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.
2018 SWC BUSTER HUMMEL MEMORIAL RUN – (WINTER GATHERING)
JANUARY 26-28, 2018
THE QUALITY INN PALM SPRINGS
1269 E. PALM CANYON DRIVE
PALM SPRINGS, CA 92264
BLUE KNIGHTS RATE: $109.00 PLUS 14.75% HOTEL TAX
PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATION BY JANUARY 6, 2017 (ROOMS RELEASED AFTER THAT DATE)
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26TH
ARRIVAL AND FREE DAY
SATURDAY, JANUARY 27TH
MORNING – RIDE TO BE DETERMINED
FREE TIME, SHOPPING IN PALM SPRINGS/LOCAL ATTRACTIONS
EVENING – GROUP DINNER AT 6:30 PM – LOCATION TBD
SUNDAY, JANUARY 28TH
SAY OUR GOODBYES AND DEPART FOR HOME
MORNING – BREAKFAST AT ELMERS, 07:30 TO 08:30
1030 E PALM CANYON DRIVE, PALM SPRINGS
Our November dinner ride will be on the 28th and will be at:
Brother John’s BBQ
1801 N Stone Ave.
We will meet at 6:30 for a nice dinner with friends and family.
I hope you can make it.
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.
Our breakfast ride on Saturday November 11th will be at KG’s Café 1951 West Grant Ste. #120. We meet @ 8:00.