Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
5000! That could be the number of calories you consumed in last night's Italian dinner, the number of campaign promises that you have seen broken in your lifetime, the amount of times you told your spouse that you were going out for a SHORT ride or the number of miles the kid that foiled the catch in left field of the NLCS Game 6 is going to have to move away from Chicago. It could be any of those, but it's not. It is the number of subscribers that have signed up for the Cyclerides.com Weekly Update. As of today there are 5063 of you that have joined the Cyclerides family that receive the newsletter. This month is also our 4th Year Anniversary for the site.
Through the last 4 years Cyclerides.com has grown from an idea born out of necessity to being a pioneering vehicle to bring you activities to participate in while doing what you like to do best. Riding a motorcycle! I never aspired to be a writer, but that is just one more turn in the road of life that shows that I am not in control. We have sent out 200 newsletters containing over 600,000 words, 100's of events posted, over 4000 ride photos, 13 Day Ride features, 100's of Bike Photos, Videos and countless hours devoted to keeping it fresh and coming up with new ideas for everyone to participate in. Our goal is to be the positive side of motorcycling. We have to deal with enough negativity, controversy and gossip in our daily lives, you don't need to read it here. You might find an opinion or a tongue in cheek look at some things, but only to be thought provoking, not to tear anyone down. My goal for Cyclerides.com and the newsletter is to be a positive force in the Motorcycling Community, a place that you can log on and Virtually enjoy your passion, find out what is going on around the State and once a week receive an upbeat look at riding and everyday life through my eyes.
Based upon the thousands of replies and personal comments that I have gotten over the years, you have laughed, cried and just plain shaken your head over some of the stories that I have told. I appreciate more than you will ever know, all of the comments that you deliver in person and send my way. That is honestly what keeps me going and I try to answer all of them. If you have any riding friends that would like to sign up for the letter, have them Click Here.
This is the time that Mrs. Cyclerides and I would like to thank every one of you that use the site and are loyal readers of the newsletter. We have met many of you at various events and bike nights over the last four years that we now call Friends. We appreciate your kind words and conversation as we see you from time to time. Our goal for the future is to continue to bring you unique and interesting events like the "Toys To Kids" ride, more Day Rides and Special Events that all can enjoy. Stay tuned for the event we have planned for March '04. The Cyclerides.com V.I.P. Card is adding many new business associates for the riding season that I will bring to you next week.
There are a lot of new people moving into the Valley area and a lot of them ride motorcycles. We get about 120 new subscribers per month sign up for the newsletter. For those of you that have missed some of the articles, or if you have been around a while, you can take a walk down memory lane to some of my favorites from the last couple of years. I have talked about everything from "Bird Bombers", Muffin Cups, Costco, Sunburns, How to Wave, Dumping a new bike, "Listening to that little voice" to Teaching my daughter how to ride a motorcycle and many more. If you need to kill some time, you can Click Here to get caught up or read them again.
I would also like to thank my wife, aka Mrs. Cyclerides and Mrs. C., for being with me all the way and allowing me the time to do what is needed to gain content for the site. It has been a lot of fun. And thanks to all of you for your support.
"Toys To Kids" Ride Update:
Many of you saw the announcement from a couple of weeks ago about the "Toys
To Kids ride we are doing on December 6th. (Click Here for the link to that letter.) For those of you that are new to the letter I will recap. The ride is organized by
Cyclerides.com, Arizona Bike Week and Outback Productions. The ride will start in Fountain Hills on the Avenue
of the Fountains. We will then ride out the back side of Fountain Hills through Rio Verde on our way to Rawhide.
Once we reach Rawhide there will be 200 needy children that have been fed and waiting there for us to arrive. Once
the riders have delivered the toys. The children will be able to go and pick out 2-3 toys of their choice with
the aid of Santa's Helpers. The Singin' TV Guys featuring Mike Chamberlin from TV3 and Chris Coragio from Channel
5 will be there to entertain the Children and the Riders with Christmas songs and audience participation. The cost
of the ride is $10 and 1 new toy per person. This will include a Ride Pin and a Full Lunch at Rawhide. Click
Here for the ride flyer.
We have just added more entertainment for the kids and the riders. The Indestructible Magic of Richard Steele will perform. Richard, famous for his amazing illusions and magic with tigers, recently won the People's Choice Award for Stage Magician of the Year. He is known for his innovative illusions including the Sword Box, Twisted, Substitution Trunk and the Head Guillotine. The show is full of comedy and audience participation that the kids as well as the adults will be amazed by. You won't want to miss him. Click Here for a short video of his work.
In This Issue:
Saturday, 4-8pm. - "A Day With Butkus" Spend and intimate evening with Dick Butkus.
For only $95 you can get an 8x10 picture with Butkus, your Memorabilia signed and Dinner at Jetz.
Only 300 tickets. Call 623-572-9010. 10% off by saying Cyclerides.com.
Today thru Sunday. Foothills Stampede Week. Selective Discounts Every Day at Chandler Harley.
Saturday, Biketoberfest at Bourgets of Arizona - Events all day and night. Live Music.
Saturday, Grand Canyon Harley in Bellemont Open House
Sunday, Foothills Stampede & Poker Run to Rockin' R Ranch
Next Sunday October 26th
Sugar Daddy's Biker Brunch and Custom Bike Showdown, Fashion Show and Bikini Contest.
A Custom Bike Manufacturers Contest and a Ride In Contest.
Entries from 12 local Custom Motorcycle Manufacturers, 3 Live Bands. Details to follow.
This Week's Events
New! Starts Tonight!
Los Gringos Locos Wednesday Bike Night sponsored by Chosa's Harley-Davidson Shop.
Here is one for the riders in the far East Valley and Apache Junction. Los Gringos Locos and Chosa's HD Shop have combined for a Wednesday Bike Night. This is a great facility with a separate Cantina and an outdoor patio. Enjoy great Mexican food in the dining area or eat in the Cantina or outside. Happy Hour will be all evening long. $3.00 house margaritas, $1.50 domestics and $2.50 imports. Los Gringos is located at 280 S. Phelps Dr. in Apache Junction. That is just 2 blocks South of Apache Trail (Main) on Phelps. Join the gang from Chosa's HD Shop on Wednesday nights for some good food and fun. There will be raffle prizes and giveaways. More information at 480-288-5626. Click Here for Pictures.
San Felipes Wednesday Bike Night. - Click Here to see why the Arizona Republic is calling DC Ranch's Market Street the next "Hot Spot" As always you can enjoy good Mexican Food, Good Drinks and a Rockin' Good Time? San Felipes is your place in North Scottsdale. Not only are you allowed to dance on the bar at San Felipes...It is encouraged! See the pictures. San Felipes starts out mellow for the dinner crowd and then builds as the night goes on. It really gets going at around 10:00PM when the bartenders sing Karaoke on the bar. Billed as North Scottsdale's Only Dance Party with 100 Tequilas and No Cover, the DJ begins at 8:00 and will be playing your favorite tunes to get you going. And now they are inviting all riders to stop by and join in on the fun. Stop by for dinner and then sit back and wait for the fun to start. Located on the SE Corner of Pima and Thompson Peak Pkwy. There is a big new retail center there that is built to look like an old mining town. Really neat atmosphere with Bike Parking all across the front. San Felipes is easily accessible from just about anywhere. Just 2 miles N. of the 101 on Pima Rd. You can sit inside and eat, watch your favorite teams on the big screen or sit out on the patio and enjoy the evening weather. Bike night specials include: $3.00 Margaritas, $3.00 Bottles and 25% off all entrees. This is really a fun place. Some of you might recognize the San Felipes name from their restaurant on the Main St. in Flagstaff. Bike night is from 6PM - Close. For more information: 480-563-9495. Cyclerides.com V.I.P. Cardholders will get 25% Off Entrees all week long.
The Wild Hare Wednesday Bike Night. Looking for a Bike Night on the East side? Here is a bike night for the East side of town at a really nice location. Stop by and take a look, you will be impressed. It is called The Wild Hare located at 4910 W. Ray Rd. That is the NE Corner of Ray Rd. and Rural Rd. This is a really nice place with a very large outdoor patio. The inside has just been remodeled to double the seating along with adding a DJ, pool tables and games. The Wild Hare has a broad menu including 20 different appetizers, salads, wings, 17 different sandwiches, chicken, filet mignon, burgers and desserts including strawberry cheese cake. There will be food and drink specials that will run during bike night from 6 PM till close. This will all start on Wednesday, August 14th. I will have an information page on the event calendar that will give you all the details. Stop by and take a look, I'm sure you will like what you see. Info: 480-897-6200.
Thursday Night features Bike Nights all over the Valley. Look below to find one near you.
Casey Jones Grill Bike Night The evening riding weather is good. You
can always count on lots of bikes here. Ride in for what I
call the Best Cheesesteak Sandwich in town. This thing melts in your mouth. They have 3 new pool tables, darts
and foosball. Located in the Mervyns Shopping Center on the SE corner of 43rd Ave. and Thunderbird Rd. Casey Jones
is a great place for a bike night featuring a large outdoor seating and over 150 people inside. And for those of
you that want to watch a sporting event they have 50 TV's scattered throughout the restaurant connected to satellite
to get any game you can think of. They have a full menu for lunch, dinner and a Happy Hour from 11:00AM - 7:00PM
and a reverse happy hour from 10:00PM - 12:00 Midnight. $1.75 domestic bottles and $2.00 Jacks. There are always
a lot of bikes showing up for bike night at Casey Jones Thursday night. Join them for open mic night on Wednesdays.
Hooters at Ahwatukee Thursday Bike Night. Continues Giveaways and Raffles. The riders in Ahwatukee were wanting a Bike Night of their own, so Hooters Ahwatukee stepped up to provide a great place to come on your motorcycle on Thursday nights. Stop by for raffles, good times and good food at Hooters in Ahwatukee located at 4804 E. Chandler Blvd. There will be raffles and giveaways from Chandler Harley and Hooters as well as 20% off menu items (25% off with Cyclerides.com V.I.P. Card). $2.00 Corona Thursdays and plenty of parking next to the outdoor patio. Click Here for the pictures and all the details.
Hooters at Arrowhead Bike Night. Continues Giveaways and Raffles.
Ride by and join in on the fun! Hooters will host a Bike Night every Thursday at the Hooters at Arrowhead located just 1 block S. of Bell on 83rd Ave. Stop by for some great food and Hooters Hospitality. There will be 20% off menu items (25% off with Cyclerides.com V.I.P. Card). $2.00 Corona Thursdays and plenty of parking next to the outdoor patio. Stop by for some giveaways and raffles from Hooters and Arrowhead Harley as well as great wings and fun at Hooters. Click Here to see Pictures and all the detailed information.
Pass Food and Spirits Lounge Thursday Bike Night.
Far East Siders you now have a nice big place to go on Thursday nights. The newly remodeled and very large Thunder Pass Food and Spirits Lounge opened for the first time Thursday May 29th to kick off their Thursday Bike Night from 6pm to close. Thunder Pass owners are the same as the Spirits Lounge in Gilbert that a lot of you have gone to in the past. Spirits closed the doors on Saturday due to the loss of the lease. Rick's new place, taking the place of Spirits will be Thunder Pass located at 9303 E. Apache Trail in East Mesa. One block East of Ellsworth on Apache Trail (Main St.). They will have ladies night on Thursdays with $1.00 drinks, extensive food menu and a huge dance floor with a DJ. Thunder Pass features 2 patios. One out front and one in the back. Park your bikes right next to you. Rick invites all that have come to Spirits for the last 21 years to the new 300 seat Thunder Pass located on the County island between Mesa and Apache Junction.
ACME Bar and Grill . Remember when downtown Scottsdale was the place to be? They are back with the complete remodel of the place including the new rooftop bar. You will enjoy a Free Buffet from 8:00-9:30 PM, Drink Specials, Raffles every week, Great Music, Pool and lots of fun in Downtown Scottsdale. Make your plans for Thursday March 20th to kick off the return of ACME. Come early for the free buffet and get your raffle ticket and return at 10:00 PM for the drawing. ACME is located in Old Town Scottsdale at 4245 N. Craftsmen Ct. just South of 5th Ave. and West of Scottsdale Rd. For more information call 480-990-7111. Ride by and be a part of the Rebirth of the Acme Ride Night This Thursday Night. Click here for details and pictures.
The Bike Night At The Billet Bar. There is no better place to watch all the Bikes ride down Scottsdale road than from The Billet Bar Patio. The Billet is ALWAYS packed with bikes on Bike Night. The new bars front and rear provide spacious seating, fresh air atmosphere, perfect temperature and courteous staff. The food is amazing and always the latest in cold libations await. You can sit at the back bar and watch your favorite TV on any of the seven big inch televisions. Keep an eye on your prized possession (your motorcycle) on the monitors. Play pool, listen to the latest music and socialize. The front patio seats over 75 people and is perfect for people watching on Scottsdale Rd. The Billet Bar is located right next to Easyriders on 3752 N. Scottsdale Rd. Check it out this Thursday night and all weekend long. Info: at 480-941-1876.
Hailey's Live Entertainment Sundays -
This Weekend - Sunday, October 19th: No Band This Weekend.
Here is your chance to take a ride up the hill to some cooler country to hear live music. Stop in at Hailey's for some good food and fun all weekend long. If you are looking for a short ride (only 60 miles from I-17 & Loop 101) this weekend, this is it. They also have a great ice cream parlor. I am giving the 5 spokes award for the best chocolate milkshakes I have had in a long, time. These things are awesome. Hailey's Grill is located just 60 miles from the Loop 101 and I-17 at 10434 SO. Hwy 69 right next door to the Harley-Davidson shop in Mayer, AZ. This is a fun ride for some great food and entertainment. For more information call 928-632-4448. Don't forget to use your Cyclerides.com V.I.P. Card for your 20% off food at Hailey's.Upcoming Bands appearing at Hailey's on Sundays:
Sugar Daddy's Blues Biker Sunday Brunch.
Live Music on the patio from 1-6PM this Sunday
Beat the heat with the coolest outdoor patio in Scottsdale. Our 5,000 sq. ft. temperature controlled patio has six air conditioning units, misters, and plenty of shade. Sugar Daddy's patio, food and entertainment is becoming a regular Sunday stop. If you haven't tried it yet, give them a try. Complimentary coffee is now served. Make Sugar Daddy's Blues your stop on your ride down Scottsdale Rd. for Brunch or Lunch from 10am - 5pm. Enjoy live music from 1-6pm and choose from 9 delicious ala carte brunch items or order off of the extensive menu including pizza, salads, burgers or sandwiches. Or maybe just relax on the patio with your favorite beverage and enjoy the beautiful weather and watch the bikes roll down Scottsdale Rd. You can even play a game of pool as you watch the activities on the patio. Don't forget to go inside and see the unbelievable decor inside Sugar Daddy's. It's a Cajun and blues delight. Even if you can't make it Click here to see the awesome pictures and details of Sugar Daddy's located at 3102 N. Scottsdale Rd. between Indian School and Thomas on the West side of the road. Stop by and check it out. A great place to hang out. Plenty of Bike Parking. If you have suggestions, email them at email@example.com . 480-970-6556.
Friday: "Combo Deluxe" 9pm-1am.
Sat: "Combo Deluxe" 9:00pm.
Sun: "Combo Deluxe" 4-8pm.
Live Music Every Weekend. Visit our outdoor Patio's and Roof Top Bar. Plenty of bike parking. This Sunday at Fandango catch the "Combo Deluxe". Enjoy Lori and the boys with Combo Deluxe all Weekend. They are a fan favorite at Fandango's. If you haven't seen this smooth style of Rock and Blues, stop by and see them this weekend. Sunday Bike Day features food and drink specials and the best bands in Arizona. Fandango is located at 6032 E. Cave Creek Rd. in Cave Creek. There is also live music on Friday and Saturday night. More info at 480-595-5633.
October 15th - 19th
Foothills Stampede Week at Chandler Harley-Davidson. It's a Stampede to savings!
Wednesday, 10/15 - It's a Chrome Stampede! 20% OFF all In-stock accessories and FREE oil change with accessory installation.
Thursday, 10/16 - It's a Leather Stampede! 20% OFF all In-stock leather jackets and pants.
Friday, 10/17 - It's a Steel Stampede! 4.99% oac and closeout pricing on All New 2003 Motorcycles, $500 in FREE accessories on all 2004 motorcycle purchases. One Day Only.
Saturday, 10/18 - Customer Appreciation Day! Last Chance to Pre-Register for the Stampede Ride. Famous tier discounts up to 20%. Up to 60% off select closeout items. Free Food and Drinks 12-4pm from Papa John's Pizza.
Free Door Prizes and Giveaways!
Chandler Harley-Davidson is located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler. 480-496-6800
Saturday, October 18th
"A Day With Butkus". The Cubs are in the playoffs and one of "Da Bears" most famous players is going to be here in town. I know there are a lot of Chicago fans in this town. If you are one of them or just an avid football fan that would like to hangout with one of the best linebackers in the game, come to Jetz on Saturday, October 18th and spend 4 hours with Hall of Fame Football player Dick Butkus. You will receive an Official NFL Autographed football, an 8x10 photo of YOU and Butkus, Food, Drinks, Memorabilia and Giveaways all for $145.00. For $95.00 you get all of that except the signed football. Just for mentioning Cyclerides.com you will receive a 10% discount. Seating is very limited. To sign up call 623-572-9010. The event is from 4pm - 8pm. You can also sign up at the door ONLY if seating is still available. Jetz is located 1 block S. of Scottsdale and Shea on Gold Dust.
Saturday, October 18th
Biketoberfest at Bourget's of Arizona. The day starts with a Poker Run to benefit "The New Foundation". The run starts at The Hideaway in Cave Creek. Sign in from 10am - Noon. $20 entry fee. Run ends at Bourgets of AZ in Mesa.
Starting at Noon you can go directly to the Biketoberfest at Bourget's of Arizona located at 733 West Main Street in Mesa. This is an All Day blowout. There will be Live Bands all day, Lots of Vendors, Ride-In Motorcycle Competition, Beer, Food, Beverages, Many Activities including Raffles, Giveaways, and a Wet T-Shirt Contest. Bourgets of AZ Bikini Models will be on hand for pictures. Dozens of bikes in stock for your viewing pleasure. The Bourget BikeFest is hosted by KSLX Radio. Stop by any time and join in on the fun all day and into the evening. This should be a fun event. For more info call 480-844-9200.
Saturday, October 18th
Grand Canyon Harley-Davidson in Bellemont Open House. Take a ride up North and join the fun for a day of Food and Refreshments, Fashion Show, Bike Show, Store Specials, Door Prizes and Drawings. Event times are from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Get your first look at the 2004 Model Harley's and Motorclothes. Grand Canyon HD in Bellemont is located 8 miles West of I-17 on I-40 at Exit 185. For more information call 1-866-867-GCHD.
Sunday, October 19th
3rd Annual Foothills Stampede & Poker Run. This sounds like a good ride. It is the 3rd year of the ride sponsored by the Foothills H.O.G. Chapter and it is really starting to become a popular event. The Poker Run begins at Chandler Harley-Davidson from 8:30am - 10:00am. The ride takes a scenic tour through the desert and ends at a very unique location called the Rockin' R Ranch in Mesa. The information on their web site says that The Rockin' R Ranch is a real pioneer ranch still owned and operated by one of Arizona's original pioneer families. The Rockin' R is not just a tourist site contrived to look "authentic", but a real, historic Arizona ranch with a history as exciting as the West was wild! for Food, Vendors, Games, Door Prizes and Live Music with the Noisemakers. Cost is $20 per person. Ride Pins to the first 350 registrants. You may pre-register on Saturday from 8:30am-5:00pm at Chandler Harley located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. Sounds like a fun ride. More information at 480-496-6800.
Sunday, October 19th
Ride For Kids to Benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. This is the official charity of the Honda Rider's Club of America. Sign in at the Boeing Company located at 5000 E. McDowell Rd. in Mesa, AZ. Registration is from 7:30am - 9:45am. Ride begins at 10:00am Sharp. Money raised from this ride will go to help children that are diagnosed with brain tumors and to improve the lives of seriously ill children by funding medical research. For more information about this cause go to www.ride4kids.org. For local information call 480-503-3333.
Sunday October 19th
Desert Hills Fellowship Will Host Motorcycle Sunday.
I have not personally been here, but they said a lot of the members go to Hailey's on Sunday afternoon to hear the live music and they are offering a free lunch. So I thought I would share it with you. Desert Hills Fellowship Church, the “Happy Church with the Country Flavor”, will host a special event on Sunday, October 19. Motorcyclists from all over the State will meet at their new Church at Highway 69 and Poland Junction at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments. Church services will start at 10:00 a.m. The church is also hosting a Corn Feed that day which means lots of food for the hungry bikers. It doesn’t matter if you have a bike, horse, bicycle, truck, car, tractor, or walking, everyone is invited to attend. http://www.deserthillsfellowship.com/ . For more information: 928-772-6222.
Saturday, October 25th
Grand Canyon Harley-Davidson in Mayer Open House. Take the 60 mile ride up North and join the fun for a day of Food and Refreshments, Fashion Show, Bike Show, Store Specials, Door Prizes and Drawings. Event times are from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Get your first look at the 2004 Model Harley's and Motorclothes. Grand Canyon HD in Mayer is located 8 miles West of Hwy. 69 at mile marker 270. For more information call 928-632-4009.
Parker Biker Fest 2003. It's an amazing site to see when the small river community of Parker open's their doors for the annual ParkerBikerFest III, a run to raise money for the Players Ninth Street Youth Center. Starting with the closing of downtown, Friday night, in order to host the bikers at the street party and Jim's Harley Davidson Bike show. The bikes roll UP onto a raised, checkered flag platform, complete with shining lights and smoke to let the crowds cheer and get an awesome view as they vie for the prize money and trophies.
Saturday its on to free breakfast and a spectacular tour of the river as it's Poker Run time for big $ and trophies. No sooner do the bikes return to their home base park on the rivers edge, and a bike rodeo begins with great prizes. Then it's off the bikes and on to a free dinner and live music.
Sunday morning starts with CMA services and an escorted rolling thunder through the community. Oh sure there's the full line up of vendors, 50/50's, free T-Shirts and run Pins and free camping, but most of all it the community of Parker, that extends its warmth and friendliness to the motorcycle community. One low price gets you entered into everything. See it all at www.parkerbikerfest.com . or the info line toll free at 1-888-733-7275.
Arizona Indian Owners Pow Wow 2003. This event is concurrent with the Parker Biker Fest and is sponsored by the Iron Indian Riders Association. This is a weekend of riding, food and fun on the Colorado River. For a full itenerary of events Click Here.
Saturday, October 25th
Banner Baywood Classics & Chrome Charity Cruise. Come join the fun and a wonderful day of cruising from Mesa to Tom Mix Memorial and back to Mesa where you will eat Lunch while listening to music from a Live Band and Raffle Winners will be announced. Registration 8-9am at Banner Baywood Medical Center located at 6644 E. Baywood Ave. in Mesa. $20 for a single rider, $30 for double. All riders receive a ride pin and T-Shirt. Proceeds to benefit the Banner Women's Breast Cancer Program. For more information call: 480-461-2345.
Saturday, October 25th
3rd Annual Poker Run Benefiting The Special Olympics presented by the Southwest Airlines Maintenance PHX. Sign up from 8:30am - 10am at the SWA Maintenance Hangar located at Sky Harbor Airport. Click Here for Map. All bikes welcome. $20 per person, $35 per couple. Free run shirts to the first 200 entries. Entry includes 1 poker hand, 1 raffle ticket, drink specials and free buffet from O'Kelley's. For more information and directions call Tony at 480-229-3933, Art at 480-628-7659 or Erica at 602-689-0486.
Sunday, October 26th
21 or Bust Blackjack Shootout. Event time is 11am - 4pm at Yolanda's Chuckwagon located on Highway 79, five miles South of Florence. $15 Single/$25 Couple. 500 Run Pins, Food, Vendors, Prizes. Blackjack Shootout winner gets $500 and runner up gets $200. Live Music by Mogollon. Bella Union will be opening for Mogollon. Proceeds support Florence Charities. For more information call 480-759-2218.
Thursday - Sunday, October 30th - November 2nd
Biketoberwest. How about a nice ride to San Diego for a First-of-it’s-Kind Motorcycle Event that is taking place over Halloween Weekend in San Diego, CA. BiketoberWest will take place primarily at Qualcomm Stadium with additional events at the Town & Country Hotel a short five minute putt away in Mission Valley. A few of the special attractions at BiketoberWest will be a poolside screening of Easy Rider – complete with a replica of Captain America- at the Town & Country Hotel on Thursday, opening night; and a Halloween party under the stars on Friday. There are an abundance of activities on the schedule including a choice of 4 Poker Runs through the beautiful countryside around San Diego, Vendor Village, Battle of the Bands on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and a Concert featuring veteran rockers Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer, and Dave Mason. Concert is a $25 fee. For all the cost information and details check out their website at www.biketoberwest.com.
I just wanted to point out the strides that Full Throttle Magazine has made over the last year. I recently picked up the recent issue to find full color print, glossy pages, interesting
content and full of information. I was impressed. The front cover particularly caught my eye as a cool graphic.
If you haven't seen Full Throttle lately, stop by most any motorcycle dealership and pick one up.
Since the Cubs are the talk of the sports world right now, I thought I would share 10 reasons why you should root for them to go to the World Series. To give you a feel for how futile the Cubs have been, here are 10 events that have occurred since the Chicago Cubs last won a World Series.
1. Radio was invented...Cubs fans got to hear their team lose.
2. TV was invented...Cubs fans got to see their team lose.
3. George Burns celebrated his 10th, 20th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th, 80th, 90th and 100th birthdays.
4. Haley's comet passed Earth... TWICE.
5. Man landed on the moon...as have several home runs given up by Cubs pitchers.
6. Sixteen US presidents were elected.
7. Thirteen baseball players have won the Triple Crown; several thanked Cubs pitchers.
8. Bell-bottoms came in style and went out...and came back in.
9. Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Oklahoma and New Mexico were added to the Union.
10. Flag poles were erected on Wrigley Field's roof to hold all of the team's future World Series pennants. Those flag poles have since rusted and been taken down.
As for me this weekend, I will be heading over to the Biketoberfest and Butkus on Saturday and then possibly the Foothills Stampede on Sunday.
Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All,
"The Road Is Yours - Take The Ride"
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