Saturday, January 15, 2022

January 2022 OGRES MC Meeting Report


The members of the OGRES Motorcycle Club met at the appointed place and time. Members present: Rowdy, Gundy, Smooth, Rip City, Slick, G-Man, Bomber, Krome and Grim. Member absent: Duke.

We first met in the Barn Clubhouse and chatted for a bit until all the members had arrived. Grim handed out the updated OMC Events calendar and we talked a bit about reservations and plans for the upcoming riding season.

There was a general discussion about ride readiness and rehabilitation plans so everyone is ready for the Spring Ride. Fingers crossed.

A vote was taken and it was decided that the gift exchange would precede our evening meal.

Numbers were drawn and Rowdy went first for the second straight year. Not much "stealing" took place as all the members had brought some very cool and special gifts. All in all, it was a very nice time and it appeared all the members had a great time. It was also a great way to keep Rip City awake and alert.

After checking out everyone's gifts and figuring how to operate Rip City's gift, we adjourned to the official dining spot of the OGRES Motorcycle Club.

It is always fun to see what everyone orders and our server was very gracious and patient. Rip City's tater tots were actually pretty crispy. There was great conversation, companionship and laughter. What a great time.

We decided it was time to leave when the restaurant was empty except for us and they were starting to mop the floors. 

We headed back over to the barn. Rowdy must have had a hot date as he bee-lined for his car and roared out of the parking lot. Slick and Rip City were not far behind. The rest of us checked our deodorant and such to make sure we hadn't caused the rapid exits.

Special thanks to our esteemed Road Captain, G-Man for hosting the event. Also special thanks to V.P. Rip City for all the great photos.

The next event will be February 18th for our annual Valentine's Day bash with the spouses. G-Man pulled off a fabulous coup in procuring the Railroad Car at Sockeye for the gala. 

Monday, January 10, 2022

OGRES MC Meeting Upcoming This Thursday January 13th at 6:30 p.m.


The January Meeting of the OGRES Motorcycle Club is this coming Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Barn on Fairview. Special thanks to G-Man for hosting the meeting.

This is the meeting where the yearly dues are to be collected. The dues are $50 per year for members already in good standing. Please bring exact amount, if possible, as the Prez won't be bringing any bills for changing.

We will also be having our annual gift exchange at this meeting.

Grim is not sure if he has ever orchestrated the "gift game" correctly but hopefully will be prepared.

The limit for the gift is set at $100. Cash is not acceptable. 

We will hold our meeting and gift exchange at the Barn and then walk over to the Sockeye Grill for some chow.

See you there.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

New Years Day 2022 Breakfast Club Report


We all met at the Capri Cafe for some fine company and grub. Present: Rip City, Gundy, G-Man, Smooth, Slick, Rowdy, Bomber and Grim. Absent: Krome and Duke.

Luckily, it was not too crowded and Rip City and Gundy had procured a great table for the Members.

We had a great time catching up on all the latest news and talked the prerequisite trash about the missing members.

We were a bit reluctant to leave but finally did say our goodbyes and ventured back into the frozen cold.

More to follow soon about the OMC January Meeting on the 13th.

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Friday, December 17, 2021

Annual OGRES MC New Year's Day Breakfast Meeting for 2022


The 2022 Annual OGRES MC New Year's Day Breakfast meeting will be held at the Capri Cafe at 1407 W. McMillan Road (McMillan and Linder) in Meridian Idaho. It will be held at 9 a.m. 

This is not a mandatory meeting. However, this event is for OMC members only.

See you there.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

OGRES MC November 2021 Meeting Report


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

The meeting convened at the appointed date and time. The first order of business was to review the new OMC "Hagerman" Spring Run. It was emphasized that the Spring Run is now on a Thursday and Friday. Grim has test rode it twice and found it to be very enjoyable. 

All three OMC sanctioned Runs are open to guests that have been approved in advance by the President.

There were some current event topics discussed, some political observations given and some Covid 19 frustrations shared.

The OMC Summer and Fall Runs were also discussed to some length. If you haven't made your reservations, it is encouraged that you do right away. The new OMC Events/Meeting calendar was emailed to all members today and it will aid in accomplishing this task. If you haven't already done so, or already have a reservation, get your name on the waiting list for the Best Western in Orofino. Also, reservations for Joseph cannot me made until January. 

The members present adjourned the meeting and headed next door for a meal. We had a very nice time at the restaurant and G-Man arranged for us to have a look inside the railroad car that is on the property. Hopefully, we will be able to have our February dinner with the spouses in the railroad car.

It was a great time with the best vibes and fellowship.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

OGRES MC Meeting This Thursday, November 4, at 6:30 Cloverdale Clubhouse


The regularly scheduled OGRES Motorcycle Club meeting is this coming Thursday, November 4th, at 6:30 p.m. It will be held at the Cloverdale Clubhouse.

See you there.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Slick Travels Around the Globe


OGRES member Slick on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa near Madagascar. 

Pretty cool.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

OGRES MC 2022 "Hagerman" Spring Run June 9th and 10th

Thousand Springs

Grim recently "ran" this route past the road captains, G-Man and Gundy, and they approved this Run for consumption by the OMC members and guests.

Hence, this the official route, dining and lodging information for the 2022 OGRES MC "Hagerman" Spring Run.

Please note the June 9th and 10th is a Thursday and a Friday. 

First Day

June 9th  (240 miles):

We will start in Star at the Star Cafe. Breakfast at 8 a.m. Safety briefing at 8:45 a.m. 

Star - Emmett - New Plymouth - Parma - Wilder - Homedale - Marsing - Murphy - Grandview - Bruneau - Hammett - Glenns Ferry - King Hill - Bliss - Hagerman

We will spend the night at the Hagerman Valley Inn (208-837-6196). Sixteen rooms. Very nice balcony area to hang out, play cards, whatever. Hopefully we will get there early enough for a very short hop over the the Thousand Springs Resort for soaking in the natural hot artesian mineral water in the huge indoor pool.

The Snake River Grill is right next door to the hotel for dinner and breakfast. Very nice restaurant. No need to ride to dinner or breakfast.

Second Day

June 10th  (279 Miles):

Breakfast at 7 a.m. Ride begins at 8:00 a.m. Safety Briefing at 7:45:

Hagerman – Bliss – Gooding – Timmerman Hill – Bellevue – Hailey – Ketchum – Stanley – Lowman – Garden Valley – Banks - Eagle

Saturday, September 11, 2021

OGRES MC Annual Barbecue and September Meeting President's Report


Friday evening brought a clean sky with cool weather following the rain. OGRES members and their lovely ladies gathered for the annual September bash at Bomber and Mrs. Bs lovely home. We missed those members not able to attend.

This is always a special event and the best times ever have transpired at this location. Many thanks to Mrs. B and Bomber for hosting the event yet again. They said they would love to host it every year. Be careful what you wish for.

We lined up at the buffet table loaded with pork steaks, baked potatoes, a wonderful salad, fresh corn on the cob, and dinner rolls. Keeping it simple, indeed. G-Man had arrived with a trio of pies for dessert. 

We loaded up our plates and gathered around the table. Light conversation was mixed with the intake of the fantastic meal and great vibes of the room.

We had some great conversations starting with reminiscing  about Paul Revere and the Raiders and their connection to the Treasure Valley. It was fun having the discussion take us back to younger times.

Next up was the sharing of pet names for our spouses. It was fun to hear more about members and spouses. We also shared middle names and stories about how nicknames and formal names came to be.

A short recess was taken for getting pictures of the attendees before the evening light completely vanished.

After "photo phun", the lovely pies, that G-Man had brung, were cut and ice cream was added for maximum effect. G-Man had brought apple, cherry and a pie that looked like cookies and cream. Grim forgot to ask. There is nothing quite as good as cherry pie a la mode.

We talked about our brushes with celebrities and how we had come into contact with "famous" people. We are still not sure who had Englebert Humperdinck's baby. 

Rowdy started clearing the table so that was our cue to gather our belongings and say goodnight. Much more conversation and cajoling took place until Bomber said, " Well, I guess I should go to bed so you folks can go home". 

We all safely made it to our rides and rode into the sunset.

Text by Grim 

Photos by Rip City