As I mentioned in the letter last week
, this is the time of
year that I try to take some time off and rejuvenate for the new
year. So the editorial will be brief this week, but there are still a few good
nuggets for you to read.
As part of my R&R, Mrs. C. and I flew the in-laws up to
Sedona today. If you haven’t been to the Sky Ranch Lodge next to
the airport, it is a great place to get a fantastic
view of Sedona. Rooms there range from $80 to $200 per night for a
suite. You can get a rim view like that one for about $150 and up. We didn’t
stay there, but they have no problem with you walking out to the terrace where
they do weddings to see the view. There is also a brand new restaurant at the
airport that you can eat at. A bit pricey, but really good food. From there we
flew over to Cottonwood and walked to old town for Mac and Cheese at our
favorite restaurant there, The Tavern Grille on Main St. Awesome! Should be some
awesome riding this weekend. Sedona should be perfect for riding up there as
well. It was absolutely beautiful today. Click
here for a few photos from the day.
Take a look at this short video of the Cyclerides.com Toys to Kids
event produced by Roy Garibaldi of the Positive Side TV. He shot
video from the event on December 3rd and this segment aired on TV 3 last
weekend. Many of you who attended are in it. Roy did a great job of showing what
this event is all about with the kids. Thanks Roy for sharing this with others.
The entire show will air again on TV 3 on Saturday, December 31st at 3 PM and
Sunday at 6 AM. Set your DVR’s if you would like to record this. My thanks to
all who support this event every year.
I will be back next week with a full letter to
outline what big events are coming up for the first part of the year.
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Saturday, January 14th
THE RIDE with
. “Rick says, “Please join me and my friends on this legendary
ride and celebration”. Ride starts and ends at the dealership,
registration begins 9:30a.m. Kickstands up at 11 AM. This will be a 100 mile
ride. 1st stop Road Runner, 2nd stop the Hideaway followed by a scenic North
Valley tour to Bartlett Lake. Ends at Hacienda Harley-Davidson at 3 PM where the
party starts. Bands, Food, Beer and Fun Times. THE RIDE is free but donations
will be accepted for Liberty Wildlife, a Scottsdale non‐profit organization
whose mission is to rescue and rehabilitate Arizona’s wildlife and The Colter
& Associates Foundation 501(c)3 non‐profit.
Saturday, February 11th
Arizona Centennial Ride
Plan to attend this “Once in a Lifetime” event to celebrate 100 years of Arizona
Statehood. 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. 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. CLICK
HERE for more information and to register
online. 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
Mid Week Updates will be made on the Cyclerides.com
Facebook. New Easy to remember
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3500 FANS! Take a look at
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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!
This video has some fantastic scenery
and captures some daredevils at their best. Click
Here to View.
Looks like this guy finally got tired of delivering packages
this year. See how he delivers a TV. Click
Here to View
Video of the Week:
These bartenders have some mad talent when it
comes to their trade. Check out these guys. Click Here to
View. Click on the Video of the Week graphic on the
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Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To
"The Road Is Yours - Take The Ride"
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