Weekly Update

Greetings Riders,
As I look at the date above it is hard to believe that we are already into the month of November.
Seems like the busier we become, the faster time goes by. You would think it would be the opposite. Reference points are also throwing us a curve. The weather is as good at this time of year as we have seen in a while. I hope you are taking advantage of this Chamber of Commerce weather to break out the bike and ride it to work. The morning temperatures are invigorating and the ride home is perfect. The only thing going faster than the time should be the odometer on your motorcycle. That is the case with my Road Glide as it crossed 19,000 miles this past weekend. I am taking advantage of this weather and using it for all of my transportation needs these days. If your boss doesn't mind the wind blown look or helmet head, give it a try. Your gas bill will shrink and your smile will grow!
With elections coming up on Tuesday, November 7th, politics ore on everyone's mind. It could be one of the more important elections in the past 50 years, no matter which side of the fence you are on.
Politics are also working their way into the motorcyclists world again. For a group that just wants to ride, do good things for others and enjoy those who share a like passion, we sure seem to inadvertently find ourselves in the middle of controversies. That would be the case once again as the question of "Poker Runs" as they relate to State gambling laws has now been raised by the Arizona Department of Gaming. It was brought to my attention a couple of weeks ago that "Poker Runs", as they are being run right now are in violation of State gaming laws. A couple of the recent Poker Runs had to change verbiage on their flyers and actually how they ran the event. Larry Tank of the Strayfeathers actually postponed their run to come into compliance.
What does all of this mean to us? That was my question.
So I made an appointment with Gary Applegate at the Gaming Commission to find out exactly what was going on. Apparently there has been a State law on the books for several years that prohibits the selling of Poker Hands and raffles for a specific amount that will yield a prize. Poker Runs and Raffles are therefore considered a form of gambling.
You are probably thinking to your self right now that all you wanted to do was help a good cause, ride, have some fun and if you won some money great, but you really weren't looking at it as gambling. 
Now you are probably wondering, what is considered gambling? According to State gaming law ARS 13-3301, "Gambling" includes any act of risking or giving something of value for the opportunity to obtain a benefit from a game or contest of chance or skill or a future contingent event. A "raffle" involves the payment of money for the opportunity to benefit from a future contingent event and therefore will be illegal unless the raffle satisfies a narrowly defined statutory exception.
At this point of the conversation, my practical side had to make an appearance
and I asked why the Gaming Commission would be worried about a few thousand dollars going to charity through the use of poker runs and raffles when the Indians are setting out there sucking billions of dollars out of our economy with their casinos. As I found out, the Gaming Commission is actually a 2 edged sword as it pertains to us. The AGC was developed in 1995 to protect the Indian gaming compacts from anyone else encroaching on their exclusive gambling rights in the State (ie: Poker Runs), as well as to be a watchdog at the casinos to make sure that their machines and gaming methods are compliant. So as part of their job, poker runs are in violation of the State's gaming compacts with the Indians, therefore it becomes their obligation on the sharp side of the sword to police us. To see a complete time line of how all of the Indian gaming developed Click Here. It is very interesting.
Now that you have gotten the "legalese" of gambling and raffles, what does that mean to us?
What it means is that to be compliant, we will have to change the ways that poker runs are presented. You will not be compliant if you charge a set fee for the inclusion of a poker run. The way that it was explained to me is that if you were to charge, for example, $20 for lunch, and the poker run was included with the lunch, then it would be compliant. In this instance you are charging for lunch and not the poker run. As for raffles, 50/50's, etc. you can not put a stated price on these, it would only be legal if you were to ask for a donation, without a stated price. It all boils down to the meaning of gambling. In short, if you plop down your Benjamin and expect to possibly profit, it is illegal. If you are buying lunch and happen to be eligible for a free poker run by the fact that you bought a hamburger, that is compliant.
It all seems pretty silly to me. It really just comes down to semantics and how you present your event which will make it compliant or not.
As I bounced different scenarios off of Gary at our meeting, I found that the "Gray" area in this law is huge. There are many "workarounds" and creative ways to continue to make poker runs a viable means of raising money and entertaining riders, but you will need to at some point become compliant as it is written in the State laws or the organizer AND the participants could be at risk of being cited by the State for illegal gambling. They have told me that they are in the education mode for the public and not in the prosecution mode at this time. So if you have one coming up, chances are you won't get cited at this time, but you might be contacted and asked to change the way that your are presenting your event.
I am not an expert on this subject and am not authorized to give advice on it. I am simply passing along what I have learned for your benefit.
What I have given you above is my own interpretation from my meeting with the Gaming Commission. If you have specific questions about your upcoming event, you can email Gary Applegate at or call 602-604-1801. These are very nice guys in the Gaming Commission and in no way have it out for motorcyclists or trying to curtail the raising of funds for charity. They are just trying to alert the community and bring these activities into compliance as per State laws. Feel free to give them a call.
The irony I found in all of this is that one of the recent complaints about a poker run came from a casino that was actually to be the end location of the ride.
Apparently someone at the casino saw the flyer and called the AGC to alert them. Go figure! I guess they didn't read to the bottom to see where they were going to drop off 500 riders to spend money in their casino.
Here is the comment that I got in writing from the Arizona Department of Gaming:

"The mission of the Arizona Department of Gaming is to inform the public of the Arizona Gambling Laws.  Charitable organizations are responding more than ever to those individuals and families in need.  In such challenging times, charities depend more on donations and assistance from others.  The Arizona Department of Gaming has no desire to stop these fundraising activities, but merely ensure that the organizations involved with hosting these events are fully aware of the gambling laws and the exceptions to such laws."
This could get me in trouble for voicing my opinion, but it won't be the first time.
As for me, I have never been a fan of Indian Gaming laws, and after finding out more about it, I really don't agree with it. In fact, it kind of chaps my saddle. As I looked into this whole thing a little closer, I did the math and figured that the Arizona Indian Community has a net win on average of over 1 Billion dollars per year from gaming of which they have finally agreed as of 3 years ago to give back on a sliding scale UP TO 8% of that money to the State. Click Here to see how that works.
My question is this. If I can simply drive 1/2 mile East of the Loop 101 to gamble, why don't we just legalize gambling in the State, gain more control over it, compete with the Indians, put that same 1 Billion dollars net profit in the State's coffers and EVERYONE who lives in the State would benefit from the windfall through better roads, education, amenities and social services such as medical, Police, Fire, etc. Duh!
It's not like driving the 1/2 mile is saving me from a gambling problem or that we are keeping the bad element on the outskirts of town. I have never understood the politics of this one and never will, but it seems like a no brainer! There must be smarter people than me running this State. I know we have compacts with the Indians, but those are renewable every few years. Things could change.
Useful Links:
Click Here for the Gaming Brochure to explain the definition of gambling.


Highlights This Week
November 3-5
Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows. The 26th Annual Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows presented by Toyota will showcase the latest machines from more than 17 manufacturers.
November 3-5
Western Trails Ranch Grand Opening. Big Party all Weekend! Vendors, Bands, Tons of Entertainers, Starship will be in concert the night of November 4th.
November 4th - 9th
Chester's Harley-Davidson Get Ready For Rocky Point Rally Sale. We will have 10% off Riding Gear.
Saturday, November 4th
Shriner's Ride For Kids. Shriner's "We ride so kids can Walk" EVENT.
Thursday, November 9th. Ride to the Rocky Point Rally. Going to the Rocky Point Rally? Want to ride with others? Join us for the Ride To Rocky Point.
Friday, November 10th
Gordon Biersch VIP Grand Opening Reception.
Sign Up by Friday, November 3rd for VIP Party with free food and drinks.
New Gordon Biersch Next to Cardinals Stadium at Westgate. 


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 7am - Noon on Saturday! Click Here for your 2 for 1 breakfast buffet coupon good from 7am - 9am. Coupon also good for the Monday Night Football $9.95 Prime Rib Dinner and $2 Domestics. 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 "Zimis" 9pm - 1:30am

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


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 

November 3-5
Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows. The 26th Annual Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows presented by Toyota will showcase the latest machines from more than 17 manufacturers and more than 800 exhibitors at this year’s show series. The manufacturers have expanded their display by more than 100,000 square feet this year plus Advanstar is launching brand new displays targeting the custom sportbike, ATV/Outdoor, Motocross History and a Welcome Center that will provide attendees with all of the information they’ll need to make the most of their day. The Big Twin Customs will be back this year featuring some of the most unique creations from local and national builders and the shows will also showcase the world’s tallest, smallest and fastest motorcycles! This year’s show will be bigger and better than ever! This year's show will be held at the Cardinals Stadium. Click the following for all of the events and showtimes.

November 3-5
Western Trails Ranch Grand Opening. Big Party all Weekend! Vendors, Bands, Tons of Entertainers, Starship will be in concert the night of November 4th.
FRIDAY-November 3rd Free Admission!
7:00 pm: Dina Preston Band Contemporary Country Variety Band They just got back from 18 month Tour of Europe entertaining the Troops.
SATURDAY-November 4th Free admission 7am to 5pm
12:00pm - 4:00pm: Dina Preston Band Contemporary Country Variety Band,  Free Hay Wagon Rides 
CONCERT ADMISSION:  $20.00 Pre Buy or $25.00 Day of Event!
You must Buy a Ticket to stay for the Concert! Appearing on The BUDWEISER TRUE MUSIC STAGE 
6:00pm Opening Act: SHUT UP and DRIVE! Rock Band
7:30pm Main Event: STARSHIP with Mickey Thomas in CONCERT!
9:00pm Post Party:
SHUT UP and DRIVE! Rock Band
SUNDAY-November 5th Free Admission!
12:00 pm-4:00pm: Novella Bently Band Country Band This young Lady is destined to be a STAR! Free Hay Wagon Rides
We are located between Surprise and Wickenburg in the middle of nowhere called Morristown. Just 15 short minutes from Bell Road on Grand Avenue or 15 minutes from Wickenburg on Grand Ave at mile marker 123 ½. 623-388-0450.


November 4th - 9th

Chester's Harley-Davidson Get Ready For Rocky Point Rally Sale. Rocky Point is ready for you but, are you ready for Rocky Point? Stop by Chester's Harley-Davidson in Mesa from Sunday through Thursday next week and get all your gear for the trip. We will have 10% off Riding Gear. That includes boots, gloves, leathers, helmets, HD goggles and nylon jackets. This is a great opportunity to stock up on some fall riding gear and save some money at the same time. Chester's HD is located at 922 S. Country Club in Mesa, AZ. 480-894-0404. Click Here for Map.


Saturday, November 4th

Shriner's Ride For Kids. Shriner's "We ride so kids can Walk" EVENT. This is an event that you've never seen before. You won't want to miss this one. More door prizes than you have ever seen. They are giving away a 2007 Harley Fat Boy or $15,000.00, many door prizes, 50/50 drawing, Vendor displays, beer garden, 3 bands, food and much more. In addition, take a ride to their sponsors for extra door prize drawings.  Get your chance to win the grand prize, ride pin and patch for only $15.00 or just come on down for the event and get a ticket for the grand prize for only $10.00. This event takes place at the El Zaribah Shrine Temple at 552 North 40th St. Phoenix, Az (between Van Buren and 202 on 40th). For more information, please call 602-862-1081. Tickets can also be purchased at Skunk Motorsports, 480-649-2800, Bikers Bay, 602-923-0114 or Joeta's Leather, 623-979-3335.  Get your pre-registration, ticket, pin and patch. This is a great event  
Saturday, November 4th
Darrell Ashford Jr. 5th Annual Charity Poker Run. Sign-In opens 10am at Chopper Kings & The Paint Shop, 3232 West Virginia (33rd Avenue, South of Thomas) in Phoenix, AZ. Donation of $25 rider/$10 passenger includes: Ride, Lunch, a T-shirt (while supplies last), entry to the Monastery, & 1 raffle ticket. Run’s End Party at the Monastery in Mesa. We will be having a Big raffle: Airline tickets & hotels, restaurants, massages, house appraisal, Diamondback tickets & many more items. For more information: 480 491-8568 or e-mail:  

Saturday, November 5th
Deuces Wild! Draw a Deuce to End Abuse. Poker Run to benefit SwanRider, a non-profit organization to end domestic violence. $20 per rider/$5 passenger. Ride approximately 100 miles. Everyone welcome. Register at Steel Horse Saloon 8:30am - 9:30am located at 1768 W. Bell Rd. Last card at Steel Horse 4:30pm. Raffle, Auction, 50/50 drawing. Prizes for best and worst hand. 

Thursday, November 9th. Ride to the Rocky Point Rally. Going to the Rocky Point Rally? Want to ride with others? Join us for the Ride To Rocky Point. If you have never been to Rocky Point and want to ride with a group, is hosting a free ride on Thursday November 9th to the Rally. Just arrive at Arrowhead Harley, sign up for the $10 Rocky Point Rally poker run (not mandatory) and be ready to ride by 10am. You can all ride at your own pace down there, but there will always be riders nearby as  bikes will be coming from all over the State and California. Friday morning you can participate in the Resort Ride and all of the activities throughout the weekend. Come join us for the ride down. Click Here For the Event Listings. Click Here for the Agenda. If you don't have a place to stay, Click Here to see what rooms are left. You will need insurance for your trip there as well. I would advise that you get it before you leave to avoid the lines to get it on the way. Click Here for insurance, you can do it online. If you have any questions you can email me at .This sleepy little fishing village is growing up and so is the Sixth Annual Rocky Point Rally. Never seen Rocky Point? Click Here for a couple of videos that I did for my Rocky Point Day Ride.


Friday, November 10th

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant VIP Grand Opening Reception. Here is your chance to go to the VIP Reception for the new Gordon Biersch opening at Westgate next to the Cardinals Stadium and Glendale Arena. This will soon be one of the hot spots on the West side and you can get the first look at it in style. Join the VIP Reception for free cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres from 5pm - 9pm. But you must RSVP by Friday, November 3rd to reserve your spot. Call now! Kolbi Kleinman at 602-685-1103. Gordon Biersch is located at 6915 N. 95th Ave. in Glendale, AZ. 

Next Week 

November 9th -12th
Sixth Annual Rocky Point Rally. This has quickly become a favorite fall Southwestern event for riders from Arizona, California and New Mexico. This year Discovery Channel will be filming the end of a Biker Buildoff Ride on Saturday in Downtown Rocky Point on the Malecon. For those of you that have been there in the past, they have added a lot of asphalt in the last year. The town is pretty much sold out for this weekend. If you don't have a room already, your only hope will be the Condos on Sandy Beach. The Sixth Annual Rocky Point Rally is set to take place in Puerto Penasco, Sonora Mexico on November 9th through 12th, 2006.  On the agenda are many activities and events to participate in throughout the weekend.  The heart of the Rocky Point Rally is in raising funds for the local charities by sponsoring the Red Cross, D.I.F. Families in Distress, Children's and Senior's Homes, Women's Cancer Society and the Volunteer Fire Department. The Sixth Annual Rocky Point Rally kicks off with the largest Poker Run in the Southwest on Thursday & Friday mornings, November 9th & 10th, 2005. 

The "Red Cross Mystery Cards Poker Run to Mexico", starts at 28 participating motorcycle Dealerships located throughout the Southwest and California.  Sign up at the Dealerships will be from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, for a fee of $10.00 per Mystery Poker Play Sheet, you may win one of many Resort Vacation Packages awarded to the highest poker hands.  The route down to Mexico brings thousands of motorcyclists together on scenic roads leading to the Resort destination on the Sea of Cortez known as Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point).  The Mystery Cards Poker Run finishes at the Playa Bonita Resort's Cantina where the poker cards are to be turned in Friday ONLY, between 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  The Mystery Cards winners will be announced and raffle prizes will be drawn at 7:00 p.m. during the Party at the Playa on the Playa Bonita Patio.  For those wishing to ride en masse, Thursday Nov 9th, is organizing a huge group ride departing from Arrowhead Harley- Davidson at 10:00 a.m. sharp. The information above just gets you there.
Don't miss the HUGE motorcycle parade through Puerto Penasco on Saturday at 4pm.

Click Here for a couple of videos from last year.

Bring lots of candy to throw to the kids.

Click Here for the Agenda of the weekend. Click Here for Events.

Click Here for things you will "Need To Know". You will need insurance to go into Mexico.

Click Here for my review of last year's Rally.

Saturday, November 11th

Chester's Harley-Davidson Veterans Day Sale. Attention all Veterans and those currently in the Military!! Chester's would like to give thanks to all those who serve our country. Bring Your Military ID to Chester's in Mesa, load up on Motorclothes and receive 15% off your total Motorclothes purchase! Lunch from 11am - 2pm. Store hours Saturday, 8am - 5pm. Chester's HD is located at 922 S. Country Club in Mesa, AZ. 480-894-0404. Click Here for Map.


Saturday, November 11th

Nathan Martens Arizona Memorial Grand Parade and Dedication Ceremony. Honoring the Arizona Heroes that gave their lives for freedom. Saturday, November 11th. Parade begins at 10:30am at  

the San Tan Mountain Regional Park entrance. Take Hunt Highway East of Ellsworth to Thompson Rd. and go South. Featuring the 36th Army Band. Dedication of the Nathan Martens Arizona Memorial will follow the Parade. Everyone is Welcome. Click Here for more information.


Saturday, November 11th - December 24th.

Tis The Season To Give Tanks! FUEL UP YOUR HOLIDAYS FOR FREE NOV. 11- DEC. 24, 2006.
At Chester’s Harley-Davidson, fill your holidays with excitement - or fulfill the dreams of the Harley-lover on your list – with the latest set of cool, collectible, Limited Edition Harley-Davidson® Tank Ornaments! The set is valued at $70 and is only available at Chester’s Harley-Davidson in Mesa and Tempe – FREE with a qualifying $300 purchase of Genuine Motor Parts or Motor Accessories, Screamin’ Eagle® Performance Parts, MotorClothes® merchandise, or Official Licensed Products. Hurry! Offer ends on December 24! Chester's HD is located at 922 S. Country Club in Mesa, AZ. 480-894-0404. Click Here for Map.


Tuesday, November 14th

Tom Jacobs' Pro Poker College. You've seen the Pro Poker Players on TV. Now you can learn to play like one. Our college has developed a dynamic and easy-to-learn system that teaches you how to win at poker. The curriculum was established by our President, Tom Jacobs, considered by many of the world’s greatest poker players to be one of the game’s finest players. Many former world champions and hall of fame poker players consider his insight, analysis, and ability to effectively explain Hold’Em play to be unparalleled. Tom and Ken were featured in an exclusive interview by the World Series of Poker and broadcast by ESPN during the 2006 World Championship Main Event. Our sole mission is to teach and train you to become a confident and winning player so you can make significant amounts of money on a consistent basis. Our Poker Boot Camps are led by qualified poker professionals who teach the necessary strategies and secrets that will enable you to easily understand the winning concepts of poker.
There are 2 available nights for this Hold 'Em A to Z Boot Camp.
November 14th from 6-10pm at Oggi's Pizza and Brewing located at 8763 E. Bell Rd. in Scottsdale. December 5th from 6-10pm at Oggi's Pizza located at 6681 W. Beardsley Rd. in Glendale. Click Here to read more about Tom Jacobs and to register for his Pro Poker College. 

Upcoming Events 

Just a reminder! 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 Phoenix Firefighters are helping us this year by arranging 200 underprivileged kids from the Pappas Schools and homeless kids in downtown Phoenix. This will likely be the highlight of their Christmas season. Click Here for basic information.
More details about entertainment and logistics to follow.



BIKERS BAY $59 OIL CHANGE SPECIAL! - 10% More Off When You Mention!
Everyone needs to have there engine oil changed at least every 3000 miles. Bikers Bay is offering an oil change special on Any HD Engine for only $59.00 that includes a Chrome Filter and Semi-Synthetic Oil. In most cases, they will have you out the door in 30 minutes. And better yet, mention you saw this ad on and get an additional 10% off your total invoice. That is a great deal! Bikers Bay also does Tires, Brakes, Chrome and Maintenance Intervals. Bikers Bay is the only Ride In - Ride Out Motorcycle Service Shop. Go to either Bikers Bay locations at 1900 N. McClintock Dr. Suite 21 in Tempe or the New Location at 2530 E. Bell Rd. in Phoenix. 602-923-0114.

We all wish that everyone in cars would look out for motorcycles. I think the Motorcycle Council in New South Wales has figured out an interesting way to draw attention to themselves. Click Here.


John Kerry seemed to have stepped in it the other day with his comments about our troops being educationally challenged. Here is a hilarious response direct from our troops. Click Here for picture.
We have heard all of the bad things going on in Iraq lately.
Here is one that tells a little different story. You won't see this in the mainstream media. Click Here for what is titled "The Real Story". This is encouraging.
Is this a real accident, or just a good acrobat?
You be the judge with this 9 second video. Click Here. 

Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All, 

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

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