Cyclerides.com Weekly Update
8/9/06
 

Greetings Riders,
 
Well, after 2 weeks away and an 8 day, 2500 mile road trip we are now safely back home.
When I left you last week we were in Great Falls, MT getting ready to run the Beartooth Pass just outside of Red Lodge, MT that straddles Montana and Wyoming. In case you missed last weeks letter, here is the picture page. I had heard a lot about this ride and was not disappointed in the ride at all. However, the weather could have been a little better as we hit rain and temps as low as 53 degrees with rain and heavy wind at 11,000 feet. We continued on to the Chief Joseph Highway and then into Cody, WY. for the night.
 
The next day took us North out of Cody through the
Bighorn National Forest through Sheridan and eventually into Spearfish and Deadwood for the night. We spent the next 3 days exploring the great riding of the Black Hills including Mt. Rushmore, Needles Highway and the Sturgis Rally. We didn't get to do every road in the area, but what we did was really an enjoyable experience.
 
As most of you know that have been gone for 2 weeks at a time, it takes a few days to catch up, and that is what I am doing now.
I took over 1800 photos on this trip and will start the process of sorting through them and displaying the ones that I will share with you. There are so many great photos that it will be hard to leave any out, but I will do my best to get you a good look at the landscape. Next week I will start with the first couple of days of the trip including Banff and work my way to Sturgis and the Black Hills in the next couple of weeks. So get ready to sit back and enjoy this trip from Spokane to Sturgis via Banff as seen from the front seat of the 13 month old yellow Road Glide that turned over 15,000 miles on this trip.
 
Riding season for us is just around the corner when lots of dealership open houses, parties and rides will soon be happening.
I have extended the Ride Calendar out to December and have begun adding rides for those time frames and will be adding more in the next few days.
 
I once again want to thank everyone that emailed me with tips for the trip.
I appreciate that and used as many as I could. If I haven't gotten back to you I apologize, it is just because I am still wading through the mound of emails that greeted me when I returned. 
 


 

This Week's Bike Night Events 

Tuesday Nights 

Chesterís 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. 

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 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  

The "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 Weekend:

Friday: Live Music with "Easton Ashe" 9pm - 1:30am

Saturday: Live Music with "Easton Ashe" 9pm - 1:30am

Sunday Evening: Live Music with "Dok and Gal" 1-5pm

Sunday

Sugar Daddy's Blues Biker Sunday Brunch.
Looking 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 Music 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 sugardaddysaz@aol.com . 480-970-6556.

Next Week 

Saturday, August 19th
Hula Harley Day at Superstition Harley-Davidson. Say ALOHA to the boring, tired old days of summer and ride the Superstition wave of savings on August 19th for Hula Harley Day! Superstition Harley-Davidson has everything you need to bring the summer to a close and bring riding season in! Come in for our Summer Clearance Luau- Aug 19th from 10-2pm! Well have hula dancers, scrumptious food, tropical drinks, and live island musical of this to help you feel a little ocean breeze on Harley Island.

And, of course well have huge clearance prices storewide! Any MotorClothes® purchase of $100 or more will get you a pick in our coconut shell game! Pick the right shell and you could receive 10%, 15%, or even 20% off of your entire purchase! Superstition Harley-Davidson  Surfs up man! Superstition HD is located at 2910 W. Apache Trail in Apache Junction, AZ. 480-346-0600. Click Here for Map. 

Upcoming Events 

Saturday, August 26th
Sanderson Ford AMP Tour. Don't miss the 2006 Sanderson Ford AMP Tour presented by Coyote Hill at the new Cardinals Stadium on Saturday, August 26th at 8pm. See the world's top MX and Gravity game riders including Mike Metzger, Nate Adams and Jimmy McNeil will rock the new Cardinals Stadium along with 16 monster trucks featuring Diggers Destruction takes on Big Foot and El Bandito. Visit MonsterTruckLive.com for more show information.
Get up close and personal on the Cardinal Stadium floor with your favorite trucks and riders at the official Pit Party on Saturday, August 26 from 4-7pm. You can also take a ride on one of the Monster Ride trucks. Tickets are FREE in advance at participating sponsor locations and $5 day of the show at the Box Office. Visit AMPLiveEvents.com for complete listing of locations.
 
August30 - September 3rd
Rally In The Rockies. After 13 years of the rally being held in Ignacio, the Rally has made the decision to move to a new location. This location is called Echo Basin Ranch, just west of Durango. The 2006 Four Corners Rally in the Rockies brings a Rocky Mountain rumbling that no rally can rival! This is the ORIGINAL Thunder in the Rockies Rally. Known for our spectacular mountain riding, we also have the greatest entertainment line up and our "Everyone is Welcome" motto makes us THE annual Labor Day MUST DO rally event! Take some time and check out all the information throughout our site and make plans early - before we sell out - to attend our 2006 party!! Tickets, Tent Camping, and RV Sites are on sale now. Click Here for more information. or 888-901-7701 or info@rallyintherockies.com . 

Extras 

For those of you that agree with the conspiracy theory of the likes of Michael Moore about the plane that hit the Pentagon not leaving behind any parts, take a look at this video. Click Here.
 
Here is one from the world of "how did they think of this?"
I always wonder what happened to the victims on these videos. Click Here to view.
 
I like helicopter rides, but I'm not looking to do one like this.
Click Here.   
 
Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To All, 

Barry Caraway
"The Road Is Yours -  Take The Ride"

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