Who are we?
Nomad-ADV is a family company setup by Mike and Aad Schram, father and son (eh… no, make that son and father :-) Both have motorcycling in their blood and a lot of experience in motorcycling travelling in all sorts of terrain.
Mike is an automotive engineering graduate, specialising in product design and 3D CAD/CAM drawing. He is the current and official World Record holder for the youngest person to have circumnavigated the globe on a motorcycle, starting when he was 16 and finishing when he was 19. At just 19 years of age, he had already covered 120,000 km on his own Yamaha XT660R through some of the most inhospitable terrain in the world, as he didn't take the easy route. He held his own in the insane traffic conditions of places like India, visited the most northern point you can ride to in the world, survived a venomous spider bite in his neck and a severe case of salmonella poisoning. He was hit hard from behind by another motorcyclist, but didn't go down. He was hit head-on by a car in Kyrgyzstan, but didn't go down (which was just as well as he would have gone down a ravine…) In Nomad-ADV Mike is the designer and the person you’ll speak to.
Aad has over 35 years of motorcycling and mechanical experience. He rode his Triumph Bonneville T100 around the world (together with Mike), including the road from hell in Kazakhstan, took it off-road in adventure riders' paradise Kyrgyzstan as well as the Dalton Highway in Alaska. The 170,000 km Bonneville has broken 3 sets of shock absorbers (not just worn out but actually broken in half) due to the 'roads' taken. In Nomad-ADV Aad is the one running the workshop and in charge of machining, fabrication and electrical work. You’ll usually find him operating our cnc lathes and milling machines as we machine all our own products.
Mike and Aad compliment each other well, the perfect team so to speak!
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