Thursday, December 28, 2017

Full Moon Fiasco 74

First ride of 2018!

When: Tue, Jan 2nd @ 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Run it up the Flagpole

Well, as I sit here and type, we are getting pounded by another major snow storm. Conditions for our next ride may be challenging, but then again, no one said riding your bike EVERY full moon of the year was gonna be easy.

Our next ride happens to follow on the obscure holiday of, "Run it up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes it Day." The name of this holiday comes from the English language expression, run it up a flagpole and see if anyone salutes it, which means putting new ideas and ventures to test and to see if they gain acceptance and popularity, just like a flag would have respect by people saluting it.

So, I can see you scratching your head and wondering how this works as a ride theme. Well, first it is the start of a new year. Which often means it is a good time to try something new or make some change. That's what they say at least. Although, really anytime of the year is a good time to do those things.

Second, this holiday is about testing out those new ideas. This will be your chance to bounce your recently conceived new ideas off your fellow FBC friends in a warm and safe environment. You won't be judged or ridiculed for your lack of forethought or planning. Maybe you wanna start online dating? Bring it. Or maybe you wanna quite your job? Bring it. Maybe you wanna dye your hair purple? Bring it. Or maybe you wanna hit the road, travelling the country and playing sweet music with Josh Hedlund? Wait that me. Anyways, you get the idea. See you next week.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Full Moon Fiasco 73 in Review

Our annual Festivus ride happens every December. 30+ riders collected this year at Eich's dressed in their finest holiday threads. With wrapped gifts in hand, we had some holiday cheer and then headed out into the beautiful clear, cold night. I said we would do a shorter route, but I lied. The weather and roads were just too nice not to ride a little longer. We headed out to 41 South.

The fireplace was amazing. Emily and the rest of the staff were equally amazing at making sure everyone got plenty more holiday cheer.

We had our gift exchange which is always a hoot. The FBC Sandpoint Festivus pole was also on location in all its glory. This year's gift highlights included: frosty the snowman cut out, rubber band gun, pregnancy test/drug test, bottle of wine...and I'm sure some others I can't remember.

Lastly, a special thanks to FBC Lifetime Member for Life Christine for providing musical instruments at 41 South. It was truly a fine evening.

For visuals, click HERE.