Monday, November 26, 2007

No Matter What

At nine o'clock on Saturday night I was feeling less than gung-ho about the idea of going for a bike ride. My head still hurt from Friday night. I didn't have a Russian fur hat. It was cold outside and I was grumpy.

But grumpy or not only a world-class shit for brains would intentionally miss a Fiasco without a good reason. So I zipped the fake fur liner out of my dads overcoat, put some beer in a back pack, pulled on my ski mask and pedaled into the brisk night air.
Fun cures all.

This is the hat that I wish I was wearing on Saturday. The unnamed lifetime member for life in this photo makes the hat look pretty damn good. I think I could make make it look positively out of this world.

Our route took 65 FBCers into hinterlands that are inner ring St. Louis County and ultimately to the top of the ever formidable Deer Creek sledding hill. Participation in the 10-speed gravity race and fixed gear slow race down the steep, damp, sewer-lidded, grass hill was disappointingly lackluster. But, despite the fact that only about 15 adventurous racers faced the hill on two wheels, there was plenty of excitement. The beaver crashed so hard it knocked his construction paper buck teeth right out.

Who knew the dude from that movie 'Tron' was in the Fucking Bike Club? And, for Christ's sake, why is he walking down the hill? It's kind of embarrassing.

When everyone made it to the bottom of the hill, regardless of whether they got down the awesome way, or the old lady way, we headed to Cousin Hugo's Ski Lodge just on the other side of the creek.

The Full Moon Fiasco has touched down at Cousin Hugo's before. Last time we were there, the bartender gave us a free bottle of green Pucker. We gave him a spoke card. They've still got it. I offer this as photographic proof.

I think everyone knows by now, that after the first stop, all bets are off. Fiasco #32 was no exception. Different groups went different places. The group I was in looped the shit out of some loops on the way to Foley's which I now know is in fact not a 3 o'clock bar. Then we went to Cusamano's which I now know is in fact not a cool place to go. Another interesting fact about Cusamano's is that a bottle of Busch beer cost $4, but you can get one sip for free if you are John Patterson.

Hey Adrian, nice ship!



Blogger Ryan Damage said...

Here's some pics!

Check out how quick and close to the actual ride I got these photos up... don't get used to it.

November 26, 2007 2:59 PM  
Anonymous Adrian said...

Taking that ship was probably the best decision of my life.

November 26, 2007 4:35 PM  
Blogger everett said...

Nice job everyone. I actually had riders this time for ours. I also have a picture just for John P.

FBC Spokane

November 26, 2007 5:54 PM  
Blogger A Midnight Rider said...

If not the best, FCB is the most unique and fun bike clubs east of the Mississippi. Or is it west? Depends on where your riding I guess.

Groovy stuff.

November 27, 2007 7:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We always start out West of the Mississippi, but other end up East. Those are usually the best rides.

November 27, 2007 12:29 PM  
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November 27, 2007 12:29 PM  
Anonymous deko said...

The frosty beaver - one of my favorite animals - had its moon and I missed the first fiasco since the first underwear ride.

and they go and do the gravity race again. life is such a bitch.

I am recommending everyone light up their bikes for next month cause I definately am and you don't want to be the only one without battery powered christmas lights do you???

November 28, 2007 11:31 AM  
Anonymous deko said...

by the way - and this isn't trash talking - Pete Henry listens to Dick Hymen. Truly.

November 28, 2007 11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does everyone realize that the next full moon is Christmas Eve? This ride better be epic!

November 29, 2007 7:48 AM  
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November 29, 2007 5:07 PM  
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November 29, 2007 5:09 PM  
Anonymous barney said...

Hey Deko,

Where in the heck is a good place to get battery powered Christmas illumination, huh???

At least tell us where you got yours?

November 29, 2007 6:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to let the person who made the comment about the next full moon being on christmas eve.......the full moon is on the 23rd (not the 24th) of december. I'd hate to have you get in a fight with your family over ditching them on christmas eve all for nothing!

November 29, 2007 8:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Target has relatively affordable battery powered christmas lights.

November 29, 2007 8:15 PM  
Anonymous deko said...

I got mine at south city target on hampton

December 03, 2007 10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What kind of lights did you guys get? I asked at the Hampton Target and they said that they don't carry battery-powered Christmas lights.

December 10, 2007 11:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found a string of battery powered LED lights at Walgreens this morning for $3.99. They had white lights, and multi-colored. I haven't tried them out yet, so I can't say if they suck or not.

December 11, 2007 7:42 AM  
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