Thursday, November 28, 2013

OGRES and Thanks

2014 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Amber Whiskey

I am very thankful to be a member of the OMC.  The fraternity and fellowship is unmatched.  I appreciate my iron brothers and look forward to many more adventures and unadulterated fun.

I also think everyone should have at least two Harleys.  I am really eye balling another Fat Boy for my stable.  I guess we will see.

The owner of the Challis Hot Springs dynasty, Bob Hammond, died today.  He will be missed and I am very glad and thankful to have known him.  He reminded me greatly of my dead father.  I fear his generation will not be replaced as needed.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

New OGRES Pin Warnings and Kudos

The pins on the back of the new OGRES pins are NOT very robust.  I would definitely recommend making a "starter" hole with a stick pin before installing your pin.  I tried to push one through a Lil' Joes vest without a starter hole and bent the pin clear sideways and had to throw the pin away. 

Many thanks to Krome for fronting the cash for these pins.  He wanted everyone to have three pins up front as a freebie.  (Zeus......Duke has your pins.)  The remainder of the pins are $5 each and Krome wanted the proceeds to go into the OMC coffers to pay for meeting goodies, website rental and such.  Very generous of Krome.

Remember.....stick it before you stick it.


Monday, November 11, 2013

Veteran's Day Ride November 11, 2013

Guest, Duke, Rip City, and Grim
Rip City at Childhood (and more) Home

A call went out from the Sergeant-At-Arms for a Veteran's Day ride.  OMC members and guests met at the Shell station at Highway 44 and Sand Hollow Road.  OMC members present: Duke, Rip City and Grim.  Duke brought two guests along on the ride.

We rode through Notus towards Parma and then turned towards Wilder.  I always really enjoy riding by the beautiful horse ranch at this junction.  We rode through Wilder which happens to be the town that Rip City grew up in.  We stopped at his family home and the current owner was nice enough to smoke her cigarette in the driveway so we could get a cameo photo op of Rip City on the porch.

We then headed towards the drug store that was run by Rip City's father.  It had turned into a "classy" bar since those days.  The Wilder Lounge was closed so we moved out.

We passed by Homedale where I pointed out the Tango Saloon located behind the Moxie Java.  A great place to eat if you are in the area or on a ride.

We rolled through Marsing and proceeded along the river past Given's Hot Springs until we made a stop at Walter's Ferry.  Snacks and stories were exchanged before we headed through Melba and Kuna.

We headed for Meridian to have an afternoon repast at Ed's 50s Cafe.  Unfortunately, the cafe closes at 2:30 p.m. and we arrived at 3.  We went next door at Shari's Cafe.  Rip City had a BLT without L and the T.  And the bacon was very, very, very crispy.

We talked trash and said many disparaging things about all the OMC members who were not present. If an OMC member wants to avoid being trash-talked on rides, the best bet is to be on the ride.

It was a great time and probably the last decent day of the year.  I am glad to be part of making the best of it.  I was so happy I stopped at the Harley dealer and rewarded my Street Glide with a new color matched part.  I'll show it to you later.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

OMC November 2013 Meeting Report

Smooth and Big Easy

Rip (Rock) and Bomber (Opie)

The OMC November meeting was held as scheduled.  Present:  G-Man (Scarecrow), Duke, Bomber (Opie), Grim, Smooth, Big Easy and Rip City (Rock).  Absent: Zeus and Krome.

Bomber (I added Opie because Bomber looks just like Opie from the "Sons of Anarchy" television show in the above picture) arrived on his newly pinstriped Street Glide.  Super bitchin' bike.  Can't wait to see it on the road.

Members first enjoyed a splendid repast of pizza, soda and cinnamon sticks while exchanging stories, verbal jabs and general exaggerations.  There was also show and tell concerning very important motorcycle accessories.  Rip City and I need to hit the range until he is comfortable with "cocked and locked".

Members discussed the procedure to displace the Summer Run.  Anyone can present a written plan to the primary officers for approval.  The one main condition is that the ride or ride schedule cannot exclude any OMC member by design.  See the Events Section on the OMC website for what is required for this ride design.

Members also discussed a Route 66 two week ride for this coming summer.  Possible time frames are the first part of July or August.

A plan was also set for a Veteran's Day ride on Monday.  A separate email was sent to all OMC members with the details.  See you there. came up with several ideas about Summer Run replacement rides.  Can't wait to see them on paper.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

OMC Meeting Thursday November 7

This is a reminder concerning the OMC November meeting tomorrow at 7 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Fairview Clubhouse.  Pizza will be furnished along with beverages.

See all y'all there.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Indian Summer.......I Wish....

Arlen Ness Showroom

2014 Indian Chief Classic

2014 Indian Chief Classic

2014 Indian Chief Vintage

Compliments of Smooth.  Indians featured in the Arlen Ness Showroom in Dublin, California.