Last night was Motorcycle First Thursday at Dulono’s Pizza in Minneapolis. When I arrived, I was again the only rider. I went inside and found some friends to talk to.
While I was listening to plans to ride in the Baja and the Copper Canyon in Mexico next month, a guy walked in wearing a tour master rain suit. I was impressed! It was nice to see another rider. I went all last winter as the only one.
His name was John and he was riding a Triumph Trophy. I think it was his first time at First Thursday.
It was about 13F outside and the streets weren’t completely clear. He rode from a few miles away in Minneapolis on some very worn tires.
I also met a guy name Craig who is leaving for Kyrgyzstan as soon as he finishes his taxes. He’s going to support his wife who is a volunteer for Doctors Without Borders. He thinks he’ll be gone for about nine months. He’s going to try and get an old Ural or a 2-stroke bike to ride around while he’s there. Very cool. Good luck Craig and stay safe!
I had a fun time tonight. I’m thinking it is more fun in the winter than the summer. In winter there are less people, and it’s easier to find your friends. Summer is nice for looking at bikes, but with the usual thousand people you normally just find your friend’s bike.