We had a great turnout for our monthly breakfast ride at Old Times Cafe. Those who made the breakfast were Russ Cole, Jim Kneup, Robert Ferrier, Bruce & Bonni Distler, Mike Leeper, John Howe, Bud Welch, Robi & Bear Campbell, Paul Hill & Debbie Lakin, Twan & Fonda VanDerSanden, and your truly. Here are a few pictures of those who made breakfast.
Well our October dinner ride a Schlomo & Vito’s didn’t have a big turnout but there were six people who were able to make the ride. Those who made the ride were Bill (REV), Jim, Al, Alan & Susan, and your truly. Al actually drove from Bisbee to make our monthly dinner ride. He had nothing good to say about the traffic in Tucson. LOL. Here is a group picture.
August 31, 2015, marked the 25th Anniversary Memorial Remembrance at DPS District 8 of the deaths of DPS Officers Sergeant John M. Blaser and Officer David G. Gabrielli. There were officers from around the state in attendance. Members from our chapter, John Howe, Steve Mathews, Bruce Distler, Barry (Bear) & Robi Campbell, Terry, and John Chruscinski were there to support them as well as Jan Blaser – Upchurch who is a special honorary member of our chapter. Below is an article that was in the paper honoring these officers.
Here area few photos and a group photo with Jan Blaser – Upchurch.
We had our monthly breakfast ride today at the Good Egg. Those who were able to make the ride were Norm & Mary Hubbard, Russ & Jackie Cole, and our dear friend Terry.
The Moving Wall was in Three Points this weekend. This was the ONLY stop in Arizona for the Wall. Bear Campbell, new member Mel Tillett and his wife Marsha, Dan Figueroa, and myself made the ride to honor all Fallen Heroes. While Dan was there in spirit for our Chapter he was actually on duty with the PCSO directing traffic into the VFW @ Three Points. We met at the Ina Road Harley Davidson for morning coffee before KSU at 9:30. There were so many bikes we broke up into 4 groups of riders for the ride to Three Points. There were well over 200+ motorcycles of all makes and models and this was in our group only. A lot of other riders came during our time there. They were serving both breakfast inside and had hamburgers and hot dogs outside for lunch.
If you have ever been to the “Wall” in D.C. this is a traveling and moving replica of it. It was an honor and pleasure to be there representing the Blue Knights. Here are a few pictures. I took so many pictures of the bikes and people that I created a folder under our “Photos Page.”
Well another great night out for a dinner ride. This month we met at Pionic Pizza on Campbell. While we didn’t have our best turnout, Stan & Patti Thibaut, Ray & Donna Valenzuela, Jeff Jamieson, Bruce & Bonni Distler, and yours truly, those who made the ride were not disappointed. Pionic Pizza offers Pizza, Salad, or Pasta all for one price of $7.45. You can put as much or as little of any and all ingredients on your dish for one low price. You will NOT go home hungry that’s for sure. Here are a few pictures of those who made the ride.
WOW what a great turnout we had on Saturday. This was the first time going to this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Twenty members, family and friends made the ride many on two wheels. Those who made the ride were; Alan & Susan Wagner, Al Tomlinson, Russ & Jackie Cole, Stan & Patti, who came in Patti’s PINK 1965 Mustang convertible, Bear & Robi Campbell, Twan and Fonda, John & Garnetti Falzone, Will & Karla Hanson, Bruce Distler, George (Bud) Welch, Terry and yours truly. Twan also brought of neighborhood friend by the name of Grady. We always encourage bringing friends along on our rides. Here are a few photos of those who made the ride.
Twelve members and family turned out for our monthly dinner ride to Claim Jumper. Those members included Stan & Patti Thibaut, Randy & Cindi Palmer, Bear & Robi Campbell, Bruce & Bonni Distler, John Chruscinski, “Rev”, our president Jim Kneup, and yours truly. Here are a few pictures of us enjoying dinner.
On Saturday April 18th the IV Annual Brian Terry Memorial Ride was held in Tombstone. There was a large turnout of fellow LEO’s who came from as far as San Diego and San Clemente California.There were members from Legion Riders, VFW, Usual Suspects, Choir Boys, Hallowed Few, and Hired Guns and of course our Blue Knights AZ IX. Those from our chapter were Randy & Cindy Palmer, Dan Thrasher and yours truly. Larry Houghland was not able to ride but he did come to Tombstone.
The ride started and ended at the American Legion in Tombstone on Allen Street. First stop was Chosin Cycles in Huachuca City, Fraternal Order of Eagles in Benson, The Rock Saloon & Brill at the Triangle T Ranch in Draagon, VFW in Pearce, and finally back to Tombstone. Here are some pictures of the MANY motorcycles that were there.