out...
- only one race went all the way to the finals
- no prize money (?)
- sizes of the t shirts for the race
- no matter how many of them you have, a shitload of key chains and stickers is not cool schwag...

other than that there were some very positive things as well, the organisation of the race went very smoothly, the evening at the pool with bbq was awesome, and the indoor factory turned out to be very handy...

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:45 am
by Cat Young
There are many times we girls don't get ranked in the women's division.
So what.......

There just aren't enough of us racing. I love racing with the men, it makes
me push harder.

20 Euros to race.... that's nothing!
That barely covers the t-shirt and the printing of the t-shirt.

I'm sure the profits for the GOG's were ZERO.
If you had fun, that's all that counts.


Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:22 am
by Antonio Saluena
Great Race! Thanx a lot to Donald and the GOG crew! We had a great time and will try to bring more Swedes next time!
I think Pelle liked it so much he stayed there!
Big hugs to all!

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:40 am
by Donald Campbell
hello patrick
a detailed explanation regarding your criticism follows here:
- no ranking for the girls, who, at the end of the day, were completely left out...

we only had 3 girls i spoke to kathrin and ella about it,they love to communicate with me-they were fine racing the mens am division.i remember giving the exact placings of the girls to an interested frenchman promptly at the race during the competition

- only one race went all the way to the finals
the hybrid went to the finals
the straight was a 2 run best time event and the results are ok,that has been communicated about with the involved racers too-we had no complaints at the race and i was open to suggestions also.i know there was one guy who was only doing nose manuals across the race track the whole day,he even got shit from dom for doing that constantly,who was that guy disturbing the race hmmmm what was his name hmm?

- no prize money (?)
entry fee was 20 euros am and 30 euros pros
some people did not have to pay due to the labour involved especially in the preparation time before the race.and yes,there was labour involved.
i remember especially steve hinzen spending roughly 20 hours of work for the rsmps to be built,accompanied by dom,homer,frank
unpaid work by the way
i ended up paying 430 euros all in all for material,timing equipment,spare parts
100 euros went to the guy that gave us the place for sunday
the soft drinks and alco pops were free sponsoring again 10 boxes with 18 bottles per unti got wasted
bbq was 200 euros
i took 50 euros for gas
oh yes i kept the rest of the money
i also didn't get paid for printing the shirts we gave away for free during the race.

- sizes of the t shirts for the race

i remember sandrine complaining that her samll sized shirt was too big for her,she said that this must be a medium?
well i didn't print any girlies yep anyway it was for free and i didn't have to do that anyway
besides that this was the only complaint i heard about the FREE t-shirts

- no matter how many of them you have, a shitload of key chains and stickers is not cool schwag...

i gave away prizes for roughly 3000 euros retail value
the top 5 of each divison got prizes such as hoodies,pants,shoes,jackets
i am terribly sorry that this didn't seem to be enough of value for some
with the remainder of the stuff(there were also a lot of keychains,t-shirts and even some more expensive stuff) i decided to thow it into the crowd.
nothing stayed on the table it was empty
even the "cheap" keychains made it into some pockets and bags.

bottom line is:
next race higher starting fees if a realistic amount of prize money is desired
i want to mention that DOM being the overall winner with 3 first places understood the situation and was totally cool with it!!!!!!!!!!! nobody else complained either.
i am not willing to pay out of my own wallet for this.
nobody paid me or any of the gog crew for all the labour involved.

we leave this race with a good feeling and i also want to tell you patrick that i am not bummed by your critcism.
i gave you a look at the the other side,make whatever you want out of it.

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:16 am
by silvio endrizzi
Hey Don, thanks again for the fantastic weekend !!! ... I had a lot of fun !!! ... happy faces ... nice people ... and fortunately we skipped the mega-ramp (f##k`^g scaring)!!

.... by the way I forgot to pick up the T-Shirt ;-) ...

maybe for the next time less T-shirts and more money for the Pro!!

Ciao bello

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:30 am
by Sven Lippert
... money money money .... its gonna make the world go around !!!!!

i just wanna give A BIG THANKS in the name of the BERLIN CREW !!!!! cool 20 euros ... races, bowl skating, bbq and beers for free (and i had enough to got tanked) ....t shirt for free .... stickers and key chains (my kids at home were happy and are already wearing them) ... hahahaha !!! special thanks again to DOM for a FREE PLACE to sleep (if you ever come to berlin, let us know ... we will take care of you, so you wont get lost here in this big city)

i mean, as i understood the main intention of all the GOG RACES so far, it was meant to be fun and meeting people.

did some of guys gave a donation for skating the bowl ???? ... aaahhh sory i know you forgot

cheers from berlin

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:08 am
by silvio endrizzi
Sven Lippert wrote: did some of guys gave a donation for skating the bowl ????
Sorry I've forgot!


Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:13 am
by Pelle Gustafsson
STILL IN GERMANY.......AND THANX every one for this fantastic race

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:21 am
by HUYNH BACH SAC Frédéric
A HUGE THANK to Donald and OG G.O.G Crew to have welcome us one more time ( 5 or 6 times ?! ).
This time we were almost 10 frenchies to have made the trip, sometimes 10 hours driving for some of us...
As usual we had a LOT of fun, hanging up with friends from Germany, Latvia, England, Sweden, the Netherlands, and racing.

Saturday races were awesome ( except a big crash on my ass, thanks god after the finish line... ) perfect weather, nice location !

I wish we could run the GS on the mega ramp sunday, but you can't control weather... anyway, I'll come back just for the ramp !

I can understand that Sandrine was a little bit disapointed, she trainned hard, she's very competitive but I also explained her that she ( and the other girls ) was better than a lot of guys and it's a good way to compare, 3 girls is maybe not enough for a specific category ?!

For most of us we had a very POSITIVE feeling when we left Germany and it's the most important.

See you soon in Paris and/or Hannover for the others !!!

Don you know you have a place to stay in Paris.

One last thing : The P-Camber, the Wadsten and Dom's models are AMAZING...
GS intelliflex too... Don, we need to talk !


Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:59 am
by Guillaume Saint-Criq
Once again , thank you Donald and all the crew for this 2 days racing and having fun.
It so nice to start 2008 season, seing all of you and meeting new people smiling and sharing skateboard love.

Saturday was a sunny day with a nice spot and fast races. It was also perfect that we can skate on sunday despite of the rain.

I can understand both looks from Pat -I also think girls, and maybe junior, should be awarded everytime- and Don - the list of positive points is way longer-... maybe a consolidated view will give us all the better (GOG) race ever.

I will for sure be there for the next one, trying to roll down this scarrying beast :D

Thank you all again and hope to see you all in Paris

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:35 pm
by HUYNH BACH SAC Frédéric
My album... ... il%202008/

I like those two pics : Dom saturday morning / Dom sunday afternoon : What happened ?


Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:52 pm
by Michel Dupont
$$$ Million $$$ thanks Donald and the GOG crew for our first race in Germany.

Lots of fun and cool to start the new season. Great racing with Antonio, Gustavs and all the others.

Sorry we missed THE MONSTER ramp, but maybe that was just as well, at least we got back home in one peace.

Special thanks for finding an indoor option, gave me a chance to grab at least one 1st place, even if it was just for fun.

Michel and Christopher

PS When you have time could you put up the PRO results for sunday and the final results for AMs saturday special.

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:23 pm
by Flavio Badenes
Don, thanks a LOT.

I had a great time and I am sure I am also speaking for all the Dutch crew.

The contest was very well organized. Flawless. It went on even through the Sunday rain.
Congratulations on that.

I would also want to add that Dominik not only ruled on the slalom but together with this young kid, whose name I don't know, dominated the pool session. And as if that was not enough he also displayed a variety of flips and ollies on the flat terrain of the warehouse we were where on Sunday. All around skateboarder. I hadn't seen one in a long time. Very good DoM.

I do hope to see you guys soon again and I am looking foward to rolling down on the monster's neck!!!!!


Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:45 pm
by Bart Brunninkhuis
flavio is indeed speaking for the dutch crew.. everybody had a great time. :)
a big thanks to everybody involved! don & the rest for the contest, dom for a place to sleep and the hat, patrick & the berlin guys & the rest for the fun, michel dupont for the nice freestyle session and ehm.. the rest again for everything.

it was a bummer we couldn't use the three meter ramp, but i'm excited about next years contest.. or will the ramp be four meters high by then?

see you soon!!

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:24 pm
by Rob Ashby
Thank you Donald and Crew for an excellent weekend. My first competition in Europe for about 20 years proved a very useful experience not to mention educational experience. I am very envious of the facilities at your disposal! It was great seeing the factory and the construction process first hand. The pool is awesome as was the skating taking place.
It was a shame the GS was rained off, I was looking forward to the ramp - honest!
Your contingency plans for bad weather paid off and ensured that show went on and that we could all race another day while at the same time confusing a lot of very monged/wasted “creatures of the night”!

Thank you also to Heiko for the trip to your shop, I could have stayed there all day, so much to look at and drool over – a first class establishment!

Dom/Donald – sorry for treading on the tape switch virtually each time I ran up the ramp on Saturday!

Pelle, Antonio, great to see you guys again and in warmer conditions than Cadwell!
I hope you are no longer living at Dusseldorf Airport Pelle – but then that’s what happens when you give Sam the finger!

Thanks again everyone for a great weekend and I look forward to coming back to scale that ramp!

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:12 pm
by Cyril Schardijn
And as one of the Dutch crew I want to thank you also.
My first competition learned me some important lessons but the most important one is that is fun to compete. Here some pictures I would like to share with you.
If you're in it PM me for a high resolution copy.
The Fastest Old Man