Q&A with GADSO, JÖRG, lena & MARTIN.
Community Hosts of #TheMotoSocialHAMBURG

 

With our 5 year anniversary fast approaching, there's a lot of exciting news coming down the pipeline. Not only are we adding 5 new cities to the mix, we're also introducing the rad team members behind TheMotoSocial in each new city. Here's a fun little Q&A introducing Gadso Hautmans, Jörg Krause, Lena Jacobsen & Martin Sass – the community hosts of #TheMotoSocialHAMBURG.
 

 

 
 
 

Gadso Hautmans

@karoomotorcycles | @bespoke_cowork

 

Who are you and how are you still alive? 

My name is Gadso, I was born in Namibia and lived half my life in South Africa. I moved to Germany after school to go study, what I never started doing. Instead, I found a job that I loved and which I still do today. I rode a motorcycle when I was a teenager and only got back in the saddle a few years ago when I decided to bring those things back into my life that I was passionate about years back. The custom bike scene did it for me and that is how a hobby project Karoo Bespoke Motorcycles came about, sharing a small workshop with friends and redesigning stock motorcycles into one-off custom bikes. This has opened up many new creative aspects to my life and many fantastic new friendships. 

Describe your teammates with one word.

Jörg: El Capitan
Lena: Martin's sidekick
Martin: Mischgut (mixing all that is good)

How did you end up in Hamburg?

Coming from a beautiful city like Cape Town, it is tough to find a city in Germany that comes close. Next, to Berlin, Hamburg has become that kind of a city for me, almost!

What made you want to be a part of The Moto Social team? 

I met Samantha and Viktor in Cape Town just after they visited Devin Paisley, the man behind Woodstock Moto Co. and one of the hosts of #TheMotoSocialCAPETOWN. I immediately loved the idea and the vision behind it and felt this was something Hamburg was missing. 

What have you been taught through riding motorcycles and the moto community?

Motorcyclists know the risks they take every time they get on a bike and thus tend to be open-minded and supportive towards others, a little special at times and seldom mainstream.

Besides Hamburg, which of The Moto Social cities would you most want to go visit, and why?

Auckland is on top of my list, I would love to start a long motorcycle road trip around New Zealand the day after a #TheMotoSocialAUCKLAND event.

Favorite spot in or thing about your city?

I guess the harbor and its surrounding areas make Hamburg special. Best spot for sure St. Pauli!

Who is responsible for getting you into riding motorcycles?

My mother, she was sick of having to pick me up from bars and restaurants late at night after work and bought me a used motorcycle when I was 16. 

Bucket list motorcycle trip?

The great Karoo in the Western Cape of South Africa, together with a whole bunch of friends.

Favorite new discovery?

My three kids.

 

 
 
 

Jörg Krause

@myfunkywedding

 

Who are you and how are you still alive? 

Jörg or "Capitan“. I am a Photographer and Designer. I think for others who forget to think for themselves.

Describe your teammates with one word.

Coffee-Lovers.

How did you end up in Hamburg?

By car ;) 

What is one thing that you think people should know about you?

I’m a really nice guy. Really!

Favorite spot in or thing about Hamburg?

Hamburg is really worldly, friendly and open-minded.

Who is responsible for getting you into riding motorcycles?

My Dad – and we'll never be as cool as he and his friends in the 70's.

Bucket list motorcycle trip?

The North Coast 500 in Scotland and a trip around Europe.

 

 
 
 

LENA JACOBSEN

@lena3000

 

Describe your team mates with one word.

Diverse. 

How did you end up in Hamburg?

I was born here and although I left Hamburg a couple of times, right now, I am back, not for good but for a bit. 

What made you want to be a part of The Moto Social team? 

It just happened! And I am really happy for that. I love the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. 

Aside from Hamburg, which of The Moto Social cities would you most want to go visit, and why?

Vancouver and Auckland. Vancouver because it was one of my fathers favorite cities and Auckland because I have never been and I love cities were I can surf. 

What is one thing that you think people should know about you?

I say this very quietly but I am the one who’s not riding a motorcycle. Hopefully I don’t get kicked out :)

Favorite spot in or thing about Hamburg?

My favorite things about Hamburg are actually my friends and my family ... and Playground Coffee!

 

 
 
 

Martin Sass

@mixwellgothublove

 

Who are you and how are you still alive? 

My name is Martin, born & bred in Hamburg and I've got way too many hobbies. I made a living as a professional hip-hop DJ for the past 20 years, but I am also a passionate photographer, rookie filmmaker, track bike collector, and rider.
As part-time Capetonian, I am a part of Ferral Surfboards Cape Town, do repairs, glassing and shaping boards as well as running the website and taking care of marketing. I am also a Woodstock Moto Co member. The moto side of me showed up late, just a few years ago. It was always there, but eventually, while in Cape Town, the mood struck and I started my first project, a Kawasaki Z 250.
I am a craftsman for life, loving the original but I can´t keep my hands off of things - I have to customize. Currently, I'm working on 3 Kawasaki GT 750 projects, one in Cape Town and two in Hamburg. I am always busy.

Describe your teammates with one word.

Gadso: The G-Man
Jörg: el Capitan
Lena: Wifey

How did you end up in Hamburg?

I just got lucky. I was born and raised in Hamburg.  

Aside from Hamburg, which of The Moto Social cities would you most want to go visit, and why?

Most definitely Auckland. I was always super keen to see and feel the other side. 

What is one thing that you think people should know about you?

Talk to me. Communication is key.

Who is responsible for getting you into riding motorcycles?

My beloved Cape Town friends: Nils, Desmond & Devin:
Nils of Woodstock Cycleworks gave me my first, rotten Kawasaki Z 250. He also taught me how to fix it. 
Desmond showed me how to ride this thing.
Devin of the WMC opened the whole moto world to me and I just got hooked big time.

 


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