Monday, December 31, 2018

Very Special OGRES MC January Meeting Thursday January 3rd at 6:30 p.m.

The very special mandatory OGRES MC January meeting will be this coming Thursday January 3rd at 6:30 pm.  The meeting will be held at the Clubhouse on Fairview.

Remember to bring your $50 dues for the year of 2019.  

Bring your "white elephant" gift for a gift exchange during the meeting.  Please remember there is a $50 limit on this gift.

We will discuss the upcoming ride schedule along with G-Man's proposed rides. 

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Rip City Sighting

Unfortunately, Rip City has let himself go this Holiday season.  

Don't worry, Rip City.  

The extra weight will keep your Indian more stable in strong winds.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Krome's Cool Restoration Completed




Krome didn't do the restoration but he personally found many of the parts for his 47 year old 1972 Harley-Davidson Shortster.  

This bike was only made for one year.  

I can't wait for him to ride it to Challis in June!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

OGRES MC New Years Day Brunch

The annual OGRES MC New Years day brunch will be held guessed it...New Years Day, 2019 at 10 a.m.   

We will meet at the Egg Factory at 16011 N. Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa.  The restaurant is right across from the Idaho Center.

Cages are acceptable in bad weather.  Wear yer cuts.

Friday, December 21, 2018

White Elephant Gift Exchange at January 3 OMC Meeting

Since we did not have a December meeting, there will be a "white elephant" gift exchange at the mandatory OGRES Motorcycle Club meeting on January 3rd.  

The dollar upper limit for "white elephant" gift is $50.  

More to follow about the meeting.  It is an important meeting.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Duke

December Customer of the Month

Our sergeant-at-arms should be the customer of the year as he gets his Harley serviced almost monthly due to the amount of miles he rides.

Lucky duck.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

2019 OGRES MC Event Calendar

2019 OMC Meeting Dates

January 3 – Meeting

March 7 - Meeting

May 2 – Meeting

July 11 – Meeting

September 6 – Barbecue  (Friday)

November 7 – Meeting

All Meetings are mandatory, on the first Thursday of every odd numbered month and at the Fairview Clubhouse at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise notified.

OMC Members and ratified Prospects only.

OMC Challis Spring Run 2019

Friday   June 7    271 Miles

The run will begin promptly at the Chevron at Gowen Rd. and I-84 at 9 a.m. Safety briefing at 8:45 p.m.

Boise - Mountain Home - Carey - Arco.

Lunch will be at Pickles in Arco.

Arco - Mackay - Challis.

Overnight lodging will be at the Pioneer Motel & RV Park, 220 South Highway 93, Challis, (208) 879-6791.  Each rider is responsible for making their own reservations.

We will ride out to Challis Hot Springs for a soak in the pool.

Saturday   June 8     220 Miles
We will attend the Challis Car Show Saturday morning.

We will depart at a time set by the Ride Captain.

Challis - Stanley – Lowman.

Lunch will be in Lowman.

Garden Valley - Banks - Horseshoe Bend - Boise.

The ride will end at the Stinker Station at State St. (Highway 44) and Old Horseshoe Bend Road.

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

OMC Salmon/Orofino Summer Run 2019

Thursday   July 18   251 Miles 

 The run will begin at the Stinker Station, at Highway 44 and Old Horseshoe Bend Road, at 9 a.m. sharp. Safety Briefing at 8:45 a.m.

Boise - Horseshoe Bend – Banks – Crouch – Lowman – Stanley – Challis – 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.

Friday   July 19        292 Miles

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

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

Saturday   July 20       244 Miles

The run will continue with departure at 9 a.m. sharp.

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

The ride will end at the Stinker Station at State St. (Highway 44) and Old Horseshoe Bend Road.

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

OMC Joseph Fall Run 2019

Thursday   August 22       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 Cowboy and Angel’s Place in Elgin.

Elgin - Wallowa - Enterprise - Joseph.

Dinner will be at the Outlaw Cafe or 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.

Friday   August 23      220 Miles

Breakfast will be at the Cheyenne Cafe.

Joseph - Pine Creek - Hells Canyon - Cambridge - Weiser - Payette - Sand Hollow - Middleton.

The ride will end at the Shell Station at Highway 44 and Old Highway 30, just west of Middleton.

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

Saturday, November 10, 2018

OGRES MC November 2018 Meeting Report

The OGRES MC November meeting commenced at the appointed time and place.  Present: G-Man, Smooth, Gundy, Slick, Bomber, Duke and Grim.  Absent: Rip City and Krome.

A short meeting was held in the Clubhouse to begin the evening.  Discussed were OMC Run dates and routes.  It was decided the Spring and Fall Runs would be held on a Thursday/Friday format.  The Summer Run will stay the same as in the past.  The OMC Calendar will be out soon for 2019.

A discussion was also held on the huge recall that Harley-Davidson had announced about the clutch engagement issue.  G-Man had the recall printed out.  It probably only affects him but if you have a Milwaukee Eight motor, you might inquire.

Gundy was the winner of the door prize and won a nice knife.  

The attendees then walked over to Sockeye Grill for a nice meal.  Many thanks to Slick for picking up the tab.  It was Slick's first official meeting and we were glad to have him there.

Thoughts and prayers went out to Rip City for a quick and successful recovery from his surgery.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Mandatory OGRES MC Meeting Thursday Nov. 1st at 6:30 p.m.

Upcoming is the OGRES Motorcycle Club Mandatory meeting.  It will be held Thursday November 1 at 6:30 p.m. The place of meeting will be at the Fairview Clubhouse.

That is all...

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Smooth's Annual Las Vegas Pilgrimage

Smooth is shown with a U.S. made tricycle which would technically qualify it's "rider" for membership in the OGRES.  Smooth said it is alleged to possess fantastic handling but is low in luggage capacity.  

Saturday, October 6, 2018

OGRES 2018 Fall Barbecue with Spouses (Board of Directors)

Bomber and Boss

A long overdue thank you to Bomber and Mrs. B. for hosting the September 2018 Barbecue for the OGRES club members and the OGRES Board of Directors.

Everyone was there except for Duke and his lovely bride.  The food and company was great even though some of the old war stories were retold.

It was a very nice time and the venue and food could not have been better.  

Thanks again to Bomber and Mrs. B.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

OGRES MC Barbecue with Spouses This Friday at 6:30 p.m.

The Annual OGRES MC Barbecue with Spouses is this coming Friday, September 7th, at 6:30 p.m.  The shindig will be held at Bomber's home.  I have sent the address to all members in a private e-mail but let me know if you didn't receive it.

See you there !

Saturday, September 1, 2018

2018 OGRES MC Fall Run Report: A Pictorial

The Gang

It All Began in Notus at the Garage Cafe

Breakfast at The Garage Cafe in Notus

Farewell Bend, Oregon

A Gaggle of Bikes at Farewell, Bend

Another Cool Bike Shot

Rip City Scouting for Blue Coats in Union, Oregon

Grim Warning of Rocky Roads Ahead

Lee, Rip City and Joy Enjoying a Fresh Beverage

Slick, Lee, Rip City, Joy, Krome, Grim, Bomber, Gundy, Stephen and Duke (G-Man-Photographer)

Indian Lodge Motel, Joseph, Oregon

Grim, G-Man, Slick, Stephen, Duke, Gundy, Bomber, Rip City, Lee, Krome and Gundy

Hell's Canyon Lookout

A Motley Crew

Rip City and Troublemaker

Ice Cream Stop at Scotty's

Lunch in Cambridge

Rip Modeling his Loincloth

May I Borrow Your Phone?

Slick, Rip City, Bomber, Grim, G-man (Lost his Cut), Krome, Duke and Gundy in Middleton