Andre was in the Dutch army in 1976. He learned riding on this Triumph and became a motorcycle courier. After a year he was promoted for his skills and above all "for keep his bike riding in all circumstances and with al kinds of stuff". He repaired his bike with wood and rope. He even took of the paint of his rims. (For the chrome). Not a good idea for an armybike they said..., but still the real chopperspirit.
Michel built this ironhead sporty, beside his other chop and his Buell. He is a walking encyclopedia about choppers and all the stuff beside it. Love talking and drinking with the man, his most used word (in English) is "Vintage", with a fat French accent! The man is living, breathing and eating choppers. Choppers for life!
Jean-Luc has a very nice bar at the lakeside. Rendez-Vous des Pecheurs. In the wintertime he is a ski-instructeur in the Alps, but now he's open again for the season, thank God... We went there for a beer and had a very nice ride, warm and sunny.
Today we had a very nice and sunny day. We went to Chalon and met our friend Michel (a.k.a. Cerise). Theo and Arie met him for the first time and that was not to bad they say... Cerise treated us on a kebab and we gave him a Rogues support T. After that we went to Alain Battistella's shop for a visit (and for a fuckin repair on my wife's bike) The sissybar broke so we had to weld it again, no problem for Alain. Theo and Arie bought themselves a nice t-shirt and after a beer we left Alain. As i said, good times. So sorry Daan... not. ;-)