It was great! Seemed like hundreds of bikes were exhibited, several hundred showed up... an entire field of parking filled with bikes. Beer tents, plus the Gilmore Museum is an amazing experience regardless with cars of all eras on display.
I got down there a bit late with my buddy (who had a Kawi 400 Mach 2 and another friend on his Harley. No issues on the ride down - other than a slight tire rub on the rear fender.... which was fixed by raising the mount point on the rear fender to the subframe after I returned home. Also, I pulled the tank and sloshed it around, emptied it, cleaned my fuel filter and my petcock filter and there is no signs of slow fuel flow anymore.
The bike is a joy to ride - nimble, quick acceleration - not to mention a major head-turner. Riding into the show it got a lot of looks, compliments and photos taken - which makes me extremely happy.
This was my first bike festival and was really happy to see a large array of bikes there... I am not a harley fan, and that seems to be the only bikes around - so the fact that there were Nortons, BSA's, BMW's, Guzzis, triumphs, ducatis, hard to find japanese bikes & several custom bikes. I will post up some pics when I get them off my phone.
Well, Marc, tell us about the Festival!