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    April 1 Ride to Show Low; BBQ at Motorcyclist Cafe and Barn of Mr. Dean Lear; K1600's

    AZ Beemers is riding from "Valley of the Blast Furnace" to the Cool Northern Pines.

    There'll be all makes and models of Beemers, but there'll also be the 7 new BMW K1600's owned by AZ Beemer Members. Many more K16's are on backorder status.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deans BMW View Post
    Don, stupid me..................

    Your original date of April 1 would be perfect, I got my dates mixed up.

    I could ride to somewhere and if you wanted lead everyone to the MC B&B or the Barn. We could cook Burgers on the grill or whatever.

    I would love to show everyone around.



    "Brother Dean, With your kind permission I am going to go ahead and move this to the "Upcoming Rides" section of the AZ Beemers Club #89 Website.

    Dean has graciously offered to pick up all of the lunch supplies, so we do not have to pack them on our bikes. I am asking each AZ Beemer Member riding up to Dean's on Sunday, April 1 to have a $5 - five dollar bill on them to compensate Dean. You cannot beat this deal with a stick: Cheeseburger, chips and a soda for a fiver - $5 is a heck of a deal.

    If you'll please select a spot from which you could lead us to the BB/Barn.

    We'll mobilize from the East Valley so we arrive at your meet spot at 1100.

    We will ride up through Salt River Canyon on AZ/US 60 and return on Arizona 260 through Heber and Payson. AZB is looking forward to the ride!"


    AZ Beemers: MapQuest shows 3 hours and 150 miles from the Goldfield Chevron to Show Low, so our departure time is 0800 hours. Departure point: 3265 South Goldfield Road, Apache Junction, AZ 85219. Southeast corner of US 60 and Exit is #198. My phone: 480-440-4666.

    Mr. Dean Lear is one of the "Founding Fathers" of the BMW Riders Association and was the Founder and Owner of San Jose BMW. Dean installed dual plugs on my BMW R90S back in the late seventies.

    Dean has graciously offered to pick up all of the lunch supplies, so we do not have to pack them on our bikes. I am asking each AZ Beemer Member riding up to Dean's on Sunday, April 1 to have a $5 - five dollar bill on them to compensate Dean. You cannot beat this deal with a stick: Cheeseburger, chips and a soda for a fiver - $5 is a heck of a deal.

    Dean will give us a meeting place in Show Low later. beemerdons@aol.com Call me at 480-440-4666
    Don Stanley; aka Chuy Medina "El Burrito Ballerina"
    BMWMOA #24810; www.azbeemers.org/forum #89

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    Dean's K1600GT!

    Here is Dean's K1600GT!

    Don, glad to see that your bike is back home. Love the red color and the Remus exhausts.

    Glad that I was able to lend a hand.

    Exact the same color and exhausts as mine.

    Looking foward to seeing everyone up here at the MC B&B April 1. ;D

    Great minds think alike.

    And here is the K1600GT of BeemerDonS.

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    Don Stanley; aka Chuy Medina "El Burrito Ballerina"
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    BUMP REMINDER!

    4 weeks from today we are riding up to Dean's outside of Show Low and if you are going you have to let me know by Thursday night March 29. Post here or send me your private message.
    Don Stanley; aka Chuy Medina "El Burrito Ballerina"
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    BUMP REMINDER! You must RSVP for this 4/1 Ride to Dean's Moto by Thursday March 29!!

    BUMP REMINDER!

    Sunday, April 1 Ride up to Dean's Moto B&B/Barn/BBQ in Show Low; 0800 departure from AJ, AZ:

    List of Attendees as of 3/22:

    Dean and MzPam
    BeemerDonS and Donna
    K1200LT-Jim
    Darrel W.
    Brian and Melanie B.
    Steve B.
    Foiler and Foilerchick
    Jordan M.
    Bruce and Vicki C.
    Claire De Lune
    Gary-Mudslide
    Dave O.
    Steve-azredline
    AZFoxes and Phyllis
    Bob F.
    madmatt
    RBond
    Brian-Texas T and Brends
    Moto99
    Mike
    Marc & Dee-FlyGuy405
    BearTrax and Marla
    jaherbst and Wife
    Back Road Bob and Mary
    Enrique and Dawn
    Mike and Mary
    Nitrox-Daniel
    Cooleyman-Dave
    GSJane
    SkooterG
    Tucson Tony

    PLEASE NOTE: You must RSVP to this list no later than Thursday, 3/29 in order to make this ride!

    PLEASE NOTE: Bring a five dollar bill with you, for your share of our AZB lunch and goodies fund!
    Don Stanley; aka Chuy Medina "El Burrito Ballerina"
    BMWMOA #24810; www.azbeemers.org/forum #89

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    Tucson riders

    Is anyone else riding up from Tucson? If so, I thought we might meet up and ride to Globe together the meet the Phoenix group for the ride to ShowLow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam7 View Post
    Is anyone else riding up from Tucson? If so, I thought we might meet up and ride to Globe together the meet the Phoenix group for the ride to ShowLow.
    Hi Sam, I am from Oro Valley but came up early as we have a home in Show Low. Will meet you at the BBQ. Planning Top Of The Rockies and National this year if you are interested let me know.

    Jack
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    Sam7 Give me a call. I'm interested.
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    Ride Report and Pics Courtesy of AZ Beemers President Brian Boles. Great BMW Fun!!!

    Thanks to Dean, Pam and all who helped to have a great event.

    The ride up to Show Low was excellent. I had been lagging back before entering the Salt River Canyon and had no traffic on the way down.

    At the bottom, Rob filled us in on some of the details of the canyon, from his years of guiding raft trips through it. I'll need to hit some of those back roads in the area sometime.

    When the main group was leaving, there was a large parade of 2 cattle trucks, 2 fuel trucks and numerous trailers. So, once again, I laid back about 5 minutes and had a zero traffic, full speed run up out of the canyon.

    Took a while to cut through the parade and then we re-grouped in Show Low.

    Here's my bike on the way up. I stopped to snap some pix of the group, but had the camera settings wrong at first. Sorry.



    Here we are in Show Low for the meet up.



    Don (L) and Dean (back) getting the details to the way to the Motorcyclist Cafe.



    Jim on his LT.



    Jane checking something on her bike.



    Rob, on the 2nd fastest K16. (Next to mine) We all know that blue is the fastest color because it has the shortest wavelength. Google it !!



    Tony on his White GT. This bike will be renamed "Spritzer" later in the day.



    Eileen on her FJR. I saw a FJR coming up behind me, assumed it was Greg and showed a finger gesture. It wasn't Greg. Sorry Eileen !



    Barry on his and Marla's LT. Marla is taking photos somewhere.



    8 K16's lined up in a row.







    48 Cylinders in this shot.



    Enjoying the hospitality in front of Dean's super garage. Miss Pam is behind Bob.



    OK, I suck with names, but this young fellow handled the BBQ grill with excellent results.



    Here's the motorcycle host with the motorcycle most, Dean.



    The most awesome bike of all. Bug guts make it faster.



    After the party, I stuck around to see if we could find the source of Tony's gas leak. It turned out to be up on the fuel rail somewhere, more teardown that we wanted to do.

    After arrangements were made Steve and I headed back to the valley, riding sideways most of the way.

    I found out an interesting thing, with a heavy crosswind, if you deploy the opposite side wind scoop on the K16, it will actually take a lot of the crosswind pressure out of the cockpit.

    Finally, thanks all for a great day.
    Don Stanley; aka Chuy Medina "El Burrito Ballerina"
    BMWMOA #24810; www.azbeemers.org/forum #89

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