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Special Ride to Fountain HillsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Blue and Char have a daughter and son-in-law visiting and before the departed, wanted to have a ride with them. So this morning 6 bikes a cage and 11 people headed toward Denny's at Fountain Hills, Broker let with Paul riding shotgun made the short journey. I understand the food was good as was the interaction.
Following breakfast, Blue and company went out to the cemetery, Broker went another way, a couple of the bikes headed over to D & D Cycle and the remainder headed straight back to the resort.
Don't have the exact miles, but am thinking a bit less than 100 total. Can assure you that the weather was great as October is perfect in Arizona.
REMEMBER.. Beginning this Saturday the ride departure times change to 8:00 am... 
Be Safe.
Leaving AZUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
This past week, Wanda and I joined another couple for what is likely to be the last ride we make in Arizona. As you probably know, we have sold most of our property here at Golden Vista and are moving back to Idaho. We will miss our friends and our association with the Angels. While we don't ride with the group much any more, I love posting the rides and hope to continue to do that for the group. We will be on our way Thanksgiving morning. My trike will likely spend the winter in storage.
Am sending some pictures of our last Ride. On the 14th we headed to Silver City, NM, via Safford. Breakfast in Globe, stopped to take pictures of cotton in bloom. In Silver City we rode out to view the Cliff Dwellings, but arrived after closing. Was still a nice ride. Stayed in the historic Palace Hotel. I do recommend that forits charm and hospitality.
Wednesday found us riding back to AZ, stopping in Winslow at Apple Annies for their famous apple pie. They do grow their own apples and it was excellent. The on down to the Chiricahua National Monument and if you have not yet made that trip, it should be on your list.
Wanda has always wanted to stay at the Gadsden Hotel in Douglas. It is remarkable and the service was the best. I do not recommend their evening meals. Toughest ribs I have ever not eaten.
Returned home via Bisbee.  Stopped to look at the old pit mine and took a tour through town before setting our sites on home.
I think that in total we rode about 850 miles. I rolled over 128,000 on the Wing and have loved every one of them. Did have a muffler bracket break but with a little wire (I thought that was only for HD's) made it back here with the pipes in tact.
We wish the group a great season this year and maybe one day you can get some of you together to come for an Idaho excursion. I have a route in mind..
September 11 ride to CatalinaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
See all of this days pictures by CLICKING HERE
Pat it was good to see you today here is the ride report
Saturdays ride started off Great and just kept getting better! We met at the station as usual, there were 11 of us today including BLUE! There was Paul, Jay & Dottie, Shawn (John's grandson riding Blues Harley) and my self. (Broker), 4 bikes then the 2 cages.
 Redshirts battery on his trike went south for the winter so he was in the car with 1 passenger (sorry terrible with names) and then the other cage was Blue riding shotgun with his son Jeff driving and Char and Barbra (Johns daughter) in the other cage!
Pat was there taking pictures, then shortly after 7:00 we headed south to Sunny Side Up in Catalina the weather was perfect and not much traffic after we got on the road. We stopped at Tom Mix rest area then on to Catalina. We got there right at. 9:00 the table was set and coffee was there shortly!
 Breakfast was good as it always is! On the way home we stopped at Winkleman 2 of us got fuel then on to Globe for a stop at the usual Shell for a short break and 2 more to fuel then on down the hill to AJ. We rode a total of 223 miles and was home around 1:00.
 A Great ride with lots of Great people!
Dennis (Broker)
October 4 rideUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Two trikes and one bike, with 4 in company departed the Chevron this morning at 7 am. With warm temperatures predicted the decision was made to ride short and Maria's in Winkleman was the designated target. Following breakfast the group decided to ride on down the 79 and then home via Globe. Total miles was 180
Paul says the decision has been made to continue with the 7 am departures for two more weeks. So, on the 25th, riders can expect to depart at 8 a.m. I suspect by then that their numbers will have increased.
Many have asked about Blue. I did have a chance to visit with him the other morning and he told me that he was doing fine. He is a tough old fart (I know you read this Blue) and he is determined to come out a winner in this battle.

 About the Blue's Angels

The “Blue’s Angels” was formed in 1995 by John Kelty.  The name of the group came from John’s current 1993 1500 cc blue Goldwing which he  has 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 and four from West Phoenix.  There are now over 40 active, enthusiastic guys and girls.  Every time “Blue” meets a new person at Golden Vista he asks “why don't you buy a motorcycle?”  Many do!
Blue’s Angels strive for comradeship while doing a fairly dangerous hobby and enjoying every minute of the time we ride.  Blue loves people and wants them all to feel as he does.
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 remains "THE MAN"

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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