For the third year in a row, I entered my Sportster in Rad's Extra Sharp Morotcycle Show and for the third year in a row, I took home a trophy. This year, I took 2nd place in the Mild H-D class. I'm not actually sure which bike beat mine. I was just excited to take 2nd.
Here's my bike:
Last year, I took 1st place in the Sportster class and in 2011 I took 1st place in Mild H-D. The aluminum trophies in 2011 were really nice. Tom says they should be back for next year but the frisbees are cool too. I still love the fact that the only trophies the bike from Gophers and Cheese has won are all cheese-themed.
There were a few other Sportsters there. This green custom was practically a rolling Kuryakyn billboard but the pieces looked nice together so what can you say? I was VERY close to buying those same Python 2-into-1 pipes at one time. The owner clearly takes pride in a clean and shiny bike. Neither one of my bikes has had a proper wash all year.
This Sporty was for sale.
I liked this 883:
Finally, Brett showed up on his Sportster, "The Gypsy", just before awards but it was too late for him to enter. I really like his bike and I've taken pictures of it at quite a few shows around the Twin Cities.
That it from this year's show. Be sure to come out and support the 5th annual next year!