We selected the “Original Breakfast House” from the list of places to eat in the greater Phoenix area. As it was my first time there I enjoyed the Hawaiian based theme and the wide selection of Breakfast items to chose from for everyone.
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Caliente Mexican Grill, Scottsdale, AZ
It was a great evening at Calientes, Mexican Food. Eighteen members including a SCMA member from Southern CA joined us for great conversations. Lots of conversations about the 20th Anniv ride were had plus many about upcoming BMW MOA rides and the next AZRATPack rides.
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GO AZ Motorcycles Scottsdale
A great group of people came together to celebrate the RATPack 20th Anniversary Tour. El Presidente assembled a route that took us to places we had enjoyed in the past. The tour ended up covering a significant number of miles visiting the states of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Nevada. The planned trip was 5 days in length covering 2000+ miles for most (look for more comments later) by the time you returned home. A number of people came from Southern California from the Southern Calif. Motorcycle Association (SCMA). The Chairman of the SCMA (an AZRATPACK member) rode in from Houston, TX to participate..
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Joe’s Farm Grill, Gilbert, AZ
It was a bit on the warm side when I left for the 60 mile ride to Eastern Gilbert at one of my favorites, Joe’s Farm Grill! It was an investment because I kew later braving a little bit of heat would pay off in a really nice ride home! It was kissing 100 degrees in Buckeye by the time I fired up the Harley but was about 75 for the ride home at about 9:00 PM!
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A nice morning to get out on the bike. Temps are nice at 7am and the traffic is light as the snowbirds have finally left the valley. Little Mesa Cafe is a quaint local cafe with its regular crowd of customers. A nice morning to get out on the bike. Temps are nice at 7am and the traffic is light as the snowbirds have finally left the valley. Little Mesa Cafe is a quaint local cafe with its regular crowd of customers.
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Cuban Foods Bakery & Restaurant, Phoenix, AZ
I probably ate more pork last night than most people eat in a month! Over the years, I’ve picked Cuban Foods Bakery & Restaurant for our April dinner because of the close proximity to my birthday and I choose to quietly celebrate by gorging myself with delicious food from my family’s home country. This is the most authentic tasting Cuban restaurant that I’ve found in the Phoenix area that is still open. Havana Café in Scottsdale was a favorite until they shut down.
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As I rolled out of the garage this morning I could feel the spring temperatures upon us as the seat & grip warmers were set on low for the ride to breakfast. This location was selected as the thought was that it might be centrally located for the majority of the AZRATPack and came recommended by the wife.
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babbo italian eatery, Glendale, AZ
Our monthly dinner was held at Babbo’s Italian Eatery.
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GO AZ Motorcycles Peoria
We are rolling west from our sponsor Goaz Motorcycles of Peoria. It’s a nice morning , warming up nicely from a cold start. El Presidente has just given our ride meeting for the 2023 Joshua Tree Tour Ride. Our trip will take us West to the Joshua Tree National park in the Yucca Valley/Twenty Nine Palms area of California. Day one is to get to Yucca Valley, have lunch, look around and have dinner. Rolling west felt good, temperatures were rising and the pace was good. El President was out front keeping up a steady pace. Riding thru Wickenburg our first stop was gas in Parker, a favorite stop at Terrible Herbst Chevron provided a nice break for all. Next will be Yucca Valley but probably not in time to make the lunch stop, but we will stop there anyway and check it. Arriving in Twenty Nine Palms there was lotta activity, looked like a flea market with street vendors. El Presidente, Victor Castaneda had to try the restaurant on the main street called Castanenda’s ( a local chain in the area), Others went on their hotels to check in and other activities..
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The sun is rising and the temps are coming out of the low 40s. The promise for today is WARMER !! Thank god for that after raining/hailing/snowing in Phoenix/Scottsdale a little warmth would feel good.
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