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Yes I RodeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
This is two days in a row!  That is a very good sign.  Today, at a little before 9 am, I lathered up with sunscreen, climbed on the red trike, checked the temperature (92 degrees) and headed to Boise.
 
Our oldest son was in need of some electrical help and my body is used to receiving those sudden jolts so offered my assistance. It was just over 100 degrees when I arrived but his house was cool and his yard well shaded. Not much time was spent in the yard and after about an hours time, the electrical problem had been solved.
 
We went to Five Guys for a burger and then I turned the bike East and headed home. The warmest I saw it while riding was 108 but it was only a the century mark when I rode into town ( just after 4 pm).
 
I have absorbed a couple of tall glasses of iced tea and now feel much better. For those of you who care about these type of statistics, my total miles ridden was 265.8 at an average moving speed of 64 mph. And the time spent on the bike (actually in motion) was 4 hours and 8 minutes. 
 
Just wanted my Arizona friends to know that they are not the only ones that have the chance to log miles in the heat.
 
Oh yes, one more thing... Today is Ray Moore is enjoying a birthday. Not sure of how many this is, but I know many of you join me in wishing him a very great day.
 
Shutterbug
July 1st rideUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
     BJ met us at the station today. Was good to see him after a short  illness.  We did a short ride again today.  Everyone agreed  to going to the fort. (I am guessing this is Fort McDowell).  We had a good breakfast.  We talked a while and  watched  Marabelle  play a slot machine.  Had a good time.
        We traveled close to 73 miles. We here gone about 3 hours.. There won't be a ride Sat. 4th of July. But will ride again Wed the 8th. Will plan on going to the Misfits. not sure though depending on weather.
                                                                Road Captain
                                                                      Cowpoke
 
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And Shutterbug, with the Bookkeeper on the back, joined son Steve for an afternoon ride. Departed Twin Falls at 1 PM in shirt sleeve weather (88 degrees) with Rupert, ID as our destination. Rode old highway 30 over to Burley and then the short ride up to Rupert. They are having a week long 4th of July celebration (you do not see that very often) Lots of food vendors in the city park and I understand that they have huge crowds in the evenings. We had a cool drink. Frozen Mochas or Freezies and then wandered home, riding some country roads until we hit Hwy 24 which took us to Shoshone and US 93...  From there it was about 40 minutes back to the house.  The ride was about 145 miles long. It was 98 degrees when we pulled up to the house.
 
What a great way to spend the afternoon.
 
Shutterbug
June 27 ride to Sunny Side UpUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Saturday's ride  had only three riders. We went down to the Sunny Side Up restaurant.  We stopped at Tom Mix rest area for a break and water. Wasn't much traffic today. Had a good breakfast as usual. We went straight back.  We rode about 156 miles.
       Redshirt and Cowpoke will ride Wed.  Roy is going to have surgery Wed  He will his recovery will take about 8 weeks, I think. No ride the 4th of July.
                                Road Captain                                                      Cowpoke
June 24.... Short ride to Taq'sUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Three bikes meet at the Chevron station for a  7:00 am ride.  it was already 87 degrees and we wanted a short ride. The decision was made to head to Tag's café in Coolidge. We had breakfast and got out of there. By the time we got  home it was  105  [whew]. We only traveled 83 miles. the whole trip didn't last more then 2 3/4 hour.  We will ride Sat at 7:00' but haven't  decided  where we will go.
                                                           Road Captain
                                                               Cowpoke
June 17th ride to Maria'sUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
      Wed. ride, four bikes with six people. Was getting hot today so we just went to Maria's in Hayden. We left the Chevron at 7:00. Jay lead with Redshirt on the tail. It started out as a nice ride. We all had a good breakfast.
      Then things happen to Cowpoke's ride. We got out of the restaurant, We all got mounted and started to leave. [about 10:00 ]  I started to back out, I noticed  I couldn't roll back, yep Flat tire, We tried fix-a-flat, that didn't work. Got  it up long enough to go across the road to a tire shop. I aired it up and noticed air bubbles coming out of spokes and around value steam. I road over to the rest of the guys and tire was flat again. So Jay and Redshirt said they would go get the trailer that Jay has fixed up to haul bikes or trikes. So 2 1/2 hours later we were on the way to the Honda dealer. Thank Guys for all your time and help.
        That was Jay and Dottie's last ride until Sept. Redshirt and I will ride until I go to Sturgis for ten days. then we will ride and hope Dennis and Roy will join us.
        One more thing while the guys where gone a fire stared near Kearney. You could see it on the news.
  
 Road Captain                                                           Cowpoke
Two Rides to reportUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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Today Wanda and I took the day off and joined son Steve and his friends for a ride to Pocatello, ID.  They went to watch a nephew compete in a high school rodeo. Wanda and I spend a couple of hours renewing an old friendship with Betty Dalpino. She and her husband were neighbors when we lived here in Twin Falls many years back. It was great to see her.  We departed at 8 am with comfortable high 50's temps. In total we had 5 bikes and 8 riders. It was all interstate miles and we took advantage of the 80 mph speed limit. 
 
We all met at a local brewery (Pourtneuf Valley) and shared good conversation and a nice lunch..;  Afterwards we spend about an hour checking out a local antique store and then headed back. Part of the return trip was on back roads and accordingly, longer and slower. In total, we rode about 250 miles and took 10 hours to do so. 
 
The sad part of the day was when my good camera came off the bike. I watched it bounce to pieces and did not even stop to try to salvage it... This is the third time that has happened so I guess I just will not be taking photos any more.  Wanda did take a few shots as we were going down. You will see that much of the area was agricultural and it is green out there.
 
Shutterbug
 
The second ride report come to you courtesy of Paul B.  It follows:
 
     Our last 8:00 ride till this fall. I got to the station after 7:30, was surprised of  how many bikes were there. There was one I had not met.  His name is Roy Saltou, His wife  is sick and her name is Gloria. He rides a 2015 Can Am and is still getting used to it.
      Dennis McKinney was there too, He and his wife just got back from a months vacation. It was good to have him back.
      Dennis lead us north to Forest Lake. We had a late breakfast. Dennis had to get home by 1:00, so he left after we finished our breakfast. B.J. Lead us back to Payson where we fueled up. Then Jay lead us the rest of the wau. At Brown street we all went a different way home. Red Shirt was on the tail all the way.
       We traveled 246 mile with several breaks, it was 103 after we left Payson Elapsed time was 6 1/2 hours.
        Starting Wed. we will ride at 7;00.  where not known,
     
                                                    Road Captain
                                                       Cowpoke
June 10 - Tag'sUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Today we had our summer group and we all decided to go down to Tag's, It was a good ride, with Jay and Dottie leading the entire way and back with Redshirt on the tail. We all had a good breakfast. We caught up on what went on this last week. Redshirt and Jay had some work done on their bikes. Jay told us about Char who apparently had a couple of mini heart attacks. She is home now and I think is doing fine.
 
It was a short ride covering 83 miles and only 3 1/2 hours. We will ride Sat. and that will be the last organized group ride until Sept.
 
 Redshirt and Cowpoke will be riding again the middle of Aug. Cowpoke will be going to Sturgis with his son and grandson for 10 days Aug. the 1t/h.
                                                               Road Captain
                                                                      Cowpoke
Riders Rained OutUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
I had a note from Paul B today explaining that the Wednesday and Saturday rides were rained out. RAIN?  IN ARIZONA?   They are hopeful that this next week will offer up better conditions.
 
Pat A.
 
 

 About the Blue's Angels

The “Blue’s Angels” was formed in 1995 by John H. Kelty. The name of the group came from John’s original 1993 1500 cc blue Goldwing which he named “Blue”. The "Angels" was chosen because all the riders are all such good little boys with their toys, and most of all because we wanted prayer involved as we rode and socialized.

Blue’s Angel's started with six bikes from the Golden Vista Resort in Apache Junction, AZ. and four from West Phoenix. There are now over 40 active, enthusiastic guys and girls. Every time “Blue” met a new person at Golden Vista he asks “why don't you buy a motorcycle?” Many did!

Blue’s Angels strive for comradeship while doing a fairly dangerous hobby and enjoying every minute of the time we ride. Blue loved people and wanted them to all feel the joy of riding as he did.

In the Spring of 2012, Blue handed the leadership of the group to Bill (Dollar Bill) Barrington who did so with the mutual agreement that it remained "Blue's Angels" and that while he would coordinate the rides and the general direction of the riders, John Kelty remained "THE MAN"

Unfortunately after over 20 years of riding nearly 250,000 miles, Blue succumbed to cancer on November 11, 2014. Up until his last days he loved to ride and it was his hope, as well as his families, that the Angels remain together and continue riding and loving the open road as much as Blue did.

The Angels have no specific restrictions of membership. The only requirement would be that members maintain a safe bike. All riders are encouraged to complete a motorcycle safety course. To be an official member one must invest $12.00 to buy a Blue's Angels Cap. After that huge expense, there are no dues or fees.

The main goals are:

- to keep the group going forever

- to keep it simple and informal

- to keep the prayers flowing for all in need

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