Thursday, October 30, 2014

Saturday Ride, Sam's @ 9 AM

Dig out those cold weather duds. It will be a brisk ride - in the 40s with a stiff wind. between that and following the Halloween Party, we'll start at 9 and keep it shorter than usual.

32 miles
42 miles

Also, after the ride is perhaps the last chance to try on the sample long sleeve jerseys and jackets. The minimum orders have been met for most items, but we're still a few short on vests and short sleeve, fond- cut jerseys. The order will be closed soon, so act now!

Thursday Afternoon 12pm at Sam's

It's a beautiful day for a ride, going to leave from Sam's at high noon for a 26 mile easy ride.

Monday, October 27, 2014

It's Back for year 7! THE FOGBEES SPIN!

Hello Fogger spin junkies. 
Back by popular demand is our YMCA spin class. 
Starting tomorrow at 6:30 pm.

We spin Tuesday and Thursday night and Saturday if the weather is bad at 10 am. It's a great way to beat the winter blues and stay in shape for next year's riding season. See you there. By the way if you have BC/BS insurance you can join for 29.00 per month. !

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fogbees' Ride to the Sky was Spectacular

Wow! What a beautiful ride! By my count 6 Fogbees rode the Calfkiller Ride to the Sky yesterday in Cookeville: Johnny D (honorary member for the day), Jeff, Ralph, Sean, Todd and yours truly. We thought it would be scenic, but it far exceeded our expectations. With law enforcement and motorcycle escort, we immediately were on sweet back roads. Fabulous views kept coming, one after another over Golden Mountain, south to Sparta, then northeast along Calfkiller River up a gradual 1000' climb to Monterey at the top of the Cumberland Plateau, then down exhilarating descents to a police escort through Algood (where it was all good) and to the finish.

Top it all off with Calfkiller beer, bbq, and live music, and this became an instant classic that we will come back to as long as they have it. Speaking of Calfkiller beer, the brewery was also the 2nd rest stop, where Jeff, Todd and I sampled their nut brown ale, before climbing the plateau. EPIC!!!


Friday, October 24, 2014

Alternate Slower Later Sat AM ride

Anyone else with no time pressure interested in a slower ride with a 9 am (predicted 56 deg) start from Sam's?

Thursday, October 23, 2014's time for the Fogbee Halloween party!!!!

Mark your calendars ;
Start working on your costume...
It's our 7th year to celebrate our Fogbee club and have fun and festivities together..
The party is Halloween night on Friday, October 31 from 7:30 pm until whenever..
Glen Oaks Clubhouse, 101 Agee Circle, Hville.

Byob and please bring a pot luck dinner item or dessert!
DJ Draft Master will get u dancing...
Prizes for best costume; games and merriment... 


I'm heading to Knoxville to see the game and would like to ride before I leave.  Need to leave Sam's at 8am. I can ride 30+ miles. We will go Long Hollow to Neal to liberty; 25 to Collier to Douglas and head back Home through the neighborhood to Long Hollow and home. You can add any miles you want. See you there.

Problematic Kentucky Bicycle Laws

Since we ride frequently in Kentucky, it is advisable to be aware that Kentucky laws regarding bicyclists on highways are considerably different than those in Tennessee.  A current legal action reported by the League of American Bicyclist explains the problems. 

I have also updated our Bike Law Webpage for Kentucky (CLICK HERE


REMINDER:  We will be at Blue Grass Bar and Grille tonight for anyone who wants to try on the Long Sleeve Jerseys and Jackets and Short Sleeve Summer Jerseyt..

If you know what size Short Sleeve Summer Jersey you want, just let me know by posting.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

One Last Charity Ride - Ride to the Sky this Saturday in Cookeville

Thanks to Sean for telling me about this ride. We're known for having the most comprehensive list of rides in Middle Tennessee, but we missed this one. Riding the plateau is a rare treat for the Fogbees, and sponsored by a brewery no less. Check it out.

Ride to the Sky

Monday, October 20, 2014

Return of the Night Riders, 6 PM Tuesday at Sam's

Until the temperature or weather drives us indoors to spin, some of us still like to hit the road with the lights on high. We stick to a couple simple routes on well known roads. Riding in a group with bright, well charged lights is a must. Please post if you plan to ride so we know what group(s) can be formed.

Liberty Loop - 24 miles

Tuesday the 21st from Sams

For anyone who wants to continue enjoying the awesome weather and can ride at 4:15, be at Sams for the Franklin Loop. Do what moves you!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

RBS 14, Great weekend

Great Weather, Great friends and good food.  Despite a more than average number of punctures and a rare front spoke break everyone got to Armour's in time to socialize before eating. Looey Law was applied early at Hartsville so I don't know how folks made it home. Below is an image taken by Marsha D of the riders who made the return ride.
Thanks to all who stepped up to make this another great Fogbee weekend.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Red Boiling Springs Day 2 Route

I found that on my Garmin it only accept the first 16 character of the routes.  Since both are named the same except at the end, the last route loaded is the only one that loads. (ie Red_Boiling_Spri )  I have renamed the Day 2 route Day 2.  If your are riding the RBS ride, using a Garmin and want both routes, you should go back and download day 1 from Bruce's post, and download this Day 2 route from this post, so you have both routes.

Day 2 Red Boiling Springs.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thursday Ride from BRIXX, Oct 16th

This will be our last week night ride. It has been another great summer for riding.  Hopefully, we will have nice Saturdays this winter.

Ride will be at 5:00 and we will do the Liberty Loop heading out Saundersville to Big Station and coming back Upper/Lower/Jenkins/Anderson/Drakes Creek.
Time for Gary to start up Fogbees Spin at the YMCA.

See you tomorrow night.

Mike Knake

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Red Boiling Springs Ride this weekend

Looks like the weather will cooperate this year and the leaves are turning just in time for some color.  Below is the list of names Dennis Emery has for this weekend. Please review and let me know if anyone has been omitted. 

2014 Itinerary

Day 1 Cue

Day 2 Cue

Room #1 ..... Harry P  2 People
Room #2 ..... Danny D  - 1 or 2 People
Room #9 ..... Bob G  - 2 People
Room #10 ... Tammy G  - 2 People
Room #19 .... Mike K  - 2 People
Room #21 .... Phillip V  - 2 People
Room #22 .... J Woody - 2 People
Room #23 .... Doug D - 2 People
Room #24 .... Kristi D  - 2 People
Room #25 .... David S r - 2 People
Room #26 .... Gary W  - 2 People
Room #27 .... Bruce    D  - 1 person
Dinner Only .. Ed T - 2 People for dinner

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Tuesday Ride/Joey Holland Show- Oct 14th

You may have seen the article in the October Newaletter about Joey Holland and the show that he putting on at Bikers Choice Tuesday night at 7:00.  Many of you know Joey.  He is an avid rider. Accomplished musician and all round nice guy (well some think so).  He has combine Shia love of cycling and music with community service. He and a friend will be performing and showing a video of what he has been doing.

We will ride from Bikers choice at 5:00. Route will be posted. After the ride, we will order pizzas and stay for Joey's show.  PLEASE post if you would like pizza and we will get them ordered before we finish the ride.  Also feel free to BYOB.

See you on the road

Mike Knake

Joe Holland Ride

Friday, October 10, 2014

FOGBEE Long Sleeve Jersey and Repeat Summer Jersey Order

We are ready to take a new Jersey order. This time we will be ordering long sleeve jerseys, but if you missed the opportunity earlier this year to order a short sleeve jersey or wanted additional short sleeve jerseys, this your chance. The long sleeve jersey is the same design as the short sleeve jersey, except that the sleeves will be all black with the yellow and red bands (currently at the bottom of the sleeve) at the cuff.
When we ordered last spring we had a promotional price plus we gave everyone an additional discount as we had sponsor money for the first order that also paid for all the freight on the fit kits and final shipping. LG is giving us the same price but less the promo plus we have to cover shipping. Based on this, the Short Sleeve Jersey will be $52.  There are two different styles, the Tour (formerly Fondo) and the Sport.

We are trying to get into the pick 18 program where we can mix long sleeve jerseys, jackets etc for a total of 18pc. The LS warmer jersey at 12 to 24 is $83, at 25 we get to $72 and at 50 it would be $67. This includes the coverage for the fit kit costs and shipping. Overall we have to get 18 Jerseys and Jackets, excluding the short sleeve above. LG can use the artwork on the jersey for the artwork on the jackets.

To get logo jackets we would have to order at least 6. They have several jacket levels, Thermal, Superlight, Winddry, Pro light, and Holey. Prices at the 6 level would run from $111 to $168 (the table above is in price order). If we could get to 12 the price would drop to $91 to $147. I doubt the group would buy more but there is price breaks at 25 then 50.

Remember these prices are for Custom made FOGBEE GEAR. We will have the fit kits beginning next week for TWO weeks. During that time we will take orders. First opportunity for checking out and tringon the long sleeve jerseys and jackets may be on the Red Boling Springs Ride. As usual, since we have to pay for custom gear in advance, your payment will be expected prior to placing the order.

Doug, Mike, Gary and Dave
{Designers Extraodanaire, Inc}

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Last Sunday we issued the FOGBEE Newsletter.  If you didn't receive a copy, you can read it by clicking

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Jack N Back time

Except for Todd losing his wallet the day was awesome. A Northwest tail wind kept things going smoothly.  Today was my 7th straight year on this bike ride for a great cause and  I enjoyed every one of the 75 miles with Mike K., Mike G. , Todd and Mr. Miley. Fogbees Rock!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Yellowstone and Grand Tetons

The 500-mile Grand Tetons and Yellowstone bike ride exceeded everyone's expectations by a considerable margin.  The 17.5 GB and nearly 4000 pictures and videos attest to how spectacular our 9-day ride was.  We have since opened our planning website to the public at .  It will take a while longer to digest the photos and videos for sharing.
We have, however, three awards for our trip.  King of the Mountain goes to Andrew, who was the first to climb the 9500-foot plus Teton and Dunraven passes without gasping for oxygen and then make the ten-mile downhill harrowing descents without launching himself off a cliff. The EFI goes to Anne and Ben Cowan who never allowed anything to stand in their way to riding Every Fantastic Inch of our route.  The Ultimate Tourist goes to Dean who with boundless energy never missed any tourist attraction along the route.;

Monday, August 25, 2014


I found out today that some people don't know that the FOGBEES have a YouTube page.  Well we do and it has 30 videos.  The link is in the sidebar, but just in case it escapes you, here is the link

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A really Flat and Straight Event

Here is a bike event that features 18 miles, zero hills, and only one dogleg turn. It is probably also the coldest ride you might wish to do. Bring your fat tire bike with studded tires.