Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
The editorial today is going to be brief due to a rather large computer crisis this morning. As I was already late in getting out the newsletter I started smelling what seemed like burnt wires. You know, "Smelly Wires", much more offensive than "Smelly Bikers". Knowing that burning wire probably isn't a good thing to be smelling when setting next to the computer, I had the presence of mind to at least email to myself the newsletter which was complete except for the editorial portion that you are reading now, so that I could retrieve all of the work that I had already done on my laptop. I shut off the computer, and checked the power supply to find that it had burnt out. That's easy enough to fix, but when I put a new one in and turned it on, I soon found out that it must have also fried the motherboard in the process. A much bigger problem. So I went directly to "Plan B", once I figured out what Plan B was.
Now the real work will begin trying to get that back up to speed with my original hard drive. Those of you that have gone through this know what I mean. But at least I have the laptop, was able to receive my own email with the newsletter and get what I can out to you. So the rest will be brief.
Last week's newsletter prompted one of the largest responses that I have ever had to a letter. If you haven't read it, Click Here to Read. The video in particular incited everyone to a point of anger and disbelief. A lot of you wondered how I kept my cool in that situation. The short answer is that it was hard, but it was also the only course of action at that point. I didn't have to make that lady look stupid, she did a fine job all on her own. So I let her. But what is hard to describe is the rotten feeling I had walking away. It was truly disgusting to be standing 10 feet away from that poor excuse for humanity and listening to those bile words in person. If you missed the video, Click Here to View. I will warn you, it is hard to watch.
But the good news is that the newsletter has been passed all over the world, including Iraq and Afghanistan, to show the sinister acts of these wackos, but more importantly to show the world the awesome work that the Patriot Guard Riders are doing for our troops in response to these protesters. Like I said before, because of these severely misguided, morally corrupted people, GOOD Americans have once again risen to a higher level to counteract EVIL. A common scenario that has been played out many times before in the history of this country. Thank you to all across this nation that participate in the Patriot Guard and all others that support our troops.
I do want to share an email with you from a Cyclerides Newsletter reader in response to last week. He sums this up and puts it about as well as it can be said to reflect most of our feelings.
What can you say when you see someone like that, my emotions are running all over the place, makes you want to just smack 'em up side the head and hope that whatever is stuck gets knocked loose, and it makes you feel sorry for them to be that ignorant as to the true Word of God's message, and it's confusing to see that they have that much hate in their hearts while claiming to know God's love, to condemn us to hell while at the same time preaching that their trying to save us, I mean how can a human mind be expected to process something like that?
I do want to commend you for your patience, it must have been hard to stand there and experience it first hand, BUT thank GOD we live in a country where we can be ignorant and still speak our tiny minds and where SMELLY BIKERS have the right to shield and protect grieving families from stupidity and ignorance. Hopefully you were able to get the slime off you I figure a couple hundred miles in the wind should do the trick.
Thanks to everyone for your replies to last week's letter. I will get you answered as soon as I get my computer back up and running.
As long as there are "Smelly Bikers", there will be support for our troops and all that is good in America.
If you are riding this weekend, be safe and ride around the thunderstorms.
Kalahari Grill Wednesday Bike Night. What a cool place! For all of you on the West Side that would like a nice ride off the beaten path of the City, you need to check out the Kalahari Grill on Wednesday nights. Located in Vistancia just 5 miles West of Happy Valley Rd. and Lake Pleasant Rd. in Peoria. This is a very nice restaurant with a great indoor horseshoe bar and outdoor pass through bar that leads to a huge patio where you can relax while watching the sun set overlooking the desert . Kalahari Grill has an excellent menu and seriously good food and service. Enjoy Live Music on the patio every Wednesday for Bike Night from 7pm. Bike Night Specials include: $2.00 Off All Appetizers, Prime Rib Dinner $13.00, Domestic Drafts $2.50, Imported Drafts $3.50. Mrs. C. recommends the Ahi Tuna Tartar Appetizer. For more information call: 623-594-5947. Kalahari Grill is located at 28615 N. El Mirage Rd. in Peoria, AZ. Click Here for Photos Map and Menu.
Kalahari Grill would also make the perfect Poker Stop for your next run.
E's Grill Thursday Bike Night. LIVE MUSIC with Dok & Gal every other Thursday starting May 22nd. Take a beautiful ride out to Estrella Mountain to E's Grill. Huge outdoor patio and entertainment area complete with stage and 3 large screen TV's. Equipped with one of the best mist systems you will find. Band plays outside. Enjoy E's Great Food and drink. Bike night specials include 1/2 off Appetizers and Happy Hour All Night Long. If you haven't been to E's, it is worth your ride out on Bike Night to enjoy Live Music, Great Food and a Good Time every other Thursday with Dok & Gal. And don't forget the Weekend Brunch to get your ride started. E's is located 8 miles South of 1-10 on Estrella Mountain Parkway. Turn right at the first stop sign in Estrella to 17750 West Elliot Road in Goodyear. You will have to take Dysart or Cotton Ln. South of 1-10 right now as Estrella Exit is closed. Click Here for map.
Vito & Nick's II Thursday Bike Night. A NEW Bike Night for the SOUTHEAST VALLEY.
Vito & Nick's II is putting their great outdoor patio to good use on Thursday nights with an all new bike night. This is a brand new location that features an outdoor patio, a comfortable dining area and bar. Bike night specials include $1.00 Off All Beer, $2.00 Off All Appetizers, $2.00 Off All Shots, $2.00 Off All Large Pizzas, Raffle Prizes. Get your raffle ticket when you ride in. Plenty of outside seating and dining inside. Stop by this Thursday for some Great Food and Fun! Vito & Nick's is located at 3321 E. Queen Creek Rd. (SE Corner of Queen Creek and Higley Rd.) 480-279-4482. Click Here to see Vito & Nicks.
Hooter's Thursday Bike at Peoria location. Starts April 17th. The parking lot will be blocked off and it will be a night for MOTORCYCLES. Ride by Hooters in Peoria every Thursday night for Prizes, Giveaways every 1/2 Hour, Specials and of course great service by the Hooter's Girls. Enjoy $2.00 Bud and Bud Light Pints and $5.00 Bombers as well as those tasty Hooter's Wings. Sit on the huge outdoor patio and watch your favorite sporting event or inside with TV's every where you look. Enjoy this perfect riding weather with a ride to Hooter's this Thursday. Plan to check out the first night. 16550 N. 83rd Ave. just South of Bell Rd. 623-776-0123.
Fuzzy's Southwest Sports Grill Bike Night. Riders on the far west side in the Surprise area finally have a Bike Night. The brand new Fuzzy's Southwest will be hosting a bike night on Thursday Nights. Fuzzy's features an outdoor patio, 17 HD TV's, Pool Table, Large Horseshoe Bar and all glass front to see the bikes roll in. Enjoy Great Food, Pool, and Your Favorite Sporting Events all on new Flat Screens every Thursday Night at The Newest Bike Night In the Far West Valley. Bike Night Specials Include: 2.25 Corona's, Corona Light, Dos XX, Dos XX Amber, Pacifico, Tecate. $3.00 Jalapeno Poppers. $4.00 Super Spuds. $5.00 Chicken Tenders. $6.00 Baby Burgers. From 6-9pm. Fuzzy's is located 18795 N. Reems Rd. in Surprise at the corner of Reems and Grand Ave.
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.
Every Saturday and Sunday
Western Trails Ranch Bike Weekends. We are right on your way to some of the finest riding in the State of Arizona! Stop by on your way out or way back in to town. Biker Weekends with live rock music Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1 to 5. Since summer is upon us we go to our Saturday Night Live Bands, 7 to 11 pm. NO COVER CHARGE! You asked for it you got it! Camping and RV spots available, Saturday Nights only. Bring a sleeping bag and or tent, camping will be inside the venue. No food or alcohol can be brought in. Check our website calendar for all the details. Friday's all day all night $2.00 well, wine & beer, including draft beer. Four regulation horseshoe pits, pool tables, life size chess and checkers. NOW OPEN at the Ranch - Stage Stop Steakhouse & BBQ. This week Wed. thru Sun. buy one hamburger or cheeseburger and get one FREE! The restaurant opens at 10am. The Ranch is now open Wednesday's through Sunday's, food and full bar! (623) 521-0366. We are located at 37823 NW Grand Ave mile marker 124 ½ Morristown AZ smack dab in the middle of Surprise & Wickenburg - our website is westerntrailsranch.com
Salty Senorita Sunday Biker Brunch. The Brunch Kicks Off This Sunday from 9:30am - 3pm. Stop for a great brunch, some giveaways and the Salty's VIP Card good for 15% off of your food. This is a great location for brunch on the West side, you will not believe how cool this place is. Mrs. C. and I had it last Sunday and it was excellent while dining on their 3000 sq. foot outdoor patio with great music and an excellent sound system that backs up to the baseball field at Peoria Sports Complex. Salty's Sunday Brunch features a "Build-Your-Own Omelet for just $7.99, possibly the best omelet you will ever have, or you can order off of Salty's Super Brunch menu. Salty's also has a Create-Your-Own Bloody Mary. Plan to make the first one on Sunday, April 13th. Salty's in Peoria is located at 8011 W. Paradise Lane just one block South of Bell Rd. and one block East of 83rd Ave. See you this Sunday. See Photos of "Who Was There" last Sunday.
Saturday, May 24th
Watch Penn Vs. Sherk at Hacienda North. Ultimate fight - Penn vs Sherk on pay per view in the newly remodeled upstairs at Hacienda North. Come watch it here for free. A great place to hang out and watch the fight. We will have heavy hor d'eouvres and beverages. Cocktails are available- beer $2.00 Donation and mixed drinks $3.00 Donation. Hacienda North is located at 15750 N. Northsight Blvd. in Scottsdale, AZ. 480-991-7977.
Saturday, May 24th
Greater Phoenix Teen Challenge 1st Annual Bike Run. Celebrating 50 years of changed lives. Join us for an exciting ride and amazing testimonies. 8am registration, Breakfast provided. 9am run begins. Cost is $25 per bike. Starts at the Greater Phoenix Teen Challenge located at 1515 W. Grand Ave. in Phoenix. Finish at Teen Challenge Christian Life Ranch located at 47819 N. Fig Springs Road in New River. More info: Debbie Mayer at 602-271-4084.
Monday, May 26th
Phoenix Memorial Day Rally. Event time is 6:30am at Phoenix National Cemetery located at 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ , Join Riders USA as they pay tribute to our fallen heroes. Bikes should line up on the East side of the road, south of Pinnacle Peak Road. Back in place and display your flags for all to see. Keep in mind this IS NOT A Protest of any sorts. We are here to pay tribute to those that have paid the supreme price in protecting our sovereignty. After the ceremonies, we will ride to Harolds in Cave Creek for lunch. The cost for this event is displaying one or more flags on or at your bike while parked along side the road. Thousands of passing cars going into the Cemetery will be giving you a salute, thumbs up or just a big THANK YOU smile for your tribute to their loved ones now residing in this Cemetery. This is Riders USA 2nd. annual salute.
Saturday, March 8th
Chester's Harley-Davidson Ride With Us to Prescott and Jerome. This is going to be a beautiful ride and it is FREE. Chester's Ride With Us is quickly becoming a popular event every month at the dealership. Riders from all over the valley make their way to Chester's for these rides. This is a good opportunity to ride with some friends that you haven't met yet. Saddle up with Chester's Harley-Davidson for a fun 308 mile ride to Prescott and Jerome Saturday, May 31st. Ride Starts and Ends at Chester's located at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa. Registration from 8:00am - 8:45am. Kickstands up at 9am. Stopping for lunch at The Office Restaurant in Prescott. Return time is 4pm. This is a FREE ride. Call 480-894-0404 to reserve your spot.
Saturday, May 31st
The Inaugural Bear Necessities Ride. This ride is to benefit pediatric cancer patients at Banner Children’s Hospital at Banner Desert Medical Center. The purpose of the ride is to collect various items including toys, art supplies, books and movies to brighten the days of hospitalized children. 4:00pm until ??? Start location at the Chandler Elks Lodge #2429 located at 1775 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler. For more information contact Melissa at 602-568-5313. See Flyer for all details.
Saturday, May 31st
Buddy Stubbs Harleys and Hot Rods. Join Buddy Stubbs for their monthly last Saturday of the month party this month featuring Harleys and Hot Rods. Come enjoy free food prepared by our H.O.G. Chapter and check out some really cool classic cars! Awards will be given based on people's choice. As always, there will be raffles, a pool tournament and great live music and motorcycle museum tours with Buddy featuring over 50 Vintage motorcycles in the onsite museum! Event from 11am - 3pm. And while you are there take a look at the new 2008 Harley-Davidsons and the latest in Motorclothes. Ride by Buddy Stubbs and enjoy the festivities at 13850 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix, AZ. 602-971-3400
Saturday, May 31st
Arrowhead Harley-Davidson Monthly Free Breakfast. Ride by Arrowhead Harley-Davidson the last Saturday of Every Month for a free breakfast. First one will be May 31st at 8:30am. Stay tuned for details in the letter next week.
Sorry, I only have a couple of videos today. The rest are stuck in the other computer.
This would be from the "make sure you know who you are talking to before you
make idle threats" department. Click
Here to View.
Here are some kids doing some incredible things with a soccer ball. Click Here to View.