Today, was a great time at Motorcycle First Thursday in Minneapolis. The sky was clear and bright blue. It was one of the warmest days we’ve had so far in the mid 50s. Over 100 motorcycles came out. Perhaps even 200. A good start for so early in the spring, but nothing like the 1000-2000+ we get in the summer.
The smaller crowd was nice. It made it easy to find friends to talk to as well at look at the bikes. The ratio of folks wearing Aerostich gear when I first arrived was surprisingly high.
It was a good mix of bikes. Some cruisers, sportbikes, adventure bikes, and a pile of others. There were even two sidecars.
The most interesting bike for me this month was a Honda GoldWing. Yea, yea. A very common bike, but this one had something on it I had never seen before. The odometer was at 461,636 miles! Impressive! I wish I didn’t have a mortgage payment, so I could have the time to ride that much.
The stickers on the back of his bike said “4 times 10 day 10,000 miles”, “40,000 miles a year club”, and “450,000 miles strong”
This is a Suzuki VStrom 1000. When I finally sell my 1150GS, I want to bike a VStrom 650. I like how this one is setup. Many of the mods I’d like on a VStrom: bags, bars, plate, and seat. Missing the extra lights though. I’m not sure if I’d get mine in black though.
It was a good night chatting with folks until the sun went down.