Yesterday Goose, our good friend and example from Portland, Oregon, Outsiders MC died. Many from us came to know him as a well respected person and he always showed respect to others. He was always interested in anything and everything others had to tell him. He was also generous and never too bad to give someone else something.
I remember it well when Goose met my mother during our thirtieth anniversary. I introduced her to him and my mom told him she was 77 years old at the time. Goose, not the youngest himself compared with us, but he was impressed by my mother. A older lady and still rocking and going strong.
Anyway, the next time, when he was visiting us again, he had brought a present for my mother. My mother had told him that she liked his turquoise-coloured jewelry very much. So he had made special earrings and a necklace for my mother. My mother was and still is very happy with his gift and she wears it regularly and with great pride.
Like all of us, my mother will also have to miss a good friend and striking person. The many times that we have been with him and he with us makes it difficult to process this bitter pill.
Beer has done a lot in his shop and was working with joy. He widened and shortened the rear fender and he made a notch for the chain. He made some fender suspension-points and after that was done he made a start on the straight-up sissybar.
The last three decades we held many Choppershows. Twenty-seven to be precisely. This year again we will organize the 28th RMC Choppershow at Sportcentre ‘De Weyver’ in Hoogwoud. More news about this upcoming show will be shown on this blog. But for today I will show you the old posters which announced the shows during those past years.
Our very first Choppershow was held in Blokker, in a old café ‘Het Gouden Hoofd’, in 1992. The second show was held at the ‘Dorpshuis’ in Abbekerk, due to lack of space in Blokker. In 1994 we organized our third show in Sportcentre ‘De Dars’ in Wervershoof, again due to lack of space by all the visitors and bikes etc. In 1995 it was held in Wervershoof again.