Don’t Hard Twist The Throttle While On Wet Grass

The location: a small village in east of France (Lorraine) The event: called the “French Hollister” held every first weekend of May. The organizer: The “School Bar Atelier”, loosely affiliated with the Boozefighters and Jean Claude Passetemps, a well known custom builder in Europe and quite a character (will not say more…) The event: laughing, burning out rubber, drinking, group riding in the beautiful countryside (scene of the famous WWI battle in Verdun when French soldiers were fighting to stop German invasion) Weather: pouring rain during all event weekend. Particularity: no police on location during the event. The photographer: well known photographer Horst Roesler, always looking for a scoop. And he got one.

Jean Claude Passetemps leads the group ride. He climbs on his bike to offer Horst a grewt shot. He hits a patch of wet grass, throttle to escape it…. Horst shoot, shoot, shoot. See the rest of pictures after the jump (nobody was injured during the event…and the fall)

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24 Responses to “Don’t Hard Twist The Throttle While On Wet Grass”


  1. 1 Drake Jul 4th, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Great shots. Is water or beer responsible for this spill?

  2. 2 Woody Jul 4th, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Guess that’s why they require helmets 😉

  3. 3 Knucklehead Jul 4th, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Makes me think of the Wizard of Oz and what the Scarecrow sang ;-}

  4. 4 Dave Blevins Jul 4th, 2012 at 10:19 am

    HeHeHe, looks like bike and rider came up unharmed… the real question for me is, what’s with the duct tape on those springers?

  5. 5 CafeSportyTC Jul 4th, 2012 at 10:35 am

    his forks ended up a little tweaked , it looked like a helluva lot of fun

  6. 6 Boomer Jul 4th, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Ha! Hot doggin’ got him. Gotta have fun… just glad he didn’t take anyone down with him. I see he’s running a car tire on the back. Excellent!

    The duct tape is used on bikes with no front fender in the rain. It cuts down on spin-off from the tire. Old chopper trick.

  7. 7 Rob Campbell Jul 4th, 2012 at 11:58 am

    I sure like the look of that fat ol’ tire in front of his chopper.

    Didn’t know Hollister had a sister (brother?) city in France. Didn’t know BFMC was international, but it makes sense, I guess…

  8. 8 Cantrell Jul 4th, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Those guys are having way to much fun! Keep at it boys, I’m jealous.

    Cantrell

  9. 9 Kirk Perry Jul 4th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Jumbo saddlebags.
    Ice is heavy and beer sloshing in their containers adds to a pendulum effect….. hit a soft french road shoulder and …. bu-bye ! 🙂

  10. 10 jean claude passetemps Jul 5th, 2012 at 4:50 am

    thank you horst for the pictures and thank you cyril for the publication
    its a great moment for me and good “souvenir “

  11. 11 burnout Jul 5th, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Funny as hell, glad you weren’t hurt. peace

  12. 12 steve The Producer Johann Jul 5th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    The road looks like a great place to ride. Just a single roadway with no room for oncoming traffic out in the country.

    Ha!

  13. 13 Iron Horse Jul 5th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    That’s funny stuff! Glad it was just his pride hurt. Also love the fat tires on the bikes with the springer front ends…way cool.

  14. 14 SIGFREED Jul 6th, 2012 at 5:54 am

    Viking Biking…

  15. 15 hank Jul 6th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    good material for South Park

  16. 16 Boss Hawg Jul 6th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Jean Claude…

    Looks like fun…pout some knobbies on that baby.

    Boss Hawg

  17. 17 Joshua Jul 7th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Like in a cartoon.

  18. 18 Blackmax Jul 8th, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Oops !!!
    Glad he’s alright !!!
    True biker to the bone, get up & get back on
    Break out the Aquavit !!!!

  19. 19 Zipper Jul 8th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Ouch! ..Z

  20. 20 Kevin Boyle Kustoms Jul 9th, 2012 at 8:01 am

    hit that 10 11 years ago …priceless!

  21. 21 drew Jul 10th, 2012 at 8:12 am

    viva la shovel

  22. 22 poppymann Jul 10th, 2012 at 9:41 am

    The duct tape is a fender.

  23. 23 live2rideaglide Jul 11th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    A hawg rider is a hawg rider EVEN in France.

  24. 24 Chris Fields Sep 18th, 2012 at 3:27 am

    Bet you he feels like a dickhead!!

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