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#1 beemerdons

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 10:37 AM

Saturday, November 12: The Southwest FJR Forum will do a Brunch Ride to the Ranch House Restaurant in scenic downtown Yarnell, Arizona. http://ranchhouserestaurantyarnell.com

We will meet at the Chevron Station located at the Northeast corner of Interstate 17 and Carefree Highway State Route 74; this is Exit Number 223.

Clutches will be out promptly at 0900 hours.  We’ll meet up with the West Valley riders at McDonald’s in Wickenburg at 0945; at Hassayampa Bridge.

After brunch we’ll ride through Prescott & Jerome on our way back to Phoenix. Any Questions, Don Stanley: beemerdons@aol.com or 480-440-4666.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:15 AM

Here is our ride up The Yarnell Grade!



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Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:18 AM

And here is a ride down The Yarnell Grade, if you need to get back to Phoenix early!



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Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:24 AM

http://weather.aol.c...andler/id/85225 Well Kids, the Weatherman is now forecasting a 60% chance of showers on Saturday with a high of only 65 Fahrenheit.

Please check back here on Friday 11/11 for an update on this rain and cold situation, to see if your Papa Chuy Viejo cancels this Brunch Ride. We AZB Zonies will melt in the wet and cold!

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 06:19 AM

http://weather.aol.c...andler/id/85225 Alright, this Saturday 11/12 Ride is once again a GO! Weather forecast is showing no rain, perhaps just a little cloudy! 71F High.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 06:34 AM

In!


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Posted 10 November 2011 - 06:36 AM

In!


Sounds great Mick, SkooterG wants to show you his new Thanksgiving outfit; the matching hat, purse and gloves are too die for! Really!

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 04:39 AM

http://weather.aol.c...arnell/id/85362 THIS RIDE IS A GO!

It is going to be cold with 55F at the Ranch House Restaurant in Yarnell, Arizona for Brunch.

But we Zonies are Macho tough and we'll man up to face these terrible M/C riding conditions!

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 03:40 PM

http://weather.aol.c...arnell/id/85362 THIS RIDE IS A GO!

It is going to be cold with 55F at the Ranch House Restaurant in Yarnell, Arizona for Brunch.

But we Zonies are Macho tough and we'll man up to face these terrible M/C riding conditions!



I'm in! It will be good to meet all of you.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 04:09 PM

Hope to be there. Gotta have mi bastard step-pappy try Dark Siding.................
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 04:35 PM

As I remember gents, the speed limit on Yarnell grade is 45! I got paced by VASCAR ( old school time/distance calculator) a few years back and got written up for 51!!!!! :angry2: Couldn't believe it as I knew AZ DPS was working that area and purposely kept it below 50. Best way we found to have fun is haul ass for awhile after the top overlook disappears from view, stop for awhile enjoy the view, then haul ass again, which really screws with their VASCAR calculations. :lol: Have fun!

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 06:57 PM

As I remember gents, the speed limit on Yarnell grade is 45! I got paced by VASCAR ( old school time/distance calculator) a few years back and got written up for 51!!!!! :angry2: Couldn't believe it as I knew AZ DPS was working that area and purposely kept it below 50. Best way we found to have fun is haul ass for awhile after the top overlook disappears from view, stop for awhile enjoy the view, then haul ass again, which really screws with their VASCAR calculations. :lol: Have fun!

I too received my last "performance" award on this stretch of great road with a too low speed limit. The place where they time you is a 1/3rd mile section of straight road with a overlook where the officer times your speed. Too fast, and you will be invited to spend a little time chatting with one of Arizona's finest. Radar detectors are useless here. Ride safe.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 08:27 PM

Hope to be there. Gotta have mi bastard step-pappy try Dark Siding.................


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Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:28 AM


http://weather.aol.c...arnell/id/85362 THIS RIDE IS A GO!

It is going to be cold with 55F at the Ranch House Restaurant in Yarnell, Arizona for Brunch.

But we Zonies are Macho tough and we'll man up to face these terrible M/C riding conditions!



I'm in! It will be good to meet all of you.

Tom


Sounds great Tom, glad you can ride with us!

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:02 PM

Thanks for the great ride today Gentlemen.  The weather was perfect and the food too much (as always, at the Ranch House).  Different groups split up in different directions at Prescott;  Some went on to Payson & some rode back down the 17 to Phx.  Some went back down Yarnell Hill. Look at that gorgeous blue sky with puffy clouds, God I am glad to be an Arizonan! Zonie Proud!!

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The crew at the Ranch House restaurant on top of Yarnell Hill.
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Jim & Bob
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Kenny and Pete
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SkooterG, Kyle Miller and 07FJRTom
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Papa Chuy Viejo in the background middle of this photo
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Bob, Kenny and GSRon
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Bob Flanders leading on his beautiful new GT1300
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Kyle & Gary Miller at Watson Lake, Father and Son; Gary took these fantastic photographs, he's great with a camera!
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 07:10 PM

Thanks for the great ride today Gentlemen.  The weather was perfect and the food too much (as always, at the Ranch House).  Different groups split up in different directions at Prescott;  Some went on to Payson & some rode back down the 17 to Phx.  Some went back down Yarnell Hill. Look at that gorgeous blue sky with puffy clouds, God I am glad to be an Arizonan! Zonie Proud!!

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The crew at the Ranch House restaurant on top of Yarnell Hill.
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Jim & Bob
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Kenny and Pete
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SkooterG, Kyle Miller and 07FJRTom
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Papa Chuy Viejo in the background middle of this photo
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Bob, Kenny and GSRon
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Bob Flanders leading on his beautiful new GT1300
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Kyle & Gary Miller at Watson Lake, Father and Son; Gary took these fantastic photographs, he's great with a camera!
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Hey all! Had a great time meeting you all. Thanks for the pics. Sorry I missed you all at the end of the ride, but my bladder demanded a detour. Until next time.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 05:42 AM

http://www.fjrforum....howtopic=141977 Brother Tom, it was also a pleasure to meet you and to ride with you! Just a reminder, next Saturday 11/19 is a Memorial Tribute Ride to FJR Fallen Friend Greg "Good2Go" Guillermo. RIP!

While Greg was not an official AZ Beemers Club Member, he rode with AZB a lot and a number of the same Gentlemen you rode with yesterday will also be riding along in Remembrance of Our Brother Guillermo: Good2Go.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 06:42 AM

Looks like a good ride was had by all....had I been in town yesterday, I would have been there.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 10:24 AM

Assembling at the Chevron Station; Kyle Miller's Victory Custom is in the foreground.

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Ten Riders and Ten Bikes started off in Phoenix; no pillion passengers rode today.

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Picked up three more riders at the McDonald's in Wickenburg; the Mighty Thirteen.

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Weather was nice for a ride; 75F HI in the Valley and 55F LO up in the mountains.

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The food is great at The Ranch House Restaurant and the portions are gigantic!

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Back Road Bob Little is saying: "Where's my Breakfast, I've worked up an appetite!"

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We AZB/FJR Forumites took over half of the restaurant and Ranch House was packed!

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SkooterG and 07TomFJR, Greg and Tom were on FJR's; The World's Greatest Bike!

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Pete and his BMW K bike.

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Dr. Bob and his K bike.

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And, we had a large passel of BMW GS's on this ride; great day of riding Arizona!

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 03:05 PM

http://www.fjrforum....howtopic=141977 Brother Tom, it was also a pleasure to meet you and to ride with you! Just a reminder, next Saturday 11/19 is a Memorial Tribute Ride to FJR Fallen Friend Greg "Good2Go" Guillermo. RIP!

While Greg was not an official AZ Beemers Club Member, he rode with AZB a lot and a number of the same Gentlemen you rode with yesterday will also be riding along in Remembrance of Our Brother Guillermo: Good2Go.



Thanks for the heads up Don. The wife and I will be riding to Vegas to watch the EnduroCross next weekend, so I will pay my respects, but will be unable to attend. Hopefully the weather will be good and a proper send off will be given to a fallen brother.

Take care and keep me in the loop.

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