Skip to main content

Blue's Angels

Go Search
For Sale

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

Ride to Casa GrandeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Click HERE to see all of todays pictures!
Todays ride found us with 11 bikes and 13 riders to start at the Goldfield Chevron however when it was time for KSU someone (no names mentioned) forgot his keys so two bikes came later.  These new HD’s just don’t run without keys?  One could elaborate on that but I won’t Ha Ha.  
The original decision was to head to Payson today and although the skies and temps were decent there were high winds in the area so the decision was made to stay in the valley.  So off to the Cracker Barrel in Casa Grande as the Angels hadn’t been there for awhile. 
With yours trully in the lead and Tail Dragger Don Gabbert at the back end we set out minus two bikes (4 riders).  The trip down was awesome with some O/C and some haze across the fields near Casa Grande.   Farmers appear busy at harvesting the cotton.  Given the day before Thanksgiving the Cracker Barrel was relatively busy but the staff quickly set up tables to accommodate us.  Once all fed and watered then another decision of which way to go home. 
Bob & Mary Russell indicated some paving is happening on Ironwood so we may look at a different route.  So a different route it was.  We chose to come home the back way avoiding Ironwood which went relatively smooth with the exception of one wrong turn but our momentum was not deterred much but we did avoid the paving and arrived back home around 1330 Hrs having travelled approx. 130 miles. 
Saturdays ride destination is uncertain but next Wed. ride will attempt going to Payson again.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone. 
Thanks to Paul Andre for the pictures today!
Shutterbug RetiresUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
A note to my Angel Friends:
This will be less wordy that many of the reports I have authored over the years. The time has come for me to step down as the person who coordinates the data entry into the Blue's Angels Website. I have been doing this since 2003 and have enjoyed being able to contribute in some small way. But I am getting tired and cranky and have decided that this is a chore that I no longer want to do.
  From this point forward, Ed Kelty will be taking over my responsibilities.
Ed's e-mail address is:
I want to thank all of you who have been so faithful about getting me to reports and the photo's as well. That is not an easy job. For those who do make the ride reports, I encourage you to proof read what you submit, check for spelling and grammatical errors and try to avoid abbreviations. Remember that we have many who read the reports that have never ridden a motorcycle, or may not have ever met one of our riders. You want the reports to be well prepared.  I can tell you from experience that editing the reports can be very time consuming and at times challenging. Ed has limited time, so please do your best to submit reports that he can copy and paste.
I wish all of you continued safe miles and remind you that if you are ever in the Twin Falls area, I would love to see you.
Nov 21 ride to MaranaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
CLICK HERE to view today's pictures
This  morning we met at the Chevron station. After some discussion about who was missing and possibly sick or otherwise indisposed it was decided to proceed with our original plan to ride to the Stockyard restaurant near Marana AZ. A phone call was made to inform them we were on the way. We had Don Gabbert  leading and Don Fields as tail dragger. We headed west on 60 and then onto # 10 to Tucson. After about 110 or so miles we arrived at the restaurant. there were not many there sowe were looked after quite efficiently. Breakfast was quite enjoyable and there was time to shoot some information around the table. For the return ride we had Gene Vogelgesang as tail dragger. We rode up #10 and exited at #212 for highway #87 to Florence. We stopped at Picacho Peak Shell for fuel etc. One of the Motor Bikes had some trouble starting, so the trouble shooters took command of the situation and in less than no time they had the problem solved, We then headed home via #87 ,stopping at the  Florence Chevron for a short break. Then continued on home arriving at approximately  2:30 pm. Looks like about 197 miles rounded out the day. Next Wed. we probably will head for Payson etc., weather permitting.
Nov 18th Ride to Sunny Side UpUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
CLICK HERE to see more of today's ride
Great turnout for today's ride with 12 bikes and riders.  Everyone enjoyed the new departure time of 0900 Hrs.  Today's journey to one of the Angels favorites, being Sunnyside Up in Catalina.  What can one say about the food and service but excellent!  After we were all fed and watered the entire group then continued on to Winkleman for a brief pit stop then home via Superior covering approximately 200 miles depending where you started and finished.  This Saturday's ride is to go to the Cattlemen's in Marana and next Wed ride hopes to go to Tiny's in Payson or if weather is not suitable the alternative will be The Space Age Restaurant in Gila Bend.  Was great to be back with the Angels again.  Ride Safe.
Eric LaFoy
Nov 14 ride to PetroUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
CLICK HERE to view this days photo's.
        A nice Sat morning with just a bit of nip in the air. It  was a great ride. We had a total of 11 bikes today with 16 people. Additionally, we had two cages.  Don (Tail Dragger) led both directions and BJ rode shotgun. They both did a great job. Our destination was the Petro in Eloy. I think everyone had a good breakfast. Half of group had the buffet and the remainder ordered from the menu.  The eight who had the buffet finished before the others. There was time to discuss destinations for next week and on Saturday it will be the Stock Yard Restaurant. We will decide on Wednesday where that ride will head. 

We traveled about 128 mile making it a 5 1/2 hour ride. Starting  next week (Wednesday) we will begin the rides 9:00 am. I am looking forward to next Saturday as it will be a new destination for me.
Note:  Paul Andre provided the photo's. Thank you Paul.
Nov 11 ride to TagsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Click here to view today's pictures.
Two trikes, four bikes and 1 cage, so there wasapproximately 8 people who gathered at the Chevron station this morning. There was a slight chill in the air. After some discussion it was decided we would ride to Coolidge and have breakfast at Tags restaurant. We started out along Baseline and then zigged and zagged our way through the countryside arriving at Tags about and hour later. Seems like all eight of us enjoyed our reasonably priced breakfast and great service. We then returned by way of Florence, making a short rest stop at the gas station for some conversation about life and motorcycles in general. For most of the trip we had the Superstition Mountains watching over us. Approx. 88.4 miles covered the trip, and returned at about 11.20 am
I nearly forgot to mention that our leader was Don Gabbert and taildragger was Bob Russel. Hope I got the name correct. Paul.
November 7th Ride ReportUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
   No ride Wed,  got rained out.

      Sat morning was great, We had 16 bikes two passenger, and Jay and Dot in the cage. Max had to switch bikes before we left . His trike wouldn't start so two rider stayed behind and pushed it home for him. He got his two wheeler and they all met us at the West End Café.
       We all had a good breakfast, but service was slow. The owner said she was getting  another grill bigger then the one they have. She promise it will be better next time we come in with a bigger group. " we will see" right guys
        Three bikes returned directly home while the rest went by way of 77. That took us over to Globe where we stopped at the Shell for a break and fuel.
        We had a single lady join us, a new friend to us all.  She was invited by Roy Karasiuk, He met her at Sunland Springs. She said she had a good time and hopes we let her ride with us again. Here her information. please add to E mail
               Cathy Jensen
    E. Mail
    Ph.  1-928750-3969
       We traveled about 160 miles  with an elapsed time of 5 hours,  Dennis led us with Don "Tail Dragger" watching our backs
Last rides of OctoberUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
       Here is all I got for Wed  Oct. 28,  Five bike and one passenger. They went to
Ft. McDowell. They had a good breakfast. and a good time. They traveled 77 miles
Jay lead the ride Roy on the tail.  Don't know where they will ride next Wed.
       Sat. ride was great. We meet at the Chevron. Five bikes and three trikes show up. Paul Andre was there and took some pictures there and at Tom Mix's rest area, and at the restaurant. He will try and send them to you. Our ride took us to Tom Mix's rest area for a stretch .  Then on to the Sunny side up restaurant.  They were glad to see us all and  gave their condolences, Dollar Bill and Red Shirt. Our waitress new them both.
      The group wanted to go straight home after a good breakfast. So we did with a stop at the Chevron station in Florence for fuel. Our trip was 159 miles ,and   took about  five hours total.
      If weather is nice I would like to go to the Misfits before it gets cold  north,  Sat.  Nov. 7.
 P.S.                                                                   Cowpoke
Bob Shinnick and Barb meet us at the
Chevron. They just got back. Bob and Max
was going to get Bob's  trike  and one other.
from a trucking  Co. near Luck A F B.

 Contact Information

Summer Ride Coordinator - Call 480-747-3931

 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


Chrome World
Comfort-Max Gel Pads
D & D Discount Motorcycles
Gerbing's Heated Clothing
Gold Wing Road Riders Association
J & M Corporation
Kuryakyn Products
Kwiatt Custom Paint
Miniture Gate Opener
Motorcycle Roads
Safety Suggestions
Safety Suggestions 002 (Riding Prepared)
Sierra Electronics
The Families Web
Website of Brian (Packer) and Tina Smith
Wing Stuff
Locations of visitors to this page