Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
10/6/04
 
Greetings Riders,
 
Well, another week and another 3 inspections at the airports. With the new security measures going into place, I'm thinking that if you have a morning flight, just get up, put on your bath robe and head to the airport. Because by the time you take off all your clothes and get dressed again it would be a lot faster just to open up your robe and say "go for it". Be advised that the lines are long to get through security and the machines are amped up to see everything. So if you are traveling, be sure to allow plenty of time to get through there.
 
This past Sunday I went with Scott Pasmore from TV 3 to New York so that he could do a story on the guys from Orange County Choppers. We landed in Newark at around 8:30 pm, rented a car and was on our way to the hotel to check in. By around 10:00 pm (7:00 pm on our stomach's clock) we had made it to the Original Ray's Pizza in downtown New York City for some pizza and spaghetti. One of the things that I really wanted to do while I was in NY was to see the World Trade Center location. It is something that I have wanted to do for a long time just to pay my respects to those people who died in the tragedy. In fact, I even found myself becoming anxious as we got near the location knowing I was soon to get my first look at the hallowed ground. By this time it was around 11:00pm. There weren't many people on the streets and the usual hustle and bustle of New York City had given way to a very quiet and almost serene time on the sidewalks. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have erected a viewing wall so that the world community can reflect upon and remember the events that took place here. This is where we took our first look into the giant hole in the ground that we used to call the World Trade Center.
 
It was a very sobering and patriotic experience to be standing on the location of the World Trade Center. After I made my way along the stretch of steel fence, reading the information about the site, I found myself looking up into the sky and at the tall buildings around the site that were lightly illuminated by the glow of the city lights, trying to recreate in my mind the horror that must have been that day. At about that same time an aircraft came across my field of vision and the thought immediately crossed my mind about how the people of NYC still must be a little moved when they see planes fly overhead. It even made me think twice. As I read the names on the wall of the people who died in this act of terrorism, I couldn't help but think of the thousands of lives that this tragedy has touched all over the world. For me, there were parallel thoughts of what I had while standing on the remains of the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor.
 
Standing there looking at this giant hole in the ground, you would never know what actually took place on that location just 3 years ago on September 11th, 2001. On the surface, it looks like just any other major construction project. But as you read the memorials, read the history and are reminded to remember the past while looking into the future, you soon realize that this is not just another building going up in New York City. It will be a memorial to the thousands of lives lost that day, a reminder to us that this isn't the same world that we lived in pre-911, and notice to the rest of the World that the United States will rebuild and forever protect ourselves from this type of attack again. If you haven't been to the site, I would recommend it. I wish I could have seen it in the daylight, but the late night did present a special feel.
 
Our next stop was Times Square. I hadn't been here for about 14 years and things have changed. It has the same life that it had back then, even at midnight on a Sunday, but they have added a whole lot more lights. The middle of Times Square now feels a lot like Las Vegas Blvd. There are giant flashing lights and billboards on almost every building selling everything from soft drinks to movies. We made the walk up and down the street stopping at the vendors, an occasional electronics or t-shirt store, seeing the local sidewalk attractions and experiencing for a brief moment the "Life as a tourist in NYC". It was interesting to say the least. We then made our way back to Newark at around 1:30am to retire for the night.
 
In next week's letter I will bring you the story about our trip up state to Rock Tavern and the visit to The Teutul's at Orange County Choppers. It was a fantastic visit. Scott got some great interviews with the guys and I got some excellent pictures and video myself. I got some great up close pics of them working on the new Carroll Shelby bike. This bike is going to be awesome. Paul Sr., Paul Jr. are both very excited about their first trip to Arizona. And Mikey is anxious to come back and see his old stomping grounds in Tempe. They were asking lots of questions about the area, the weather and the event. It was really cool to see how truly excited they are for their first trip out West to see all of their fans in Arizona. Watch TV 3 in the mornings with Scott Pasmore as he will be showing some video clips throughout the month and will be airing the final story the first part of November.
 

 
OCC Update - 30 Days Till Teutul's:
Added Attraction!
The Budweiser Roadhouse will be at the Best of the Southwest event.Launched in March of 2004, the Budweiser True Music Roadhouse is a mobile interactive immersion into music that consists of two 53-foot trailers that cast an impressive presence wherever they go. In the main trailer, the upper deck can hold 30 people, while the main level can hold 75. Once inside the trailer, visitors can watch, listen to, play, sing, and mix music – all in one place! The Roadhouse is a high-energy, multi-level, multi-room interactive experience through the extensive use of hydraulics and technology.
 
We have just added more area to the venue for the show. If you have an interest in vendor space, we now have more available. Contact Barry at info@cyclerides.com .
 
Discovery Channel has verified that they will be at the show filming the Teutul's and the event. This will be a great opportunity for the Custom builders in the bike show to get discovered as the next great custom bike builder for TV.
 
Daily tickets are now on sale for the OCC In Tempe Best of the Southwest Motorcycle Show. Click Here for the link to buy tickets. Read the instructions before going to the purchase page.
 

 
This Week's Events 

Wednesday 

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.  Stop by and take a look, I'm sure you will like what you see. Info: 480-897-6200. 

Thursday Night
 
Thursday Night features 4 Bike Nights all over the Valley.

Hooters at Arrowhead Bike Night. 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  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.

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.
 

The Bike Night At The Billet Bar. Voted "BEST BIKER BAR IN PHOENIX" by New Times. 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 Every Day. Stop by and take a look at the New Flamed Booths on the Paradise Patio. 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. 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 Genesis Custom Cycles on 3752 N. Scottsdale Rd. Check it out this Thursday night and all weekend long. Info: at 480-941-1876. Click Here for the New Billet Bar Page with pictures. 

Saturday and Sunday 

Pioneer Restaurant and Saloon. Now opening at 6:00AM for Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. All of us are looking for that quick getaway out of town for an early morning breakfast on the weekends, or a good stop on our way up North. The Pioneer Restaurant and Saloon is the perfect place for that and they are inviting all motorcycle riders to stop by for a good old fashioned breakfast on the patio or a cool drink on the way home. Sundays feature a $6.99 all you can eat breakfast including drinks and any day you can get my personal favorite 1/2 order of biscuits and gravy for $1.95.  This is a great dish. Breakfast starts at 7:00am. Pioneer is also open for lunch and dinner until 9:00 pm. On Saturday nights Canyon Walls plays from 7pm - 11pm. Pioneer is also a great place to get your group together for a sunset dinner ride. Sit out on the patio or the air conditioned dining room. Click Here for the complete menu. If you are organizing a ride, it is the perfect place for a ride end. Pioneer is located just 1 mile North of the Carefree Highway exit on I-17 at Pioneer Rd. exit 225. For private parties call Joey at 602-696-5245 or 623-465-1821.  

Sunday

Cocomo Joe's Sunday Bike Day Cocomo Joes's is now your place to ride to for Sunday NFL Football Games. Enjoy breakfast starting at 10:00am with $5.95 for a Burrito Loco, French Toast or 2 Eggs, Hash Browns, Bacon and Toast. Cocomo Joe's has the full NFL Package to make it easy for you to watch the game of your choice all day long. Cocomo Joe's is a very open and comfortable place to hang out and watch the games. They have a new large outdoor patio as well as 2 smaller ones around the side. There is a large dining area with TV's all around to keep up on all NFL football on Sundays. See the pictures here. There is also 3 pool tables and games for your enjoyment. There will be food and drink specials for ride days starting at 10:00am as well as blocked off preferred parking for motorcycles. The day starts at 10:00am with breakfast foods available. Bike day is from Noon - 6pm. Cocomo Joe's is located on the NW corner of Tatum and Dynamite Rd. So if you are riding to or from Cave Creek, or want to take a ride up North and not have to run the DB gauntlet, stop by Cocomo Joe's. 28244 N. Tatum Blvd. 480-538-8008. Stop by this Sunday for opening day. Click Here for all the details.

Sugar Daddy's Blues Biker Sunday Brunch.
Now is the perfect weather to be sitting out on the Sugar Daddy's patio, listening to Live Music while dining from the Brunch Menu. And Sunday Brunch Just Got Better! You now have 3 options to choose from. Option #1: Eggs Benedict – Grilled English muffins, smoked ham, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.
Served with your chose of fresh fruit or crispy potatoes. ($8) or
Sugar’s Pancakes – You won’t eat pancakes anywhere else. Buttermilk pancakes served with butter and syrup. ($5)
Option #2: Can’t decide what to eat? How about an All-You-Can-Eat buffet for ONLY $12.
Option #3: Order off our regular menu.
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 - 4pm. Enjoy live music from 10am - 2pm Or maybe just relax on the patio with your favorite beverage and enjoy the beautiful weather and watch the bikes roll down Scottsdale Rd.  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.

Sunday Evening
 
New!! Bar Louie Sunday Evening Bike Night. New!!
Looking for that last stop for food and drink after a Sunday ride? Bar Louie located 7014 E. Camelback Rd. under the roof at Scottsdale Fashion Square is providing you with your last stop. Starting at 5:00 pm you can pull up and park right on the curb in front of the outdoor patio at Bar Louie. All riders will receive food and drink specials on Sunday and an additional 20% off of your bill. Happy hour is from 3-7pm and 10-close. Stop by this Sunday and see what Bar Louie has to offer. Click Here to look at the pictures and for more information. Phone: 480-874-9944.
 
This Week
 
Saturday, October 9th
2nd Annual Founders Ride. The Second Annual Founders Ride, sponsored by Bucky's and Yavapai Casinos is set for Saturday, October 9th. The ride through the Red Rocks will raise funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern Arizona. Funds will go toward the granting of wishes to children between 2 1/2 and 18 who suffer from life-threatening medical conditions. The founders of Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, Frank and Kitty Shankwitz will lead the way. The ride will start at Grand Canyon Harley located at 10434 Hwy. 69 in Mayer, AZ at 9am with the last riders out at 10am. $25 Singles, $30 Doubles. Includes a barbeque luncheon with live entertainment at the casino. Ride pin to the first 200 riders and t-shirts to the first 100. Free refreshments will be available. The ride will wind through the red rocks of Sedona, up to Jerome, across Mingus Mountain through downtown Prescott then on to Bucky's Casino. Approximately a 125 mile ride. Upon registration you will receive a raffle ticket for a new Harley. More info at 928-282-2625.
 
Saturday, October 9th
AZ Choirboys LEMC C.U.F.F.S. 2004. This ride benefits families of fallen Police Officer, Firefighters and Correction Officers killed or injured in the line of duty. Registration at Chosa's Harley Davidson at 922 S. Country Club Drive in Mesa, AZ. Registration starts at 8:30am, last bike out at 10:00am. Final destination Phoenix F.O.P. Lodge 2. Vendors, Live Music, Raffles, Door Prizes, Auctions, 50/50. Entry fees: $20 for riders, $15 for passengers which includes one poker hand and lunch ticket. Ride pins to the first 500 entries. High Hand $300, Low Hand $150. Enjoy ice cold Sparkletts water, brewed coffee and Krispy Kreme doughnuts at registration. For more information visit www.azchoirboys.com or www.chosashd.com.
 
Sunday, October 10th
HOGtoberfest. Registration: 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM at HD of Tucson; 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the Wildcat House. Poker Run: $5 per hand. 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM. Starts at HD of Tucson, 250 E. Grant Rd. Bike Show, Bike Games, Tattoo Contest, Door Prizes, Live Auction, Live Music, Food & Drinks, Vendors, 50-50 Drawing and a chance to WIN a $500.00 gift certificate to Harley-Davidson®/Buell of Tucson. $1.00 of each ticket sold will be donated and distributed equally to: Pima Youth Partnership, Las Familias, Tucson Area Reading Council, and TROT. On site registration: $15.00 per person – Includes admission, pin, (while they last), and a chance to win a $500.00 gift certificate to Harley-Davidson®/Buell of Tucson. Children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult.
 
Next Week
 
Sunday, October 17th
Ride For Kids supporting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. This year the ride for kids will be starting at the Glendale Arena located at 6520 N. 91st Ave. in Glendale. The location is 5 miles North of I-10 just East of Loop 101 at Glendale Ave. exit. Registration opens at 7:00am and closes at 9:45am. Ride travels through scenic areas with police escort. Celebration of Life program at endpoint includes award presentations to individuals, chapter/clubs and festivities. Free coffee, donuts and light lunch. For more information call 800-253-6530 or visit www.rideforkids.org. This ride is in need of a side car or 2 to carry some of the kids. If you have one email arizonagoldin@cox.net.
 
Sunday, October 17th
4th Annual Foothills Stampede & Poker RunChandler Harley Davidson will be hosting a fund raising event on October 17, 2004 at the Corona Ranch in Laveen, Arizona. The event is known as the Foothills Stampede Poker Run. The Stampede is a major fundraiser for the Chandler Compadres charity and is open to all bikers and bike enthusiasts. The chapter is a social organization with the purpose of riding safe and having fun. The event will begin at 8:00am starting at Chandler Harley Davidson, 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler with an approximate 100 mile poker route ending at Corona Ranch, 29th Ave & Baseline Rd, Laveen, Arizona. $20 per person donation. There will be live music, approximately 20 vendors, bike and non-bike games, food & drinks. Prizes will be awarded to the high and low poker hands, along with 50/50 and raffle drawing for additional prizes. Ride pins to the first 500 to participate in the poker run. A tax deduction form for donated items and funds will be available upon request. More information contact Mitch Lanoue or Dru Lanoue at 480-586-8281 or 480-703-9012. Click Here for all the details.
 
Upcoming Events
 
For those of you that would like to go to the OCC Event on Saturday and have not gotten your tickets yet, here is a good way to go. We have donated 200 tickets for the RE/Max Ride for Miracles on Saturday, November 6th. So if you want to go to the OCC Event in Tempe AND give to Phoenix Children's Hospital at the same time, this is the ride for you. All proceeds go to PCH. Registration is from 7:00am - 8:15am. Meet at Arrowhead Harley-Davidson for registration and continental breakfast. 8:30am leave on a police escorted ride from the dealership East on the 101 to SR 51 past the Children's Hospital and on into Tempe for the event. All money raised goes to PCH. $30 per rider includes admission to the Best of the Southwest event and 1 raffle ticket. This ride is sponsored by RE/Max professionals. To insure your spot Click Here to pre-register. For more information call 602-942-7000 or go to www.rideformiracles.org. Corporate sponsorships are available.
 
For more information on all Rides and Events go to www.cyclerides.com
 
Extras
 
The Tuetul's from Orange County Choppers will be on the Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday night October 6th at 10:30pm.
 
The campaign has now hit the Harley Dealerships. Vice President Dick Cheney is making a campaign stop at Gainesville Harley-Davidson in Florida. Click Here for the story.
 
As for me this weekend, we are going to check out the entertainment and clam bake at Pioneer Restaurant this Sunday Afternoon starting at 3:00pm. And if possible, I am going to try and make the CUFFS run on Saturday.
 
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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