Lone Star Rally 2012 Day One in Pictures

November 3, 2012
Bryan Harley
Bryan Harley
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Our resident road warrior has earned his stripes covering the rally circuit, from riding the Black Hills of Sturgis to cruising Main Street in Daytona Beach. Whether it's chopped, bobbed, or bored, metric to 'Merican, he rides 'em all.

Sunny weather and 80-degree days have brought out tons of bikers to the 2012 Lone Star Rally. It’s been two years since we’ve been here, but the way the area has rebounded and transformed itself since our last visit is impressive. Cruising down the Seawall, the green choppy waves of the Gulf of Mexico to our right, a stream of people milling down vendors’ row past Eddie Trotta and Azzkkr Custom Cycles to our left was a unique experience we didn’t get last time we were here. Having the backdrop of tall cumulus clouds over the water in the distance as the crowd filled the park at the Badlands Fm Stage for Brett Michaels free concert was the piece de resistance to the area’s resurgence.

The Strand is already packed and the flow of people coming into town for today’s party has been non-stop. No time for a full report now, but until then here’s a few photos for you to enjoy from our first day at the Lone Star Rally 2012.

The Strand was already packed early Friday afternoon  flooded with bikers in town for the Lone Star Rally 2012.Brett Michaels rocked the crowd during the free concert at the Seawall for Lone Star Rally 2012.
The Strand was alreayd packed by early Friday afternoon. Brett Michaels rocked the crowd at the Seawall during a free concert.
Trying on a Titan Custom for size at the rally.The Veterans Tribute Bikes have been making the rally rounds since their debut in D.C.
She tried on this radical Titan Customs chopper on for size. Flags wave proudly abov the Veteran Triubute Bikes out on the pier.

A little bit of the Ace Cafe made it all the way to Galveston Island.Jay Allen brought reps from every branch of the Armed Forces up on stage before the Brett Michaels show. She was representing for the Air Force.
A little bit of the Ace Cafe made it to Galveston for the Metric Show. Jay Allen works the crowd before the Brett Michaels show.
This band did a rousing rendition of Dolly Partons Jolene for the Lone Star Rally crowd.Red Bull DJs kept the crowd entertained as they spun fresh beats.
These guys did a rippin’ rendition of Dolly’s ‘Jolene.’ The Red Bull DJs spun fresh beats at the first-ever Lone Star Metric Show.
To the victor go the spoils  in this case  Best Of trophies and plaques for Judges Choice.The party is on at the Lone Star Rally 2012 as The Strand fills up with all sorts of interesting characters.
To the victor go the spoils, Best-Of trophies and Judge’s Picks plaques. The party is on at the Lone Star Rally 2012.

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