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,
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 Cyclerides.com
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
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
Cyclerides.com 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 Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike
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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funny video’s this week. See the Extras column below.
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 Cyclerides.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to enter.
Every Tuesday Night
Starts Tuesday, May 8th.
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
Every Thursday Night
Where: Westgate City Center,
Loop 101 and Glendale Ave. SE Corner. Next to Jobing.com 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.
will enjoy Live Music with “Kung Fu Grip”. This band is Excellent!
and drink specials include: Calico Jack's -
$3 Tacos, $2 Bud and Coors Original, The Shout House -
$7 Burger, Fries, and a Beer,
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
Please visit their booths at the event and click their links
below to learn more about them.
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
Cyclerides.com/Westgate 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 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.
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.
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.
Saturday, May 26th
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
email@example.com. For more information on H-D Garage Parties check out
www.h-d.com/garageparty. Buddy Stubbs H-D is located at 13850 N. Cave Creek Rd.
Phoenix, AZ. Visit them on the web at www.buddystubbshd.com.
Sunday, May 27th
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
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
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
can Pre Register and pick up your T-Shirt and Commemorative Coin at the
Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night on Thursday, May 24th. $25 Rider/$15
Passenger. There will be a special commemorative coin available for sale at Bike
****FIRST 300 get FREE t-shirts/tanks when
you sign up.
Monday, May 28th
“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
Wednesday, May 30th
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 480-905-1903
and ask for marketing.
Friday and Saturday
June 1st and 2nd
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 www.hdofscottsdale.com .
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: email@example.com
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