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.