Saturday, March 30, 2013

Full Moon Fiasco XV in Review

Facebook how I loathe you...and then I kinda love you.  It appears that just maybe, and I really hate to shower too much praise here as our new facebook page is having an impact on our ride numbers...

People showed up at Eich's with a good representation of sweaters.  Some seemingly right off the Cosby set.  Others off some store rack where they should have never left.  And then there was an Easter bunny and a bunny helper.  They had basket full of eggs with surprises inside for everyone.  Damn you kids are creative.

Anyhow, people kept showing up and I ran out of spoke cards.  I will leave a note at the FBC Sandpoint Headquarters to make more cards next time.  You should make a note to bring a dollar and get there early if you wanna ensure you get one.

So, let's see, we left Eich's about 35ish strong.  We rode through West Sand, by the health club, through a round about (several times), down through South Sand, through a dark and musky alley and finally arrived at the Hydra.  Thanks to Abbey, Shelly and a third, just as awesome server with a name that escapes me, for taking care of our thirsty crew and staying open a lot later than normal.  Laughing Dog was flowing and good times were had.  FBC Lifetime Member for Life Jane did a bike count shortly after arriving and came up with 52.  So, 35 riders divided by 52, carry the 3, subtract 8...and we had some sort of security breach I guess.  But who cares, thanks to all that showed up.  52 bikes lined up along both sides of the street was very impressive.

In conclusion, the moon did finally make a grand appearance.  Cosby Jello prizes were awarded to best dressed members Angela, Marty, Dave and Michael.  Finally, Larson's donated a sweet apocalypse type knife/tool kit that went to new FBC Lifetime Member for Life Mac...who by the way is riding from Sandpoint to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska this June to raise money for the Sandpoint Food Bank (www.PointToBay.com)...hopefully he won't need it.

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Full Moon Fiasco XV

Wow, what a birthday party it was!  Now back to work...

When: Wed, Mar 27th @ 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Cosby Sweaters

Grab your fashionable 80s sweater or whatever sweater you deem ugly enough to make our fashion police wanna bestow an award to you.  The weather promises to be cool.  However, the roads promise to be more rideable and clearer than ever this year.

This here March ride is a turning point, next month the weather will really start to warm, our rides will start to get a little longer and the number of final destination points will increase.  All good huh?  Oh, one more thing, this is the last time we will meet at 7pm, in April we will go back to 8pm meeting times for the summer.  Got it?  Good.

Oh, and another last thing, FBC Sandpoint now has a facebook page.  I realize some of you like how "events" can be created there.  I also hear some of you like to socialize in the facebook world and poke your friends and tell them about things your doing.  Go ahead and do that.  But the FBC Sandpoint website, you are now reading, will ALWAYS be the FINAL WORD for all things related to our rides.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Full Moon Fiasco XIV in Review

1 year, done.  If I may, these rides don't happen without the help of many hands.  Thanks to Lifetime Member for Life Fast Eddie and Jane for always pitching in, picking up the slack and making sure nothing gets forgotten.  Thanks to Lifetime Member for Life Ron for being the towel boy (not the sweat catcher either) and keeping people jazzed and energy levels high.  He is always down.  Thanks to Lifetime Member for Life Al for all things design and pretty.  Thanks to all our local watering holes for being so welcoming (none have asked us NOT to come back).  And finally, all you riders who continue to show up pumped to go ride and following our ONE rule: not being an asshole.  

Birthday ride, 25ish riders hit Eich's dressed for the occasion and ready to ride.  Well mostly...pumps aren't conducive to riding.  Cards were passed out and we headed out riding into West Sand, back South and finishing our loop at the DTC.  Darcy and crew were awesome!  They were very accommodating and even arranged to have Diagonal House play for us, good rock music.  We crowned a “King” and “Queen” for our semi-formal event: Lifetime Members for Life Tracy and Dick.  Presents were also handed out, as it was a birthday party after all (BIG thanks to Lifetime Members for Life Dick and Dr. Ed for their donations) and good times were had by all.

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