Friday, October 2, 2015

Saturday Ride Oct. 3rd

Saturday Ride from Station Camp High School starting at 8:00AM weather permitting.

54.5 Mile Route store at 28.5
(Routed for Scotty Parker but can also take N109)

34 Short Route N109 no store
(Franks short route up new 109)

We can decide on after ride refreshments on Saturday.

Stay up right!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Thursday ride from Brixx, Oct 1st

The ride times are at:

5:15 Turtles
5:20 All others

The route will go out Saundersville to Big Station to Long Hollow to Neal's and Liberty coming bac Jenkins Anderson Drakes Creek.

I will not be riding.

See you on the road

Mike Knake

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Mike and Sherry's Excellent Crystal Creek Bed Ride, Sept 30th

We will ride at 5:20 from the usual spot followed by social hour at De La Paz.

We will do the Hollis Chapel Wilson Penny Morris Loop.

See you on the road

Mike and Sherry

Monday, September 28, 2015

Tuesday Ride From Sam's, Sept 29h

The sun sets at 6:34PM on Tuesday.  We will have 2 ride times.

5:15 Turtles
5:20 Everyone else

20 Mile Jones Anderson Brinkley Mt Olivet Hunter

Remember to bring your headlights and blinkies.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Friday, September 25, 2015

Proposed Begnner Ride Canceled

Due to lack of interest and threat of rain, we'll try a beginner type ride another time. Be careful out there.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Halloween Pancake Ride

Saturday Ride from Station Camp High School Sept 26th

CORRECTION - Ride starts from Station Camp HS not Bluegrass.

We will ride at 8:00, weather permitting,  Please post which route you plan on doing.

Social hour will be at Bluegrass Bar and Grille following the ride.

61 Mile Route   Water stop at 35 miles

53 Mile Roue  Water stop at 32 miles

44 Mile Route  Water stop at 25 miles

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Thursday Ride From Brixx, Sept 24th

We will ride from Brixx at the following times:

5:15 Turltes
5:20 Hounds and Jackalopes
5:25 Hares

Social hour at Brixx following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

21 Mile Liberty Neals Route

Oct 31 Spooktacular Cycling Relay for Life
 - - - - ride your bike or fly your broom !

 This is their first event with cycling and will leave from Richland Park in Portland
 on Oct 31 2015 at 0800.  There will be two routes a family friendly 15 miler and
 a longer 45 miler that will take you through Northern Sumner County and Southern
 Kentucky . Following the ride will be a Better than Spaghetti Pasta Lunch !!  This
 event will soon be on Active or you can sign up on the day of the ride.

 There will be a Best Costume on the Bike award.

 The entry will be 25  pre register and  30  day of event.

 This will be a supported ride with themed rest stops. and yes, Bob I did ask
 that one of them be a pillow fight rest stop ..

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Mike and Sherry's Excellent Crystal Creek Bed Ride, Sept 22nd

We will ride from the Greenway Trailhead on 31W next to the White House Animal Clinic in White House at 5:25.

Social Hour at De La Paz following the ride.

Bring your headlights and blinkies.

See you on the road,

Mike, Sherry and Beauty

Note From the Armour House

A big THANKS to all of you guys for joining us this past weekend here in Red Boiling Springs for your annual Fall Ride.

We certainly hope everybody had a good time ... was comfortable ... and enjoyed the meals and ambiance of our historic grand old hotel.

We always truly enjoy having you guys visit. The Fogbees are a class act  ... and yes, we and our almost 100 year old building survived the onslaught just fine !!

Warm regards to everybody ... and we hope to see y'all again sometime soon ... either as a group or individually as the opportunity may arise.

Thanks again ...

Dennis & Debra Emery
Armour's Red Boiling Springs Hotel

Ride To The Sky - Oct 24th Registration

If you are planning on doing the Ride To The Sky this year, early registration ends on 10/1/15 at 12:00AM MDT (whatever that is).   It is $40 till than and $50 after that.

Below is the link

Sounds like a great ride with one of the sponsors being Calfkiller Brewery. 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Tuesday Ride From Sam's Sept 22nd

Sunset is at 6:44 Tuesday. So, we will ride from Sam's at the following times:

5:15 Turtles
5:20 Hounds and Jackalopes
5:25 Hares

We will do a third version of the Mt. Olivet Route.  This one heads out Jones/Anderson/Jenkins.  It also includes the left onto Hunters Lane. 

Remember to bring your headlights and blinkies. 

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Magazine Article

One of the "Day Tours" of the ROTten FOGBEE sub-group was to Gainesboro TN to visit a family heading to Israel.  It became the topic of our October article in the Indian Lake Peninsula Living magazine.  Click here to view a copy

You'll have to click the little + tool in the upper right to enlarge it for reading. 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Another Successful, Fun FOGBEE Weekend...Thank You!

Just want to give a shout out to all those that made this past weekend to Red Boiling Springs a huge success. Thanks Bruce Day for organizing the weekend and putting everything together from communicating with the hotel and the Fogbees along with planning the routes; also anyone behind the scenes that may have helped out.

Thank you to the ladies that carried luggage up on Saturday, I know Doug M. wife and Tracie S, and if I missed someone thank you also.

To all the wives and or significant others, Tracie S, Sherri K, Misty G, Dee P, Dawn A, Laura, Sharon E and Rosemary V, that brought food for when we arrived. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

To everyone that had a part and helped out...THANK YOU! we had a great time, good weather and a safe ride with no vehicle issues that I know of and only a few mechanical problems.

If you have never been on a Fogbee overnight weekend ride you don't know what your missing. Good times, good routes, good hotels, good food, cold beer and Great Company!

Again THANK YOU ALL that helped make this another successful weekend to Red Boiling Springs, I appreciate it. I can't wait until next year, maybe we should plan a "spring ride" also....

Stay Upright!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Non RBS or Non Gran Fondo?? Saturday 9:30 @ Sam's

For anyone not riding to Red Boiling Springs or the Gran Fondo, I will be riding from Sams at 9:30am. Route link below...

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Probably final Red Boiling Springs 2015 Update

A few last minute notes. 9/16/2015
1. Note first day route change. We will take Greenlea/Harris to Long Hollow  where we will meet Mike K and crew riding directly from White House. Rendezvous time about 9 am at the market on corner of Long Hollow and Buckingham.
2. Doug Martin's wife has kindly volunteered to transport luggage to Armours. She will be at the Sears Outlet parking lot at 8 am Saturday morning. 
3.Misty Glutting will be bringing a few snacks to tide us over till 6 pm dinner but if you desire any specific favorites bring them. Hint, We will truly miss Doug Depew's Frozen treat.
4. It's planned for all of us to have dinner at Armour's. As of now Wendy at the Donoho is expecting her guests to breakfast there.It's included in the price.  
5. Bob Glutting will be leading a group starting from Hartsville but will not be cycling back. Tom Evans has posted the route back to Hartsville on Ride with Ride With GPS

Only ten days till we head out. This looks to have the most riders ever. Here is the proposed itinerary and routes.  Please let me know if you have any corrections, questions or comments.   We usually have some non riding significant others who will take our gear to the B&B and also take a few refreshing beverages and snacks. No one has committed to that yet so please let me know if you have someone who can help with that.
Schedule as pdf 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Thursday Ride from BRIXX, Sept 17th

We will ride at the following times:

5:20 Turtles
5:25 Hounds and Jackalopes
5:30 Hares

Remember to bring your headlights and blinkies as the days are getting shorter.

Social Hour at BRIXX Following the ride.

The route is slightly different than the Mt Olivet route that we have followed in the past.

20.5 Mile Brinkley Mt. Olivet Latimer

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Mike and Sherry's Excellent Crystal Creek Bed Ride, Wednesday, Sept 16th

We will ride at 5:25 from the Greenway Trailhead on 31W next to the White House Animal Clinic in White House,

Social Hour at De La Paz following the ride.

21 Mile Hollis Moore Thompson

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

Sunrise Pictures in the Leaf-Chronicle

Hey all, Here is a link to a bunch of action photos of the Sept 5th Sunrise Century.  Several Fogbees are included and even two of me wearing my erstwhile TDEC/DWPC field office club venerable green "Stinking Fish" jersey (I need a facelift bad).

Photos, Sunday 6 Sept 2015 Clarksville "Leaf-Chronicle" newspaper:

Report, Local News section of the above "Leaf-Chronicle" newspaper, kindly sent to me by their Customer Service after I explained I couldn't find it on their site:

Dave Irvine

Monday, September 14, 2015

Tuesday Night Ride from Sam's, Sept 15th

The days are getting shorter and shorter.  So, we will ride from Sam's at the following times:

5:20 Turtles
5:25 Hounds and Jackalopes
5:30 Hares

Below is the route. If you want to cut it to 20 miles, take out the St. Blaise loop and turn left onto Neals.

Remember to bring your headlights and blinkies.

24 mile St. Blaise Liberty Loop

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sunday Sept 13th Easy Off the Gas Recovery Ride

Will leave from Sam's at 8:00AM sharp for a no drop recovery ride.

Recovery Ride: Start out easy. Once you're at a nice, relaxed pace, take your speed down another notch. You can't go too easy, but it's easy to go too hard. Think of it as taking your bike for a walk. You should not be working hard, your power output should be 30 to50 percent of your maximum sustainable power output, and your heart rate should not go above 70 percent of your maximum sustainable heart rate. Keep your cadence at about 90 rpm-at low speeds and in low gears.

If you don't want the recovery pace feel free to leave with us from Sam's and do your own thing.

27.5 Sunday Fun Day Recovery Ride

Culver's opens at 10:00AM for a mid-morning snack.

Stay upright!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Saturday Ride, SCHS @ 8AM

Fall like temps will make for a great ride. Take your pick of these routes from Station Camp High School through the heart of Sumner County. Only the shortest route shows taking Hwy 109, but  that is an option for the others instead of Scotty Parker - just turn right on Scotty Parker, instead of left, to 109.

35 miles, store at 20
48 miles, store at 26
59 miles, store at 31

Recovery at Bluegrass Bar & Grill.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Thursday Sept 10th Ride From Brixx

We will ride Thursday from The Streets of Indian Lake;  Brixx parking area at the following times:

5:30 Turtles  < 15mph
5:35 Hounds 16 to 17 mph
5:40 Jackalopes 17 to 18 mph
5:45  Hares 18+

Weeknight 23 option 2

Social hour following the ride at Brixx

Stay Upright!

Sunrise Century Images

Monday, August 31, 2015

Telephone List

Membership Telephone List has been updated with the most recent enrollment (as of August 31'st).  It can be found as a link on the WebSite page under Membership or by clicking here have configured the list so you can access/read it from a cell phone.  It has the member's cell phone and emergency phone numbers.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Group Riding

. . Woody shared a note that he received from a Memphis biking friend.  He thought it would be a good newsletter topic.  
. . I asked several people their opinion as to what to do with the note.  Their response was unequivocal -- it needs to be promoted.  So I have given it its own page on our website.  You can find it at  (also accessible from the Website page)
. . The discussion also got a little off target -- about how the club works (or doesn't work) with newbees, which was not addressed in Woody's note.  What do you think? 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Local Event for September 19'th

If you aren't doing the Red Boiling Springs over-nighter, support the Gallatin Grand Fondo on September 19'th

     On September 19th, the the Gallatin Lion’s Club is sponsoring the 4th annual Gallatin Gran Fondo cycling event This event raises money for children’s eyesight, which performs more than 5,000 eye screenings each year.  We ask for your support in helping children and young adults “see” a greater future. 
     Fee Includes, T-Shirt, Loaded rest stops, Sag/Police Support, post ride BBQ dinner.

Where:  Gallatin City Square, Gallatin TN 37066
Routes: 25K Tour  50K Tour 100K Tour
Climbs:  KOM1   KOM2 
Start time: 8:00am
Fee: $30 Pre-registration, $40 After Sept. 10th
Register @

Friday, August 21, 2015

UPDATE TO TEH UPDATE-Wine Ride AND BBQ - Chateau Ross - 8/22/15, 8:00AM

Sixteen people have signed up for the wine tasting and lunch at Chateau Ross. There are few places left for anyone that would like to join in the wine tasting and lunch.  If you enjoy wine, you will enjoy this.  We had a great lunch last year.

Chateau Ross Vineyard
5823 Fulton Rd.
Springfield, TN 37172



E mail me at if you plan on taking part in the wine tasting and lunch.  Or, you can txt me at 615-714-3947.  The first 20 to respond are in.

The cost for the wine tasting and lunch is $25 per person.    The ride is free.  There is a limit of 20 people for the wine tasting and lunch.  You can still come and ride with us even if you do not intend on staying for the tasting and lunch.

The route will include elements of the Graffitti  Road Route and the Tasty Freeze Route that runs up into Franklin KY and back.  They will be posted later this week.


53 Mile Route

If you plan on just riding, post a comment.

See you on the raod.

Mike and Sherry

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Walk Bike University

Fall Walk Bike University Schedule 

. . Our fall Walk Bike University schedule is here! This fall we will be hosting 12 free community classes focusing on enjoying our city by bicycle and advocating for better sidewalks and bikeways. 
. . Classes are open to the public, but space is limited. Sign up today!
Fall Classes Include:
  • Adult Learn to Ride
  • City Cycling 101: How to Ride Your Bike Safely and Confidently
  • City Cycling 201: Exploring Your Neighborhood by Bicycle
Special Classes: Fix a Flat Workshop Social, Policy Walk, Walk Bike Ambassador Orientation, and Winter Bike Riding.