1. rohogrande

    rohogrande n00b

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mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} </style> <![endif]--> A sad thing happened on Sundays ride to Prescott, AZ.
    We lost a place to ride to that was cool and unique. Another loss in the long sting of set-backs both for road and off-road riders alike.
    This did not happen because of the BLM or the Searria Club or even because of state involvement but because of one person.
    The spot is the Rye M/C junk yard. And the person responsible for loosing this as a cool spot to stop is the owner.
    Here’s what happened…
    I have always like stopping at the Rye ‘graveyard’ for motorcycles, and cars and bicycles and all kinds of other weird and unusual stuff. I like looking at all the mess.
    Used to be it was just ‘the owner’, someone who oversaw this mess and called it his own. He would more or less let you wander and keep half an eye on us so we would not abscond with some rare piece that one could ebay for who knows how much. Then on later trips there was a growing presence of ‘little helpers’ who would usher you around and at times even know a bit of a fact about the releciks we were ohhing and ahhing over. More recently the helpers have evolved into an elite force of guardians who would ‘escort’ you about the junk and dutifully remind you to “stay together” and “don’t touch”!
    Well today’s stunt caps that BIG TIME! Seems Mr. Owner sexually harassed one of our mates when knowbody was looking. How can something like that happen when there are folks around – I mean we were all right there !!? And I am not talking about a ‘victim’ here. She backed out of the situation gracefully, without any more damage than what was already done.
    When I got the call to go I felt it was the standard ‘ringing of the lunch bell’. You know-I’ve seen enough-it’s hot-I’m hungry-let’s go! No, what happened to one of our crew (I was riding with 2 other couples) was complete bullshit. Getting backed into a corner and feeling threatened is not fun or entertainment. It is serious shit. We promptly split when she said –“lets go, I want to get the hell out of here”- I understood something was up.
    Bottom line is this creep went too far. We have put up with the ‘funky’ environment up to this point but this was stupid.
    So just don’t go there! This creep has shown what a dick he can be – screw ‘em. Don’t go there! He has chosen to throw out a “not welcome” sign – let’s honor it! DON’T GO THERE ANYMORE!
    This is a loss! If you haven’t seen the Rye Junk Yard well just ogle from the street from now on– but do not go into the compound! Let this guy rot!
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  2. tony the tiger

    tony the tiger Long timer

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    :thumb
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  3. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Moved to RF: West.
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  4. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto

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    Wow. First post and it's a rant. :eek1 How do we know this isn't just the Rye Moto-Junkyard's main competitor trying to run him out of business? :dunno

    Assuming this is legit- that sucks. Some people are creeps. Let's hope it was just a misunderstanding.
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  5. AZcacti

    AZcacti Dope on a Rope

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    Did he do something in bad taste or illegal? Did you report it to the Sheriff? Can you discribe what transpired? Was there physical contact or propositioning? For a rant, you left some important details out.
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  6. DOD

    DOD idiot dirt rider

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    Probably legit. I've been there. The guy is a loon. I actually tried to buy some old bicycle parts. He was not interested in selling. He just wants you to look and tell him how cool he is.

    -dod
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  7. borlo

    borlo Adventurer

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    Oh yeah, the other big bike and moto junkyard in Rye that refuses to sell anything...

    Nope, the guy's a wingnut. There are some really cool bikes and motos in there. They could be refurbished and given to people in need...but can't 'cuz ole crazy just wants to sit on 'em and let 'em rot.

    This guy is going to run himself out of business well enough...not that it is possible because he doesn't even do any business.
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  8. 'Rett Butler

    'Rett Butler Happily Married

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  9. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    All I've ever heard is horror stories from this guy. I never send anyone there even though it's neat to look at the junk pile from the road.
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  10. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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  11. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    Maybe the girl went back for revenge...:dunno
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  12. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    I'm thinking there was a line of people waiting for this day to arrive.
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  13. BELSTAFF

    BELSTAFF ADV NOMAD

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    Location:
    Arizona--Land of the free and heavly armed
    Proverb :------ " God does not collect accounts ever thirty days"------- I've seen it happen time and again
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  14. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    14,813
    Location:
    Western Sierras
    So the "tour guides" separated one of your women from your group, backed her into a corner, and threatened her sexually?

    If your group didn't at least file a police report, you are an idiot. Just a matter of time before someone burned the place down with activities like that going on.
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  15. Cannabinoid

    Cannabinoid Banned

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    Apr 30, 2012
    Oddometer:
    739
    Location:
    Confined in the physical world
    fixed
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  16. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2005
    Oddometer:
    32,195
    Location:
    Queen Creek, AZ
    the alleged harassment took place 4 years ago.
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  17. Off Limits

    Off Limits Banned

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    Jun 18, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,481
    Location:
    Camp Snoopy
    Bitches are crazy and will wait 4 years for revenge! Ever heard of divorce cases going 4 years or longer?
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  18. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2005
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    Location:
    Queen Creek, AZ
    :lol3
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  19. 'Rett Butler

    'Rett Butler Happily Married

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    Location:
    Phoenix-Sedona-Flagstaff-Crested Butte
    Sorry for the confusion. I searched for an old thread to revive rather than start a new one. I never stopped there myself because of reports that he would never part with anything & seeing rotting bodies of bikes that were and never will be again is about as depressing as a morgue.
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  20. Mil T

    Mil T Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2007
    Oddometer:
    629
    Location:
    Payson, AZ.
    Yep it's gone. Unfortunately so is the 49 ford cabover I wanted to buy from him. Perhaps he will sell now now at a reduced price. Believe me. Adler had a reputation that proceeded him. It will be interesting to see what becomes of this. Insurance maybe? I'm sure there will be an investigation.

    Mil T
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