Friday, June 24, 2016

Local Ride Options for Saturday June 25th

With some folks doing the Harpeth this Saturday here are some local rides from Station Camp High School Saturday June 25th.
Some wanting to do more than 51want to roll at 7:30AM, others wanting to just do the 51 or less want to roll at 8:00AM. I'm posting rides roll at 7:45AM, so if you want to leave later or earlier post your intentions. I have a function to attend so I will be rolling at 7:45AM for 33.
(Lindsay says she will do the 51 twice, or the 33 three times :) Be safe out there and look out for one another.

SCHS- Gallatin 33

SCHS- Gallatin 39

SCHS- Gallatin 51

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Poll for interest in local ride Saturday

Some of us are staying local on Saturday...right now we have a couple guys interested in a 55-60 mile route...ideally finished in time to be home by noon (lake and beer in had soon after).  We also have at least one of us doing 100 miles.  Any other requests?  Will try to get a route together with a 55-60 mile loop embedded in a 100-miles so everyone from these groups can go together.  If there is interest in anything else, please leave a comment as well,

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Ride from Brixx, Thursday, June 23rd

New version of the Out to the PO and Back Ride.  The route will go straight across HWY 25 onto County House Hollow Rd to the dead end and then back.

Ride Times:
5:30 Turtles 13-15
5:40 Hounds 15-16
5:50 Jackalopes 16-18
6:00 Hares 18+

Social Hour at Brixx following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

29 Mile Route

Metro Parks Community Survey

Harpeth River Ride is Saturday, Registration Closes Thursday

It's the area's biggest ride of the year. Harpeth Bike Club always does a great job with this ride that benefits their very own Adaptive Athletes program, which helps visually-impaired individuals participate in the joy and benefits of bicycling

Routes of 25, 43, 66 and 100 miles all start from Nissan headquarters at 7 AM, but don't wait to sign up. Registration is limited to 1,000 riders and closes Thursday night. Get all the details at...

Mike and Sherry's Crystal Creek Bed Ride, Wednesday, June 22nd

We will ride from the 31W Greenway Trailhead in White House next to the White House Animal Clinic.  Social Hour at De La Paz following the ride.

Ride Times:

5;45 Turltes
5:55 All others

We will try something new,

See you  on the road,

Mike Knake

26 Mile Route

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


The jersey, bibb, shorts, etc. order is shipping this week.

On July 16th,  the FOGBEES are hosting the Harpeth Club, the Veloteers for the BRIAN KORTNESS MEMORIAL UNITY RIDE from Madison Creek Elementary School in Madison Creek Brian organized this ride with the other 2 clubs over the years.  On a recent ride Brain Baisel got to talking to one of the folks that Brain used organize the ride with and they expressed an interest in doing the ride with us again this year.    Watch for further details.

August 6th in the annual HEAT Kids Triathalon at the Hendersonville YMCA.  They are always looking for volunteers.  This is a fun event that the FOGBEES have taken part in for a number of years. If you are interested, let me know.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Monday, June 20, 2016

Ride From Sam's, Tuesday, 6/21/16

Ride Times:

5:30 Turtles  13-15 mph
5:40 Hounds 15-16 mph
5:50 Jackalopes  17-18 mph
6:00 Hares 18+ mph

Social Hour at Sam's following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

27 Mile

Fogbee's Annual Red Boiling Springs Ride 2016

September 17th, 18th, 2016

It's the first day of Summer and Fall will be here before we know it, that means it’s time to start thinking about the Fogbee’s annual overnight ride to Red Boiling Springs. Bruce Day has done a fantastic job with this ride over the years and there is no way I can fill his shoes, but maybe with a little help from my friends we can make it happen.

This ride is a Fogbee tradition. Red Boiling Springs is located just the right distance from Hendersonville with the Hartsville option to make a nice one day ride for every rider level. It goes through beautiful scenery and although we ride in September opposed to October when the leaves are turning it’s still a beautiful ride. The roads are generally smooth with low traffic. Dennis and Debra Emery of Armour's Hotel are great hosts. This trip fills up fast but there is room for everyone with three hotel options in Red Boiling Springs and they all are near one another.

Any questions let me know and I’ll try to answer or will get you an answer, any ideas let me know, any volunteer’s to help with some arrangement’s…let me know. Woody

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Graphics Images

      With the interest in FOGBEE paraphernalia I have transferred to FOGBEE Google Drive (aka cloud) all the graphic images I have saved for past caps, jerseys, banners, and shirts.  You can download these files by clicking on the WEBSITE tab on this blog, scrolling down to PHOTO, and clicking on GRAPHICS.
      Producers of paraphernalia almost always require scalable vector files.  Since few people have this very expensive software for editing/creating these images, I have included two old copies of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator which Adobe has made public.  It is intended for use in Windows XP.  I have found all my old drawing software no longer works in Windows 10.
     We ask that if you are creating new vector images (including embroidery files which is included in the price of the initial purchase) of FOGBEE stuff that you send us copies so we can put it in the FOGBEE cloud so all members have access.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Sunday Funday Farthers Day Ride

What a great ride and time we had on "The Wine Ride" from Chateau Ross Winery. Sorry you missed it, great route, lunch and good fellowship afterwards. Thanks Mike K and Mike S for putting it together!

Sunday June 19th Sunday Funday Fathers Day ride from Sam's at 8:00AM

28 Fern Valley Loop

See you on the road.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Wine Ride Saturday, June 18th- Routes are Below

Another FOGBEE favorite, The Wine Ride.  We ride form the Chateau Ross Winery located west of Orlinda and ride up in to KY with a stop at the Tastee Freeze in Franklin, KY for some mid morning ice cream.

The ride time is 8:00.  Make sure you have plenty of water as there is only one water stop and it will be a warm ride.

The address is:
5823 Fulton Road
Springfield, TN

If you are interested, this is the link to their website:

After the ride Ross and Debra put on a wine tasting for us with a lunch.  Very hospitable hosts.

The cost is $20 per person for the wine tasting and lunch.  You can purchase bottles of wine to take home and share.



Below are the routes.  Some great roads.

More details to come.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

53 Mile Route  Water at 25 at the Frosty Freeze

48 Mile Route  Water at 25  Frosty  Freeze

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Saturday June 18 - Local Metric

There will be 4 + of us doing a metric from Sam's on Saturday (hare/hound pace depending on heat and how fresh the group's legs are).  Thank you for the training support, Fogbees!  We will meet at 7:30 am at Sam's to try and get a bit of a head start on the heat.  Route will incorporate some of the Old Galltin Loop.

Fogbee Hat

For those interested in a Fogbee hat, I've found some most of us can probably agree on. See links on the Fogbee facebook page. If you're not a FB'er search Headsweats Cycling Cap, Headsweats Performance Race/Running/Outdoor Sports Hat or Headsweats Race Hat on Amazon.

Local Ride Saturday

Wine, food and riding are 3 of my favorite things, so it is unfortunate to have to miss the ride in Orlinda.  Does anyone else need to stay local this weekend, and want to ride Saturday morning?

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Ride from Brixx, Thursday, June 16th

Ride Times:

5:30 Turtles  13-15 mph
5:40 Hounds 15-16 mph
5:50 Jackalopes 16-17 mph
6:00 Hares 18+ mph

Social Hour at Brixx Following

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

27 Mile Route

Another bike for sale

Selling my son's bike for him.
He bought it to get started and now has a Lynskey!

Here's the Ebay Listing:

2013 Kestrel RT1000 Ultegra 53cm 10 Speed

Any Fogbee interested can have it for $900.00 outside of Ebay.

Just text me or email me.

Tony Hernandez

Bike Sheperd

I don't know how many FOGBees know or use this site to register their bike. I found it after I bought a new bike this year and just wanted to share the information. Simple and free to register any bike. Print out the registration and have something tangible just in case the worst happens.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Ride From Sam's Tuesday, June 14th

I want to try something different on the times to try and spread the groups out better so riders of the same speed can ride in the same groups.

5:30 Turtles 13-15 mph
5:40 Hounds  15-16 mph
5:50 Jackalopes 17-18 mph
6:00 Hares 18+ mph

Looy's Law applies once on Long Hollow.

Social Hour at Sam's following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

27 Mile Sandy Valley Hogan's Branch

Friday, June 10, 2016

Big Hill Challenge

Anybody riding the Big Hill Challenge tomorrow in Watertown?

I'm registered for the metric.

Big Hill Challenge

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Fantastic Weekend in Chattanooga

     It was another one of Mike and Sherry's great parties. Everyone kept telling us how great a job they did!   The large turnout of FOGBEES and guests are tribute to what everyone has learned to anticipate.  The club is truly fortunate to have them volunteer to do so much!
     We were especially appreciative of Mike and Sherry arranging for the rain showers to hold off until all bicyclists had returned.  Click here for Sherry Beisel's great pictures at the start of the ride.  It is also great to have a photographer back at our events.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

AUSA Tour De Campbell 6/11/2016

For those that might be interested, Steve Curtis learned of this while riding CRAM. 4800 feet of elevation in 101 miles.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


      I’m in charge of the Vol State bike club and I also ride with the Tennessee Women’s Cycling Project. TWCP hosts a Monday Night Ladies’ Ride during the summer. 
      I’m leading the ride next Monday June 6 from Vol State at 6PM. 1480 Nashville Pike Gallatin, TN 37066. Enter the college at Gap Blvd and park in the first lot near the Pickel Gym.
     This will be a beginner friendly no drop ride. We will have 4, 8, and 15 mile route options as well as experienced riders to lead and sweep the routes.

I know we see you on our rides usually over by Station Camp.

Thanks. Chrysa

Chrysa Malosh, Biology Laboratory Technician
Volunteer State Community College

Friday, May 27, 2016

The CRAM is Saturday

Memorial Day weekend means the Clarksville Rotary Annual Metric is Saturday morning. After climbing our hills during the Spring, it's always fun to ride the flat, fast routes of this event, whether it's a higher than usual speed for 100km or stretching the distance to 100 miles. Grouping up and working together makes it even better.

Find the details at the following link and post your plans so groups can form.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Fogbee hat

Here is what the hat discussed last night after our ride would look. They will also have Hendersonville, TN embroidered across the back (Yellow or white), and possibly the FB from the jersey sleeve on one side (which side?). I am not sure I can find the right orange color to match the jersey color so black might be the best option. I have been looking at hats on the website I sent out earlier and Models C809, STC17, C813, or C861 look like they could work. Pick one of these hats and let me know your preference.

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.

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.

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 arched on the back. A good way to promote our group and where to find information.