Choppers

21 06 2007

June 5th, 2007

Gerry & I set off for Maastricht at the crack of dawn(ish), enjoying the fine weather and lack of traffic. We stopped for a bit of breakfast at a cafe, then shortly afterwards I managed to surprise a house by riding too close:

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Not long after, I noticed an odd-looking bike in the window of a shop as we rode past, and went back for a better look. It turned out to be quite a unique bicycle shop – ‘No Ordinary Bike Shop’ by name, and indeed it wasn’t. The shop was full of amazing custom choppers and cruisers, and the guy in charge was extremely friendly, knowledgable and talkative. He builds the frames himself out of aluminium, and does the design work in collaboration with his clients. Customers all over the world were on the waiting list – I urge you to check out the website: www.noordinarybikeshop.nl

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He wound up offering Gerry & I a ride on his latest creation – a beast of a chopper:

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Quite a ride – long and low, and a lot of fun! Great bikes, though I didn’t *quite* manage to convince myself to trade-in the Thorn for one – I couldn’t really see myself getting up the Swiss Alps on one of these babies…

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21 06 2007
Crime Partner

Like the ‘action turn’ pic with the chopper. I had totally forgotten about that place! Must take more pictures next time!

26 06 2007
ishihara@d4c

I haven’t seen you for ages.

There are a lot of good photographs.

Maybe I use it to design…

Taking care!

—-The web excite translation service was used. —-
(Do you remember?)

27 06 2007
pete

yo nige.. never seen a house with so much character, after being startled by a bike rider (!) nice one..

was just telling mum & dad that while in rotterdam we saw a pushbike under a frozen canal.. ice about an inch thick. so the owner wasn’t waiting around for it to thaw, would be waiting few months. watch where you park!! or how much you drink n’ ride..

keep on trekkin’

pete

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