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Report by Thomas Müller

The Beginning

In November 1998 some weird german ATiCs decided to organise an ATiC meeting in the middle of Germany, in the ´Heart of Europe´, in the Sauerland.

First we thought of a camping yard as the meeting place not knowing which difficulties were waiting. In Germany camping yards are like youth hostels without a ceiling: speed limit is like walking, no noise, no fireplace, and night´s sleep at 10 p.m. Unbelievable.
One owner of a camping yard showed us his pick-up with a giant roo-bar which he uses to remove unpleasant guests ...

So we were happy to hear about a hotel with enough room for a lot of tents, a good cuisine, a well tasting beer, and experiences with biker´s meetings: the ´Hotel Schwermer´ in Kirchhundem-Heinsberg.

HotelschwermerRestaurant of the hotel

After checking the hotel we could offer accommodations in tents, in the hay, and in hotel rooms.

Camping yardIn the hay        You really expected pictures of private rooms???

The manager of the hotel offered food, drinks, barbecue, and breakfast. We decided "ATiCs go Hilton" and published the 7th meeting on the ATiC homepage. Soon we got such a lot of registrations it seemed to become a big meeting.
 
 

The meeting

On Friday before Whitsun we met at the hotel and made use of the evening by testing the beer, the cuisine, and the fireplace at our own party shed. It became a big meeting.

Party shedFriday evening 1Friday evening 2Friday evening 3Friday evening 4

The next morning the ATiCs started for the prepared guided tours though everyone could learn the meaning of ´it's raining cats and dogs´.

One tour led through the Sauerland around Heinsberg

Ski area in WinterbergStones of BruchhausenMeeting other ATiCsTV tower at Kahler AstenLandscape at Kahler Asten

another onealong three lakes in the area

Bigge lakeRestingMoehne lakeResting againCastle
Nobody sent in a picture of the Sorpe lake!!! :-(

a third one to the Eder lake and back

Eder lakeEder lakeResting at Eder damDutch visiting EderOn the way backNear Frankenberg

and one tour was a trip to a moto cross area where the ATiCs had the opportunity to do some (easy?) offroad (or watch others doing).

For the roadbook see the touralong three lakes. At the Sorpe lake follow the signs to the Moehne lake and further onalong Bundesstrasse B7 to Menden. In the village Vosswinkel turn right as signed to the airfield of Arnsberg-Echthausen. Opposite of the airfield you will find the moto cross area.

On the way to the trackEasy offroad 1Easy offroad 2Easy offroad 3Easy offroad 4Easy offroad 5Easy BBQ

Getting wet was a bad thing happening to us but in the afternoon the sun came out again.

In the evening it was party time again. The hotel manager organised a buffet, beer was flowing, people were talking (some even about bikes and biking I heard), later some were only trying to talk, and the night was too short (or too cold :-)).

Saturday evening 1Saturday evening 2Saturday evening 3Talking about bikes?Saturday evening 5Saturday evening 6

Luckily on Sunday the weather was fine. We repeated the tours to the Eder lake, andalong the three lakes so everyone had the opportunity to see the landscape of the Sauerland. In the afternoon some ATiCs started a tour through the Siegerland.

Valley of river SiegRestingRoads of the SiegerlandATiCs in the Siegerland

Instead of offroad (the moto cross area was closed for us on Sunday :-( ) we made a longer trip to the river Rhine and back through the wonderful landscapes of the Bergisches Land, the Siegerland, the Westerwald, and the valley of the river Wied.

Promenade of KoenigswinterValley of th RhineResting in NiederbreitbachStarting againZebraResting in Betzdorf

That evening the famous ATiC BBQ happened. With around 120 bikers (really a great meeting) we had a lot of fun, beer, aniseed brandy, meat, blondie, salad, talking ...  and a trial to do table dancing.

First work then danceSunday evening 1Sunday evening 2Sunday evening 3Sunday evening 4

On Monday it was time for departure. Though the first one left early in the morning it lastedall day until the last one was on his way home.

Departing 1Departing 2Departing 3

The organisers hope that you got a good impression of our wonderful area, enjoyed the tours in and around the Sauerland and had as much fun as possible.

CU next meeting.
 
 

Participants

The participants attending the 7th meeting (not including passengers):
 

Michael Dipper 1 Germany Ludwigsburg
Michael Krebs 30 Germany Wuppertal
Stefan Schneider 56 Germany Dortmund
Thomas Mueller 225 Germany Luedenscheid
Werner Rosenthal 80 Germany Hemer
Katharina Lehmkuehler   Germany Hemer
Olaf Biedebach 370 Germany Neuenrade
Torsten Metzner 144 Germany Paderborn
Wolfram Birk 200 Germany Stuttgart
Dirk Bernhardt 323 Germany Aachen
Micha Kanzler   Germany Wuppertal
Michi Selg 206 Germany Muenchen
Falk Schmal 130 Germany Cottbus
Guido Raunick 355 Germany Babow
Carsten Omer   Germany Hannover
Joerg Bungert   Germany Wuppertal
Joerg Juenger 35 Germany Steinkirchen
Marco Spoetzl   Germany Muenchen
Andreas Lienhardt 107 Germany Osnabrueck
Roland Sieber 210 Switzerland Bonstetten
Bernd Schmidt-Hartlieb 120 Germany Frankfurt/M
Ingo Zimmermann   Germany Wuppertal
Markus Wolf 259 Germany Heidenheim
Martin Bischof 258 Germany Steinheim
Oliver Walenta 250 Germany Warmbronn
Rainer Esser 153 Germany Wildeshausen
Carola Freyberg   Germany Wildeshausen
Ingo Doering 98 Germany Dortmund
Peter Mohnkern 216 Germany Hannover
Manfred Rebl 283 Germany Effeldorf
Raymond Fels 93 Netherlands Doetinchem
Marcel Sieling 9 Germany Moenchengladbach
Renate Haepe 89 Germany Moenchengladbach
Erik Schild 126 Netherlands Deurne
Michael Fernhout 326 Netherlands Mijdrecht
Frank Ewert 314 Germany Grefrath
Axel Willimzig 372 Germany Kiel
Adrian Burkert 2 Switzerland Adetswil
Marco Kost 70 Germany Schliersee
Tjerk Iest 194 Netherlands Delft
Sonia Schulz   Germany Hannover
Cedric Weber 289 Germany Hamburg
Christoph Ziegenhardt 376 Germany Hamburg
Hugo Thomas   Netherlands Maastricht
Peter Redecker 142 Germany Mainz
Gabi Eiflaender   Germany Kreuzau-Stockheim
Heiko Nissen 356 Germany Lohhof
Carsten Froehlich 454 Germany Hannover
Sibrand Komdeur 288 Netherlands Dordrecht
Honza Gritzbach 447 Czech Republic Brno
Manfred Siebert   Germany Freiburg
Arnfried Barfuss 338 Germany Goch
Wolfram Klotsche 470 Germany Goch
Reinhard Olschok 429 Germany Darmstadt
Andreas Schoendorfer   Austria Wien
Peter Teheux   Netherlands Gulpen
Michael Kirstein 389 Germany Remscheid
Markus Strehle   Germany Roding Wetterfeld
Sandra Fleischmann   Germany Wuppertal
Susanne Zimmermann   Germany Boeblingen
Manu Boettcher   Germany Bochum
Ingo Wangrin   Germany Ansbach
Marcus Kimmel   Germany Wiesbaden
Daniela Amini 450 Germany Duesseldorf
Ulrich Kasperzik 329 Germany Moenchengladbach
Klaus Niebuhr 529 Germany Braunschweig
Frank Wenzel 261 Germany Wildeshausen
Jonny Lenzschau   Germany Wildeshausen
Manfred Schmidt   Germany Dankolsweiler
Michal Dusek 512 Czech Republic Ceská Trebová
Pavel Rychter   Czech Republic Pardubice
Petr Hrubes   Czech Republic Vejvanovice
Bernd Pfenninger   Germany Fuerth
Stefan Weber     Germany Wuppertal
Frank Mueller 311 Germany Detmold
Hans van Gelder   Netherlands Zuidoostbemster
Kai Becht 544 Germany Heidelberg
Marlo Suendermann   Germany Leimen
Ender Aydin   Germany Heidelberg
Roland Birmele   Germany Wachenheim
Thorsten Dentges   Germany Hamburg
Helmut Sommer   Germany Kalefeld
Marc Reinelt     Germany Bielefeld
Robert Muller     Czech Republic Praha
Jean-Pierre Thomas 541 France Montargis
Hervé Dusolle 461 France
Amilly
Andreas
Willuweit
   
Germany
Dreisteinfurt
Jens
Pirec
   
Germany
Münster
Frank 
Summer
   
Germany
Münster
Bernd
Menker
   
Germany
Ahaus
Gerard
Werker
   
Germany
Düren
Jörg Debus
Debus
   
Germany
Silberg
Frank
Silberg
   
Germany
Silberg
Andrea
Sechterova
   
Czech Republic
Praha
Peter
Kubata
   
Czech Republic
Praha
Tomas
Spacek
   
Czech Republic
Praha
Ralf
Sickendink
   
Germany
Hagen
Friedhelm
Wikmann
   
Germany
Hagen
Helmut
Lange
   
Germany
Hagen
Jürgen
Braundickmeyer
   
Germany
Hagen
Gert
Wektag
   
Germany
Hagen
Ralf
Wolter
   
Germany
Düsseldorf
Lothar
Boldt
   
Germany
Stadthagen
Jürgen
Stobinski
   
Germany
Stadthagen
Stefan
Knolle
   
Germany
Stadthagen
 
 
 
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