Friday, January 9, 2015

OMC Meeting Report January 2015

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OGRES members gathered at the Fairview Clubhouse at the appointed time.  Present: Big Easy, Duke, Rip City, G-Man, Krome, Bomber and Grim.  Not present: Zeus and Smooth.

Duke represented, bringing fine cuisine from our favorite Mexican restaurant.  Big Easy brought chips and dip.  Rip City brought Wavy Lays chips, my favorite, and a bottle of bubbly.  Grim brought a cooler of beverages.  Thanks to all for the food.

We talked about the upcoming rides.  It was discussed that everyone should be making their reservations for the three OMC sanctioned rides.

Members were reminded that Challis Hot Springs had changed management and that Sergeant Mike and his family now resided in Lorna and Bob's house, on site, and were managing the place.  Members should make their reservations and Grim will make arrangements, in the meantime, for dinner that night and other extras we have been accustomed to enjoying at the Hot Springs.

All the dates for next year's OMC sanctioned events can be found at this link:

Duke suggested an Iron Butt Ride this year.  After much discussion, it was decided the Iron But Ride would be on Friday June 19th and Saturday June 20th.  This will be a ride not sanctioned by the OMC.

Krome asked about the best rides for guests amongst the three OMC sanctioned rides.  It was discussed that the Summer Run would be the best ride for guests as the hotels used for lodging are much bigger and would allow for the guests.  The Spring and Fall Runs are limited to 8 beds and 11 beds, respectively, and not as conducive for guests.

Door prizes were drawn for and as luck would have it, Rip City drew his own number first.  "head scratch"  G-Man, Duke and Krome were also winners.  There will be an extra special door prize for March.  Only one door prize will be given but it will be a doozy.

Duke shared a joke with the membership.  The funniest part was that Duke was only able to tell and complete the joke between fits of laughter.  Jimmy Fallon would have been proud...or something.

G-Man (Scarecrow) made the mistake of commenting that Grim did not like long rides.  Grim had to remind him AGAIN that he greatly enjoyed long rides if that was the mission of the ride.  Grim does not like long ride days on the three OMC sanctioned rides because a careful balance of riding and socializing is important on the three sanctioned rides.

Otherwise, bring on the long distance rides for Grim anytime.  Freeway or back roads.

Discussion was held about creating a traveling trophy/pin/headgear for the Flake of the Month.  It would be bestowed on the member who had been the biggest flake for the preceding two months between meetings.  The current period for this "distinction" has begun immediately.

There was a suggestion about obtaining some basic first aid training from a creditable source.  G-Man is going to speak with his paramedic son about some of the aforementioned training.

Rip City is going brown.  I guess once you go brown you never........oh, wait a minute.

Big Easy stated he wanted to do another beautiful ride up north again.  He was strongly encouraged to design a ride and we would all go with him.  OMC rides are not limited to the three OMC sanctioned rides.  Bring any rides to the group and we will go.  Grim is retired and will ride all summer when invited.  Most of the members concurred.  Oh, maybe not.  Well, at least some.

The Route 66 ride is on.  The dates are yet to be ironed out.  Right now the first two weeks of August are looking good.

Next meeting is March 5th.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry I missed one of my favorite meetings. Will get my dues to you asap.