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

Ride to Winkleman--Maria's EmporiumUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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Well, on this fine day as we gathered at the famous Chevron fuel station on Goldfield, it looked like our numbers were down some what. But that goes with the territory as they say in Saskatchewan. Mr. Duane stood in for Mr. Phil who was out of the country and he gave us our running orders for the day. Anyway there gathered about 10 riders with 2 trikes and 7 bikes for the road trip to Winkleman/ Maria's for a fine home cooked breakfast to suit any hungry group of Blues Angels. The waitress at Maria's went by the name of Liberty and she handled our wild group with ease. So we had Mr Jay and Dottie as our trusty leaders and Mr. Derrick as tail dragger for this ride. The highway from Superior to Winkleman has many twists and turns, maybe some four legged creatures and great views along the way, so it calls for riders to be alert and to pay attention to the road.

The #77 highway from Mr. Winkleman to Globe was closed today so we returned following the same route back to A.J. So we did arrive back to our little homes early at 11:30 AM with 119.9 miles on the speedo.

This coming Sat. April 1-17 the ride should be to the DWARF CARS with breakfast at ---------------.

Then Next Wed. April 5th. the ride will be to Payson with breakfast at the Airport restaurant.

We wish all Blues Angels good safe riding as you return to your summer homes wherever they maybe, and hope to ride again in A.J. come next November.

Thanks for the allowing me to take a few candid photos of our group's adventures this season. Catch-you-later...

Paul and Helen Andre

Ride to the Dwarf Cars & Eloy AirportUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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It was a great day on the road in Arizona today, but the ride had only five bikes. That tells us that most riders are on their way home and will read this from their summer place.

Today's discussion was a short one before the ride, but Dwayne brought new copies of the blues angels roster, and Mini Al and Sandy were there to see us off.  The restaurant chosen today was "Headquarters" at Maricopa.  Usually a busy place, we walked in and sat down to be served a delicious meal almost immediately. Some older riders might remember being there with blue.

The purpose of our trip was to visit Ernie Adams and his dwarf cars, about 10 miles south of Maricopa.  This has become more of a family enterprise, and his son and a close friend are also building models of their own. The latest renditions coming are of a 1932 Ford, and a 1964 Chevy convertible.  Another relative is now doing the painting, and the finish on the models pictured is exceptionally good. The Adams family has many visitors, and there were perhaps 20 others while we were there. They show their cars at car shows and parades.

After our fill of eye candy, we rode cross country through Stanchfield and Casa Grande on our way to Eloy airport to take in the many parachutists doing their thing today.  The Palo Verdi trees are magnificent with their yellow flowers. We were impressed with the number of tandem jumpers on this Saturday afternoon. It was the first time we had stopped at the airport this year.  Our trip was 160 miles, and we returned about 3 PM. Traveling goes faster with fewer riders.

The ride next Wednesday will go to Payson airport.

Phillip Parsons

 

 
 

 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

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