The first Thursday of April was a beautiful day in the 60s for a high! It was sunny most of the day but got cloudy as the day went on.
The scene in front of Dulono's:
First Thursday is (typically) a massive bike night at Duluno's Pizza near the corner of Lake and Lyndale. When I've attended in the past, I typically get there between 7 and 8. Yesterday, I decided to ride there directly after work instead of going home first. I ended up getting there between 5:30 and 6:00. There was already a crowd, maybe 50-100 bikes but it wasn't nearly as busy as normal. I think it was the result of the early time of day and the early month in the year. I didn't stay too long but I did grab some pizza and snapped a few photos.
Here's a pair of my Road King parked across the street.
There is always a great mix of old, new, stock, modified, cruiser, and sport bikes at First Thursday. There's something for everyone. For example, here's an old Vincent next to a Hayabusa.
I think this is a new Royal Enfield (at least it looked new) alongside a pair of Harleys. All three are sporting windshields - not a terrible idea in Minnesota in early April.
This bike looks made to ride year-round around here. Check out the gun rack on the sidecar.
This bike has leather wrapped cables. Personally, I didn't like them but I did like the rest of the bike.
Here are two interesting pedal bikes.
Harley springer with a foot clutch and jockey shift.
I'll leave you with a bunch of pictures of an interesting bike that I think was once a Victory. However, I have to assume it was actually a Ferrari because that is what the gas cap said.