We are now in the last week of 2009
and this is the time of year I like to take a little time off an get recharged
for the upcoming year. So the editorial part of the newsletter will be brief for
the next couple of weeks. But I will still provide some video for your
entertainment in the Extras section below.
Mrs. C. and I would like to wish you
a very Merry Christmas and a enjoyable Holiday Season. We would like to thank
everyone for your support of Cyclerides.com throughout the year. May God Bless
all of you and a special blessing to our Armed forces who are stationed in
all corners of this world that will not be home with their families during
Have a blessed day,
Barry and Tammy Caraway
Here is something that came across my email that
I thought I would share with you. This is called:
Twelve Important Things
My Motorcycle Has Taught Me.
1. The only good view of a thunderstorm is
in your rear view mirror.
2. Four wheels move the body; two wheels
move the soul.
3. I'd rather be riding my motorcycle and
thinking about God, than sitting in church thinking about my bike.
4. Life may begin at 30, but it doesn't
get real interesting until about 75 mph.
5. Midnight bugs taste just as bad as Noon
6. Sometimes it takes a whole tank full of
gas before you can think straight.
7. A bike on the road is worth two in the
8. Young riders pick a destination and go;
old riders pick a direction and go.
9. When you're riding lead, don't
10. Catching a yellow jacket in your shirt at 75
mph can double your vocabulary.
11. If you can't get it going with bungee cords
and duct tape, it's serious.
12. Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head
out of a car window.
Bike Nights This
The Bike Night At The Billet Bar. The
Billet Bar is the place to be for the Summer nights and weekends. Set on the
patio and watch the action. 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 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.
McDuffy's Will be closed Christmas Eve.
McDuffy's is one of the finest West side locations for a bike night at a single restaurant. The 12,500 Sq. Ft. McDuffy's features 2 outdoor
patios, a huge dining room with booths for seating, a very large area with high
tops for you to easily hang out with your friends, an upper level for lounging
or to play pool, a very large bar and 100 TV's to watch your favorite sporting
event. Not only that the dinner menu is very broad and McDuffy's has excellent
food at a very good price. Bike Nights features a $6.99 Menu
that includes Classic Burgers, Charbroiled Chicken Breast Burger, Buffalo Wings,
Chicken Quesadilla, Nachos, Popcorn Chicken, Pizza and 1/2 Drink
Pricing. Stop by for the first night on Thursday, September 17th.
McDuffy's is located just South of 83rd Ave. and Bell Rd. at 15814 N. 83rd Ave.
623-334-5000. Plenty of Motorcycle Parking!
Open till 9pm on Chrismas Eve.
Closed on Christmas Day.
Dec 31st, $5 NEW
YEARS EVE PARTY, Includes "Aerial Assault Motorcycle Stunt
Show" starts at 2pm ,VENDORS, "Fools
Life" Live Band from 6:00 to 10pm, Party
Favors, Free Champagne at 10pm - midnight N.Y. time and watch the Ball Fall in
Time Square. Free RV Parking! More Info at www.westerntrailsranch.com
Now Open 7 Days a
Western Trails Ranch is a 12 Acre Old
Western Ghost Town, you can Bar Hop with your drinks between Buzzard's Saloon
& The Ice House, enjoy live entertainment while keeping warm around our
outdoor fire pits. Secure Motorcycle Parking in Buzzard's Corral.
Extensive Menu featuring everything from Burgers to Smoked Prime Rib and
Mesquite Grilled Steaks. WTR is a
great place to end a Motorcycle Run, charity event, Christmas Party or put on
your own special event with it's 2 covered outdoor stages along with a separate
Concert area that holds 10,000 people featuring a 60ft Concert Sound
Stage. Now Open 7 Days a Week from 10am to 9pm. Happy Hour all day Monday
through Thursday all Long Necks including Imports $2.50. Big Screen TV's,
Horse shoe pits, Pool Tables and the best part is the 30 minute ride out the
Carefree Hwy or Grand Ave on your motorcycle. A real Biker Destination for
people that like to ride! Contact Marcos at 480 299-5615 or Sign Up
for our Newsletter at www.westerntrailsranch.com
WTR Weekly Schedule of
Monday Night Football on our 4 Big screens TV's in the ICE HOUSE. Buy 1
Mesquite Grilled Burger and Get One Free! Happy Hour all day, all Long
Necks including Imports $2.50. Plus Drink Specials.
Tuesdays, Happy Hour all day, all Long
Necks including Imports $2.50. Plus Drink Specials. Ride your Motorcycle and Get
2nd Drink for .50 cents. Motorcycle Passenger gets 2nd drink for $1.00.
$2.00 off any Appetizer's
Hump Day, Choice of any Daily Special on Menu. Happy Hour all day, all
Long Necks including Imports $2.50. Drink Specials,
Blues & BBQ, $2. off any Burger & $4.off any Rib Dinner.
Happy Hour all day.
Fish Fry, all you can eat Fish Fry $12. Drink
Saturday, $4 off any Steak Dinner.
Tacos, $2. choice of chicken, pork or
No events listed for this week and
Take a look at all the new photos
posted on the wall. I invite you to post a picture of yourself by a sign or
landmark from a trip you have taken, or a picture of you on your motorcycle.
Or just share your favorite ride with 1400 other motorcycle
I am inviting you to 1400 other riders and "Become A
Fan" on the Cyclerides.com Facebook page. Click Here
to Become a Fan and bookmark this
page. 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.
This is one determined
woodpecker. I guess he wanted his home back pretty bad. Click
Here to View.
A lot of the dealerships are having creative sales to catch our attention,
but here is one that caught my eye. There is an interesting
promotion going on at Chester's Harley-Davidson called Tires 4
Life. If you saw any pictures of me at the
Rocky Point Rally, you might imagine my excitement over this program.
Apparently, if you buy a new Harley from Chester's Harley-Davidson, they will
pay for new tires for your motorcycle as long as you own it. Since I have 58,000
miles on my bike and spend about $500 a year on average for tires, (not counting
burnouts) this could save me about $2500 over 5 years. Pretty sweet deal if you
ride a lot." So if you ride a lot and are looking for a new bike, you might
check them out.
This video was around
last year, but it has a moral to it, is pretty funny and goes with the
season. Click Here to View
I took a flight up to Sedona yesterday with Mrs. C. and her Parents who had
never been in a small plane. We were greeted with a dusting
of snow on the Red Rocks. It was a beautiful sight to see. I have posted 50
photos to share with you.
Video of the Week
Have you ever flown in to a small Island airport? This is St.
Bart's and apparently a lot of first time pilots tend to mis-judge the approach.
This is an expensive way to wash your plane. Click Here to
View. Click on the Video of the Week
graphic on the page.