Author Archives: Timm Bryant

It Was Nice When It Was Free

Note that the Chapter will no longer be sending text message reminders of Chapter events and cancellations.  Our current (soon to be former) text message provider has decided to start charging all subscribers to our text messages $7 per year per subscriber.  That is $7 to each and every one of us, every year.

Assuming that most of the members are not interested in paying that amount for a few text messages per year the Chapter has decided to start looking for alternative text messaging services.  For now, please check your email on the day of any event that you have signed up for to see if there are any last minute changes in plans.  We’ll keep searching for a no-cost alternative in the mean time. 

Any Interest in Labor Day ride to meet with Thunder Mountain Chapter?

From the Thunder Mountain Chapter

I see North Platte/Kearney as being about a half way point. What if we met in one of those locations for a lunch and may be did more riding in the afternoon. I would propose we make this an overnight event as one option and plan to ride home on Sunday. Do you know of any riding in that area to plan something? I have been to Kearney area where I know of some places to eat/hotels.

As for Thunder in the Rockies, how many people are interested in coming out? We could probably do a few rides, potentially have some of your folks help us out with the demo truck, etc. There would be hotels in the area, but may be a 30 min drive, we may also have some chapter members willing to have folks stay at their place.

Please click on Leave a comment below and let us know if you’re interested.

Springtime Safety Checks

I was just reading a Facebook post where someone had reminded other riders to change the batteries in their key fobs at least once a year.  I’ve never changed mine, so it was a good reminder for me. 

That got me thinking about other checks that riders should do before they take their first ride of the season.  Do you remember the T-CLOCK pre-ride checklist?  Now is the time to do a thorough check of your bike to ensure it’s ready to ride when you are.  My insurance company also published a good reminder of what to check as you are getting ready for the riding season.  Check out this Spring Checklist article.  (No, I’m not endorsing this insurance company.  But, a good idea is a good idea regardless of the source.)

Who else has some good tips for getting ready for the new riding season?  Leave your comments here, or share them at our next Chapter meeting. 

Track your mileage on the website

An “old” feature from the OCBHOG website is now a “new” feature for the DHDHOG website.  

The mileage tracking database is now available for members to track their mileage for each of their bikes (Harley’s only!) for the current riding season.  By recording your mileage throughout the riding season you can contribute to the Chapter’s annual mileage goal.  The mileage tracker will allow you to see the mileage rankings of each Chapter member so you can see where you stand in comparison.  

To use this feature you must provide a Chapter officer with your odometer reading for each of your bikes at the start of the riding season.  Once a Chapter officer has recorded this in the database you can access the feature by clicking on the Chapter Mileage Challenge link under the MEMBERS ONLY menu on the website.  Enter your HOG number and then simply enter your latest odometer reading and then click on the SAVE button.  

The website is ready, now let’s hope for warmer weather to start putting some miles in the database!

Ride Suggestions

Great rides are not like great fishing spots.  People normally love to share their favorite rides with their friends.  So, what are your favorite rides?  The Chapter would like to hear your suggestions for rides of any length.  One or two hour rides.  All day rides.  Overnight rides.  All ride suggestions are welcome.  Share your suggestion by either responding to this post below, emailing one of the Chapter officers, or just bring it up at the next Chapter meeting.  

Change to the Chapter Calendar

A Chapter member had requested a change to the Calendar display to better highlight active links.  For example, links to details for a specific event.  I’ve made a slight change to the display for active links when using the calendar.  Before, a link would simply look like this:

DHD HOG Holiday Party

The change will make links in the Calendar now look like this:

DHD HOG Holiday Party

Please leave a comment if this is helps, or if it doesn’t work for your device.

How safe of a rider are you?

 It doesn’t matter how long you have been riding.  There is always something new to learn when it comes to safely riding your motorcycle.  

Check out the new safety question on the Safety Information page to see if you can answer the question at the next Chapter meeting.  Also, if you have safety tips or questions to raise with your fellow Chapter members feel free to leave a comment on this post.  Or, email your tip to

Welcome to DHD Omaha Chapter


This is an exciting time for all of our family in our HOG chapter. We are starting a new chapter and it will be named DHD Omaha Chapter Nebraska. Our new dealership, Defiance Harley Davidson has a whole new outlook on how a dealership should be run and is bringing new excitement, new ideas, and a new way of doing business in the Omaha area. It is only fitting that we have a new HOG chapter to go along with that.

I would like to say “Thank you” to Holstein’s Harley Davidson for all that they did for the HOG chapter in the past 28+ years. Also a special “Thank you” to the charter members, and all the rest of the members of the Omaha Co Bluffs HOG chapter for the dedication, commitments, support, and memories of the first HOG chapter in the Omaha area. I personally have met many people from this chapter in the past 16 years of my HOG relationship and many of them I consider some of my best friends. My wife Kim first talked me into coming to my first Omaha Co Bluffs HOG chapter meeting in 2003.We have been involved with HOG as officers and members of what will now be four different chapters. It becomes a way of life and I love not only the riding, but also the friendships that develop.

Defiance Harley Davidson will be giving us a jump start for the new chapter. We have put in an order through Norscott for several items. If you are a current paid member of Omaha Co Bluffs and have a rocker in either the large or small size, Defiance H-D will exchange it for a new DHD Omaha Chapter Nebraska patch at no charge. And since this is a new chapter, anyone joining now and until the end of the year will become Charter Members. We will also have a Charter Member patch for sale that you can add to your vest.

The dealership is also giving us 2 new chapter flags. We have also ordered shirts for women and men, hats, and other patches that will be for sale at the dealership. Let’s show some pride and excitement to our new dealership and let them know the people from Nebraska know how to be part of a HOG family.

Dan Howell

Chapter Manager