Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Mike and Sherry's Excellent Crystal Creekbed Ride, Wednesday, Aug 24th

We will ride from the 31W Greenway Trailhead on 31W next to the White House Animal Clinic at the following times:
5:30 Turtles
5:40 All Others

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

24 mile route

Monday, August 22, 2016

Ride From Sam's Tuesday, Aug 23rd

Looks like a good night for a ride.  Unfortunately, the days are getting shorter.  Sunset is before 7:30.

NEW RIDE TIMES:
5:20 Turtles
5:30 Hounds and Jackalopes
5:40  Hares

Social hour at Sam's following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

25 Mile Garrison New Hope Center Point

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, bhbeisel@yahoo.com. I don't know how long this will take but I will ask on Thursday.

Red Boiling Springs Sept 17 & 18

Everything is still on schedule for our RBS Ride in September. Last update with the hotels is the Armour is still 100% booked with a waiting list but the Donoho has appox 9 rooms available. So if you've been undecided its time to decide so you don't miss out on this traditional Fogbee weekend.

I do have two request, I need to know if anyone is planning on starting in Hartsville on Saturday and riding back to Hartsville on Sunday.

Also I need a volunteer with a truck or van that would be willing to transport overnight luggage (coolers) to the Armour House and Donoho Hotels for those of us that are riding on Saturday and Sunday. Would need to meet at Blue Grass Bar and Grill Saturday morning 9/17 at 8:00AM.
This is not for the 3 day riders as they have made their own arrangements for Friday and Saturday.

Please leave a comment below, contact me at an up coming ride or feel free to call me at 615-887-6382

Woody

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Sunday Ride

Sunday Ride from White House

*** CANCELLED ***


Several of us "Fair Weather" guys are doing a ride tomorrow from White House if anyone cares to join us.

We are leaving out from the Green Way trail head on 31W next to the White House Animal Hospital at 9:00 AM.

56.5 miles, store at 13, 27, and 38 miles

Mike & Sherry, along with Shannon, will be doing a shorter route starting at the East Robertson Elementary.
Anyone interested in doing the shorter route should meet them there at 9:30 AM.
Start will be when long riders come by.

35.4 miles, store at 21 miles

Also, if anyone wants to eat lunch and socialize after the ride we can try out the Margarita Grill in the Kroger Shopping Strip.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Saturday Ride - Gallatin Civic Center @ 8 AM

If you wanted a local ride instead of the charity rides mentioned in an earlier post, then here you go. The forecast is not promising, but, with more rain predicted to our south and west, I'm betting our best chance to get a ride in is to the northeast. Here are some fun routes between Gallatin and Westmoreland.

39 miles, store at 19
45 miles, store at 27
53 miles, store at 36

Check back by 7 AM for changes due to weather.

Recovery at Crescent City Po' Boys on the Gallatin Square.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Area Charity Rides or Local this Saturday?

We have a couple charity rides in the area to choose from this Saturday:

BRAWC - Bike Ride Across Wilson County

HOT 100

Please post whether you have interest or plan to ride one of these, or you want to ride local (route TBD).

Thursday Aug 18 Ride From Brixx

Thursday ride from Brixx at the following times.

5:25 Turtles
5:35 Hounds
5:45 Jackalopes
5:55 Hares

23 Thursday Route

Social hour at Brixx following the ride.

Woody

Mike and Sherry's Excellent Crystal Creedbed Ride, Wednesday, Aug 17th

Wee will ride at the following times from the 31W Greenway Trailhead on 31W in White House next to the White House Animal Clinic.

5:35 Turtles
5:45 All Others

Social Hour at De La Paz following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

24 Mile Route

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Fogbee hats

Ink'n Screens has the artwork and is ready to begin work on our hats but a couple of things have to happen first. I need all the hats being provided by individuals, 12 on my list. The hats to be ordered (the same ones as previously selected from Blankshirts.com) will not be ordered until I have all 12 of the individually purchased hats so that I can give everything to the business at one time. If anyone still wants to order a hat please send me an email by Sunday the 21st at bhbeisel@yahoo.com with the style/color/size so it can be included. I have to cut this off so the work can move forward and must have all the information & hats for the work to begin. That is only possible if you do your part and get me what I need by Sunday. Finally, for those that have placed an order there is an option to put your first name, in cursive, on the right side of the hat. Please let me know if you want this for an additional $4.00. I will bring the list with me to the rides this week so if you have any questions please catch me then. If you can't ride or want to send me an email please do so this week.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Ride from Sam's, Tuesday Aug 16th

We will ride from Sam's at the following times.
5:25 Turtles
5:35 Hounds
5:45 Jackalopes
5:55 Hares

Social hour at Sam's following the ride.

See you on the road

Mike Knake

Weeping Willow Garrison

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sunday Fun Day Ride From Sam's

Sunday 8/14 Ride from Sam's Sports Bar, wheels down at 8:00AM. If I am not there leave without me, I "may" join you on Saundersville.

Sunday Fun Day 30 Mile

Woody

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Saturday Ride Hosting Harpeth Bike Club - Beech @ 8

Take Two - After getting rained out last month, we've rescheduled the ride with Harpeth. The forecast looks better this time, so let's have a big turn out and extend the Fogbee hospitality on this ride from Beech High School into Robertson County.

43 miles - store at 25
56 miles, stores at 25

Recovery at Bluegrass Bar & Grill.

Update on FOGBee hats

I have good news to share today after I met with Ink'n Screens. The estimated cost of for each hat works out to be approximately $17 plus the cost of the hat. This could change a little depending on if I get more orders and the cost of the hats. Nine hats are what I am aware of being given to me by individuals. Ink'n Screens is looking at their sources and have not given me a price for hats yet but they said they could do as well as or better than Blankshirts.com. The hat will be configured this way: FOGBee Bee on the front, Cycling logo on the left side in white, and FOGBees.com arched across the back in yellow. This way the colors are all from the same color palate on our jerseys. So I am ready now to receive hats from folks that are supplying their own hat. The rest of the hats will be ordered as soon as a comparison to the hats we were going to order from Blankshirts. The work should begin very soon as Ink'n Screens expect to have the digitized files back next week. I will bring a spreadsheet to the next few rides so please see me and be sure I have your information correct. I apologize for this taking longer than expected but S**t happens.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Ride From Brixx Thursday August, 11

If the weather cooperates we'll ride from Brix on Thursday at the following times.

5:30 Turtles
5:40 Hounds
5:50 Jackalopes
6:00 Hares

25 Mile Route

A little twist to an old favorite, we can't do the St Blaise Loop; but we will turn right on St Blaise from Long Hollow and take it to Kenasaw Farms, circle the clock tower and head back St Blaise to Neals, Liberty, Upper. You can always skip St Blaise and turn left on Neals from LH.

Woody

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Red Boiling Springs Hotel Update (rev comments 8/10/16)

Our weekend ride to Red Boiling Springs will be here before you know it. If your planning on the 3 day ride thru Gordonsville (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) the 2 day ride (Saturday, Sunday) or even if your not 100% sure yet you need to make your room reservations.

The Armour House is currently full with a waiting list but the Donoho Hotel just down the street still has rooms available (12 as of today). The Donoho has gone thru a remodel with updated rooms and Wendy is proud and excited to show it off, so call Wendy and make your reservations 615-699-3141 (if no answer leave a message and she will call you back).

The Donoho rate is $89 for a double occupancy including breakfast, we will have a group dinner at the Armour House on Saturday Night. If you plan on staying at the Donoho we just need to let Dennis know at the Armour how many for dinner, I can get that number as we get closer to the date.

This is a tour ride and a FOGBEE favorite that you don't want to miss. Make you plans now.
More updates and route information coming soon.

Woody

Red Boiling Springs 3 Day Ride

There has been some interest in a 3 day ride to Red Boiling Springs.  The plan is to leave Hendersonville on Friday and ride 71 Miles to Center Hill Marina.  The Marina has a number of cabins that sleep anywhere from 4 to 12 ranging in price from $190 to $290 per night. They have a 2 night minimum.  SO, to spend one night they charge the nightly rate times 1.5.  Still works out cheaper than a hotel.  The cabins are on the lake with a view.

On Saturday morning, we would ride to Hartsville.  We wold then meet the Saturday group leaving Hendersonville for lunch and then ride to Red Boiling Springs.

It would be the usual route back on Sunday.

I need to know asap who is in for the 3 day ride so I can make reservations at the Marina. 

Below are the proposed routes.  I have different versions of what we could do on Saturday.

Friday Route

Saturday Ride Option 1

Saturday Ride Option 2

Mike and Sherry's Excellent Crystal Creek Bed Ride, Wednesday, 8/10

NEW RIDE TIMES:

5:40 Turtles
5:50 All Others

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

Social Hour at De La Paz following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

24 Mile Thompson Moore Brandy Hollow Penny Morris

Monday, August 8, 2016

Ride from Sam's, Tuesday, Aug 9th

The days are getting shorter. Sunset is at 7:43PM.  So remember to bring your headlights and blinkies.  

5:30 Turtles
5:40 Hounds
5:50Jackalopes
6:00 Hares

Social Hour at Sam's following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

26 Mile PO and Back

If you want, you can add a few miles by going straight across 25.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Sunday Fun Day Ride from Sam's 8:00AM 8/7

I'll post this route for the Sunday Fun Day Ride from Sam's, but I will not be riding. So if someone wants to leave earlier feel free to contact me and I will post an update or just comment below.

28 Sunday Ride

Be safe out there;
Woody

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Saturday Ride, BGBG at 8AM

Weather permitting, we'll start from Bluegrass Bar & Grill and ride along some lakefront before heading north from Fairview. Check the blog at 7AM for updates due to weather.

29 miles, store at 11
38 miles, store at 23
49 miles, store at 30


Sunday, July 31, 2016

Brass T Shirts

If you rode the BRASS, but did not get a T Shirt and would like a T Shirt, text me your size at 615-714-3947.

The BRASS is going to do a special run for the FOGBEES because of the great support we have shown them over the years.

See you on the road,

Mike

Danny and Laura Invite You To A Celebration

Laura and Danny invite the FOGBEES to a celebration of their new life together.  Please mark this date down on your calendar and come spend a special day with two special people.

Congratulations Laura and Danny!!!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Kid's Tri at Sumner Y

Good Morning Fogbees!

Thank you for volunteering for our Kids Triathlon last year!  Bubba Perry and I are the Volunteer Coordinators for this year's tri.  We are in need of Volunteers this year and we always count on a large group of the Fogbees to help us out on the bike course.  Your group has always been so awesome and supportive of this race and we love having you out on the bike course where you can help our kids if a bike situation arises.

Our race this year is Saturday, August 6.  We would only need you for a few hours and it will make a big impact on the kids.  Please email me back with your shirt size and I will get you plugged into the course.

If you could pass this along to other Fogbees that may want to also volunteer, we would appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Shawn Walker 615-594-1066 
Bubba Perry 615-482-4994
Volunteer Race Coordinators

They have not heard from their usual group of FOGBEE volunteers and need helpVolunteer by mailing to  lewlewmom@aol.com

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Bike wanted....

Lucy is looking for a bike for for her son to use at college. Nothing to expensive but reliable and mechanically sound, approx 53"(+/-),  hybrid or mountain, light weight, preferably aluminum but will consider steel. If you have a bike or know of someone please post below, if you can't post see Lucy at a ride.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Good food for thought for all cyclists...

Not only is this Friday fun fact a courteous thing, but rather important for safety as well...


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Frank and Heather's Pool Party Routes, Saturday 7/23/16

Even if you do not plan on attending the pool party after the ride, please come join us for some different roads than what we normally ride.

The ride will start at 8:00 in Ridgetop at the Highland Chapel Union Church on Highland St.

Three routes are proposed below.   It will be a hot day.  Drink lots of water.  Regardless of what route you take, you can take 257 all the was back to the Church and avoid Smiley Hollow if the heat is getting to you (This is known as the Woody Short Cut).

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tandem Bike Attachment For Sale

Hi,
I am getting ready to move and am trying to sell a Wee Ride Co pilot  tandem bike attachment.  This is a handy thing that clamps on the seat post of an adult bike and turns it into a tandem bike for pulling a 4- 9 yr old child,  up to 75 pounds.  Some may recall me from a couple years ago when I did the 30 miles BRASS route pulling my son the whole way w/ this bike.  
I would practically give it away to a good home as my youngest child is way past 75 lbs now. If anyone is interested,  they can contact me by phone at 615 530 1302 or by email at froggazer@gmail.com.

Thanks,
Amy Smart

Monday, July 18, 2016

UPDATE to the UPDATE FOR THE FOGBEE POOL PARTY AT FRANK'S HOUSE, SATURDAY, JULY 23rd



FRANK HAS WORKED OUT A REDUCED PRICE ON THE FOOD FOR THE POOL PARTY. IT WILL BE $13 PER PERSON AND KIDS EAT FREE. 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Fogbee hat update

I have heard there are some of questions about what is going on with the Fogbee hat. I will try to address the questions in this update, but if you have more questions just let me know. 

The hat will look similar to the following. Unfortunately, I don't have an actual hat to show you.