Thursday, August 14, 2008

Needles in the Haystack

You guys thought were Fiascos were big. Wait until this Saturday. Saturday August 16th the Fucking Bike Club presents Full Moon Fiasco 41: Let's Get Ready To Ramble!

Meet at Turtle Park before 11:00pm. At 11 sharp we are going to head downtown, meet up with 20,000 of our closest friends and go for bike ride. For those of you who are new to the moonlight ramble, it is the worlds largest night time bike ride and it kicks major ass. I have it from a reliable source that the route will not be a repeat of the last two years. In other words, there will be turns. See you there.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it really $25? What does the money go to?

August 14, 2008 10:34 AM  
Blogger roseblablabland said...

your mom. payin for shit is for suckers

August 14, 2008 12:00 PM  
Anonymous deko said...

no could have said it better.

thank god fer ya rose

August 14, 2008 12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my bike hurts... does anyone have a spare fork? or some advice on shopping for forks... for serious pain!

August 14, 2008 1:15 PM  
Blogger åaron said...

i hear the $25 goes to beer.

August 14, 2008 2:14 PM  
Blogger FBC Spokane said...

So it really is for my Mom. I wish I could be there.

August 14, 2008 6:16 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

As much as I am for not paying, the ramble this year is going to fund a pretty sweet project that's just in the preliminary stages: the possibility of putting a hostel into the Mullanphy emigrant house in old north st. louis. The old north restoration group, our fine friends behind the reconstruction of the 14th street mall, has been working on saving the Mullanphy House for years now (, and this is a project that seems like it could be viable — plus we need a hostel for all of our visitors, and what better place to put it.

So, if you don't pay (which I support), you could join me in sending some dollars from your first round on Saturday to Old North or to Hosteling International to help with this specific project. More information below:

That being said, I've got a friend who's working on the Obama campaign way out in Warren County and she's coming in to ride on Saturday, but needs a bike. Anyone up in the UCity area have an extra one we could borrow for the night?

August 14, 2008 6:23 PM  
Blogger DoeHands said...

i really hope that liz that left such an informative comment is ms wolfman...I almost wanted to write a CL missed connections to your wheels last full moon. i love you.

August 14, 2008 10:03 PM  
Anonymous Tim said...

Emily, what kind of fork you need? Ridged 26, 27, 29, 700, suspension 26, 29? Threaded, threadless? 1", 1-1/8" ? I may be able to come up with something by tomorrow night.

August 15, 2008 9:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they have been having rambles to support hostels for what almost 30 years? and we still don't have one in st louis , right? just saying....

August 16, 2008 9:03 AM  
Blogger Lucky said...

I stayed there last year before I moved to town. StL got a hostel, yo.

August 16, 2008 10:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rigid, 27 wheels, 7 in head tube length, 1" diameter steerer, threadless? threaded? not sure... it's an old schwinn, from the 80s I think... a traveler to be exact... Tim if you come up something, email me... i'll check often... I do have a sporty mountain bike from my middle school days, so I'm not totally bike-less for tonight... THANKS so much for the help!

August 16, 2008 10:18 AM  
Blogger Ben West said...

Considering that the Mullanphy Emigrant House was saved from certain demolition by a citizen's group working with local bloggers, this is a pretty noble cause.

But yes, $25 is pretty steep, and they're public streets. Why not just kick a few bucks directly toward the Mullanphy project?

August 16, 2008 11:09 AM  
Anonymous another liz said...

HLD- that was not me liz, but another liz who is clearly more on top of her shit than I am. Kudos to her. I hope her friend finds a bike. I will probably not be rambling tonight, as I'm going out of town for a few days tomorrow morning, and honestly, I fear the ramble. But I encourage the FBC to find safety from once-a-year riders in numbers. Best of luck. Oh, and my bike appreciates the compliment. I love you too!

August 16, 2008 1:05 PM  
Blogger DoeHands said...

Mary Jane Reilly, aka my grandma told me she used to go on these and that you don't have to pay. My grandmother is the hippest 83 year old I know. That being said, I also can never tell if she is making shit up or not.

August 16, 2008 1:43 PM  
Blogger roseblablabland said...

so...the next full moon (sept. 15th) is just 3 days before my 26th birthday. just throwing that out there. oh, and on the 19th there's gonna be a party at BONERVILLE (3301 michigan&utah) featuring such local acts as the NERVE PARADE and the FOREST PORKS (both tentative). anyway, see you later.

August 26, 2008 4:40 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

And on the 21st there will be the next Alleycat.

August 27, 2008 7:44 AM  
Anonymous liz said...

hey jeff, if we're interested in volunteering, how do we do that?

August 29, 2008 8:27 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

email me.
We won't need check point workers. Our new format has done away with them.

But if you want to help out at the start/finish that would be cool.

1313 trouble (at) gmail (dot) com

also there will be no entry fee!
But you will need to bring between 6-9 dollars.

All needed details will be coming in the next week or so.

August 29, 2008 10:30 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Here is the latest info for the Alleycat on Sunday Sept. 21

Alleycat Info

September 01, 2008 10:01 AM  
Blogger Nico Toscani said...

When is the '08 Alps de Southwest?

September 05, 2008 1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why is this bulletin named after an elliott smith song?

September 06, 2008 10:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, check out the video on this site of a cop shoving s cyclist off his bike during critical mass in new york

September 09, 2008 1:19 PM  

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