Please note, this page may take some time to load due to the multiple images that need to be up loaded.
It was a nice dool day (as this summer has been going), and the rain held off for a while. Good to see everyone in good cooler spirits.
Walnut Canyon Ride
As we hiked to the bottom of Walnut Canyon, we realized we had to out! Well if the Sinagua could do it, so could we. I'll bet they were in better physical shape.
Grand Canyon Caverns Ride
After a cool trip deep in the caverns, chapter members found themselves looking at a heavy rain downpour. Therefore, to relieve stress, eat pie!
White Mountain Rally
A Ride In The Mountains
like a child at Christmas, there is one time of the year that I look forward to getting out on our bike. That is the end of June for the White Mountain Bike Rally in the White Mountains of Arizona. My husband Adam took me to our first rally in 2016 in the White Mountains. That event left such an impression that we wanted to share what a great experience this is and presented it to our chapter.
On Friday June 23rd, our group of chapter riders; Dale & Gina Webb, Dan & Bunnie Weaver, Patrick Lilly, and Adam and I all met for a hearty breakfast at Cracker Barrel at 6am. After we exchanged stories of anticipation and excitement and a quick briefing we all headed out of town on Rt. 66 north on our adventure. After a quick refreshment stop and fuel stop we headed south out of Flagstaff. Adam chose our route along Lake Mary, which proved to be the best route in comparison to I-40 in the heat. Our picturesque journey included great opportunities for wild life watching to start off our weekend. As we meandered into Payson, the temperature heated up and made us thankful that we weren’t out on the Interstate. As we arrived in Show Low, the location of our hotel, we were thankful to finally be at our hotel destination. It took only a few moments to be disappointed that all of our rooms weren’t ready. Once everyone was checked into their rooms, we headed to our final destination of the day, the Hon-Dah resort for the Rally registration. As we rode into the back parking lot of the Hon-Dah resort we were greeted with rows and rows of other motorcycle enthusiasts. We had all Pre-registered for the Rally on-line so the check in proved to be quick and painless. With our Rally registration fee of $20, included was our Poker run entry; dinner tickets for Friday night (burgers & dogs with all the fixins, chips, and all non-alcoholic beverages you desired), Saturday night (steak, baked potatoes, baked beans, and dinner rolls, and all non-alcoholic beverages you desired); goodies bags; rally t-shirts and a concert ticket. What a deal!!!!!
Saturday June 24th was a full day of events so we again made an early start. Our hotel included complimentary breakfast each morning so all met in the restaurant around 6am. This is not your expected bagel, fruit and oatmeal. We were given a choice of regular menu items. Again, after fueling our ride ready bellies, 7am was kick stands up for the Poker Run.
Our Poker Run stops were all planned in the mountain destinations around the White Mountains. Stop #1 was Greer, Stop #2 Eager, Stop #3 Alpine, Stop #4 Hannigan Meadow, Stop #5 Big Lake, then back to the Hon-Dah resort to turn in our Poker Hands. Although none of our group won with their Poker hands, we all won in the majestic scenery we had experienced in the over 200 mile ride. Plenty of wild life was seen as well as some of the most picturesque mountain-scape you could image in Arizona.
After our well-deserved steak dinners, we headed over to our evening concert. Opening entertainer was the Edgar Winter band who rocked with his amazing vocals and band. The headliner group was Eric Burdon and the Animals. After a long, fun-filled day we all headed back to our hotel for the night. This rally might not be a big as Sturgis or Daytona but for some summer heat relief and the breath taking scenery you really do get your $$ worth. For those who are interested in more information on next year’s rally, you can search Facebook for White Mountain Bike Rally.
Grand Canyon H-D BBQ Bellmont, AZ
Whisky Pete’s Ride 04-15-17
What a beautiful day for a ride, too bad ya missed it. Bonnie and Clyde's car, complete with bullet holes, is on display. Back in those days, if you ran a red light they knew how to stop you.
Juicy’s River Café, Needles 02-26-17
The plan was to go to Juicy's Cafe, but you know what happens to plans no matter how hard you try. Big boat and car show in Needles caused Juicy's to say no to our large crowd of 19 riders. I told Juicy's we all showered that day. Vito's in BHC was selected for the alternate and what a pleasant surprise as the service and food were GREAT! Thanks Vito's.
A little rain didn't stop these chapter members from a fun meeting. Thanks to all!
2017 Knees In The Breeze 01-01-17
Mother Road H.O.G. members braved cold temps (afterall it is January) and beat the rain as we celebrated the first ride of the new year.
Christmas Party 2016 12-10-16
Pam Kelly told us she felt lucky today, as she won the two drawings for December, 2016. Lady Luck was on her shoulder as her tickets were drawn twice!
Santa rode his motorcycle today to the BBQ, on his way to the North Pole. He was a great success with all the children and their families that came to the dealership to see him and have their pictures taken with Santa.
Wishing all Chapter members a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year's day.
Mother Road Chapter #1061, Rudy
The T&H Ride Hootch's 95 For Lunch 12-03-16
Saturday, 12/3/16, approximately 20 Chapter members braved the cold weather and extremely windy conditions for the lunch ride to Hootch's 95 in Ft. Mohave. Members came from Kingman, Bullhead, and Lake Havasu for a nice breakfast/lunch and some good group conversation. Hootch's was nicely decorated for Christmas, and had our groupl table all ready to go on arrival. As always, both the service and food was great. Hootch's was also busy with a local toy run, as this is a very popular place for bikers.
After the meal everyone headed out for home, or on to places unknown in the nice, but windy day.
So, what does T&H stand for and who offered the correct answer? So, you weren't on the ride? Keep guessing or ask our wordsmith Bunnie for the answer.
Open Season Ride 11-19-16
Fantastic fall weather brought a crowd to Hunter's Grill in Mohave Valley. Food was good and friendship was tops.
Bill McLure from Blythe put together a slide show for us to enjoy. Bill posted it on YouTube. Just click the link below to view.