Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Full Moon Fiasco 79

Here comes summer...

When: Tue, May 29th @ 8pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Don't be an Assh*le

As we enter the summer months and rider numbers start to increase, it is a good time to remind people what FBC Sandpoint is all about. If you are a Full Moon veteran this is a refresher. If you are new, consider this an induction.

First, if you have not read the FAQs Page on the FBC Sandpoint website, take a few minutes now and get up to speed. Done? If not, I will give you the cliff notes. The #1 rule of FBC rides is don't be an asshole.  This strong language effectively summarizes how you should be behaving when riding in this group, under the Full Moon. The goal of these rides is to gather riders to have fun each month, and to display a positive image of cyclists to our community. Therefore, we ask the following:

  • Respect fellow riders.
  • Respect motorists we are sharing the road with.
  • Respect traffic laws. Specifically, don't ride in opposing traffic lanes, don't ride down sidewalks and stay behind the front riders in OUR traffic lane.
  • Have lights on your bike.
  • These rides are R rated, meaning it is not recommended or safe for children

If you show up each month and follow these request, continue to do so...and thanks.  If you bring a new rider, tell them what is expected of them before hand, that is your responsibility as their sponsor.  And lastly, if you see someone acting ill, kindly remind them that you like the Full Moon rides, you want them to continue and their actions could jeopardize that.  Ultimately, the nature and future of the Full Moon rides rest in your hands...we here at FBC Sandpoint HQ cannot police 400 something riders.

If you cannot abide by the requests of this group, then don't come on the rides. Rider numbers and whether we have 50 or 400 riders doesn't matter one bit to me. What matters is that riders on FBC have a fun, safe ride and not be a assholes. Thanks for your time. See you then.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Full Moon Fiasco 78 in Review

You know how sometimes you come up with a plan, and you think it is just a damn good plan? You think it is creative, and everyone will just get it? That was our last Full Moon ride, themed "Tattoos and Zippers." Our ride happened to fall on these 2 nation holidays. Clearly a motorcycle inspired evening, right? Why would we do that? For one special FBC Sandpoint Lifetime Member for Life Dave. Dave loves motorcycles, beer and bikes. Dave serves beer and always seems to have to work on our ride nights. Several of our rides have ended at the fine establishment he works at, and he has served us with a smile. All the while sad inside as he missed another ride. Not this night though. He had the night off from work, and was determined to attend. And so the grand plan was hatched.

However, Dave did not show up for the ride. Bummer. Since Dave did not show up, people did not quite understand the theme. Bummer as well.

But 75+ riders still had an awesome night as the rain filled afternoon parted to a clear sky and beautiful moon.

Great to see so many old FBC Sandpoint Members for Life on this ride that we have not seen in a while...like last summer.

Thanks to Roxy's and staff for having us.

For visuals, click HERE.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Full Moon Fiasco 78

Here we come year 7...

When: Mon, Apr 30th @ 8pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: National Zipper and Tattoos Day

What kinda creativity do you expect after 6 years? It is hard to come up with new and fresh ideas every month.  It is National Zipper Day, so where something with a zipper. It is also National Tattoo Day, so if you don't have any ink, better hurry and go rush into some bad decision you will regret after the ride.

Just so you know, all this is really is being done for Dave. Dave always has to work during the FBC rides. On many such rides he has served us beers, all with a smile on his face. Never being able to actually go on the ride. Not this Monday though, he has the night off and he is riding. And well, this ride theme is in honor of him.

See you there Dave...and everyone else.

Full Moon Fiasco 77 in Review

Last ride was our Birthday ride, as we celebrated 6 years of riding under the full moon. The weather was really, really nice. It did not rain. It was not freezing cold. The roads were clear. Oh, and the sky was clear as well, so we could actually see the full moon. Non of those things happened in February when we planned to do our Birthday ride. Hence, the brave souls that did show up made a pack to postpone the birthday ride to March...and I am sure glad we did.

Thanks to the 100+ riders that joined in the celebration. Thanks to Brit, Dave and the MickDuff's Beer Halls for hosting our ride party. The fire pit was awesome! And a special thanks to the following businesses for the swag and for supporting this bike club for yet another year:

Eichardt's Pub Grill & Coffee House
Long Bridge Grill
Stradasoul
Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters
Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair
219 Lounge
MickDuff's Brewing Co.
Shotzski
Joel's Mexican Restaurant

For visuals, click HERE...oh, nevermind someone forgot the camera. But here is one.



Sunday, March 25, 2018

Full Moon Fiasco 77

OK, let's try this Birthday Ride thing again...

When: Fri, Mar 30th @ 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Formal Birthday Attire

FBC Sandpoint is turning 6!! I know, hard to believe it's been 6 years huh? Anyways, this is our annual birthday ride.

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 (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).

See you then!

Full Moon Fiasco 76 in Review

Our last ride was supposed to be our Birthday ride as we celebrate 6 years of FBC Sandpoint. But, as you can imagine, weather sucked again. So, we did ride as planned, but did not hold birthday festivities. We are postponing them for our next ride on Fri, Mar 30th. Stay tuned...

Friday, February 9, 2018

Full Moon Fiasco 76

Another year in the books...

When: Wed, Feb 28th @ 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Formal Birthday Attire

FBC Sandpoint is turning 6!! I know, hard to believe it's been 6 years huh? Anyways, this is our annual birthday ride.

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 (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).

See you then!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Full Moon Fiasco 75 in Review

20ish riders collected at Eich's for our last ride. You can see by the spoke card it happened to be National Work Naked Day. The thought of riding naked in the winter was less than exciting. Also, some people really just shouldn't be naked. And so we we all wore clothes for the ride.

Our ride also happened to fall on the eve of Groundhog Day. So, our ride took on a Bill Murray type feel as we rode a short loop and came right back to Eich's. There Doug and staff had our drinks sitting right where we left them. We hung for a while. Some riders started to get restless. So, we mounted up again and did the same short loop ending back at...you guessed it. Eich's. Again, our drinks were right where we had left them. We rewarmed ourselves, and decided to call it a night. It was a wet, cold evening but relatively warm for February.

Thanks to Doug and staff for playing along in our stupid game. Thanks to Jeff for the motivation.

Our next ride will be Feb 28th, and we will celebrate 6 glorious years of FBC Sandpoint. Stay tuned...

For visuals, well we only got one lousy picture, so here ya go.



Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Full Moon Fiasco 75

February here we come...

When: Thur Feb 1st @ 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Not Working Naked

It has been said several times already, but obviously it is gonna be stated again. We started January with technically 2 full moons (Jan 1st and 31st). February has no full moons and March has 2 as well (1st and 31st).

Sometimes, for various reasons, some within our control and some out of our control cause us here at FBC Sandpoint to change the full moon ride to a day earlier or later than the actual full moon. The next couple rides will be examples.

You may not know, but February 1st is National Work Naked Day. That's right. We are NOT gonna do that. We are not gonna have any theme as we all prepare for our next ride on Feb 28th which will be our annual FBC Sandpoint Birthday Ride (celebrating 6 years).

Friday, January 26, 2018

Full Moon Fiasco 74 in Review

2018 and FBC Sandpoint HQ is off to a slow start.

On another note, we started January with technically 2 full moons (Jan 1st and 31st). February has no full moons and March has 2 as well (1st and 31st). Weird huh?

And finally, we rang in the new year with a ride on January 2nd. We had 20ish riders for the cold, icy night. We even had a group from New England here visiting family that decided to come on the ride and partake in the fun. New England should not be confused with England by the way. Just as New Mexico and Mexico are very, very different. This point and some others was lost on a couple FBC members.

Well, the brave souls from "New" England had some loaner bikes that made navigating our slick streets even more challenging than it needed to be. They ended up doing an abridged version of the route. We all rejoined at A&P's for drinks and tall tales. The night ended with some Deep Eddie, and I don't remember much after that.

For visuals, click HERE.