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Morfyboy
04-27-2016, 04:13 PM
OTHG ON TOUR - 2016.

This is the hotel website for those interested.

Click >> THE OCEAN (http://www.newoceanshotel.com/)

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This is a picture of Blackpool Tower and the pier. This will hold a very special place in the hearts of all the Team OTHG guys that attended our first trip. The first of many we all hope, and have even stated this.
Yes. It was truly a memorable occasion.

One image that will stick in our minds I think, and tbh, is genius, was done by Gerbs.. This is a great photo. We had some great weather over our weekend in the NW UK.. This photo shows how nice it was..

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Below are more links to view photos of our trip. Through these links, you can view the pictures directly, and save them if you want.

Here is a forum link to the OTHG Gallery, and of all pictures posted from all the gang that took photos..
OTHG BLACKPOOL TOUR. (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1441134-OTHG-on-tour-photos-Blackpool-meet-up-22nd-25th-April-2016)

Here is the DropBox link for all the photos I have.
OTHG BLACKPOOL TOUR. (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fol2yqna2g05qcz/AABgafIruUqWxFElknOyhm9ha?dl=0)

More pics here:-
OTHG BLACKPOOL TOUR (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1568187-Everything-on-My-Camera-Roll-from-Blackpool-2016-))

There were so many highlights on this first get together. In fact, I would say the whole trip was one huge highlight. I can probably speak for everyone who went and say the same. In planning the trip, there were definitely some nerves between us all. After spending 4+ years talking to each other in Parties through our consoles, on Twitter, on Facebook, and even a phone call or other media sites, that very first face to face meet, greet followed by a hug, was that of the upmost respect. We all just clicked straight away. And as the cliché goes, "It's like we've always known each other"

I think if there were any regrets, the only one would be that it wasn't a FULL gang turn out.. I'm sure that this trip is just the start of many to come.

We did try to get a full turn out photo, but getting nearly 20 old people together, sitting still seemed more difficult than first thought. :D
So, here are 2 photos, but see if you can spot the difference...

OTHG.

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Above.
Back row left to right is :-

Deano - Blaze - Ozy b - Mo - Camster - K2nPH - Shakey

Front row left to right is :-

Morfy - Booped - Gerble - Rudemod - JetArtois

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OTHG.

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Above
Back row left to right is :-

Blaze - Nova - Deano,(sat on nova) - Ozy b - Mo - Rudemod - k2nPH - JetArtois - Shakey - booped

In front sat down is :-

Morfy & Gerble.

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A little insight...


The weekend was the planned trip. It was pre-planned only a few months early, so to get everyone there was never going to be easy with life/work commitments etc. The perfect example of this is that a A few of the gang travelled from Scotland, with One coming over from Ireland and a few guys travelling up from the very south of the UK. This in itself shows the dedication and friendships built up through playing Trials, and the absolute respect we all show for each other.

The OTHG (Over The Hill Gang) was the idea of big bow, or the Bossman as we like to say. It was started way back in June of 2012 and is a place for riders of the age 30 and over. At first, and putting our time into Trials Evolution, there were only a handful of members, and was just through playing on Xbox 360 only.. The now popular HLCs that everybody gets the chance to take part in, and now that Trials is available on all consoles, can be played through the Trials Fusion dashboard. This is also down to the fact that all user generated tracks are cross platform, and RedLynx showing their support for this.

The 'HLCs' ( Hot Lap Challenge) have pretty much stayed the same since day one.

The basic premise of the 'Hot Lap Challenge' was to run 4-5 tracks, rated easy to hard, for the gang to have fun and friendly leaderboard rivalries. The reason for them being rated this way is to not exclude any member from being able to take part, as we all have our own skill set within Trials. We do have an 'optional' choice for an extreme track though, which is good for the better riders amongst us. Every member is encouraged to take part in choosing the HLCs on a weekly basis, so as to keep the gang actively running Trials custom tracks, and to show our appreciation to the talent of builders out there that spend hours in the editor. It has been the case over the years too, but more recently, that specific builders have built tracks especially with the OTHG in mind.. Hence people will often find Easter eggs within custom tracks of the OTHG tag.. Let this be known that when builders do this, it is very much appreciated by all of us, and it's great to see..
We even went as far as starting a 7B1T tag.. This is purely due to the leaderboards not having individual bike leaderboards, so we come up with the idea to make the same tack for each bike.. The 7B1T tag stands for ' 7 Bike, 1 Track'. It's that simple, but I think it's genius at the same time. Again, builders have offered to build these tracks for the gang to run. And again, it is very much appreciated by all. So, a HUGE Thankyou to everyone that has done this over the years.
An original Gang member Rudemod69, will occasional set up his own OTHG Extreme Tournaments.. All in the name of fun of course. This is a nice addition to the HLCs, and gets a lot of gang members, and various Community members alike, to join in and have some fun, fails and definitely some TrashTalking shenanigans. LoL. :D
Believe me when I say, 'The fun is in the fails'.
Just another example of what we do.

Within the gang are many talented builders. Not only this but we do have a handful of some of the best riders too. We also run an XB1 Team account to build on, as well as stream from time to time. Individual members run their own streams also, and have their own YouTube channels full of excellent content. With Trials being available on all consoles now, we have in game OTHG Teams actively running and chasing the Leaderboards.
We all share our love for Trials, that's for sure. Without it, we would not have started the OTHG or even become good friends.

We are celebrating our 4th year anniversary in June of this year, too. This is a huge milestone for us as a group. Like with any games that have teams and dedicated communities, this in itself is a such a amazing thing to have lasted nearly 4 years, and still going strong.
We are here to stay. :)

Interested in becoming a member? Want to know how? Are you age 30+ And are actively playing Trials and visit the forums?
Well, look no further. Click the link below..

Click >> JOIN THE OTHG HERE. (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1304530-Looking-to-join-the-OTHG-(-please-read-))

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BlackPool Tour.. Continued.


So, what did we get up to in Blackpool?


Below - A great group photo near the beach.

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Above.
From left to right is :-

Ozy b - Jedi - deano - Gerble - Rudemod - Morfy - blaze - Booped - Shakey

Kneeling down :-

LiL Mo.

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Below - A few of the Friday crew, chilling outside, on the hotel front.

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Above.
From left to right is :-

Shakey - Jedi - Deano - blaze - Camster - Rudemod - Nova - Booped.


Well, Friday was pretty much the day of travelling for the majority of the gang. With each of us arriving at various times throughout Friday and even a couple didn't come until Saturday, there wasn't anything set in stone for Friday.. It was really just a meet and greet day really, but didn't stop us from hitting the hotel bar.. This actually turned out to be the place we more or less stayed throughout the weekend. It had everything we needed.

~ A Bar.
~ Beer.
~Pool Table.
~ Music.
~ A punch bag machine. :D
~ And, a TV for our XB1.

Yep, it had EVERYTHING we needed.

Plenty of moments in the bar.

Below - Random Bar pics.

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Below - Hoodies Galore..

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I can safely say that The Ocean Hotel was ideal for us as a group. It was definitely a brilliant choice for our first meet up. When we do this again, this place will certainly be at the top of the list to revisit.. We hope to make this a regular thing now, and more so that in future meet ups, there will be more guys available to turn up..


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Saturday..

After a good nights sleep, and in bed by a reasonable hour the night before, our breakfast time was from 8a.m until 9:30a.m. I'm always an early riser, so I give a tap on the door of the room of Rude, Blaze and Jedi as a wake up call.. Shakey was my room mate, so he was up too. We would bump into Ozy on the way down th corridor, with Gerble and his wife, ( lil Mo ), would also join us.

There was no way I was travelling to Blackpool to spend my mornings in bed.. *cough* Unlike half a dozen others did that I won't mention *cough* :)


Below - 'The BreakFast Club'.

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Above. Ozy - Rude - Morfy.

It's actually the only photo we got of us at the breakfast table.. Selfies is a young persons thing though right? Especially photos of food, and plates.. :p


Anyway, after a nice English breakfast, we would take a stroll down to the sea edge, to breath in the crisp, and fresh sea air coming from Morcambe Bay. The Saturday was an absolutely glorious day weather wise..

Below - Chilling!

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Above. Shakey - Rudemod - Ozy b



After a hearty breakfast, a few pots of tea, and chilled until a few more got out of bed and ready, we decided to have a wonder up the Promenade, and into the town centre of Blackpool. This was the perfect opportunity for those of us with kids, to get some of the infamous Blackpool rock.. You can't visit Blackpool without going home with some sort of sugar dummies, candy sticks and rock. It's also known for selling silly hats, or even bandanas. :p
It was such a beautiful day on the Saturday too.
The sort of weather that makes you forget to pack yourself any jeans, joggers or tracksuit bottoms. LoL. Right Gerble? :)

Below - Geezers Looking cool?

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Above - Gerble - Rudemod - Morfy - Booped - Ozy b


After a few hours shopping, we headed back to the hotel, or 'ClubHouse' in readiness for K2nPH (Phil) & JetArtois (Jase) to arrive.. We switched on the XboxOne, played some Trails and Track Mania, enjoyed plenty of laughs, and shot some pool while we had many a conversation about all sorts of things.
This turned out to be our typical weekend activity.
Once the 2 guys arrived and settled in, it's was party time. We did however encounter a situation. On Friday night, we drunk the bar dry. All the beer on tap was empty. :D
Luckily, the hotel sorted out an impromptu delivery, and got the taps flowing again. Pretty good job really, because there is nothing worse than a cranky old git, never mind 18 of them..
Saturday was a quality time. Plenty more fun, fails and shenanigans. The punch ball machine was a highlight too. Ozy B owned us all on that machine. We now know what the b stands for in his Ozy b Gamertag.. I'm going to go with 'Brutus'. :)

Check out this link for pics and videos taken.. This link also posted at the very top of this page along with a thread link full of photos too.

Click >>> OTHG BLACKPOOL TOUR. (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fol2yqna2g05qcz/AABgafIruUqWxFElknOyhm9ha?dl=0)

Below - The Gathering.

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Above - The guys just catching up.. Enjoying a beverage or two.

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Below - Taste Test. LoL

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Above - Left to Right is

Shakey, Booped Deano, a tongue and blaze.

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Below - The Pool Table.

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Above - Friendly Rivalries and Banter..

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Below - Shady Discussions perhaps.

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Above - JetArtois and Rudemod.

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It wasn't long before an alcohol fuelled few decided to 'give it large' on the karaoke. It was great to see people get involved and let their hair down to enjoy themselves.

Here you can see why Briatin has got talent, with their X Factor singing. :D

Below - Stepping up to the Mic'

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Above - JetArtois (Jase)

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Below - DERRROOOOO!

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Above - Morfy.

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Below - Duet.

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Above - Gerbs and little Mo.


We had an absolute blast on the Saturday night. As we did on the Friday. All us OTHG guys in one place, chilling, drinking, playing pool, singing, and to top it off, we played Track Mania Turbo until the early hours. It was just like a night partying up on our consoles, but with the exception that we were actually all there. In the flesh, and in the moment..
It was a 'Making Memories' time. :)

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Sunday...



Sunday pretty much started the same as any other morning.. A few were down for breakfast, a few weren't. LoL. But hey, we are on holiday right?
The weather took a turn for the worse today, and was a bit grey, raining and windy. That's the U.K. For you though. It didn't dampen our spirits though. Although I was jumping on my train home for 3p.m. we still decided to head on up to the town centre again, to get all the gifts for family.. After the majority got up, had a nice pot of tea, and down to the beach for a 'medicinal' stroll, we wandered into town.


Below - Planning the day ahead


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We had a proper laugh in Blackpool town today.. Especially now we had Jase with us. I think all the guys will agree that he's like that son that's never got out of the habits of his 'Terrible Twos'. LOL :D
JetArtois, you are such a funny guy mate.. It definitely brightened up an otherwise dull day.


Below - Blackpool Tower, and Team OTHG.

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Above - K2's Finger - Jedi - Shakey - Morfy - Rude - JetArtois

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Below - Arcade fun.

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Above - Just one of the many photos taken.

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Below - HOODIE OF AWESOME!

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Above - Shakey Sporting an OTHG Team Hoodie. :)

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We couldn't go to Blackpool without hitting the arcades.. It is well known for arcades along the Promenade.. You can find all the pictures we took in the links provided in this thread at the top of the O.P. Click on the bold red links.

Also, if you Want to know more about the Tower? Here's a link below with all the facts.

Click >>> BlackPool Tower Wikipedia (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackpool_Tower)


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Summary

This was the first trip of many to come. That is the plan anyway. A few of the guys didn't leave until the Monday. I left on Sunady afternoon, and with K2 & Jase leaving on the Sunday night, that was the meet up over for most of us.. It truly was an amazing experience meeting such awesome people, and great friends.. As a group, we don't take ourselves serious at all. We like to have a good laugh, act stupid, which is a given for plenty of us, and generally have a blast.. It was Trials that brought us together as friends. That is a fact. I'm sure that it has done the same for many others too, and most probably, through different games. This just proves that gaming is a great hobby, and passion to share. I personally think that you get the best from gaming through sharing the experience. Well, we certainly have done that in abundance this last four years especially..

I just want to say that when we do arrange another trip, and if anyone who is interested in coming along, then don't be shy.. Feel free to join in. Share the experience and all that..
Team OTHG will always be around. We are just a bunch of Old Gits, having fun..

Making Memories. ;)

Here's the last photo I'm going to post.. Be sure to check out the links containing all the photos, and a few funny vids too.

Peace guys. Morfy.

Until next time....


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Morfyboy
04-27-2016, 04:15 PM
Comment away.. :)

Rudemod 69
05-14-2016, 04:07 PM
Spot on write up, Morf.

Had a great time meeting everyone. So many laughs and good times. Did the moron with the beard spoil it? ....Not on your nelly. See you all next year.

OTHG4

Ozy Be
05-16-2016, 11:12 AM
:) Awesome Morfy, you nailed it bro, Cheers mate,
Yea was a great weekend gang,
An absolute pleasure to meet and hang out with you all
really hope we can do it again soon :D

Thanks to everyone for the pics n vids :)

Jet playin a dangerous game lol

https://youtu.be/Uh2zWXYwjMU
I just noticed I went on 1, holy shizzle :eek:
If that was suppose to be a 321 Go sorta deal it would have been fairly messy haha,

Great stuff gang, treasured memories :)

booped
05-23-2016, 07:24 AM
Nice write up morfy, was fun to meet all :D

NovaDarkStorm
05-23-2016, 01:47 PM
Haha that is epic.

Morfy as I said on the phone mate, awesome catch up and awesome write up, we are gonna do this again no doubt!

Will sort something out later this year and put some names down. :D

Morfyboy
05-25-2016, 10:14 AM
:) Awesome Morfy, you nailed it bro, Cheers mate,
Yea was a great weekend gang,
An absolute pleasure to meet and hang out with you all
really hope we can do it again soon :D

Great stuff gang, treasured memories :)

And a huge Kudos for travelling so far Ozy.. Or should I say BRUTUS!



Spot on write up, Morf.

Had a great time meeting everyone. So many laughs and good times. Did the moron with the beard spoil it? ....Not on your nelly. See you all next year.

OTHG4

Cheers Rude. It certainly was a blast bud. :)


Nice write up morfy, was fun to meet all :D

Cheers B. Your first words meeting us were classic mate.. ;)


Haha that is epic.

Morfy as I said on the phone mate, awesome catch up and awesome write up, we are gonna do this again no doubt!

Will sort something out later this year and put some names down. :D

Yep. Sure thing dude..

GanajaD
06-24-2016, 04:07 PM
this is so awesome! :)

Morfyboy
06-29-2016, 10:31 AM
this is so awesome! :)

It was an absolute blast mate.. I'm sure all the guys will agree., :)

bigbow62
03-28-2019, 06:43 PM
It's been a true pleasure mates....you guys are the best !❤

....& that guy who though up the HLC'S, 7BIKE/1TRACK CHALLENGE &

various other OTHG goodies is a pure genius 😉 😂😃😅 Ok it's a bit over the

top,.but damn I've put in the time & my heart into this great group " Family"

and hey..... 7 YEARS THIS JUNE ( only a few months ) It's been a wild ride

OTHG'STERS & I THANK YOU ALL FROM MY HEART ❤💙💜💛❤💛💜💙❤