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Thursday, October 31, 2013

2013 Demon's Death Ride - Part 3

The third and final stop on the 2013 Demon's Death Ride was Club Jager, which was a short ride down Washington Ave. from Grumpy's.

I'm not going to explain this pic:


More shots of the lineup:

Overall, it was fun but it was cold.  Once you got downtown, the stops were close together so that helped.  Is the weather was warmer, I would guess the turnout would have been higher and the costumes would have been better but it was still really good and I'm glad I went.

You can find more info (including photos) on these Facebook pages:
Be sure to check it out next year!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

2013 Demon's Death Ride - Part 2

After leaving Bob's we rode as a group down Lyndale, Hennepin, and Washington to Grumpy's Bar & Grill.  It was fun and we must have been a sight to see (and hear) as we got a lot of stares.

I believe this is Billy, the organizer of the event.

The bikes were all lined up.

I got a few more shots of the bikes on the run and even managed to get one of the pumpkin headlight lit up.

Miscellaneous costumed shenanigans:

I didn't get any riding action shots but I got these as we were getting ready to leave Grumpy's for Club Jager.

Photos from Club Jager are up next.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

2013 Demon's Death Ride - Part 1

The 2013 Demon's Death Ride was this past Saturday night.  It was very cold and below normal for this time of year at about 40°F.  In spite of the cold, about 25 bikes showed up for the start of the run at Bob's Java Hut

I rode my Sportster.

Bikes lined the streets around Bob's.  Most were cafe racers and were a mix of Japanese, British, and Italian makes and models.  It makes sense given the fact the event was sponsored by Ton-Up Minneapolis.  Mine was one of only 2 Harleys that showed up.

The bike at the front of this shot is 1976 Triumph Bonneville, same year as my dad's.

Some people decorated their bikes.  The plastic pumpkin was awesome lit up.

Severed foot in the forks:

Skeleton on a Ducati:

Some people had demon-appropriate helmets.

Most people just wore a mask or some face paint as you really needed heavy leather gear, not a thin costume, for riding in such temperatures.  It would have been interesting to see how people would have dressed if it was a lot warmer.

Next stop... Grumpy's.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Frankensteiners Ball 8 - Part 5

Frankensteiners Ball 8 was a great time in spite of the nasty weather.  I'll leave you with two amazing cars.  The first is a Jeep that was born to limbo.  This thing was so ridiculously low to the ground.

Seriously, there is a car-limbo contest.  I didn't watch the whole thing but I didn't see any car that could beat this one, especially when the windshield is flipped down like in the second photo below.

The second epic vehicle was this one.  This car literally had a double-barrel exhaust.  It made a low bassy tone like I've never heard.  If that wasn't cool enough, it shot flames and fireballs out of them.  It was amazing!

I swear the fireball in this last photo looks like the upper-half of a she-devil, but maybe I'm just seeing things.

Here's the same photo with the contrast cranked up.  Do you see it?

Let's hope for better weather next year's Ball.  Don't miss it!
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