Sunday, July 22, 2012
The OMC Joseph Oregon Fall Run should be a huge one. What makes me think so? Well, there are three members of the OMC that have not attended a Run so far in order to keep their OMC membership in good standing. Secondly, the Joseph Oregon run is also, in my opinion, the crown jewel of all the runs. Thirdly, if you aren't riding that Harley, you might as well trade it in for a minivan. Lastly, maximum fun will be attained on this run.
So if you have not made your reservation, call the Indian Lodge Motel as soon as possible and make your reservation. The information is on the OMC website:
GUESTS AND PROSPECTS ARE INVITED if invited my an OMC member in good standing.
Only four members were present for the Summer Run. Report to follow.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
|Billingsley Creek Lodge|
The 2012 OMC Summer Run is this coming Friday July 20th. The run will begin promptly at 8 a.m. at the Chevron Station at Beacon Light Road and Highway 55.
A safety briefing will be held at 7:50 a.m. This should be a great time for all.
Details are at the OMC website under Events:
Prospects and guests are welcome.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
|Harley Davidson Road Glide|
|Harley Davidson Street Glide|
I decided I would weigh in on the Street Glide vs. Road Glide comparisons. It basically boils down to a couple of things.
I like the Road Glide for two main reasons over the Street Glide. The fixed fairing performs really well at speed having been designed to make the Road Glide more stable the faster you go. The steering is also a little lighter as the fairing is not attached to the handlebar and triple tree. You also have a greater choice of handlebars as there is no fairing to work around.
The down side is that the Road Glide fairing is pretty ugly unless you are willing to spend money on the cool headlight covers and upgrades you can buy. An after market windshield is also a must along with an after market handlebar.
The Street Glide does have the fairing mounted fairing that makes the steering a little more heavy. But the steering is very neutral and the fork rake adjusts for the fairing. I really can't feel a whole lot of difference from my Fatboy. I prefer the Street Glide gauge and instrument placements and the fairing blocks more air than the Road Glide. Besides the fixed fairing high speed performance and choice of handlebars, I prefer the Street Glide.
I think the Street Glide is the cooler looking bike.
It's a good thing since that is what I bought. Or I may be justifying my purchase in my own mind. What's left of it.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
|The Garage Cafe|
Duke, Bomber, Krome and Alex met at the clubhouse and rode to the Garage Cafe for the meeting. Smooth, Rip and myself traveled solo and met up with them. Present: Duke, Bomber, Krome, Smooth, Rip, Alex (prospect) and Grim. Absent: Big Easy, Zeus and G-Man.
We had a great meal and discussed the matters on the table. We discussed the firearms training and I will talk to the trainer about have the training in September. We will probably shoot (pun intended) to have the training on a Saturday afternoon unless it doesn't work for most.
We made fun of G-man, even though he wasn't there, because it just didn't feel right unless we did.
The members present also had a demonstration of Rip City's cat-like reflexes when the cafe owner came and asked for his keys to move his "silver Harley". Little did Rip know the guy was pranking him when he asked and knew he would get a violent reaction by asking another MC riding for this keys. That was just terribly funny...I don't know care who you are.
There was also a discussion about using the OMC Summer Run as a revolving three day ride. Starting next year members would take turns planning a three day ride for that third weekend in July and would submit a three day ride plan to the primary officers for approval. A different member would submit a ride plan each year. We will talk about it over the winter as it is to late to make the change for 2012.
Smooth and Krome advised us they would only be able to take advantage of half the Summer Run riding only Friday with us. Just a reminder that half a ride does not meet the standards set in the By-Laws. Just the same, I am very glad they are able to make it for part of the Summer Run.
A great time was had by all even though the maximum fun meter is only pegged when all members are present.
We talked behind G-Man's back some more and then adjourned.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The July 5th, 2012 OMC Meeting will be held at the Garage Cafe in Notus, Idaho at 7 p.m.
We will meet at the Clubhouse and leave at 6 p.m. sharp and ride over together. If this arrangement does not work for you logistically, meeting the rest of the members in Notus by 7 p.m. is cool.
Prospects are invited to attend but guests are not welcome.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Our intrepid Vice President (G-Man) is always pushing the limits in testing hypotheses and finding the limits of endurance.
We all know that motorcycles run better with air in the rear tire but how many of us have really had the courage to see how far one could go without air in the rear tire. Well, wonder no more...!
We will all wait, with baited breath, to hear the story of G-Man's experiment and a possible airless rear tire group ride.