Monday, June 27, 2022

OGRES MC 2022 "Hagerman" Spring Run Report


Timmerman Hill Rest Stop

OMC Members present: G-Man, Rowdy, Gundy, Grim, Smooth and Duke. OMC members absent: Krome, Slick, RipCity, and Bomber. Guests: Joy and Lee.

Firstly, Grim feels this was one of the most relaxing and enjoyable OMC sanctioned Runs thus far. It just felt smooth and everyone seemed to have a great time.

Special thanks to Road Captain G-Man who was the sweep rider. The President is able to relax knowing G-Man "has his back" keeping the Prez on the right track.

We met at the Star Cafe and had a surprisingly good breakfast with a great server. Everyone was genuinely happy to see each other. 

After breakfast, the pack headed north through Emmet and then continued through New Plymouth. We made a quick pitstop near Payette before continuing through Parma, Wilder, Homedale and Marsing.

It was a cool morning and it was very enjoyable riding the river between Marsing and Walters Ferry. We made a stop in Marsing before continuing on through Murphy and over through the great country until we arrived in Grandview. 

As planned, we ate at the little restaurant in Grandview. We got a great table back in the bar and we had a great server. The meal was unexpectedly great and Grim could not remember when he had enjoyed a BLT that much. We will definitely stop there next year.

After lunch, everyone mounted up and we headed out passing through Bruneau, Hammett, King Hill before making a quick stop in Bliss.

It was darn hot in Bliss so we did not linger very long. We did get to witness a semi truck bring in a large piece of a giant windmill. Pretty cool.

We then rode down the Malad River road instead of taking the main highway. During this route, several rattle snakes were encountered on the roadway making it a more thrilling ride than normal.

We arrived in Hagerman at the hotel and we all checked in. It wasn't long before we all piled into Smooth's chase vehicle and headed to the pool. 

A lot of fun was had trying to see how many OGRES members and guests we could get on the big log at the same time. Beside that frivolity, the natural Artesian mineral water was at the same time refreshing and relaxing.

We then headed back to the hotel, changed clothing, and headed over the the Snake River Grill for dinner. Grim has never had a bad meal at this place and this experience was no different.

After dinner, a card game broke out on the upper deck of the hotel. We played Texas Hold "em the entire time instead of switching games with the dealer. Wholly it was much more fun and everyone learned a lot about the game from Smooth and Rowdy. Great entertainment for $5 and Grim even made a couple of bucks. 

The next morning, breakfast convened at the Snake River Grill where Duke notified us that Smooth had taken ill during the night and had departed around 6:30 a.m. for Boise. Later we learned that Smooth had arrived safely home. His presence was missed at the back of the pack.

We all had a nice breakfast and then headed out. We traveled through Gooding and headed north to the Fairfield highway. When we arrived at the intersection, Duke headed out to Boise, through Fairfield, to address a family obligation. We turned east and continued on until we made our first stop at Timmerman Hill.

G-Man, Lee, Rowdy, Joy, Gundy and Grim

After photo ops, we headed north through Bellevue, Hailey before making a quick fuel stop just south of Ketchum. As expected the traffic was pretty thick through this corridor but we emerged unscathed. It was a beautiful ride up past the Boulder Mountains and up the fun road to Galena Summit. We continued on until we made a stop at the Galena Summit scenic overlook.

The view was breathtaking as the Sawtooths are the most beautiful and grand. It was a very nice stop. Road Captain G-Man expressed a desire to have lunch at Redfish Lake instead of Smiley Creek so we mounted up and headed there. 

It was a very nice ride through the valley until Grim missed the turn to Redfish Lake. Where did all the signage go?!?! G-Man got us turned around and we arrived at a very crowded Redfish Lake Lodge.

We barely found parking spots but were able to squeeze into the parking lot. We ordered food at the outdoor restaurant and the grub was pretty good especially the ice cream we ate while sitting on the Lodge veranda. It was fun people watching and was unexpectedly nice people watching and sitting in the shade. We actually had to use will power to get up and get back on the road.

It was short but scenic ride to a fuel stop in Stanley. It wasn't long before we were heading up the valley towards Banner Summit.

We cruised up the highway with hardly any traffic and went over Banner Summit and down the mountain into Lowman. We stopped at the Lowman Lodge. It turns out, the Lodge had reopened only a couple of days earlier under new ownership. We manage to get something to drink and headed on down the mountain.

We passed through Garden Valley, onto Banks, and then on down to Horseshoe Bend. We stopped in Horseshoe Bend for fuel and decided to say our goodbyes there. 

Again, it felt like a very relaxing and smooth OMC Run. The most remarkable thing about the Run was the almost complete absence of traffic. The only time we encountered much traffic was through the Ketchum corridor. No doubt the Thursday-Friday format was part of the equation. So nice.

See all y'all at the July meeting.

Text by Grim
Photos and videos by G-Man

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

OGRES MC 2022 "Hagerman" Spring Run Day This Coming Thursday (In Two Days)


Day after tomorrow!  

Members attending: Duke, Grim, G-Man, Rowdy, Gundy and Smooth. 

Members with lame excuses or prioritizing issues: RipCity, Krome, Bomber and Slick.

See this link for details and meet up information:

Can't wait. High excitement.

Monday, May 30, 2022

OGRES MC 2022 Spring Run Coming Up Soon on June 9th and 10th


It is less than two weeks until the OGRES MC 2022 "Hagerman" Spring Run. See this link for the full deal on the Run:

See you there!

Monday, May 9, 2022

OGRES Motorcycle Club May 2022 Meeting Report


The OMC May meeting convened at the appointed place and time. Members present: Rowdy, G-Man, Smooth, RipCity, Bomber, Grim and Gundy. Members absent: Duke, Slick and Krome.

The meeting was brought to order after a short knife show and tell. Since the riding season is almost upon us, we discussed OMC road etiquette and discussed the role of leading the pack as outlined in the appendices in the OMC Constitution and By-Laws.

We also discussed lodging for the Summer Run and the importance to check with the Best Western in Orofino if you are on the waiting list. However, last year they called us at the end of May to offer rooms.

We walked over to the official eating place of the OGRES Motorcycle Club. The place was relatively quiet and we had a nice meal.

The next event is the OMC Spring Run in June. 

That is all.

Text by Grim

Photos by RipCity

Sunday, May 1, 2022

OGRES Motorcycle Club May 2022 Meeting This Thursday May 5


The May 2022 OGRES Motorcycle meeting will be held this coming Thursday at 6:30 p.m. 

We will meet at the Fairview Clubhouse for the business portion and then decide where to ride for dinner.

Friday, March 25, 2022

New OGRES Motorcycle Club Swag


There is a new decal on it's way for OMC Member's choice of usage. I will bring the decals to the May meeting. If you want one sooner, let Grim know and he will get one to you.

That is all...

Sunday, March 6, 2022

OGRES MC 2022 March Meeting Report


The meeting was held at the appointed place and time. Members present: RipCity, Duke, Grim, Rowdy, GMan, Smooth, Krome, Gundy and Bomber. Member absent: Slick (in Florida).

We met at the Fairview Clubhouse initially to discuss some Club business. Grim had quite an adventure on the way so he was a little late. We talked about the upcoming OMC Runs and everyone was encouraged to get their hotel accommodations made as soon as possible.

If you have made reservations for a ride that you are not able to attend,  do not cancel the reservations yet. Instead, let the Vice President know and hopefully they can be passed on to attendees who haven't made reservations yet. This mostly is meant for Hagerman, Orofino and Joseph. Salmon usually isn't a problem.

RipCity won the door prize again. It wasn't a Toyota Tundra (like Duke) but it was a nice knife.

We discussed some politics, health and safety topics and it was very pleasant. We finally headed over to the Sockeye for some food.

In the future, Grim will make reservations as we had a bit of a wait for our table but the staff was very quick to take care of us. It was a nice meal but not as nice as the railroad car to be able to hear everyone.

The next meeting is May 5th on Cinco de Mayo. See you there. We will ride somewhere for Mexican food.

Text by Grim

Photographs by RipCity

Ready to Ride in May

Are you kidding me?

Smooth as Silk

Contemplating Some Rowdiness


New Vest Day

Too Late...Already Gone


Waiting for Tonight (A Great Tom Petty Song)

Scaring Off the Customers

GMan really is that good looking.

Way more crispy...