Friday, December 30, 2016

Change: OMC New Year's Day (Observed) Annual Breakfast January 2nd at 9 a.m.

Change in plans.  We will not meet on Saturday, however,  the annual OGRES New Years Day breakfast social has been moved to New Years Day (Observed) on Monday, January 2nd at 9 a.m.  

We will meet at Steve's Cafe at 2483 East Fairview Avenue in Meridian.  

With Sympathy

Susan Michele Elton

OGRES condolences go out to Mr. and Mrs. Rip City at this time.  Rip City's only sister passed away on Christmas Day after battling a long series of illnesses.  Here is a link to her obituary:

A memorial service will be held for those who would like to meet and share memories of her.  There will no be a formal service, as Susan wanted a memorial where people laughed and told stories.  Her only request was that you wear your favorite color instead of wearing black.

The service will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 31st, at the LDS church at 519 South 12th Avenue in Caldwell.  Remembrances may be left for Susan's family at

This wonderful and unique lady will definitely be missed.   May our thoughts and prayers be with Rip City and his family at this time.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

OMC New Year's Eve Day Breakfast Social December 9 a.m.

Due to New Year's Day being on Sunday, the Annual OMC New Year's breakfast will be on Saturday December 31st at 9 a.m.  We will meet at the Express Cafe in Meridian.  

Sorry for the short notice.  The new year kinda snuck up on me.  Thanks to Bomber for the reminder.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

hOliday GREetingS

                                                   hOliday GREetingS to OGRES everywhere !  

Friday, December 2, 2016

OMC December 2016 Social Report

Wow!  Probably one of the most fun meetings or socials I have attended.  Present: G-Man, Smooth, Bomber, Duke, Rip City and Grim.  Absent:  Big Easy, Zeus and Krome.

Special thanks to Duke for bringing the Taco Bell extravaganza for us to feast upon.  I think I ate more than my allotment but I am not apologizing.  You just can't beat those Doritos Tacos, as far as I am concerned.

We then had the White Elephant Christmas gift exchange and that was also a lot of fun.  Members ended up with a belt buckle, rabbit and lizard seat cover, collectible Hillary Clinton nutcracker, a novelty skull, Harley clip or a can of Harley Davidson oil.  Many steals and trades occurred adding to the suspense.

Along with politics, many other discussions were held.  Several discussions will be revisited during the January meeting including the guest policy, Ride Calendar, meetings and socials and spouse-included Socials.

New 2017 ride calendars and the updated OMC Constitution and By-Laws were handed out.  These need to be reviewed, by members,  and most discussions will be taken back up at the very important January meeting.

Meetings and socials will be at 6 p.m. for 2017.  All dates on the OMC event calendar are written in stone so people can plan their schedules.  No dates will be changed no matter the level of attendance.

The soiree was concluded with the inspection of Rip City's new ride.  A complete inventory and inspection was completed and ended with Rip City leaving most of the rubber on the rear tires on G-Man's concrete driveway.  You just can't beat the smell and testosterone building process of a good burnout.

See you January 5th, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Clubhouse on Fairview.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

2017 OMC Calendar Now On OMC Website

The 2017 Calendar of Events has been posted to the official OGRES Motorcycle Club website.  You can check it out at the link below:

There are some changes definitely worth checking out and making note of.  There will be more discussion at the OMC Social tomorrow night and at the January meeting.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

OGRES Social On December 1st at 6:30 p.m. WHITE ELEPHANT EXCHANGE

Our next OMC get together is Thursday December 1st at 6:30 p.m.  Yes, Smooth, the meeting is at 6:30 p.m., not 6 p.m.   (6 p.m. meeting/social starting times will begin in 2017).

Everyone please bring a wrapped white elephant gift to exchange at the social.  We will begin the evening festivities at the Clubhouse on Fairview.

Please contact me if there are any questions or absences so I can plan the party accordingly.  It should be maximum fun.

Monday, October 31, 2016

OMC Meeting This Coming Thursday Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m.

The next mandatory OMC Meeting is this coming Thursday, November 3, at 6:30 p.m.  We will meet at the Clubhouse on Fairview.  Grim is in Portland, Maine putting on a training class so contact G-Man if you are unable to attend.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tentative - 2017 Dates for OMC Sponsored Events - Tentative

The reason the post title shows "tentative" twice means that much discussion is still needed.  

The January 5 meeting will be very important for everyone to attend as the $50 yearly dues need to be turned in at that meeting and there are many items of business to discuss.  

These items include the changes in meetings and socials, the guest policy for OMC Runs, OMC Run changes and many more.  

Please make every effort to be there at 6 p.m. (new time).

2017 O.M.C. Events

2017 OMC Meeting & Social Dates

January 5 – Meeting

February 2 – Social

March 2 – Meeting

April 6 – Social

May 4 – Meeting

June 1 – Social

July 6 – Meeting

August 3 – Barbecue

September 7 – Meeting

October 5 – Social

November 2 – Meeting

December 7 – Social

All Meetings are mandatory, and at the Fairview Clubhouse at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise notified.
All Socials are non-mandatory, and at the Fairview Clubhouse at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise notified.

OMC Members and ratified Prospects only.

Spouses are invited to the Barbeque.

 OMC Joseph Spring Run 2017

Friday   June 16       235 Miles

The ride will begin with breakfast at the Garage Café in Notus, Idaho at 8 a.m.

Notus - Parma - Nyssa - Baker City - Haines - Elgin.
Lunch will be at the White Horse Cafe in Elgin.
Elgin - Wallowa - Enterprise - Joseph.

Dinner will be at the Stubborn Mule in Joseph.

Overnight lodging will be at the Indian Lodge Motel (541-432-2651) in Joseph, Oregon. Each rider must make their own reservations.

Saturday   June 17      220 Miles

Breakfast will be at the Cheyenne Cafe.

Joseph - Pine Creek - Hells Canyon - Cambridge.
Lunch will be at The Ranch House in Cambridge.
Cambridge - Weiser - Payette - Sand Hollow - Middleton.

This ride is open only to OMC members and who they invite.  Guests must be approved by the President.

OMC Salmon Summer Run 2017

Thursday   July 20    244 Miles 

 The run will begin at the Chevron Station at Highway 55 and Beacon Light at 9 a.m. sharp.

Horseshoe Bend – Banks – Cascade – McCall – New Meadows – Grangeville – Orofino

Overnight lodging will be in Orofino at Best Western Rivers Edge, 615 Main Street, (208) 476-9999.  Each rider is responsible for making their own reservation.

Friday   July 21        292 Miles

The run will continue with departure at 8 a.m. sharp.

Orofino - Kamiah – Kooskia – Lochsa Lodge – Lolo – Florence – Victor – Hamilton – Darby – Sula – Salmon

Overnight lodging will be in Salmon at The Stagecoach Inn, 201 Riverfront Drive, (208) 756-2919.  Each rider is responsible for making their own reservation.

Saturday   July 22      251 Miles

The run will continue with departure at 8 a.m. sharp.

Salmon – Challis – Stanley – Lowman – Crouch – Banks – Horseshoe Bend – Boise

This run is open to OMC members and who they invite.  Guests must be approved by the President.

 OMC Challis Spring Run 2017

Friday   August 25    271 Miles

The run will begin promptly at the Chevron at 9:00 a.m. at Gowen Rd. and I-84.

Boise - Mountain Home - Carey - Arco.

Lunch will be at Pickles in Arco.

Arco - Mackay - Challis.

Overnight lodging will be at Challis Hot Springs for the first 8 guests who make reservations. Call the Challis Hot Springs at (208) 879-4442. Get your own reservations.  The remaining riders will make arrangements to stay in town.

Bring money to pay for dinner which will be prepared and served at Challis Hot Springs.

Saturday   August 26     220 Miles
Breakfast will be at Challis Hot Springs. All but those 8 lucky folks who made reservations will have to pay for breakfast at the Hot Springs or eat in town.

We will depart at a time set by the Ride Captain. Time is needed for soaking in the pool. Bring swim suit.

Challis - Stanley - Lowman - Crouch.

Lunch will be in Crouch.

Banks - Horseshoe Bend - Boise.

This run is open only to OMC members and who they invite. Guests must be approved by the President.

Monday, October 24, 2016

2016 OGRES Social with Spouses Report

We all met at Mr. and Mrs. Rip City's home at the appointed time.  Someone was fashionably late as usual but I won't mention any names (G-Man).  Members present (with their spouses): Grim, Bomber, Rip City, Smooth and G-Man.  Members absent: Duke (I'm be out of town again), Krome (That's enough notice....I can arrange my schedule to be there), Big Easy and Zeus.

Greetings, salutations and hugs were exchanged and afterwards a bit of socializing occurred prior to a great meal.  Tenderloin with a vegetable medley was served after the attendees had finished off a great pomegranate salad.  G-Man thought the steak sauce tasted great on his greens and pomegranate salad.  Everyone at the dinner table joined in light and clever banter as we consumed the wonderful food leading up to three kinds of chocolate ice cream, one kind of vanilla ice cream and two different kind of cookies fresh from the oven.

We did learn some new things about Rip City and his upbringing.  First aid was also discussed in an unusual way.

No gang wrecks occurred so alls well that ends well.

Rip gave us a great tour of his home and "boathouse" along with a view of the palatial lawns and gardens.  What a nice home and what a great time was had by all.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

OMC Social This Coming Thursday at Rip City's Home at 6:30 p.m. with Spouses

The annual OMC gala barbecue is this coming Thursday, October 20th, at 6:30 p.m.  The wingding will be held at Mr. and Mrs. Rip City's abode in Caldwell.  Spouses are encouraged to attend with members in good standing only.

See you there.  Contact me via private email or text if you need Rip City's address.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

OMC October 6, 2016 Meeting Report

The meeting was commenced, as scheduled, at the Clubhouse on Fairview.  Present: G-Man, Rip City, Bomber, Smooth and Grim.  Absent: Krome, Big Easy and Duke.

Those present first enjoyed Taco Bell Doritos Supreme tacos along with non-adult beverages.  Grim brought 3 dozen so the attendees had their work cut out for them.  I believe Grim ate more than Rip City but who keeps count.

G-Man's paramedic son was our featured presenter for the evening.  He gave us great information about "Rider Down" first aid and other topics to help us hand medical emergencies while on a Run.
Part of the fun was the first grade environment with some members waving their hands in the air to interrupt the presentation with the speaker telling them to wait as the topic was upcoming.  I just hope those dust plumes around one's mouth don't occur again.

The aforementioned paramedic also brought some of this knife collection and shared some great knives and knife information with us.  I was tempted to slip a few in my pocket but the "angel on my shoulder" prevailed.  I am definitely going to have him tune up and sharpen some of my knives.

The next OMC activity is the barbecue with the spouses and Mr. and Mrs. Rip City's home on October 20th at 6:30.  I can't wait to taste that prime beef fresh off the grill.  See you there.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Next OMC Meeting October 6th at 6:30 p.m.

Due to popular demand, the OMC meeting on October 6th is reinstated, as originally scheduled, and will be held at the Clubhouse on Fairview.

This Meeting is mandatory and is needed as we had neither a Meeting or a Social in September.

This is a Meeting and not a Social.  Food and drink will be served.  Only members are invited.

The OMC Social will still be held on October 20th at Mr. and Mrs. Rip's house at 6:30 p.m.  Members and member spouses are invited.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Next OMC Social October 20th With Spouses at Rip City's Home at 6:30 P.M.

The next OMC Social will be on Thursday October 20th at 6:30 p.m.  The social will be a barbecue at Mr. and Mrs. Rip City's home.  Please bring your spouses for a great time.

The meeting will still be held on October 6th.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

OMC Meeting/Barbecue Cancelled for September 9, 2016

Due to lack of projected attendance, the OMC Meeting/Barbecue, with our spouses, scheduled for September 9th has been cancelled.

Please look at you availability for the OMC October Social on October 20th or 21st.  Perhaps we can have a get together, INCLUDING SPOUSES, on one of those dates.  Please let me know, as soon as possible, if you can attend OR NOT so I can put something together to replace the cancelled barbecue.

Friday, September 2, 2016

With Sympathy

Curtis "Mac" Malcolm Shields

OGRES condolences go out to Mr. and Mrs. G-Man during this time.  Sheri's dear father passed away on August 29th.  He will be laid to rest tomorrow, September 3rd.  OGRES thoughts and prayers will be with them and their family at this time.

The passing of this great generation is mourned as I don't think it is being replaced.  Mac definitely was one of the great ones from what I know and read.  He will be missed.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

2016 OMC Fall Run Report

G-Man, Duke, Fresh Meat, Grim, Bomber, Rip City, Joyous, Gundy and Krome in Ukiah, Oregon

We met up at the appointed place and time for the 2016 OMC Fall Run.  Present: G-Man, Duke, Grim, Bomber, Rip City and Krome.  Guests: Fresh Meat, Joyous and Gundy.  Not present: Smooth, Big Easy and Zeus.

We headed north up old Highway 30 to Payette and then up yonder to Cambridge where we fueled and stretched our legs.  We then headed to Hells Canyon.  Just before we hit the river, large black crickets blanketed the roadway and it was kinda creepy as they were flattened by the nine riders passing through.  We continued to the turnoff and were pleasantly surprised to find the road freshly paved from the main highway to the overlook.

Somewhere along this stretch, Bomber started to fall asleep on his motorcycle (I guess we made it too comfortable) and he pulled over to grab a snack out of his "Snak Pak".  The "sweep", G-Man, pulled over with him.  We all turned at the overlook except Meat and Duke as they missed the turn without a sweep to watch out for them.

We all got back together in Joseph and had a nice lunch at the Outlaw Cafe.

The Outlaw Cafe, Joseph, Oregon

We all received our food and were eating except for Rip "Social Butterfly" City who was having a conversation or lie telling contest with the restaurant owner.  It was clear we were going to be finished, again, before he even started eating.  Somehow, when Rip City returned to the table, his lovely sandwich had transformed into two hamburger buns (yes, just the buns with a bite taken out of them) on his plate.  Well, I can tell you that Bomber and Grim were dumbfounded by the turn of events.  We did manage to find Rip City's burger and his appetite was brought under control.

Duke had about seventeen phone calls to make so Meat and Grim waited for him while the rest of the troupe headed to Enterprise to check out the vendors at the Thunder Run Motorcycle Rally.  We caught up with them there just as they were leaving as the vendor "thing" was a bust as it was too early in the Rally.  

We grabbed some gas and then headed to Weston.  Grim missed the turn to Weston and we had to turn around and drive through the town.  We then headed into Pendleton where we found our way to the hotel.  After a brief respite, we adjourned to Rooster's where we had a nice meal.  (Thanks to Rip City for his flexibility and not making Grim ride 20 miles, round trip, to the buffet at the Casino).  A nice meal was had and we returned to the hotel for some sleep.  Grim had to pass on the pool and the jacuzzi as the area was swarmed with children.  Bummer.

Most of the group went to Taco Bell for breakfast and the reports were very positive.  Grim tried to gulp down some rubber eggs and some bloody hash at the hotel but could not stomach the fare.  Grim woke to find he had parked his motorcycle too close to a grassy island and the sprinklers had watered his bike all night.  Unfortunately, Krome had parked next to him.  Time was taken to remove some water spots and then we were on our way.

G-Man had advised Grim, who was leading, that we should stop at Ukiah for gasoline as he wasn't sure how far it was to  the next stop.  We did stop at Ukiah although it was a couple of miles off the road on a slip of highway that had just been chipped and sealed.  Turns out the single pump in town, which Grim had driven right by as it was surrounded my lovely metal sculptures, only spewed forth regular gasoline.  Not the cup of tea for Grim's Glide.  The day was saved by Krome's timely purchase of a cartoon of Ding Dongs which were dispersed amongst the travelers.    

G-Man told Grim the next turn was at County Road 20 and the turn would be so apparent that there is no way that Grim could miss it.  Foolishly, Grim believed him and led off in a cloud of chip and seal.  After a bit, Grim spied a sign that showed the mileage to Galena, and the name faintly rang a bell, but the turn was not so apparent as G-Man had promised, and Grim sped ahead.  After a few miles, Rip City finally passed the front of the group spinning his finger above his head as to communicate we needed to turn around.  Did I ever tell you that Grim hates that finger motion more than even the most obvious ones?

We all met up back at the turn-off and Grim handed the lead off to G-Man for the rest of the day.  G-Man said not worry as the turn was not well marked and anyone could have missed it !?

We took off down County Highway 20 (You could see the sign after you made the turn) and the wild ride of Mr. Toad began.  Grim thought he was in the Indianapolis 500 complete with gobs of cattle guards.  I managed to keep from losing the fillings in my teeth.

We stopped just prior to the main highway to Nyssa and G-Man scouted ahead for food.  He found Austin's Cafe and we stopped there for lunch.  Grim had a great bison burger and it looked like everyone had some great food.  Rip "Butterfly" City appeared again holding a bow and arrow and somehow the waitress ended up wearing his cut.  

We then headed out, like bats out of hell, and made our way to Nyssa where we stopped for gasoline.  We were almost fueled when Meat and Duke finally arrived.  Not their fault*.

After fueling, we headed on towards Vale.  Cages were immediately between members of the ride splitting the group and causing a lot of passing but we did make it safely to Vale where we stopped on the Idaho side of the bridge to wait for Duke.  

Two near gang wrecks later, we finally got untangled from a grey Suburban and rode the rest of the way to the same place we started.  I can't say more than that because......well, because.  I do have a educational topic for the November meeting.

We all said our farewells while hoping we weren't run over as most were parked in the drive through at the Mini Mart.  Hopefully, we can plan this ride next year when it won't conflict with the Rally in Enterprise.  A return to our traditional Fall Run would be nice.  

See you at the barbecue at Rip City's crib for the September meeting.  Please let him know if you can't make it.  Or don't.  I will eat your rib eye steak also if you can't attend.

*Grim retracts his agreement with Joy that you keep up with the leader or it's on you.  It's much, much more than that.  It's an unspoken contract.  Grim apologizes for sending that wrong message.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

OMC September 9th Meeting - Barbecue at Rip City's Home - 6:30 PM

Mr. and Mrs. Rip City

Just a heads up.  The September OMC Meeting will be at Rip City's home in Caldwell.

Make note this meeting will be on FRIDAY, September 9th, at 6:30 p.m.  Spouses are especially invited to this meeting.

The address will be sent in a private e-mail as I don't want to post it in this announcement/reminder.

Special thanks go to Mr. and Mrs. Rip City for hosting this meeting.  I have no doubt it will "rock".

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

OMC Fall Run This Friday August 26th

The OMC Fall Run begins this Friday, August 26th, at 8 a.m.  We will meet at the gas station at Highway 44/Old Highway 30 west of Middleton.

After a short safety briefing, prepare for immediate departure at 8:15 sharp.  We are riding a longer day than usual (302 miles) so prompt departure is important.

If you show up, and you are late, and no one is there.....ride north.  First stop for gas is in Cambridge.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

OMC 2016 Summer Run Report

G-Man, Dan, Fresh, Grim, Duke, Marlene, Bomber, Krome, Joy and Rip "Beaver" City

I wish I could say we all met at the appointed time and place but that would be half true.  I will give you one guess as to who showed up last.  Uh huh.

Present: G-Man, Grim, Duke, Smooth, Bomber, Krome and Rip City (and three guests).  Absent: Big Easy and Zeus.

After a safety meeting and introductions, we headed up Highway 55 and proceeded to McCall through light traffic.  We stopped for gasoline in McCall at the Chevron.


As you can see, Scarecrow is on his phone while everyone is having real life interaction.  While we were there, Stan Moss drove by in his classic 55 Chevy Belair.  Someone took him for a ride on his trike, but I won't mention any names.  The evidence may have been captured on film to be used against the unmentioned OMC member at a later date.

We headed on up north and continued past New Meadows.  Somewhere between New Meadows and Riggins, a covey of sage hen was seen crossing the road.  Grim slowed down thinking they were quail and would be off the road in a timely fashion.  Unfortunately, the last of the juvenile sage hen panicked, reversed direction and flew up directly in front of Grim.  Grim thought the sage hen had struck his fairing and had continued on in some fashion.  But, as luck would have it, Grim discovered the bony carcass wrapped around his engine guard about ten miles later.  The sage hen was extricated without difficulty and the trauma was over.

We rolled into Grangeville taking the back way due to road construction.  Duke had been attacked by a bee and part of the group was separated but Bomber alertly waited by the detour so the lost ones would know the way.  We rolled into more construction outside of Grangeville but G-Man alertly (not really) found a quicker way to the diner where the group enjoyed a great lunch.

Then it was on to Orofino.  The back way is a fun ride although we ran into quite a few vehicles in front of us including a motor home that allowed most of us to pass but the stragglers were caught behind when the motor home pulled back out.  I guess one should not straggle.

We arrived at Orofino, checked in, and hit the pool as soon as possible.  The Best Western is a much needed surprise in little Orofino and the pool and patio are great.  We made use of all including the happy hour.  Krome got into a lot of trouble passing around cookies without the staffers approval and she gave him a withering glare.  Krome "got" us all later saying the cookies were on his room tab (they weren't but he some of us really believing).  G-Man disappeared for a while to deliver some mail (he was too cheap to buy a stamp).  As usual, we had a splendid repast at the restaurant next door.

The next morning, we headed out early and headed over Lolo Pass.  It was a great ride all the way to Lolo.  We had a few false starts finding a place to eat in Hamilton when a local told us to go to the "Little Blue Joint" in Darby.  So we did.  There we found great food and a waitress whose voice volume almost broke some ear drums.  Some members (Rip City) persisted in asking more and more questions to prolong the agony of the waitress' speaking.  We gained some respite after everyone was fed and she moved a distance away.  Next year we will call and make sure she is working so we can have that much fun again.

We then hit the great shops in Darby buying pins, badges, candy and cool wall hangings.  A person could spend a lot of time in those shops as there is much to see and touch.  We also stopped by the custom hat makers shop but Rip City left empty handed again.

Goodie Stop

We then headed over the pass to get to Salmon.  At one of the stops, Bomber opened the "Goodie Tour Pak" and many members and guests helped him eat some of the goodies.

After a great ride over the pass, we arrived in Salmon and checked into the nicest motel in Salmon.  It is believed the motel is a "Minus Star" motel but at least the pool and hot tub were not occupied by a family reunion from Kuna or Garden City this year.  We ate at the nice little restaurant up the street where the Mud Pie and Key Lime pie is king.

Some of us got in the pool after dinner and there is a vicious roomer that some folks may have inadvertently been pushed into the very cold pool.  It was not caught on film and therefore cannot be substantiated.

The dawn found us headed south to Challis and we found ourselves on a recently chipped and sealed riding surface.  A slow pace was had for awhile but then the lead rider became impatient and picked up speed, especially upon seeing how fast the other motorized traffic was going.  Sorry about that broken headlight, Krome.

We rolled through Challis and turned towards Stanley.  After going a couple of miles, it was observed that only three or four riders were present.  The lead rider went back to see if a horrific gang wreck had occurred.  It was found that the entire remainder of the wild OMC riders had stopped because Rip City had lost the "beaver" from the seat of his bike.  The lead rider was not sure which caused him more consternation......that Rip City had lost his "beaver" or that the entire group had stopped because Rip City lost his "beaver".  Grim sure as hell would not have stopped.

We proceeded on into Stanley where some grabbed some gas and a break was taken at the foot of the great Sawtooth mountains.

Smooth Made It In This Photo

We then headed over Banner Summit and down to Lowman.  It was amazing how many vehicles  pulled over for us when they saw the string of bikes.  It was a quick jaunt and was highly enjoyable.  We then turned towards Garden Valley where we went a record distance before running into a red Honda who would not yield.   In fact, the driver slowed and pulled a clear to the right making it more dangerous to follow than it was to pass.  So we passed.  We stopped at Garden Valley for gas and then on into Crouch for lunch.  The Longhorn has changed hands and the service and food are much better.  I especially enjoyed the berry cobbler and ice cream.

Then it was on to Banks and south back to Boise.  Traffic was heavy and slow until we hit Horseshoe Bend hill where we were able to pass the slow movers.  The heat was palpable after being up in cooler climes.  We said our goodbyes at the same place we started the trip and reluctantly headed home.

This writer greatly enjoyed the trip as, I believe, did the other members and the guests.  I did get a little worn out asking to borrow others cell phones, at many stops, because I had left mine in my bike for the majority of the trip.  I wonder what it would be like to have a trip sans any electronic devices like the old days.  I guess I need to Google it to see if anyone does that anymore.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

OMC Summer Run Thursday July 21 (In Two Days)

This coming Thursday, we will be leaving at 8 a.m. sharp from the Chevron Gasoline Station at Beacon Light and Highway 55.  The weather looks dandy and this Run is shaping up to be an epic one.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

July 2016 OMC Meeting Report

The meeting convened, as scheduled, at the Clubhouse.  Present: Krome, Bomber, Rip City, Duke, G-Man and Grim.  Absent: Smooth, Big Easy and Zeus.

Matters of business and the state of the OMC were discussed.  It was mentioned there were not many rooms left in Orofino so phones calls were in order for those without reservations.  Many national problems were solved. We quickly realized how hungry we were and got on our bikes and headed over to Rudy's for food.

The round table was free and we lucked out and were given a waitperson that could/would put up with our collective crap especially Rip City's diatribe and demands.  My only complaint was that I ordered before being informed that Duke was covering the tab.  Dang it.

We talked a lot of trash about the members who were absent and did our best to keep Rip City awake.  Bomber made a splendid suggestion about turning the OGRES into a car club when we were too old and decrepit to ride two wheelers.  We reiterated our lack of desire to keep the Club running or to create a legacy.  Our goal is to have maximum fun for current members without worrying about the continuity of the OMC.

After ice cream and cake, we headed our separate ways looking forward to the Summer Run.  See you then.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Meeting Tomorrow Knight July 7th at 6:30 p.m.

Tomorrow knight is our mandatory OMC Meeting for July.  We will meet at the Clubhouse at 6:30 and will ride to dinner after a short business meeting.