Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Who is volunteering for the Kid's Triathalon this weekend?

Who is volunteering for the Kid's Triathalon this weekend?  Sherry and I are volunteering this weekend for the Kid's Tri.

Wanting to know who else is volunteering so we can plan a ride after the event is over.  We are usually able to start riding at 9:00.  Miley is going to try and work the Saturday ride out so that it will come by the Y to pick the volunteers up for the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Jerseys Bibbs and Vests

They are in!  I will have them at the rides the rest of this week.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mike and Sherry's Excellent CrystL Creekbed Ride, July 29th

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

5:40 Moderate pace
5.50 Not so Moderate pace

27 Mile Route

Social you at De La Paz following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

Monday, July 27, 2015

Tuesday Ride From Sam's, July 28th

We will ride form Sam's at the following times:

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

26 Mile Sandy Valley Shell Center Point

Social hour at Sam's following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Wedneday Turtle ride from Hartsville Changed to Friday

Wednesday, July 29 Hartsville ride. I've long looked for a way to include down 141 in a ride. We all know the majesty of Drury Ridge. The predicted high of 97 is daunting so I suggest an 8:00 am start t get us back to Dillihey's before noon. I know that's rush hour but we should all be going against most of the traffic. Park in the lot next to the police station on Broadway.

Update: By Popular demand this Ride has been changed to Friday at 9:00 am. Same meet up place and same route.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Fogbee Pool Party After The Bike Ride on Aug 15

It is that time of year again.  We will have a pool party following the ride on Aug 15th at Bob & Misty's house.  As in the past we will have Shane's BBQ and the cost is $8.00 per person.  All you need to bring is some folding chairs and the beverages of you choice. 

Please RSVP by Aug 12th on the blog or at the Fogbees Gmail address. 

If anyone is interested in having frozen margaritas please get with Doug Depew.

Ride details will be posted before the ride date.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

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

Thank you to the 10 riders that came out this morning for the Sunday Fun Day Recovery Ride, good weather, good ride, great company!
Starting from Sam's Sports Bar, 8:00AM Sunday Fun Day Recovery Ride. 30 miles, easy pace, no drop, regroup at all turns.

Sunday Fun Day Recovery Ride

Thursday, July 23, 2015

RAGBRAI 2015 Fun Times

Having fun after 73 miles on day 5...

Saturday Ride, SCHS @ 8 AM

Looks to be a beautiful morning...a good opportunity for a rare trip up Butcher Mill Hollow. Take your pick from these routes starting from Station Camp High School.

41 miles, store at 25
53 miles, store at 27

Recovery at Bluegrass Bar & Grill.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Thursday Ride From Brixx, July 23rd

We will ride from Brixx at the following times:

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

Social Hour at Brixx following the ride.

28 Mile Garrison New Hope Sandy Valley Mt Olivet

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Latest Magazine Article

Only biking for a little over a year and does a 1000-mile bike ride.   
Quite an accomplishment. 

You may have to click the + in the upper right corner to enlarge to be able to read it.

Jerseys, Vests and Bibb

Today, LG shipped the jerseys, vests and bibbs.  We should have them no later than Monday.  Will post when they arrive and when you can pick them up. 

Mike Knake

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Mike and Sherry's Excellent Crystal Creekbed Ride, July 22nd

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

5:40 Moderate Pace
5:50 Not so Moderate Pace

 25 Mile Route

Social Hour at De La Paz following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

Monday, July 20, 2015

Tuesday Ride from Sam's, July 21st

We Will ride from Sam's at:

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

We will do the Franklin Loop.  If you want to go short you can turn around at the Post Office.

Social hour at Sam's following.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Stones River Greeenway

The ROTten contingent of the FOGBEES (who post their morning rides under the FB Ride Group TAB) make frequent (almost weekly) trips to the Nashville Greenway.  On our trip last week we were seriously flooded out.  To avoid this problem in the future, we have added a tailwater level link in the sidebar on this blog.  We guess that 398 is the magic number for a dry trail.  Last week it was at 401.5 feet.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Sunday Fun Day Recovery Ride 8:00AM

Different route, different starting point for this week. 30 mile Sunday Fun Day Recovery Ride, leaving at 8:00AM from 1012 Margaret Drive, Hendersonville (just off stop 30 road near New Shackle Island). Plenty of parking and restroom available.

Sunday Fun Day Ride
(will do this route in reverse)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Jersey/Bibb Order

The jerseys, vests and bibbs are shipping next week.

Mike Knake

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Red Boiling Springs Ride, Sept 19&20, 2015

There has been some interest in another Red Boiling Springs ride with an overnight stay at Armour's Hotel. After consulting with the interested parties and Armour's it appears that Sept 19 and 20 are preferred days. We'll probably not have peak leaf color but hopefully will be less likely to have cold rain.  More details later. Except for maybe some variation in the route it should be very similar to our past Red Boiling Springs rides.  Those details are at this link.

Note. Armour's has blocked to entire place for us for the night of the 19th. Be sure to tell them you are a Fogbee when making reservations. Dennis prefers email contact at

July 14 update. Only two more rooms at Armor's as of today.  They usually use the Donoho Hotel for overflow but still go through Armour's so they can get a head count for meals. 

Mike and Sherry's Excellent Crystal Creekbed Ride, July 15th

We will ride from the 31W Greenway Trailhead in White House, TN next to the White House Animal Clinic at the following times:

5:40 Moderate Pace
5:50 Not So Moderate Pace

Social hour at De La Paz following the ride.

28 Mile Route

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

Monday, July 13, 2015

Tuesday Ride from Sam's, July 14th

We will ride at:

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

We will do the Brinkley Branch Sandy Valley Hogans Branch Route.  Looy's La applies after Hogans Branch.

Doug will be leading the Crippled/Out of Shape route which will leave at 5:35 and will head out Stop 30 Goshen Center Point and do Madison Creek and Hogan's Branch

See you on the road

Mike Knake

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Mayoral Interview

      Jamie Clary is running for Mayor of Hendersonville.  I interviewed him relative to his thoughts about the Bike/Ped Master Planning for Hendersonville.
     That interview has been published in the July issue of Indian lake Peninsula Living magazine.
I have attached a copy for your reading (click here for copy)

Volunteers Needed for Kids' Triathlon

Volunteers are needed to stand at several locations on the bike course at the Heat Kid's Triathlon to help keep the kids safe and moving in the right direction.

Please send me an email if you can volunteer for the Heat Kid's Triathlon. I know in years past, ya'll have planned a group ride departing from the YMCA after the race. I hope that's still the plan this year!

11th Annual Heat Kid's Triathlon
Saturday morning, August 1st
Volunteer check-in: 6:00am-6:30am
Race starts at 7:00am

I will need Volunteer name and shirt size. I've attached a photos of this year's Kid's Tri shirt.
Thanks so much!
Charlene Alcorn

Monday, June 29, 2015

Weekday Rides

Tuesday from Shelby Bottoms nature center at 9:00 AM
Wednesday from White House Greenway Trailhead next to Animal Clinic on 31W ( same as We'd. nite Ride)

See Facebook page for more details.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Public Meeting for Harpeth River State Park

You're Invited!
                                          Harpeth River State Park Public Meeting
                                                            Tuesday, June 30th  
Leaders from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will be conducting a public meeting for Harpeth River State Park on Tuesday, June 30th to gather input and discuss the current business and management plan for the park.
The event will begin at 5:30 pm with an open house and reception to meet park staff. The public hearing portion will begin at 6pm and will last approximately one hour.
Who: Park Manager, Gary Patterson, members from Tennessee State parks staff, local city and county business leaders.
What: Public Input Meeting
When: Tuesday, June 30th from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Pegram Community Club
               453 Thompson Road
               Pegram, TN   37143 
No RSVP Needed, we hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Morning Ride Group Does Greenway

Mike and Sherry's Excellent Crystal Creekbed Ride

We will leave from the 31W Greenway Trailhead in White House Next to the  White House Animal Clinic at the following times.

5:40 Moderate pace
5:50 Not so moderate pace

26 Mile Route

See you on the road

Mike and Sherry

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Two FOGBEES maintained our traditional participation in the Harpeth River Ride version 2015.
In some ways the ride has lost a little luster, but once you get past the details, we had a great time. The incoming front drove out the rain by the time we were on the road and the peleton was thirty percent less than in years past. Atypical lower temps, thanks to the cloud coverage and westerly winds, made for a comfortable ride for fat old guys, Doug and Phil.

Pull Tight is still a rush, the pastoral scenery a nice variation of our own, and the post ride at
Drakes Pub was the piece de resistance.  FOGBEES forever !

Friday, June 19, 2015

Chattanoog Weekend Trip - Update -The Trip Is One Week Away.

June 26th is quickly coming up

A lot of people will be arriving during the afternoon on Friday.   We usually meet up somewhere for dinner and drinks on Friday night.  I suggest the World of Beer.  Besides a great beer selection, they have great food.  Sherry and I won't be able to get there before 8:00PM EST.   So don't feel like you have to wait for us to eat dinner. 

You can e mail for a list of participants and phone #s so that you can contact each other when you get in town Friday to make plans for Friday evening.  Just let Sherry and I know what your plans are.

DINNER SATURDAY NIGHT:  We have a reservation at the Big River Grille Downtown at 7:00PM. 

For non riders, there is a list below with links for things to do in the Chattanooga area.

Link for the hotel:
Phone #:  423-266-4121

We have 14 riders going so far and 9 spouses:

 I have been working on the routes and this is what I have come up with.  Bruce provide me a book of great routes, one of which partially followed the ironman trail.  I have combined the 2 to come up with a more scenic route. 

58 Mile Route

71 Mile Route

Link to where we will have lunch and a beer on the ride:

Link to Mountain Home Country Store at historic Mountain Home Farms (long route only)

Points of Interest in Chattanooga
Bluffview Art District
World of Beer
The Tennessee Aquarium
The Shoppes at Warehouse Row
DeBarge Vineyards and Winery