I am coming to you tonight from a Hampton Inn in
Great Falls, Montana. As planned, we left Spokane,
Washington at about 10am Monday morning. We traveled 325 miles and
arrived in Banff,
Alberta Canada at around 7pm to some of the most stunning mountains
and scenery that I have ever seen. The Canadian Rockies really are magnificent.
Banff certainly lived up to all of the hype. We spent Tuesday taking a 225 mile
roundtrip ride to the Columbian Ice Fields, to Chateau Lake
Louise for lunch and Moraine
Lake. Wow! Lake Louise is really something else. We then
headed back to Banff for a trip up the Gondola, to Banff Springs Hotel
and out to dinner. Today (Wednesday) we hoofed it from Banff, through
Calgary, and then half way through the baron land of Northern Montana, 455 miles
in all to Great Falls. We will get an early start on Thursday for another
400 plus mile ride through the Lewis and Clark National Forest on our way to Red
Lodge, the Beartooth Pass and the Chief Joseph Scenic
Highway possibly ending in Cody, Wyoming. Friday we will ride on in to
Sturgis for some highly anticipated riding in the Black Hills of South
Dakota. The way it looks already, I will have to stop and buy another 2gb SD
card for the camera to accommodate all the pictures that I have taken and
plan to take.
There wasn't much going on for August as
far as events are concerned, but I have just added a few new ones.
Take a look at the August calendar on www.cyclerides.com . Thanks to all of you that have sent in suggestions for our trip. I
have already implemented a few of your suggestions. If you have sent in a
classified, it probably won't be put online until next week sometime.
I'll be back next week with a recap of the
trip and some more pictures. If I can, I might send out a
special email with some pics of the Beartooth pass and Cody.
This Week's Bike Night
Harley Davidson Biker Night at the Tilted Kilt in
Tempe! If you are looking for some fun on a Tuesday
night, With 2 outdoor patios and plenty of excitement, This place
is a good time! The Tilted Kilt is home to the best Scotch-Irish
experience in Arizona, with an award-winning menu, classic pub fare, and
signature Kilt items sure to please any palateónot to mention twenty four
globe-spanning beers on tap! Biker Night Tuesdays also
mean $3 Jack Daniels and half-price appetizers. And, with a Tilted
Kilt Biker Night Card, you receive 15% OFF your total bill. So
what are you waiting for? Come on down and have a craic with Chesterís
Harley-Davidson! The Tilted Kilt is located at 660 W. Warner Rd. in
Tempe, AZ. Just 1.5 miles East of I-10 on Warner Rd. 480-592-0102. Click
Here for Map.
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
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.
Every Saturday and Sunday
"Hog Pen" at the Roadhouse Bike Weekend. Take a ride and stop by the "Hog
Pen" at The Roadhouse, the Hottest New motorcycle patio in Cave Creek where
every weekend will be Bike Weekend. Now Featuring a new Breakfast
Buffet from 8am - Noon on Saturday! Grab a seat at the new Hog Pen bar rail and watch the bikes ride by.
There is plenty of new concrete motorcycle parking right out
front. CCR is located on Cave Creek Rd. in the heart of Cave Creek directly
across from Harold's. It is a restaurant and bar that focuses on a broad menu of
good food and has a large bar for socializing with your riding pals for a good
time. It is built to look like something out of the 1800's, but it is brand
new. Stop by this weekend for lunch, dinner or just to have a drink and take a
look at the place. I can tell you that their hamburgers and steak fries are
exceptional. Mrs. C. had the swordfish and said it was very good.
Live Music Every
Live Music with "Easton Ashe" 9pm - 1:30am
Saturday: Live Music with
"Goodfight" 9pm - 1:30am
Sunday Evening: Live Music with
"Walt Richardson" 1-5pm
Daddy's Blues Biker Sunday Brunch.
for a place to start the day for brunch or to just cool down? Enjoy Sugar
Daddy's patio for brunch ordered off of the menu, a $2 Mimosa or a $4 build your
own Bloody Mary bar from 10am - 4pm. You will also enjoy Live
while dining from 10am on the patio.
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. Or maybe just relax on the patio with your favorite beverage 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 email@example.com .
Harley-Davidson Hot August Nights. Back by popular demand! Stop
by Arrowhead HD on Friday, August 4th from 5-9pm for the always enjoyable Hot
August Nights Car and Bike Show! The first 50 cars and bikes will be entered to
compete for prizes including a $100 gift card for 1st and a plaque for 2nd.
And if you don't care that much about the cars and the bikes, you might be
interested in the Bikini Contest! Bikini winners will receive a $250 gift card
for 1st Place, $100 for 2nd and $50 for 3rd.
5th enjoy a "Sizzlin Summer Sale" with Red Hot Deals on
selected items throughout the store and 25% off any Helmet/Boot/Glove combo. All
Touring Luggage and Batteries 15% off. Arrowhead HD is located at 16130 N.
Arrowhead Ftn. Ctr. Dr. in Peoria, AZ. Just S. of 83rd Ave. and Bell Rd.
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Blessings and Safe Riding To All,
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