Category Archives: Riders

Hans Berden

Hans is yet another one of our group with a colourful background when it comes to riding motorbikes. According to his notes his largest motor trip so far, was an organised trip in India in 2005 with four of his … Continue reading

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Jack Drendel

Jack is one of the Australian mushroom growers on this little adventure and works for Phil and Linda Rogers in Adelaide. His background sounds like a typical Australian farm upbringing, riding bikes and driving sheep (well not typical for me … Continue reading

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Jan Gielen

If our leader, David Tolson is looking for someone with some experience across a range of different bikes, then he could do no better than have a chat with Jan Gielen.  In his note to me he listed an association … Continue reading

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Theo Hagens

One of many riders from Holland, Theo comes from Horst, which he tells me is an area with lots of mushroom activity. He works as an independent consultant for Insight Mushroom Consulting, specialising in all aspects of the harvest operations … Continue reading

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Eric Houben

Eric is one of our international guests from the Netherlands. He is the CEO of Walkro International, a company with production facilities in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Walkro is involved in all aspects of the mushroom compost chain and … Continue reading

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Glenn Smith

You can tell this bloke is Australian by the fact that he lists his nickname as “Smithy” and then goes on to talk about his “most underutilised equipment” – which he lists as his motorbike and his golf clubs. As … Continue reading

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Marcus (Mark) Smits

Another one of our very strong contingent from Holland, Mark is a mushroom grower, operating a family farm with his wife Yolanda (pictured here with Mark). While the farm has been running for some 47 years, Mark has expanded it … Continue reading

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