Monday, December 29, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXXVII

And here we go into 2015...

When: Sun, Jan 4th @ 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Ski Bum

So, you may have seen the little article on MSN on how drinking a little at work can make you better at your job.  They postulated that a person's "creative peak" was reached at a BAC of .075 percent (just saved you a bunch of reading).  We here at FBC Sandpoint HQ like beer and wanted to do the best we could at planning our Full Moon Fiascos.  So, we thought we would put it to the test.

I'll recap that later.  As far as this coming ride, it looks like winter is slowly creeping in, and might need a little kick start.  So, why not dress up in your favorite ski attire (you will probable need it looking at the forecast) and head out for a ride under the Full Moon?  It could be that the mass of people dressed up and praying for snow could actually help bring more white stuff.  And if not, well, we will still have a fun night.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXXVI in Review

So our last ride was the last ride of 2014.  It was also our annual Festivus ride.  We had some 47ish riders deck the halls of Eich's dressed in bad holiday sweaters, good holiday sweaters, normal clothing and some not so normal clothing.

Speaking of clothing, FBC Lifetime Member for Life Dick made some sweet, custom FBC tees just for the occasion (see pics).  Thanks Dick!

When we entered Eich's at 7pm the weather was bleak.  Cold and rainy turned to just cold when we hit the road at 8pm.  Roads were in pretty good shape and I think only one person went down on the ride.  The route was rather short and we stuck to major arteries as most side streets were still a shit show.

We arrived at our destination, Common Knowledge Bookstore and Teahouse.  We have had a ride end there before, and Shelby and his crew always create a nice warm environment with great service.  I believe we have pretty much ran them out of beer both times as well.  Big thanks to them for opening up just for us.

Once at Common Knowledge, we warmed up, got drinks and placed out wrapped gifts around the FBC Festivus Tree.  FBC Lifetime Members for Life Jane and Lindsey played little elfs and handed out presents to everyone (most everyone did bring a present).  Once everyone had a gift in hand, we all opened them together.  We had a $5 gift suggestion, which means you might think there were a lot of shitty gifts.  Not so much the case, there was actually a lot of pretty creative and cool stuff like a flask, solar lights, wool socks, caps, homemade wine, paint and others I cannot remember.  Nice work to all of you.

One last note, I believe we had 11 fat bikes on the ride.  Cool sight to see.

For visuals, click HERE

P.S. Our FBC Sandpoint Birthday Fiasco will be in February, stay tuned for this must not miss event.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXXVI

Yup, it is that time of year again....

When: Sat, Dec 6th @ 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Festivus

For those of you that still don't know what Festivus is all about, take 11 minutes out of your online holiday shopping time life to hear about this great holiday (via Seinfeld).

Everyone should be up to speed...hope you didn't miss any good online deals.  Now, go prepare a holiday outfit.  Here are some ideas: ugly holiday sweater, snowman, bad elf outfit (please!), santa suit or whatever.  Next, go shopping for a gift for our FBC gift exchange and bring it wrapped with a $5 limit (no fake donation cards please).  Lastly, get it all together and ride your bike down to Eich's.

We will leave Eich's and do a shorter route through town while sticking to main arteries if there is foul weather.  We will end somewhere warm and full of glee.  We will gather around our durable and strong aluminum pole, flanked by all our presents.  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.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXXV in Review

Our last ride was our annual food drive for the Bonner Community Food Bank.  We asked riders to bring as much food as humanly possible to Eich's.  There we had a trusty scale and weighed people's food donations.  We kept a tally and determined the top donors for some sweet prizes later in the night.

Once we had all the food logged, we packed it in trailers, baskets, backpacks, trikes, panniers, etc and biked it all over to the Food Bank.  There, employee John, came in after hours to greet us and check in all our food.

Now, before I proceed, let me first say that I threw down the challenge that we needed to beat last year's donation totals.  And we did, by almost double!  45 riders, 413lbs of food and $86 cash for the night.

To put this all in perspective, the Dept of Agriculture estimates the average person eats 4.7lbs of food per day.  $1 roughly buys you 1lbs of food.  So, FBC Sandpoint's donation will feed just over 173 people for a 1 day.

Top food bringers for the evening: 1st=FBC Lifetime Member for Life Frank with 65.21lbs and 2nd=FBC Lifetime Member for Life Brandon with 32.09lbs.

This evening, like many of them, would not be possible with the help and generosity of our community and local businesses.  Thanks to:

  • Larson's for the $50 gift cert for our top bringer
  • IPA for opening up after hours and being our final destination/party pad...Uncle John, Vicky, Sam and Jake
  • Of course the Bonner Community Food Bank for the hard work and dedication and in particular John for coming in after hours to meet us
  • Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair for the light set that went to second place bringer
  • Stratasoul for bring some of their sweet recycled inner tube items for swag, you really gotta go check that stuff out.
And last, but not least, thanks to all the riders who hauled down food, braved the cold and somewhat wet ride for making Thanks4Giving III such a huge success.

For visuals, click HERE

P.S. Stay tuned for dets on our next ride, will not wanna miss this party.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXXV

Do you like to eat food?  Do you like to drink beer?

When: Thur, Nov 6th @ 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Thanks4Giving III

Yes, I like using Roman Numerals...and I like that some people still can't figure them out.

Anywho, with November comes Thanksgiving and then Christmas.  All these fine holidays with family and friends typically involve food.  Some might indulge in things they don't normally eat, while others may just over indulge.  All fine and dandy.  However, some people in our community don't have enough food, let alone during the holidays.  Enter, the Bonner Community Food Bank.  They do good work and every November Full Moon Fiasco we ride and help them out.  Which in turn allows them to help people that need food.  You follow?

Last year FBC Sandpoint donated 277lbs of food and $200 cash--WE WILL BEAT THAT THIS YEAR!  Here we go with dets...

Regarding your money for the evening:

  • Save your dollar donation for a spoke will get 1 spoke card for FREE this month with any food donation
  • Save the money you might have spent on a costume this month, this evening is about giving
  • Save the money you would have spent on drinks at the ride destination--if you bring a food donation to Eich's you will get a coupon for 1 FREE drink at our secret destination
  • SPEND all this saved up money on food items for the Food Bank

Regarding the agenda for the evening:

  • You will bring your donated food items with you to Eichardt's at 7pm (you will NOT have to take them on the ride with you) so bring as much as you can possibly handle
  • You will try and bring food items that are on the following "need" list (although I'm sure they will take others): peanut butter, juice, coffee, breakfast cereal, canned fruit, mayo/mustard, jam, canned meat, canned beans, canned veggies, tuna, pasta, canned soup and spaghetti sauce.  Do not bring homemade items/canned products, expired items, unmarked cans or anything opened...duh. 
  • Everyone's food items will be weighed at Eichardt's and an individual weight list will be compiled
  • The FBCers who bring the most food (as weighed on our precision weighing device) will receive sweet prizes.

What's the sweet prizes you ask?  Not sure yet.  More to come on that, but I can tell you they will be sweet.  Have I ever lied to you?

Once we have weighed all the food and determined our weight winners, we will load all this food into bike trailers (if you have a bike trailer and wanna help haul, email me at and then we will all caravan over to the Food Bank. Once we have handed over all the food to the Food Bank rep, who is graciously coming in after hours to check all our food in, then we will head to our final destination.  There we will find more good times, warm accommodations and oh, that FREE beer.

Don't wanna go shopping or haul food around?  Then just bring a cash donation.  However, you have to bring food in and get it weighed at 7 if you wanna compete for prizes and the free beer.

I am not usually so long winded, but there are a lot of details this month and this is very important.  So, read it again if you need.  Email if you have questions or have a trailer.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXXIV in Review

Last ride we had some 115 bikers show up mostly wearing pink.  Pink in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Eich's again had the alley open which really helps with all the warm bodies drinking beer and waiting for the ride to start.

Our route was an awesome one, and somewhat longer than normal due to the great weather.  We rode out Boyer, across the Popsicle Bridge and back to Sandpoint via and Sandcreek Bike Path.  We did a quick loop through City Beach and then down 1st and up to the MickDuff's Beer Tasting Hall.  There Dave and crew were waiting and did a very fine job of taking care of everyone's hydration needs.  That place was packed.  It was nice to have the outdoor area there as well to accommodate all the riders.

And speaking of riders, we had some come from Grangeville, Lewiston and Spokane for the ride this month.

Lots of people dressed up, there was even a pink bike.  Thanks to all of you that showed your support for boobies and FBC Sandpoint.  No really.  THANK YOU all for being so awesome and showing up on these monthly rides and being cool, somewhat organized and making memories.  These ride would be nothing if it weren't to you all showing up and buying into the (sometimes silly) ideas that we promote.  I will shut up now and go back to working on our Festivus (December) ride...yes things get planned that far in advance,

For visuals, click HERE

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXXIV

Fall down, go boom...

When: Wed, Oct 8th @ 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Boobies (Pink)

Last month we had a great turn out and raised a lot of loot for the Animal Shelter.  Now it is back to our regularly scheduled programming this month...kinda of.  This month we had a bit of a dilemma at FBC Sandpoint HQ deciding the theme for this month's ride as...

This next Full Moon happens to occur during one of the greatest weeks of the year..."American Beer Week."  In addition, this amazing week of beer celebration happens to fall (no pun intended) in the month of October, which is in the Fall, and is also Octoberfest.  Beer is good.

This next Full Moon ALSO happens to occur during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Now I don't need to be made aware of breasts.  I love breasts.  And in fact, all of us have survived on breasts at one point in our lives.

Ultimately, we decided to celebrate boobies.  Traditionally people wear pink to honor this occasion.  So, that is what we will do on our next Full Moon ride--wear pink.  We would also encourage you to think about boobies and maybe make a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  You might go as far as encouraging an exam, as early detection is key.

Thank you.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXXIII in Review

I would say we ushered summer out with a bang!  Some 110ish riders joined the Panhandle Animal Shelter at Eich's in supports of Bark, Bikes and Brew.  The concept was pretty simple, much like last year, Eich's donated a keg of beer.  All beer sales in the alley went to the animal shelter.  FBCers like to drink, so a win-win there.  FBC also donated all the money from our spoke cards to the shelter as well.  We raised $450 bucks that night before we ever even left for our ride.  Cool.

So, after helping cute, furry animals we did I sweet little ride out the Dover path and ended at Dish.  Rob and Erin were waiting for us and slayed the drinks.  Weather was great, full moon was out in full force.

We had some riders from way up North in Canada come on our ride.  Yes, we have international FBC Lifetime Members for Life.

I hear someone went boom on their bike.  Unless you play golf or video games, when you get out and enjoy life then sometimes things happen....

For visuals, click HERE

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXXIII

Summer is coming to an end...

When: Mon, Sept 8th at 7pm (note Fall/Winter meet time)
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Bark, Bike & Brew

Summer may be coming to an end, but FBC never ends!  This month we will again be helping out the
Panhandle Animal Shelter....just like last year.  This is how it is gonna work.  Show up anytime from 5-8pm at Eich's.  They will have the alley open again and serving beer up out there.  They are donating proceeds from beer sales outside to the shelter.  So, you show up on your bike.  You drink beer.  The more you drink, the more goes to the shelter to help needy, little fuzzy puppies (and kitties).  You see it is really your civic duty to come drink beer.  Otherwise...

The shelter will be on hand to chat animals.  They will have an area fenced off, if you wanna bring your furry friend to social and have people declare "How cute he/she looks."

It is getting dark earlier now, so we will go to our Fall/Winter at 7pm and leave at 8pm.

That about sums it up.  Dress up if ya want, or don't, and just save that money for beer.  All spoke card sales will also go to the shelter this month.  The shelter also welcomes animal food/supply donations, click HERE for list.  This is for the puppies, bikes and beer!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXXII in Review

As the end of August nears, all the kiddies go back to school.  So, it only seemed appropriate we have a "Back to School" themed ride for this month.  A record number 166 riders showed up at Eichs for the ride.  For those keeping track, our July ride set a rider record.  We smashed that with 8 more riders this time around.  Well done.

We headed out under the full moon and did a couple loops through a round about on our way to West Sand.  We headed down Division, looped through South Sand and eventually took 2nd avenue all the way down to our final destination, the 219er.  31 Full Moon rides and we have never been to the 219er...mostly because we were waiting for the construction to be completed on the back deck.  It was well worth the wait.  10 outdoor beer taps, live music, lots of seating and all under the open sky...bitchin!  Rachel and crew did a great job serving everyone.

On the back deck I saw some of the following: hula hooping, wood paddlings, professional photography, creepy stalking, interviewing, dancing, friend making and some general FBC shenanigans.

There were a lot of people who dressed up.  We haven't done any Best Dressed Awards in a while.  Maybe that is part of the reason why it seemed really hard to pick winners.  Girls: 1st=Reesa (with her very naughty school teacher outfit complete with wooden spankin' ruler) 2nd=Vanessa. Boys: 1st=Devon 2nd=JJ

More on the FBC Asshole Rule forthcoming...

For visuals, click HERE

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXXII

Remember what we did last August?  Of course you don't, that's why I'm here...

When: Mon, Aug 11th @ 8pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Back to School

This was a very popular ride last year.  Lots of people dressed up.  Some memories are still burned in my mind.

If you are sitting there scratching your head, as to what you might wear, let me give you ladies some suggestions: schoolgirl, hot teacher, "that" girl, it?  Now for you guys, I don't really have many ideas: a science lab geek, prep squad sign guy, track star, principal...I don't think anyone really cares.

There will be some prizes for BEST DRESSED male and female.

Eich's will again have the alley open for us... use it, buy beers and tell them thanks

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXXI in Review

Some 158 riders means we set some sort of FBC Sandpoint record, at least that's what the bean counters told me.  Congrats to you all, you are awesome.  No really, I mean it this time.  The number of people that show up for these rides is one thing.  But the fact that there is so much positive energy and everyone attempts to maintain a civilized and organized group as we pass through the streets of Sandpoint is another.  It really makes this whole process a rewarding one and is a very positive statement for cyclists in Sandpoint.  But don't get a big head.

Anyway, back to the topic at hand.  This full moon, Eich's opened up the alley for us.  That was nice.  We did a loop through City Beach and then hit the bike path out to Ponderay.  There was a rough section and some people went down.  Some people pushed their bikes.  I heard some bad words proclaimed.  However, everyone made it through the yet to be finished bike path to our ultimate destination, Laughing Dog Brewery.  Brit did an amazing job slaying beers...despite her 2 slacker "stand in bartenders."  Props to her.  Fred just so happened to be out of town for the ride, and, so he missed the party at his own brewery.  Bummer for him.

A note on records, our crack FBC Sandpoint bean counters also informed me we had the most number of riders from outside Sandpoint than any other of our rides.  We had riders from Lewiston drive up.  We had riders from Spokane cruise over.  We had riders from Orting and Colville, WA come along, they were here on vaca.  We had riders from Virginia, they were staying the night here while touring cross country.  And finally we had some riders from CDA along.

It was a great evening and ride back to town under the full moon.

For visuals, click HERE

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXXI

I'm sure the fever has hit you...

When: Sat, July 12th @ 8 pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: futbol

As I sit to write this, I am wearing my red, white and blue headband and matching tube socks.  In a mere couple of hours, the US Soccer Team will battle Belgium.  They need to win this game to continue.  This game is kinda of an all-or-nothing situation.  As opposed to their last 2 games.  In this tournament where tying can be as good as winning and come to find out, loosing by only a little bit can also be as good as winning.  Who knew?

Anyways, this Full Moon falls on the day of the 3rd/4th place World Cup game and the day before the World Cup Championship Match.  Kinda a big deal I hear, and so a corresponding theme seems only appropriate.  And just imagine if the US happened to miraculously make it into one of those game?  One can only dream...

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXX in Review

We rode on Friday the 13th.  As a whole, I would say for 138, of the 141 riders, it was a good night.  I understand there were a couple incidents.  But then again it was Friday the 13th, what did you all expect?

Anyways, as I stated it was a Friday, Fridays are typically busy at Eich's.  Jeff couldn't get a permit to open the alley to accommodate the influx of people that FBC adds to the mix.  So, creatively, he got with Mickduff's and set up an outside bar at the new Tasting Hall.  It worked great.

We hit the road and were again honored to have DJ Tim back with the Trike-a-Boom.  A couple other rider notes before I forget.  We had a couple join us on the ride, who were touring across the US.  That night happened to be their lay-over night in Sandpoint and they happened to be having dinner at Eich's.  I'm sure this will be the best story of their whole trip.  And then we had a special visit from one of our original FBC Sandpoint members, who now lives elsewhere, FBC Lifetime Member for Life Ron.

We did a nice ride.  The weather held.  We got some short glances at the moon.  We arrived at the Eagle's and they worked their asses off keeping everyone served.  There was an impromptu dance party outside around the Trike-a-Boom.  We learned beers cannot be consumed on the lawn.  There were some sick chopper bike rides in the parking lot.  After all this fun, some went to the Niner...and that's when things really went downhill...

For visuals, click HERE

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXX

30? Seriously??

When: Fri, Jun 13th @ 8pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Friday the 13th

Short notice.  OK, so this Full Moon happens to fall on a Friday.  This particular Friday also happens to be the 13th.  Now some people might find this day fearful and paralyzing.  Fear might keep them from doing certain things and might even cause them to not leave their house at all.  The FBC Sandpoint Research Dept has even learned that Friday the 13th is the "most feared day and date in history."

I call bullshit.  The only thing I fear is a day without bikes and beer.

FBC Headquarters had a bit of a dilemma here about the theme for this ride.  It is Friday the 13th and some thought you would all come dressed as Jason.  Some suggested a Halloween type theme, but blood scared some here.  Someone suggested Rocky Picture Horror Show, but I hear that is a musical and no one really wanted to sit through that shit.

In the end, we all concluded that you FBCers are damn creative on your own.  All you need is a little seed and you run away with it.  So, there it is.  It is Friday the 13th, do I need to say more?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXIX in Review

May is the Flower Moon.  May was themed Flower Power.  Hence people came dressed up as hippies, with flowers, as flowers and in guys can be so literal.  Anyhow, some 101 bikes showed up at Eichs.  We rode around the skirts of town and quickly got on the Sagle bike path.

We ended at 41 South.  There Cassandra and crew stayed open way passed closing and served up drinks.  As a side note, our original destination bailed out on us that morning (scheduling conflict).  41 South was more than happy to host us on short notice.  Oh, and the crew at Shoga was also mighty fine.

Anyways, fun was had.  The moon was out.  Pictures were taken of it, I saw them.  We had some new members inducted, congrats to them.

Now to a very important announcement: PUT LIGHTS ON YOUR BIKE.  Seriously.  Yes, it is the law.  Yes, you can get a ticket.  Yes, lights are like cool.  Yes, it could save your ass.  Yes, I have said all this before.

For visuals, click HERE

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXIX

April showers bring...

When: Wed, May 14th @8pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Flower Power

May's Full Moon is aptly named the "Flower Moon."  And it pretty much has that name because of, well, pretty much what you are thinking right are popping up everywhere.

Grab some hippie garb, your bike, some lights and prepare to embrace your inner love child.  If our weather holds we will take a little longer cruise to our destination...actually, even if the weather doesn't hold we will take a little longer cruise to our destination.

FYI: It also happens to be Bike to Work/School Day.  So, I am thinking you really don't have any excuses.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXVIII in Review

Last Full Moon fell on tax day.  85 bikes collected at Eich's to ride.  Some people dressed as their favorite...or not so favorite accountant...depending on how their taxes went.

Anyways, the weather was awesome.  The moon was out.  We missed the Blood Moon as it happened the night before and was quite spectacular.  We rode through West Sand.  Along the way we had a FBC Sandpoint FIRST, FBC Lifetime Members for Life James and Julie used our little old ride to get engaged.  Congrats to them.

We ended at Huckleberry Lanes, that's a bowling alley in case you didn't know.  They close at 9.  We arrived at 9:30.  Raymond and crew were ready for us and opened up the alley just for us.  Big thanks to them and sorry about what happened to the restroom.

FBC filled all the lanes and fun was had.  FBC Lifetime Member for Life Marty appeared to be a closet bowling champ.  I think he might hang out at the alley on the weekends when he says he is riding his bike.  He bowled a high score of 295.  As a comparison, I did not break 100 although I am sure I had way more fun them him.  We all rolled out of there about 11:30.

It was not all fun and games though, we bid farewell to a few members as life has called them to take their adventures to areas outside of Sandpoint.  Good luck FBC Lifetime Members for Life Al, Jennie, Jake, Ang, Amy, Tyler and Jillian.

For visuals, click HERE

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXVIII

Oh, taxes...

When: Tues, April 15th @ 8pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Accountant


What are the odds? Well, I used to crunch numbers so I could actually tell you, but I will save you the boring details.  This Full Moon falls on tax day.  Now depending on the results of your tax return, you are either grumbling or rejoicing over your cash windfall.  We won't get into the politics.

Nonetheless, we will gather dressed like an accountant (it could be your favorite accountant or a voodoo doll that represents your accountant), ride our bikes under the full moon and well, have fun regardless of the day.

Now, where are my Sambas...

Monday, March 31, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXVII in Review

So, our last gathering featured people dressed in green for some national (or not so national) holiday.  Even though the weather sucked, 50ish riders headed out into the rain and cold for a loop that we purposely kept short.  We ended at MickDuff's where it was nice and warm and dry and the beer was cold.  And thank God NOT green.  There, Carrera and crew took very fine care of all the riders.  They typically close at 9, but stayed open passed 11 just for little old FBC.  A very big thank you to them.

And a very huge shout out to our loyal FBC Sandpoint members from Lewiston, who made the trek up just for the ride that night.  These 3 hearty souls and their dedication, is really what makes this club what it is.  Oh, and a little cherry on top?  FBC Lifetime Member for Life Scott, brought with him some custom St. Paddy's Day/FBC stickers!  They were bitchin!  If you weren't there, then well, you missed out.

Another thing you will miss out on?  Pictures.  It seems my FBC camera has been stolen.  Not at this last FBC, but at some other biking event that featured some beers.  So, 2 little pics for you all this time will have to rely on your own memories of the night.

Until next time...

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXVII

Year 3.

When: Sun, March 16th @ 7pm
Where: Eich's
Theme: Green

Here we go.  I'm Irish.  Good Irishmen celebrate that fact they are Irish pretty much all year.  St. Patrick's Day however, is a great time for non-Irish folk to join in on the festivities and see how the Irish roll.  So, grab some green and put it on...otherwise you might get, well you know.

We will meet and celebrate like they did way back in the late eighteenth century...except we have much better bikes.

If you didn't get one of those fancy FBC Sandpoint pint glasses on the last ride, bring $4.  There will also be some stickers if ya want.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXVI in Review

As we enter our "Terrible Twos," I must say we have some rather enthusiastic and loyal members.  Regardless of weather or other nightly events, we always get a great group to come ride under the Full Moon.  Thank you.

Our last ride, the B Day Ride, was no exception.  This night was cold, it was V Day, there were some rather good musical events and it was a Full Moon.  Still, we collected at Eich's in formal...and some informal attire.  We warmed up and then rode the skirts of downtown Sand.  We did a rather nice lap down First Street and ended at Mitzy's Lounge.  We've been here before, and as before, they welcomed us with open arms.

Once at Mitzy's, things get somewhat fuzzy...thanks to a rather awesome surprise guest appearance from FBC Lifetime Member for Life Ron, who does not physically live here anymore but does mentally ride with us every month.  Anyways.  I'm sure members exchanged stories from the last 2 years.  New friends were made.  Some shots were taken.  Someone forgot their bike.  Some oldtimers thought we were rather crazy bikers.  Someone tore their pants.  Something happened to the FBC camera (meaning not a lot of pics).  And oh, we gave away some amazing birthday presents donated to FBC Sandpoint by some of our supports: Laughing Dog Brewing, Bricks and Barley, Pend d'Oreille Winery, Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair, MickDuff's Brewery, Idaho Pour Authority, Lighthouse Printing, Kodiak Advertising and Eichardt's.

After Mitzy's, riders headed to the Hive for a little Valentine's Day party and live music.  All FBC Lifetime Members for Life with spoke cards got free admission to the event...a $10 savings.  Thanks to Shelby and the Hive.  I hear there was some inappropriate dancing...

For visuals, click HERE

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXVI

Well kids, this is it!

When: Fri, Feb 14th @ 7pm
Where: Eich's
Theme: Formal Birthday Suit Attire

This be our FBC Sandpoint Birthday ride!  It has been 2 years of fun times, great rides and making new friends.  That all sounds positive...BUT now we enter our TERRIBLE TWOS.  I've read this can be marked by "mood changes, temper tantrums and the excessive use of the word NO."

This next ride will prove to be amazing.  Now I know there are a lot of things going on this particular night: a marching band, V Day, etc.  Whatever.  Grab your honey (or your BFF), your bike and lights, throw on some fancy duds and come ride with us.

At our destinations there might be some live music.  There definitely will be some good drinks.  There might be some dancing.  There definitely will be some giving aways of free shit.  There might be guy in a man hammock.  There definitely will be a couple annual awards and such.

You see, there really just might be a lot going on.  See you there!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXV in Review

50ish people in varying hats braved the rather cool and very foggy eve to come on down to Eich's.  Their reward?  Well, among other things, Deutsches Brewery had their Keg Wagon there with many beers on tap.  The tease was, they were gonna start $1 beers at 8pm which is the time we planned to head out for the ride.  I will say the gravitational pull to stay at Eich's or just do a lap around the block and go back in for $1 beers was strong.  We resisted though as we had commitments...

We did a lap through West Sand and the new development.  I admit I took a wrong turn, but got us all back on track.  The fog made reading signs challenging...or at least that is my story.

We ended our ride at Connies and Shannon was all ready to take care of us.  A few bucks in the jukebox and the party was on.  There was some great hats.  We did not do awards though, as we are saving up for next month's Birthday Full Moon Fiasco...stay tuned for dets.  You will not wanna miss it.

For visuals, click HERE

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXV

Happy 2014, here's to entering our 3rd year here at FBC Sandpoint...

When: Thur, Jan 16th @ 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Hat Party

In case you didn't know, January is National Hat Month and more specifically, January 15th is National Hat Day.  Who knew.  Actually, to be clear it isn't actually a "National Holiday" as that would take an act of Congress and I guess they are too busy working out dets on Obamacare.

Now it has been awhile since I have giving you some food for thought, so here are a few hat facts:

  • Hats can keep your head warm (most of your body's heat is lost through your head)
  • Hats can keep the sun out of your eyes
  • Hats (like helmets) can keep your brain safe
  • Hats can advertise your favorite such and such (like a walking billboard)
  • Hats can make a statement about you
  • Hats can cover challenges you may have in your natural head coverings (I think you know what I mean)

There you go.  You learned something to share with your friends.  We will ride and wear hats.

Then, brace yourself, for dets about the BIG Birthday Bash Full Moon Fiasco in February...