Thursday, December 29, 2016

Monday Holiday Ride - Take Two

I understand from Debby there will be an unofficial and unsanctioned ride on Monday Jan 2 (the legal holiday), starting at 8 AM from Granada Park.

Destination is Tempe, most likely NCounter on Mill.

Yet again, I'll be at work and unable to participate. I am still hopeful for Sunday, but right now the weather is looking iffy. Then again, the forecast seems to be changing every time I look, so who knows?

Monday, December 26, 2016

January Schedule posted

It's almost 2017, and the new schedule for January is posted. First up on New Years Day is First Watch down by St. Joe's hospital

I understand quite a good turnout was had for the Boxing Day ride today. Wish I could have gone, but somebody has to mind the ranch. 

There could be another Monday ride on the legal holiday of Monday January 2. If anyone wants to let me know the particulars I'll post it. 

See ya Sunday! 

Monday, December 19, 2016

Boxing Day Ride

If you have Monday the 26th off, there's going to be an unofficial ride to Randy's in Scottsdale. Meet at the usual place (Granada Park, 20th St. & Maryland) at 8 AM. 

I myself cannot participate, it's a regular workday for me. Bummer.

I don't have the January schedule yet, but will post it as soon as I get it. I certainly plan on riding New Years Day. So have a Merry Christmas, and see you next year. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

December schedule posted

First up is Fame Caffe on Central. Also note that per club custom, there will be no ride on Christmas Day. See you Sunday!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Sunday Nov. 20

A reminder to everyone, that I will not be available this Sunday to lead- I'll be doing Tour de Tucson on Saturday, and will not be available on Sunday. This week's destination is Scottsdale Osborne Medical Center at 7400 E. Osborn. 

Have a great weekend, see you on the 27th.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

November Schedule Posted

I will not be available to lead this Sunday (Nov 6), as I'll be tied up at work. First destination is Chop and Wok at Shea and Scottsdale Rd. However, it is not a breakfast restaurant, and does not open until 10 AM.  At least that's what I see on Yelp. Not sure whats up with that. 

I will be back next Sunday the 13th. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

October schedule posted - TIME CHANGE!

Yes, starting this Sunday, the start time moves back to "winter" hours, starting at 7:30 AM. First up is Times Square at 7th St. and Union Hills. Remember, I will not be available to lead this one, but I should be around the rest of the month I think.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

September 18 - Daily Dose Midtown

A reminder, I won't be around to lead on Sunday the 18th, I'll be on the Mickelson Trail. I'd suggest maybe a loop around Arcadia and back to Daily Dose at 20th and Highland. See you on the 25th!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

September 4 - Scramble

I will not be available to lead this Sunday to Scramble, so someone needs to take a look at the map and figure out a route. 

One suggestion I have is riding up the Dreamy Draw, ride north for awhile, then cut over to Cave Creek and back down the hill to Mountain View.

I should be back on Sept 11. See you then!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Houston, we have a problem

So Thursday I tweaked my back, Been treating with ice and rest, and it feels OK now. However, this morning the muscle spasms were quite intense getting out of bed. So, I am iffy for leading to First Watch on Thomas.

If I don't make it, here's a suggestion- ride through the Biltmore, and work your way over to 40th St. amd go south to Washington and turn right, heading downtown. Make another right on 3rd Ave. north to Thomas, and Bob's your uncle.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

August (and September) schedules posted

Sounds like Dedrie is planning a summer vacation, as she's provided both August and September destinations.

First up, it's Sip Coffee and Beer Garage. See you Sunday!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

July 3

Ahh July, when the Humidity festival arrives. Although the forecast for the weekend is to dry out and get hot again. Sunday's destination is First Watch on the Black Canyon. See you at Granada at 6:30. 

And see the post below regarding a holiday ride on Monday, if anyone is interested.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

July 4

Deidre usually has to me the new month's schedule early in the week, so I'll post our July 3 destination when I've got it.

But I thought I'd throw out the the idea of an extra un-sanctioned pick-up ride on the holiday, Monday July 4. How about we meet at Granada at  6 AM to beat the heat, with a destination of Le Grande Orange and pick up a bagel or muffin to go, and ride over to the Arcadia Fouth of July parade which starts at 8 AM. A small town parade in the middle of Phoenix.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Five dead in Kalamazoo

Charges are expected to be filed today for the cretin who ran down nine cyclists this week in Kalamazoo.

Here'a a link to local coverage, and below is a picture of the truck that hit them.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June schedule posted

Summer has arrived, and set up Satan's own waiting room outside. 115 this weekend? Oy. First destination this month is Matt's Big Breakfast. Hope to see you Sunday!

I stumbled across this on the Intertubes, it's Michael Stipe of R.E.M. performing David Bowie's "Ashes to Ashes" at a tribute concert April 1 at Radio City Music Hall.

Yes, Michael now looks like he fell off a Smith Brothers cough syrup bottle.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Memorial Weekend

Don't know yet what happened yesterday at Country Boys. I called today, and someone answered the phone. Seems odd they would not be open on Sunday.

This coming Sunday (May 29) is The Henry, so expect to do Mummy Mountain.

On Sunday, I mentioned meeting again on the Monday holiday for an unofficial pick-up ride, and there seemed to be interest. So let's meet Monday at the usual time (6:30 AM) at Granada. I'll have a place or two in mind, perhaps somewhere in Tempe? Harlow's Cafe looks interesting, though I will have to check to see if they are open on Monday.

Suggestions welcome of course, email to me or just wait until Monday.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

May 15 - Jerry's

Just a reminder that I will not be able to lead the ride this Sunday (May 15) to Jerry's Restaurant. Please provide a full report, as I'll be gone, I like checking out new places, and the Yelp reviews are crazy- either one star or 5 stars.

On Sunday, I am going to try to hook up with Bobbi and Eugene for a ride on the Schuylkill River Trail or the Perkiomen Trail in The City of Brotherly Love.

See ya on the 22nd!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

May schedule posted

First destination is The Oink Cafe. I won't be available to lead, as I'll be in Minneapolis to see The Who. I'll be back for Mothers Day on 5/8.

Here's a snippet from of Roger and Pete during the "Quadrophenia" tour in 2013. Some classic images of Pete smashing guitars on the screen behind them during "Helpless Dancer".

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Don't be late! 6:30 start now in effect

New destination schedule for April is posted over there on the left. First up is Steve' Greenhouse downtown, and our start time is moved up to 6:30 AM.

See ya Sunday!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Your last chance to sleep in

April showers bring May flowers, but April also brings us back to the summer start time of 6:30 AM.

So this week is the LAST 7:30 AM start before Mother Nature turns the oven up to "Broil". Destination is Deer Valley Airport. Enjoy that hour of sleep, you won't get it back until October. 

See ya Sunday! 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March Schedule Posted

Remember, March is the last four weeks of the 7:30 AM start. First up is somewhere we haven't been, Thirteenorth. Here is the menu (scroll down towards the bottom for weekend breakfast section).

See ya Sunday!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Make TubbyAZ cry!

Spring has sprung, at least here in Arizona (as I love to remind my shivering friends and family in the Midwest), so its that time again! The 30th annual Arizona Bike MS event is coming up April 16-17, this year with a new location, out at McDowell Mountain Regional Park just north of Fountain Hills.

Again this year, for any and all donations at my personal page THIS WEEK (Feb 15 through 21), I will MATCH your donations up to $250.

This link will take you directly to my donation page. Or click the link over on the left side.

Thanks a bunch!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Bike MS Kickoff Ride - February 20

Planning on riding in the upcoming Bike MS 2016 event in April? Thinking about doing it? Come join us for the Bike MS Arizona Kickoff Ride event in Scottsdale on Saturday February 20.

There will be a group ride in the North Scottsdale desert, with lunch, music and prizes afterwards. Two different ride options will be available, and MS staff available to answer your questions and get you registered.

Click here to register for the kickoff ride, hosted by Discount Tire at 20225 N. Scottsdale Rd.(corporate headquarters). I'll be leading the short ride option.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Happy Groundhog Day!

The February schedule is posted, first up on the hit parade is The Henry. Weather is looking fine for the weekend. For Arizona anyway. The Midwest, not so much.

See ya Sunday!