On Saturday January 13th we had our FIRST breakfast ride of 2018. Our breakfast was at the Vail Steakhouse in Benson. We had a GREAT turnout for our first ride of the year. Thirteen members and family made the ride. We even had a visiting Blue Knight from OR II Ray McNeely. Ray and his wife live in Sierra Vista during the winter. Those who made the ride were Gary A, Twan & Fonda, Ray McNeely, Robert P, Alan & Susan, Terry A, Ed S, Jim K, Al T, Ken Mc, and yours truly. Not only did we have a great breakfast we also had two other motorcycle groups enjoying breakfast as well. The Blue Iron, a Corrections Officers Group out of Sierra Vista as well as a group of Buffalo Soldiers. Here are a few pictures of our guests as well as their rides parked outside.
On Saturday December 9th we had our annual Christmas party at the home of Bill & Antje. We had snacks, Hors d’oeuvres, and desserts along with a White Elephant gift exchange. Those lucky individuals who graced Bill & Antje’s home were Stan & Patti, Alan & Susan, Ken & Mary, and yours truly. Here are a few pictures of the Festivities.
On Saturday December 2nd we had an impromptu breakfast ride. On this ride we had Norm N., Pat S, Bruce D., Twan & yours truly. Both Bruce and Patrick rode up from Green Valley. We had decided to take a ride to Fitz’s Cafe in Queens Valley. We departed and headed up 77 to 79 where we drove through the Historic town of Florence in Pinal County. It should be called Penal County with all their prisons. They have a city jail, State Prison, Federal Prison, and the Department of Homeland Security Detention Facility. From there we head to US 60 where we crossed over 60 and went through some one-up back desert roads to get to Fitz’s Cafe & Pit Stop. We enjoyed a great breakfast and talked with the locals. The waitress told us that they actually close up in April after all the snowbirds leave for the summer. The locals all ride around in ATV’s and golf carts. They even rent ATV’s in Queens Valley. We then departed Fitz’s and went out the front way back to US 60. From there we went east to Superior and 177 where we headed south through the Asarco Ray Mine in Kearny, Hayden, and then a stop in Winkelman for fuel. Then we headed back down 77 toward home. We passed through Dudleyville. We all parted ways after turning on La Canada from Tangerine. Here are a few pictures of the riders, rides, and the restaurant.
We had our monthly dinner ride for November and this month we went to Brother John’s on Stone. Thirteen members and family made the ride for dinner. Thiose in attendance were: Stan & Patti, Mel & Marsha, Paul & Debbie, Frank B., Bill & Antje, Alan & Susan, Gary A., and yours truly. Here are a few pictures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.