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Greetings Riders,
Well, it is now 3 days till Christmas, guess I’d better start getting serious about some shopping. Thank goodness for Amazon and their free overnight shipping deals to bail me out once again. The year has once again flown by. They say the older you get the faster time seems to go. I can’t imagine it clipping by much faster.
I would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas from Mrs. C. and I. We hope you a have a blessed holiday time this year and take a few minutes out to remember why we celebrate Christmas. 
This is the time of year that I try to slow my pace down a bit, visit some friends, relax and recharge the batteries for another year of fun events. An event coming up in February which I have been working on for the last several months that is now officially in high gear is the Arizona Centennial Ride. You can see my article about the Centennial from February and October. As I mentioned then, it is still amazing to me that the mascot for the entire Centennial is a motorcycle and the culminating high profile event will be the Arizona Centennial Motorcycle Ride led by the Copper Chopper and Dierks Bentley.
As a member of the Ride committee, my task is to facilitate and help organize the actual ride part of the event. There have been many meetings with the DPS, Phoenix Police, City officials of both Mesa and Phoenix, as well as Mesa Riverview where the ride will begin. It has been a lot of fun working on a ride of this magnitude as there are a lot of moving parts and such an important event for the State. Since this is a “Once is a Lifetime” ride to commemorate the Arizona Centennial, it will likely be one of the biggest this State has ever seen.
Since I am supposed to be in my “throttle down” mode right now, I will save the story for an upcoming newsletter, but I did want to get the basic details and date out there now so that you could plan for it. The ride will take place on Saturday, February 11th, 2012. It will begin at Mesa Riverview located at the Loop 202 and Dobson Road in Mesa, AZ and go to the Capitol. We will have a Live Band in the street like we do at the Bike Night along with food and drink which will be available at Cactus Moon and Matta’s as well as a huge food and beer garden in the roundabout. 
This will be a DPS escorted ceremonial ride of approximately 15 miles that will take us West on the Loop 202 to I-10 through downtown Phoenix past Chase Field and West on Jefferson to the Capitol where we will end at the Centennial Best Fest featuring a performance by Dierks Bentley. This will absolutely put a rumble in Downtown Phoenix like they have never heard before. I can’t wait.
The cost for the ride will be $25 per person that will include participation in the ride, a commemorative t-shirt, ride pin and one (1) ticket for the drawing to win the AZ Copper Chopper. The t-shirt and ride pin will be in limited quantity so you will want to pre-register to guarantee that you get these collectible items. Once they are gone that is it. There will be a very cool patch that will be available to purchase at registration. I will have a picture of that in a couple of weeks. Click the following link for a picture of the shirt design that I took with my cell phone at a meeting today. This will be shirt back.
You can register on line to make sure that you get your items that will be picked up the day of the ride. This would make a perfect stocking stuffer or Christmas gift for the rider in your family. CLICK HERE for more information and to register online. You could put the receipt you print out into the stocking. This will be a huge one day motorcycle event that will be high energy, lots of bikes and a once in a lifetime opportunity to ring in 100 years of Statehood for the 48th State in the nation. I’m excited already! See you there.

Bike Nights

Every Wednesday
Irish Republic Bike Night in Downtown Chandler. For those of you in the East Valley, Irish Republic restaurant and bar in downtown Chandler is hosting a bike night on Wednesday nights. There will be motorcycle parking out front with Food and Drink specials. Bike night is from 6 PM – 9 PM. Location is 58 S. San Marcos Place in Chandler, AZ. For more information go to .
This Week
Saturday, December 24th
Last Stop at Hacienda Harley. If you don’t have your gifts by now, you have one last opportunity to get a great deal on Harley items.
Here is your To Do List: 1. Shop at Hacienda Harley, 2. Pick out new Harley, 3. Buy Leather Jacket at 20% Off, 4. Buy new Exhaust at 20% Off, 5. Buy new Battery at 20% Off and 6. Buy New Helmet at 20% Off. While you are there, enjoy a Holiday BBQ from 11 AM – 2 PM. T-Shirt Blowout: 2 for $10, a perfect stocking stuffer. Open 9 AM – 5 PM on Christmas Eve Day, December 24th. Hacienda Harley-Davidson is located at 15600 N. Hayden Rd. in Scottsdale. 480-905-1903.
THURSDAY ONLY: Vintage Hacienda Harley Commemorative  Magic Carpet, solo seat size, industrial grade, FREE to 1st 100 customers that spend $20 or more in Parts or MotorClothes. One per customer. Ask for the "I want to buy a legend from a legend daily deal." Thursday only. See Photo.
All Month of December
Happy Holidays from Victory BMW. For the entire month of December enjoy great deals on motorcycles and service at Victory BMW. This holiday season make the best part of going to Grandma’s house, getting to Grandma’s house. Take advantage of factory to dealer incentives. Save up to $1800 on select 2011 BMW models this December. But hurry! This is a time sensitive offer. Get your bike ready to go for the upcoming riding season by taking advantage of these Holiday Service Specials: $60 BMW Oil Change, FREE 30 Point Visual Inspection on ALL motorcycles and scooters, FREE Tire Installation with purchase of in-stock BMW, Piaggio, Vespa tires, FREE East Valley pickup and delivery through the month of December for Manufacturer-required scheduled maintenance on BMW, Piaggio and Vespa. You will also find 30% OFF on select in-stock apparel. Victory BMW and Vespa Chandler is located at 1701 N. Arizona Avenue in Chandler, AZ 480-899-9113. .
Next Week
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Mid Week Updates will be made on the Facebook. New Easy to remember Facebook address. Go to Facebook. Over 3500 FANS! Take a look at all the new photos posted on the wall. If you are not on Facebook, you can still view the page, but you will not be able to post. There will be a link there for you to sign up for Facebook if you are inclined. Click the LIKE button!

If you want to be entertained by some talented bartenders, Click Here to View. These guys are amazing!

Here is a guy that apparently didn’t grow up on a farm. This could leave a mark. Click Here to View

Video of the Week: Since you might have a couple of days off this week, here is a longer one that will be sure to entertain you. This is a best of from Jay Leno’s “Jaywalking” segments. Click Here to View. Click on the Video of the Week graphic on the page.
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Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All,

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

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