Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
2/11/09
 

Greetings Riders, 

Well, here we are in the middle of February already with Valentines Day right in front of us. My vote is to skip the chocolate hearts this year and replace them with chrome or leather. Valentines Day also reminds us that the last of the cold weather is within sight before we March into prime time riding. Arizona Bike Week is only 6 weeks away, so check the schedule and plan for your days off. It may be a little cool this evening, but don't let that keep you from stopping by to participate in the first night of the Wii Bowling Tournament at the Sandbar tonight starting at 6pm.
 
Not only is Valentines Day coming up but it is also the week of the Westminster Dog Show. Mrs. Cyclerides is a huge dog fan and watches all 6 hours of this show every year. I have to admit, this thing is really getting big. You see it on the front pages of various newspapers, interviews with the winner on CBS The Early Show and radio. I even remember a few years ago Scott Pasmore on 3 TV admitted to having strange dreams about dogs floating away underneath some helium balloons. He wouldn't say on the air what happened, but Cyclerides inside sources have said that the balloons popped in flight and apparently it wasn't pretty. Alrighty then Scott, maybe we should have Dr. Phil take a look at this one. My suggestion would be to cut down on the Underdog cartoons, no Alpo commercials before bedtime and refrain from sticking your head out of the window while driving. All have been known to lead to strange dog dreams by humans.
 
As always, when doing something that does not capture 100% of my attention, I tend to revert everything back to my love for motorcycles. As I was watching the 133rd Westminster Dog Show with Mrs. C. and hearing the booming voice of announcer Mike LaFave introduce the Mastiff from the Working Group, I thought maybe we could follow that same format with motorcycle shows. As you might recall, Mike boomed out the background of the Mastiff as "one of the most important breeds still in existence, he is a foundation dog that helped create the Bulldog, the Boxer, the Great Dane, Saint Bernard and New Foundland. He has been known for centuries in England and before that in Greece and Rome. He may have originated in Tibet thousands of years ago. This is Mastiff, number six!"
 
Why couldn't we do that with motorcycle shows? It would instead go something like this: "The Harley-Davidson, one of the most important brands still in existence, it is a foundation brand that helped create the Yamaha, the Kawasaki, the Honda, the Suzuki and the Goldwing. Harley has been known for over a century in the United States and abroad. And may have originated in the mind of Walter Davidson's ancestors in Tibet thousands of years ago." This is Harley-Davidson, Number six!
 
And when you change groups it would sound like this. And now I would like to introduce the Sport Cruiser Group. "The V-Rod, a crossover breed that has it's beginnings from the sport bike. 21st Century lore has it that a Harley Deuce and a Yamaha V-Max had an intimate moment during a ride in Germany and the V-Rod was born. As with all new breeds introduced into the club, the V-Rod will not be accepted as its own category in the club until there is acceptance by the public and continued breeding of other models." This is V-Rod, Number seven!
 
So next year when you are watching the 134th Westminster Dog Show you can imagine what words Mike LaFave would use to describe your motorcycle. And by the way Scott, you might want to move the dog bones away from the protein bars, you must have gotten them mixed up a time or two to come up with a dream like that. 


Highlights This Week
 
Wii Bowling Tournament starts Wednesday TONIGHT at the Sandbar Mexican Grill
Bowling starts at 6pm. Prizes to top 2 bowlers.
Continues every Wednesday for next 6 weeks.
 
 Saturday, February 14th
Chandler Harley-Davidson Valentines Day Sale. Valentines Day is Saturday.
Don't miss out on great selections of merchandise for your Valentine and take advantage of
some great savings up to 15% on Leather, Jewelry and Watches.
 
Saturday, February 14th
Demo Day at Arizona Victory 9am - 6pm.

The Factory truck will be there to let you test drive your favorite

Victory Motorcycles including the new Vision. Free Burgers and Hot Dogs 11:30 - 2:30.

13401 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix


 

Bike Nights This Week
 
Wednesday Night 

Sandbar Mexican Grill Wednesday Bike Night. Wii Bowling Tournament Starts This Wednesday, February 11th! Ride by the Sandbar Mexican Grill this Wednesday night where the patio instantly sweeps you away to a tropical island paradise as thatch and tin roofs cover the bar. Sit on one of the many high topped tables on the sandy beach or sit at the palapa bar outside and watch TV while listening to music. Or go inside to the dining area featuring a huge bar with 30 HDTV's to choose from around the room all decorated in an island beach theme. Sandbar has a great menu of Mexican food and will be featuring build your own burrito's for $5.00. Choose any ingredients you want off the menu, pack them into your burrito all for $5.00. There will also be $2.00 off ALL Drinks which makes domestic bottles $2.00 and Margarita's $4.00. Ride by this Wednesday night to check out the Sandbar Wednesday Bike Night. Motorcycle Parking Only will be blocked off in front of the restaurant. Click Here to see Photos and details.  Click Here for Sandbar Web Site. 

Thursday Night 

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 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.

 

Dirty Doggs Thursday Bike Night presented by Renegade Classics. The Dirty Dogg Saloon and Renegade Classics of Phoenix announce the start of a Thursday Night Bike Night called Holiday Happy Hour’s for the month of December.  Each week a lucky winner will receive a Renegade Classics Gift Certificate along with door prizes, drink specials and of course the Dirty Dog Girls.  The hours are 8-10; the Dirty Dog is located on the Southeast Corner of Shea and Scottsdale Road –480-368-8095.  Renegade Classics is located at 3102 East Cactus Road in Phoenix and more information can be seen at www.renegadephoenix.com.

 

Chester's Harley-Davidson Bike Night at Dos Gringos Mesa. Ride by the New Dos Gringos Mesa located on the northwest corner of Greenfield and Baseline in Mesa.  Dos is sure to make an impact and add some flare to the east valley. Enormous patio, complete with its own outdoor bar and separate dining areas on each side. Dos is a casual neighborhood hangout with great food and cold cervezas. Feel free to dine at one of our four tops, relax at one of the booths lining the edge or just belly up to the bar. Click Here to View. There will be drink and food specials and Raffles and Fun from Chester's Harley-Davidson. Ride with Chester's from the dealership at 5:30pm every Thursday located at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa. 480-894-0404.

 

This Week 

Saturday, February 14th
Chandler Harley-Davidson Valentines Day Sale. Valentines Day is Saturday. Don't miss out on great selections of merchandise for your Valentine and take advantage of some great savings up to 15% on Leather, Jewelry and Watches.  Come in and shop early for your best selection of current in-stock merchandise. Check out the savings through out the store for your favorite valentine. Great selection of NEW and Used motorcycles! Prices and financing to fit most budgets. Check in with our Sales Professionals. Chandler Harley-Davidson located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler, AZ. 480-496-6800. 

Saturday, February 14th
Arizona Victory Demo Day! Everyone loves to try out the latest in new motorcycles. Arizona Victory is bringing in the factory truck with demos so that you can stop by and ride the bike of your choice. If you haven't ridden a Victory, this is your chance to ride the other American Made manufactured motorcycle. See the Arlen Ness inspired factory customs. Free Demo Rides from 9am - 6pm. Free BBQ Burgers and Hot Dogs from 11:30am - 2:30 PM.

Here are the Highlights of the Day:  
*New 2009's Are In Stock For You To See.           
*Financing As Low As 4.99% (Oac)           
*New 5 Year Unlimited Warranty           
*All New "Walk Away" Program, If You Loose Your Job We Will Buy It Back From You!           
*$1500 In Pure Victory Accessories For Any New Victory Purchased, Free  (Thru March 09)           
*BBQ Cooking Burgers And Hot Dogs 11:30Am Until 2:30Pm Saturday           
*Certified Victory And Harley Davidson Mechanics For All Your Service Needs           
*Free 30 Point Safety Inspection For All Makes Of Bikes.  First Come First Serve Saturday February 14Th 
*20% Off On All Service Work (Limited Time) (All Bikes)

Come Join The Arizona Victory Riders And Experience The New American Motorcycle.

Arizona Victory is located at 13401 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix. 602-404-7300.
 
Sunday, February 15th

Arizona Military Heroes Poker Run. Begins 9:30am at Arizona Biker Leathers, 13833 N. 19th Ave. in Phoenix. Rider $15, with passenger $25. All money raised will go to the National Guard. Awards for best and worst poker hand. Tattoo contest. All riders and passengers receive a free ride pin.
 
Sunday, February 15th

CAL-AM Cruiser Motorcycle Charity Ride. Starts at Montesa @ Gold Canyon, 7373 E. US Highway 60 in Gold Canyon, AZ. Registration starts at 10am. Blessing of the bikes at 11:45am. Ride starts at Noon. Money to Muscular Dystrophy. $20 for rider. $25 with passenger. Information: Jacque at 480-982-3838. 

Wednesday, February 18th
Motorcycle Day At The Dome 2009. If you are able to make this, it will add to a great show of unity for the motorcycle community in getting legislators to take seriously our needs as riders. (Formerly known as Luncheon on the Lawn). Representatives from the Arizona Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs (ACMC), the American Brotherhood Aimed Towards Education (ABATE of AZ), and the Modified Motorcycle Association (MMA of AZ) will meet with district Legislators and Senators at the AZ House & Senate Lawn, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix 85007 from 11:30am to 1pm. This Luncheon is the arena for the discussion of important legislature and bills facing motorcyclists today in Arizona and the Nation. All Motorcyclists are welcome. A variety of motorcycles will be present for viewing, along with tables displaying pictures and information of the many charitable events each organization hosts throughout each year. This Luncheon is specifically aimed at Legislators, Senators, and their Motorcyclist Constituents. With 17th Ave. closed and many more motorcycles in attendance, this Luncheon should be bigger and better than ever. For more information: 602-867-9829. To Volunteer for Security and Parking at this event please contact: Skypilot, Limey Riders MC & ACMC Member, 623-221-1895, skypilotlrmc@earthlink.net This Annual event is a collaboration by the ACMC, which is comprised of thirty-three Motorcycle Clubs (MCs), and two Motorcycle Rights Organizations (MROs): ABATE and MMA of AZ. All Motorcyclists are welcome. 

Next Week

 

Saturday, February 21st

MMA-AZ 17th Annual Freedom Beach Party. Modified Motorcycle Association of AZ Presents the 17th Annual Freedom Beach Party. This is the big fundraiser for the motorcycle rights organization, the MMA. Noon to 5:00 PM at Roadrunner Steakhouse, 47801 N. Black Canyon Hwy, in New River, AZ. Live Music by Fools Life Band. Vendors, Bike Show, Tattoo Contest, 50/50 and raffles. All For $5.00! For more information call Cindy at 623-695-5653. CJ & Betty, 602-788 -2088 www.MMA-AZ.org

 

Saturday, February 21st

Biker Extravaganza at the Trackside Sports Bar &  Grill. Join the fun at this once per month Biker Extravaganza at the Trackside Sports Bar & Grill hosted by Quick Throttle Magazine. Trackside is a great new Sports Bar located just North of Surprise on Grand Ave. featuring 4000 square feet of Lounge, Pool, Darts and multiple TV's to watch your favorite sporting event. Enjoy Live Music with Doc & Gal, Vendors, Drink Specials, Food Specials, Bike Only Parking, Noon till ? 50/50 Raffle benefiting BACA. Located at 27806 US 60. Just 6 miles North of Bell Rd. on Grand Ave. 623-388-0800.

 

Sunday, February 22nd

Chester's Harley-Davidson Lipstick Ride. ATTENTION LADIES!! Chester's HD has put together a ride just for you led by Biker Chicks of Chester's. This Ladies only ride benefitting SWAN "Someone Worth Accepting Now," an organization supporting victims and survivors of domestic abuse. Live Music by Truckers on Speed starts at 11am. Registration from 10a-1pm. Ride leaves Chester's at 1pm. Registration $20 per person (includes Commemorative Ride Lipstick, Lunch, Free Haircuts, Makeup Artists and Gift Bag). First stop in Fountain Hills 1:30pm compliments of Visual Utopia. All participants are entered to win a $100 gift certificate and other great prizes. Chester's Harley is located at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa. 480-894-0404. 

Extras 

We have all heard a lot about the plane that went down into the Hudson River due to a bird strike. Apparently when a turbine fan is damaged it causes vibration that ultimately can destroy the engine. See what happens in this test, supposedly with a 3 lb chicken. Click Here to view.
 
Here is a commercial from a radio station that suggests that parents of teenagers should keep up with the current terms. Click Here to View.
 
This is one of those foreign beer commercials that will definitely have your mind going down the wrong path. Click Here to View.
 
I got a telemarketing call the other day that reminded me of this video and it made me laugh. So I thought I would share it with you again. Click Here to View.
 
This is really funny. It is called this is your week in 3 words. Click Here to View.
 

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