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Andrew Bedno commented on DanaW's group FBC Chicago
"Sadly Saturday's Ass Mass never hit Critical in my presence, despite me and SO burning buns to reach the lighthouse and fireside.  So this'll hafta do:"
Andrew Bedno commented on DanaW's group FBC Chicago
Feb 22
Banananana commented on DanaW's group FBC Chicago
"Hey Dana and past event organizers, I think I'm gonna hijack the event by posting a date. I hope to see ya'll old schoolers as well as new faces out there. I'll stick to the gannon's-park-divebar-park-divebarbar-full moon plan."
Feb 19
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FBC Chicago

The FBC doesn't exist in any official capacity, and is open to anyone at any experience level and any bike style. What we do is drink beer and ride bikes, the flagship ride being the Full Moon Fiasco every month.See More
Feb 19
Andrew Bedno commented on DanaW's group FBC Chicago
"Happen to have this handy, maybe helpful.  2016 full moon dates / times / days, adjusted to Chicago zone: Jan 23 19:45 Sa WolfFeb 22 12:19 Mo SnowMar 23 07:00 We WormApr 22 00:23 Fr PinkMay 21 16:14 Sa FlowerJun 20 06:02 Mo StrawberryJul 19…"
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Nov 25, 2015
Kellie commented on DanaW's event Full Moon Fiasco
"Victor, I don't have an operational bike to offer. However, may I recommend Divvy?"
Nov 24, 2015
Kellie is attending DanaW's event

Full Moon Fiasco at Gannon's Pub

November 24, 2015 at 8pm to November 25, 2015 at 12am
Not to be confused with an athletic endeavor, we meet up at Gannon's Pub for a couple of drinks and ride to another dive somewhere.  Meet up at 8, ride at 9.  Destination is always TBA.  See you there.See More
Nov 24, 2015

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Road, Mountain, Cyclocross, Cruiser, Track, Fixed Gear
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Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Competition / Racing, Around Town, Other
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Just ridin bikes with like minded folks...

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Full Moon Fiasco VIII

Beer and bicycling could be one of the best combos since beer and tacos or beer and pizza. Even since beer and more beer.

It was a crowded meet up at the Gingerman since the Decembrists were playing next door at the Metro. But, all 30 Fucking Bike Clubbers managed to gravitate to the window with beers in hand to get the Full Moon Fiasco cooking for the evening. Consider this an early warning: there may be a new meet up spot going forward.

Carolyn recommended the… Continue

Posted on August 13, 2009 at 10:21am

Full Moon Fiasco V true-up

Our safety record stays clean (barely), there were tons of new faces, a committee is formed and as a result the FBC gets some ass (again).

Seconds after hanging up my phone, hearing that he was only a few blocks away and about to join up with us, The Hazard called back to let me know he’d just been hit by a car. The look on the driver’s face was one of shock when 20 bicyclists flew into the parking lot two minutes later to check on him. Thankfully Martin escaped the event with some… Continue

Posted on May 12, 2009 at 4:01pm

Biking in Amsterdam

When people asked me what my plans were for Amsterdam, I replied earnestly that I was going to:

A.) Rent a bike

B.) Get higher than Jesus

C.) Cruise around town on said bike with local beer in hand and enjoy the sights.

Knowing that Amsterdam is a bike-oriented city, this seemed the perfect plan. What could be wrong with it? Seems to be a pretty laid-back relaxed place right?

Wrong. Upon leaving the train station with a slightly off-kilter, hungover… Continue

Posted on May 6, 2009 at 7:30pm

Full Moon Fiascio IV true-up

Thanks to John, we have a true up this month, which I have the pleasure of uploading from Venice. (Ain't the internet swell?) and to Aaron for the pix

Fiasco #4 held true to the founding principle of "visible moon, no visible ass." Michael made his debut at the Gingerman as a new Fiasco rider; Martin regaled the uninformed with the always terrifying "Tale of the Phantom Shitter." Fried things from across the street were consumed while Darin distributed the always coveted… Continue

Posted on April 17, 2009 at 12:33pm

Full Moon Fiasco 3 true-up

On the Full Moon Fiasco, viewing the actual moon seems to be inversely porportionate to the viewing of moons of the bare ass variety. This was the first Fiasco with skies clear enough to see the moon in it's shining splendor. (Matt H had good route intel that we could see it over the Graceland Cemetary on Clark.) But sadly, there was not a critical mass of shining white ass later in the eve. Sadly, there will be no full moon photo this month.

So speaking of ass, it was cool to… Continue

Posted on March 27, 2009 at 3:53pm

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At 12:40am on September 2, 2012, Seri97 said…
This FBC goes down in my book as one of the best!
At 9:38am on July 12, 2011, Gort 12-mile Pinklegneep said…
This weekend is going to destroy me.
At 9:41am on September 25, 2010, Joe Willis said…
First ride and just OUCH! My liver and girlfriend are still pissed off! See you all next full moon.
At 10:31pm on September 13, 2010, Serge Lubomudrov said…
Caught without his bike!

At 10:53am on July 22, 2010, Craig S. said…
Hey Dana.

Nice to see and visit with you on Marauders. I'll be missing this month's installment of the Fiasco due to Ragbrai so my first cocktail on Sunday, I'll hoist to the east in homage to the FBC and the Full Moon Fiasco!
At 4:59pm on May 4, 2010, Carolyn Hoerdemann said…
Me ol Silver Bullet was stolen. If anyone has a spare bike I could borrow/buy it would be great.
At 8:45pm on March 31, 2010, Roger said…
Tiny tiny bar, big big drinking problems.

Thanks for the ride and the slick spoke card. I'll see you on the next one.
At 11:06am on November 3, 2009, Carolyn Hoerdemann said…
yes the dancing was good- and lets not forget the ginger snaps!!!
At 9:35am on October 22, 2009, pjc jr said…
Xterra Wetsuits (

Check this out, I like the sleeveless, doesn't restrict my arms from going fast.
At 12:48pm on October 6, 2009, nightrider said…
Thanks for the great ride on Sunday. And the J&M Tap is a cool, cool place.


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