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 Blue's Angels Updates (Click HERE to see old postings)

Price Reduction on 2009 Goldwing TrikeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Bill McCue asked that I update you on changes he has made to promote a sale on his 2009 Goldwing Trike. He wants you to know that in addition to reducing the price to $20,900, it also has a fresh oil change and inspection and he has also added new Kuryakyn grips. If you want to see the original listing click the following http://www.blues-angels.com/Lists/Blues%20Angels%20Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=1673&Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eblues-angels%2Ecom%2Fdefault%2Easpx
Ride to Casa Grande, Wednesday January 4, 2016Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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Well, the first ride after Christmas and New Years turned up a very good looking large group of enthusiastic riders. The temperature was just right for an enjoyable ride to Casa Grande AZ. The call was made to The Big House Restaurant in Casa Grande, our numbers were approx. 19 warm bodies.  The Big House did a great job handling our group,we had a special secret room in the back of the restaurant with our own private lavatory which accommodated us, and our meals were served in a most efficient manner.
 
Looked like six trikes and twelve bikes were lined up in anticipation of a great ride through the Arizona countryside. Phil led and Don fulfilled the honorable job of taildragger for the first group. Then there was the great green lite magician Mr. Duane taking full charge of the second group. with the extra tall good looking Mr. Vern doing the tail dragging.
 
The Road Captains are to meet with Phil next Monday afternoon to plan future rides etc. We are planning on the Solar Panel tour by Gila Bend and the Pima Mine tour during the season. We also have the opportunity to make some money selling Ice Cream at the movie nite on Feb.15th, looking for a few good men to handle this job. Also we will require volunteers to head up our Spring Picnic. Also there is talk of a great ride in Colorado this summer.
 
Next note Mini Al has Hats  and Gate Openers for sale, give him a call if you are in need of these items.
 
Please take note that some of our members could sure use our prayers as they fight off the effects of chemo treatments, etc.
 
We returned via Florence at approx.1:30 with 115.1 miles on the speedo.
 
The next ride on Saturday Jan. 7th. had been planned to the Coolidge Air Show.  However, our arrival time will be too late for Breakfast there, and we can make that trip another month after an earlier start.  So, we’ll change to Sunny Side Up, where we’re sure Breakfast is always good.
 
Paul Andre
December 10, 2016 - Ride to Mt. LemmonUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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Today we had an early start as we were heading for Mount Lemmon by Tucson. We all anticipated a very cool ride, but it was only for a short time.  Phil and Bill Lieser described our trip this morning.  Bill knows every inch of the way to Mount Lemmon.
 
So we had a head count of 4 trikes and 7 bikes,and approx. 16 riders plus two gentlemen called Roy Karasiuk and Irving Valvick, following in a good looking Cage, heading out on our adventure today with Mr. Bill Lieser leading the way and Mr. Vern as tail dragger. We decided to go as one group. Our first rest stop was at the Tom Mix, then on to Sunny Side Up in Oracle where a group of 3 stopped for breakfast and returned to the GV. We then stopped for a fuel up at Triple K near Tucson. Can't remember how many stop lights there was but more than Vern has fingers and toes.
 
Well up we went, up the hill with numerous curves and views for I think 29 miles or so. The elevation is about 8,000 ft. above sea level. There was snow along the sides of the road as we ventured higher and higher. The temperature really was just right, not really cold as we thought it would be.
 
We had just ordered up our meals when Mr. Maxx and Mr. Bob and their wives from the condos, joined us in the restaurant for some fine lunch. So we had a few pictures taken here and there and headed back down Mount Lemmon, stopping for another fuel up and a little rest again at Tom Mix, returning to AJ at about 4:45 with 270 miles on the speedo.
 
Phil said Mini Al will have Gate Openers pretty soon that we can purchase.  He also noted that our club treasurer  has approx. $1,800.00 some of which could be used as donations to needy locals etc. Don't forget that our GV resort will be having an auction in Jan. 2017 to raise money for the expansion. All donation are welcome; a great gift would be a weekend at one of your cabins on a lake. Think BIG. Also don't forget to get washed up as we will be taking your picture on your machines for the new roster.
 
Our next ride on Wed. Dec. 14th will be to Ma's Kitchen with a 9AM start. Any Questions call Mr. Vern.
 
Thanks to all who rode with Blues Angels today, and returned safe, sound and satisfied.
 
Paul Andre
Wednesday December 14, 2016 ride to Ma's KitchenUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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Well we had a pretty good looking bunch of Angels show up for today's ride to Ma's Kitchen by Roosevelt Lake for a 9 am start. Mr. Vern was in charge so he authorized Mr. Maxx to call Rhonda at the Kitchen to let her know our numbers and approx. arrival time. The phone number is 928 467 2220.

Looked like we had 14 people and 3 trikes and 9 bikes for today's ride. Vern would do the leading today with the trustworthy and informative Mr. Don Gabbert doing the necessary job of taildragger.

Minni Al met us this morning at the Chevron, and did a brisk business of selling new gate openers. The cost is minimal at $15:00. They can be used for a garage door opener, or any other gated community. Our next ride destination on Sat. 9am will be determined that morning, depending on the weather conditions, Vern informed us.

Thanks to Roger Clark for making up a new poster advertising our club. It is on the board in the hallway at GV.

Our first little rest stop was at Superior WalMart, then off we went for a hearty breakfast at Ma's Kitchen. Conversations were had about numerous subjects that we are experts in. We left Ma's and headed for the B Line then onto the Bush hi-way for a great cruise home, stopping for a little rest at Punkin Center fuel station.

There are rumors going around that we will be receiving a video on Roundabout training, but so far its just a rumor.

Looks like 176.2 miles on the speedo today and arrived home safe and sound at 2:10 pm.

Thanks to everyone today for a very enjoyable ride.

HONDA GOLD WING FOR SALEUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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2002 Honda Gold Wing 1800cc, 44,000 miles, custom seats, new tires, hand warmer grips, C.B. radio, AM-FM “Delphi” Satellite radio XM, cruise control, tulso windshield with adjustable vent, remote locking trunk, surround lighting trim, travel bag for top of trunk, motorcycle cover, black leather chaps and jacket, rain protection gear.  $9,500 obo    Contact Rennie Heckert  (480) 671-2812  photos attached
Wednesday December 28th, 2016Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
ON A COOL 50 DEGREE MORNING 15 BIKES AND 1 SLINGSHOT WERE AT THE CHEVERON FOR THE 9 AM RIDE..  DESTINATION WAS WEST SIDE CAFE IN KEARNEY.  TWO GROUPS HEADED OUT WITH VERN LEADING AND TAILDRAGER AT END OF 1ST GROUP AND DEWAYNE (GREEN LITE SPECIALIST) LEADING 2ND GROUP AND GARY TAILDRAGING SECOND GROUP.  AFTER A GREAT BREAKFAST 5 BIKES HEADED STRAIGHT BACK THE REMAINING OPTED TO GO TO ORACLE JCT AND HOME RATHER THAN GLOBE AS WE HEARD GLOBE HAD SNOW.  IT WAS ANOTHER GREAT RIDE.  NO RIDE PLANNED FOR SATURDAY, SO HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL AND WE WILL SEE YA ALL NEXT YEAR.
 
VERN
Wednesday December 21, 2016Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
I was sure surprised this morning when I got to the Chevron station. It had rained just before 8:00 but the day turned out nicer then we thought.  We decided to go south to the Tags Café. There was 5 trikes 3 bikes 2 passenger, and  yours truly in my car, I was still under the weather so I didn't ride. We traveled 95 miles round  trip with a stop at tags café for a good meal.  We left the Café and headed home.
We had a new rider today, He has a pretty white Honda Trike, a 2006. His name Is Bob Cartney, and has ridden for 60 years. He is living here year around and now I have two riders who will be able ride this summer with me.

No pictures with this ride.
There will be no rides 12/24/16 and  12 /31/16, there will be a ride Wed 28,206 if we have any riders who wants to.
                                                                                  Merry Christmas  and Happy new year
                                                                                        Road Captain  Paul B
Blues Angels Ride Sat. Dec.17, 2016 to Florence AZUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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Hey, 12 hardy souls showed up this morning to brave the cool  Arizona temperatures. Turned out to be a very nice day for a shorter ride, so Florence Cafe was our destination. Mini Al made the call with our numbers and arrival time. There was a gathering of 5 trikes and 6 bikes and the leader was the much photographed Mr. Duane Switz.  The tail dragger today was the other trustworthy big biker Mr. Vern Chrestensen.

The Florence Cafe was ready and prepared to do our breakfast needs when we arrived. After some good chats and that, we settled up our bills with the head cashier.

She mentioned that she understood we were the Blue Angels from Ireland. 

Then Mr. Duane was given instructions for our return trip back to AJ. The Hunt hi-way and Ironwood and Baseline were part of the route and due to careful planning and execution we made it through 99% of the lites.

Next Wed. Dec. 21st. at 9am we will head off north to Payson as the temperatures look great for now.

We arrived back home at approx. 11:30 am safe and sound with 65.4 miles on the speedo.

Merry Christmas to all the Blue Angels......

 

A Merry Tour on December 7Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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Well, as we all gathered at the Chevron fuel station for a 9am getaway,we had anticipated a cool ride, but it turned out to be a wonderful day, great temperatures,and great company.

Looked like we had 9 bikes and 8 trikes, and approx.23 riders, to enjoy the ride to Petro at Casa Grande.  We broke up into 2 groups for our own safety as was mentioned previously. Remember to maintain a safe distance between riders and maintain the staggered position.

The leaders of the first group were Jay and Dottie with Don Gabbert doing the tail dragging. The second group was led by our trusty and very informative President, Mr. Phil Parsons and young John Wayne alias Vern Chrestensen doing his thing as tail dragger.  The return ride was past Sacaton, north to Riggs Road, then east to Ellsworth Road, a route used in the past by “Blue”.

Paul ? ,brought his Slingshot, so he was positioned last in the first group, as it takes up a bit of space. We arrived at the Petro and had some great conversations and a fine breakfast, or buffet. Buffet closes at 11AM, take note. Also you must mention that you wish to receive the 10% senior discount when paying for you meal.

Mini Al met us before we left, he has some neck problems, so he won’t be riding for a while.  He has caps and patches available.

The next ride on Sat. Dec. 10th. will start at 8AM, as it is a longer ride to Mount Lemmon near Tucson.  The distance is 135 miles one way, and there will be rest/gas stops. We plan to have the meal at Sunny Side Up and should be back home by 5:30 pm.  You would be wise to eat a light breakfast before leaving home.  It probably will be cool there, so bring along your mittens.

Mr. Maxx will organize a tour of the Ray mine near Tucson in February 2017.  The tour takes about an hour and a half. Its about 120 miles one way, so an 8AM start will be required again. We can eat again at a restaurant recommended by Maxx on the way home. The tour costs $7.00 each. Let us know after January 1 if you would like to go on this trip.  The tour can be on a Wed. or a Sat.  Also after January 1,  Roy is arranging a tour of the Solar operations by Gila Bend, and there is some talk of the Horse Soldier Tour.

Phil mentioned that he will be away for a couple of weeks, so he left Mr. Vern and Paul B. in charge of discipline and routine maintenance.

We arrived home approx. 1:40 pm. with 141.1 miles on the speedo.
 
Paul Andre

 
 

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 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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