Monday, June 14, 2021

OGRES MC 2021 John Day Spring Run Report


Early Arrivals at the Start Gate

After 11 years of OGRES MC sanctioned Runs, and many wonderful Runs, the Club was bound to have a clinker. Well, this one truly is one best forgotten.

On the first day, the Band of OGRES came upon unmarked asphalt paving construction and Krome was the victim of a perfect storm. All the OGRES MC members wish Krome a speedy recovery from the four broken ribs and the broken scapula he incurred.

That evening, Gundy discovered the rear tire of Slick's bike was bald to the point of almost wearing through the base of the tire. A mechanic was found and Gundy and Slick went to Prairie City, the morning of the second day, where the fortunate vendor replaced the tire.

When they returned, the remaining eight riders commenced the second day. It was a pretty nice ride to Burns where we stopped for gas.

The remaining route was the most mind numbing, soul scuttling experience this rider has ever had. Outside of a freeway, this rider has never experienced roads as straight, boring and interminably hellish. One demented member was ebullient about the route but this rider thinks he just likes being contrary. Never again will this rider touch that route again.

Stand by for a new OMC Spring Run route next year.

That's all Grim as to offer.

Enjoy the photos provided by Rip City, the Club Historian, as his contribution is well done and the value immeasurable.

Safety Briefing in Middleton

Lovely and Famous Burnt River Market in Unity

Trying to Get Warm 

Wrapped Up for More

Crash City


Krome Loaded for Transport to Baker City

41 Feet of Scuff 

Impact Area 

No Signage or Warning Either Direction

Dooley Mountain Road

Taking Care of Business


Krome Waiting for the Doc

Lunch in Baker City



If Only He Was That Tough


Rip City

Ice Cream But No Black Berry Cobbler

Checking for Rain

Safety Briefing in John Day

Burns Gas Stop

Gas Stop in Rome After Ride Thru Interminable Hell

Trying to Shake Brain Numbness After Hellishly Straight Roads

Rip City's New Friend in Rome

Thinking About Shooting 

This Run sucked.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

2021 OGRES MC (John Day) Spring Run Relive Report

Special thanks goes out to our OGRES MC historian, Rip City. He again did a great job recording the events and sights of the 2021 OGRES MC Spring Run.  Check out the following links:

Day One:

Day Two:

Friday, June 4, 2021

OGRES MC John Day Spring Run This Coming Friday, June 11th


The OGRES MC Spring Run will begin at the Chevron Station at Old Highway 30 and Highway 44 just west of Middleton. 

The Safety Briefing will begin at 7:45 a.m. and the ride will commence promptly at 8:00 a.m.

As of now, the temperatures on the 11th and 12th of June are 71 to 76 degrees with 8 to 11 percent chance of rain.

That is all.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

May 2021 OGRES Motorcycle Club Meeting Report


We met at the Fairview Clubhouse, at 6:30, and the rumble from the Harleys was an exciting noise.  Sadly, Rip City decided it was too cold and drove is “blinged” out Super Truck.  One other member did not ride, but his name shall remain as unidentified.  

As we sat to start the meeting, several were not aware that our esteemed President was not going to be in attendance since he was showing a group of highly trained police officers in Plano, Texas how to hold and shoot a gun.  Several members almost shed tears since it was the first time in anyone’s memory that our much-loved President would not be there to lead us.

However, the VP and the scary Sergeant at Arms, calmed fears and began the meeting.  Members talked about cars, cycles, knives, and recent events, and then we got down to business.  

Someone, not the VP, suggested that we get into and “dial in” an event for the summer, apart from our normal rides.  A Super Ride!  It was decided that since most of the members, except Gundy and G-Man, had never been over Logan Pass and even seen Glacier National Park, that that should be the objective.  This ride interest even surpassed a coast ride or a Redwood ride.  It would take some planning and as we discussed dates other than our normal rides as scheduled, we found no time on anyone’s calendar, where we would all be free at the same time to make this ride.  

Then, almost by divine providence, someone suggested that we already had a three-day ride scheduled in the heart of the summer, where everyone was free to make the trip.  Then, frowns were seen as we knew our missing President would in no way miss his time in Orofino at the Rivers Edge Motel.  Then, a miracle occurred, and Gundy suggested that the best route could still have us there the same night that we all had reservations.  And, after further discussion, and evaluating several route changes, we found that we could do this ride, and stay in Orofino, and ride over LoLo Pass as well.  Excellent!!!  Then Gundy suggested… why not leave day one and see if we could all get reservations at Powell, Idaho, (Lochsaw Lodge) where we usually enjoy marvelous meals.  Another great idea for Wednesday night, the first night of the ride.  So, the ride was suggested, leaving only the details of the Thursday night motel.  Of course, we would have to cancel our Salmon motel, if everyone agreed, even our President.  Then we voted on this and all decided it was a great plan.  

Then it was left for someone to discuss this with our fearless leader, the one with the guns, knives, and outlaw experience.  Not surprisingly…no one, and I mean no one, wanted to suggest this to him, in fear of ridicule, mockery, and losing one’s membership to this heralded and hard to get into club.   So, after much discussion and deliberation, it was suggested that the VP break this news to him and see if there might be any way he might consider this one-time Super Ride event.  Gundy and G-Man, having ridden this way several times each, would endeavor to create some mapping to make sure that no more than 325 miles would be ridden each day, to allow Maximum Fun with other club members.  And, if Smooth can come, we could have the perfect refreshment truck for any stop we might car to make!!!

Finally, after leaving the clubhouse, all wandered over to the Sockeye grill for a fabulous evening dinner and more fun visiting and roasting those not present.  And they know who they are…Grim, Smooth and Slick!  Bunch of Wienies!  But we missed them anyway.  And, as usual, many members had salmon, some had pasta, and one had a real interesting plate, that included real, real, real crispy french fries.  So crispy, that he did not even eat them all.  

We adjourned, walked back to the clubhouse, and it was the perfect warm night to ride home.  And all were still wondering who might have the courage to suggest the Super Summer Ride to the very much missed, President. 

Written by G-Man, OMC Vice President

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Upcoming OGRES MC Meeting Thursday May 6 at 6:30 PM


The mandatory OGRES Motorcycle Club May Meeting is this coming Thursday at 6:30 p.m. It will commence at the Fairview Clubhouse for a short meeting and then dinner.

See you there!

Friday, March 26, 2021

Three Piece OGRES MC Patch Ruminations


When the original and current OGRES Motorcycle Patch was designed it was made purposely into a one piece patch to differentiate the OMC from "outlaw" motorcycle gangs/clubs. It was a worthy endeavor and  the purpose still "holds water" for many reasons.

However, Grim has been ruminating for quite some time about considering a three piece patch. I have found the above logo which could be used for the center patch. The tiger would be artistically "morphed" into an OGRE while maintaining all the other details. The crown would be perfect to maintain the "Old Guys Rule" theme. Then you would add a top "OGRES" rocker and a lower "BOISE" rocker.

Just something to think about that isn't life or death (or house construction).

Monday, March 15, 2021

OGRES MC Outing at the Boise Roadster Show 2021


It was a great time at the Show. There were fewer cars and people which made the experience quite nice. Upper tier cars instead of gobs of mediocre ones.

Can you find the photo with G-Man featured?

Grim's Favorite