I can’t believe it is August already! Where did the time go? Tonight was Motorcycle First Thursday at Dulono’s Pizza in Minneapolis. It was warm, and a couple thousand people showed up along with their bikes. As usual, I had a good time chatting with friends and looking at bikes.
A good crowd with all different kinds of bikes.
I like the TW200. Some of our BRC training bikes are TWs. They are fun.
A seat made out a sign. It looks like it used to say “Customer Parking Only!” It doesn’t look comfortable. It might even be worse than the Gladius.
Beer cans as Air filter covers. Nice!
Beer cans as spring covers on a different bike. Who knew they were so versatile?
An ancient tractor-ish motorcycle. Clearly, some Russians moved to the US and made this with a Chevy engine. Note the truck tires. It reminds me of a Ural.
Showroom clean Ariel.
V11 Moto Guzzi
All the way from Texas.
Did McDonalds sponsor this BMW?
Lots of bikes.
This is what a sportbike looks like naked. Plastic is expensive.
another uncomfortable seat.
He wants the Ducati.
Umm… trash can for a saddlebag is unique.
The event is getting pretty big at a few thousand, so the food trucks and some vendors showed up.
Even the kids are trying to cash in on the action.
“Band Head Here”. lol!
A few stretched Busa’s. Note the NOS canister on this one.
Another bike show coming up. We like our shows here in MN. This flier was on lots of bikes. I even met the artist who made them.
Very artsy helmet.
One of the few sidecars. There was also a Ural Gear-up and a couple Can-ams.
This sign caught my eye. “Will serenade for gas money!”
On the back of this Triumph from Washington state.
This is the owner/rider. I took a couple photos of him, but this one is easily my favorite. The others looked too posed.
Vintage Honda checking out Vintage Yamaha
Bicycle vs Motorcycle
Skull with reflectors for eyes.
This guy was fun to watch. He made a 20 point turn to get out of his parking spot and then a two point turn to get onto the street. lol.
Cool car. The crowd was cheering for him to do a burn out. You could tell he wanted to. He chose to be responsible, and pulled away slowly. The heavy LE presence probably helped his decision.
Who knew you could park a Yamaha so close to a Suzuki?
It was a fun night. I’m looking forward to the next one.