We had our monthly dinner ride and this month it was at the Claim Jumper. We had a good turnout, 15 members, friends, and family, this month with a potential new member who might want to join. Those in attendance were: Bruce & Bonnie D., Jim K., Stan & Patti T., Barry & Robi C., Frank B., and his friend Jessica, Al T.,John & Garnetta F., and finally yours truly. We also had Jim & Pam W. who might join our chapter. Here are a few photos from dinner:
On Saturday March 10th we had our monthly breakfast ride. This month we drove to Green Valley to have breakfast at the Arizona Family Restaurant. We had a good turnout this month with members Frank B., Bud W., Bob F., Twan V., Rich & Debbie F., John F., John H., Gary A., Bill C., and yours truly. We actually had one more member who WAS going to go. He made it to the meeting place in Tucson but was too under the weather to make the ride. We all hope Norm N. gets better soon. Here are a few pictures of breakfast.
After breakfast John J., Gary A., Bob F., Twan V., and yours truly headed to Nogales to Support the American Legion Riders. They are a new Chapter and was having a Poker Run. Here is a picture of the group.
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.