September General Membership Meeting & Dinner Recap

Euro Pizza Café, Fountain Hills, AZ

I had picked this restaurant as a place the pack should visit for several reasons.

They serve award winning pizza , have a great location on the Fountain Hills lake and the owner,  Merita,  opened this restaurant more then 20 years ago also is a friend of mine. 

This was my first Saturday dinner I planned. Initially I had only reserved 10 seats because I was told that Saturdays might not be desired and people could possibly not go.

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September Club Breakfast Recap

Tortilla Flat, AZ

The trip to breakfast started early for me as I felt like I was riding to New Mexico from my West Valley home in Buckeye. The good news was that it was a nice and clear morning with fairly moderate temperatures. Favorable conditions for my 80 mile jaunt to Tortilla Flat!

It had been quite a while since I last made the trip. In the earlier days of the club, we did an annual trip up there on New Year’s Day. Unpredictable weather eventually put a damper on that tradition. In more recent years, we’ve scheduled mid-summer breakfast meetups there, but it’s been a while.

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August Club Breakfast Recap

Mamma’s Kitchen Café – Humbolt, AZ

The thought when selecting Mamma’s Kitchen in Dewey was that the temperature would make for a nice cool ride out then smoking hot back into town.  However, this monthly breakfast was set to be a bit different than usual due to this Monsoon season being more productive than the past few years. As the days leading up to this breakfast produced quite a bit of rain & flooding for many of us throughout Maricopa County.

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July General Membership Meeting & Dinner Recap

Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles, Gilbert, AZ

Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles is a perennial favorite of mine and enjoy the location in Gilbert even though it’s a bit of a ride for me.

I decided not to take the risk and get rained on, it was monsoony looking here in the West Valley, I elected to take the car equipped with a roof and A/C. The temperatures had risen quite a bit during the day and the humidity hadn’t let up. The Ford was a good choice!

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July Club Breakfast Recap

First Watch Carefree – Scottsdale, AZ

The monthly Breakfast meeting was beginning to grow even before the event began as we had over 20 pre-registered participants via AZRATPACK website! 

Friendly reminder to pre-register via the website as it lets us know how many people are planning to attend an event. This allows us the time to contact the Restaurant in advance to let them know that a large group will be descending upon them for breakfast on Saturday so they can prepare the appropriate staff.

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June Club Breakfast Recap

Hassayampa BBQ – Wickenburg, AZ

This breakfast in June was full of surprises for me as I was not sure if members would be willing to ride on what was an Extreme Heat Warning weekend here in Arizona. A few days before Saturday I checked registrations and we had 3, me being one of them. I called the restaurant any way & in my optimistic view I let them know that a group of about 10 people would be showing up for breakfast on Saturday morning. Also, to request that we each have our own separate check rather than one for the table and they said no problem.  The other inquiry was to ensure they offered more than just the Breakfast burrito that was listed on their website and I was assured they had a full breakfast menu.

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Route 66 Grand Tour Recap

GO AZ Motorcycles Scottsdale

Another great trip along Route 66 in the books! This year we took an easterly heading into New Mexico which we’ve only done once before. Though we didn’t log in many miles on actual Route 66, which is very difficult in this part of Arizona, we did see many of the sites people traveling the Mother Road would have veered off to see plus we managed to avoid I-40 for the most part!

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