22 november 2006 -

Leipzig (CNN)- Glashalle Neue Messe Leipzig (Stand-Nr.: GL 12), Retrovelo und Germaica.net präsentieren mit Ronny Trettmann: Die erste Umbauschau für DDR-Fahrräder "Motz mein Mifa" auf oder "pimp mein Diamant". In nur 3 Tagen werden von versierten Tuner-Teams aus dem tiefsten Osten speziell Diamant und Mifa-Räder des Publikums in Echtzeit als Ballonkruiser umgebaut.
29 okt 2006

13 november 2006 -

Antwerpen (Wazzup)- Pak je bij de lunch in Antwerpen ff de Gazet erbij kom je dit bericht tegen over een bedrijfsfeestje van een schoenenzaak. Gekke fietsenrace, het is maar wie je erop laat zitten...

Amsterdam (Cruise council)- Moe maar voldaan. Een geweldige ervaring rijker keren we terug uit Parijs. OK, we hebben het dan mede door het slechte weer, te verwachten in deze tijd van het jaar, maar vind maar eens de tijd, de tocht in Gent moeten onderbreken. Dwz na 280 km hebben we de bikes in de auto geladen om te genieten van wat na aankomst bleek het zalige weer in parijs. De perfecte keus dus, zodat er in Parijs ook nog wat gecruised kon worden. Meer over deze tocht zie de Chopaderos website.

We kunnen cruisen in Parijs een ieder aanraden, ondanks misschien het wat chaotische aandoende verkeer voor de plattelandscruiser. Als je wil weten waarom er maar één stad zich de lichtstad mag noemen moet je de Champs in de avond hebben gedaan.

5 november 2006 -

Essen (Wazzup)- By the prestigues title "The Masters" the boys of Best Bone Bikes, Essen organised a show for the best German builders. Lot's of know face's as Svente and the Beasti Boys from AllRideStyle and Basti from Locster.
Jahpix was at the spot >>>>
05 nov 2006

30 oktober 2006 - Groningen (Cybicle)- End of season ! Cybicle organised the last WWKC- cruise this Sunday the 29th of October. Sadly, yours truly was not able to participate, cause of the first winter-flu. But the upcoast rollers are always in a celebrational, sensational,cruissinnngg mmmoooooooodddd !!!!
25 oktober 2006 -

Amsterdam (Cruise Council)- The story......Basman and DaFickser left for Paris on a rainy saturday afternoon a week ago. In a good mood we speeded to Rotterdam to complete the first stage of this trip and pick up Master Rockx. The first stage took us 80 km in the direction of Paris and after a good night sleep, beer and a few joints always help, we went accompanied by Rockx in the direction of Antwerpen (Belgium) the next day.

The first day took it's toll when Basman had to stop due to an injuiry on sunday, we had still the wind (ZW) in our face, but with this unexpected sunny day it was even harder to make a decision what to do? Stop the whole trip or continue ... after an hour of flipping coins and feeling bad Rockx and Dafickser got back on their rides and Basman went to the trainstation back to Amsterdam. A though decision to make, but the show must go on.

Sunday late afternoon we made it into Antwerpen Brasschaat, cold as the sun was gone by four we stopped at the first hotel we saw knowing we would make it to Gent the next day now we did another 100 km in the right direction.

Monday ... pffff, rain again and even more wind, but looking forward to team up with the boys in Gent we cruise through the suburbs of Antwerpen ... Ok first visit the centre and let's get something to eat before we try to find the way in a city divided by the Schelde ... which tunnel to take? Of course we find a tunnel, bit in the wrong direction, but what the hell for the first time in three days we have the wind in our back getting back on the right track to Gent and when we make contact 20 km before Gent with the support troops from Gent in a local bar we get into the saddle for the last time that day. 1 1/2 hour later we open our first beer at the counter of the Belgium Chopaderos HQ served by our brother Velonix.

During dinner we discussed what to do as this trip wasn't harder as expected. We knew what we were getting into, but after another day in the rain and putting power on the pedals instead of cruisin" with an NNO wind in tha back to Paris, having both pain we came up with the PLAN. The Plan was simple ... we contacted Basman who was back in Amsterdam to make contact with us the next day, riding with the Chopaderos support Van, so we would have a backup car getting into the north part of France in case we needed to take some rest.

Tuesday the posse went in the direction of the French border, but as some of the pain had gone that morning after half an our every speedbump felt like the Himalaya's. We had to contact Basman again to rescedule our pick up for Paris, the fieldtrip finished after almost 300 km in the back of the support Van knowing we could make it with better weather and on a less thight secedule ... now we still would make it to Paris the disappointed feeling disappeared the closer we got to Paris... Yes we would cruise the Champs.

Without getting seriously lost on the Periferique, thanks Raf & Miss S, we got to the Chopaderos HQ France and tasted French hospitality tuesday evening with two days of wonderfull cruisin" ahead. Certainly when the first thing I saw was the blue sky through the window the next morning. Wednesday and thursday we cruised Paris, easy to get around on a bike.

And Paris in winter is still Paris, with all it's beauty, so we cruised along the Eifeltower, Palace Royal, the Louvre and gardens, boulevards and Seine. Pain, cruisin" in Paris all pain was denied as none excisting.

Specially when we could race uphill wednesday evening during the quickly organised Chopaderos Paris NightLightcruise with champagne at the finish facing the Arc.

Friday we went back to the DAM in the Chopaderos support Van to meet up with the early arrivals for the Chopaderos wanne be cruise the next day...

Thanks to the Frog and new 1830 chapter for making this an unforgetable trip.


More Paris pics see >>>>


11 oktober 2006 -

Haysville (LocoJoe)- Leading up to the festival we got a few plugs in at various wesites and print publications including the Haysville Times, the Wichita City Paper, the Wichita Eagle, Kansas.com, Haysville Online and various other radio and bicycle related websites. I'm told it was even mentioned on a radio station all though they didn't give any details.

Weather...
The day of the festival was pretty nice. Mid 90s with mild winds that later became pretty strong around 2:30pm. The forecast for the day had said 10-15mph winds later gusting to 30mph. Still better than the winds we had at the 2005 event.

22 september 2006 -

\Amsterdam (Cruise council)- Back from the Paris trip, the Cruise council had more on their hands the next day. More than 30 Chopaderos members and support came to Amsterdam for the first annual Chopaderos wanna be cruise and to meet the other chapters.

New members will be informed by their local Prez. The Cheese chapter welcomes Rene, Peer and Joey as new members. New prospects Miss Elvin and Crabs.

The cruise council thanks you all for showing and wishes you Merry Choppin" and Happy Cruisin" for 2007.
22 dec 2006



Amsterdam
(Cruise Council)- A night in the DAM, decembre 16th, Chopaderos Euro meet for prospects, full members and wanna be dudes and ladies. Starting at 20.00 at the Chopaderos Euro HQ, Amsterdam. More info later...
22 sept 2006

18 september 2006 -

Eindhoven (Van onze correspondent)- Was er op Interbike de onverwachte terugkeer van de Hutch, the original billet wheels dude, voor waarschijnlijk zijn laatste keer. Nog vol met ideën, maar buiten het ontwerpen in zijn wonderlijke schetsboek en een enkel incidenteel wiel zullen we van hem niets meer horen. In de Firebikes booth waren de waarschijnlijk laatste sets te zien.

En Quickspeed die ff langskwam om te melden dat de verleden jaar bestelde wielen nu dan bijna klaar zijn..mooi.

 

Ook mooi het 20" wiel van Profile....maar dan terug in het wat natte Nederland staan daar onder een afdakje achter de winkel van Suus toch wel de mooiste billet wielen, spinner billets.

3 augustus 2006 - Essen (Streetfighter)- Here some pics of last weekend...the Baldeneysee Beachcruise.
25 july 2006
1 augustus 2006 - M'Gladbach (Locster TV)- Aloha, nach langer Zeit gibt es mal wieder was fürs Auge. Das Summerglide 2006 Video ist am Start. 1000 Dank an alle, die dabei waren und richtig Party gemacht haben...life`s a beach.
01 aug 2006

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