In 1987 I had painted my "Bitch" matt
black with handpainted flames in yellow, orange and red. Around
the flames I drew a white line with a marker pen, looked pretty
That same day, with the paint barely
dry I went to a party at the Rogues in Opmeer, where the camping
ground was pretty muddy and the Bitch got nice and dirty. The
next morning I went to the Confederates Choppershow in Amersfoort,
accidentally spilled some gasoline over my tank on the way there
so the white lines around my new flames started dissolving and
white ink was dripping over the engine!?!?
I was selling T-shirts at the Choppershow
so I parked my bike where I could see it, which was in the middle
of the bikeshow....At the end of the day I received a trophy
for "best rat bike".
In 1990 I had done some serious rebuilding
on the Bitch and at the Commanchero's Choppershow in Waddinxveen
I won "Best Detail".
In 1991 the Bitch won another "Best
Detail" at the Spiders Choppershow in Delft.
In 1992 the Bitch won "Best Custom"
in my hometown Leiden.
1999 the Bitch won "Best Custom" again in Leiden, mainly because
it was raining like hell that day and there were only a few
bikes that showed up.......
Many years later, in 2018, I took Cadbike 1 (formerly
known as the Bitch) to the Choppertown Sideshow in Germany and
won another award, well whaddayaknow?