We had 20 people make it for breakfast this morning, Barbara & Jim Kneup, Pat Shely, Mike Stoddard, Twan Van der Sanden, Rev, Bud Welch, Rusty & Bob Ness, Norm & Mary Hubbard, Mike Leeper, Frank & Kate Brunetti, Stewart Van Kirk, Larry Harris, Stan Thibaut, Terry Azbill, and not but not least Jeff & Kelly Jamieson. Here are a few photos of the members.
Sunday we did a ride to Tombstone, for lunch, and then onto to Patagonia, Nogales, and back into Tucson. Twenty-one folks made the journey to Tombstone. Big Nose Kate’s took great care of us for lunch. Those from AZ IX were; Robert Perry, Jeff and Kelli Jamieson, Frank Brunetti, Mike Schultz and Nita, Bud Welch, and Jim Kneup. Bud, Mike, and Jim went thru Patagonia and Nogales on their way back into Tucson.
RWP Jim Kneup
Our monthly dinner ride was at Bubb’s Grub @ 1610 N. Oracle Rd. in Catalina. Those who made our dinner ride were: Bud Welch. Ernie & Priscilla Wolf, Frank & Kate Brunetti, Ray & Donna Valenzuela, Stewart Van Kirk, Randy & Cindy Palmer, Norm & Mary Hubbard, Jeff & Kelly Jamieson, and Jim Kneup. Here are a few pictures of those who made the ride:
Our monthly breakfast ride for June was at the Vail Steakhouse. As is usual with our Vail breakfast ride we had a good turnout. Those who made the ride were:
Jim Kneup, Russ Cole, George “Bud” Welch, Stewart Van Kirk, Jeff & Kelly Jamieson,Frank & Kate Brunetti, Donna Valenzuela, Dale Davis, John Howe, Norm Nestlerode, Twan Van der Sanden, Larry Harris, Terry, Norm and Mary Hubbard, John Falzone, Stan Thibaut, Bob & Rusty Ness, and finally Mike & Sylvia Stoddard. Here are a few pictures.
Well while this is a little late here is a message from our President Jim Kneup on our May dinner ride to Pub 1922 aka Pub 22 on the 27th.
We had a great turnout, me and my wife, Ray & Donna Valenzuela, Frank & Kate Brunetti, Bob & Rusty Ness, Bud Welch, Stewart Van Kirk & Judy Sable, Duane & Ronda Lewis, Will & Giselle Harris, Alan Stewart, Jeff &Kelly Jamieson, Rich Fancher, and Stan & Patti Thibaut.
Here are some pictures to go along;
We had a great turnout for our monthly breakfast ride at the Old Time Cafe on May 10th. Unfortunately I could not make the the ride since I was in Tombstone at a friends wedding. I do not have the names of the attendees but here are some pictures. I also understand that there were two potential new members. If you were there then you know who else was there.
A Memorial Ride was held for Watash on May 4th starting at Golf Links and Craycroft parking lot. An Honor Guard presented the colors. There were many friends and family who attended. Here are some of the riders; Stone Sober Riders, Bear and Robi, Mike and Patti Davis, Robbin and Brigitte Belknap, Jim Simmons, Kelley Holcomb, Richard and JoAnn Johnson, Ray Rigel, Ron Gogas and Lee Campbell from American Legion Post 131, C.O.B.B., Watash Angels Monk, Terri, Donna, Kit Kat, Shanie, Gloria, Betsy, Wendy, Mom-Gail, Dr. Julie,Ms. Judy and Deborah, Christians for Christ, Bikers for Christ, Arivaca friends, PCSO, Adult Probation, PGR, the Blue Knights AZ IX members Bill REV Calkins, Norm Nestlerode, Frank Brunetti, Stan Thibaut, Bob & Rusty Ness, Pat Shely, former member Tony Sanell, Watash’s friend Shelly Gowin, two of the nurses from Hospice, and many other friends too numerous to mention. Also there were many friends who could not make the ride but called with their condolences. There were over 56 motorcycles and 9 cages who started out from Craycroft and Golf Links parking lot for our first stop at the Longhorn in Arivaca. Our next stop was the Marley Cattle Company. From there we went on to the Gadsen Coffee House in Arivaca for a break and more remembrance. Finally we went to the Community Center in Arivaca for our final stop and remembrance of Watash. Here we planted a small bush in Watash’s name and spread some more of his ashes along with a concrete block with Watash’s name in glass stones. After the ceremony we had food and refreshments along with some videos of Watash. Watash was a prolific photographer who took hundreds and hundreds of pictures of his friends. There were piles and piles for his friends to pick and choose some so they could remember him for many years to come.
I had added a photo Album with all the pictures from the ride. You can access them on above under the “Photos” Tab.
We had our monthly dinner ride on Tuesday April 29th at the Trident Grill on Speedway. AS always the food and friends were great. Those who made the ride were; Randy & Cindy Palmer, Ray & Donna Valenzuela, Alan Stewart & Susan Wagner, George (Bud) Welch, Stan & Patti Thibaut, Stewart Van Kirk, Bev O’Donnell, and yours truly. Here are a few pictures of our members.
Well the 2014 Palm Spring Winter Gathering is now history. Jim Kneup, Bill Calkins, Frank Brunetti, and myself made the trip to Palm Springs this year. There were over 82 members and family in attendance this year. This is the largest turnout we have had. We had members from New Mexico, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, and California who made the trip. We even had members from Edmonton, and British Columbia as well as the WCC Conference Chairman, Karl Hutchinson come. The best person to see was that Buster and Gaye Hummel made the trip from Yuma. Many of you may know Buster from his yearly Pig Roast each year at his house in Yuma. Buster was in a serious accident several years back and it has been a slow recovery but he is looking better every day. I have posted some photos from the trip in the “Photo” Gallery at the top of our page.
Hopefully you may make the trip next year.
The EPA needs to hear from you on E15
Submit comments before the deadline, Jan. 28!
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a rule proposal to reduce the total amount of ethanol required in transportation fuel nationwide in 2014. The AMA supports this proposal because it could slow the introduction of E15, a gasoline formulation that contains up to 15 percent ethanol by volume, into the marketplace. The AMA opposes E15 because it can cause engine and fuel system damage to your motorcycle or ATV.
However, the EPA needs to hear from you to make changes to the ethanol mandate, known as the Renewable Fuel Standard, a reality.
The EPA is seeking public comments now on the rule proposal. You can tell them how this proposal will help protect 22 million motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles in America — and the riders who depend on their safe operation — from inadvertent misfueling.
The deadline for comments is Jan. 28! Act today to ensure your voice is heard.
For the latest information on the American Motorcyclist Association’s efforts to protect your access to safe fuels, go to Safe Fuels.
The EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at Regulations, including any personal information provided.
Now more than ever, it is crucial that you and your riding friends become members of the AMA or ATVA to help protect our riding freedoms. More members mean more clout against the opponents of motorcycling and ATV riding. That support will help fight for your rights – on the road, trail, racetrack, and in the halls of government. If you are a motorcycle rider, join the AMA at Join AMA. If you a re an ATV rider, join ATVA.