Tucson, AZ – February 18-19, 2020
by Steve Stoops
The AZRATPack was honored and flattered to be invited to Triumphs Immersion 2020 demo days in Tucson. The event was primarily held for industry influencers, bloggers and vloggers. The location Triumph picked was spectacular. They had everyone come to the Westin La Paloma in Sunny Tucson. Triumph flew people in from all over the country for this event and some people from Canada.
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by Brian Norrie
We’d just finished filling our 2005 Yamaha FJR1300 in Eureka, Nevada located on Highway 50, known as “The Loneliest Road in America” (a name provided by Life magazine in 1986) when the young girl working the station asked if we’ve seen Mormon crickets. Being from Calgary which is as close to bug free as you can get we replied with a cautionary “uhhh no”. She began regaling us with stories of these enormous smelly, oily, sticky bugs that measure 3 to 4 inches in length, endowed with a long spike on one leg and will be covering the highway as we continue west to Reno. Stories she told that got my attention include a tractor trailer rig that was unable to get up a hill due to the greasy migrating mass and how the locals spray Pam cooking oil on the front of their cars to help with the removal of the bugs. What really got my attention was the mention of “several” motorcycle crashes that occur each year mostly at night when the crickets are almost impossible to see. Then in her southern drawl she casually mentions “sometimes they get so thick the snowplows are sent out to remove them…but I haven’t seen a snowplow today…yet!” I was “half” convinced that she was teasing us”.
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Baja California, Mexico is a dream place with beautiful scenery, fun roads and legendary places. This trip to Baja was to explore more places and make the journey to Coco’s Corner. Places in Baja have mystical names: Mikes Sky Ranch, Coco’s Corner, Mama Espinosa’s and many more.
This was my third trip to Baja. Again, traveling with Alan Hirst and Greg Brenneman. This trip was planned for 5 days. The trip would enter Baja at Tecate, travel Mexico 3 to Ensenada, then Mexico 1 south to Bahia de Los Angeles then back tracking to Mexico 5 north to San Felipe and back to the USA through Mexicali then home.
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Mojave, CA – March 17-18, 2018
by El Presidente
A group of AZRATPackers got together to ride SCMA affiliate the Shamrock’s annual St Patrick’s Day Ride on March 17th and 18th. Our group got together the day before and rode out to Barstow, CA for a night on Route 66. Continue reading “Shamrock’s St. Patrick’s Day Ride Recap”
March 16-19, 2018
Friday, 3/16: Meet at Cracker Barrel Buckeye @ 8-8:30 AM (I-10 & Watson Rd) Depart at 9:30 AM
Night 1 – 3/16
Super 8 Barstow
170 Coolwater Ln
Price per room per night: $85.49*
Depart 3/17 @ 6:00 AM, breakfast at start of ride in Mohave, CA
Night 2 – 3/17
Super 8 Bishop
535 S Main St
Price per room per night: $109.44*
Depart 3/18 @ 8:00 AM
Night 3 – 3/18
Colorado Belle Hotel Casino Resort
2100 S. Casino Drive
Price per room per night: $34.85*
Depart 3/19 @ 9:00 AM
*Pricing includes all fees via hotels.com
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Shamrock’s Ride Flyer
***Note: This is not an AZRATPack event and is subject to the organizer’s rules and regulations.***