Saturday, May 17, 2014

CHANGE in OMC Fall Run Dates to September 5th and 6th

Joseph, Oregon

Due to the previously published dates conflicting with the traditional family weekend surrounding Labor Day, the OMC Fall Run will be a week later.  The OMC Fall Run will be September 5th and 6th.  Please make or change your reservations right away to make sure you get a good room at the Indian Lodge Motel.

More information can be found at the website:

Thursday, May 8, 2014

OMC North Idaho Summer Run 2014

Priest Lake, Idaho

Thursday July 24th through Saturday July 26th

988 Miles

July 24th     Thursday      397 Riding miles  (160 fast miles to LaGrande on I-84)

                     8 a.m.          Leave from Chevron Station, Eagle at State Street, Eagle, Id.  State Street
                                         to Shell Station at N. Caldwell to pick up Smooth and Rip City.  Then I-84
                                         to Baker City (118 miles - Gas up).  Then north to LaGrande, and north to
                                         Elgin, then west to Downing, then north to Walla Walla (121 miles - Gas
                                         up) and north to Colfax (99 miles - Gas up), then north to Spokane for the
                                         first night.

Lake Pend Orielle and Sandpoint

July 25th      Friday          342 Riding miles
                                         Leave Spokane, north to Newport, east to Priest River, then north to Coolin
                                         and Outlet Bay at Priest Lake.  Back south to Priest River (120 miles - Gas
                                         up) and then east to Sandpoint.  Then south to Coeur d' Alene for lunch.
                                         Then south to St. Maries (122 miles - Gas up) via either along the Lake and
                                          past Harrison or quick route around the Lake.  South over the high rolling
                                          hills and then along the river to Orofino for the second night.

Lake Coeur d' Alene

July 26th     Saturday        249 Riding miles
                                          Leave Orofino and head south to Grangeville, and then to Riggins (100
                                          miles - Gas up), then McCall, then Cascade (76 miles - Gas up), and south
                                          to Boise.

Many thanks for G-Man for designing this OMC Summer Run.  This route is for the summer of 2014 only.

The Run will revert to the Hagerman Run unless supplanted by a new proposed and authorized

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Prospects and Guests Clarified

The agreed upon mindset by those that attended the meeting is that OMC members do not even talk about Prospects or Prospecting with any guests prematurely.  The Club President shall explicitly open this discussion after consulting with OMC members in good standing.

The main mission is the protection of the current membership and status quo that exists amongst the "First Nine".


1.        A guest who has been given a verbal face-to-face invitation to “prospect” by the Club President and who has accepted the invitation. 

2.       E-mail notification, via the President's blog, shall be sent to all members.

3.       Must be 45 years of age or older.

4.       Must own a Harley-Davidson, Victory or Indian motorcycle.

5.       Must be of the male gender.

6.       Probationary period will vary depending on the prospect’s background, exposure to the Club members and how well the prospect was previously known by Club members.

7.       Prospects ride at the back of the pack.

8.       Males who meet the above conditions may attend OGRES meetings and functions in a solo manner.


1.       Anyone who does not meet the above conditions of a prospect.

2.       May attend OMC Sanctioned rides only if:

a.       Approved explicitly beforehand in a timely manner by the Club President.

b.      Shall be accompanied by the hosting/inviting Club Member.

c.       Guests will always ride at the back of the pack accompanied by the inviting member.

3.       Guests shall not be invited nor shall they ever attend OMC mandatory meetings.

4.       Club members should use strong discretion and careful screening as to who they invite to OMC sanctioned rides and events.  OMC members should use the following criteria (not exhaustive):

a.       How well will the guest fit in with the rest of the Club members?

b.      What brand and model motorcycle does the guest ride?

c.       What is the guests riding style and how long have they been riding?

d.      What percentage of teeth does the guest possess?

Contact Grim is you have any questions, concerns or complaints.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

OMC Meeting Report May 1, 2014

The OMC Meeting started promptly (sort of) at 7 p.m. at the Clubhouse on Fairview.  Present:  Duke, G-Man, Big Easy, Smooth, Bomber and Grim.  Absent: Zeus, Krome and Rip City.

I either buy too much pizza or not enough.  It is better to buy too much, I decided.

The first item of business was discussing the differences and similarities of OMC guests and OMC Prospects.  A separate e-mail with a bullet list pertaining to both will be sent tomorrow.  It was a great discussion.  The mindset appropriately and correctly proposed was that folks outside the OMC membership should always be treated as guests.  The P word (prospect) is not spoken outside the Club membership prematurely.  More to come.

G-Man came up with a three day ride to supplant the OMC Summer Run in July.  Details will be e-mailed and ride specifics will be posted on the OMC website in the next few days.  The OMC Summer Run will be on the same days as before but it will be a three day ride by adding the Thursday preceding the current dates.  More to come.

A portion of the meeting was properly spent bad mouthing and telling lies about the members not in attendance.  All content will be denied if brought up by any of the members not in attendance.

Remember that when confronted with an accusation, one should:

1.      Act surprised.
2.      Deny involvement.
3.      Make counter accusations
4.      Demand an apology.

The upcoming OMC events are greatly anticipated.  It promises to be a great riding summer.

Thursday, May 1, 2014