Yesterday, I went with Morten and Michael to Räderwerk in Hannover. They celebrated their 25th anniversary and quite a few people in ‘the scene’ took the opportunity to meet there. In case you didn’t knew, Räderwerk is the manufacturer of the Milan velomobile.
The Räderwerk shop packed with bikes and guests
Milan velomobiles gathering attention
While we took the train from Hamburg, Ymte from InterCityBike made the 350km ride from Dronten in his green DF velomobile and Harry from Drymer did the 280km ride from Groningen with his Hilgo velomobile.
Ymte (right) having one of many conversations that day. The lady on the left, who looks a bit critical into my camera, is Inge Heitland, who gave a presentation about her travels and still does 100km day tours on her recumbent at age 88. Unfortunately, I missed her presentation in the Milan workshop downstairs.
Luckily, I didn’t miss most of the presentation from Petra von Fintel, who talked about her 12h and 24h world record attempts in 2014 and 2015. In her 2015 attempt, Petra set the World records for 12h (575km), 1,000km (23h:42min) and 24h (1,011km) for women. What an awesome lady! Very funny too! We talked a bit afterwards, but I was so impressed by her, that I totally forgot to take any pictures. *sigh*
The new Drymer Hilgo. Harry in conversation with somebody.
The Milan SL Mk4 on display in the Milan workshop. It wasn’t suppose to be there anymore, but due to some ‘security concerns’ (they couldn’t x-ray it or something), Airport Hannover refused to let his new owner take it with him to the US. A nice ride, indeed!
Milan 4.2 two-seater’s in the Milan workshop
Also for the first time, I met Lutz and Jörg from Ginkgo-Veloteile. They drove more than 500km to attend and are even nicer in person than on the phone. Guess what, I didn’t take a photo of them either. What a useless photographer I become.
Despite the lack of usable images, it was a very nice day at Räderwerk.