|By Eli Sentman||More pictures on Eli's site!|
|Well another great
Oley meet for 2000.The theme bike this year was BMW and there were plenty.
Twice as many after a few trips to the bar. Oley has one of the best theme
displays of bikes of all themeets. Now for a scoop. You heard it here first.
Next year they are trying to represent as many year and models of Indian
they can muster from 1902-1953. This should make it a great meet for us
deciples of the Wigwam.
There were tons of vendors this year as
usual and even on those huge grounds camping was at a premium. The weather
started a little iffy but Saturday was perfect. It was great seeing alot
of old friends and trying to remember the names of the new ones after a
long winter. I did get to meet a few of the VI list
crew which is nice as now I can put faces to a few of
Oley has really turned into a Thursday
evening thru Saturday evening meet.
After getting over the shock of John Dubel waking up next to me in my bed in my van Saturday morning it was time for a great Pa. dutch breakfast. That afternoon I had the honor of being invited to Doc Patts' house to view his collection. All I can say is WOW. His farm has a huge workshop and museum containing some really great bikes including many race bikes and prototypes such as an Indian Torque Four. Doc gave us the grand tour Telling story after story of the bikes and their history, it was fantastic. After not being able to talk him into adopting us, he gave us each asigned picture of his Ace Flexi Car combo. Doc and the rest of us went out to dinner so we missed the banquet. None of us were upset. We did try to get him drunk enough to change his will to include us but we couldn't. We then went back to the fairgrounds for more debauchery.
Sunday morning came and the meet looked more like a gold rush gone bad. Most of the vendors and campers were gone or close to leaving. I took a stroll around the bikes to be judged then somnolently left. I hope to see some of you at Harmony in June.
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