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Greetings Riders,
I hope everyone is enjoying the break in the weather in the Phoenix area, I know I am. It has made for great rides home from bike nights. The motorcycle is once again the first choice of transportation as I have logged over 1300 miles on the yellow bike since it returned from Trask Performance getting it back on the road. The motor is running strong and the flush job seems to be working just fine. 
Last week I finished the story of our 2011 ride covering the route from Jackson, WY to Phoenix, AZ that included 178 beautiful photos from the 2 days and a wrap up of the whole trip. If you missed it, Click Here to catch up. I have also updated the Archives section for the newsletter and added a Google Search of the site for you to use “keywords” to find past articles. To give it a try, Click Here.
The Westgate Bike Night will be changing nights next week. Due to Coyote games at the Arena on Thursday’s, we will be moving to Wednesday nights on October 19th for the remainder of the final 5 nights of the season. Thursday, October 13th will be the last Thursday night for this year. Please spread the word to your riding buddies. This week is Hot Rod theme night featuring the Live Music of “Still Cruising”.
The Mesa Riverview Bike Night will remain on Friday nights. This week featuring the the Live Music of Riverview favorite “Attitude Cat”.  If you want to ride in an listen to some good live music, this is the band. We have had these guys a couple of times before and they are really good.
Ride Idea:
New Asphalt on 89A Up Mingus Mountain and little known Page Springs Rd.
It is that time of year to be getting out on the bike for some longer rides. As most of you know we have some great riding within just a few miles of the Phoenix area. One popular road for riders from the valley is Hwy. 89A through Jerome. If you are new to Arizona, or just looking for a good ride idea, an awesome 200 + mile route is to go Hwy. 74 to 60 to Wickenburg, then catch Hwy. 93 to 89 and follow that to Prescott. This will take you up Yarnell Hill through Yarnell and Peoples Valley leading you to 16 miles of EXCELLENT riding through the twisties of the Prescott National Forest dropping you in to Downtown Prescott. This is a really good ride.
From Prescott continue on Hwy. 89 to 89A to the old Copper Mining/Ghost Town of Jerome, AZ. Most of you who ride in the state know this route well. 89A takes you up Mingus Mountain through a reportedly 158 curves to over 7000 feet and down into Jerome through on one of the prettiest 14 miles stretches of road in the state. But what you don’t know, and is the reason for me bringing this to your attention is that they have just resurfaced the asphalt on this stretch of road and it is FANTASTIC to ride ride now. The road is black as coal, crisp new yellow lines as you will see in the photos and rides like butter.
Mrs. C. and I did this route a couple of weeks ago and both thoroughly enjoyed the resurfaced road and can’t wait to do it again real soon. Once you hit Jerome you can grab a burger at the Haunted Hamburger or continue on down to old Main St. in Cottonwood to one of our favorites the Tavern Grille. Now here is another nugget of a road that you might not know about. Depending on your timing, you can either catch Hwy. 260 back to I-17 and head home.
OR, if you have just a little more time, you can head towards Sedona and take little known Page Springs Rd. This is an awesome road that not many know about that follows Oak Creek as it meanders through lush green trees and past 3 wineries including Page Springs Cellars on the way to Cornville Rd. that will take you back to I-17. There are tastings at each of these wineries along the way. Page Springs Rd. is only about 8 miles long and will only add about 13 miles to your ride back to the valley from Cottonwood. I’m sure you will really like this little nugget.
This is about a 250 mile ride from I-17 and the 101 that would get you to some cooler weather while giving you a good mixture of high desert and forest riding with some great old towns to visit along the way. It would be an excellent ride this weekend or next weekend to include with the Peoria Centennial Arizona On The Move Ride that is already going to Prescott.
Enjoy the ride and the great new asphalt on Mingus Mountain. Click Here to view a Google Map of this route. Here are 54 Great Photos of the ride up Mingus Mountain and Jerome. Click “Slideshow” in upper right for best full screen viewing. 

Tidbits and Updates:
**New Bike Build Update. The parts have now left fabrication and are at C.R. Designs for paint. It ends up that only one part on the bike does not have fiberglass fabrication and that is the front fender. This has turned out to be a way bigger project than I had envisioned, but I think we have created a really cool bike in the process. There has been a little change in color as I have decided to go with Boyd Coddington Hot Rod Red. With the Corvette theme, it just seemed like the thing to do. One recent piece that Jim fabricated was the Chin Spoiler that I thought came out real nice. Click Here to view. It is the last picture on the page.
**Mark Your Calendar! The Westgate Bike Night will be changing nights next week. Due to Coyote games at the Arena on Thursday’s, we will be moving to Wednesday nights on October 19th for the remainder of the final 5 nights of the season. Thursday, October 13th will be the last Thursday night for this year. Please spread the word to your riding buddies. This week is Hot Rod theme night featuring the Live Music of “Still Cruising”.
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Thursday Nights Westgate Bike Night: Moves to Wednesday Nights Next Week, October 19th!
We are going to expand the frequency for the Fall season at Westgate as there will be 10 nights this year. Due to the Coyotes schedule and not being able to overlap on their games because they use events plaza, we will be doing 5 Thursday nights in a row starting on Thursday, September 15th through Thursday, October 13th. Then we will switch to Wednesday nights for the next 5 from Wednesday, October 19th through Wednesday, November 16th. Event Time 5-9 PM. This year we will be doing theme nights that will incorporate classic cars, music and Extreme Machines. The next 2 will be 60’s and 70’s with classic cars reflecting the era. We will then move on to “Extreme Machines” bringing in for display the most exotic motorsports we can find for you to see. I am really looking forward to programming this season. There will be something new to see each week. Click Here for Schedule and details. Pass this on to your riding pals. If you would be interested in being a vendor contact me at . See Photos .
Highlights this Week:
Hot Rod Cars Theme Night this week!
Live Music by “Still Cruising”.
Hot Rod Cars will be on display.

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.

Petersen Johnson Accident Lawyers.
Petersen Johnson is a local Arizona law firm, whose attorneys have over 60 years of combined legal experience in Accident/Injury law and DUI/Criminal Defense law. We have substantial experience in representing riders injured in motorcycle accidents. Ron Petersen and Brad Johnson are involved in every injury case. We discount our fees; never our service. Please call us locally at 602-650-1200 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Arrowhead HD and Ridenow Powersports Your local Harley-Davidson dealership and proud sponsor of the Bike Night. We are located just South of 83rd Ave. and Bell Rd. Stop to see the latest 2011 HD motorcycles and to pick up the new Westgate Bike Night T-Shirt. 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.

Allstate Insurance – Kirk Borg Agency
Allstate insurance has extremely attractive insurance rates for motorcycles, cars and homes. Stop by and see Kirk at Westgate to get a competitive quote on your bike. Ask about bundling all your insurance for reduced rates. Contact Kirk Borg at or call 623-561-0445. Located at 20229 N. 67th Ave., Ste C-4 • Glendale, AZ 85308.

Trask Performance. A full service shop specializing in high performance upgrades and dyno tuning. Let our team of professionals fulfill your performance needs and unlock your bike’s full potential. Motorcycle Builder and performance expert Nick Trask will be Featuring his turbo systems. This will be your opportunity to meet Nick and see how he can improve the performance of your bike. 21601 N. 3rd Ave. Suite D., Phoenix, AZ. 623-879-8470.
T.E.A.M Arizona Motorcycle Training - "T.E.A.M. Arizona is the premier motorcycle rider education organization in Arizona.  We are dedicated to providing motorcycle education as a life-saving public service.  Through our passionate coaches and staff, we strive to deliver a FUN, safe, and consistent motorcycling experience to riders of all backgrounds and skill level.  T.E.A.M. Arizona is Your Road To Ride For Life."
Friday Nights
We will be doing 10 consecutive weeks at Mesa Riverview starting on Friday, September 16th and ending on November 18th. Event time 6-9 PM. I will also be programming theme nights at Riverview with Live Bands, Vendors and static displays including the best of Monster Trucks, Power Boats, Sand Rails, etc. for you to view. The Photo Gallery will also be back with some new photos from the archives and from our trip this year. For those of you on the East side, we are looking to bring you even more fun this season. Look forward to seeing you there. See Photos. If you would be interested in being a vendor contact me at . Click Here for Details.
Highlights this Week:
Hot Rod Cars Theme Night this week!
Live Music from Riverview Bike Night favorite “Attitude Cat”. Photo Gallery featuring 75 photos.
NEW!! There is also a Spook House called Dark Scares Haunted Attraction that has opened for the month of October next to the Photo Gallery that you can visit while at bike night. There are 2 rooms totaling over 10,000 square feet and the cost is $15 per person.

I would like to give special thanks to our First Sponsors of the Mesa Riverview Bike Night
Please visit their booths at the event and click their links below to learn more about them.

Chester's Harley-Davidson - Your local Harley-Davidson dealer. See our display at Bike Night. Store location at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa, AZ. 480-894-0404

The Law Tigers - The Law Tigers are Arizona's Injury Lawyers Who Ride. We know bikes, riders, and the law. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, call 1-800-LAWTIGERS (529-8443) Visit

Ridenow Powersports. Valley wide locations for all of your ATV, Jet Ski and Motorcycle needs.
Next Week
Thursday, October 13th
Patriot Guard Riders Appreciation Night and Fundraiser. Hosted by A.L.R. Chapter 58 in Fountain Hills. 6pm. Raffles, Food, Fun and Jagermeister Specials.
October 14th – 16th
Devils Oven 2011. A 3 day event to benefit C.O.P.S. Concerns of Police Survivors. Includes ride to Sedona on Saturday.
See flyer for details.
Saturday, October 15th
Buddy Stubbs Anthem Hogs and Dogs. With cooler weather upon us, there has been no better time to ride on up to Buddy Stubbs Anthem Harley-Davidson! Join the crew on Saturday, October 15th, to take part in their monthly Hogs & Dogs event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy FREE food, drinks and other great specials! Visit with new and familiar faces while you shop their Rider’s Sale and save up to 20% on Boots, Nylon Jackets, Helmets, and Leather Jackets. For more info call (623) 465-1122 or go to
Saturday, October 15th
Christopher’s Run. On February 18, 2011, Christopher Ellis and his mother were shot and killed by his stepfather. Christopher was only 19 and had planned to start his first day of college four days later.The family decided to turn Christopher’s tragedy into an opportunity. Christopher’s Run, a Motorcycle Poker Run on October 15 to benefit the House of Refuge, Inc., will permit Christopher’s name to be associated with an effort to support a program that inspires hope, courage, and safety for victims of domestic violence. Ride Begins And Ends At Chester's Harley Davidson. 922 S. Country Club Dr. Mesa, Az 85210. Registration At 8:30 AM. Kiki's French Toast Breakfast 8:30 AM In Chester's Outdoor Cafe. Free To Registered Riders And Passengers. $5.00 Donation For Non-Riders. Kickstands Up At 10:00 AM.
Post Party Begins At 1:00 PM. Any support you can give will be greatly appreciated. Together we can give hope to people who feel hopeless.
Saturday, October 15th
American Legion Riders Post 26 Poker Run. Five stops with a free card at each stop. For the Mesa Veterans' Day Parade. Come out and support the parade that honors our heroes past and present! Starts and ends at American Legion Post 26, 505 W. 2nd Ave in Mesa (between Country Club Dr and Extension Rd). Admission $20 Per Bike. Run is under 100 miles. Registration 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Last bike in 3:00 p.m. Party afterwards, live music, silent auction, raffles. High Hand & Low Hand. $5 Breakfast: 8 to 10 a.m. $5 Lunch: 1 to 4 p.m.
Sunday, October 16th
Bikers For Boobies. Benefitting Breast Cancer Casting for Recovery AZ. Registration and Breakfast begins at 10AM to 11:30AM. Last bike out 11:30, Last Bike in 4:30. Begins at Chester’s HD located at 922 S. Country Club Rd. in Mesa. Ends at Dirty Dogg Saloon. $25 per person or $35 per couple. Registration Fee includes Breakfast at Chester’s and Lunch at Flicka’s. Raffle, Auction, Live Music, and more!! 1st 250 people PRE-REGISTERED receive a gift bag and Bikers for Boobies T-shirt. See flyer for more information.
Sunday, October 16th
Ride For Kids. The Ride For Kids supports the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Every day, 10 more children are diagnosed with a brain tumor. Brain tumors are the deadliest form of childhood cancer. 76% of children diagnosed with a brain tumor are younger than 15. 4 out of 10 children with a brain tumor will die within five years of diagnosis. The Ride for Kids and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation was started by Bikers and is still run by Bikers 28 years later. The ride starts at Desert Ridge High School 10045 E. Madero Ave. Mesa, AZ 85212. Registration opens at 8 AM and closes at 9:45 AM. The scenic, escorted ride starts at 10 AM sharp, rain or shine! $35.00 per bike min donation 1 or 2 up includes : breakfast Omelets,coffee,juices, donuts, muffins, fruit,soda,water, a light lunch on return to the school.
The fun thing about this ride is we take the Kids out of the hospitals on this ride to give them a day to forget their problems. You can use my info for contact and for the website.
Tuesday, October 18th
Ribbon Riders of Arizona ride for Breast Cancer Awareness. Presented By Joeta's Leather to benefit Virginia Piper Cancer Center. Details: Tour women's breast health center. (This portion women only). Actual mammogram presentation, reading and explanation. Next, (for all) Piper Center tour and presentation with open discussion. Admission: $10.00 per person. Register Time: 9:00-11:00. Location: Joeta's Leather, 433 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ. 480-827-1868 or 480-200-1026. Register Time at Virginia Piper Cancer Center 11:00-11:45 at 10460 N. 92nd Street in Scottsdale, AZ. You don't have to ride a motorcycle to come learn and enjoy this event. Everyone is welcome. All monies stay in our community. Registration includes light breakfast at Joeta's, snacks at Piper Center. If you cannot afford this event please contact Joeta directly. Early detection is key!
Next Week
Saturday, October 22nd
Arizona On the Move” City of Peoria Centennial Celebration. SAVE THE DATE! This is one event that you will want to attend. Presented by SRP, this event includes a free community breakfast sponsored by Peoria Firefighters Charities, a 5K run (7:30 am start), family bike ride, Motorcycle Run to Prescott, kids arts and crafts, the Copper Chopper, horse and buggy rides, entertainment and much more!
After the event, enjoy "Mogollon" in concert at Arrowhead Harley Davidson from 4 pm–7 pm.
*Open ride to Prescott up through Yarnell and Prescott National Forest to Arizona’s Original Capitol. Registration starts at 9 am at Peoria Sports Complex. $20 per individual/$30 for tandem riders. Then back to Arrowhead Harley for the concert with Mogollon from 4 –7 PM.
Price includes a long sleeve black even t-shirt for the first 300 riders, Arizona Centennial pin and Mogollon Show at Arrowhead Harley-Davidson following the ride.
*Free pancake breakfast from 8:00 am-10:00 am
**Ride to benefit West Valley Special Olympics and PLAY Peoria Inc.
*Come Celebrate Arizona Centennial. Register at the next three Bike Nights at Westgate or on the day of the event.
"Mogollon" in concert at Arrowhead Harley Davidson from 4 pm–7 pm
Food, Vendors, Harley Girls, Bike Show and More! Cold Beer provided by: Johnny Fox’s Public House.
Saturday, October 22nd
3rd Annual Bailey Box/Boxes From Home Charity Poker Run. All proceeds go to support our Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Starts at Native New Yorker located at 21164 N. John Wayne Pkwy. in Maricopa, AZ. Registration from 8-10 AM. 50/50 Raffle, 5 Stops, 200+ miles. Last stop is the Raceway Bar & Grill located at 49237 W. Papago Rd. All vehicles welcome. Sponsored by VFW Post 12043, American Legion Post 133 and VFW Riders District 10.
Saturday, October 22nd
Scottsdale Healthcare 3rd Annual Rob Moy Memorial Motorcycle Run. Presented by Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation, the motorcycle run honors the late Rob Moy, an avid biker and 14-year Scottsdale Healthcare employee. Registration begins at 8 a.m., ride leaves 9 am from Go AZ Motorcycles at 15500 Hayden Road, in Scottsdale and ends at San Tan Flats in Queen Creek. This year’s run features a 198 mile scenic ride. The theme this year is a "Scrabble Run." Along the route, motorcyclists will collect letters at each stop to make a word. The word with the highest value at the end wins the Grand Prize - a big screen HD Plasma TV! The ending celebration includes music and other exciting raffle prizes like weekend stays at local resorts, gift certificates to restaurants, laptops and much more! Proceeds will benefit the Gift of Life Lodging program for cancer patients. $30 one biker, $20 additional rider. Click Here for details and to register.
Sunday, October 23rd
Dice Run for the Gold Star Mothers Monument. Registration 8:30 am – 10 am at the American Legion Post #27 located at 1018 S. Meridian Rd. in Apache Junction, AZ. Last bike in at 4 pm. High roll $100, low roll $25 gas card. 5025/25 Drawing and Raffle Prizes. Drawings start at 5 pm. $10 per bike, $15 with passenger. 1 food ticket per registration. Extra food available with proceeds going to the monument. Breakfast will be available at the post from 8:30 – 11:30 or till gone.
Sunday, October 23rd
Arizona Rip's B.A.D. Ride VII. Make a difference in the lives of the 25.8 million Americans who have diabetes. The American Diabetes Association presents Arizona Rip’s B.A.D. Ride VII – Bikers Against Diabetes. Start sites throughout the valley with registration at 8:00 am and rides going to our New Festival Site: Chester's Harley-Davidson in Mesa.  Gates open at 10:00 AM. Activities include: Live Concert by Mogollon, Bike Show, Vendor, Exhibitors and more. ALL participants also receive: complimentary Lunch and water/sodas, ride pin. Minimum donation to participate: $30 pre-registration for rider / $20 for passenger. Day of Event: $35 rider / $20 passenger. Raise more and receive GREAT “Thank You Gifts”. For more information: 888-342-2383 x 7112 or visit
Upcoming Events
November 10-13
The Rocky Point Rally is Back the 11th year! This year the RPR will be from Thursday, November 10th – Sunday the 13th.
Thursday: Kickoff Party at Sandy Beach 5pm till
Friday: Miss Rocky Point contest and concert 2-5pm Pinky’s
Playa Bonita concert 5-8pm
T-Bar Pub Crawl 13th Street 8pm
Penasco Del Sol concert 9pm till
Saturday: Old Port 10am concert, bikini bike wash etc
Parade 4pm leaving Capone’s
Final Party Jungles 5pm till
Sunday: Penasco Del Sol pool party 1-5pm
Old Port pub crawl 6-10pm

Mid Week Updates will be made on the Facebook. New Easy to remember Facebook address. Go to Facebook. Over 3400 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!

OH MY GOSH! You are not going to believe this video. It should be shown in ALL gun safety classes. I wonder what the guy was expecting to see down the barrel. Click Here to View.

Trask Performance Too Hot To Ride Specials!
Does your bike pop, spit, sputter, bad gas mileage or runs hot? If so come get your bike tuned by the performance leaders at Trask Performance. Here we have our own state of the art chassis dyno  headed up by our skilled technicians.  We also set your bike up properly for emissions testing. Trask Performance Arizona's Premier performance and service center. Make an appointment with James at 623-879-8488 ext 3. Trask Performance is located at 21601 N. 3rd Ave. Suite D in Phoenix, AZ. Arizona's premier performance and service center, Trask Performance!

This one could really be considered a “dirty trick”. It is called Polish arm wrestling. Click Here to View.

Video of the Week: Wow! This is one power packed video from the first scene called crashers. 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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