Sunday, 29 May 2011


Gill & I were invited to the Garage Maniacs BBQ so on Saturday we took the road direction Hank .Mr Stormtrooper finally got his license plate and came to pic up his sportster for here maiden voyage .
Oli took the exit and Gill & I where making good progress untill a few mills before the bother of Holland that I noticed a black BMW with red & blue lights and siriens next to us and making signals that we had to go to the side of the road.
Officer Deuce and Captian Bag got out of the car which resulted in the following conversation.
O.D: Papers please:
Me: Sorry officer forgot them home.
O.D: So how do I know the bike is not stolen?
Me : It is not officer,
O.D: where is your front brake?
Me: Don't have one.
O.D: where is you rear view mirror
Me: Don't have one.
O.D: where are your turn signals
Me: Don't have any
O.D: where is your speedo meter
Me: Don't have one
O.D: you're front light is of a bicycle and is it working by the way.
Me :yes it is, watch, oeps sorry it just broke
O.D: I will write a ticket and you can not drive that bike any further.
Then he gave me a lecture on the % of breaking power of the front and rear brake.
And how irresponsible we where ride bikes like ours.
Me: Ok I will call my girlfriend to come and pic us up.
Meanwhile the same conversation takes place between Gill and Captian Bag.
We also had to take a breathalyzer test both of us where Save.
After getting the ticket Officer Duece and Captian bag left us there on the side of the road.
We waited for Aline arrived with the van, the 2 bikes went in we drove across the border into Holland took the first exit, took out the 2 bikes thanked the girlfriend for smuggling us over the border and on our way we where.
We made it to Hank without any other further problems.Met a lot of new friends and old ones.
On the way back once in Belgium we stayed clear of the highway to make sure we wouldn't be greeted by those 2 coppers and have our bikes confiscated.
This whole thing resulted in me having a paranoia everytime I see a black BMW
Thanks to the Garage Maniacs for inviting us and to Aline for coming to pic us up.
Olie's Sporty

Gill & I
Ready for the ride out

It took us to a local harley Club fest
Shovel Chopper of the host Eric


Gill with a new gastank on the sporty
Nice Trump Chopper

Frank's Pan
Full Dresser

Another nice Trump Chopper
The owner of the Trump
Knuckle Power

Smoke out
Rene's Iron

Gill & I
Camp fire

Sik : always fun to kick start a bike while 20 people are watching
Breaking the Law


  1. Strange, we always worry about that sort of thing happening in Holland and that when we cross the border into Belgium everything will be okay! Ah well.
    And why is it always Rinus having a tattoo in someones back garden shed?
    Cool stuff. See you around.

  2. I left the highway when Gill and Keith went further.
    And what happend 5 minutes after that ?
    The cops also made me stop cause the bike was making to much noise .
    I have to go to the cops in 3 weeks to show that the noise is under 93Db
    fucking weekend

  3. Hey guy,s i can,t believe you got pulled in your own back yard , i would have thought comeing into germany for the rummblers do!all you can do is take it sport wise.Looked like yer had a great time any way don,t let the bastards get you down,you have the right spirit.Let,s see what the season still brings all good i reacon)):

  4. l'aventure, toujours l'aventure.
    it was a good ride bro.

  5. thanx for the fisit guy,s !!
    see you in bottrop !!

  6. Pleased to meet you, K & G...
    Great cop-story and I like your bikes.
    Will you be there next time?
    Greetz, Stef. (the long-haired, "old-skool T-shirt" guy)

  7. Cool pics
    Was great to meet you guys!