Thursday, September 20, 2018

Saturday Fresh Pavement Ride - SCHS 8am

Let's hope the rain holds off so that we can enjoy some some cooler temperatures.  Goal of this weekend’s routes are to hit some fresh pavement in the area...50 and 60 milers both enjoy some smooth cruising just outside of Graball, and end with our now wider Upper Station Camp (which I have personally not ridden since paving day when it was too sticky to appreciate!).  Come out and practice for the great rides ahead in October (Jack and Back, Ride to the Sky, Red Boiling Springs)…cycling really is the best sport in the world (unbiased opinion), and we are on the cusp of the best time of year to enjoy it!

Recovery at Bluegrass.  Hopefully see you all Saturday...check back in the mornning for any weather-related updates.


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Thursday Sept 20 2018 Station Camp High School

Ride starting from SCHS at the following times:

Turtles 5:10PM
All Others 5:20PM

Be sure to bring you front and rear lights in case you get caught out after dark.

22 Mile from SCHS

Mike and Sherry's Crystal Creek Bed Ride, Wednesday, 9/19/18

We will ride from White House HS at the following times:

Turtles 5:10
All Others 5:20

Bring your lights and blinkies as sunset will be at 6:50.

Social Hour at White House Pizza and Pub.

See you on the  road,

Mike and Sherry

22 Mile Route

Monday, September 17, 2018

Ride from Beach HS, Tuesday, 9/18

We will ride from Beech HS at the following times:

Turtles 5:10
All Others 5:25

 Bring your headlights and blinkies as sunset is 6:45.

Social Hour at Jonathan's following the ride.

See you on the road,


21 mile route

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Red Boiling Springs October 26th, 27th and 28th 2018

UPDATED: Sept 16, 2018 
Our Fall ride to Red Boiling Springs is fast approaching. Dates have been set and plans are being finalized for our ride and weekend in Red Boiling Springs. We are adding a ride option for Friday 10/26 to make it a three day event for anyone that would like to ride up on Friday, ride local on Saturday and back on Sunday. You do not have to do all three days. The Armour’s House with our host Dennis and Deb is blocked out the entire weekend for the FOGBEE’S, we also have the Donoho Hotel and Thomas House just down the road available.

We will be celebrating Sherry’s 60th Birthday on Saturday night, and a special wedding for those that want to attend. Dinner Friday night will be traditional Italian and Saturday night will be Southern (Deb's famous Fried Chicken and all the fix n's) and of course country southern breakfast.
Rooms are currently booked and reserved for Friday and Saturday night for those listed below at the Armour's Hotel. Dennis would prefer an email ( to request changes, cancel or request a reservation.
Doc B
Dave & Kelli M.
Kate H.
Lindsay C.
Mike & Sherry K.
Chris M.
Harry & Dee P.
Mike & Traci S.
Todd J.
Doug & Marsha D.
Bruce & Wilma D.
Saturday Night Only - Mike & Deana G.
There is currently one room available for both nights. Email Dennis and email myself if you want this 2P room.
NOTE: Post your intentions below or contact me with an email or text 615-887-6382  Also if someone can help transport bags, and snacks on Friday please let me know. 
Currently confirmed for Friday ride option:
Bruce D. (calling all turtles..looking for additional riding company)
Harry P.
Lindsay C.
Woody (an absolute maybe on riding)
Mike K.
Todd J.
Kate H.
Doc B.
Chris M.
Steve C. (Friday only)

Friday ride will depart from Last Call Bar and Grill on Long Hollow Pike at 9:30AM
Friday/Saturday Route from Gallatin to RBS:
Friday Gallatin to RBS
Saturday Ride:
No one has confirmed riding to RBS on Saturday. 

Saturday Ride Options in RBS:
RBS 51
RBS 60
RBS 77
Thanks to Miley for Saturday's routes. (hope you like hills :)

Sunday RBS to Gallatin:
Sunday RBS to Gallatin

This is a fun weekend to get away and enjoy time with the bike and good friends. There is room for everyone.
Hotel Information:
Armour's Hotel

Donoho Hotel:

Thomas House:

If you see that I have left out anything or you have any questions please let me know.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Gron Fondo Alternate Route/Addendum to Miley's post below

See Miley's post re Gran Fondo below.

I am riding Gran Fondo tomorrow but am proposing a change on the route.

Below is an alternate route for the 63 that we did last year, with a minor change, that avoids Dobbins and most of 52.

62 Alternate Route


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Saturday is the Gran Fondo Gallatin

The Lions Club is once again organizing this ride to benefit the Journey for Sight Conservation, which screens over 1000 local children a year for vision issues. The ride starts from Gallatin's Public Square at 8 AM with these route options:

32 miles
63 miles

Get other details at

And Woody has created this option, sans Dobbins...
36 miles

Recovery just a block away at Prince Street Pizza.
Some of you have asked about the video quality of the cameras I'm using. I have linked Mike and Sherry's Crystal Creek Bed ride from 9/12 below. For best results change the resolution to 1080 from whatever YouTube auto selects.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Thursday Nashville Ride, MCB2PWP

Departing 1100 Charlotte Avenue at 5pm for a loop thru PWP.


Thursday Sept 13th

Leaves from Station Camp High School parking lot.

Turtles 5:15PM
All Others 5:30PM

Thursday 22 from SCHS

Please post your intentions on ride times so others will know.

Riders can decide on post ride recovery.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Mike and Sherry's Crystal Creek Bed Ride, Wednesday, 9/12

We will ride from White House HS at the following times:

Turtles 5:15
All Others 5:30

Social Hour at White House Pizza and Pub following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

24 Mile Route

Monday, September 10, 2018

Ride from Station Camp High School, Tuesday, 9/11/18

We  will ride from SCHS at the following times:

Turtles 5:15
All others 5:30

Going to do the route I wanted to do last week. 

Social hour at Brixx following the ride.

See you on the road,


24 Mile Route

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Titan's Ride and Tailgate Party UPDATE, Sept 9th




Friday, September 7, 2018

Where in the World is Bugtussle

You all may remember these guys.  They don't ride much with the FOGBEES any more.  Can't keep up with all the youngins.  But they still ride quite a bit.  They ride and write about their excursions mostly on Crazy Guys on a Bike (links are on FOGBEE blog), but also in the local magazines.  Here is one of their most recent trips.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Nashville Tomato Festival Saturday August 11

Bryan Kortness was a much loved and incredibly missed all around good guy and cycling ambassador who hosted several cycle outings. One of these, the Tomato Art Festival in East Nashville,  occurs this weekend. Some of the Turtles plan to ride from the Madison Lowes to the Nashville Tomato Festival and back to Lowes this Saturday. Start time is 10:00 am to accommodate some of us involved in the Kids Triathlon. Lunch at any one of many of eating places in East Nashville.
Route to. Return route is the reverse.

Anyone wanting to start earlier and do a longer route can head down Long Hollow pike to Two Mile Parkway and catch USBR 23 which will take you to the Festival.
It is to be a great weather Saturday so if a slow urban ride is not your pleasure, do ride somewhere.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Call for Volunteers This Saturday for Kids Triathlon, Followed by Fogbee Ride

The Hendersonville Endurance Athletic Team are in need of volunteers for their 14th annual Kids Triathlon at the Sumner County YMCA on August 11. Our good friend, Charlene Alcorn, would like to have 10-12 Fogbees for stationary spots on the senior bike course. Volunteer check-in is at 6 AM, the race starts at 7 and we're usually done around 9.

If you would like to volunteer, please email Charlene,, or text her at 615.974. 3189 with your name and address...and post here so fellow volunteers know who's joining them. As in the past, we can plan our ride routes for the day to rendezvous at the Y, have the volunteers join in for the ride and then have post-ride recovery someplace nearby. Please consider giving a few hours so the kids can have a fun and safe race.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Tunnel Hill (Illinois) Ride -- Tuesday and Wednesday 7/31 and 8/1

The Old Terrapins (aka Retired Turtle Fogbees) are heading out to the Tunnel Hill State Trail on Tuesday 7/31. Ride starts at 10:00AM from about the middle of the trail at the trailhead in the town of Tunnel Hill.

We will ride to one end on Day 1 (probably Harrisburg), then retire to hotels in Marion, IL about 20 miles away for the evening. On Day 2 we will ride opposite direction. The current group of five are all staying at the Comfort Inn in Marion, but there are several other options, and all seem pretty close.

If you can get away midweek, we would love to have more company. Post a reply on the blog and we can get you more info. You will be responsible for your own lodging arrangements. If you want to carpool, post that on the blog as well and hopefully folks can match up.

I have included a link for more info about the trail. TUNNEL HILL STATE TRAIL

Thursday, July 5, 2018

St. Blaise Road Closure

Public Works will be replacing the storm culvert on St. Blaise between Long Hollow Pike and St. Blaise Court the week of July 9-13. The road will be closed in both directions for the week.  Plan your routes accordingly.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

3 day tour to Monticello KY July 5, 6,7.

Short notice for a short tour
Reposted from 6/10/18

Some of the Turtle contingent will be doing a short tour starting in Westmoreland and ending in Monticello, KY the weekend after July 4. Everyone is welcome to join. 

The only caveat is that riders must make own motel reservations and arrange a way back from Monticello. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018


09/17/18 UPDATE: Fake Bike Helmets Can Be Dangerous

On our recent Chattanooga ride, we had a bicyclist go head down on the pavement.  The bicyclist's choice of a good helmet was protection against serious injury.  Today, I received from Consumer Reports its safety rating for helmets which I am attaching.  SAFE helmets don't have to be costly; and, costly helmets aren't always that safe.  See the CR review rating below:

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Chattanooga Turtle Ride

A four of us (Sean, Ben, a friend, and TomE) from Chattanooga will be doing a Turtle Ride on Saturday (6/16/18) that will include the Riverwalk (starting at the dam to I24 and back), the greenway near the dam, a townie tour around U of T - Chattanooga campus, and one or two brewery stops.  Total distance will be around 40 miles, plus. You all are invited to join.  We want to start around 8AM to avoid the heat and have plenty of time for the brewery stops. Please post a comment if you are interested in joining us.

Follow this link for the details  

Please text me your cell phone # (to 615-691-0532) so I know how to contact you.  We will meet you at the dam at 8:00 (note start time change)

Friday, June 8, 2018

It is Not To Late!

There is still time to join the FOGBEES in Chattanooga for a fun and relaxing weekend. There are still rooms available at the Read House. Mike Knake has put together 3 awesome ride options, on Saturday choose from a 71 mile and a 58 mile route at a touring pace, and Sunday a 23 mile Tennessee River Walk ride along the Tennessee River.
See the post on Tuesday "Activities for Chattanooga Weekend Trip June 15-17" for all the latest updates.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Activities For Chattanooga Weekend Trip - June 15-17


FOGBEE Weekend Trip to Chattanooga by popular request the weekend of June 15-17.

No expectation for this weekend other than do what you may want. No one is expected to do what the "gang" may be doing.  Feel free to venture on your own around the city.  There is plenty to do.

Sherry will provide transportation to whatever y'all decide to do.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Pedal for Paws images.

Our professional photographer could not reschedule and our usual Fogbee backup is on a cruise. You can see the images done by the third stringer on Shutterfly at this link.

Please send me any photos you'd like added to the Pedal for Paws Shutterfly site.
Thanks to all for coming out. Special thanks to all who helped.

FOGBee Jerseys

I have two Large Garneau jerseys that no longer fit me. I bought them when I started riding with the FOGBees and surprise, surprise I have lost weight. They are large size mens jerseys and are both in excellent condition. I hate to just have them hanging in the closet so if anyone is interested in them let me know. I am asking $25 a piece and can send pictures if you send me an email. Woody, I still have two ALE FOGBee jerseys and bibs to wear.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Half Batch Kits & Accessories

Looking to add another kit or jersey to your collection? Jason Sexton had Jakroo design some really cool kits in conjunction with Half Batch Brewing.

Nova SS Jersey-$115 with 2-5 orders, $105 with 6-24
Tour SS is $99 with 2-5 orders, $92 with 6-24

Solar Bib shorts are $135 with 2-5, $125 with 6-24. They have a few other options as well around the $100 range. 

Caps are $20 for 2-24 orders.
Vests can be made up for around $100.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Road iD

If any of you have been thinking of buying a Road iD I have a coupon code that will give you a discount. You must use if before 3/31/18 and this discount code can be used up to 5 times. I know many of you have one of these but I believe if you ride alone at all, like I do, this is a must have item. 


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Pub Crawl

Nashville has 25 beer breweries.  We have put together a bike tour of 9 on the North side.  We toured them during the week when they were not yet open, just to check out they logistics.                          Here is a link to that tour.

Anybody interested in doing this tour when we can sample the products?  

There is also a rumor the the FOGBEE-East group is putting together a similar tour for Chattanooga.  Will share when we receive the details.