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Greetings Riders,

Well, if you got through the heat this week, the payoff is good riding on the weekend. As for us, Friday morning we are heading to California for some really cool riding weather on the Pacific Coast Highway 1 up to Monterey. Predicted highs are for around 60 degrees along the coast. If only I could some way bottle that up and use it during the 110’s here in the valley, that would be the ticket. But since we all know that can’t happen, I will just have to use that as a memory when I need it. For those of you that missed the newsletter last week about Mrs. C’s new Street Glide, Click Here.

The plan is to be do a similar trip with a few different twists that we did last July 4th. First stop will be San Bernardino and up to Angeles Crest Highway 2, then over to the Reagan Library, Ojai, Santa Barbara before spending the night in Solvang, CA. Next day will be up the 101 to San Luis Obispo where we will catch the Hwy 1 through Morro Bay and on up to Cambria for some fuel before hitting the sweet spot of the Pacific Coast Highway between there and Monterey. Along the way we will make a stop at Hearst Castle, Seal Beach, Nepenthe Restaurant for lunch, Pfeiffer State Park and on in to Monterey on Cannery Row for the night.

The next day is a little up in the air as it will be weather related. If we have a good clear ride up the coast, which is a crap shoot on just about any day you do it, we will turn inland on Day 3 starting out on Carmel Valley Rd. and working our way through the back roads and the golden rolling hills of California down to Lake Nacimiento, Paso Robles to Hwy. 58, to Pine Mountain then hopefully somewhere around Palmdale. Not sure how far we will make it that day.

On Monday we will hopefully take the loop around Big Bear Lake before heading home. As usual, we like to spend most of the day in the saddle so those last 2 days will be full of hours and miles. But hey, that is why we are out there right? The idea is to fill out some deposit slips for that memory bank of life. You can’t do that sitting on the couch or in a motel room, might as well have some fun. Check the Facebook Page often as I will be posting photos along the way. Even if you don’t have a Facebook Page yourself, you can still see the photos and comments that I post. Click “Like” if you are on Facebook.

This week has really slipped by as I have been getting both bikes ready for their first meaningful road trip with all of the road worthy accessories, installing new bluetooth wireless headsets in the helmets and researching back roads, etc. Not to mention getting the video and program prepared for the Memorial Day Celebration that I will be doing at the Westgate Bike Night this Thursday night.

On that subject, I would like to invite everyone to the Memorial Day Celebration that we will be having on Thursday, May 24th at the Westgate Bike Night presented by the Law Tigers. Special guest Mike Broomhead who does the drive time show on 550 KFYI Radio who will address the crowd about the importance of remembering our troops on Memorial Day. We will also have the Patriot Guard Riders as well as a great video presentation on the giant LED at Westgate that will really bring home the meaning of Memorial Day. We don’t have many opportunities to publicly show support for our past and present troops. This will be a good chance to do just that. Looks like the high is to be under 100 degrees, so it will be a great night for a ride. Presentation begins with the National Anthem at 8 PM and will last 15 minutes. Live Music will be “Kung Fu Grip” which you will REALLY enjoy.
Ride by and show your support for those that have given all for us. See you there.
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Tidbits and Updates:
Looking Ahead. . .
Do you have the Baddest stereo system in the valley on your bike? If so, let us see how good it is. On Thursday, May 31st, Paul Yaffe and Rockford Fosgate will sponsor what we are calling “Stereo Wars” at the Westgate Bike Night presented by Law Tigers. This will be a head to head tournament competition between bikes that will be decided each round by YOU! After the contestants demonstrate how good their stereo is, your applause will decide the winner of each round. The ultimate winner will win a $500 Gift Certificate to Paul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation. If you have a power stereo on your bike that you would like to show off, email me at to enter.

Bike Nights
Every Tuesday Night
Starts Tuesday, May 8th.
Mad Dog Saloon Tuesday Bike Night in Mesa. I am really excited about Mad Dog Saloon as it is a perfect stand alone bike night location with a huge patio. For those of you that live in the area you will recognize it as the former Salty Senorita’s. The patio is huge with an outdoor bar, the inside is huge as well with garage doors that open to the outside and TV’s everywhere you look. And plenty of motorcycle parking. There will be food and drink specials including $1.00 tacos on Tuesday’s. Mad Dog Saloon is located at 1860 S. Stapley, just 3/10 of a mile South of U.S. 60 on Stapley. Stop by and check it out. See you there for opening night on Tuesday, May 8th. Click Here for Details, Map and Photos of the Mad Dog Saloon.
Every Thursday Night Westgate Bike Night presented by The Law Tigers: Don’t miss our 6th night!
Where: Westgate City Center, Loop 101 and Glendale Ave. SE Corner. Next to Arena.
When: Thursday nights beginning March 29th – June 28th
Time: 5 PM – 9 PM
What: Bike Night. Live Music, Food, Fun, Vendors, Motorcycles and Sturgis Style Cruising down Coyote Blvd. Live Music with Sour Diesel Trainwreck.
You will enjoy Live Music with “Kung Fu Grip”. This band is Excellent!
Food and drink specials include: Calico Jack's - $3 Tacos, $2 Bud and Coors Original, The Shout House - $7 Burger, Fries, and a Beer, Shane's Rib Shack is offering a FREE 10 piece Traditional Chicken Wings Basket with the purchase of any Full Rack Rib Plate. Value $7.99. Saddleranch - Chicken Tacos for $5.50, Classic Pints of Draft Beer only $2.50, Large Pilsners of draft for only $4.50. Margaritaville: 15% Off Food with “M” class license.
I would like to give special thanks to our Sponsors of the Westgate Bike Night.
Please visit their booths at the event and click their links below to learn more about them.
"Visit or for your chance to win a $500.00 Renegade Classics gift card."
Law Tigers is a professional association of motorcycle injury lawyers who help riders every day. Our association of motorcycle accident attorneys consists of a skilled group of personal injury lawyers whose mission is to support and promote the well being of motorcyclists. Dedicated to rider safety, awareness, and education, we are committed to the riding community. Find an attorney near you from our network of motorcycle accident lawyers or call Law Tigers, toll-free, at 1-800-529-8443. Our lawyers are available -- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Your local Harley-Davidson dealership and proud sponsor of the Bike Night. Stop by and see the latest in what Harley-Davidson has to offer. Speak to one of our trained sales staff about what Harley-Davidson motorcycle would be right for you. We are located just South of 83rd Ave. and Bell Rd. 623-247-5542.
Curly's Customs.
Curly's Customs is a full service Custom Paint & Body Shop for the motorcycle enthusiast. We refinish Harley Davidson and Metric motorcycles. Our goal is to provide high quality workmanship & materials at a very reasonable price. Curly's is located at 12030 N. 111th Ave. in Youngtown, AZ. 623- 977-0339. Stop by and see them at Bike Night.
Stop by and talk to our staff at bike night or at one of our many valley locations. We feature many brands including Polaris, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Honda, Can-Am, BMW, Victory, KTM, Spyder, and Ski-doo. Click Here for a list of our locations.
Every Friday
Mesa Riverview Bike Night. The bike night at Mesa Riverview is now back! Over 100 Bikes last week.
Cactus Moon, Matta’s Grill & Cantina and Chili’s are combining for bike night this season. The venue is going to be a little different this time as they are under construction of Main St., but we were able to use the street between Cactus Moon and Matta’s for the Live Band and bike parking as well as the street behind Cactus Moon for bike parking.
Live Music.
Outdoor patio seating.
Food and Drink specials.
Motorcycle Parking on street.
Be sure to catch the first night on Friday, May 4th from 6-9 PM and then every Friday night. Mesa Riverview is located on the Southeast corner of Loop 202 and Dobson Rd. next to Bass Pro Shop.
This Week
Saturday, May 26th
Buddy Stubbs Arizona Harley-Davidson is hosting a Women’s Garage Party along with their popular Hogs and Dogs monthly event on Saturday, May 26th, from 11 am – 3 pm. Head over to Buddy Stubbs AZ H-D for FREE Food, Drinks, Live Music, a 12:30 pm Museum Tour and much more. The H-D Garage Party is designed for women who are interested in learning to ride their own H-D motorcycle. The party will be full of helpful tips, information and fun activities to transform you into a confident rider. So bring a girlfriend and learn how to take the next step in motorcycling. Reserve your spot today by contacting (602) 810-2366 or For more information on H-D Garage Parties check out Buddy Stubbs H-D is located at 13850 N. Cave Creek Rd. Phoenix, AZ. Visit them on the web at
Sunday, May 27th
2nd Annual AZ Memorial Ride and Concert. A ceremonial ride to honor our fallen American heroes. This is quickly becoming a big Memorial Day Celebration event. Join Mike Broomhead from News Talk KFYI who will be flying the Gold Star Flag in honor of his brother Tom KIA in Iraq.
WHEN: SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012
2:30 PM: Registration opens @ Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson Cave Creek, 13850 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phx
4:30 PM: Kicks Stands Up for a group ride to the National Memorial Cemetery
6:30 PM: Regroup at 101 & Northern Ave. @ Park West Shopping Center and ride as a group.
7:00 PM: Arrive at Dillon's Restaurant for CONCERT with “Western Bred” and AFTER PARTY.
Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium, 16501 W. Northern Ave., Litchfield Park
BENEFITS: Patriot Guard Riders, Arizona Chapter and American Legion Riders Legacy Fund
You can Pre Register and pick up your T-Shirt and Commemorative Coin at the Westgate Bike Night on Thursday, May 24th. $25 Rider/$15 Passenger. There will be a special commemorative coin available for sale at Bike Night.
****FIRST 300 get FREE t-shirts/tanks when you sign up.
Monday, May 28th
Memorial Day “Flags For Our Fallen”. Help us remember and honor our Veterans with American Flags, lining the road leading to the entrance of the Phoenix Veterans Cemetery. 6:30 – 8:00 AM. Gathering at Cave Creek Rd. and Pinnacle Peak Rd. This is a free event. See Flyer for details. See photos from last year’s event. Click Here.
Wednesday, May 30th
Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale Ladies Garage Party. Discover the freedom of riding your own Harley motorcycle at the event that’s geared towards women. Learn how to design, fit, and personalize a bike as unique as you. Stop by for delicately prepared finger snacks, refreshing drinks, relaxation and fun! Join Ruby Cheeks from KDKB as guest speaker. All takes place from 6-8 PM.  RSVP to or call 480-905-1903 and ask for marketing.
Next Week
Friday and Saturday
June 1st and 2nd
Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale “Screw The Pump”. 2 Days of fun. Event kicks off Friday night with a ride to bike night at the Dirty Dog Saloon. Leaves from HD of Scottsdale with kickstands up at 6 PM. Saturday at the dealership from 10AM – 4PM. From 11AM – 2PM enjoy the HOG Crazy BBQ, Bikini Bike Wash with Live Music from the Burnin’ Betty Band. At 2PM is the Bikini Super Soaker Battle! Harley-Davidson is located at 15600 N. Hayden Rd. in Scottsdale. For more information call 480-905-1903 or go to .
Saturday, June 2nd.
American Legion Pat Tillman Post 117 Poker Run. Benefitting ALLECA (American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy) and CWF (Child Welfare Foundation). Registration starts at 9:00 - 10:00 A.M. at Post 117 - 16428 North 32nd Street in Phoenix. First bike out at 10:00 A.M. Raffles, 50/50, and Live Entertainment by Mykel Montana. Drawing for a $100.00 Gas Card. ALR 117 Burger Night – 5:30 P.M.  There will be 4 stops and then back to Post 117 for the PARTY!! Prizes for High and Low Hand! CAGES WELCOME Entry Donation $20 Rider/$25 with Passenger. “Get to know your posts" ride is in full swing, so don't forget to get your sheets stamped while you are drawing your cards for high & low hands. For more information:

Mid Week Updates will be made on the Facebook. New Easy to remember Facebook address. Go to Facebook. Over 3800 FANS! Take a look at all the new photos posted on the wall. If you are not on Facebook, you can still view the page, but you will not be able to post. There will be a link there for you to sign up for Facebook if you are inclined. Click the LIKE button!

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Ever wonder why Africa is not a military power? See what happens when the chimp gets the M-16. Too funny! Click Here to View
Video of the Week: This video is REALLY FUNNY. And so true. See how Father’s react to baby diaper changes. Click Here to View. Click on the Video of the Week graphic on the page.
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Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All,

Barry Caraway
"The Road Is Yours - Take The Ride"

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