After a late night out with a few drinks, it was a difficult task to roll out of bed this morning to head over to Surprise to Jim’s Burgers & Eggs. Normally, I probably would have slept in, but since the chair of this event, Dean is off to the SCMA gathering in Rocky Point with a few others, I stepped up to be the point person for this morning’s breakfast. So, I needed to be there!
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GO AZ Motorcycles Peoria
We are all meeting at GoAZ Motorcycles, Peoria. The GOAZ/AZRATPack Southern Arizona Tour to the Shady Dell in Bisbee, AZ. will start shortly!!. Wow its early, I know that because I just ordered a Moons over my Hammy at IHOP. The waitress said “Moons are to the West and MyHammy” is to the east (its a Dennys thing).. People started arriving early at IHOP at 7 checked or at the shop at 8a checkin for a 8:30 prompt departure. This year we have quite a turnout! Thiry riders at final count. We have riders from CA, TX and PARTS UKNOWN (PU)… LOL. In addition some Husband/Wives and children came out.
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Stumblina’s Cantina, Cave Creek, AZ
Temperatures are rising and the cool evenings in Cave Creek, AZ., feel mighty nice!!. Twenty Nine folks came out to Stumblina’s Cantina for a great AZRATPack dinner. A variety of Tombstone, AZ themed meals were offered with a wide variety of drinks and beer.
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We currently are looking for three people to fill open seats on our Board of Directors. We’re looking for people that are enthusiastic about what we’re doing, willing to learn about the inner workings of our club, riding and motorcycles along with being fairly tech friendly. The AZRATPack is an AMA Chartered Club. We are a tight knit group looking for the right people!
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It was a Beautiful April 9 th morning. Some of us met at Baja gas station to make the ride up to Duzas kitchen in Payson for breakfast.
Rodney and I left a little early to manage parking for all 28 , albeit not 4 am, like Kevin out in Buckeye, or Carlos and Todd also in the West valley, who braved I10 closures and Aliens ….
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Cornish Pasty Co., Tempe, AZ
Just one day after the March breakfast was the MARCH RATPack dinner at CORNISH PASTY CO. This place is a very eclectic Euro style PUB restaurant that serves PASTY – PAST-TEE — NOT PASTE-TEE LOL.
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It was a cold morning heading out to Lake Saguaro for the AZRATPack March Breakfast. At Mt Ord the snowflake was blinking on my dash, it was 36 degrees. The BUSH Hiway is always a beautiful ride. With fewer cars on the road it was a great chance to take in the scenery.
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Culinary Dropout/The Yard, Phoenix, AZ
This month’s dinner meeting saw us return to the site of where the AZRATPack was born and our first dealer sponsor. The club was formed in 2003 at Phoenix International Motorsports, formerly Dirt & Street as part of the R.A.T. Pack initiative from Triumph to start a community in the style of Harley Owners Group (HOG). PIM was later sold to the Superstore group and became Triumph Superstore who continued to sponsor the club.
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Met up with Todd in Arrowhead as we learned on the last ride that we both live near each other. I asked Todd to lead to Ahwatukee as I am still getting use to the Garmin. We went a different route than when I originally scouted the restaurant the previous month. As it turns out heading down the 101 W to 10 E to get to the 202 was a much quicker route.
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GO AZ Motorcycles Scottsdale
It’s been over a year since I’ve been on the road with the RatPack. It felt great to see old friends and new faces on our first ride of 2022! We welcomed new board members, Sebastian and Dean, and missed our fearless leader, Victor, as he couldn’t make this ride.
The ride started at GO AZ Motorcycles in Scottsdale, which as always, showed massive support for the Club. I led the rider’s meeting, and it was great to see all the eager faces ready to brave a somewhat chilly morning. With 20 plus bikes in attendance, I led the way out of the dealership around 9:45 am. Rodney and Stoops ran ahead of the group to set up some drone shots at the dam, and Dean, on his glorious Gold Wing, was the ride sweep. We didn’t know it then, but that Gold Wing, with its extremely comfortable passenger seat, would star later in the ride.
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