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We're off to see the Bearded Lady on Saturday

Yeah, Bearded Lady. Sounds gross, but this is a short and sweet motorcycle gathering in NE Minneapolis near the 311 Club. All manner of 'sickle freakazoids will be present; along with hot rods and some local rock-a-billy bands. Probably gonna hit Diamond's Coffee shop a few blocks away. Join the mayhem with yer IronWorks pals....

Triumph demo truck in Belle Plaine....

On a whim, I got up early and zipped over to Belle Plaine to check out the Triumph motorcycle demo truck, which wheeled into the dealership for Friday and Saturday. The 75 miles ride over was kind of nice: not much for twisty roads, but scenic in spite of the various detours (I took Hwy. 19 to Cannon Falls, then picked up Hwy 86 and avoided Northfield, traffic and LEO's that prowl around on that stretch.), then got back on Hwy 19 west of New Prague and that takes you in to BP. When I arrived at the dealership, I initially thought that many riders weren't there. Then I got to the otherside of the building, and about 25 malingered around the sign up area. I snagged a ride on a hooker-red Daytona 675 (one of my targeted bikes to ride). Triumph mapped out about a 15 mile route, mostly two-lane country stuff with a turn or two tossed in. When I mounted the 675, I really felt that my ass was up in the air, and that the bars were very low. But once underway and moving, the bike was c…

'puter issues....

Might not be too many post around here due to my computer not allowing me to log onto the internet, or do much else. (Using the kid's new Dell right now... Think she'll notice if I swap?) It worked fine on Saturday and on Sunday it took a dump on me. Could be a virus, but I am not that savy to know otherwise. Soo, here is a boring post about nothing really.

The Bearded Lady is coming.....

Think this may be interesting, and could be a fun trip to Minneapolis dodging and weaving the pot holes, road construction and the random gun fire of youth gone wild. But it's the annual Bearded Lady Motorcycle Freak Show on Saturday, July 24. Here is the el link-o-rino:

http://www.beardedladymotorcycleshow.com/

Today's ride

had some rain involved with it. Bummer.

Ride on Monday.....

Don't know where. Thinking down south, perhaps into Iowa. Let's meet at 8AM at Smokey Row and be gone by 9AM. No obligations but riding. (On vacation all week long...)