Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
7/30/03

 

Greetings Riders,
 
Well, it looks like the first big storm to roar through the valley is now in the books. Once you have been caught in one of these on a bike you will make sure that it is the last one to nail you. On the fun meter, being caught in a monsoon storm ranks right below a root canal. Due to last nights storm and the subsequent brown outs I will not have editorial comments in this week's letter. But I will be back next week with a new story.
 
There is one thing that I want to share with you now. I have come up with an idea for the site that I thought would be really neat and give everyone a chance to share their passion of riding. For those of you going to Milwaukee for the Harley 100th Anniversary I thought it would be nice to start a section for you. If you want to write a short story about your experiences from the trip to share with everyone and attach up to 4 photographs, one with a background that would place you at the event, I will post these stories and pictures for everyone to see. There will be a specific link that you could then in turn share with your friends and family. I will give you more details in upcoming letters of how to do it. So keep this in mind as you are planning and enjoying your trip to Milwaukee. It should be a fun section to share your trip.
 
I will be implementing other "Personal" touches with the site as the riding season gets back into full swing in September.
 
As always, see the Extras Column below for some important information.

 


 

This Week's Events
 
Wednesday 

San Felipes Wednesday Bike Night. How about some good Mexican Food, Good Drinks and a Rockin' Good Time? Then San Felipes is your place in North Scottsdale. Not only are you allowed to dance on the bar at San Felipes...It is encouraged! See the pictures. San Felipes starts out mellow for the dinner crowd and then builds as the night goes on. It really gets going at around 10:00PM when the bartenders sing Karaoke on the bar. Billed as North Scottsdale's Only Dance Party with 100 Tequilas and No Cover, the DJ begins at 8:00 and will be playing your favorite tunes to get you going. And now they are inviting all riders to stop by and join in on the fun. Stop by for dinner and then sit back and wait for the fun to start. Located on the SE Corner of Pima and Thompson Peak Pkwy. There is a big new retail center there that is built to look like an old mining town. Really neat atmosphere with Bike Parking all across the front. San Felipes is easily accessible from just about anywhere. Just 2 miles N. of the 101 on Pima Rd. You can sit inside and eat, watch your favorite teams on the big screen or sit out on the patio and enjoy the evening weather. Bike night specials include: $3.00 Margaritas, $3.00 Bottles and 25% off all entrees.  This is really a fun place. Some of you might recognize the San Felipes name from their restaurant on the Main St. in Flagstaff. Bike night is from 6PM - Close. For more information: 480-563-9495. Cyclerides.com V.I.P. Cardholders will get 25% Off Entrees all week long.
 
The Wild Hare Wednesday Bike Night. Looking for a Bike Night on the East side? Here is a bike night for the East side of town at a really nice location. Stop by and take a look, you will be impressed. It is called The Wild Hare located at 4910 W. Ray Rd. That is the NE Corner of Ray Rd. and Rural Rd. This is a really nice place with a very large outdoor patio. The inside has just been remodeled to double the seating along with adding a DJ, pool tables and games. The Wild Hare has a broad menu including 20 different appetizers, salads, wings, 17 different sandwiches, chicken, filet mignon, burgers and desserts including strawberry cheese cake. There will be food and drink specials that will run during bike night from 6 PM till close. This will all start on Wednesday, August 14th. I will have an information page on the event calendar that will give you all the details. Stop by and take a look, I'm sure you will like what you see. Info: 480-897-6200. 

Thursday Night
 
Thursday Night features Bike Nights all over the Valley. Look below to find one near you.
 

Chuy's in Tempe on Baseline. Many of you remember this bike night from a few years ago when it was one of the biggest in town before the neighborhood made them shut it down. They are Now Coming Back bigger than ever and excited to once again publicly invite the riders. I remember many a Thursday night making the loop from Chuy's to The Billet Bar to ACME. Now you can even go on up the road to Jetz. Or do it in reverse. Chuy's will be doing raffles every hour for Chuy's Bike Night shirts, Beanies and other prizes. All you have to do is go up to the counter and ask for a ticket. Bike night specials include: $1.50 Long Necks 6-9pm, $2.50 Corona all day, $3.50 Whiskey Rivers, $2.99 Domestic small pitcher, and Tri Tip Sandwich and fries for $5.49. Stop by this Thursday night and relive some of the old times at Chuy's on Baseline. It is always a good time. Chuy's is located at 1831 E. Baseline Rd. in Tempe, just 1 mile West of the 101 on Baseline and 1 mile South of US. 60 on Mc Clintock to Baseline. You can also stop by the Chuy's in Ahwautukee for Sunday Bike Day. More information at 480-777-2905.
 
Casey Jones Grill Bike Night in Phoenix on Thursday nights. The evening riding weather is still good. You can always count on lots of bikes here. 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.
 
Thunder Pass Food and Spirits Lounge Thursday Bike Night.
Far East Siders you now have a nice big place to go on Thursday nights. The newly remodeled and very large Thunder Pass Food and Spirits Lounge will be opening for the first time this Thursday May 29th to kick off their Thursday Bike Night from 6pm to close. Thunder Pass owners are the same as the Spirits Lounge in Gilbert that a lot of you have gone to in the past. Spirits closed the doors on Saturday due to the loss of the lease. Rick's new place, taking the place of Spirits will be Thunder Pass located at 9303 E. Apache Trail in East Mesa. One block East of Ellsworth on Apache Trail (Main St.). They will have ladies night on Thursdays with $1.00 drinks, extensive food menu and a huge dance floor with a DJ. Thunder Pass features 2 patios. One out front and one in the back. Park your bikes right next to you. Rick invites all that have come to Spirits for the last 21 years to the new 300 seat Thunder Pass located on the County island between Mesa and Apache Junction.
 
ACME Bar and GrillRemember when downtown Scottsdale was the place to be? They are back with the complete remodel of the place including the new rooftop bar. You will enjoy a Free Buffet from 8:00-9:30 PM, Drink Specials, Raffles every week, Great Music, Pool and lots of fun in Downtown Scottsdale. Make your plans for Thursday March 20th to kick off the return of ACME. Come early for the free buffet and get your raffle ticket and return at 10:00 PM for the drawing. ACME is located in Old Town Scottsdale at 4245 N. Craftsmen Ct. just South of 5th Ave. and West of Scottsdale Rd. For more information call 480-990-7111. Ride by and be a part of the Rebirth of the Acme Ride Night This Thursday Night.  Click here for details and pictures.
 
The Bike Night At The Billet Bar. 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 on Bike Night. 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. Keep an eye on your prized possession (your motorcycle) on the monitors. 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 Easyriders on 3752 N. Scottsdale Rd. Check it out this Thursday night and all weekend long. Info: at 480-941-1876. 

Saturday Night 

Saturday Night Bike Night at Broker's Bar and Grill. Need a destination on a Saturday night for some great food and refreshments with other riders?? This is a great little place that reminds me of the show Cheer's. A lot of you already stop at Broker's for the excellent food and refreshments on the patio. Now they are having an official Bike Night starting May 10th from 6pm - Close with several food and drink specials. I'm sure the place will be packed on Saturday nights. Broker's is located on the SW corner of Scottsdale Rd. and Bell Rd. in North Scottsdale next to Paris Paris. Food Specials will be $6.00 Burger meal, $5.00 Chicken Sandwich meal and $1.00 Burger Sliders (each). Drink specials include $2.50 domestic bottles, $3.00 imports, $3.50 drafts, $4.50 Guinness and Black & Tans, $4.50 Well Drinks.  Click Here for pictures and more information.
 

Saturday and Sunday

Bike Days at The Hideaway
Stop by The Hideaway this Saturday and see a display of some awesome custom motorcycles from JIM NASI Customs. These are some of the best custom bikes in the United States.
The HIDEAWAY Grill is the creation of a guy named Mark, a motorcycle enthusiast who loves to ride his Harley-Davidson ! The HIDEAWAY opened in August 0f 1998 and was the only biker friendly establishment in Cave Creek. Since that time The HIDEAWAY Grill has become known World Wide. Any day of the year you can stop in and see some of the most Amazing Show Quality and Road Warrior Bikes in the southwest. Some of the Hideaway events have become legendary.  If you havenít heard about these then keep an eye on the website for events. At The Hideaway there is something to do every night. Click here for the Weekly Schedule of Events
Monday-Friday: 10am - 6pm: $2 Well, Wine & Domestic Beer. Free Pizza Buffet 3pm - 6pm
Exclusive Bike Shows at The Hideaway with the Hottest Custom Manufacturers:Jim Nasi Customs: The 1st Saturday of Every Month.
Bourget's Custom Bike Show: The 2nd Saturday of Every Month.
Titan Motorcycles Show: The 3rd Saturday of Every Month.
Ramjet Racing Performance Parts Expo. The 4th Saturday of Every Month.
In addition to the Bike Shows there will be a free Bikini Bike Wash during the shows along with Fun, Food, Entertainment, Vendors and More. 

Sunday 

Sunday, August 3rd
Hailey's Live Entertainment Sunday's 
This Weekend - "Danny Rhodes" 
Here is your chance to take a ride up the hill to some cooler country to hear. Stop in at Hailey's for some good food and fun all weekend long. If you are looking for a short ride (only 60 miles from I-17 & Loop 101) this weekend, this is it. They also have a great ice cream parlor. I am giving the 5 spokes award for the best chocolate milkshakes I have had in a long, long time. These things are awesome.  Hailey's Grill is located just 60 miles from the Loop 101 and I-17 at 10434 S. Hwy 69 right next door to the Harley-Davidson shop in Mayer, AZ.  This is a fun ride for some great food and entertainment. For more information call 928-632-4448. Don't forget to use your Cyclerides.com V.I.P. Card for your 20% off food at Hailey's.Upcoming Bands appearing at Hailey's on Sundays:
Saturday August 9th: Cash Dailey Band, 2-6pm.
Sunday August 10th: Cash Dailey Band, 2-6pm.
Sunday August 17th: Combo Deluxe and Car and Motorcycle Show.
Sunday August 24th: Cash Dailey Band.
Sunday August 31st: Combo Deluxe.

Sugar Daddy's Blues Biker Sunday Brunch.
Live Music on the patio from 1-6PM this Sunday
Beat the heat with the coolest outdoor patio in Scottsdale.
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 11am - 5pm. Enjoy live music from 1-6pm and choose from 9 delicious ala carte brunch items or order off of the extensive menu including pizza, salads, burgers or sandwiches. Or maybe just relax on the patio with your favorite beverage and enjoy the beautiful weather and watch the bikes roll down Scottsdale Rd. You can even play a game of pool as you watch the activities on the patio. Don't forget to go inside and see the unbelievable decor inside Sugar Daddy's. It's a Cajun and blues delight. Even if you can't make it   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 sugardaddysaz@aol.com . 480-970-6556.

Fandango
Friday, August 1, "Combo Deluxe" 9pm - 1am.
Saturday, August 2, "Combo Deluxe" 9pm - 1am
Sunday, August 3, "Combo Deluxe" 4pm - 8pm.
Enjoy Lori and the boys with Combo Deluxe all Weekend. Karaoke will be featured at the breaks of Combo Deluxe. Next weekend the Cave Creek Idol contest will continue. Sponsored by Ori Custom Homes and hosted by Erika Krueger. YOU could be the first Cave Creek Idol. 2 winners from each week will advance to the finals. Cash prizes at the finals. Bring your friends...the winners each week are selected by audience applause. We are keeping the Sunday Bike Day going for you! Come party with us, have a cold draft Bud or Bud Light for only $1.25 and try one of our new menu items, like the Hickory Burger or Hawaiian Burger. Fandango is located at 6032 E. Cave Creek Rd. in Cave Creek. 480-595-5633.
Upcoming Bands:
Fri Aug 8: Round #4 Cave Creek Idol Karaoke Contest 8:30 pm
Sat Aug 9: Chris Hiatt Band 9 pm
Sun Aug 10: Combo Deluxe 4 pm

This Weekend

 

Saturday, August 2nd

Too Broke For Sturgis Too? Arrowhead Harley and Chandler Harley invites you to Stay Home, Save Money and Come Party with Them. Saturday, August 2nd both stores will be open extended hours with live music from 5-9pm. Furious George (Formerly Who's Your Daddy) will be playing at Chandler HD and Sonny Jim and the Prowlers will be at Arrowhead HD. Take advantage of Free Papa Johns Pizza from 11am - 2pm. Free Refreshments all day. Special One Day Only Close-out Pricing. Hooters Bikini Bikewash and Pool Party from 11am - 5pm. For more information call Arrowhead at 623-247-5542 and Chandler at 480-496-6800.

 

August 4-10, 2003

63rd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. A lot of you will be heading to the Black Hills of South Dakota to Sturgis. Ride safe and have fun.

 

Upcoming Events

 

August 31st - September 11th

2nd Annual Americas Ride. If you have some time and want to be involved in something that definitely builds as you go then this is one for you. Americaís Ride is a twelve-day, coast-to-coast motorcycle and community fundraising event that raises money for the World Trade Center Miracles Foundation. Leaving Los Angeles, California on August 31, 2003, the 2nd annual ride travels across the country to Shanksville, PA and Washington D.C., ending at Ground Zero, New York on September 11 to assist those who were affected by the terrorist attacks. They have a very good video from last years ride. Click Here for the Video Page.

 

September 11th - 14th

The 3rd Annual Las Vegas Bikefest

For the last 2 years this has been one of my favorite events. It is held in downtown Las Vegas without the hotel gauging rates associated with other runs in the State of Nevada. And this year the Vendor area has been moved to the air conditioned Cashman Center. As always there will be the Friday night party and bike parking on the outdoor mall under the Fremont Street Experience with the music of Blue Oyster Cult and Steppenwolf. There will be the always high quality Custom Bike Show, Mr. and Mrs. Las Vegas Bikefest competitions, a $10,000 Poker Run, Poker Walk, Tatoo Contest and all of the fun associated with Las Vegas. And of course cruising the Las Vegas Strip. If you are planning on going you'd better make hotel reservations now. 2 hotels have already sold out. They are expecting over 20,000 riders to attend this year. Click here for more information and to register.  

 

Extras 

Arizona's Motorcycle Rights Organizations need your help in efforts to get rid of motorcycle emissions testing in Maricopa, Pinal, and Pima Counties. The MRO's are gathering statistics to present to Arizona's Department of Environmental Quality. These statistics will in turn support a proposal to the EPA. You can find the form in AriZona Rider, in various shops and businesses, and online. It only takes a second to fill it out and a stamp to mail. This is one way of possibly becoming exempt from emission testing for motorcycles. I hope it works. Click here for the form.
 

I had this in last weeks letter but in case you didn't click in and read the story, here is another chance.  Click Here to read this well written and compelling story about what happens when you are in an accident on your motorcycle and you don't have a motorcycle license. If you don't have one and you are riding, this will make you go to the MVD or TEAM Arizona today and get your certificate. Thanks to Donn for sharing with us.

 

I always talked about the importance of hydration while riding. Here are some facts about water that I thought you might find interesting. I will put this disclaimer that I have not validated any of these claims, but from personal experience some of them seem to be true.

 

1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.

2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.

3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.

4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.

5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

6. Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

7. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzz short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or on a printed page.

8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

 

Here is a neat little trick. I don't know how they do it, but it sure is amazing how it works. It is called the Flash Mind Reader. Click Here.

 

For those of you going to Sturgis, have fun and have a safe trip. 
 

Until Next Week,

Blessings and Safe Riding To All,

 

Barry Caraway

"The Road Is Yours - Take The Ride"

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