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Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
5/30/12

Greetings Riders,
 
Well, we are back safe and sound from our adventure to the Pacific Coast Highway and Monterey. And what and adventure it was. I was looking for a little relief from the heat, but the first day of this ride took that to the extreme and handed us what I believe was the most brutal, cold, windy, miserable weather that I have ever experienced on a motorcycle. Since it has been a short week and I have been playing catch up, the full story, route and pictures will be in the newsletter next week. In the meantime, see 3 of my favorite pictures from the ride. Click Here.
 
If you missed the newsletter last week, Click Here to read.
 
One of my projects as soon as we returned has been stripping down Mrs. C’s new bike for paint. All of the parts have now been taken to Chad and C.R. Designs to prepare for the custom paint that will consist of a red metallic with some basic graphics. I have also done a chrome exchange on the stock Street Glide wheels that turned out really nice. Take a look at the bike as it is now with the front chromed wheel on it. Click Here.
 
Stop by Thursday night, May 31st and check out the “Stereo Wars” competition at the Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night presented by the Law Tigers. Click Here for details.
 

 
Tidbits and Updates:
 
**This is an email from Ernie Lizarraga, the Phoenix Firefighter that was injured in the motorcycle crash on Carefree Highway: The second trial for the guy that killed 4 bikers an injured 5 while on methamphetamine and driving a commercial dump truck will start June 11th. The first trial was a mistrial due to him saying on the last day of trial he tested positive from diet pills and the state did not have time to prove him wrong. The Judge said he can not say that in the second trial.  I will be on the witness stand June 12, the Judge said he can’t use the diet pill story because its "A LIE". Let’s hope justice is finally done this time.
 
**Was anyone else hooked on the History Channel’s 3 night series on the “Hatfield’s and McCoy’s? What a great 6 hours of television about a piece of Americana. Kevin Costner was great as Devil Anse Hatfield. Good job History Channel! Catch the re-runs if you can. 
 

 
Bike Nights
Every Tuesday Night
 
Every Tuesday
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
 
Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night presented by The Law Tigers: Only 5 nights left!
Stereo Wars Tonight! See who has the baddest Stereo in town. 7 PM.
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.
You will enjoy Music by DJ Darnell.
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.
Click Here for Flyer.
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.
Presenting Sponsor The Law Tigers
"Visit LawTigers.com or facebook.com/lawtigers 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.
Arrowhead HD
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.
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.
Ridenow Powersports
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.
Highlights:
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
 
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 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: vicky.mad4vets@gmail.com
 
Next Week
 
Saturday, June 16th
Arrowhead Harley-Davidson Indoor Bike Show. Have a cool bike you want to show off? This is the place to do it. We clear out the show room and display your bikes inside where it is cool. The bike show is FREE to enter and registration begins at 10 AM. Custom trophies will be awarded to category winners. There will be Music – FREE Food – Raffles – Bike Wash – Father’s Day Specials throughout the store on licensed Harley-Davidson products. 9 AM – 4 PM. Show Speical! Purchase a Harley Motorcycle and receive up to a $500 Gift Card good towards Parts and MotorClothes Apparel. Arrowhead HD is located at 16130 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr. in Peoria, AZ. 
 
Extras

Mid Week Updates will be made on the Cyclerides.com Facebook. New Easy to remember Facebook address. Go to Cyclerides.com 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!

Take a look at this amazing shredder. Nothing is safe around this thing. Click Here to View

Trask Performance, Arizona’s premier performance and service center, will take care of all your bikes needs. Get ready for your Summer trips. We provide routine service, maintenance, dyno tuning and emissions service are just a couple of examples of what we can do. From mild to wild, we can create a custom build to suit your needs contact us for more info at 623-879-8488 ask for James or Nick
 
This is fishing the easy way. These are some crazy fish! Click Here to View
 
Video of the Week: Take a look at this video of the World’s Largest Rope Swing. This has had almost 11 million views. 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"
www.cyclerides.com

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