Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Full Moon Fiasco 67

Soooo been waiting for June to get here...

When: Fri, June 9th @ 8pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Best Friend

June has arrived. You would think weather would be all sunshine and warm temps. Well, think again. Looks like a 30 degree temp change this week, and we will be exchanging clear blue skies for thunderstorms. Maybe spring is really not done yet.

Anyway, back to why you are really here. Riding your bike. We will ride regardless of the weather.

Our next ride is on National Best Friend Day. So, bring your best friend on the ride. Maybe dress alike. Or don't. Or maybe wear one of those "I am with stupid" tee shirts with the arrow. No wait, that's not appropriate.

Just bring your best friend, cause it is always better to ride in the rain when with your bestie.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Full Moon Fiasco 66 in Review

Last ride we celebrated National Lost Sock Memorial Day. So, there were a lot of mismatched socks on the 175+ riders that gathered at Eichardt's. The alley was open and it was a nice night. But ride we must.

We did a nice stroll into West Sand and down Boyer. We crossed Popsicle Bridge and took the Ponderay Bike Path until we eventually ended at Laughing Dog Brewery's new location. Thanks to Fred, Johnny, Lou and Michelle for taking great care of us. They opened after hours just for us. We had an amazing parking lot party.

Thanks to the Sandpoint PD for holding up traffic so we could all stay together and safely cross 5th Avenue. With hundreds of people showing up for these summer rides, expect to see police cars near Eich's as we depart on the ride. They are not there to crack down on the rides. They are merely there to ensure that we can all stay as a group and safely navigate the main arteries as we leave downtown.

On another note, we got a msg a while back from some motivated riders down in Lewiston that wanted to start their own FBC Chapter. They were up for the ride. We chatted about what it takes to start and run this club. They were all in. So, we gave them our blessing. If you are ever in the area on a full moon, you should look them up and join them. They are good peeps.

For visuals, click HERE.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Full Moon Fiasco 66

Can you believe it is May?

When: Wed, May 10th @ 8pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: National Lost Sock Memorial Day

Yup, there really is such a day.  Ever wonder what happens to those socks from the hamper, to the washer, to the drier and out?  I certainly do.  I like socks.  I have lots.  And I have lost many a good sock mates to the phenomenon.  I don't throw them away.  I always keep them in hopes that their mate will turn up one day.  Amazing, I have had times where a few wash loads later, miraculously, a lost sock will turn up.  But I often wonder, when has the waiting gone long enough?  When should the remaining sock be put to rest?

Enter National Lost Sock Memorial Day, a day to honor those socks that have disappeared.  A day to bring closure to the mysterious loss.

We here at FBC Sandpoint HQ ask that you wear your single left over socks for the last time.  We will have a moment of silence for these lone socks sometime during the evening.  When you return home after the ride, you will not hold on to these socks looking for their mate any longer.  You will burn them, or better yet, re-purpose them as a dust cloth, or a place to dry your garlic, or a sock monkey, or a place to keep your marbles...the possibilities are endless.

As a fleeting thought, are you aware that your feet have about 250,000 sweat glands that are capable of producing about 1 cup of sweat a day?  Hence, socks are important.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Full Moon Fiasco 65 in Review

Our last ride happen to fall on National Librarian Day.  And so, of course we dressed like librarians.  We also did a lap around our fine library.  Then we rode down to Connie's and chatted about books, libraries, smart topics and drank very adult beverages.  It was a fine night of learning.

We finally had some very nice weather for the ride, and hence, we saw some 100 riders.

There were a lot of new FBC Lifetime Members for Life inducted.  Great to see so many new faces.  Except the kids that showed up on the ride unattended.  If you happen to be a parent, these rides are not for unsupervised kids.

Thanks to Connie's, Val, Jenna and the rest of the staff for their hospitality.

For visuals, click HERE.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Full Moon Fiasco 65

Maybe we can do a ride without rain?

When: Tue, April 11th @ 8pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Librarian

With birthday celebrations over, it is time to get back to regular FBC Sandpoint business.

Note: We will be changing our ride meet/departure times to summer hours, meet at 8pm and depart at 9pm until Fall.

So, did you know there is a National Librarian Day?  A day to honor those hard working guys and gals at the local knowledge bank. Do you even go to the library? You should, it's a good place to get your learn on. And you pay for it, so there is that too. Anyways, we have a pretty sweet library, for a small town like Sandpoint. So, for this here upcoming ride, you are encouraged to dress like a librarian...I am not sure what that even means. But just do it.

We will ride, maybe look at some books, talk about important things and possible make a visit to said place. I also understand there may be some actual librarians on our ride. They will not be dressed up for the ride though, as they will purely be in there everyday clothes. I'm sure they will love to talk about the work they do.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Full Moon Fiasco 64 in Review

Last ride we celebrated little old FBC Sandpoint turning 5. It doesn't seem like you can really start to talk about FBC rides for 2017, unless you lead with the weather.  So, guess what?  It rained...again.

Regardless, 20 something riders showed up at Eich's in their fancy clothes to ride and honor the occasion.  We kept the ride route relatively short and ended at Ol' Red's Pub. Once there, we told stories, played connect 4, dumped quarters in the jukebox, danced (no wait that didn't happen), took some pics and gave away some swag.

Ahh yes, a word about the swag. We gave away some sweet items that were generously donated by the following:

Larson's Dept Store
Loaf & Ladle
MickDuff's Brewing
Ol' Red's Pub
Idaho Pour Authority
Evan's Brothers Coffee
Shotz Ski
Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair

Thanks to those business for their continued support and make the evening just that much better.

Also, a special shout out to Emily and Kim for their fine hospitality for the evening, Ol' Red's is a pretty fun place to hang.

And now for the long awaited announcement on FBC Sandpoint Member for the Year. Voting at FBC Sandpoint HQ was tough this year. Many of our members do extraordinary things...in their own right. The person that was ultimately selected though really went about and beyond for this year. They truly encompass the ideal FBC Sandpoint member qualities. This person did not miss a ride last year, meaning they came solo if things didn't work out for the rest of their crew.  This person also went about and beyond in the dress up category. Always down to make our rides just a little more festive. And never, ever breaks FBC Sandpoint #1 rule (actually our only rule).

Drum roll please.  FBC Sandpoint Member of the Year for 2017 was crowned on FBC Sandpoint Lifetime Member for Life Bernie. We are honored to have her in our little bike club.

For visuals, click HERE.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Full Moon Fiasco 64

Let's try this again...

When: Mon, Mar 13th @ 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Formal Birthday Attire

OK, so if you did not read about our last planned ride, you should do that now to get up to speed.  If you are too lazy, I will summarize.  The weather sucked.  The roads sucked.  Turn out sucked.  It was supposed to be a big ride as we were supposed to celebrate FBC Sandpoint turning 5.  The Birthday ride celebration was postponed to this month, so more people could come.

And here is what was wrote (cause I am too lazy to come up with something new) to prepare you for our last ride (which didn't really happen):
This evening 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.  There will be a bike ride.  There will be the crowning of the highly coveted FBC Sandpoint Member of the Year.  There will be some random goodies given away.

See you then!