Monday, April 17, 2017

Prepare Your Bike and Liver for #100!

May 10th will be the 100th Full Moon Fiasco in Chicago! We plan to commemorate the occasion by attempting a Beer Century. If you don't know what that is then come find out! We'll need all the help we can get to finish.

Starts at Cardinal Liquors, 4905 N Lincoln. Meet up starting at 8, ride leaves sometime after 9.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Number 99

The Full Moon made up for the one asshole bartender from last ride by giving us two great bartenders this ride!

We started at Cardinal Liquors where Bob offered to make us a crockpot of food and put our name on the marquee if we return. Bob wants to make sure we have some real food in us before we start drinking. We assured Bob that we are professionals and headed to the river. 

Bridge trolls
Our group was passed by a few late night riders. My favorite was the guy holding a flash light as a front light. Safety first. 

An assortment

On to the next stop! As we pull up, I see the bartender peeking through the door and hear a lock. She asks "Are you stopping here? I had the door locked because no one was here." Why does she sound so surprised to have customers? Why is this not the first time this has happened on FBC?

So we had the bar all to ourselves, except for a brief visit from a guy and his dog who would not let me pet it. 
I love the list of people barred from the bar! What did you do Lois?

All ours!
We did not get barred. Liz loved us and gave us shots!

Malort for us, Jager for her.

She said we could take an indoor picture but the bar was narrow and well lit so prepare yourself. We have some blindingly pale asses. 

Bartender laughing in the background

Not pictured: the bruise on my ass the next day from falling off my bike on the way home. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

April Moon

Meeting this month at Cardinal Wine and Spirit, 4905 N. Lincoln Ave. It is also the Full Egg Moon, so bring some cascarones and travelers. Meet around 8, leave around 9.

This will be FBC #99!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Number 98!

We found a sign of life in the FBC Universe!
Nashville has an active FBC! We have been talking to our new friends on Facebook and they might come in for Naked Ride in June.

March's ride was on the night of the downtown St. Patrick's Day parade so in comparison to the rest of Chicago we had a quiet responsible night.

You know how people say "Hey, slow down! Drinking is a marathon not a sprint!" Well, we sprinted.
We started off at Revolution Tap Room where you can sit and watch your bike while you drink, just like parents at the park.

The problem with hitting a bunch of bars and writing the update a week later is that you no longer remember the bar order. It was 5 or 6 bars. One bar we went in and it was even too crowded and smelly for us so we immediately left. One bar was closed. Not just for the night, it's been closed since January.

That bar being closed led us to a bar with a prick bartender and we will probably never go back, maybe never allowed back? Fuck it.

I think the highlight of the night was the awful karaoke at the end of the night. It was around 4 at this time. It was also Daylight savings time switch so I'm not quite sure about the time. I know it's rare that karaoke is good but this was extra bad. A couple sang the Star Spangled Banner. A guy sang Tenacious D's Fuck Her Gently. One of our group snuck a song in to slightly raise the bar.

We are on the countdown to ride #100!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

March Full Worm Moon

Next ride is Saturday March 11. If I did my math correctly, this upcoming ride will be FBC #98. The centennial is nigh! 

Not to be confused with an athletic endeavor, we meet for some drinks then ride to another dive. Meetup starting at 8, ride leaves sometime after 9.

Meeting this month at Revolution's Tap Room on Kedzie, bring your own food and bikes inside.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Love is in the Air

Next ride is February 10th! Meet at Burnt City Brewing, 2747 N. Lincoln, sometime around 8.

Celebrate your love for bikes and beer with the FBC!

Weather permitting we will ride past and have a park stop near the site of the Valentine's Day Massacre. Bring your Tommy guns!

January 2017

For the past couple weeks there has been a reminder in my phone that says Butts. I am finally getting to my reminder so it's beating Join the Gym and Learn how to use pressure cooker.

I was doing a little research on mooning today. Did you know it was first documented in 66 AD and it caused a riot? I wonder how much mooning we have to do to get in on that Wikipedia article.

Our Wikipedia entry would like something like:

FBC or Fucking Bike Club is a loosely organized group of cyclists in the Chicagoland area. It's featured ride is The Full Moon Fiasco, which occurs on the night closest to the rise of the full moon. The group originally was member of a multi city franchise but appears to be the only remaining FBC in operation. It's ride leaders are chosen by their qualifications including owning a bike, riding a bike, drinking beer and staying out past midnight. The origin and destination points of rides are drinking establishments of low quality. In temperatures above freezing, participants will consume beverages brought from home in a low lit natural setting such as a park with many trees. The most celebrated custom of the ride is when the members gather, usually outside of a drinking establishment, and moon a photographer. (Which may one day cause a riot.)

Happy New Year!