August 2nd Sunday Breakfast Recap

The Ranch House, Yarnell, AZ – August 12, 2018

by El Presidente

What potentially could have been a very hot ride to and from Yarnell was actually not too bad!  After installing a fresh battery on my Honda last night, she was ready to go this morning!  Our 2nd Sunday Breakfast was held today at the Ranch House which is right at the top of Yarnell Hill just down the street from downtown.

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July 2nd Sunday Breakfast Recap

The Pinon Café, Payson, AZ – July 8, 2018

by El Presidente

Let’s get the obvious out of the way right now.  It’s hot!  With that said, July’s breakfast was held in the cooler temperatures of Payson.  For me, this meant leaving my house in Buckeye just after 7:00 AM.  It was already in the high 90’s at this time.  I met up with fellow board member Todd at the Chevron across from the Ft McDowell Casino and road together up The Beeline (SR87).

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15th Anniversary Celebration Recap

El Vice Presidente’s House, Gilbert, AZ – June 23, 2018

by El Presidente

It all started in 2003.  The first time I’ve heard of the AZRATPack was on a shuttle from my hotel in Birmingham, AL to the airport.  I was at the 2003 Ducati 999R launch at Barber Motorsports Complex and was talking to Peter Cramer, at the time, owner of Phoenix International Motorsports, who was a customer of mine that bought Fast By Ferracci parts for Ducatis from me.  He was telling a group of us about how he had formed a RAT Pack out of his dealership and Triumph’s involvement in these.

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June 2nd Sunday Breakfast Recap

Anita’s Cocina, Wickenburg, AZ – June 10, 2018

by El Presidente

The hot months are here and it means that we move our breakfasts out of the valley and into some cooler areas up north.  This month, we visited Anita’s Cocina in Wickenburg.  This is a perennial favorite spot.  We’ve stopped here several times over the years for either a 2nd Sunday Breakfast or a lunch stop on a ride.

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Snowbowl Tour Recap

GO AZ Motorcycles, Peoria, AZ – June 2-3, 2018

by Melinda Dominguez

I love going up to the Flagstaff in the heat of the summer.  We went as a family three years ago for our daughter’s 20th birthday and took the chairlift ride at the Arizona Snowbowl.  It was wonderfully cold!!! It’s hard to believe that in July it could be cold in Arizona, but up north, it does!  The view from the chairlift was beautiful while being an all around fun time.  I wanted to go back and I felt it would be a great to suggest to the club’s board to add it as a summer, “get out of the heat” ride.  Last fall, they voted and YES!!! It was going to actually happen!  For me this was my ride and I couldn’t wait! I even bought a Groupon for the chairlift a month in advance.  I was ready!!

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April General Membership Meeting & Dinner Recap

Cuban Foods Bakery & Restaurant, Phoenix, AZ – April 26, 2018

by El Presidente

This month’s dinner was at one of my favorite restaurants in the valley.  A lot of the dishes at Cuban Foods I only get to have around Christmas since that’s the only time my mom will go through the trouble of making them!  The food at Cuban Foods is almost as good as my mom’s!

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