Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
12/23/09
 
Greetings Riders,
 
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 Christmas.
 
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 time bugs.
 
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 shed.
 
8.  Young riders pick a destination and go; old riders pick a direction and go.
 
9.  When you're riding lead, don't spit.
 
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 Week
 
Thursday Night
 
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.
Bike Night Thursday at McDuffy's in Peoria. Ride by the newest Bike Night on the West side. Over 100 bikes every week.
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!
 
Every Weekend
 
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 Week
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 Events:
Mondays, 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
Wednesdays, Hump Day, Choice of any Daily Special on Menu.  Happy Hour all day, all Long Necks including Imports $2.50. Drink Specials,
Thursdays, Blues & BBQ,  $2. off any Burger & $4.off any Rib Dinner.  Happy Hour all day.
Fridays, Fish Fry,   all you can eat Fish Fry $12.  Drink Specials.
Saturday, $4 off any Steak Dinner.
Sunday, Soft Tacos, $2. choice of chicken, pork or beef.
 
Events
 
No events listed for this week and next.
 
Extras
 
Post your ride photos on the front page of the Cyclerides.com Facebook. See the recent Photos I just posted.
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 enthusiasts. 
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.
 
 
Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All,
 
Barry Caraway
"The Road Is Yours - Take The Ride"
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