Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
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The weather that we have been waiting for is finally here. Hope
you took advantage of it last weekend and again this weekend. But if
you are riding in the East Valley around the 101 and Scottsdale Rd.,
please be careful as there will be thousands of cars in that are around
there due to the Phoenix Open happening this week. A good idea would be
to stay far away from that area.
Last Friday Mrs. C. and I went to the Mecum Vintage Motorcycle Auction in Las Vegas
that I was mentioning in the newsletter last week. Sales might be
slumping at Harley-Davidson for motorcycles, but they certainly were
not for vintage motorcycles. The star of the show was a 1939 Crocker Big Tank
with a 1000cc V-Twin Engine that went for $704,000 out the door.
Crockers are very rare and sought after motorcycles. They were also the
fastest and the most powerful of their era which were 15-20 mph faster
than the Knucklehead. The 1937 Crocker Small Tank 61-25 went for a mere $423,500 out the door.
Those were the most expensive bikes that sold, but there were several
others that went for well over $100,000 including the famous 1925 Brough Superior SS100 Alpine Grand Sport that went for $357,500 and the 1912 Henderson
965cc 4 Cylinder that sold for $302,500. I know this is not of interest
for everyone by any means. But if you are the least bit interested in
the inflated prices of older motorcycles, it is fun to see what some of
these are going for these days. Click Here for the auction results from Friday. On the left you can click into the other days and cruise through all of the prices. If you are inclined to visit
the auction next year in Las Vegas, here are some photos of the venue
and several photos of bikes that I thought were interesting to me.
Click Here for my Photo Gallery. (Click on right photo to go full screen)
Click Here for Video of Motorcycle Staging Area
Click Here for Video of the sale of the Crocker
Mecum is also having a huge car/motorcycle auction here in Phoenix at the Cardinals Football stadium March 14-16. They are expecting 1000 cars and 100 motorcycles to be auctioned off.
Stay tuned to the newsletter for next week as I will be announcing the
Cyclerides.com Bike Night Schedules that will be starting in March.
And just for fun, check out this VROD that I saw for sale at the
Eaglerider Motorcycle Sales in Tempe this week. It has a 360 rear tire
and a 260 front tire. I have never seen anything quite like that. I
might just have to take that one for a ride when I have some more time.
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For those of you that keep up
with what is going on with the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company, they
just released earnings this week and it wasn't so good. The decline in
sales is continuing due to the age of their core riders and the profits
are being squeezed. U.S. retail sales were down about 10% in the 4th
quarter and profits got clobbered. Click Here for the story from CNBC.
Saturday and Sunday, February 9-10
Buckeye Air Fare 2019.
Looking for something to do with a lot of eye candy from the sky. Check
out the Buckeye Air Fair being held at the Buckeye Municipal Airport
located at 3000 S. Palo Verde Rd. in Buckeye, AZ on Saturday and
Sunday, Feb. 9th and 10th. This would be a great outing with the Kids
and Grandkids, or just an afternoon of fun in this great weather. The airshow will begin with a parachute jump with the American Flag during the National Anthem.
Following that there is a
great lineup for the airshow this year including a one of a kind YAK110
flown by . This is where Russion military hardware meets American
engineering. They actually took 2 YAK 55's and stuck them together,
then added a jet engine in the middle for some extra fun. I saw this
plane in Oshkosh this past Summer and it is a must see! You will also
see a bi-plane performance from Jon Melby Airshows as well as Brad
Wursten in his "Power Addiction" Airshow. Each maneuver will be
described by Airshow Announcer extraordinarie Jeff Overby. The airshow
takes place between Noon and 2pm both days. There are also a lot of
static displays of aircraft that you can get up close to and lots of
vendors. There are also a lot of activities for the kids. The event is
from 9am - 3pm both days. Free to view, or upgrade to get up close with
VIP tickets. Click Here for more information.
***If you are planning on riding a motorcycle, just be aware that there may not be availability of asphalt parking.***
Saturday, February 16th
26th Annual MMA Freedom Beach
Party. The 26th Annual MMA Freedom Beach Party takes place from 12:00
pm – 5:00 pm on February 16th at Jakes Corner Bar located at 57564
AZ-188, Payson AZ 85541. $15.00 Per person first 100 get a meal
included. Enjoy watching or participating in the Hula Contest, Ugly
Hawaiian shirt Contest, Tattoo Contest and People games. Live Music by
Frozen Fire FMI-Vine 928-978-2850.
Arizona Bike Week is only 10 weeks away now. The dates are April 3rd - 7th.
The full list of bands this year playing in the RockYard have been announced and they are:
Wednesday, April 3rd - Buckcherry
Thursday, April 4th - George Thorogood and The Destroyers
Friday, April 5th - 3 Doors Down
Saturday, April 6th - Godsmack
Click Here for more details.
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This is a really cool video for dog lovers. Click Here to View
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Blessings and Safe Riding To All,
"The Road Is Yours - Take The Ride"
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