Sunday, May 5, 2024

OGRES MC May 2024 Meeting Report

The May 2024 meeting of the OGRES Motorcycle Club was called to order at the appointed time and place. 

Members present: Smooth, Duke, Rowdy, G-Man, RipCity, Grim and Bomber. Members absent: Gundy and Slick.

Cold and wet weather changed the OMC's plans somewhat and we stayed at the Sugarberry Clubhouse instead of riding somewhere for dinner. Duke as gracious enough to have our favorite Taco Bell entrees delivered for our culinary delight. RipCity easily won the contest for most Taco Bell inhaled.

G-Man and Duke were the door prize winners. One can never have too much ammo or too many knives.

There was great general conversation about many things. Grim talked way too much about his latest work experiment and for that he greatly apologizes.

Grim brought some knives for the OMC members inspection to spark a discussion about choosing another OMC sanctioned knife. KNAFS offers many customizations including different scales and engravings. It was voted that Grim pursue some alternatives.
The meeting was adjourned until June.

Remember, it is better to be kind than be right.

Words by Grim
Photos by RipCity

Monday, April 29, 2024

OGRES MC May Meeting This Coming Thursday, May 2, at Sugarberry Clubhouse


The May 2024 edition of the OMC Motorcycle Club meeting will be held at the Sugarberry Clubhouse. The meeting will be start at 6:30 pm.  

A short business meeting will be held prior to members riding their American originated motorcycles to a choice restaurant for dinner.

Be there or be a shape other than a trapezoid or a circle.

Monday, April 22, 2024

OGRES Motorcycle Club April Meeting Report

With heavy downpours, Rip made an executive decision to forego the incumbent plan for all to ride to Nampa to enjoy Mexican food.  Instead, he got the word out to meet at the clubhouse (thanks again, G-Man) and then go to Sockeye Grill for dinner.  All were grateful for and happy with the change.


Members present: Rip, G-Man, Duke, Smooth, and Rowdy.  Members absent: Grim, Slick, Bomber, and Gundy.

The meeting began on time, with normal chit-chat, brotherly teasing, and laments about missing those who were unable to join. 


The VP explained the agenda: we would review a couple of important handbook items and then go eat together.  During the chit-chat, all agreed how our OMC President makes it very easy to follow him and how we all appreciate his leadership on the road (and otherwise).  Rip gave his thoughts about how difficult it is to lead a group like this and would take some getting used to for anyone.  Coincidentally, Smooth even commented about how “smooth” Grim is able to be while leading our rides.  Rip asked if any of the members would like to lead a portion of a ride this year and no volunteer hands were raised… methinks Grim’s shoes are just too big to fill. 😀

After moving on to discuss Appendix B in the handbook, Duke made a suggestion about making sure Prospects are Star certified before joining.  After more discussion, the members decided to suggest a topic for a future meeting and potential change to the MC guidelines where not only Prospects, but Guests should be certified.  The topic was batted around a bit and then centered on the assessment of any Guest’s capabilities to be the responsibility of the Sponsor.  

During our review of Appendix C, safe riding measures were discussed and the group talked about having more space between us while riding in formation.  Another safety suggestion also came out of the discussion… should the OMC consider standardizing on a specific length between riders, like 3 bike lengths, 5 bike lengths, etc.? 

The final topic discussed was around adding “estimated MPH” to the safety briefing ahead of our rides. 


All agreed the above topics/suggestions will need more discussion in a future meeting when the President and additional members are present.  


The meeting was then adjourned and the crew went to the Sockeye grill to have some dinner.  Predictably, most picked meals where the special “scoop” fries were included and Duke and Smooth continued to eat relatively healthy, leaving the rest of us feeling a bit guilty.  The most surprising thing of the night was when Rip left the restaurant without ordering any ice cream.

Fun evening.

RipCity and Rowdy

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Grim's Picks From the 2024 Boise Roadster Show

 These are Grim's picks from the Boise Roadster Show. Perhaps Grim prefers vehicles from the 50s. Gundy's 1941 Dodge resto-mod should be done and on display next year. Unusually, Grim saw no one he knew at the show. Highly unusual.

OGRES MC 2024 March Meeting Report


It was a splendid early spring evening to backdrop the OGRES MC meeting and menagerie. Gundy showed up in his bitchin' 41 Dodge and we all were able to check it out. Very cool.

Members present: Rowdy, G-Man, Grim, Duke, Smooth, Bomber, RipCity and Gundy. Member absent: Slick.

The meeting was preceded by G-Man attempting to give away a great boat but no one was able to take advantage of the "free" boat.

We then discussed the upcoming season of OMC Runs. All were encouraged to make all reservations. In a month, Grim will call Joseph and release all rooms not taken. The Runs will transpire as outlined on the website and OMC member manuals.

We then had a short training on the basics of handgun proper grip, front sight usage and trigger control. We especially talked about trigger reset and how to take advantage of it. We also discussed the pros and cons of red dot sights on pistols.

Some members were about to pass out due to hunger so we quickly adjourned next door to the OGRES approved eating establishment. We had a great server, Meghan, and we quickly had our food delivered before the demise of any OMC member. Ice cream was had by many members to round out the evening.

Thanks to G-Man for the use of the barn and to RipCity for his photos and entertainment.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

OGRES MC March 2024 Meeting This Coming Thursday March 7th

The OGRES MC March 2024 meeting will held this coming Thursday at 6:30 p.m. 

The meeting will be held at the Fairview Clubhouse.

Bring your favorite handgun for some training, if you wish, not mandatory. 

No ammo is allowed in the Clubhouse. Do not bring any ammo in the building.

Be there or be square...or some other geometric shape.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

OGRES MC 2024 Spouses Valentines Night Out Report


As planned the OMC Valentine's Day with the Spouses began at the Fairview Clubhouse at the appointed hour. 

OMC members present: Bomber, RipCity, Grim, Rowdy, G-Man and Smooth. All members were in the company of their S.S.O.s.

OMC members absent: Slick, Duke and Gundy.

RipCity had brought wonderful hors d'oeuvres and beverages for the pre-dinner social and all seemed to have a nice time in the Clubhouse.

Everyone eventually headed over to the restaurant to have dinner in the lovely train car that has become a huge OMC tradition. We were lucky to have a lovely server who has been with the restaurant as long as can be remembered.

The food was timely and tasty along with the conversation. It was a nice quiet time but also amusing and lively.

A very nice time was had by all.

Thursday, February 1, 2024

OGRES MC Valentines Day Spouses Night Out February 16th


The next OGRES Motorcycle Club event is February 16th at 5:30 p.m. There is a social hour, at the Fairview Clubhouse, at 5:30 p.m. with dinner following. G-Man has reserved the railroad car at the Sockeye Grill for the dinner.

Please respond immediately if you are attending. Conversely, respond immediately if you are not going to attend. That way we know everyone was notified of the event.

This event is only open to OMC members and their spouses. No guests or children, grand or otherwise.

Separate checks, of course.

Please do not delay.

Friday, December 29, 2023

OGRES Motorcycle Club 2024 New Years Day Breakfast at 9 a.m.


The annual OGRES Motorcycle Club New Years Day breakfast will be held January 1, 2024 at 9 a.m. 

The event will be held at Terri's Cafe. The address is at 2843 East Fairview Avenue in Meridian. It is located on the south side of the road between Eagle Road and Locust Grove Road.

This event is for OGRES members only. No guests.

See all y'all there.

Monday, December 25, 2023

Monday, December 4, 2023

OGRES MC November 2023 Meeting Report


Gundy, Smooth, Grim, RipCity, Bomber, G-Man, Duke and Rowdy

The OGRES Motorcycle Club met at the appointed date, time and location. Members present: Rowdy, Duke, G-Man, Bomber, RipCity, Grim, Smooth and Gundy. Members absent: Krome and Slick.

We had a short business segment to kick off the OMC meeting. 

Grim handed out the new inserts, for the OMC Handbook, with the new schedule of Events, Runs and Meetings. For 2024 there will be at least one OMC activity per month. 

We also discussed making all three (3) sanctioned Runs into three (3) days instead of two (2) days for the Spring and Fall Runs. Gundy and Grim will get together very soon to review the rides that Gundy had brought with him to the meeting. In the meantime we will stick to the schedule as handed out and printed on the website.

The 2024 schedule of Events, Runs and Meetings is live on the OMC website.

We adjourned to the Sockeye Grill for dinner and had a nice time telling lies, stories and talking trash about the missing OMC members. 

Grim apologizes for the long interval of time between the meeting and this report. 

See you at the New Year's Day breakfast.