Weekly Update

Greetings Riders,
Well, Good ole' dry Phoenix, Arizona has been doing a good imitation of Seattle lately. Seems like Mother Nature has been reserving the weekends for cold weather and rain. We need the rain, but the unfortunate part is that the Toy Runs were hit pretty hard with the cold and the all out rain on Sunday. But all that did was prove to me something that I already knew. Motorcycle riders are some of the toughest and most giving group of people I know.
Those riders planning on doing the Toys To Kids ride on Saturday were greeted with overcast skies and temperatures in the mid 40's for their start of the day, and it didn't get much better than that. Even with the cold and the accurate prediction of rain in the afternoon, we still had almost 700 riders show up for the ride that morning. A great turnout considering the weather. We all thank you for turning out and supporting this great ride. I knew there were at least 150 kids waiting at Rawhide for some toys and I personally thank you for not letting them down. You are the best!
After 3 hours of sign-in and Santa being delivered by helicopter, we started our chilly 30 mile ride to deliver our toys to the waiting kids at Rawhide promptly at 11:00am led by the Sheriff's Department and of course Santa. Being one to always error on not having enough clothing when it is cold outside, I elected to not wear the jacket and gloves for the ride and went with only the sweatshirt. Not a good idea. Needless to say I was frozen by the time I got there and hoping that they had the heat cranked up inside. As we walked closer to the Pavilion I could hear the kids screaming and yelling every time a rider walked by and dropped off some toys. So I knew things were already going well on this end.
One of the highlights of this ride for me is watching the interaction between the riders and the kids. It is so heartwarming watching the outstretched arms of the kids to the riders, wanting to shake hands and greet them as they walk by the front of the stage to drop off their toys. And of course, the riders are more than happy to oblige as they are being cheered as they walk by. It is so cool to be able to show that motorcycle riders are great people and want to be a part of something like this. Every couple of minutes screams would erupt as the children showed their appreciation when riders would bring bags of candy and throw it them.
Once most of the riders arrived, a couple of the band members from CTS had their own daughters sing us a Christmas song. After that, CTS brought out the stools and had their own version of acoustic Christmas "unplugged" to sing a few songs with the kids. Then they invited a group of aspiring singers on the stage to serenade the rest of the crowd. CTS did a great job of interacting with the kids and entertaining the riders. It was a very special part of the day. Thanks to Jeff and the rest of the band for a great job.
After that came the part of the day that I call "controlled chaos". This is when the kids are told that they can finally tear into the piles of toys and pick any 3 toys that they desire. I know if I was 10 years old and I saw that remote controlled Harley F-150 laid on the pile, I would have been eager to get to the bottom of the pile and find it. It was really fun watching the kids go after their gifts, because you could just tell that they knew exactly what they were looking for. As soon as they get the toys they wanted, it is back to the carpet to inspect their new acquisition.
After some more entertainment from CTS and some time for the riders to interact with the kids, the chaperones start getting the kids rounded up for the bus ride home. For the second year I saw lots of smiles and happy faces. This might be by far the best Christmas some of these kids will have. And all of you made this possible. As I was standing there watching the kids walk out with their toys, one little boy carrying his 3 toys in his arms looked up at me and said, "You guys Rock!" That made it all worth while for me. And it is true, you guys do rock!
Thanks for braving the cold weather and the ride home in the rain to make this happen. We look forward to next year as the start and end locations will be changed. Thanks again for your support and thanks to the Sheriff's Department for all their help as well as Arizona Bike Week, Outback Productions, NP Group, the band CTS and all of the volunteers from the Superstition H.O.G. Chapter. Click Here for 128 pictures from the ride.
If you missed last week's Update Letter on DUI, Click Here.


In This Issue: 
It is supposed to be nice this weekend and there is a lot to choose from.
Thursday Night - Try Your Luck at the Free Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament at Casey Jones.
Saturday - Evil Twin Open House. Free Food and Pics with Santa on Your Bike. Batteries $39.95.
Friday - Sunday, December 10th-12th. 3rd Annual Arizona Motorcycle Expo.
Saturday - 14th Annual MMI Run for Kids to benefit the Phoenix Crisis Nursery.
Saturday - 1st Annual Red Kettle Run.
Sunday - 23rd Annual Motorcycle Toy Parade
December 13th - 24th - Chosa's Harley-Davidson's 12 Days of Christmas.
December 13th - 24th - Superstition Harley-Davidson's 12 Days of Christmas.
See the Extras Column Below for important Motorcycle Insurance Information. 


This Week's Events 

Thursday Night
Thursday Night features 4 Bike Nights all over the Valley.

Hooters at Arrowhead Bike Night. Every Third Thursday of the month Hooters is giving away a gift certificate for $1000 towards a custom paint job. Continues Giveaways and Raffles. Ride by and join in on the fun! Hooters will host a Bike Night every Thursday at the Hooters at Arrowhead located just 1 block S. of Bell on 83rd Ave. Stop by for some great food and Hooters Hospitality. There will be 20% off menu items (25% off with V.I.P. Card). $2.00 Corona Thursdays and plenty of parking next to the outdoor patio. Stop by for some giveaways and raffles from Hooters and Arrowhead Harley as well as great wings and fun at Hooters. Click Here to see Pictures and all the detailed information.

Casey Jones Grill Bike Night  Are You A Poker Player?? Make plans to play in the first National Pub Poker League "Texas Hold'em Tournament at Casey Jones starting December 9th. Tournaments at 7:00 and 10:00pm. Sign in starts at 6:00pm. Ride in for what I call the Best Cheesesteak Sandwich in town. This thing melts in your mouth.  They have 3 new pool tables, darts and foosball. Located in the Mervyns Shopping Center on the SE corner of 43rd Ave. and Thunderbird Rd. Casey Jones is a great place for a bike night featuring a large outdoor seating and over 150 people inside. And for those of you that want to watch a sporting event they have 50 TV's scattered throughout the restaurant connected to satellite to get any game you can think of. They have a full menu for lunch, dinner and a Happy Hour from 11:00AM - 7:00PM and a reverse happy hour from 10:00PM - 12:00 Midnight. $1.75 domestic bottles and $2.00 Jacks. There are always a lot of bikes showing up for bike night at Casey Jones Thursday night. Join them for open mic night on Wednesdays. Sunday. You can always count on lots of bikes here.

Hooters at Ahwatukee Thursday Bike NightContinues Giveaways and Raffles. The riders in Ahwatukee were wanting a Bike Night of their own, so Hooters Ahwatukee stepped up to provide a great place to come on your motorcycle on Thursday nights. Stop by for raffles, good times and good food at Hooters in Ahwatukee located at 4804 E. Chandler Blvd. There will be raffles and giveaways from Chandler Harley and Hooters as well as 20% off menu items (25% off with V.I.P. Card). $2.00 Corona Thursdays and plenty of parking next to the outdoor patio. Click Here for the pictures and all the details.

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. 

Saturday and Sunday 

Pioneer Restaurant and Saloon. Live Music on the back Patio Every Sunday from 3-7pm. Now opening at 6:00AM for Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. All of us are looking for that quick getaway out of town for an early morning breakfast on the weekends, or a good stop on our way up North. The Pioneer Restaurant and Saloon is the perfect place for that and they are inviting all motorcycle riders to stop by for a good old fashioned breakfast on the patio or a cool drink on the way home. The biscuits and gravy are awesome and my personal recommendation. Breakfast starts at 6:00am. Pioneer is also open for lunch and dinner. On Saturday nights Live Music from 6pm - 10pm. Pioneer is also a great place to get your group together for a sunset dinner ride. Sit out on the patio or the air conditioned dining room. If you are organizing a ride, it is the perfect place for a ride end. Pioneer is located just 1 mile North of the Carefree Highway exit on I-17 at Pioneer Rd. exit 225. For private parties call Karen at 602-493-7373.  


Cocomo Joe's Sunday Bike Day Cocomo Joes's is now your place to ride to for Sunday NFL Football Games. Enjoy breakfast starting at 10:00am with $5.95 for a Burrito Loco, French Toast or 2 Eggs, Hash Browns, Bacon and Toast. Cocomo Joe's has the full NFL Package to make it easy for you to watch the game of your choice all day long. Cocomo Joe's is a very open and comfortable place to hang out and watch the games. They have a new large outdoor patio as well as 2 smaller ones around the side. There is a large dining area with TV's all around to keep up on all NFL football on Sundays. See the pictures here. There is also 3 pool tables and games for your enjoyment. There will be food and drink specials for ride days starting at 10:00am as well as blocked off preferred parking for motorcycles. The day starts at 10:00am with breakfast foods available. Bike day is from Noon - 6pm. Cocomo Joe's is located on the NW corner of Tatum and Dynamite Rd. So if you are riding to or from Cave Creek, or want to take a ride up North and not have to run the DB gauntlet, stop by Cocomo Joe's. 28244 N. Tatum Blvd. 480-538-8008. Stop by this Sunday for opening day. Click Here for all the details.

Sugar Daddy's Blues Biker Sunday Brunch.
Now is the perfect weather to be sitting out on the Sugar Daddy's patio, listening to Live Music while dining from the Brunch Menu. And Sunday Brunch Just Got Better! You now have 3 options to choose from. Option #1: Eggs Benedict – Grilled English muffins, smoked ham, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.
Served with your chose of fresh fruit or crispy potatoes. ($8) or
Sugar’s Pancakes – You won’t eat pancakes anywhere else. Buttermilk pancakes served with butter and syrup. ($5)
Option #2: Can’t decide what to eat? How about an All-You-Can-Eat buffet for ONLY $12.
Option #3: Order off our regular 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. Enjoy live music from 10am - 2pm Or maybe just relax on the patio with your favorite beverage and enjoy the beautiful weather 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 

Saturday, December 11th and 18th
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town And He Wants His Picture Taken With You!!! 
Bring the Kids, Wife, Neighbor’s Wife, Husband, Cousin, Aunt or Uncle to Evil Twin Custom Cycles - Now Open at 2534 w. Broadway in mesa, (that’s just East of the 101 on Broadway) Saturday Dec. 11th, and 18th, from 11am-1pm and have your Picture taken with Santa on YOUR BIKE and enjoy Free Hot Dogs And Hamburgers!! While you’re here check out our Santa approved service specials:  Free oil change with purchase of tire and install!   How about Free taylor pro-colored plug wires with every 10,000 mile service!  Everyone  likes Kuryakyn iso-grips for $29.95 With purchase of any handlebar and installation.  Not sparking your interest? Maintenance Free Batteries Just $39.95! Get this…..Custom bike kits ASSEMBLED starting as low as $12999.00!  Not sure what to get?  We have gift certificates available too! For more information call 480-784-0040.

Friday - Sunday, December 10th-12th
Arizona Motorcycle Expo.
CA International announces the 3rd Annual Arizona Motorcycle Expo to be held December 10,
11, 12, 2004 at the Arizona State Fairgrounds.
This show is for anyone who loves riding
motorcycles. “The intent for this show was to create and provide an atmosphere for the entire
family who enjoys all aspects of motorcycling in Arizona”, says Andy Myers, owner of CA
International. Whether you ride a Harley, motocross, street bike, cruiser, tourer, or custom bike,
Arizona is a great place to ride. Additions to the 2004 Arizona Motorcycle Expo will include the popular Discovery Channel Biker Build-off between Matt Hotch and Rick Fairless, Spectator Choice Awards, contests, giveaways, prizes and a raffle for a XR 50. The Arizona Motorcycle Expo will be held in conjunction with the 2004 Arizona Sand Expo, and new 2004 Arizona Truck Expo & Off-Road Show. Three awesome events, one great location, all at the same time for one price. Each show is separate from each other but attendees are only charged one entrance fee for all three events. Admission is only $10 for all three events and children under 13 are free! More information at or call 480-899-6458.
Saturday, December 11th
MMI will be holding its
14th Annual Run for Kids to benefit the Phoenix Crisis Nursery. There will be a complimentary breakfast, for all who participate, from 8:00am to 10:00am at MMI on 2844 W. Deer Valley Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85027. At 10:15am the run will leave from MMI and go to the Nursery at 27th Street and Roosevelt. Please bring your donations with you to the run. If you are unable to attend, but would like to donate, you can drop your donation off at the front desk in Student Services. Help brighten a little boy or girls Christmas during this season of giving. Elizabeth Kitzig, Student Affairs Advisor at 623-879-4311. Click Here for needed items for the crisis center.
Saturday, December 11th
1st Annual Red Kettle Run. Superstition Harley-Davidson is proud to sponsor the "1st Annual Red Kettle Run". Join us in supporting the Apache Junction Salvation Army by dropping off your donations of new, unwrapped toys ($10 or greater value, please) at Superstition Harley-Davidson, 2910 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction. Toy Drive will run from November 15th to December 12th. 1st Annual Red Kettle Run to the Apache Junction Salvation Army leaves Superstition Harley-Davidson on Sunday, December 12th at 10am. With your help, we can make this holiday special for children in our community. Superstition HD is located at 2910 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction. 480-346-0600.
Sunday, December 12th
23rd Annual Motorcycle Toy Parade. Register 8-11:30am in Tucson, AZ at Freedom Park on 29th St. between Swan and Craycroft. Parade leaves at Noon Sharp. $20 or $10 w/toy. $15 pre-registration (by December 1) guarantees Run Pin. Door Prizes, Raffles, 50/50, Vendors, Refreshments, Live Music, Drawing for a Brand New Harley, & Thousands of Motorcycles. 100% of proceeds benefit Aviva Children's Services. Presented by the Sun Riders MC. 520 762-8599 or 520 573-9118.
December 13th - 24th
Chosa's Harley-Davidson's 12 Days of Christmas.
Think Harley-Davidson® gifts for the holidays. Don't miss your chance to SAVE, SAVE, SAVE
during Chosa's Harley-Davidson's 12 Days of Christmas. And don't forget that a Chosa's Harley-Davidson gift card makes the perfect stocking stuffer!
MON, DEC 13: 13% OFF All Womens Jeans & Shirts. TUES, DEC 14:  P & A Inventory Specials
WED, DEC 15: $15 OFF Mens or Womens Fleece Hoodies, THURS, DEC 16: 16% OFF Mens Jeans & Mens Shirts (DOES NOT INCLUDE SHORT SLEEVE OR LONG SLEEVE T-SHIRTS)
FRI, DEC 17: Pick a Jingle Bell to receive 10, 20, or 30% OFF your final purchase of MotorClothes(tm) Merchandise! (Jingle bell is chosen at time of check-out. Discount not valid towards motorcycles, labor or rentals.)
SAT, DEC 18:
18% OFF All Mens & Womens Leather  Jackets, Vests & Chaps
SUN, DEC 19: 19% OFF All Mens & Womens Boots, MON, DEC 20: 20% OFF All Baseball Caps & Knit Caps,
TUES, DEC 21: 21% OFF All Harley Pet Items, WED, DEC 22: 22% OFF Stamper or MOD Jewelry,
Spin the Prize Wheel when you purchase $100 or more in MotorClothes(tm) Merchandise!
FRI, DEC 24: 24% OFF Managers Special on Stocking Stuffers
*All sales are final. Limited to regularly priced IN STOCK items only. Cannot be combined with any other Chosa's offers. Chosa's is located at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa, AZ 480-894-0404.
December 13th - 24th
Superstition Harley-Davidson's 12 Days of Christmas.
Don't miss your chance to SAVE, SAVE, SAVE during Superstition Harley-Davidson's 12 Days of Christmas.
And don't forget that a Superstition Harley-Davidson gift card makes the perfect stocking stuffer! Superstition Harley-Davidson's 12 Days of Christmas schedule of savings: 
MON, DEC 13: 13% OFF All Denim Jackets, Jeans, Shirts & Vests. TUES, DEC 14: 14% OFF All Wallets & Purses,
WED, DEC 15: 15% OFF All Games & Clocks. THURS, DEC 16: 16% OFF Belts, Buckles & Socks.
FRI, DEC 17: 17% OFF All Boots {does not include sale boots).
SAT, DEC 18: 18% OFF All Jewelry and enjoy Biker Brew and holiday breads & cookies 
SUN, DEC 19: 19% OFF Leather  Jackets, Chaps & Vests. MON, DEC 20: 20% OFF All Harley Pet & Auto Products.
TUES, DEC 21: 21% OFF All Glassware. WED, DEC 22: 22% OFF All Hats - Baseball, Knit, Skull & Ivy Caps.
THURS, DEC 23: 23% OFF Loungewear - Slippers, Sweats, Boxers & Thongs
FRI, DEC 24: 24% OFF All Christmas Merchandise.
*All sales are final. Limited to regularly priced IN STOCK items only. Cannot be combined with any other Superstition H-D offers. Superstition HD is located at 2910 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction.


Next Week 

Saturday, December 18th
Buddy Stubbs Customer Appreciation Christmas Party. Stop by Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, Saturday, December 18th for a party from 11:00am-3:00pm. There will be Free Food, Drink and Live Music for your entertainment. While you are there, save 20% off all in store merchandise for those last minute Christmas presents. Buddy Stubbs is located at 13401 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix. For more information call 602-971-3400. Look for the opening of their new State of the Art Facility opening April 1st, 2005.
Saturday and Sunday, December 18th and 19th
Happy Harley Days from Arrowhead and Chandler Harley-Davidson. Stop by either Arrowhead or Chandler HD for Holiday Savings. Also join us for Free Food and Drink from 11am - 2pm both days. You will also find Fantastic In-Store Specials, Hourly Door Prizes and Raffles, Coffee and Pastry, Free Gift Wrapping and Daily 50/50 Charity Raffles for $250 Gift Card. And don't forget the Famous Tier Discounts for savings up to 20% off Storewide of Fashion, Collectibles, Jewelry, Leather and Infant and Kids Apparel. And if you buy a 2005 Harley you will receive $250 in Motorclothes. Arrowhead HD is located at 16130 N. Arrowhead Fountain Ctr. Dr. in Peoria. 623-247-5542. Chandler HD is located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler, AZ. 480-496-6800.
Sunday, December 19th
W. Steven Martin's Police Toy Run. Check in from 8:00-10:00am in Downtown Chandler. Located at Chandler Blvd. and Arizona Ave. in front of the San Marcos Hotel. $10 donation per bike plus one new unwrapped toy. They need help with Teen Gifts. This year the ride is 80 miles round trip. You will end up back at the starting point in Chandler and draw for door prizes and 50/50 contest winners. You should be back in Chandler by 1:00pm. Police Santa Badge Pin and T-Shirts will be available. For more information call 480-921-6366 or 480-899-0366. 


Motorcycle insurance is becoming a real issue with riders today especially if you are riding a custom or a special construction type of motorcycle. It is sometimes hard to get any insurance, much less something that you can afford. Janson & Stuart Insurance Agency is an independent agency that can take care of all of your insurance needs, from Harley's to Metrics and Customs. By offering multiple insurance companies such as Progressive, Safeco, AIG, and Foremost, Janson & Stuart can design a program that meets your needs, every time. And with multiple companies and programs, comes multiple ways to save you time and money. One call, 4 quotes, and all your questions answered.  Let Janson & Stuart help you spend more time on the road, and less time worrying about your motorcycle insurance.  The next time you have insurance needs, give Clay Janson and his staff a call at (602)955-7705 or email Clay at You can always find Janson & Stuart in the Business Search on
Here is a cool video of some police officers trying to make a guy spin out on the freeway and stop. They got the spin out thing working, but they need to work on the stopping part. This must be the Dukes of Hazard driving this car. Click Here to view.
For you country music fans, here is a funny video from Vince Gill's new song. Some of you might be able to relate. Vince plays the part of the girl in this video. Click Here to view.
As for me this weekend, I am going to try and get out to some of the events listed above and enjoy some warm and dry weather on the bike. Enjoy and Ride Safe.

Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All,
Barry Caraway
"The Road Is Yours - Take The Ride"

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