Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Mike and Sherry's Excellent Crystal Creek Bed Ride, Wednesday May 25th

The ride will start from the Greenway Trailhead on 31W in White House next to the White House Animal Clinic.

5:30 Turtles
5:40 All Others
White House Wednesday Night 26.2

Social hour at De La Paz following the ride.

See you on the road.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Great Cycle challenge

Is anyone in the group participating in this challenge? We could rack up a lot of miles together and report as a club.

https://greatcyclechallenge.com

UPDATE Chattanooga Trip, June 3rd and 4th

The Chattanooga Trip is less than 2 weeks away.  We have our biggest group ever going on a weekend trip.  Let the good times roll!

Most everyone is heading down on Friday.  We can meet up in the hotel bar after you arrive and get settled in to your room.   No set time, just whenever you feel like heading on down.  After that, we can head over to the World of Beer for dinner, probably no later than 7:00.

The ride on Saturday will start at 8:00.  We will stop for lunch at the same place as last year.

Once back, we can join up on the patio once again for good fellowship and plenty of Bullet and Moonshine or whatever your favorite drink might be.

Saturday night we have dinner reservations at The Big River Grille at 7:00.

If anyone is up for it, there will be an optional ride up to the top of Lookout Mountain.

Sherry is putting together a number of activities for the non riders to possibly take part in on Saturday.  All is optional.  If you wish, feel free to spend the day doing your own thing.

Below is the link to last years post with various activities, the routes, etc.

Your Host, Mike and Sherry

2015 Chattanooga Activities, Routes, etc.

Ride From Sam's Tuesday, May 24th

We will ride at the following times:

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

Social Hour at Sam's following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

28 Mile Route

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Anyone riding The CRAM?

Who's riding in next weekend's CRAM? I'm thinking about doing it again this next weekend. Looks like great temps and A LOT cooler than back in December which was BRUTAL.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Fogbee Ball hat

I am trying to gauge the interest in placing an order for some hats for our cycling group. I know someone that does embroidery work and they have already taken a look at the art work for this. I propose the hat in the link below, it is Stone in color with a Black accent strip in the bill. Just my opinion but I think this accent strip would compliment the black lettering in the logo and the stone color would allow the logo to stand out. It has a Velcro closure in the back for sizing. as you can see there is a price break for 12 or more hats.

I would like to include www.fogbees.blogspot.com arched on the back. A good way to promote our group and where to find information.

http://www.blankshirts.com/Port-Authority_C830.htm#.V0DYyJA8KrU

Sunday Fun Day Ride 8:30AM May 22

Let's have some fun and do New 109 (Scotty Parker if you feel froggy) returning down Weeping Willow; 8:30AM roll from Station Camp High School.

34 Short Route 109

See you on the road.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Saturday Ride - Carter Branch, Drury Ridge - Take 2, 8 AM

Let's try this again. The weather kept all but three stooges away the last time we planned a ride through this iconic section of Macon County. But this Saturday morning will provide ideal conditions, so come meet us at the Water Utility office at US-31E & Mt. Vernon Road in Bethpage.

47 miles (Park at 27, Store at 39)
52 miles (Park at 27, Store at 39)
61 miles (Park at 27, Store at 50)

Recovery at Crescent City Po Boys on the Gallatin Square.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Ride From Brixx, Thursday, May 19th

We will ride at the following times:

5:30 Turtles 14-15 mph
5:40 Hounds and Jackalopes 16-18 mph
5:50 Hares 18+ mph

Social Hour at Brixx following the ride.

See you on the raod,

Mike Knake

26 mile sandy valley shell center point goshen

Second Bike For Sale

Selling my CAAD 10 I built to have as a second/backup bike.

The Cannondale 56's are just too big for me.

Here's the craigslist listing: http://nashville.craigslist.org/bik/5592430323.html

Full Ultegra, first $1250.00 gets it!

Just reduced the price  by $50.00 and am including a Medium Giro Saros Helmet I only used twice.

Will post on Ebay after Memorial day weekend.

If anyone, or anyone you know needs a new bike and needs a 56 for a steal just text me or call me at (615)613-3903.

Tony Hernandez

FOGBees artwork

Does anyone have the digital artwork of the FOGBees logo? I am looking into getting embroidered ball hats made and need to send the artwork to a friend of mine that does this type of work.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Mike and Sherry's Excellent Crystal Creek Bed Ride, Wednesday, May 18th

We will ride form the Greenway Trailhead on 31W next to the White House Animal Clinic in White House, TN

Ride Times
Turtles: 5:35
All Others 5:45

Social Hour at De La Paz following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

26 Mile Route


Monday, May 16, 2016

Ride from Sam's, Tuesday, May 17th

We will see how cooperative Mother Nature will be Tuesday.

Ride times from Sam's

5:30 Turtles
5:40 Hounds and Jackalopes
5:50 Hares

Social Hour at Sam's following.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

27 Mile Brinkley Sandy Valley Hogan's Madison Creek


Friday, May 13, 2016

Vol State Classic Ride this Saturday, May 14th

The Vol State Classic is this Saturday, May 14th.

Let's have a big Fogbee turnout.  Below is the link to sing up.

http://www.volstate.edu/cycling/

Below is the route in that you can download from RideWithGps rather than Map My Ride.

62 mile route

Social hour will be at Bluegrass Bar and Grille following the ride, whether you ride the Vol State Classic or another ride or even if you do not ride at all.

See you on the road.

Mike Knake

Thursday, May 12, 2016

UPDATE Jerseys, Bibbs, Shorts, Vests Pricing-UPDATE

I will be at Brixx tonight to accept money for your orders.  I will no be riding, but will be there at 6:30 and will stay to about 8:00.

On Saturday, I will be at Bluegrass Bar and Grille following the Vol State Classic ride.  I hope to be there by 12:30, but no later then 1:00.

Prices below:

Men's Tour, Women's Sleeveless, Women's Tour are $57

Men's Sport Jersey is $60

The Equipe jerseys are $59

Vests are $85

Men's and Women's Shorts are $89

Bibbs are $120

You can text me at 615-714-3947 for the price of your order or wait till you pick it up.

See you on the road.

Mike  Knake

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Ride from Brixx, Thursday, May 12th

Ride times:

5:30 Turtles
5:40 Hounds and Jackalopes
5:50 Hares

Rain or shine, Ride or not I will be at Brixx to Collect money for the jerseys, bibbs, etc.

21 Mile Route


See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Mike and Sherry's Excellent Crystal Creek Bed Ride, Wednesday, May 11th

We will ride from the Greenway Trailhead on 31w in White House next to the White House Animal Clinic.

Ride Times:
5:30 Turtles
5:40 All others

Social hour at De La Paz following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

26 Mile Route


Monday, May 9, 2016

Ride from Sam's, Tuesday, May 10th

We will ride at the following times:

5:30 Turtles
5:40 Hounds and Jackalopes
5:50 Hares

I will be available before and after the ride to take money for the FOGBEE cycling clothes order.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

25 MIle Sandy Valley Hogans Happe Hollow


Saturday, May 7, 2016

Sunday Fun Day Ride from Sam's May 8th

Sunday Fun Day Ride from Sam's at 8:30AM easy to moderate pace. No drop.
Since Sunday is Mother's Day and a late Preds game tonight please post if you plan to ride, if you can't post text me (615-887-6382)
The Ride is ON...

Sunday Fun Day 32 Miles

Woody

Friday, May 6, 2016

Ride from White House High School, May 7th

It is going to be a great morning for a ride.  Temperatures couldn't be better for a ride through fields up into Kentucky.

Ride time is at 8:00.

Social Hour will be at De La Paz Mexican Restaurant in White House following the ride.

I will be collecting money for the Louis Garneau order before and after the ride.

See you on the road.

Mike Knake

44 Mile Route  Rest Stop at about 25 Miles on 31 W at the KY border

55 Mile Route   Rest Stops at mile 17 in Orlinda and 32 on 31W at the Ky border.


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Legislative Update

      I’m sure you’ve been waiting breathlessly so I wrote a summary of this year’s session of the General Assembly. It’s not very elegant but hopefully it’s informative.        
      Next year Haslam may ask for an increase in the gas tax. That could be the most important turning point in dealing with transportation in Tennessee in a generation. The issue of dedicated funding for mass transit will be part of the discussion. I’m afraid that the idea of restricting it’s use for biking facilities will also reappear. The current distribution of gas tax revenues to local cities and counties screws the urban areas. Changing that formula should be part of the input from our city government. When and if the increase is implemented (I don’t have much faith in Haslam) we should demand that Nashville use it for transit, biking and walking. No new $ for cars.


Carey Rogers, Walk/Bike Nashville
Opinions stated here, of course, are my own.

Road rage during yesterday's ride

I have been thinking we need to find some avenues to help the driving public become more informed of our rights, or at least more tolerant of cyclist on "their" road. I found it ironic that yesterday, after the hit & run accident in Nashville, our group received the most angry response from a driver I have ever witnessed. In fact there were two road rage encounters during our Wednesday night ride.

I am willing to invest some time in this if some of you know of ways to let our voices be heard. I realize most motorists don't have the perspective that we do and even law enforcement officers typically have a motorists view of accidents as well. This will only change if some of us put forth more effort. With the current attention being given by the news media it may be a good time to keep cycling safety more on the minds of driving public as there will certainly be more bikes on the road during the summer season.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Bonita Parkway

      Hendersonville has just marked Bonita Parkway as a Bike Lane.  Prior to the painting of the Bike symbols, we asked them to change out the dangerous storm drain grates that have already caused one serious accident to a bicyclist. We were particularly concerned about the dangerous grate at the corner of Bonita and Gallatin Rd that we always pass when riding north on Bonita. Last week they changed out all the grates.  We appreciate the consideration that Fred Rogers (Planning Director) and Chip Moore (Public Works Director) continue to give for the safety of bicyclists in Hendersonville.
     The next road on the City's calendar is Wessington.  They plan to add a Bike Lane and repair the dangerous storm drain grates on that road.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Chattanooga Trip, June 3rd and 4th

The FOGBEE block of rooms has SOLD OUT.  However, you can still get a rooms at about $20 more per might with AARP or AAA discount. However, it seems the rooms at the READ House are going faster than anticipated. so if you want to go, don't wait making a reservation.

The deadline for making your reservation at the discount rate is approaching fast.  You need to make your reservations by May 4th to get the discount rate.  You also need to let them know you are with the FOGBEES to get the discount.

The hotel is The Reid House.  See the March 2nd post for details on how to make your reservation and details about the trip and routes.

Everyone please text me 615-714-3947 if you have already made your reservation or once you have made your reservation so I can confirm with the hotel that they have included you in our group.

See you on the road in Chattanooga,

Mike and Sherry Knake

I know you LOVE your trusty/crusty old shorts....BUTT....


Ok guys.....this is a post that's been begging to be posted for quite some time I think. For the past couple of months I've noticed not only the beautiful hills of our surrounding counties while on rides but unfortunately the rolling hills AND unfortunately hair follicles of several riders back side in front of me. Now....it's all I can do to keep up with some of the mountain Billy goats going up hills as it is...I don't need another HILL to gaze upon!!!!! Come on MAN...... Ha ha ha ha!!!!!

Just a funny reminder to CHECK YOUR SHORTS guys! It's time to retire some of them.😂😂😂

Here's a link that explains it all:
Just "SAY NO" to crack......BUTT CRACK that is....

Chattanooga Weekend Trip, June 3rd and 4th



Last years weekend trip to Chattanooga was such a blast, we have decided to repeat it.

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Read House where we stayed at last year.  You can either call them direct and book your room or go to the attached link and book your room.  IF YOU CALL, let them know that you are with the FOGBEES so that your room is counted towards the block of rooms.

YOU HAVE UNTIL MAY 4TH TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM TO GET THE DISCOUNTED RATE OF $125.00.  AFTER THAT DATE, THE RATE WILL GO UP.

The Read House
827 Broad St
Chattanooga, TN 37042
423-266-4121

http://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=1595680&hotelID=97530

We plan on doing the same routes as last year.  Hopefully the weather will hold and we can get in the long route.  Here is 2015 website for the Chattanooga Outing

Looking forward to more fun on the patio.

Your hosts,

Mike and Sherry

Big Payback Happy Hour

Hendersonville,

Do you love biking and walking? We do! Join us tomorrow, 5/3/16, for the Big Payback to start a chain reaction to make Nashville more walkable and bikeable! 
Help us win a prize for most unique donors from 5-7pm by donating directly or joining us for Happy Hour at the Picnic Tap!

Big Payback Happy Hour
  • Where: The Picnic Tap in the Nashville Farmer's Market
  • When: May 3, 5-7pm
  • What: Games, giant jenga, adult-strider race, and Bike Month T-Shirts (designed by Project 615). 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

National Bike Challenge

I saw this on FB and thought to spread the word I would post the web address for the FOGBees interested in participating.

 nationalbikechallenge.org

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Bike for Sale

I'm selling my basically brand new Cannondale Synapse in case there's any Fogbees looking to buy a new bike.

Nothing wrong with bike just bought a KTM I wanted and can't keep three bikes!

For more information click here: Craigslist Posting

You can call me or text me at (615)613-3903.

Tony Hernandez

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Jersey, Bibb, shorts, Vest Order

last chance before the order is submitted to order what you want.

If you know what you want and the size text me at 615-714-3947.

Mike Knake