|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.