Thursday, July 28, 2011

OMC 2011 Summer Run Report

G-Man, Grim, Smooth, Big Easy, Rip City, the Duke and Bomber

 The Club left town somewhat belatedly as, well you know who, showed up late.  But not last, as Big Easy was the last to arrive for departure.   It was a nice cruise up to Ketchum where The Kneadery was graced by our appearance at lunch time.  Most had breakfast and one had really, really, really crispy hash browns.  We continued down to Twin Falls where the motley crew went to Shoshone Falls and Snake Harley while the Prez tended to some family matters in Buhl.

We eventually arrived in Hagerman and had a great meal, although they were out of the Catfish Special.  We retired at Billingsley Creek Lodge and there was a short poker game where Grim and Rip City took Smooth for $2.50.

After breakfast, the crew headed for Grand View via King Hill, Hammett and Bruneau.  A great ride with great swooping curves.  We stopped in Grand View for a lackluster lunch and headed to Givens Hot Springs where the soak was greatly welcomed.  Rip City took the lead in Marsing and did an great job leading the crew into Caldwell where we stopped and checked out his bitchin' scooters and met his lovely bride.

Then on into Boise with everyone splitting off into different directions.  G-Man and I took the Massacre Loop into town and were welcomed by a light rain that felt really good after the long, hot day.

Can't wait until the Fall Run to Challis.  Chrome Pickle is picking up the tab for the  catered dinner at the Challis Hot Springs furnished by Gretchen.

'Nuff said.  Check out the pictures in the gallery on the OMC website.  If someone has more pictures, please send them.

(Parts of the story may not be true, but what good is truth if it's boring.)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July 7th Meeting Report

OGRES in Marsing
The meeting started at the clubhouse with the presentation of the challenge coins.  All were presented and the Club's direction in the use of the coins was disseminated.  Money was also collected for the new vest patch and the patches were delivered a few days later after they arrived in the mail.  Rip City still owes me 4 bucks for the sewing labor.

The Club then took off for Marsing with Rip City in the lead.  Did you ever read "The Wild Ride of Mr. Toad" from "The Wind in the Willows"?  This ride was reminiscent with Rip City leading the pack to Marsing.  We did, however, arrive safely and had a great meal at the restaurant in Marsing.  We had a great waitress who met our quips and barbs with commensurate ones of her own which added to the entertainment.  Some of us had meals that were really, really, really, really crispy.  The ride back was more serene until Rip City made us all ride like madmen to get past the gravel truck before the two lane highway ended.  He has a thing about gravel trucks.  I didn't ask for more information.

The next meeting is September 1st, 7 p.m., at Bomber's house.  He is hosting a barbecue there for all members and their invited guests.  This would be a good one to bring the wives to.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

OMC Mandatory Meeting Tonight at Six P.M.

Glory Days

Please note the change in time for tonight's mandatory OMC Meeting.

We will meet at 6 p.m. and have a short business meeting.  We will then ride to Marsing and have dinner at the Sand Bar Restaurant.

If you want to invite a prospect, this might be a good ride.  Have them show up at the Clubhouse at 6:30 p.m. as they won't be invited to the business meeting.

If you don't want to invite anyone, I am okay with that too.  I am not on a membership drive and am ambivalent about the OMC getting bigger.

Bring your 15 bucks for the new patch.

Glory Days.