Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Motorcycle First Thursday
Two weeks ago was the November gathering for Motorcycle First Thursday at Dulono’s in Minneapolis. It was smaller than last month, but still well attended considering it was November in Minnesota – maybe 200 people and bikes.
I love how dirty this Suzuki is. Completely covered in red dust/mud. It has been out having fun!
I ran into Rick the owner of this beautiful FJ1200 sports sidecar. Since I met him in September, I’ve been seeing him almost weekly. Amazing I hadn’t seen him before considering he lives about a mile away.
Two nice Ducati.
Like the badge on this one.
The owner of this old Harley gave us a show when he tried to leave. If I remember right, it was a 1922. I remember seeing it before, so I went digging through the blog archives. I found it here: First Thursday – September 2009.
He had some trouble kick starting it, and after six or seven tries he announced to the crowd:
“The starter is tired and needs a rest.”
We all had a good chuckle.
He finally got it started. The headlight was amazingly dim. Worse than one of those old flashlights. My cell phone is brighter. I hope he didn’t have to go far. I’m glad to see he keeps it running.
I had a fun time. I wonder how many bikes December will bring?