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!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

First FBC of 2017!

January 11th, 2017! 8pm-ish!

Come meet us at The Grafton, 4530 N. Lincoln Ave. It will be cold but they have hot toddies! 

It's the Full Wolf Moon! Meet, eat, drink and howl!

We plan to have a park stop so bring the woolys and the fleeces.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Cold Moon

Cold Moon lived up to it's name with a thick layer of crunchy snow on the ground and feels like -7 temperatures at meeting time.

FBC lost a friend a few days before the ride. So the ride was dedicated to our friend and people poured out for hugging, consoling, sharing stories and drinks.

Apple Schnapps
A toast

Most people chose to leave in warm vehicles after the bar but a few rode on to Village Tap. 

Cold butts

1am full moon shot on Roscoe, not a car or bike in sight. A few confused smokers to our right. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

December Ride

Tuesday, December 13th!

Meet at Laschet's Inn, 2119 W. Irving Park Rd.

We ride and celebrate December's Full Cold Moon.

Last full moon of the year! Be there or be square.