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Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
6/12/13
 
Greetings Riders,
 
Well, what can I say? By the looks of the past week and the future forecast, we are solidly into the HOT part of Summer in the Valley of the Blow Dryer. The impending heat is the water cooler talk as it probably should be. The last shred of hope from us that try to ignore it was the fact that it was, “at least it is cooling down in the evenings”. That appears to soon be going away too. So what do we do now if we want to ride our motorcycles? We either deal with it, or point the front wheel to cooler places. If you are going to deal with it, be sure to pay attention to possible Dehydration. See last week’s newsletter for my story on this. Click Here.
 
Starting next week I will give you some quick getaway’s to take a ride and beat the heat. In the meantime, maybe a little humor can take your mind off of it for a minute or two.
 
10 Things That Make You Realize You Live In Phoenix
 
1. You no longer associate rivers or bridges with water.
 
2. The water coming from the "cold" tap is hotter than that from the hot" tap.
 
3. You know that you can make sun tea outside faster than instant tea in your microwave.
 
4. Hot air balloons can't fly after 6 AM because the air outside is hotter than the air inside the balloon.
 
5. You think that someone driving while wearing oven mitts is a clever idea.
 
6. You can say "There will be a high of 115 degrees all week," without thinking it is a big deal.
 
7. You discover that it only takes two fingers to drive your car in the summer.
 
8. The pool can be warmer than you are.
 
9. You know that a seat belt makes a pretty good branding iron.
 
10. You realize the best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.
 

 
Tidbits and Updates:
 
**Corvette night at the Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night this Thursday night. See a display of classic Corvette’s in center court. Only 3 nights left! Ends June 27th. Ride in and enjoy the fun and Live Music Thursday night with the “Kung Fu Grip”. See you there!
Presented by Arrowhead HD and Ridenow Powersports.
 
**Announcing the Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Museum is now open 6 days a week! Hours are Monday through Friday from 11AM to 5PM, and Saturdays from 12PM to 5PM. Guided tours will continue to be performed every Saturday at Noon. The Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Museum (housed within the dealership) is home to over 125 motorcycles, from 37 unique brands, spanning 11 countries. The collection is home to many unique and low production motorcycles which are housed and preserved in running condition. Details and directions at www.buddystubbshd.com/museum
 
**See photos from our trip up and down the Pacific Coast Highway. Click Slideshow in the upper right and let them stream full screen for best viewing. Click Here to View PCH photos. Click Here for Petersen Museum photos.
 
**Emissions testing for motorcycles update. After June 21st. No more emission testing for motorcycles. The following was taken from the ADEQ Website.
Update: This question has been asked a lot. What if my registration is due now, can I wait till June 21 and not have to have emissions testing? This is from a Cyclerides.com reader. “Even though my registration is due now, I was told by both MVD and Vehicle Emissions that if I wait until after June 21, I will not need to have my motorcycle tested. Here is hoping that is correct.  Thanks again for all you have done to keep us informed about this issue.”

 
Bike Night
 
Every Thursday, March 28th – June 27th
ONLY 3 NIGHTS LEFT!
Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night this Spring being presented by Arrowhead Harley-Davidson and Ridenow Powersports. Bike Night began Thursday night, March 28th with a HUGE crowd and will continue for a total of 14 nights ending on June 27th from 5 pm – 9 pm. This Thursday, you will once again be able to enjoy a party every Thursday night with Live Music, Vendors, Restaurants, parking on Coyote Blvd. next to the fountains and Hundreds of motorcycles to look at as they cruise by. This is the place to be on Thursday nights for sure.
 
Attractions this week:
Live Music this week with “Kung Fu Grip” 6-9 PM.
Grab your riding buddies and stop by to enjoy Live Music, Restaurant specials and other special events along the way. Click Here for Photos from the first night.
 
Here are the details for the Cyclerides.com Westgate Bike Night presented by Arrowhead HD and Ridenow Powersports:
Where: Westgate City Center, Loop 101 and Glendale Ave. SE Corner. Next to Jobing.com Arena.
When: Thursday nights beginning March 28th – June 27th
Time: 5 PM – 9 PM
What: Bike Night. Live Music, Food, Fun, Vendors, Motorcycles and Sturgis Style Cruising down Coyote Blvd.
Click Here for Flyer.
 
Thanks to our Presenting Sponsors Arrowhead Harley-Davidson and Ridenow Powersports:
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.
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.
And to our Associate Sponsor Curly’s Customs
Curly's Customs. Curly's Customs is a full service Custom Paint & Body Shop for the motorcycle enthusiast. 623- 977-0339. Stop by and see them at Bike Night.
 
Bike Night Restaurant Specials.
I have worked very hard to get the restaurants to come up with some consistent bike night specials. I think they have stepped up very well this year to offer some good deals. There will be restaurant specials all season long that include offers from:
McFadden’s - 10% discount on your bill when you show your M-class license on Bike Night. Plus, bikers can enjoy regular happy hour specials, including $2 Bud/Bud Light Drafts, $3 Wells and $5 Appetizers from 4-7pm.
Calico Jack’s Cantina - $19.99 Bike Night Platters with Nacho chips, mini-chimis, onion rings and jalapeno poppers, plus a pitcher of domestic draft beer. Enjoy 10% off your bill when you show your M-class license on Bike Night.
The Shout! House - $9 Natural Black Angus Burger, Fries, and Beer special ($15 value) and a FREE cover for 2 card to come back on the weekend ($10 value) when you show your M-class license on Bike Night.
Kabuki - Take 15% off when you show your motorcycle license during Westgate Bike Night. Valid only during Westgate Bike Night events. Dine-in only. Valid only at Westgate City Center location. One offer per table per party. Not valid during Happy Hour and Reverse Happy Hour. Cannot be combined with any other offers or rewards. Excludes alcohol, tax, gratuity and gift card purchases.
Saddle Ranch - 2 chicken tacos for $5.50*. Classic pints of draft beer for only $3*. Plus, bikers can enjoy regular happy hour specials from 4-6:30pm with 50% off all appetizers and drinks. *Valid from 6:30pm to 10:00pm on all Bike Nights, excluding event days when there are concerts, sporting or other events at the Center, Stadium or Arena.
Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville - 10% off entire food bill to anyone who presents their M-Class driver's license. Plus, bikers can enjoy happy hour from 4-7pm with 50% off appetizers, $3 well vodka, rum and gin drinks, $4 Landshark 20oz drafts and $5 Who’s to Blame Margaritas.
Mama Gia’s - $.50 cent wings with an order of 24 or more. 1 Topping 16 in pizza and 12 wings for $22.99. Mention our ad on Cyclerides.com and receive happy hour well, wine and Draft drinks.
 
This Week
 
Saturday, June 15th
Buddy Stubbs Anthem Hogs and Dogs. Gear up for Father’s Day with Buddy Stubbs Anthem Harley-Davidson! Join the Buddy Stubbs crew on Saturday, June 15th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for their monthly Hogs & Dogs and receive a FREE hat with the purchase of a dealer tee shirt and a pair of jeans for Dad. In addition to this great deal, a free gift will be handed out to ALL Dads in attendance. Don’t miss out on the FREE food and drinks that will be served and take advantage of the bikini bike wash to get your H-D® shining in the summer sun! Be part of this great salute to Dads with Buddy Stubbs Anthem H-D. Buddy Stubbs Anthem Harley-Davidson is located at 41715 N. 41st Drive, Anthem, AZ 85086. Visit them on the web at www.anthemhd.com. For more details regarding this event call (623) 465-1122 or e-mail marketing@buddystubbs.com.
 
Saturday & Sunday,
June 15-16
Arrowhead Harley-Davidson “Celebrate Dad” for Father’s Day. Celebrate Father’s Day at Arrowhead HD with 15% OFF Men’s Licensed H-D Merchandise. PLUS on Saturday Only – FREE FOOD from 11am – 1pm, Raffles, Live Music Free Bikini Bike Wash 11am – 3pm and a Used Parts Swap Meet from 7am – 12pm. Bring Dad in to buy a new or used Sportster or Big Twin and he gets a $200 Gift Card. Arrowhead Harley-Davidson is located at 16130 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr. in Peoria, AZ. 623-247-5542. www.arrowheadharley.com
 
Saturday, June 15th
Chandler Harley-Davidson Lucky 13 Anniversary Event. Join Chandler Harley-Davidson in celebrating their 13th Anniversary. Stop by to enjoy a Fashion Show featuring the Bellezza Models starting at 1pm. FREE Food catered by Rudy’s, Music, 13% OFF Licensed H-D Merchandise. We have great gifts for Dad. Raffles throughout the day. There will also be a Patio Bike Show. Must register by 11am on 6/15. Trophies to be awarded after the fashion show for Top Custom, Bagger, Softail, Best Paint, and People’s Choice. $200 Gift Card on any new H-D Motorcycle purchase between 6/14-6/16/13. Chandler HD is located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler, AZ 480-496-6800. www.chandlerharley.com
 
Sunday, June 16th
Chandler Harley-Davidson “Celebrate Dad” for Father’s Day. Celebrate Father’s Day at Chandler HD on Sunday June 16th with 15% OFF Men’s Licensed H-D Merchandise. Bring Dad in to buy any new HD Motorcycle and he gets a $200 Gift Card. Chandler HD is located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler, AZ 480-496-6800. www.chandlerharley.com
 
Extras
 
Mid Week Updates will be made on the Cyclerides.com Facebook. New Easy to remember Facebook address. Go to Cyclerides.com Facebook. Over 4200 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!

Very fascinating. Check out this video from NASA showing what happens when you wring out a wet cloth in space. Click Here to View.

Video of the Week. What a great tribute and memorial by motorcyclists to those in the middle east conflicts. I had never heard of this one. 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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