Saturday, March 7, 2020

Full Moon Fiasco 101

We made it over the hump...

When: Tue, Mar 10th @ 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Formal Birthday Attire

8 years.

This ride will be a pretty big deal.  There will be some live music (or at least a good chance).  There will be some embarrassing stories of FBC's younger days (highly good chance).  There will be awards for Best Dressed male/female (highly, highly good chance).  There will be a bike ride (most def).  There will be the crowning of the highly coveted FBC Sandpoint Member of the Year (for sure).  There will be some random goodies given away (hot damn).

Full Moon Fiasco 100 in Review

Well, our 100th ride came and went. Some 50+ riders showed up for the monumental occasion, that's a pretty damn good turn out for February. The weather did play in our favor, and the moon was visible.

Our route took us out Boyer and over Popsicle Bride back to town. We returned to Eichardt's for our final destination. It only seemed fitting that we would end our 100th ride back at Eich's, as Jeff and the rest of the staff have been such great supporters of our rides since day #1. All 100 rides have started at Eich's, and I don't see that changing in the future. So, big thanks to them for their continued support.

Our 100th ride happened to also fall on National Extraterrestrial Visitor/Cultural Day. So, we celebrated our visitor's from afar as well.

If you were at the ride, you got a FBC sticker and a custom FBC button. Big thanks to FBC Lifetime Members for Life Whitney and Dave for the buttons! Those will be collector items. And extra special thanks to Dave for also leading the ride.

Next month will be our FBC Birthday Ride as we celebrate 8 years of these crazy monthly gatherings.

For visuals, click HERE.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Full Moon Fiasco 100

Well, would you look at that!!!!

When: Tue, Feb 11th @ 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Extraterrestrial Visitor/Cultural Day

Hard to believe isn't it? There is actually a day to celebrate aliens. Oh, or is it harder to believe this is actually ride #100? Anyways, Extraterrestrial Visitor/Cultural Day was passed by the House back in 2003. Why you may ask? Well, it is all based around New Mexico and Roswell...don't know about that, google it.

"According to the memorial, the day was created because "extraterrestrials have contributed to the worldwide recognition of New Mexico through their many and ongoing visitations, sightings, unexplained mysteries, attributed technological advances, experimentations, expeditions, explorations, intrigues, provision of story lines for Hollywood epics and other accomplishments of alien beings throughout the universe." -- Checkiday

So, we'll gather and celebrate ride #100 and hope some visitors from afar show up on our ride. Bring some dollars as we will have special spoke cards and some mystery memorabilia...

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Full Moon Fiasco 99 in Review

99 bottles of beer on the wall,
99 bottles of beer.
Take one down and pass it around,
98 bottles of beer on the wall...

Full Moon Fiasco 99 is in the books. Our ride happened to fall on Bittersweet Chocolate Day. Who doesn't like chocolate?! So, it seemed like a good theme.

20+ riders braved the winter storm and were rewarded with some dark chocolate. We did a short cruise through downtown and a loop through City Beach. We plowed through the rather deep snow and arrived and the nice and toasty warm Connie's Lounge for our destination.

I don't think anyone was anxious about heading back out into the storm, so most stayed rather long. Thanks to Linda and the rest of the Connie's staff for having us, and keeping us hydrated.

For visuals, click HERE.

Next ride is #100!!! Stay tuned...

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Full Moon Fiasco 99

Here we roll into a new decade...

When: Fri, Jan 10th @ 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Oh Chocolate, How I Love Thee

Wow, so much going on here. FBC Sandpoint starts a new decade of full moon rides. This will be ride #99. Yup, 99 of these crazy rides. Also, it is National Bittersweet Chocolate Day. I know, which of those is more amazing?

Did you know that milk chocolate is the most common and popular chocolate in the US? Bittersweet Chocolate or Dark Chocolate is kinda like the odd stepchild of the chocolate world. Without the addition of milk to even out the bitterness, it tends to be harder, richer, and a common ingredient in baking. Bring your dollar for a spoke card this month, and we will be handing our samples. Chocolate and beer, it's a thing. See ya then.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Full Moon Fiasco 98 in Review

35+ riders came out in the holiday garb for our last ride. We couldn't have asked for a better night! Temps were cool, and big flakes were falling from the sky. Roads were in good condition.

We did kinda a long route because conditions were so grand. Most liked that, a couple didn't. We ended at the Longshot.

There we piled all our finely wrapped gift around the Festivus Pole, had some holiday cheer and then did our annual gift exchange. It was a ton of fun. If anyone made a fool of themselves, I certainty don't remember.

Big thanks to Brandon and the crew at the Longshot for hosting us and staying open late. The venue there is great for the full moon rides, so we definitely will be going back!

For visuals, click HERE.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Full Moon Fasco 98

Last Full Moon ride of 2019...

When: Wed, Dec 11th @ 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Festivus for the Rest of Us

Hard to believe this is the last ride of the year. But it always proves to be a pretty fun one as we celebrate Festivus. Did you know Festivus has been celebrated for 50+ years? True. You could say FBC Sandpoint is trendy.

I know you all don't like change, so nothing will. If you are new to this ride, here are a few things you should know (if you are a veteran, nothing has changed, so go get a jump on your costume and gift for exchange). First, decorate your bike and yourself. It is fun. It gets you in the holiday spirit as well.

Next, go shopping for a gift for our FBC gift exchange ($5 limit) and bring it wrapped and unmarked.

We will leave Eich's and do a shorter route through town while sticking to main arteries if there is foul weather. It is winter, and you may have noticed weather can change quickly around here. We will end our ride somewhere warm and full of glee. We will gather around our durable and strong aluminum pole, flanked by all our presents. In FBC Sandpoint style, there will be NO airing of grievances or feats of strength...well, there may be those things depending on the hour and amount of spiked eggnog.  Anyways, at our destination we will commence with our annual FBC Gift Exchange (if you don't bring a gift, you can sit in the corner like a old miserable scrooge) as we sip holiday cheer... and hopefully someone will have too much, get rowdy and embarrass themselves...hopefully it is not me.