It’s the beginning of a new month, so that means a Motorcycle First Thursday in Minneapolis! It was pretty good weather for the beginning of April, so I was excited to see some of the motorcycles come out of hibernation. Check out the previous years links at the end of this post.
All day at work, I was waiting to go like a little kid waiting to goto the amusement park or something. I was looking forward to seeing some friends and some bikes. It was also the first time to bring Laura with and I was excited to share it with her.
While walking around, we saw the usual mix of motorcycles from all different eras and genres. I liked this helmet; it was probably my favorite of the evening.
This motorcycle was also pretty cool. A complete art show with all the different, eclectic components. He has the same size tires as my Ural too.
I especially liked his mirror location. I’m not sure how useful it would be, but it was unique.
This yellow FJR was heavily customized as well from the unique lights, custom dash, and then custom case on the passenger seat. He had swapped the rear tire for a car tire though; which isn’t the best idea for cornering/handling.
Laura and I both enjoyed looking at the motorcycles. She thought the can-am looked neat, and with a comfy rear seat. She also liked a Harley with mickey mouse strapped to the back.
It was a good turnout given the early time of year. I would guess a few hundred motorcycles. Much better than last year’s snow at this time, but not nearly as good as 2010 or 2011. I enjoyed catching up with people I hadn’t seen since the fall. The mix of sport bikes, loud cruisers, dual sports, and two strokes was a cocktail for the ears. Some may argue it was just noise, but it sounded like fun to me. I’m looking forward to hopefully even warmer weather and more motorcycles for May!
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