Nov 122017
 

On Saturday November 11, 2017 there was the 2nd Annual Memorial Charity Ride for Nick Morelos.  This fund was established by the American Legion Oro Valley Riders Chapter 132 in Nick’s honor and is for the purpose of providing emergency assistance to Veterans in Need.  Myself and Al made this ride.  The ride started at Old Fathers on Ina.  From there we made stops at Tommys on Stone, Bashful Bandit on Speedway, Buffet Bar & Crockpot (Tucson’s oldest “dive” Bar),  and then finally the last stop was Chuy’s on Thornydale.

We even had a SURPRISE guest when we were at the Bashful Bandit.  None other than Guys Atchley happened by and took pictures of us.  Here are a few pictures from the ride.

     

Nov 122017
 

A Garrison Flag was taken down and burned on November 3rd 2017.  It happened at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi, at 3434 E. Speedway Boulevard around 4 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3. 
Workers tell Tucson News Now that the vandal/s used their own tools, cranked the flag down, put it on the ground, then used some sort of gasoline before lighting it on fire. 
“It’s a slap in the face it really is,” said dealership manager, Paul Quist. The massive 25 x 40 foot flag is usually waving outside his window at work. 

On Saturday November 11th members of BKAZIX  rode to Quebedeaux to show our pride in Tucson and for our flag after our monthly breakfast ride.  Those making the ride were Stan, Al, Jim Frank, yours truly, and an old friend and former member Tom B and his friend Laura.  Here are a few pictures of the ceremony, flag raising, and subsequent speech afterward.  Here are a few pictures.

                 

Nov 122017
 

On Saturday November 11th we had our monthly breakfast ride.  This month’s ride was at KG’s Cafe on Grant Road.    We had a rather large crowd for our breakfast this month.  We had 13 members, friends, and family make the ride.  Those who attended were: Al, Bud, Ken, Rev, Stan, Frank, Alan & Susan, Terry, Twan & his friend (forgot name), your truly, and last but not least Jim K.  This was Jim’s first day back in the saddle  He had shoulder and bicep surgery that has kept him off his ride for months.  Welcome back Jim!!!!!!!  Here are a few pictures of our group.

   

Oct 312017
 

On Monday October 30th we had our monthly dinner ride at the Trident Grill on Swan Rd.  We had our dinner ride on Monday because Tuesday was Halloween and we didn’t want our members to miss all those Trick or Treater’s who might come to their house’s on Tuesday.  While it was not our largest crowd we had a good time.  It was Alan’s Birthday so Patti brought a cake so we could celebrate with Alan & Susan.  Those who made dinner were:  J Gary, Stan & Patti, Bear & Robi, Jay, and of course Alan & Susan.  Here are a few pictures of the dinner and the Birthday Celebrations.

 
 
 

Oct 312017
 

On Tuesday September 26th we had our monthly dinner ride @ Famous Dave’s on Oracle.  We had a good crowd.  Those who made the dinner were:

Jim, potential new member Jim Williams, Al, Susan, Alan, Bear, and Robi.  Here are a few pictures of everyone enjoying the food.  From the looks and expressions on everyone’s faces it appears the food was good.

         

Oct 162017
 

We had our monthly breakfast ride at Vail Steakhouse on Saturday the 14th.  Those who made the ride were:

Alan & Susan, Twan & Fonda, Big Al, Bruce, Bud, Mike & Anita, Norm & Mary, along with Frank & Kate.  Also joining our breakfast ride were Bo & Julie, and Ron & Sheryl.  They came as friends of Mike & Anita.  I understand that Bo works with the Fort Huachuca Police Department and might be interested in joining our Chapter.  Here are a few pictures of our members and guests at the Vail Steakhouse.

      

 

Aug 132017
 

Our monthly breakfast ride was held at the Vail Steakhouse this month.  Those in attendance were; Stan, Mel & Marsha, John, Jim, Al, Bud, and Terry. 

After breakfast Stan, John, and Bud took a ride.  Here is a synopsis of their ride as written by Stan. 

We had a small group for breakfast. Afterward John Bud, and I took a ride. We rode south on the Sonoita Highway. We rode west on 82 through Patagonia, continuing to W River Rd. We went north to Via Frontera, then west on Ruby Rd to I-19. We headed north on 19 and stopped at the Rest Area north of Arivaca Junction. It was a good place to stop for a talk before we continued to Tucson. John said it was the longest ride he has been on since he had been plagued with back and shoulder problems. It was good to see him enjoying the ride. John and I were going to head east on Sahuarita Rd to Houghton Rd, then north for home. Bud was going to continue north on I-19 to head home and parted ways at the Sahuarita Rd exit. John dropped off Houghton Rd at Golf Links and when I arrived at home, I had ridden 164 miles that morning. I am sure Bud had ridden many more than that. 

Jul 272017
 

We had our monthly dinner ride, this month at Brother John’s BBQ, 1801 N Stone Ave., (520) 867-6787.  Here are those who made the ride; Stan & Patti, Jim & Pam, Bear, Robi, & Lee, Debra, Paul, & Elmer, Frank, Jim and Twan & Fonda.  Unfortunately our member and friend Al got there a little late so he is not in the picture.  Here is a group photo: