Monday, April 20, 2015

Tuesday Ride From Sam's, April 21st

We will ride from Sam's Sports Bar at the Streets of Indian Lake on Tuesday.

24 miles up Garrison Branch down Weeping Willow
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7567977

5:20 Turtles
5:30 Jackalopes and hounds
5:40 Hares

Since the refreshment selection is temporarily limited at all our favorite watering holes we can decide to meet at Sam's or Brixx after the ride. Feel free to post your choice.

See you on the ride.
Woody
     Marathon Support Cyclists - - - 

2 more riders needed .... as of 4/20/2015 .......   

If you're available  Saturday, April 25th and want a cycling challenge. I need folks to be support cyclists for the elite runners at the country music marathon.  You  get the chance to ride the streets of nashville without fear of being used for traction by cars.  We meet at titan stadium ~6am and then all ride to the marathon starting line. We will be briefed by the race director, given our assignments and when the race starts we take off and pick up our assigned runner.  After your assignment finishes the race  you are free to leave or ride back through the course and look for folks having problems. It's a unique cycling experience. I have usually been done with the half marathon by 8:10 am,  and the full by 9:30 am

 holler
         
 Email Curtis  615 516 9869

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Saturday Ride, Beech HS at 8:30AM

Been too long since we've ridden Robertson County. Here are 3 options.

36 miles, store at 18
43 miles, store at 25
53 miles, store at 25

Recovery at Sam's.

Friday Turtle Ride

For anyone not on the Weekday Riders Facebook page.

Friday 4/17 Turtle ride on Shelby Bottoms and Percy Priest Greenways.
11:00 AM Start at the Shelby Bottoms Nature Center parking area.
Ride greenway out to Percy Priest dam and back for 22 miles RT.
Lunch after at mutually agreed on restaurant. (in the running are Local taco, Pharmacy, and Rosepepper, ...)
Rain or shine but lightning cancels.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Thursday ride from Brixx , April 16th

I am an optimist till proven wrong.  It's not going to rain tomorrow.  We are going to ride.

Usual start times:
5:20 Turtles
5:30 Hounds and Jackalopes
5:40 Hares

We will do the Brinkley Branch/Sandy Valley/Hogans Branch Route.

25 Mile Route

See you on the road,

Mike  Knake

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Mike and Sherry's Excellent Crystal Creek Bed Ride, Wednesday, April 15th

Hopefully you have your taxes done and can come ride with us.   Social hour following the ride at De La Paz.

Start times:
Moderate pace 5:25OM
Not so Moderate pace 5:35PM

Route:

24.7 Clearview Maxwell Branch

22.5 Mile Jake Link Maxwell Branch

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

Monday, April 13, 2015

Tuesday Ride From Sam's, April 14th_REVISED

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

5:20 Turtles
5:30 Jackalopes and Hounds
5:40 Hares

23 mile St Blaise Greenlea Loope

THE 24 MILE ROUTE IS NOT GOING TO WORK. I DON'T THINK THEY WILL LET US THROUGH THE SECURITY GATE FOR THE GAP DISTRIBUTION CENTER ON ENTERPRISE.
WE WILL JUST DO THE 23 MILE LOOP AND MAYBE ADD LIBERTY.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS - FOGBEE Weekend Getaway and Ride - Chattanooga, TN June 26th and 27th

MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS-everything is set at the Read House Hotel for you to make your reservations.  Call 423-266-4121 to make your reservation.  BE SURE TO LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU ARE WITH THE FOGBEES.  We have 15 rooms reserved. Cost is $109 per night.

Annual weekend getaway is set for June 26th and 27th in Chattanooga, TN.  We have reservations at the historic Read House Hotel in Downtown Chattanooga, which is in walking distance to the Aquarium and the Warehouse Mall District and many shops and restaurants.

Below is a link to the hotel.   Any cancellations would need to be done at least 3 weeks in advance of our stay.  Otherwise, we have to assume the cost of the rooms.

http://www.thereadhousehotel.com/

We plan on riding the route for the 2013 Iron Man that will start in downtown Chattanooga and take us through a valley in northern Georgia.  We hope to include riding through Chickamauga National Military Park.   And just for kicks, we may ride up Lookout Mountain Sunday morning.

I will look into reservations for dinner Saturday night at the Bluff View Inn in the Bluff View Art District.  Below is a link to the art district.  Awesome place to visit.  Several restaurants, museums, great coffee and pastry shop, great bakery, etc.

http://bluffviewartdistrict.com/

And my favorite spot -  The World of Beer.  What more needs to be said.

http://worldofbeer.com/Locations/Chattanooga

Watch for the information on booking your rooms.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Channel 5 Reports Bryan Ride

Sunday No Drop Recovery Ride 1:00PM (revised shorter easier route)

Sunday soft pedal no drop recovery ride 1:00PM from Glennbrook Shopping Center, 1010 Glenbrook Way, Hendersonville (Target Parking Lot).
After roughly 3600'+ on Saturday I trimed this down a bit.

22.5 Mile Townie
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7464243
(shorter easier route but can also be 27 miles with a few more hills if needed)

Woody


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Pedal for Paws, 8 AM Saturday

Come out to the Gallatin Civic Center and support the first charity ride of the year.  Details are on the Sponsored Rides page.  Afterwards we'll recover at Swaney Swifts on the Gallatin square.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Thursday Ride from Brixx, April 9th

We will ride from Brixx at the following times:

Turtles 5:20
Hounds and Jackalopes 5.30
Hares 5:40

24.8 Mile Madison Creek Hogans Branch

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Plans for Bryan

Family and Friends:
There will be a memorial service for Bryan Kortness at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, TN, on Friday, April 10th. Visitation will take place 1pm-3pm with the memorial service beginning at 3pm.
Leslie

A Memorial fund has been set up with his Leslie's permission at 
David Hardin

Bryan Kortness was an inspiration, a jokester, and a lover of all things bikes!! One interaction with him and it was obvious how much he knew about cycling of all kinds, and the passion he had for it! His enthusiasm and positive attitude were contagious, to both new and experienced riders, the first time buyer or longtime bike enthusiast.

The outpouring on social media sites has been amazing! After speaking with Leslie, she mentioned that his mom (nor Teagan) are on social media. That being said…we’d like to put together a bound book that we can give to both of them.

We need your stories, your pictures, the “Bryan-isms” that you are willing to share. Thank you in advance for your contributions. If anyone would be interested in a copy of the book when it is complete, please let me know that too and we'll get pricing.
 

All items can be sent to me at: michelle.resch1974@gmail.com

I will try to send out weekly reminders… The target deadline to submit will be by May 10th. Please share this with anyone who may wish to contribute.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Mike and Sherry's Excellent Crystal Creekbed Ride, April 8th

With a little help from Mother Nature we may get a ride in.

We will ride from the Greenway Trailhead on 31W in White House next to the WH Animal Clinic followed by social hour at De La Pa.

Ride times:
Turtles: 5:20
All others 5.30

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

Monday, April 6, 2015

Solemn Tuesday Ride from Sam's, April 7th

It will be a solemn ride Tuesday night as we remember Bryan and think of his family.

Start Times:
5:20 Turtles
5:30 Hounds and Jackalopes
5:40 Hares

22 Mile Liberty Loop Route

You can add 4 miles if you do the St. Blaise Loop.

Mike Knake


In Memory of Bryan

Several people have proposed having a memorial ride for Bryan.  David Hardin is setting up a ride and a fund in memory of Bryan and working closely with his family.  He will be announcing his plans shortly.  We'll share as David tells us more.

Bryan's Ride

Tom, FYI if you did not know:
Tomorrow night, depending on weather, we will have our usual Monday night pizza ride at Painturo's pizza in Goodlettsville at 6:20. The first 5 miles will be in silence for our loss of Bryan Kortness. Then after the ride telling stories of our great friend over pizza and beer.
Brian Wray

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Bryan Kortness

We are deeply sadden by the loss of a great FOGBEE friend.  His enthusiasm and leadership was an inspiration to all.  Bryan died this afternoon while riding his bike.  We will all miss him.  We offer our best wishes and support to Leslie and Teagen.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Easter Sunday ride from White House at noon

Sunday ride will start at noon from the White House Greenway Trailhead on 31W next to the White House Animial Clinic. 35 miles
Keep Calm and Pedal On.

Woody

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Mt. Juliet Police reminds drivers to share the roads
Posted: Mar 21, 2015 11:32 AM CDTUpdated: Mar 21, 2015 12:02 PM CDT

nonenone
MT. JULIET, TN (WSMV) -
Today is certainly going to be a great day to enjoy the outdoors and break free from the winter hibernation. This means that more kids will be out, walkers and runners will hit the sidewalks and streets, bicyclists pedaling away, and motorcycles will be rolling. 
The Mt. Juliet Police Department has sent out a note to remind residents to think about pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists:

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Help Needed - Saturday 3/21/15 @ 8AM

Tom, Maybe you can help with this. I offered to help the Gene Brown Elementary School’s PTO with their 5K fund-raiser this weekend. They needed a cyclist to lead the runners. I have just found out that they have nobody but me to help. And, I need help.
      I need at least two more guys. Four or five more would be better. Can you send an email to the Fogbees seeking volunteers?  The first event is a 5k that starts at 8:00. The 1-mile run starts at 9:00. Both originate from the school on Imperial Drive near the post office.  We really need a couple guys riding through the winding course, leading the different packs of runners. The 1-mile race could use a couple as well.

Thank you, Jamie Clary
Facebook: Jamie Clary for Mayor of Hendersonville
Please contact Jamie at jamieclary@comcast.net

Sunday, March 8, 2015

March Newsletter

Did you get your Newsletter?  If so, share it with a friend. Click here

More Bicyclists = More, Better, and Safer stuff for all

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Bike for Sale

Got this note in our email.  Looks like a pretty good deal, so I thought I would post
Hello,
I’m selling my bike (photos attached) and thought some members of your group might be interested.  I live in White House, and bought it new from Bikers Choice.

It’s an ’06 Specialized Roubaix Comp Triple.  It has a carbon frame/fork/crank and seat post.  Ultegra derailleurs, 105 brakes, 24 hole aero rims, and is a 56 cm frame (I’m 6’0”).

It was $2,200 new.  I’m asking $695.

Thanks for your time.

Mel Davenport
615-672-1991

Friday, February 6, 2015

The Fogbee night out was a blast!


The Preds may have stunk but the evening with friends was great......

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Update on Pedals for Paws Bike/Car Accident.

Last year Carla McNally was struck by Julie Herbison while riding on the Pedals for Paws ride.  (Here is her note describing her injuries). Mark Hicks, Director for Bike Walk Tennessee has followed up with prosecution of the case.  He reports

Sunday, January 25, 2015

23% Property Tax Increase

If you are a Sumner Co Fogbee homeowner you know how painful this tax increase is.  This was done without public discussion behind closed doors.  We have a chance to show our disgust for this kind of government action tomorrw night..  As many of us as possible should Bee there!!
Breaking News - Our efforts are paying off. On Monday the Legislative Committee decided to have a public hearing on the Property tax increase at the County Commission meeting on Monday January 26 at 7PM. This is a HUGE win for us. PLEASE Mark your calenders now and join us at the commission meeting. It is absolutely essential that we have a good crowd or the commission will continue to dismiss our concerns. The meeting will be on Monday January 26 at 7PM at the County Building at 355 N Belvedere Dr, Gallatin, TN 37066.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Miscellanous Updates

     The Membership List is up-to-date.  It can be found by clicking here.  We didn't intend to remove anyone, so if you can't find your name or need the password, please send me a note at FOGBEES@gmail.com.
     MailChimp also engaged in a little monkey business and deactivated the link to the article on FOGBEE history.  If you want to know how it all happened click here.
     Lastly, our article about our latest IRONMAN will hit the streets around mid February.  If you want to get a jump on the publication click here.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

NEW RIDER SPOTTED

Yesterday's balmy late morning temps brought out a pack of cabin fevered FOGBEES !
One vaguely familiar rider has been dubbed Captain Neon ( aka The Wiz of Fog ).  Several dogs were spotted trying to chase said rider down with one paw over their eyes.