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A Saturday ride along the scenic Bush Highway past Lake Saguaro, through the Rez, up to the scenic overlook above Lake Bartlett, before arriving at The Roadhouse / Harolds Corral in Cave Creek. Yes, I said Saturday - a rare weekend ride lead for me, specifically chosen to fall on the weekend between the football playoffs and the Super Bowl. I suppose we should park at The Roadhouse across the street since it has more pavement than Harolds. Once there, you can decide which place you would like to eat, Harolds or Roadhouse (I choose Harolds). https://haroldscorral.com/main-menu/ https://www.hideawayroadhouse.com/menu KSU Shell 2737 N Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85215 at 10:15am Second pickup spot Ft McDowel Chevron, 10180 N Fort McDowell Rd, Fort McDowell, AZ 85264 @ 10:50am Scoot map: https://goo.gl/maps/8zkashVqNQMx4rzd7
I missed December yet again...family and such. So let's start 2021 off right with a ride to Saguaro Lake. With covid numbers as they are, I will not be going to The Monastery bar (https://themonasterybar.com) but you are of course welcome to do as you please. It's a family friendly bar, open air with live music (usually), food, drinks. It's not what you might call a biker bar. Ride officially ends at the lake, so leave when you want and go where you like. Moonrise is at 8:12 while the sunset at 5:58. So let's plan KSU from the Circle K at 8:00. We'll be riding in full dark for a little bit, but we'll get to see the moon come up (depending on weather of course) on our way to the lake. Scoot Map : https://goo.gl/maps/ekac3TVtbAEmQy7XA This Circle K has the typical setup, munchies, gas, but they also have public bathrooms. I usually park along the west wall for meeting purposes. Keeps us out of the way of most of the traffic and it's a big enough staging area we can all park over there. I imagine it's going to be another cold ride, so be sure you dress accordingly. And the obligatory info on the January moon: Full Wolf Moon – January Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January’s full Moon. Sometimes it was also referred to as the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule. Some called it the Full Snow Moon, but most tribes applied that name to the next Moon. A plea for help. Many users don't realize it costs money to have a Meetup group. I pay in the neighborhood of $200 a year to have this site going. This comes from my pocket and I will continue to do so as I enjoy riding with you. However, if you've gone on a ride with us and enjoyed yourself, please consider helping me keep the site going. You can donate to me on any ride. I'll never approach you and ask you for money, and you are in no way obligated. I record all donations in the "money" section and you can check it anytime you like here (https://www.meetup.com/PhxMRG/money/). You can also donate via Paypal if you like at http://paypal.me/pmrg. Facebook is free, but many people don't like it, so I would prefer to keep it here, and you can help. Thank you.
A Wednesday Lunch at the Tin Top restaurant. Beginning at the Ft McDowell Chevron, we will meander our way through Fountain Hills, Rio Verde, North Scottsdale, the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve, the outskirts of the north west valley, arriving at the Tin Top Restaurant about 2 and a half hours later and 115 miles. There is a gas station about 200 yards away from the Tin Top, those that need gas can gas up before lunch. I will be riding up Vulture Mine Road and through Wickenberge on the way home. menu: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TintopAZ/menu/?ref=page_internal Scoot map: https://goo.gl/maps/iZtYnwpRVXpv3a9q6 KSU 9:15am at Ft McDowel Chevron, 10180 N Fort McDowell Rd, Fort McDowell, AZ 85264 Second pickup spot Circle K, 2575 Sonoran Desert Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85085 @ 10:20am
A Saturday ride to Dillons Western Trails Ranch restaurant and rodeo arena near Morristown. I have never been to this establishment, it opened November 2019 and I just recently learned of it. A ride, some food, and some rodeo. What could be better? https://www.westerntrailsranch.com/dillons-menu/ KSU 9:15am Chevron 10180 N Fort McDowell Rd · Fort McDowell, AZ 2nd pickup @ 10:20am Chevron 3150 W Carefree Hwy, Phoenix, AZ 85086 Scoot Map: https://goo.gl/maps/d19Yr4AGZRQ5WkiP6