Nothing can keep our two brothers Bandido Felix 1%er and his father Bandido Fritz1%er from the Chapters Bogen and Ingolstadt from there tour through several European countries, not even technical difficulties. With the help from local chopper specialists, they were able to get some necessary welding done in Stockholm that would help them further on their journey. However it was not just a riding tour that they were on. While in Stockholm the Brothers from the local Chapter Stockholm took them on a tour of the city by sunset and took care of food and drink for them, they felt deeply honoured and thanked them, this sort of hospitality should not be taken for granted.
On their way to Helsingborg to catch a ferry to Helsingor, they came across an Americian style scrapyard that looked like a movieset unfortunaly it was closed at the time. Due to an abnormal oil consumption on Felix`s bike they rode all the way through Denmark to get to Germany where they already had a service appointment, that would spruce up the bikes to carry them further on their tour. So on the 1st of July they took it easy only riding about 450km before reaching a camp ground for the night. The next day they reach Germanys northmost Chapter Northgate. They were also top in their hospitality and as well as the Scandinavian brothers they helped out with a head gasket repair that would get them to the Osnabrück appointment. There the brothers organized a total overhaul of Felix`s motor which took eight hours to repair! This time consuming helpfulness will never be forgotten.
This was a necessary procedure and gave the shovel motor a totally new lease of life that could be felt on the roads through Holland. In general with regard to all the repair activities it should not be forgotten to express most cordial thanks to Theo of Viking Choppers and Bernd of Milwaukee Iron Shop! After spending one night near Amsterdam, they took a route through Belgium to Calais, the ferry port in the north of France.
They rode on through the Normandy to Dunkirk which is more famously known as the port from which the allies used for the evacuation during the second World War.
On Thursday the 5th of July they reached good old Blighty, and that evening they were welcomed into the Clubhouse of Ashford in Kent where they signed the guestbook.
There in the name of their own Chapters Felix and Fritz expressed their deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of our recently departed brother Bandido John (Tatt) 1%er.
To be continued......