Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
10/1/03
 

Greetings Riders,
 
Here we are, October 1st, 2003. Ah, the fall riding season is now right in front of us.
By my recollection of 22 years of living in the Valley we should be looking at low 90's for daytime riding weather, not record breaking highs of 107 the end of September. But never fear, even that will change and it looks like that is going to happen this weekend. The October calendar is getting very full of Rides and Events and the forecasted highs this weekend are for clear skies in the low 90's. This should even be palatable for the fair weather riders to pull the bike out of the garage this weekend. If you do, there is plenty to choose from.
 
Thank you to all that responded about the "Toys To Kids Ride" that I spoke about in lasts week's letter.
That is the most response I have ever gotten about a future ride. There are more exciting things that we are working on at this time. We will be keeping you updated on the progress and will have a flyer out shortly. If you missed it you can Click Here to learn more about it.
 
If you don't want to stay in town, I've got a nice alternative ride for you.
I mentioned last week that I would be featuring a new Day Ride. A week ago Sunday Mrs. Cyclerides and I took a ride to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. I had always thought that ride was out of the question for a day ride because it always "seemed" so far away. It is quite a distance, but very easily done in a day. As with any long ride to a new location I mapped out the distance and found that it is only about 210 miles to the front gates of Grand Canyon National Park. No problem. So I strapped on all 5 of my electronic components including a Digital Camera, Video Camera, GPS, Cell Phone and an MP3 player for some good riding tunes through my molded earplug/headphones. I must have been pulling more amps than the Las Vegas Strip. Maybe some day Best Buy will see me riding and make me their electronics poster boy of the month. Hmmm...imagine this, 30 years ago I got by without carrying any of that stuff. But, there wasn't computer chips in motorcycles then either. My, how times have changed.
 
So off we went with Mrs. C. on the back and an electronic shield around us.
Maybe all that stuff doubles as a radar jammer. Our first stop was about 30 miles up the road on I-17 to Rock Springs Cafe for breakfast. They have excellent food and are very quick if you ready to get back on the road. Next stop would be Flagstaff for gas and a stretch before the next 76 miles to the Park. Hwy. 180 from Flagstaff is very pretty and will take you through several scenery changes. The small town of Tusayan is just outside the gates of the Grand Canyon Park and is a good place to gas up or grab some food if you are planning on doing much riding in the Park or making the loop around. It will cost you $10 per person to enter the park.
 
So we paid our $10 per person fee to go through the gates
and find that the GPS trip computer says that we have gone 211 miles in 3 hours and 13 minutes moving time while being stopped for 1 hour and 37 minutes. Total time to reach the Park was 4 hours and 50 minutes. Now you know why I need a GPS because an ordinary wrist watch cannot give you that kind of important information. We know we are now within about 4 miles from seeing the Grand Canyon, the most visited U.S. National Park that brings in over 5 million visitors every year. I've seen the videos, the pictures and heard all the hype. The anticipation is mounting with every mile sign that is ticking down the distance to Mather Point for our first look at the most viewed natural wonder in the United States. We reach the parking lot, throw down the kickstand, grab the camera bag and head for our first view of this tremendous site that contains the Colorado River.
 
We eagerly walked up to the fence, looked over the edge for about 3 minutes, looked at each other and said, OK, let's go.
Alright, maybe I got a little too hyped up to go look at a gigantic ditch. Maybe the anticipation is 90% of the enjoyment, maybe I just don't know enough about this geologic wonder to fully appreciate it, but it wasn't really happening for me. What came to mind was the old lady in the Wendy's commercial saying "Where's The Beef?" But there is one thing I figured out while standing there. You have all heard the phrase "It's not the Destination, It's the Journey". I'm guessing that was coined by a Harley rider back in 1903 after his first trip to the Grand Canyon. Because the ride is excellent.
 
In reality, when traveling on a motorcycle, it IS about the Journey. Rarely do I spend a lot of time talking about the destination, it's about getting there.
It's about being out in the open with the elements, the sites you see, the little towns you go through along the way and the people you meet. That is what we were talking about after this trip. We met a group of 10 riders from Sweden that called themselves "The Old Saints". They were spending 2 weeks riding around the Western United States on motorcycles. Their story was that they had done this 20 years ago and this was their reunion ride. We talked to them about their travels in the States and riding in Sweden. They said that they each had one T-Shirt to give to someone in the United States that said: "Approved By, Old Saints Sweden". They decided to present one of those shirts to us, and it was an honor. Click Here for the Video.
 
I mean no disrespect to the Grand Canyon, it is really cool, and I would ride there again tomorrow.
But we will be talking about the almost 13 hours we spent in the saddle, the beautiful weather we had, the yellow flowers on the side of the road, the sites we saw and the people we met. It's hard to explain, but traveling on a motorcycle seems to transcend all boundaries. It truly is "The Journey, Not the Destination".
 
Click Here for a very thorough Day Ride feature about the trip to the Grand Canyon. It is full of pictures, directions, optional routes, trip computer and a map. If time allows, I would suggest taking 89A through Sedona on your way back from Flagstaff. The leaves will soon be turning colors and it is a beautiful ride.  
 


In This Issue:

New!! Hooters at Ahwatukee Thursday Bike Night Starts This Thursday. Giveaways, Raffles.
Hacienda Harley's Model 2004 Open House Free Food, Raffles, Parts Sale.
C.U.F.F.S. 2003 Presented by The Arizona Choir Boys LEMC
14th Annual Lost Dutchman Poker Run . A Great ride to Canyon Lake.
The Annual Bike-Toberfest at the Steelhorse Saloon
Arrowhead HD and Chandler HD 2004 Model Open House Free Food, Door Prizes.
Next Wednesday,
San Felipes, Welcome Back To Riding Party. See Below 


 

This Week's Events 

Wednesday 

San Felipes Wednesday Bike Night. October 8th - WELCOME BACK TO RIDING PARTY!
Kick off the riding season with the Dos Equis/Tecate BEER MAIDENS at San Felipe's Cantina. Special price for bikers on Beer and Appetizer's. Free give aways begin at 8:00 pm from Dos Equis/Tecate. Rock on into a Wednesday night with DJ Fista the in-house D.J.
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
 
Thursday Night features Bike Nights all over the Valley. Look below to find one near you.

NEW!! Starting This Thursday, October 2nd.
Hooters at Ahwatukee Thursday Bike Night. The Hooters at Arrowhead Thursday Bike Night was such a success with 200 bikes the first night that Hooters Ahwatukee  wanted to provide the same for the riders in Chandler and Ahwatukee. Starting next Thursday night, October 2nd, there will be a Thursday bike night 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.

Casey Jones Grill Bike Night in Phoenix on Thursday nights. 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. Sunday.
 
Thunder 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 GrillRemember 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. 

Saturday and Sunday

Bike Days at The Hideaway
This Saturday Stop by and see the creations of Jim Nasi Customs. 
The HIDEAWAY Grill is the creation of a guy named Mark, a motorcycle enthusiast who loves to ride his Harley-Davidson ! The HIDEAWAY opened in August 0f 1998 and was the only biker friendly establishment in Cave Creek. Since that time The HIDEAWAY Grill has become known World Wide. Any day of the year you can stop in and see some of the most Amazing Show Quality and Road Warrior Bikes in the southwest. Some of the Hideaway events have become legendary.  If you havenít heard about these then keep an eye on the website for events. At The Hideaway there is something to do every night.
Click here for the Weekly Schedule of Events
Monday-Friday: 10am - 6pm: $2 Well, Wine & Domestic Beer. Free Pizza Buffet 3pm - 6pm
Exclusive Bike Shows at The Hideaway with the Hottest Custom Manufacturers:
Jim Nasi Customs: The 1st Saturday of Every Month.
Bourget's Custom Bike Show: The 2nd Saturday of Every Month.
Titan Motorcycles Show: The 3rd Saturday of Every Month.
Ramjet Racing Performance Parts Expo. The 4th Saturday of Every Month.
In addition to the Bike Shows there will be a free Bikini Bike Wash during the shows along with Fun, Food, Entertainment, Vendors and More. 

Sunday 

Sunday, October 5th
Hailey's Live Entertainment Sundays 
This Weekend - Sunday, October 5th: "Combo Deluxe"
Here is your chance to take a ride up the hill to some cooler country to hear Lori and the Boys with Combo Deluxe. 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 sugardaddysaz@aol.com . 480-970-6556.

Fandango
Fri. October 3rd: J.D. Simo. 9pm-1am.
Sat. October, 4th: Karaoke Contest. 8:30pm.
Sun. October, 5th: Danny Rhodes and the Messengers 4-8pm.

Saturday 9 am - 2 pm Out for a morning ride?  Stop by the Farmer's Market set up next to our patio every Saturday morning from now until May.  Organic produce, fresh baked goods and acoustic music.  And we do Happy Hour on Saturdays 2 - 6 pm.
Cave Creek Idol Karaoke Contest, sponsored by Ori Custom Homes and hosted by Erika Krueger (the short dark haired girl that can really sing) is back in full swing. There will be 3 winners from each week that will participate in the finals on October 25th.  Anyone can join in on the Karaoke starting at 9:00pm and if you want to join the competition, sign up for the contest at 8:30pm. This will all lead up to the finals on October 25th where the winner will receive $500 Cash. Don't want to join the contest, that's okay too!  After the contest we keep the karaoke going until closing time.
Lots of great stuff going on this weekend so come on out to Cave Creek. Too hot for your bike?  Pile everybody in the mini-van!  If you do bring your bike please remember the
best way in and out of Cave Creek is via Cave Creek Road.  Have a great weekend and ride safe. Fandango is located at 6032 E. Cave Creek Rd. in Cave Creek. 480-595-5633.

This Week 

Friday, October 3rd
BRAG Southwest Torque-Fest Adventure 
Registration/check-in and Dealer Party with food and beverages for rally participants from 10am to 3pm at Chosa's Harley-Davidson/Buell in Mesa. The BRAG East Valley Sportbike Club welcomes you on Friday! Interested in joining? Want to learn about what they do and where they ride? Members will be available to answer any of your questions and accept memberships! Self-guided rides around the Phoenix/Mesa area will be supplied by the East Valley Sportbike Club.
 
Saturday and Sunday
October 4th & 5th
Hacienda Harley's Model 2004 Open House. Thunder into the next century at Hacienda Harley with a "Monster Parts Basement Sale". Look through the takeoff and new parts for that one you have been looking for at a great deal. There will also be Fashion Shows in the morning and afternoon showing off the new Harley Motorclothes for 2004. You can also take advantage of Free Food, Giveaways and Door Prizes. You will have the chance to Win a new 2004 Harley-Davidson and see the new 2004 model Harleys, Motorclothes and Motor Accessories.  Saturday hours from 9am - 6pm. Sunday hours from 10am - 4pm. Hacienda is located at 15600 N. Hayden Rd. in North Scottsdale. More information at 480-905-1903.

 
Saturday, October 4th
C.U.F.F.S. 2003 Presented by The Arizona Choir Boys LEMC. The Arizona Choir Boys LEMC will host their 6th Annual Poker Run benefiting the families of Law Enforcement Officers, Correction Officers and Fire Fighters who have been seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. All proceeds go to the 100 club. Registration at Chosa's Harley-Davidson Shop, Apache Junction, located at 2910 West Apache Trail, Apache Junction. Starting at 8am with last bike out at 10:30am. Ends at the FOP Lodge 2 located at 19th ave. and Sweetwater. $10 per rider and $10 per passenger. Includes one Poker Hand and Ride Pins to first 500 registered. There will be Raffles, 50/50 Drawing, Vendors, Dancing, Indoor Seating, Indoor Band.
 
Sunday, October 5th
14th Annual Lost Dutchman Poker Run. This is one of my favorite runs of the year to one of my favorite destinations. The Poker Run starts at Chosa's Harley-Davidson in Mesa and ends with one of the most beautiful rides in the Valley area to Canyon Lake. There you will have a Vendors Mall, Bike Show/Contest, Door Prizes, 50/50 and a Silent Auction. Prices is $15 early registration the day before at Chosa's 8am - 1pm and $20 per person the day of 7:30am - 10:30am. Registration includes Poker Run, Ride Pin to the first 900, Event Entry at Canyon Lake and Lunch. Here are the photos from last year. And here is the video from last year. (Dialup Here and Cable modem here). And while you are there, check out my Day Ride feature of Tortilla Flat to see other things to do while you are there. For more information: 480-894-0404.
 
Sunday, October 5th
Arrowhead HD and Chandler HD 2004 Model Open House. Come see What's In Store for 2004 at our One Day Only-New Model Year Openhouse. Event hours are from 9am-6pm. Be the first to see the introduction of the 2004 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles. Also, explore the latest in Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories and MotorClothes, Apparel and Collectibles. Join us for FREE Hap's BBQ from 12-4pm. Door prizes all day, including 2004 T-Shirts, Gift Certificates, Collectibles and Much More. Enter to win a 2004 Harley-Davidson.  Arrowhead is located just South of Bell Rd. off 83rd Ave., 623-247-5542 and Chandler Harley is located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd., 480-496-6800.
 
Sunday, October 5th
The Annual Bike-Toberfest at the Steelhorse Saloon. Stop by the Steelhorse Saloon located at 1768 W. Bell Rd. for their Annual Biketoberfest. There will be a Custom Bike Show, Vendors, Live Music, Food, Free Giveaways and appearances by the Bud and Jagermeister Girls. Event time is from 10am -8pm. For bike show information call 602-978-5200. For event information call 602-942-8778. 

Next Week 

Saturday, October 11th
Chosa's Harley-Davidson 2004 Model Open House.
Join Chosa's Harley-Davidson in Mesa & Apache Junction Saturday October 11th for our Harley-Davidson Model Year 2004 Open House.
It's the first great event of the next hundred years and you can join the excitement as we roll out the new 2004 models. Celebrate with FREE Food and Beverages from 10am-2pm, Door Prizes, and 20-60% off selected MotorClothes Apparel, Collectibles, and Genuine Motor Accessories. Plus throughout October you can enter for a chance to win a new Sportster 1200 Custom motorcycle. Rumble on in Saturday October 11th from 8am-5pm at Chosa's Mesa located at 922 S. Country Club and Apache Junction located at 2910 W. Apache Trail. 480-894-0404.
 
Saturday, October 11th
Arizona Roadmasters Poker Run. This is a benefit poker run to help Our Lady of The Valley Catholic Church in aiding a family in crisis. Sign in from 7am - 10am at Indian of Phoenix located at 1133 W. Bell Rd. in Phoenix. Events include Raffles, 50/50, and live entertainment with N.G.O. For more information call Jim at 602-795-9974.
 
Sunday, October 12th
Hogtoberfest With The Tucson H.O.G. Join the Tucson H.O.G. Chapter for Hogtoberfest XV sponsored by Tucson Harley-Davidson. Take part in this annual event which includes a Bike Show, Bike Games, Poker Run, Tattoo Contest, Fashion Show, Door Prizes, Live Auction, Live Music, Vendors, 50/50 drawing and a chance to win one of three $500 gift certificates to Harley-Davidson/Buell of Tucson! Plus, of course, the motorcycle raffle to help raise money for charity. So, be sure to buy your raffle ticket for a chance to own a part of history and do some good for others! Event times are 11am - 5pm at the Wildcat House located at 1801 N. Stone Ave. in Tucson. Poker Run registration is from 8am - 10:30am beginning at HD of Tucson at 250 E. Grant. $15 includes pin. 

Upcoming Events 

Thursday - Sunday, October 30th - November 2nd
Biketoberwest. How about a nice ride to San Diego for a First-of-itís-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 Ė 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

Extras 

Skunk Work Motorsports. I mentioned Skunk Works a couple of months ago and the response was so good that they wanted to continue to let riders know about their personal service. Mick and Jack are a couple of great guys that love motorcycles and are there to help you go through the catalogs and pick out parts that would be best for your bike. Just walk right into the shop and they will drop everything to help you get what you are looking for. If they don't have it in stock, they will order it for you. And if you need the part installed, they can do that too. Skunk Work specializes in routine service, installs and custom bike parts.  Don't have a Harley or a Custom? No problem! They specialize in Metric Parts as well. Skunk Works is an Authorized Dealer with the largest names in the motorcycle industry including Drag Specialties, Custom Chrome and Kuryakyn. Skunk works buys direct from the manufacturer in most cases and passes the savings along to you. Save 10% right off the top and the more you buy, the more you save with the Skunk Works discount program. Ask about their Amsoil Synthetic oil change special. $20 labor plus oil and filter. Stop by their shop located at 1902 N. Country Club Dr. #4 in Mesa and see for yourself. That is just South of the Loop 202, one block South of McKellips. Or give them a call at 480-649-2800 to price some parts. Cyclerides.com V.I.P. members will receive 15% off at any time just by showing your card.
 
There seems to be a lot of garbage that is trying to make its' way into our computers these days. You really have to be on top of things to combat it everyday. A friend of mine writes a monthly computer newsletter called Cybernews. He just came out with his most recent issue that really helps in trying to combat everything that is being sent our way to wreck our computers. Take a look at the letter, I'm sure it will help you stay ahead of the problems. You can sign up for it at the bottom of the letter.
 
OK, you are sitting at your desk, you've seen all the pictures and video on Cyclerides.com, now it's time for some mindless fun. Remember the Air Hockey game we used to play? Here is about as good of a virtual Air Hockey as I have ever seen. Give it a shot. Click Here. Then click on your character, then click the number one to start. And if you really want a test of virtual skill Click Here. This one is tough.
 
As for Mrs. Cyclerides and I, we are going to go to on the Lost Dutchman ride to Canyon Lake on Sunday. If you haven't been, this is a beautiful and enjoyable ride. Look for the information above. I am considering doing "What is a Real Biker", Part 2. So have your answers ready.
 
Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All,
 
Barry Caraway
"The Road Is Yours, Take The Ride"
www.cyclerides.com
info@cyclerides.com

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