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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Full Tilt Chopper Show 2011 - Part 1

The Full Tilt Chopper Show was last Sunday at Tavern on the Avenue in St. Paul, the day after the Bearded Lady.  The show was put on by Heavy, 7th Street Tattoo, Siberian Tusk, and PBR.  I think this was the first one.  The weather was perfect!  I could only stop by for a brief time early in the day but it seemed like it would have been a really fun day.  I still managed to take a bunch of pics.

You may notice a lot of the bikes were also in my Bearded Lady posts.  Given the high quality of the bikes that turned out for both events, that's not a bad thing.

I rode the Sportster.  It was my first time at Tavern on the Avenue.  Cool bar.

Sporty.  Even the coil is chopped.

I've seen this bike at Duluno's.  It's awesome.  Such a tiny tank!  So many great details...

Hardtailed shovel.

Another Sporty.

Shovel with super-skinny bars.

Hardtailed Triumph.

This knuckle was awesome.  Check out all the engraving.

This Triumph was definitely one of my favorites.  I really like the paint.

More pics to come in Part 2!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Bearded Lady Motorcycle Show 2011 - Part 4

Here's one last set of photos from the 2011 Bearded Lady Motorcycle Show in Minneapolis.

More ironhead goodness.

A pair of ladies in what I can only describe as day-of-the-dead-style makeup.

Crazy trike.  I'd love to know what this thing is titled as on his registration & insurance.

Rat scooter!

So many cool details on this Victory.  I've seen it at Duluno's before.  Check out the stacks coming up through the tank.

I really dig the tank on the Yamaha chop.  You don't see enough hand-painted tanks.

Elvis sighting!

I said this after the show last year last year but... when the Bearded Lady shows her hairy face in Northeast Minneapolis next year, GO!!!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Bearded Lady Motorcycle Show 2011 - Part 3

More pics from the 2011 Bearded Lady Motorcycle Show in Northeast Minneapolis...

I didn't stick around long enough to see who won but, once again, the prizes were tattooed piglets in jars.  Gross or awesome - you decide.

Beautiful white Triumph.

Interesting bars and other details on this Sporty.

Old shovel next to the band list.

The dude on stilts with a burlap sack over his head was back again this year.

The last time I saw this ratted out sidehack was on the Flood Run.

Bluecat Motors wins for best booth. Good guys - I bought my Fulmer helmet from them a while back.

The Mowercycle / Mowasaki was there again, this time with some sort of air conditioning / rider cooling system setup.  Awesome!

Come back for one more post from the Bearded Lady and then it's on to Full Tilt!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Bearded Lady Motorcycle Show 2011 - Part 2

More photos from the 2011 Bearded Lady Motorcycle Freak Show in Northeast Minneapolis...


So many awesome bikes...

Am I biased towards Sportsters?  Yes.

Seen this purple Sporty before, but it never gets old.

Bikes everywhere!

Flying Merkel!!!

Q. What's wrong with this Sportster?
A. It's a Yamaha.

More pics to come in Parts 3 & 4...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Bearded Lady Motorcycle Show 2011 - Part 1

The 2011 Bearded Lady Motorcycle Freak Show was this past Saturday near the 331 Club in Northeast Minneapolis.  Rain moved through the Twin Cities early that morning and heavy rains blew threw late in the day but the afternoon was beautiful!  There was a great turnout like last year.

I really like this Sporty.  Based on the chrome motor, it looks like a Custom.  It has a really clean jockey shift and foot clutch setup too.

I've seen this hard-tailed big-twin before.

The oil tank on this Shovel is awesome.  I love the filter right in the middle of it.

This dude loves Hamm's beer and ironheads.  Who am I to argue?  I enjoyed quite a bit of Hamm's at the DicE party in Iowa.

Beautiful Triumph

Lots more pics in Parts 2, 3, & 4.  Come on back!
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