Thursday, June 22, 2017

Saturday Ride, Blossom Thai-Lao at 8 AM

Something new and rather different this week. We'll start from Blossom Thai Lao restaurant at 750 West Main Street in Hendersonville. If space is short, plenty of parking across the street at the 699 Building lot.

The route will be different too, taking advantage of light weekend morning traffic through Rivergate to get to climb up Dry Creek and Union Hill. From there it's a fun ride on Dividing Ridge and Smiley Hollow to Ridgetop, before the routes split for varying distances back.

43 miles, store at 24
49 miles, store at 24
58 miles, store at 28

Then you'll be ready to select from perhaps the widest selection of brew in town and some great Thai-Lao food. Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

No Posted Thursday June 22nd Ride

Due to the tropical storm rain moving in, there is no posted ride for tonight. Rest up and we'll see you on Saturday!
Woody

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


We will ride from White House High School at the following times:

5:45 Slowpokes
5:55 Not so slow Slowpokes

Social Hour at De Le Paz following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake


23.3 Wilson Brandy Hollow Loop

Monday, June 19, 2017

Ride from Sam's, Tuesday, June 20th

Going to try a ride from Sam's this week.

Ride times:

5:35 Turtles 13-15 mph
5:45 Hounds and Jackalopes 16-17 mph
5:55 Hares 18+ mph

Social Hour at Sam's following.

See you on the road
Mike Knake

25 Mile Route

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Awesome Ride today from the Gallatin Civic Center!

I want to take a minute to say what an awesome ride we had today from the civic center in Gallatin up to Hartsville and back. What a great group of riders we had in both groups! Yes it was hot, maybe the hottest day so far but there was no complaining, we all stated together and left no one behind. Everyone rode safe with great communication and most met afterwards at Prince Street Pizza for some good fellowship, pizza, cold beer and diet soda (Gary).
Thanks for making today special, I am blessed to have the Fogbees as friends and family. Thanks Doc, Gary, Lucy, Steve the sweeper, John, Danny, Jonathan, Doug, Adam and (Sean for a short while). If I left someone out I apologize but I think that was everyone in our group.
Miley and Lindsay did a little scouting for later in the year, stay tuned.
If you weren't there we missed you and hope to see you soon on another great Fogbee ride!

Woody

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Saturday Ride, Gallatin Civic Center at 8 AM

The good news is it looks like the rain will be well off to our east. Not so good is how much it will heat up during the morning. Start hydrating Friday to prepare for these rides to Hartsville!


Recovery at Prince Street Pizza.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Thursday June 15 from The Streets of Indian Lake

It has been requested that we try a ride from The Streets of Indian Lake again, so Thursday will be from the parking area near Brixx Pizza.
5:35 Trutles 13-15 mph
5:45 Hounds and Jackalopes 16-17 mph
5:50 Hares 18+ mph

26 Cottontown PO out and back
Jenkins bridge is fixed with new pavement. On the return at mile 22.5 Jones/Anderson turn, Looy's Law applies if you want to go right to Drakes Creek.

Social hour at Brixx following the ride.

Woody

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Mike and Sherry's Crystal Creek Bed Ride, Wednesday, 6/14-Flag Day

We will ride from White House High School at the following times:

5:40 Slowpokes
5:50 Not so slow Slowpokes

Thought we would do the Applin Branch again.  It was a nice route.  Sherry and Frank Burgess really enjoyed the hills.

Social Hour at De Le Paz following the ride

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

Applin Branch Loop

Monday, June 12, 2017

Ride from Beech HS, Tuesday, June 13th

We will ride at the following times:

5:35 Turtles 13-15 mph
5:45 Hounds and Jackalopes 15-16 mph
5:55 Hares 17+mph

Social Hour at Sam's following the ride.

See you on the road

Mike Knake

Ride from Beach

Fogbee's Annual Red Boiling Springs Ride 2017

October 21st, 22nd 2017

Spring has sprung and summer is here,the riding season is flying by and we just got back from a great weekend in Memphis. 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. 

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 this year the ride is later (October) so we should see some beautiful fall foliage and colors making it a must 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.

Mike may be working on another day or two thrown in like last year (Thursday and Friday) if so we will let you know with updates.  

Woody
Armour's Hotel. http://armourshotel.com/index.htm armourshotel@yahoo.com, (DENNIS PERFERS YOU EMAIL HIM) this is our host facility. This will be our 9th or 10th trip to Red Boiling Springs and Armour's and the Emerys are the consensus favorite. They have a total of 14 rooms, each can accommodate at least two people, some three. Prices range from $85/night to $129/night for two people. This includes breakfast (Chocolate Gravy!! oh yea!) but not dinner. That is $15 per person +tax/tip (you will not leave hungry). The Armour fills up, but there are two other historic hotels very near. These are discussed below. Armour's is holding all their rooms on Saturday night for Fogbee’s and is currently booked but email Dennis to get on the waiting list. Thomas House and The Donoho Hotel’s are just down the street and available make your reservation early. The Armour’s can accommodate all of us for dinner. If anyone has specific dietary restrictions, please let us know and they can likely be accommodated. The standard fare is southern cooking and various sides. They have some special menus on request. Armour Hotel Phone # 615-699-2180. Tell them you are with the Fogbees.

The two other nearby Historic Hotels are located on same street within half mile of each other. Each has a distinct personality and great places to stay as well.

Thomas House. http://www.thomashousehotel.com/ 615-699-3006 It is more like a huge home with lots of guest rooms. All rooms are entered from inside. The lobby and halls are chocked full of antiques and old pictures. They are great hosts and do a great breakfast. The house is purportedly haunted, has been featured on several ghost hunting shows and does “ghost experiences” throughout the year.

Donoho Hotel. http://www.thedonohohotel.com/ 615-699-3141 The food is great and some Fogbee's prefer to stay here. It was the site of our first ever Fogbee over nighter so has a special place in the old Fogbees memories.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Bruce and County Exec Anthony Holt Talk Greenways

A rumor is floating that Bruce and County Exec Anthony Holt colluded to put speed bumps on Mud Hollow.  I am here to report - It's not true!

Yes, according to Doug Depew, there are speed bumps on Mud Hollow that could be very dangerous to those few FOGBEES that let 'er rip on downhills.  Doug says the bumps are in a very nasty spot.

Bruce and Anthony did have a long discussion on the future plans for greenways along Station Camp Creek road.  We have added all the details on the Hendersonville Bike/Ped Committee website page http://www.bikinhville.com/StationCamp.html

The details of their meeting will be published around June 15'th in a local magazine.  For an early look at the article http://www.bikinhville.com/files/GW/IndianLakePenLiving.pdf

Memphis In June Trip- Sunday Option Route Added

This is the plan and routes:

Everyone will be arriving at different times throughout the afternoon.  At some point, the plan is to hit the Flying Saucer, which is very near the hotel, for dinner and drinks.  Beale Street following is optional .

Saturday morning, we will ride from the hotel at 8:00AM.  There are two route options, but they travel some of the same roads.  We also will be stopping at the same spot for some lunch and beverage, the Shelby Forest Grocery Store.

After the ride, we will have our recovery happy hour somewhere in the hotel, which is to be determined.

Saturday night, we will have dinner at the Rendezvous Restaurant.  The best ribs served on the finest paper plates.   Beale Street is optional again Saturday night.

Sunday morning ride is optional.  The Tour Group takes off for Bolivar.  See their website at https://memphis2017.blogspot.com 

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

50 Mile Route

62 Mile Route

Sunday Option 40 Mile Route

Monday, June 5, 2017

Jersey, vests and shorts order

I am ready to place the order and need to collect the money.  Would like to place by Monday of next week.

Jerseys $56
Vests $84
Shorts $88

I will be at the rides this week.

See you on the road

Mike

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Nashville's First Slow Ride for Seniors

Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10:00 AM

This ride is part of Bike Month in May and is a tribute to those bicyclists that have defied the odds to continue pedaling past the age of senility.


Now designated as a Walk Bike Nashville Featured Ride!

Minimum age for this ride is 50 years of age and maximum is 105. You must show a Medicare card or other identification (AARP card will suffice). If you are younger than 50 and are accompanied by a senior then you will be allowed to ride. If you have bought a beer in the recent past for someone over 50 that is an acceptable qualification.

It should not be necessary to say this will be one damn slow ride. 

The current plan (always subject to change if we forget something) is to 
  • leave from the East side of the Seigenthaler Shelby Street Bridge, 
  • ride out to Metro Center and circle back for lunch at Nashville Farmers Market
  • We will then take a nap on the grass in Bicentennial Mall
  • Depends will be distributed to those in need along with prune juice. 
  • The group may decide to take a side tour to Antique Archaeology in Marathon Village.
  • We will return to the Eastside (the superior part of Nashville) and will decide if medical care is needed for any participants.
Helmets required. Some really neat commemorative t-shirts (featuring the turtles on a tandem) will be available for $5.



Carey Rogers

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Upcoming Organized Rides

Two upcoming rides.  

Shaker Village Ride   June 3rd  -$25 registration fee

Note whose photos are on the registration page for the Shaker Village Ride and on the BGLOB Facebook page.  GO SHORT!!!

Clarksville Rotary CRAM  May 27th  -  Register on line for $40 till 5/25/17

See you on the road. 

Mike Knake

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Memphis in June Update

if you are interested in going and have not made your reservation yet there are only a couple of rooms left.  You have till the 19th.

See the post below for contact and reservation info.

See you on the road

Mike

Friday, May 12, 2017

Cap N Gown Post Ride Recovery-Fit Kit Try On

We will have our post ride recovery at Bluegrass Bar and Grille.

I will have the fit kits at the ride and at Bluegrass.  This will be the last time to try on kits before they need to be returned to LG.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Memphis in June Trip, June 9th and 10th

We are all set to go for our hotel reservations for you Memphis in June Trip.
on June 9th and 10th

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Double Tree Downtown Memphis.  The room rate is $149 and parking is $20 per night. The number is 901-528-1800 or you can go on line and reserve your room.

If you call to make your reservation, please make sure you let them know you are with the FOGBEES.   If you go on line to reserve your room, the code for our group is FOG.

On Friday night, we can get together at the Flying Saucer, which is just around the corner from the hotel.  On Saturday night, we will have dinner at the Rendezvous.    Option of hitting Beale St on one or both nights.

Change of plans on the routes.  I found some really nice routes heading north from downtown that follow the river, go through some nice parks and through pretty country.

You have till May 19th to make your reservation.

We cannot cancel out as a group. So, this trip is on rain or shine.   If an individual room has to cancel, you have up to 72 hours prior to date of arrival to cancel your room.

Please let me know when you have made your reservation so that I can confirm with the hotel that they have all of our reservations assigned to the FOGBEE account.

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

For information on the optional ride from Memphis to Hendersonville 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Jersey Order-Fit Kits

Last week to try on fit kit jerseys and bibbs.

If you are interested in ordering a jersey or bibbs, I will have the fits kits after the rides this week.  I will need to return them after Saturday's ride.

We have to get a minimum of 6 of any one style for men and 4 of any one style for women.  Depending upon the demand, you may need to make choice 1 of one style and choice 2 of another so that we can fill an order.

If you are interested in the ALE Fogbee style jersey, you can order at the below link.  I believe it requires a minimum order of 10.  These run very small.  So, you really need to try one on to see what size you need.  I ordered a XXL and it is very tight on me when I normally where a L.

 Alebikewear.com

If you ordered a jersey last time from ALE and you want another one just log into your account and click on the FOGBEES TEAM Tab at the top.
All others follow these instructions:
FOGBEES TEAM store is on line, to register your account follow these simple steps:
1) click on this link and register the account https://www.alebikewear.com/profile/fogbees-team
2) look at your mail and confirm your registration
3) go to www.alebikewear.com and log in to your account clicking on https://www.alebikewear.com/profile
4) if you are already registered to alebikewear.com send an email to pietro@alebikewear.com we will upgrade your account to your team store.
PLEASE NOTE
• The CODE WELCOME25 is not valid for custom clothing.
• Don’t register directly to the website but use the link

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Memphis in June FOGBEE Weekend Trip - June 9th and 10th

Finally coming together.  Our annual weekend trip is planned for June 9th and 10th in Memphis.

We will be staying at the Double Tree Hotel in Downtown Memphis located at 185 Union Ave.  Room rate is $149.00 per night.  Parking is $20.00 per night.

Hopefully by Wednesday you will be able to start making your room reservations.  The contract is being finalized as I type.

Rough plan is for Friday night, have dinner and drinks at the Flying Saucer, which is just around the corner from the hotel.   Can also hit Beale St,.

Saturday night, we will have dinner at the Rendevous with option of hitting Beale St. afterwards.

Still working on the Bike Routes.

I will let you know when you can make reservations.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Kid's Triathlon Needs Help

In past years, FOGBEES have helped with the Kids Triathlon,  but so many of the FOGBEES who used to help no longer ride and the Heat NEEDS help.  Volunteers get a great t-shirt and a lot of personal satisfaction for a couple of hours of work.
The 13th Annual HEAT kids triathlon is being held on Saturday August 5th 2017.  We would really appreciate your help.   Please respond to this email if you are available, or if you know of anyone else who would like to help us.  There are various positions available on Saturday for marshaling (run and bike course), transition help, finish line help, registration (also a few spots left for Friday night registration), body marking and others.  If you have a preference, please indicate where you would like to be placed and we will do our best to position you in your choice.  Please, also let us know what T shirt size you would like.   Looking forward to another great HEAT kids triathlon.  We all know how much the kids love this event. 
Thanks so much.
Cheryl
heatkidstriathlon@gmail.com

Monday, April 3, 2017

Anyone wanting to order Jerseys?

Testing the waters - anyone wanting to order jerseys this year?  We will probably limit the order to just our short sleeve jerseys from LG.

Post your interest

See you on the road,

Mike

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Bike and Build for Affordable Housing


Hello Fogbee Friends,

Kellie here! For anyone who hasn't heard the news yet, about two months from now I will be cycling for three weeks and over 800 miles from Bar Harbor, Maine to New York City, New York to raise awareness for the affordable housing cause and helping to construct affordable homes along the way. I will be doing this with an organization called Bike and Build which benefits affordable housing and empowers young adults for a lifetime of service and civic engagement.through service oriented cycling trips.

To make this possible, I need to reach a minimum fundraising goal of $2,400. All proceeds go towards the affordable housing cause and our mission to raise awareness and build affordable housing for families and individuals in need! To donate towards this cause and read my rider biography, you can copy and paste the link below in your browser.

 bikeandbuild.org/rider/9616
 
I'm currently about 18% of the way towards reaching my fundraising minimum and have a ways to go with reaching this goal, so ANY donations of any amount are enormously appreciated!  To all of you who have already made a contribution to support my mission with this cause, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

To everyone, ride safe and have a wonderful day! :)



-Kellie

For Sale: Garmin Edge 810 and Edge 500

I have for sale two bike computers...

Garmin Edge 810, brand new never been booted, still has the plastic on the screen: $225 SOLD

Garmin Edge 500, 3 or 4 years old but still a good computer: $100

Reach out at 615.218-2713 or stlcards@gibsonusa.net if interested.

Thanks, Jeff

Monday, March 20, 2017

BikeGuard: Stolen Bike Recovery

Hello all!

Did you know that our officer friends with the Hendersonville Police Department establish a work relationship with BikeGuard, a FREE online Bike Registry, that allows cyclists to record their bicycles as stolen in a national database in the unfortunate case of a theft?

I know that all of us love our bikes very much and we ALWAYS take care to lock our bikes up properly when we leave them unattended with our vehicles, but in the unlikely but possible occurrence that one of our beloved bikes is swiped from us, this is a good back up plan to increase the chances of our bikes being recovered and returned to us.

How it works:  You simply go to www.myassettag.com/bike, register with the site, enter the details about your bike, and click REGISTER.  Once you've done this, you can go to the tab on the top right hand corner that says "My Account", click on it, scroll down, and click "Request Free Bike Tags".  From there you can request bike tags that will be mailed to you in 8 to 10 business days completely free.  The 'tag' is actually a sticker/decal that you can stick on your bike somewhere discreet like under the down tube or underneath your saddle. They will send you THREE of these tags for each of your bikes, and a simple scan of this tag will direct police (or a nice individual who unknowingly bought your stolen bike) to your BikeGuard account.   I just registered my bike and it was super quick and easy.

Your bike will be given its own page that you can choose to either make public or private, kind of like a facebook page.  From here you can:
  • Get a proof of registration print out
  • Mark your bike as stolen
  • Change your bike's owner
  • Edit your bike's info
  • Remove your bike's page
If you are extremely diligent when it comes to looking after your bike and you really REALLY hope you never need to use a recovery registry like this one, but you still want more information to consider signing up, I have shared some links below!  If you can't click on them, just copy and paste them in your browser. 

http://www.hendersonville-pd.org/documents/bikeguardflyer.pdf
http://www.hendersonville-pd.org/documents/bikeguardinfo.pdf
http://www.hendersonville-pd.org/documents/bikeguardmedia.pdf

-Kellie

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tires for Sale

I have two sets of new Continental tires for sale.  I decided to roll with a wider tire after I purchased these.  They have never been mounted or used.

Set 1: Continental Grand Prix 4000S II Folding Road Tire 700x25 black wall.  $66 for the pair.
Set 2: Continental Grand Prix 4000S II Folding Road Tire 700x25 Reflex (white reflective stripe on sidewall).  $74 for the pair.

Send me a text or post a reply if interested.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Fogbee Vest for Sale

I have a FOGBEE Vest up for sale. It is brand new.  The size says small, but it fits like a medium. Sale price is $89.

If you are interested, please post or text me at 615-714-3947.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Friendly bike computer reminder

For those of you that may have gotten new bikes over this bitter cold winter....or maybe new wheels or tires.  Your bike computer is most likely not calibrated with the correct tire size anymore.  Don't let your miles or average speed suffer.  Update your wheel size circumference before it gets warm and sweaty outside.
From Garmin's user manual:
700c x 23c   2096
700c x 25c   2105
700c x 28c   2136

If you need another size reference here: http://static.garmin.com/pumac/Edge_800_OM_EN.pdf

Monday, February 20, 2017

Fogbee Hats - reminder

I have had a couple of people ask about getting a Fogbee Hat. I set this up so any future orders is as  easy as stopping by Ink N' Screens in White House and talk to Yvonne. I have a link to their website below. They have the artwork and many styles of hats to choose from.

http://www.inknscreenprinterwhitehousetn.com/