Thursday, January 30, 2020

Elvis Sighting (The King)

Grim and his 2019 Harley-Davidson FLHRXS

New Additions:

HD 16 inch windshield
HD turn signal relocation kit
Wild One 14 inch Classic Ape handlebars and risers
HD Extended Floorboards
SoftBrake foot control levers
Joker Machine foot pegs and pad
HD Chopped engine guard
HD Crankcase breather
Joker Machine bag handle inserts
HD rear license plate frame and hanger
Custom Dynamics LED turn and brake lighting
Performance Machine Contour grips
HD Black shift linkage

Superb customer service and workmanship by Sue and Carl at Boise Cycle LLC.  Unmatched attention to detail.

The installation of a Stage One system is next when Grim's wallet recovers.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

OGRES MC January 2020 Meeting Report

G-Man, Gundy, Krome, Bomber, Duke and Grim (photo taker)

OGRES MC members met at the Clubhouse at the appointed date and time. 

Members present: Duke, Grim, Gundy, G-Man, Bomber and Krome.  

Member absent: Rip City and Slick.

We started the meeting by breaking bread with pizza and soda. Conversation swirled around motorcycles, missing members and excitement for the OMC Runs coming up for the year.

There was a short discussion about the recruitment of new members. While the OMC is not actively recruiting, new members would be welcome as long as they fit in as well as the current members. Recruiting, however, is not at the top of the priority list for the OMC. Members were directed to review the guidelines for prospects and guests in the OMC Constitution and By-Laws.

Guests for OMC Runs should be carefully chosen and shall be approved by the President in a timely manner.

Grim passed on the intel that was previously shared with him by Rip City. Rip City had scouted out the overnight venues for the upcoming OMC sanctioned runs and no conflicts or problems exist at this time. Members should still make their reservation for the three OMC sanctioned runs as soon as possible before conflicts arise. Grim will procure the largest cabin in Challis so we have a place to hang out depending on the weather.

The Vice President led a discussion about several possible rides outside the sanctioned OMC Runs. The consensus of the members was that a Pacific coast ride was a the top of everyone's list. 

Grim reminded all members that the three OMC sanctioned Runs were default Runs and could be supplanted with a replacement. A member would need to submit a replacement run to the President,  in a formal written manner, similar to the format used in the OMC schedule at this time. 

We then had the gift exchange. It was kind of a wild and woolly exchange with many twists, turns, surprise and steals. It was a lot of fun and all were good sports with great gifts.







Grim is hoping to send out many emails for semi-impromptu rides beginning as soon as the weather is warm. Hopefully, it will be a more active riding year for the OMC as many members may be more available.

The next OGRES MC activity is the "Night Out with Spouses" on February 14th. More details to come.

Grim appreciates all the members and their hard work and loyalty to the OMC.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Mandatory OGRES MC January 2020 Meeting on January 9th at 6:30 p.m,.

The OGRES MC January 2020 meeting is this coming Thursday, January 9th,  at 6:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse. 

Grim is excited as it is his favorite OGRES MC meeting of the year.

Please bring your $50 dues to the meeting if you have not already paid. Grim may not have change so try to have the exact amount.

We will also have our annual gift exchange. Bring a gift to exchange. There is a $100 limit on the value of each gift.

There will also be some very cool door prizes. 

So sad for you OGRES MC members that have already declared an absence. We will take plenty of pictures to make you feel even worse that you are missing this meeting.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

OGRES MC 2020 New Years Day Breakfast Report

G-Man, Slick, Grim, Bomber, Smooth, Rip City and Gundy

Brave and intrepid members of the OGRES Motorcycle Club met at the appointed place and time for the 6th Annual New Years Day breakfast. Members present: Gundy, G-Man, Rip City, Slick, Grim and Bomber. Emeritus member present: Smooth. Members absent: Duke and Krome.

Rip City and Grim were first on scene and procured the banquet table for the club. Gundy showed up on Old Grey and was the only member brave enough to ride his Harley-Davidson. The last member to show up guessed it...G-Man but he was only 7 minutes late...a new record.

There was one member who it took a bit to recognize but memory returned and it was Slick!?!? We had almost forgotten what he looked like. Welcome back!

We all ordered our meals and the real conversations got underway. Of course, the talk centered around motorcycles, women and we also caught up with each other on life's events that had transpired.

One discussion centered around the controversy of which member had missed the most OGRES activities and...shocker!...the two main contenders were not present at the breakfast!?!? So we talked trash about the two missing members as is OGRES MC tradition. 

While we were dining, a very impressive sleet storm passed by outdoors and we worried a little about Gundy and his machine out in the parking lot. Fortunately, Gundy's back was to the window and he did not have to witness much of the mayhem. 

We also discussed situational awareness and the importance of being alert to the world in many ways. 

We also talked about the wonderful freedom and escape the OMC brings us as a group.

Everyone was grateful for the fellowship and camaraderie the OMC brings us all along with the opportunity to get away from the world that the OMC provides.

Happy New Year to all OGRES and their loved ones!