Friday, June 2, 2023

Mark Leaves for Oregon

Mark leaves on Sunday for his bike packing from the Pacific to the Atlantic. On this YouTube he describes his camping gear. I can't remember half the gear he has. (That's why my touring is Inn-to-Inn.) But then again he is a camping expert and only 70 some years old. . 

Few of us could handle this adventure. So, I am looking to watch him as he shares his ride on YouTube for the rest of us. Good luck Mark.

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Saturday Ride, WHHS at 8 AM

Tired of having to think about what layers you need to wear for a morning ride? This Saturday is for you. Around 70 for the start at White House High School and in the 80s by 10 o'clock. Instead of layers, bring  fluids and electrolytes and enjoy a ride to Hancock Market.

42 miles, store at 23

48 miles, store at 31

53 miles, store at 35

Recovery at White House Pizza and Pub.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Sanders Ferry Greenway

Hendersonville's first Bike/Ped Committee in 2000 suggested a greenway be built along Drakes Creek from Gallatin Road to Sanders Ferry Park. It was a no-brainer, but it took until 2023 to be built. Click on progress from the City's Capital Project. 

Monday, May 15, 2023

New FOGBEES Jersey Design Now Available from Jackroo!!!!


We have updated the look of the FOGBEES jersey with Jackroo.   We have gone with the FORZA design.  Have decided to upgrade the style of the jersey to a newer better quality jersey that can fit all body builds.  


The FORZA is the latest jersey design, well suited for both the casual rider or serious racer, keeping you comfortable and aero in all conditions. The FORZA combines a traditional inset sleeve, with clean seam lines front and back for a classic Italian-style look. The back features 3 easy-access pockets and a hidden zipper key pocket to stash your valuables. Select one of 3 fit styles to suit to your preferences and body type.

Below is the link to order a jersey or two.  The cut off date is 5/31/23 for ordering jerseys. Based  upon the number of jerseys being ordered so far, the price is $88.  If we reach 24 jerseys, the price will be reduced to $81. Once you access the link, click on the jersey to place your order.   

HOWEVER, BEFORE YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER, it is highly recommended that you use Jackroo's Free Size Recommendation service.    The link to the form is at the top of the page in the link below. Complete it and Jackroo will respond the same day with a size recommendation.  If it is incorrect, you pay to return the unused item to Jackroo (with tags on and within 14-days of original delivery date) and Jackroo will pay to have a new size created for you!

Custom Apparel for Cycling, Triathlon, Running and Nordic Ski -JAKROO

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Bike from Ocean to Ocean

.A subset of the retired FOGBEES is the Nerd Nite. While riding the bike keeps them physically, studying their Thursday lecture series delays their dementia.
As the retirees plan another multi-week bike tour, NN member Mark Greene is planning a multi-month, a cross-the-county bike solo with camping from the west ocean to the east. He promises to share his adventure via YouTube. His channel is

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Bike Lane Ribbon Cutting

Free e-bike rides after you listen to politicians pontificate about how they love bike lanes but have done little to bring them about (with some exceptions).  Carey Rogers