The Depot Steak House, Tombstone, AZ

April 2009

     It was a pretty tough group that made the ride over to Tombstone on Easter Sunday.  The temps were down and that darn wind was not only blowing hard but cold as well.  SEAT lunches seem to attract marginal weather.  Builds character!

     Tombstone is quite a tourist city.  Known as “The town too tough to die”, it attracts motorcyclists from around the world.  Although you can always see quite a few American motorcycles parked along the side streets, many of the riders don’t speak English, they are rentals.  Interesting town for sure.

     For those coming over to Tombstone, the ride may have been better than the Depot Steakhouse.  The burger was huge and was tasty…you had to be really hungry to finish it.  The fries on the other hand were soggy and cold.  After waiting far too long to get any service, it wasn’t worth the effort to let them know about it.  Thank goodness there were a bunch of SEAT members there to hang out with!

     Let us know what you thought of the Depot by taking the Café Survey at

     The collection of bikes in the parking lot was right up to par.  Turns out there was some test riding going on and a nice blue K1200RS changed hands just a few days later.  If you have a bike for sale, riding it to a SEAT lunch for all to see, and possibly letting some one take it out for a test ride, isn’t such a bad idea.

     A big SEAT Happy Birthday to Ed Burch.  Ed is old enough to know better, yet still does it (what ever that is).  Way to go Ed!

     May begins the BMW rally season for many Arizona Beemer riders.  The AZ Beemers (formerly known as the PITS) start off the season with the Roadrunner Rally in Heber.  Contact information for the rally is in the RR&R section.

     When was the last time you went to see world class motorcycle racing?  Better yet, when was the last time you saw a factory BMW motorcycle on the race track?  The last weekend in May you’ll get a chance to see both.  The FIM Superbikes will be in Tooele, Utah at the Miller Motorsports Park the 29th through the 31st of May.  Check out the details in this issue.

     As always it’s the SEAT members at the lunch that makes the lunches what they are, good times with good folks.  Thanks to all for making the lunch. 

     Members present:  Marina Ackerson, Ed Birch, Gary & Deborah Blomstrom, Loy Brydon, Patrick & Danese Dykes, Chris Frey, Paul & Melanie Godwin, Ed Mealy, Deryle & Wanda Mehrten, Allen & Diane Moore, Phillip Orth, Thomas Palmer, Ronald & Kari Pelton, Roger Salzgeber, Bill Schink, Alan Speert, Stan & Patti Thibaut, Pat Walsh, Barry West, Tom Zirbel.  Guests:  Marvin Godwin, Naomi Godwin, Esther Godwin, Paul King.

     Next month it’s the SEAT Overnighter.  Show Low is a great location for a SEAT gathering and the ride there ain’t bad either.  See you there!

     Ride safe.



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