Saturday, May 27, 2017

Memorial Day Ride, SCHS at 8 AM

It's going to be an absolutely gorgeous holiday.  Get yours off to the right start and come out to Station Camp High School for a ride through the heart of Sumner County. If you want something in between the two routes, the longer route takes a handful of detours from the shorter route so you can mix and match as you like.

40 miles, store at 20
57 miles, store at 28

Recovery at Bluegrass Bar & Grill.

GO PREDS!!!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The CRAM is Saturday

Memorial Day weekend means riding the Clarksville Rotary Annual Metric, starting at 7 AM from Rossview High School. If 100km isn't enough, they have a great 100 mile route also. These relatively flat routes let you ride for speed, distance or both. Get the details and pre-register at...

http://www.bikethecram.com/

We'll recover at:
The Depot Bar & Grill
1007 S. Main St.
Springfield

Nashville's First Slow Ride for Seniors

Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10:00 AM

This ride is part of Bike Month in May and is a tribute to those bicyclists that have defied the odds to continue pedaling past the age of senility.


Now designated as a Walk Bike Nashville Featured Ride!

Minimum age for this ride is 50 years of age and maximum is 105. You must show a Medicare card or other identification (AARP card will suffice). If you are younger than 50 and are accompanied by a senior then you will be allowed to ride. If you have bought a beer in the recent past for someone over 50 that is an acceptable qualification.

It should not be necessary to say this will be one damn slow ride. 

The current plan (always subject to change if we forget something) is to 
  • leave from the East side of the Seigenthaler Shelby Street Bridge, 
  • ride out to Metro Center and circle back for lunch at Nashville Farmers Market
  • We will then take a nap on the grass in Bicentennial Mall
  • Depends will be distributed to those in need along with prune juice. 
  • The group may decide to take a side tour to Antique Archaeology in Marathon Village.
  • We will return to the Eastside (the superior part of Nashville) and will decide if medical care is needed for any participants.
Helmets required. Some really neat commemorative t-shirts (featuring the turtles on a tandem) will be available for $5.



Carey Rogers

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Thursday 5/25 Ride from Station Camp High School

We will ride at the following times from Station Camp High School:

5:30  Turtles 14-16 mph
5:35  Hounds and Jackalopes 17-18 mph
5:40  Hares 18+ mph

24.3 Mile Ride

Be sure to bring your headlights and blinkers in case you get caught out after dark
Refreshments and social hour at Brixx Pizza following the ride.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

WEATHER ISSUE - Mike and Sherry's Crystal Creek Bed Ride, Wednesday, May 24th

DUE TO WEATHER, WILL LEAVE UP TO EACH INDIVIDUAL AS TO WHETHER THEY WANT TO RIDE OR NOT.  SHERRY AND I WILL NOT BE RIDING.  ROADS VERY WET, CHANCE OF RAIN AND IT IS COOL OUT.

We will ride from White House High School at the following times:

5:40  Slowpokes
5:50 Not so slow Slowpokes

Social Hour at De Le Paz following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

24 Mile Route

Monday, May 22, 2017

Ride from Beach HS, Tuesday, May 23rd

We will ride at the following times:

5:35 Turtles 13-15 mph
5:45 Hounds and Jackalopes 16-17mph
5:55 Hares 18+mph

Social Hour at Sam's following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

23 Mile

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Saturday Ride, White House HS @ 8 AM

UPDATE: NEW LOCATION!!! Due to flash floods Friday morning the originally posted routes will have extensive debris and possibly lingering water.  For higher ground, we will ride from White House High School into northern Robertson County. 


Recovery at De La Paz.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Thursday May18 Ride From Station Camp High School

Thursday ride at the following times from Station Camp High School:

5:35  Turtles 13-15 mph

5:40  Hounds and Jackalopes 16-17 mph

5:45  Hares 18+ mph

22.6 West Hester Loop

Be sure to bring your headlights and blinkies in case you get caught out after dark

Refreshments and social hour at Brixx Pizza following the ride.


Upcoming Organized Rides

Two upcoming rides.  

Shaker Village Ride   June 3rd  -$25 registration fee

Note whose photos are on the registration page for the Shaker Village Ride and on the BGLOB Facebook page.  GO SHORT!!!

Clarksville Rotary CRAM  May 27th  -  Register on line for $40 till 5/25/17

See you on the road. 

Mike Knake

VERY WIND - Mike and Sherry's Crystal Creek Bed Ride, Wednesday, 5/17/17

i WILL LEAVE IT UP TO EACH RIDER, BUT IT IS VERY WINDY.  SHERRY AND I WILL NOT BE RIDING.   15MPH WINDS WITH GUSTS TO 29MPH

We will ride from White House High School at the following times:

5:40 Slowpokes
5:50 No so slow Slowpokes

Social Hour at De Le Paz following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

24.4 WHHS Applin Branch

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Memphis in June Update

if you are interested in going and have not made your reservation yet there are only a couple of rooms left.  You have till the 19th.

See the post below for contact and reservation info.

See you on the road

Mike

Friday, May 12, 2017

Cap N Gown Post Ride Recovery-Fit Kit Try On

We will have our post ride recovery at Bluegrass Bar and Grille.

I will have the fit kits at the ride and at Bluegrass.  This will be the last time to try on kits before they need to be returned to LG.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Memphis in June Trip, June 9th and 10th

We are all set to go for our hotel reservations for you Memphis in June Trip.
on June 9th and 10th

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Double Tree Downtown Memphis.  The room rate is $149 and parking is $20 per night. The number is 901-528-1800 or you can go on line and reserve your room.

If you call to make your reservation, please make sure you let them know you are with the FOGBEES.   If you go on line to reserve your room, the code for our group is FOG.

On Friday night, we can get together at the Flying Saucer, which is just around the corner from the hotel.  On Saturday night, we will have dinner at the Rendezvous.    Option of hitting Beale St on one or both nights.

Change of plans on the routes.  I found some really nice routes heading north from downtown that follow the river, go through some nice parks and through pretty country.

You have till May 19th to make your reservation.

We cannot cancel out as a group. So, this trip is on rain or shine.   If an individual room has to cancel, you have up to 72 hours prior to date of arrival to cancel your room.

Please let me know when you have made your reservation so that I can confirm with the hotel that they have all of our reservations assigned to the FOGBEE account.

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

For information on the optional ride from Memphis to Hendersonville 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Jersey Order-Fit Kits

Last week to try on fit kit jerseys and bibbs.

If you are interested in ordering a jersey or bibbs, I will have the fits kits after the rides this week.  I will need to return them after Saturday's ride.

We have to get a minimum of 6 of any one style for men and 4 of any one style for women.  Depending upon the demand, you may need to make choice 1 of one style and choice 2 of another so that we can fill an order.

If you are interested in the ALE Fogbee style jersey, you can order at the below link.  I believe it requires a minimum order of 10.  These run very small.  So, you really need to try one on to see what size you need.  I ordered a XXL and it is very tight on me when I normally where a L.

 Alebikewear.com

If you ordered a jersey last time from ALE and you want another one just log into your account and click on the FOGBEES TEAM Tab at the top.
All others follow these instructions:
FOGBEES TEAM store is on line, to register your account follow these simple steps:
1) click on this link and register the account https://www.alebikewear.com/profile/fogbees-team
2) look at your mail and confirm your registration
3) go to www.alebikewear.com and log in to your account clicking on https://www.alebikewear.com/profile
4) if you are already registered to alebikewear.com send an email to pietro@alebikewear.com we will upgrade your account to your team store.
PLEASE NOTE
• The CODE WELCOME25 is not valid for custom clothing.
• Don’t register directly to the website but use the link

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Memphis in June FOGBEE Weekend Trip - June 9th and 10th

Finally coming together.  Our annual weekend trip is planned for June 9th and 10th in Memphis.

We will be staying at the Double Tree Hotel in Downtown Memphis located at 185 Union Ave.  Room rate is $149.00 per night.  Parking is $20.00 per night.

Hopefully by Wednesday you will be able to start making your room reservations.  The contract is being finalized as I type.

Rough plan is for Friday night, have dinner and drinks at the Flying Saucer, which is just around the corner from the hotel.   Can also hit Beale St,.

Saturday night, we will have dinner at the Rendevous with option of hitting Beale St. afterwards.

Still working on the Bike Routes.

I will let you know when you can make reservations.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Kid's Triathlon Needs Help

In past years, FOGBEES have helped with the Kids Triathlon,  but so many of the FOGBEES who used to help no longer ride and the Heat NEEDS help.  Volunteers get a great t-shirt and a lot of personal satisfaction for a couple of hours of work.
The 13th Annual HEAT kids triathlon is being held on Saturday August 5th 2017.  We would really appreciate your help.   Please respond to this email if you are available, or if you know of anyone else who would like to help us.  There are various positions available on Saturday for marshaling (run and bike course), transition help, finish line help, registration (also a few spots left for Friday night registration), body marking and others.  If you have a preference, please indicate where you would like to be placed and we will do our best to position you in your choice.  Please, also let us know what T shirt size you would like.   Looking forward to another great HEAT kids triathlon.  We all know how much the kids love this event. 
Thanks so much.
Cheryl
heatkidstriathlon@gmail.com

Monday, April 3, 2017

Anyone wanting to order Jerseys?

Testing the waters - anyone wanting to order jerseys this year?  We will probably limit the order to just our short sleeve jerseys from LG.

Post your interest

See you on the road,

Mike

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Bike and Build for Affordable Housing


Hello Fogbee Friends,

Kellie here! For anyone who hasn't heard the news yet, about two months from now I will be cycling for three weeks and over 800 miles from Bar Harbor, Maine to New York City, New York to raise awareness for the affordable housing cause and helping to construct affordable homes along the way. I will be doing this with an organization called Bike and Build which benefits affordable housing and empowers young adults for a lifetime of service and civic engagement.through service oriented cycling trips.

To make this possible, I need to reach a minimum fundraising goal of $2,400. All proceeds go towards the affordable housing cause and our mission to raise awareness and build affordable housing for families and individuals in need! To donate towards this cause and read my rider biography, you can copy and paste the link below in your browser.

 bikeandbuild.org/rider/9616
 
I'm currently about 18% of the way towards reaching my fundraising minimum and have a ways to go with reaching this goal, so ANY donations of any amount are enormously appreciated!  To all of you who have already made a contribution to support my mission with this cause, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

To everyone, ride safe and have a wonderful day! :)



-Kellie

For Sale: Garmin Edge 810 and Edge 500

I have for sale two bike computers...

Garmin Edge 810, brand new never been booted, still has the plastic on the screen: $225 SOLD

Garmin Edge 500, 3 or 4 years old but still a good computer: $100

Reach out at 615.218-2713 or stlcards@gibsonusa.net if interested.

Thanks, Jeff

Monday, March 20, 2017

BikeGuard: Stolen Bike Recovery

Hello all!

Did you know that our officer friends with the Hendersonville Police Department establish a work relationship with BikeGuard, a FREE online Bike Registry, that allows cyclists to record their bicycles as stolen in a national database in the unfortunate case of a theft?

I know that all of us love our bikes very much and we ALWAYS take care to lock our bikes up properly when we leave them unattended with our vehicles, but in the unlikely but possible occurrence that one of our beloved bikes is swiped from us, this is a good back up plan to increase the chances of our bikes being recovered and returned to us.

How it works:  You simply go to www.myassettag.com/bike, register with the site, enter the details about your bike, and click REGISTER.  Once you've done this, you can go to the tab on the top right hand corner that says "My Account", click on it, scroll down, and click "Request Free Bike Tags".  From there you can request bike tags that will be mailed to you in 8 to 10 business days completely free.  The 'tag' is actually a sticker/decal that you can stick on your bike somewhere discreet like under the down tube or underneath your saddle. They will send you THREE of these tags for each of your bikes, and a simple scan of this tag will direct police (or a nice individual who unknowingly bought your stolen bike) to your BikeGuard account.   I just registered my bike and it was super quick and easy.

Your bike will be given its own page that you can choose to either make public or private, kind of like a facebook page.  From here you can:
  • Get a proof of registration print out
  • Mark your bike as stolen
  • Change your bike's owner
  • Edit your bike's info
  • Remove your bike's page
If you are extremely diligent when it comes to looking after your bike and you really REALLY hope you never need to use a recovery registry like this one, but you still want more information to consider signing up, I have shared some links below!  If you can't click on them, just copy and paste them in your browser. 

http://www.hendersonville-pd.org/documents/bikeguardflyer.pdf
http://www.hendersonville-pd.org/documents/bikeguardinfo.pdf
http://www.hendersonville-pd.org/documents/bikeguardmedia.pdf

-Kellie

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tires for Sale

I have two sets of new Continental tires for sale.  I decided to roll with a wider tire after I purchased these.  They have never been mounted or used.

Set 1: Continental Grand Prix 4000S II Folding Road Tire 700x25 black wall.  $66 for the pair.
Set 2: Continental Grand Prix 4000S II Folding Road Tire 700x25 Reflex (white reflective stripe on sidewall).  $74 for the pair.

Send me a text or post a reply if interested.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Fogbee Vest for Sale

I have a FOGBEE Vest up for sale. It is brand new.  The size says small, but it fits like a medium. Sale price is $89.

If you are interested, please post or text me at 615-714-3947.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Friendly bike computer reminder

For those of you that may have gotten new bikes over this bitter cold winter....or maybe new wheels or tires.  Your bike computer is most likely not calibrated with the correct tire size anymore.  Don't let your miles or average speed suffer.  Update your wheel size circumference before it gets warm and sweaty outside.
From Garmin's user manual:
700c x 23c   2096
700c x 25c   2105
700c x 28c   2136

If you need another size reference here: http://static.garmin.com/pumac/Edge_800_OM_EN.pdf

Monday, February 20, 2017

Fogbee Hats - reminder

I have had a couple of people ask about getting a Fogbee Hat. I set this up so any future orders is as  easy as stopping by Ink N' Screens in White House and talk to Yvonne. I have a link to their website below. They have the artwork and many styles of hats to choose from.

http://www.inknscreenprinterwhitehousetn.com/

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Fogbee Night - Predators/Oilers

Tracie and I being the LONGTIME hockey fans that we are, get extra tickets to some games each year. This year we have (10) extra tickets that we would love to share with our Fogbee family and have chosen a game against the Edmonton Oilers next Thursday night February 2nd. If you would like to go, just comment and the first (9) people are in! Just let us know how many tickets you want. (Woody has the first one)!


Monday, January 23, 2017

2017 Cycle North Carolina Mountain Ride


http://cnc.ncsports.org/contentPages.cfm/contentVariable/Mountain_Ride

****I'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT RIDING MOUNTAIN TO COAST WHICH COVERS 5 DAYS BUT THIS PARTICULAR ONE IS ONLY 2 DAYS. BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN TOWN IN THE SMOKIES NESTLED IN THE NANTAHALA RIVER GORGE. ANYONE INTERESTED?******

 2017 Cycle North Carolina Mountain Ride


Bryson City, NC  August 5 & 6, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

ISO parts for bike build

I am building a Jamis ICON Elite and need a 100mm stem, 44cm bars, and a seatpost. If you have these parts and are not using them please contact me at bhbeisel@yahoo.com

RagBrai 2017!

Any iterest in RagBrai this year?  Dates are July 23-29 and they are posting the route this weekend.  Charlene Alcorn from HEAT is setting up a group account on the RagBrai website...I'm in and looking for Fogbees to join :)

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Cycling shoe recommendations

Looking for suggestions on new cycling shoes, please.  Unfortunately Ira and I skidded out on a corner coming home from White House yesterday...both of us are generally OK (road rash and stiff!), but the new Assos shorts from Santa and my shoes are both toast.  What shoes are best for year round riding (cool in the summer and potentially insert for the winter), comfortable, etc.  

Thanks and appreciate any tips

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Cycleops fluid Trainer for sale


I'm posting this for my Father-in-law.  This is a very slightly used Cycleops Fluid trainer.  I think he used it once or twice.  It's just the trainer, no skewer or front block.  If you or someone you know is looking to get some miles in during the cold winter months contact me.  He's looking for around $150.

Doc