Weekly Update

Greetings Riders,
Well, we are back safe and sound from another year at the Rocky Point Rally. The weather was perfect for the entire Rally and the attendance had increased from last year to an estimated 8,000-10,000 riders. As usual, it was an interesting time as things are done a little different in Mexico than they are in the United States. harmless antics that would get you hauled away in Laughlin are generally accepted here, and somehow it works. It is not total lawlessness, but at times would seem like a form of organized chaos. Whatever label you want to put on it, no one gets hurt and everyone has a good time.
We started the ride at Arrowhead HD on Thursday morning for a leisurely cruise to Rocky Point stopping at the poker stops and making our usual stop at the Dairy Queen in Ajo. There were hundreds of bikes along the only route making their way to the border. We made the poker stop at Vasquez in Sonoyta, MX and then were on our way for the 60 mile ride to Rocky Point. It was an early night for us after a great dinner at Lapa Lapa on the Malecon, our favorite place to eat in Penasco, a stop by Hacienda Las Fuentes and then a quick stop at Manny's before heading home. 
Friday we all met up at Playa Bonita for the Resort Ride that would take us to the Mayan Palace for a great breakfast buffet and then back to Sandy Beach for more food by Saxon Motorcycles. Of course, the Rally is just not the same without a trip to JJ's Cantina overlooking Cholla Bay on a Friday afternoon. Friday is my favorite and most relaxing day at the Rally. You don't ride very far, you don't have a big agenda, but before you know it, the sun is setting and you are asking yourself, "What did I do today?" The answer is "not much", but it took all day to do it! I guess that is the charm of old Mexico. Time is not an important issue. In fact, if you will notice, you don't see any clocks on the walls down there. Maybe that is why it is a place that Americans can finally relax "para un momento".
Saturday the action moves to the Malecon in Rocky Point. This is where thousands of riders will descend on the street that is normally a quiet tourist area and is home to the local fish markets and curio shops. On this day however, the Malecon turns into one long burnout pit as thousands of bikes will roll through the crowds of people on the streets and entertain those on the rooftops and 2nd story patios that come to watch the action. This year the Malecon Plaza was also the ending location for a Discovery Channel Biker Build-off. At 1:00pm I was on my way to another motorized hang glider ride to get some photos from the air. Around 3:00pm a several hundred riders made their way to Fremont St. for the start of the parade through Rocky Point where local families will line the streets while the riders throw candy to kids. This one was even sporting the American Flag and Mickey Mouse. This is always a good time as the locals appreciate the parade.
Saturday night, the action moves to the Mirador district on Matamoras for a street party with bands at both ends of the street. Mogollon was the headliner this year rocking the huge crowd and sounding better than ever. For us it was an early night to get ready for an early departure on Sunday morning. One of the downsides of this Rally is negotiating the border on the way home. This year was no different, in fact in was a lot worse. Border wait times were up to 4 hours for some. Getting through the border at busy times is like trying to pour 10 gallons of water through a 2 gallon funnel. It just isn't going to move very fast and will soon overflow. That is what happened on Sunday morning. The best suggestion is to leave by 7am or come back Monday morning.
For us it was another fun time at the Rocky Point Rally. As with any event, some will see it as the perfect time and others will have run into some problems. I'm sure that is the case here as well, especially dealing with language differences and local authorities. But overall, Lyman has done a nice job of building this event and negotiating hurdles as they are thrown at him. I know it is a very difficult task. I am expecting even more changes next year. We will have to wait and see.
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Highlights This Week
Attention Women Riders! 2 Great Events For You This Weekend.
Saturday, November 18th
Superstition Harley-Davidson "Garages Are For Girls Too".
Activities include: Demo Rides, 5 interactive Presentation Stations. 

Sunday, November 19th
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson "Buddy's Girls Ride".
Back by popular demand! Saddle up for a breathtaking scenic ride
up to South Mountain Park followed by dinner.

Saturday, November 18th
Chester's Harley-Davidson "Chili & Salsa Cook-Off".
Live music from Chuck E. Baby and the Allstars.
Saturday, November 18th
Arizona Victory Motorcycles Grand Opening Celebration.
There will be Demo Rides, Free Food and Drink, Giveaways, Contests.

This Week's Bike Night Events 

Tuesday Nights 

Chester’s Harley Davidson Biker Night at the Tilted Kilt in Tempe!  If you are looking for some fun on a Tuesday night, With 2 outdoor patios and plenty of excitement, This place is a good time! The Tilted Kilt is home to the best Scotch-Irish experience in Arizona, with an award-winning menu, classic pub fare, and signature Kilt items sure to please any palate—not to mention twenty four globe-spanning beers on tap!  Biker Night Tuesdays also mean $3 Jack Daniels and half-price appetizers.  And, with a Tilted Kilt Biker Night Card, you receive 15% OFF your total bill.  So what are you waiting for? Come on down and have a craic with Chester’s Harley-Davidson! The Tilted Kilt is located at 660 W. Warner Rd. in Tempe, AZ. Just 1.5 miles East of I-10 on Warner Rd. 480-592-0102. Click Here for Map.
Chandler Harley-Davidson Tuesday Bike Night at Nozzlehead's Grille & Pub. Stop by Two Wheel Tuesday Bike Night at Nozzlehead's Grille and Pub located at 4920 S. Gilbert Rd. in Chandler, AZ. Join us for Munchies and Music, Food and Drink, Specials, Raffle Prizes and good old fashion H-D fun! Nozzlehead's is a fun firefighter-themed restaurant that serves the best pure angus burgers and meatiest wings in the valley. 12 flavors of wings! 11 tap beers served out of the front-end of a real fire truck. Hot Times, Cold Drinks and Great Food! Stop by this Tuesday for the First Night!! Click Here for Map. Stop by Chandler Harley-Davidson located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler for a Nozzlehead Food Discount Coupon. 

Wednesday Nights 

Hacienda Harley-Davidson Bike Night at The Tilted Kilt. Stop by the new Tilted Kilt located at 7077 E. Bell Rd. for the Hacienda HD Bike Night. Enjoy the new Tilted Kilt for dinner or drinks while sitting on the patio large patio or inside watching your favorite sporting event on one of the many TV's inside. Stop by Hacienda Harley and get your 15% off Biker Card for the Tilted Kilt. There will be Jack Daniels door prizes. Free Jack Daniel's Shirts, Hats, Beanies, Handkerchiefs and Bandannas. Hacienda Harley-Davidson and Tilted Kilt Gift Certificates. Take a ride and stop by this Wednesday night. 6pm till close. 7077 E. Bell Rd. 480-922-8424. Bike Parking.  

Thursday Night 

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.  

Every Saturday and Sunday  

The "Hog Pen" at the Roadhouse Bike Weekend. Breakfast Buffet Now Beginning at 8am - Noon on Saturday! Grab a seat at the new Hog Pen bar rail and watch the bikes ride by. There is plenty of new concrete motorcycle parking right out front. CCR is located on Cave Creek Rd. in the heart of Cave Creek directly across from Harold's. It is a restaurant and bar that focuses on a broad menu of good food and has a large bar for socializing with your riding pals for a good time. It is built to look like something out of the 1800's, but it is brand new. Stop by this weekend for lunch, dinner or just to have a drink and take a look at the place. I can tell you that their hamburgers and steak fries are exceptional. Mrs. C. had the swordfish and said it was very good. Check out the Monday Night Football BBQ.
Live Music Every Weekend:

Wednesday: Live Music with "Easton Ashe" 9pm - Close

Friday: Live Music with "Easton Ashe" 9pm - 1:30am

Saturday: Live Music with "Easton Ashe" 9pm - 1:30am

Click here for the Cave Creek Roadhouse website.  480-575-3098


Sugar Daddy's Blues Biker Sunday Brunch.
Sugar Daddy's welcomes you back to riding with the Award Winning Sugar Daddy's Sunday Brunch voted "Best Sunday Brunch" by Newtimes 2006. 
Enjoy a $9 All You Can Eat Buffet, $2 Mimosas, $4 Bloody Mary Bar from 10am - 4pm. Relax to live music from 10am - 4pm on the 5700 sq. ft. climate controlled patio. Riding by later? Grab a quick BBQ from Noon - 5pm on the patio. You can also order off of the extensive 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. Or maybe just relax on the patio with your favorite beverage 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 . 480-970-6556.

This Week 

Saturday, November 18th
Superstition Harley-Davidson "Garages Are For Girls Too".
Calling all Girls!
Have you, or someone you know, thought about learning to ride? Well here’s your chance. Saturday November 18th from 11 am-3 pm at Superstition Harley-Davidson. Activities include: Demo Rides, 5 interactive Presentation Stations, and the Boxer Bike Wash! There will also be door prizes, and raffle tickets for those that participate. All that is asked is a $15 donation to the CAAFA.(Community Alliance Against Family Abuse). Superstition HD is located at 2910 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction, AZ. 480-346-0600. Click Here for Map.
Saturday, November 18th
Chester's Harley-Davidson "Chili & Salsa Cook-Off".
Week before Thanksgiving looking a little bland?
Spice it up at Chester’s Chili Cook-Off, Saturday, November 18th! We’re hosting the event in conjunction with the East Valley HOG Chapter from 11am to 3pm, with a chili and salsa cook-off, People’s Choice award, “Beers of the World” beer sampling provided by InBev, Live music from Chuck E. Baby and the Allstars. Grab your antacids and bring your a-game recipes, because this one’s sure to be the best yet! Chester's HD is located at 922 S. Country Club in Mesa, AZ. 480-894-0404. Click Here for Map.
Saturday, November 18th
Arizona Victory Motorcycles Grand Opening Celebration.
Join Arizona Victory on Saturday, Nov. 18th from 9am - 5pm to help celebrate the Grand Opening of their new store.
Have you ever ridden a Victory motorcycle? If not, this is your chance. There will be Demo Rides, Free Food and Drink, Giveaways, Contests, Dealership Tours and a Live on site Broadcast with KSLX Radio. Stop by and see all of the latest 2007 Victory models and the fantastic deals on the 2006 Victory motorcycles. Arizona Victory is located at 13401 N. Cave Creek Road in Phoenix located in the former Buddy Stubbs building. For more information call 602-404-7300.
Saturday, November 18th
Tracey Lee Miner Poker Annual Toy & Poker Run.
Registration from 7am - 9am at Gavlin Peak Pizzeria in New River, AZ. CASH prizes for poker ride is $500. There are games, 50/50, raffle & more. Poker Run goes out to Wickenburg, Kirkland Jct, through Prescott, down to Mayer and back to the pizzeria. The Tracey Minor memorial fund was established in 2003 in memory or Tracey Miner, a young, enthusiastic, and vibrant young man who lost his life tragically in a car accident May 2003. The funds main goals are to help support youth activities in the New River area were Tracey was born and raised. The fund also helps families that have found themselves in situations beyond their control and need discreet relief provided in times of need.
Saturday, November 18th
5th Annual Vietnam Vets CCO Chili Cook-Off.
Cooks Meeting 9:30am at the Steel Horse Saloon, 1768 W Bell Road in Phoenix, AZ. Peoples Choice 11am-2pm. 2pm Turn-In CASI Rules. Prizes for 1st-10th Place. Show noon-12:30pm. Benefits FMI: 623 388-0825.
Saturday, November 18th
Crimson Crew Inaugural Ride. The Crimson Crew will be taking a ride to Montezuma's Castle by way of Prescott and the Prescott Valley.  It will be a benefit ride for SOOn West mentally ill adult center.  We will be meeting at Coyote Honda in Avondale located at 995 N 107th Ave just South of I-10.  We will meet at 7:00am, with a raffle at 8:00am, and we will leave at 8:30am.  Ride fees will be $10 for motorcycles, $15 for cars and trucks, and $20 for SUV's and vans.  There will be free coffee and donuts, and a LoJack system for motorcycles up for grabs!  More information at 602-316-7633.
Sunday, November 19th
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson "Buddy's Girls Ride".
Back by popular demand!
The day will start with a service dept tour by Buddy, then you will saddle up for a breathtaking scenic ride up to South Mountain Park for a beautiful view of the entire valley that you cannot get anywhere else. Then it is off for an early dinner with Buddy and all of the riders. Take advantage of this opportunity for a great ride and to meet other Women that share your riding passion. $15 includes Dinner, Ride Patch, Goody Bag, Tour and Ride. Sign up today! Call Andreanne or Ronda at 602-971-3400.
Sunday, November 19th
Birds On Bikes.Sponsored by MMA of AZ. This is an annual feed the hungry event that is growing every year. Your chance to help feed the homeless or less fortunate. Strap your Turkey or fixings on the back of your bike and ride to one of 3 starting locations to take your turkeys to St. Vincent De Paul's. 
From the West: Ramada Inn, 8955 NW Grand Ave., Peoria, AZ. 
From the North: Bikers Bay, 2530 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix, AZ. 
From the East: TJ's Bar and Grill, 1734 E. Main St., NW Corner., Mesa, AZ. 
Gather from 9:00-10:00AM for coffee and doughnuts. All flocks meet at Park Central Mall by 11:00am to ride as one group to St. Vincent de Paul's at 420 W. Watkins in Phoenix. From 11:30-Noon meet the chefs and see how they feed the masses. If you can't make it to a starting location, just meet everyone at St. Vincent to give your turkey. Need more info? Betty, 602-788-2088.

Sunday, November 19th
22nd Annual Verde Valley Toy Run. This event is open to all motorcycles and hot-rods. Sign-ups will be in the parking lot of Wal Mart in Cottonwood, Arizona, between 8:30 and 10:00 am. At 10 am, there will be a Bike Blessing and then all bikes and Hot-Rods will line up for the parade through Cottonwood and Clarkdale and continuing through the Verde Valley. The run concludes at the Fair Grounds in Cottonwood with live music, food, a Bike and Car Show, raffles and vendors. The public is invited to the fairgrounds from 12:30 on, with admission being one new, unwrapped toy and a can of food for the Old Town Mission.  By 5:00 PM or so, everyone will be ready to go home knowing that through their efforts, many hundreds of Verde Valley children will have a brighter Holiday! 928-634-1447. 

Next Week

Saturday, November 25th
7th Annual Buddy Stubbs HD Blanket Drive Party. Join Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson and KSLX Radio from 11am - 2pm for their 7th Annual Blanket Drive to benefit St. Vincent de Paul's  Ministry of the Homeless.  There will be:
* Live Music,
* Free Food and Drink,
* 1:30pm Museum Tour and a
* Huge Sidewalk Sale.
The First 100 People with Blankets will receive a Gift Bag of Prizes. And while you are there, take advantage of
FREE DEMO RIDES! Test ride the new 2007 Harley-Davidsons. Blankets will be collected from November 13th - 25th. So if you can't make it on the 25th, bring it down before. Buddy Stubbs HD is located at 13850 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix. 602-971-3400. 

Upcoming Events 

Mark your calendar for the Toys To Kids Ride on Saturday, December 2nd. This year looks to be the best one yet! The ride will begin at Steele Indian School Park, 3rd St. and Indian School and end at Santa's where we hope to get the whole family involved. The ride cost is only a toy or 2 to give to the kids. Lineup is from 8am - 11am. Coffee and donuts will be provided at the start. DPS will then escort us to Firebird Raceway to Santa's. Bring the whole family. Rders on motorcycles get in free, families who come in cars get in for Half-Price to Santa's. Check for discount coupon in next week's newsletter. The Phoenix Firefighters are helping us this year by arranging 200 homeless kids from the Pappas Schools in downtown Phoenix. This will likely be the highlight of their Christmas season. Click Here for basic information.
Bring Toys for Boys and Girls ages 6-12 years old.
More details about this entire event in next week's letter.


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Here is a creative way to see the sun rise. Check out these sky divers in a music video. Click Here.
This is a pretty funny story about a guy getting a bird he thinks is for Christmas dinner. Click Here.
I love flying and this I find amazing. Supposedly this is the smallest planes in the world. Click Here.
Make plans for the Toys To Kids Ride on Saturday December 2nd. 

Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All, 

Barry Caraway
"The Road Is Yours -  Take The Ride"

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