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Once again, vacation plans have been cancelled due to the pandemic. After three tries, I am giving up and just going on a Monday ride . Riding the back way into Prescott for lunch at The Palace, then going through skull valley on the way back home seems like a good way to start off the fall riding season. I wont cancell because of covid, but I probably will reschedule due to rain if necessary. KSU 9:15 Chevron 3150 W Carefree Hwy. Alternate meetup at the first stop: Mobile 37770 Vulture Mine Rd @10:05 Scoot map: https://goo.gl/maps/PJByBYoURs2r9NRY7
It's been a while since we've gone to the lake for a full moon ride. So let's try again. Meet at Circle K near the NE corner of Dobson & Rio Salado Parkway (809 N Dobson Rd, Mesa, AZ 85201). I generally park on the west wall away from the pumps and people as much as possible. Scoot map - https://goo.gl/maps/RKzQhfdmpYGSrvo67 We'll exit the Circle K and head North on Dobson to the 202. Take the 202 East to Power Rd exit. North on Power to the Saguaro Lake Marina. The sun sets just after 6 and the moon comes up at 7:30, so if we plan on KSU at 7:15, we should be good. Might be starting in the dark, but that's alright. There is no stop after. If you want to go to a bar or ???, please feel free, but I plan on heading home. I don't know if The Monastery bar is open for business or not. But right now I'm not going to do that myself. Also, be conscious of others wishes for hugs/hand shake/fist bump, or maybe just a wave. Everyone has different levels of comfort right now on all of that. So try to respect each others feelings. Full Hunter’s Moon or Full Harvest Moon – October This full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon. Many moons ago, Native Americans named this bright Moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead. Because the fields were traditionally reaped in late September or early October, hunters could easily see fox and other animals that come out to glean from the fallen grains. Probably because of the threat of winter looming close, the Hunter’s Moon is generally accorded with special honor, historically serving as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes.
.... take a ride up Mount Lemmon! This Monday ride will take all day, and is part 2 of my celebration of cancelled culture. This day off from work was originally scheduled for Bike Week last spring, which of course was cancelled. As I write this, Bike week was re-scheduled to end the day before this ride. Unfortunately, the bike week itinerary has been hollowed out and smothered by covid restrictions, making it rather unappealing. But there is nothing unappealing about a ride up Mt Lemmon! I wont cancel this ride due to Covid, but I might reschedule due to rain if necessary. Starting in Chandler, going by Florence, up Mt Lemmon, through Winkleman, then Back home. I have never been this way before, so it is only fair to warn you that you will be following someone who doesn't know where they are going. LOL. If you have been this way before, feel free to recommend your favorite gas and food stops. I do not know the restaurant Covid situation along this route, so I am continuing the pandemic tradition of a picnic lunch at the ski resort atop Mt Lemmon. Bring your own food and drink. Scoot map: https://goo.gl/maps/ddSGpTov1X4z2jwdA KSU 7:45 am at Quck Trip 2010 S Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85286
A few times a year the Arizona Precision Motorcycle Drill Team puts on a free skill enhancement program for riders who wish to improve and/or learn skills that hone their ability to maneuver their motorcycle in slow and tight situations. It is their way of giving back to the motorcycle community by helping teach people skills that save lives and prevents serious injury. This is a course that has a little something for every skill level and is a lot of fun. Furthermore, the team hopes the course will inspire riders to seek further education or to work to improve their skills in areas they did not know they were weak in. The next training session starts October 15th at 6:30pm. It occurs once a week for 4 weeks on a Thursday evening at the same time and location. (Details at www.azdrillteam.com) If anyone is interested, simply visit www.azdrillteam.com and register. There are openings for only 20 riders this year so it is expected that slots will go quickly. NOTE: Interested riders MUST register at the team's website. Pressing "Attend" here will not count as a registration. The Arizona Precision Motorcycle Drill Team can also be found on Facebook where it is simple to interact with the team if questions come up.