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The crowd was sparse early Saturday morning, but by 2:30 p.m., hundreds were at the Mallalieu Inn, ready for a day of highway riding and partying.

Spring ‘Defrost Your Nuts’ motorcycle party draws hundreds

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By Chuck Nowlen

Photos by Chuck Nowlen and Kathy Barnhart

A guy named “Smoke” rode in to publicize his group, Bikers Against Child Abuse.


People like Don Christensen, meanwhile, showed up because it was the first organized ride of the year.

“I call it ‘child therapy,’” laughed Christensen, a West St. Paul landscaper and one of hundreds at the annual spring “Defrost Your Nuts” motorcycle ride April 12.

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