Well, it is now kind of feeling like the Dog Days of Summer. With August only hours away, the constant heat is finally beginning to get a little old. I am still riding my bike whenever I can to help delay those $100 fill ups in the cage, but it does help to stay away from the late afternoon riding if at all possible this time of year. Hopefully only about another month of this and the evenings will start getting nice again.
With the aforementioned heat, it is also keeps me busy with my primary business, Hat Saver. Due to this being prime time for Hat Saver, the week got away from me without getting through the 258 pics and writing the story for Day 4 of the California Trip taking us through Carson Pass in the Sierra Nevada's and Lake Tahoe. I apologize for the lack of that editorial, but I promise it will be ready for this letter next week. If you missed last week, Click Here to read.
I have also been kind of drug into another activity that I wasn't really expecting to be a part of. It is.... well, it is kind of hard to explain. But, are you as apathetic as I am about our choices for President this year? If so, there is new hope. I didn't see this coming, but anything is possible. Watch this short flash video and it will bring you up to speed on some of my recent activities. You WILL get a kick out of this. Click Here to View.
Bike Nights This Week
Chandler Harley-Davidson Bike Night at Tilted Kilt Mesa. Stop by the brand new Tilted Kilt in Mesa for Thursday Bike Night sponsored by Chandler Harley-Davidson. Sit out on the spacious patio or the cool inside. No matter where you are there will be the Tilted Kilt girls there to wait on you. Enjoy great food and drink, Door Prize Drawings, Music and 15% off your entire ticket on Bike Night. The NEW Tilted Kilt is located at 1910 S. Gilbert Rd. in Mesa. 480-507-5458.
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.
Hooter's Thursday Bike at Peoria location. 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.
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.
Thursday, July 31st
Movie Night: The Long Way Down. Can't get out and ride? Then let's
all get together and watch a movie ABOUT riding. Here is something you can do for 2 hours in the cool confines
of a theater to take care of that pent up desire to hit the road. There is a new motorcycle movie coming out next
Thursday night for one night only that will only be playing in 400 theaters
across the United States and only 2 here in the Phoenix area. This is the follow up movie to The Long Way Round from 2004 and
soon to be Fox Reality TV series with Ewan McGregor as it recounts his ride with his buddy Charlie Boorman from
Scotland, 25,000 miles to the tip of South Africa. This 2 hour documentary filmed in Hi-Def follows them through
20 countries in total. Their journey takes them across Libya, through the deserts of Sudan, Ethiopia, the jungles
of Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Botswana before arriving at their destination. Their last movie was a worldwide
hit. I have heard from someone that saw a sneak preview of this
movie that it is excellent. He said the scenery alone is worth the $10 admission. This is your only chance to see this one on the big screen. Click Here for a Trailer and to view the Long Way Down website. Mrs. C. and I already have our
tickets for the showing at Westgate. See you there.
Here are the particulars:
Where: Only 4 theaters. AMC Westgate at the 101 and Glendale at 7:30 pm on Thursday, July 31st.
AMC Desert Ridge at the 101 and Tatum in Phoenix at 7:30pm Thursday, July 31st.
Cinemark 16 - Mesa, 1051 N. DOBSON ROAD
AMC Ahwatukee 24, 4915 E RAY ROAD
Tickets: There are only 240 seats in each theater and will certainly sell out. You can buy yours online now. Click Here. Or go to the box office of the theater that you would like to attend. I would suggest getting your tickets soon as it will most likely sell out. http://www.fathomevents.com
Parking: I am contacting both theaters to arrange for motorcycle parking. No guarantees, but I will try. Westgate does have some permanent spots on the West side.
See you there.
Saturday, July 26th
Chandler Harley-Davidson Monthly Free Breakfast. Stop by for a FREE Breakfast on the way for your Saturday Ride. Chandler Harley-Davidson and the Foothills H.O.G. Chapter wants to invite all it's great customers to a customer appreciation breakfast the first Saturday of every month from 9:30am till the food is gone!. Join us for a FREE, sausage and egg breakfast. Thank you for all your support and business! Ride by Chandler Harley-Davidson the first Saturday of Every Month for a free breakfast. Chandler Harley-Davidson is located at 6895 W. Chandler Blvd. in Chandler, AZ.
Thursday, August 7th
Buddy Stubbs Presents Ladies Night! Buddy Stubbs is having a Special Night just for the Ladies. Stop by for some Hors D'Oeuvres, Beer, Wine, Harley Hunks Fashion Show, Easy-To-Learn Bike Tips, Free $10 Card. No Guys, No Pressure. Lots of Fun! RSVP to Ronday at 602-971-3400. $10 admission. This is a good opportunity to meet some other Women Riders. Buddy Stubbs is located at 13850 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix, AZ. 602-971-3400.
Saturday, August 9th
Watch St. Pierre vs Fitch at Hacienda North. Ultimate fight - St. Pierre vs Fitch on pay per view in the newly remodeled upstairs mega party place 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. The party in May for the Ultimate fight was extremely well attended. This is a great atmosphere to watch these fights. Hacienda North is located at 15750 N. Northsight Blvd. in Scottsdale, AZ. 480-991-7977.
Saturday, August 9th
Chester's Harley-Davidson "Lifesaver" Blood Drive. Are you a Bloodhound? Be a Life Saver. Come sniff out our blood drive with United Blood Service and a FREE LUNCH is on US! It is also Dog Days of Summer at Chester's with a visit from the AZ Humane Society. Be a Lifesaver and Adopt a Dog. This all takes place from 9am - 1pm. Chester's is located at 922 S. Country Club Dr. in Mesa, AZ. 480-894-0404
Have you ever wondered what goes into the Air Force flyover's in an NFL Game?
This is a really excellent video about just that from NFL.com.
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I think there needs to be a helmet law for pole dancers in training. Didn't know this could be so dangerous. Click here to View.
All I can say about this one is WOW! The guy probably had to throw his undies away after this experience. See for yourself. Click Here to View.
Not sure how to categorize it, but I think this guy is having some fun and making a point at the same time. This one is pretty funny. Click Here to View.