Roger Overby knew his garage would be for more than working on his Harley Davidson when he built it.
He and wife Joan (pronounced Joanne) built the garage with fun, friends, Harleys and the Broncos in mind.
“I wouldn’t call it a man cave; it’s just a fun place to go and have friends over, watch football or other shows and work on my bike,” Roger says. In fact, one portion of wall is devoted to the Peeps, the wives, daughters and other females who are part of the larger group of friends.
His friends have dubbed the garage the “Rog-Ma-Hall,” a play on words adapted from watching the hit television show “The Big Bang Theory.”
The Overbys chose a color scheme of orange and blue to represent their favorite football team, the Colorado Broncos, and orange and black, representing Harley. The couple hangs with a group of Harley riders from Jefferson who take “one good trip a year” on their motorcycles as a group.
Roger and Joan moved to Jefferson from Colorado five years ago, and both work at Greene County Medical Center. Their house did not have a garage when they first moved in.
As the garage was under construction, the couple had not planned to install a bathroom. However, after a friend convinced them it would be handy, they were able to add it into the construction plans.
Their enthusiasm for the Broncos and Harleys is evident beyond the color schemes. On the wall behind the bar in the garage hangs a Bronco-themed Miller Light neon sign. It is so big it takes two pull chains to turn it on.
“We owned a bowling alley and bar when we lived in Colorado, and one of the arcade game vendors gave me the neon sign,” Roger says. He explained arcade contracts for establishments are competitive and it was one of the perks the arcade vendor offered. The sign commemorates the Broncos’ 1998 Superbowl championship.
A signed photo of Broncos player Terrell Davis is also on the wall.
“I bought that one later. He rushed for over 2,000 yards for the season,” Roger explained.
He also has a signed photo of John Elway, which Roger won in a raffle in Las Vegas. There also is some baseball memorabilia.
Photos of the motorcycle trips hang on the back wall, and on another wall a map with pins showing all the trip locations across the United States.
“I have a goal of riding to every state,” Roger says.
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