CUSTOM CHROME EUROPE Bolt On And Ride Tour Rhein Time – Germany’s most romantic ride! Atop Kaub in the Taunus mountains... ...Bluecher assembled his troops... ...marching through this valley. Scenic Bacharach houses Lorch & the WisperTal FREE STATE OF „BOTTLENECK“? Formed as a consequence o the occupation of the Rhineland, the short-lived pseudo state of „Bottleneck“ was formed accidentially when the east-Rhine Bridgeheads of France (30 km around Mainz) and US Army (30 km from Koblenz) almost met near Zorn and Eggenrod, cutting off all supply routes to the area between Lorch and Kaub. 17.000 inhabitants were denied traffic and goods from unoccupied Germany and consequently formed their own „micro state“, declaring Lorch the capital. They even issued own stamps and passports! The state of occupation lasted from January 10th 1919 until February 23rd 1923, the „Bottleneck“ shape came from the circular radius of the Army bridgeheads.
CUSTOM CHROME EUROPE PRESS RELEASE - PUBLICATION FREE OF CHARGE Passing one of the secret entrances. Reichenstein Castle TOP SECRET! (But everybody knew...) It is not a secret that the Wispertal has been a superb motorcycle route for decades – so popular, that speed was limited to 60 km/h: exclusively for motorcycles! Bummer! This and road construction killed almost all business in the valley, only recovering recently. When riding from Lorch to Ransel, you pass innocent looking fenced off sections, behind which during the Cold War period some € 40 million have been hammered into the rock, creating two nuclear-proof tunnel systems for a „Main Equipment Depot“ and a „Sanitary Depot“ of the Bundeswehr. At least one CCE staff member has been inside the tunnel system during his service, plans to take a „Magic Bike Tour“ through the now private tunnel system fell short... Bacharach ahead! Touring start Assmanshausen