Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Jefferson 2011 - Mud and Remembrance

The Hill

Remembering Steve Ciccalone

Dave Minerva's original paint 36 EL...They don't get any better!

A restored 36 EL

I love this Forty...

Mike's barn fresh Duo-Glide (For Sale)

Rick's 30 VL (For Sale)

That Forty again...sold...

An NOS 41-46 WL gas tank I scored!

Me old "Dirty Nine" living up to it's name...

Jefferson 2011's theme was 75 years of Knuckleheads and Knuckleheads came out of the woodwork! One of the most notable was Dave Minerva's original paint 36 EL. I have known this bike for decades and it was great to see it out again! There were tons of cool parts, great people, great bikes, adult beverages and food (I ate at least a dozen oyster sandwiches!). The area is great for riding old bikes and there is a state park right up the road. It's also about 15 miles from the Harley-Davidson Factory in York PA (where they were having an opened house last weekend).

The meet had somewhat of a solemn tone due to the passing of Steve Ciccalone just two weeks prior. Steve ran this meet flawlessly for many years and was sorely missed by all. The folks from the Chesapeake Chapter that inherited the task of pulling the meet together at the last minute did a great job...my hat is off to them all.

As has been the case for the last few years, the mud was abundant and proved challenging for some and pure enjoyment for others. The club backhoe was working non-stop pulling out vehicles and spreading stone. The mud was from the previous rainfall and the weather was actually great and the sun was out Thursday and Friday.

Jefferson remains one of my favorite AMCA meets of the year!

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