Monday, September 26, 2016

Ride From Beech, Tuesday, 9/27/16

Sun sets at 6:35 Tuesday, but we should have a few minutes of extra light.

Ride times
5:15 Turtles
5:20 Hounds and Jackalopes
5:25 Hares

Bring your lights and blinkies.

Social Hour at Sam's following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

20 mile route

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Saturday Ride - SCHS @ 8 AM

Fall is here, bringing the best riding days of the year. Get the new season off to the right start with one of these routes from Station Camp High through Cross Plains and New Deal.

42 miles, store at 19
49 miles, store at 19
55 miles, store at 26

Recovery at Bluegrass Bar and Grill.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Ride From Beech Thursday, 9/22

Thursday ride from Beech High School.

5:35 - Turtles, Hounds, Jacklopes
(if this a large group it is suggested that you split up and leave 5min apart)
5:45 - Hares

Thursday 20

Don't forget to bring headlights and blinkies.

Recovery at Brixx.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Mike and Sherry's Excellent Crystal Creekbed Ride, Wednesday, 9/21

We will ride at the following times:

5:25 Turtles
5:35 All Others

Bring you headlights and blinkies.

Social Hour at De La Paz folloing the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

20 mike route

Red Boiling Springs images on Shutterfly

My images of the 2016 Red Boiling Springs ride are now on Shutterfly.
If you have trouble, try clicking on the "Website" tab at the top of the Fogbee Blog page, then scroll down to Photos, Shutterfly.

Most notable are all the smiles and outright laughter visible on the faces. This despite the rain.

Thanks to Woody for organizing the ride and to Mike for adding the new wrinkle of a 3 day option.  Many thinks to Marsha Depew and Sherry Baisel for luggage transport. I don't know who brought all the goodies but it was fantastic. Don't stop.

Most of all, congratulate yourselves for participating. You make the party.


Monday, September 19, 2016

Ride from Beech Tuesday, 9/20

We will ride from Beech at the following times.

5:25 Turtles
5:35 Hounds and Jackalopes
5:45 Hares

Social Hour at Sam's following the ride.

Bring your headlights and blinkies in case you get caught out after dark.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Beech 20 Mile PO and Back

Sunday, September 18, 2016

FOGBEE ALE Jerseys - Last Call

We have met the minimum order requirement for custom Jersey orders from APG/ALE.

Our FOGBEE Jerseys order will be placed with the factory Monday.

Today, and possibly first thing tomorrow morning, will be your last chance to order a Pro Level FOGBEE ALE Jersey for the foreseeable future.

After this order is placed there will be a 10 piece minimum on future orders so if you're still debating on whether to get one I'd suggest you order now.

These are very high quality jerseys that not only look good but functionally are much cooler in warm weather than other jerseys.

You won't regret it if you get one.

So, Last call this round!

Order your Jersey ASAP!

Thanks to all who have ordered!

Continue the Tradition

      Much of the history of the FOGBEES is recorded in the photos and videos that members take while on tours and rides.  We have tried to collect them after each excursion on the FOGBEE photo website  and  our YouTube website  .  For more information please see
      It is always enjoyable to look back on the old trips and these sites provide an easy way to share your memories. Many of the veteran FOGBEES who in the past created these archives are not available to continue this great tradition. The club has very skilled fresh photographers.  Please share your creations.  Need help in signing up, send me a note at

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Red Boiling Springs Last Update

Just one day before we leave for Red Boiling Springs with the three day riders heading out Friday morning and the two day riders roll out on Saturday.
Just a couple of reminders and updates:
  • Friday riders; Sherry Baisel will be at the start on Friday morning for luggage and coolers.
  • Saturday riders; Marsha Depew will be at the Saturday start and Traci Short is available from White House for the northern riders.
  • Friday night riders be sure to bring what you want to eat and drink for Friday night; you will be grilling at cabin 10; along with your favorite cigar.
  • Saturday afternoon at RBS is BYOB on drinks and refreshments, and again don't forget your cigars for Saturday on the porch. There will be some of Doc's "PD Moonshine" and Bulliet Burbon available. 
  • Dennis "Chief" has some surprises planned for Saturday night, it is Debbie's birthday along with one of our on, Todd J.
  • Dinner Saturday night includes: Oven Fried Chicken, Mashed Potato's, Biscuits or Rolls, Green Beans, Corn, Cold Slaw, Fried Apples, Fresh Tomato's, Birthday Cake and Ice Cream, beverage and a after dinner surprise for ALL along with Midnight Margaritas for the brave at heart.
  • 1/2 Marathon on Saturday morning: Saudersville Road North will be closed from 7:00AM until appox 9:00AM Saturday morning. I spoke with the officer in charge and he indicated it could be open by 8:30AM depending on the last runner. If it is closed when we get there and they won't let us pass we may have to wait a few minutes until its opened; (careful at the stop sign SVR crossing Lower Station as runners will be crossing SVR on LSC). Or we can roll on down Nashville Pike to St Blaise and cut across to LHP. This will be a game time decision.
  • Weather: Friday looks good but warm, Saturday looks OK and a little cooler with mostly cloudy skies and only a chance of spotty showers. Sunday seems to be the iffy day, mid 80's but with a stronger chance of showers. Forecasters are saying not to cancel outdoor plans but to be aware there could be showers in your area. Knake may have to steer us around any developing rain.
Any questions or concerns, let us know. Have a safe ride and we'll see you on the road!
Woody and Mike K

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


The official tally from ALE is at 17 jerseys ordered.

10725 Brian Beisel


10734 Steve Curtis


10736 Tim Allgood


10739 Mike Blosser

10741 Frank Hernandez

10753 Todd Jarrell


10754 Doug Hardin


10761 Michael Knake


10765 Tony Hernandez


10766 Bill Barton


10770 Shannecy Boone


10781 Russell Meade


10786 Jerial Woody Woodall


10799 Kellie Taylor

We are 3 short of the 20 piece minimum so if you are ordering a jersey please do so ASAP.

RBS Luggage and Coolers Transportation

We are trying to get a feel for Saturday riders that need luggage transport. Post here or call me at 615-431-9821. MARSHA will be at Bluegrass Saturday 7:45 to 8:20.  Also for Sunday return luggage will be dropped at Woodys garage or at my house, your option.

Ride From Beech High School Thursday 9/15

We will ride from Beech High School at the following times:

5:35 Turtles, Hounds, Jackalopes
5:45 Rabbits

Remember to bring headlights and blinkies.

Social hour at Brixx Pizza following the ride.

Thursday Night Beech
(I will not be riding)

Mike and Sherry's Excellent Crystal Creekbed Ride, Wednesday, 9/14

We will ride at the following times:

5:30 Turtles
5:40 Hares

Social Hour at De La Paz following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

21 Mike Halltown Jake Link Maxwell Branch

Red Boiling Springs Tour Sept 16th, 17th, 18th

If you are planning on riding the 3 day or 2 day tour to Red Boiling Springs please read this post in its entirety as there are some intricate details that you need to know.

Less than a week before we head out to Red Boiling Springs with one of the largest groups ever for this annual FOGBEE tradition (23 riders). A new twist this year is the addition of the Friday route thru Gordonsville to Center Hill Marina at Cove Hollow and on to Red Boiling Springs on Saturday being lead my Mike Knake. Thanks to Mike for coordinating this portion of the ride.

I will try to cover all the details in this post but if I miss anything or you have any questions, corrections or comments please feel free to reach out to Mike (Friday/Saturday 3 day long riders) or myself (Saturday/Sunday 2 day riders).
Both days will depart from Blue Grass Bar & Grill Parking Lot corner of East Main and Bonita Prky. meet at 8:00AM depart no later than 8:30AM 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Just a reminder that Gran Fondo Gallatin is this Saturday. Pre-Registration will close on Friday night. 

While I was marking the  courses today, I came across a 6 mile bicycle sleigh ride of fresh pavement down the ridge from Westmoreland to Bethpage on old 231E.  It didnt seem to have any traffic on it either.  To anyone participating in the 100K, this will be a treat!  Also, anyone who doesnt want to do the last climb up Rock Bridge, there is a great by-pass at the last rest stop to make the route a little easier and shorter. 

Ride From Beech,Tuesday, 9/13

We will ride from  Beech at the following times:

5:25 Turtles
5:35 Hounds and Jackalopes
5:45 Hares

Remember to bring your headlights and blinkies.

Social Hour at Sam's following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

21 Mile Patton Hogans New Hope Mud Hollow

Monday, September 12, 2016

What's a FOGBEE?

Check out the explanation of what a FOGBEE is in the September issue of the Indian Lake Peninsula Living Magazine
Thule Apex 4 Bike Hitch Rack For Sale

Purchased early 2014 - barely used. Online price $399.95 will take $300.

Comment if interested or want more information.


Bicycle Education

Walk/Bike Nashville's Fall 2016 schedule is out! They are hosting a variety of classes to increase bike knowledge and educate bicycle and pedestrian advocates. 

All these classes are free and open to the public!

Click Here for the classes that currently have open registration. Sign up today while there is still space! And spread the word

FOGBEE ALE Jersey Cutoff Date

The cutoff date for ordering FOGBEE ALE Jerseys is Midnight Sunday 9/18/2016.

I you haven't tried on a jersey for fit please get with me this week ASAP.
If you can't make any of the week day evening rides and you need to try on a jersey call or text me.
We need to get this taken care of this week.

ALE will tally up the orders and if we meet the minimum 20 pieces the order will be placed with the factory, if not all orders will be cancelled.

Friday, September 9, 2016

FOGBEE ALE Jersey Online Ordering

The FOGBEE ALE online store is set up and ready to go!

Many of you have already tried on the jersey for fit so get set up and order so we can get to 20 pieces ASAP!

Just follow these instructions and let me know if you have any issues.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Saturday Ride, SCHS at 8AM

We have a chance at beating the rain Saturday morning. Come out to Station Camp High and ride one of these routes to Ridgetop.

36 miles, store at 14
42 miles, store at 20
47 miles, store at 25
57 miles, store at 31

Recovery at Bluegrass Bar & Grill.

UPDATE on Fogbee ALE Jerseys

I have the fit kit for the ALE Fogbee Jerseys.
We have size Small thru 5XL so there should be a size for everyone.

The art work is done.

Online ordering will be setup shortly so each one of you can order and pay for your jersey independently and have it shipped directly to you. 

All we need now is for you to try on a jersey and decide what size you want.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

ALE Fogbee Jersey

Dear FOGBEE members,

The HERNANDEZ BOYS (Frank and Tony) would like to inquire as to whether any of you would be interested in a Pro Level FOGBEE jersey made by one of the premier cycling clothing manufacturers in the world ALE/APG.

Mike Knake is fully aware that we’re pursuing this and has given us his blessing. Thank you so much Mike and we really appreciate it!!!!!!

APG in Italy makes cycling clothing for many Tour de France teams and many other big names like Giordana and Vermac. They’re own brand is ALE of which I know many of you have seen me and Frank wear.

Rokform Labor Day sale

Anyone interested in a quality bike mount - Rokform is having a 20% off Labor Day Sale.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Any ideas for me

I am looking to use my Iphone as a GPS for riding. Any recommendations for an app to use? Not really looking to buy a Garmin, Any good ideas??

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Long Hollow Planning Charrette

      Long Hollow Pike is an official Tennessee Bike Route and a popular ride for FOGBEES.  Sumner County has engaged the Walker Collaborative to review planning for this important corridor.  If you want to offer your thoughts on the matter, the County is conducting a  
Public Charrette on Monday August 29'th at Long Hollow Baptist Church from 6PM to 8PM 
      David Shumaker has been deeply involved with this planning at would like others to join him at this meeting.
      For more information about this meeting click here 

For the Bicyclist Who Has Everything

     Jealous of Norise with his bike speakers?  Like music while you bike, but don't want to violate bike safety laws by using ear-buds?  Here's a winner that has just gone on sale at 71% off the claimed retail price.
     Wireless Speaker, Venstar Waterproof Sport Portable Bluetooth Speaker, 6w Strong Speaker Driver Passive Radiator with Remote Controller and Metal Hook Loop for Outdoor Sports Travel Bicycle Cycling  
     Check out at

Fogbee hats

I turned in our order today to Ink'n Screens and they should have our hats completed in 2 -3 weeks. During this time I need to collect the money. I will bring a spreadsheet displaying each order with me to tonight's ride. You can send me an email,, if you want me to send your cost directly to you. I would prefer cash but will take a check. The price varies based on the hat and the work each of you selected so I cannot just give one price for every hat.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Fogbee hats-final notice

Final notice! I am taking everything I have to Ink'n Screens on Thursday. If you are providing a hat to be embroidered I need it by Wednesday. If you want to place an order send me an email by Wednesday, I don't know how long this will take but I will ask on Thursday.