Thursday, October 11, 2018

Ride from Orlinda, Saturday, 10/13

If you are not doing the Ride to the Sky come join us in Orlinda.  Corinth Market is closed.  Rest Stops in Adairville.  Ration your water.

Since the weather is going to be a little cool in the morning, we will start at 9:00 to let it warm up a bit.

Social Hour will be at White House Pizza and Pub following.

See you on the road,

Mike

47 Mile  Rest Stop 35

41 Mile  Rest Stop 30

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Ride to the Sky this Saturday

Awesome October events continue in Cookeville with the most scenic ride of the year in Middle Tennessee. Get the details at...

RidetotheSky.org

Thursday Ride from Station Camp High School 10/11/18

As Mike has stated all week this will also be the last Thursday night ride of the season. Sun sets at 6:16PM and last light is 6:42PM.

The ride will start from Station Camp High School at the following times:
Turtles: 4:45PM
All others : 4:50PM

Bring your front and rear lights so you can be seen or in the event you are out past dark.

SCHS 21

Woody

Mike and SHerry's Crystal Creek Bed Ride, Wednesday, 10/10/12

This will be out last Wednesday Night Ride for the year.

We will ride at the following times:

Turtles 4:50
All Others 5:00

Bring you lights and blinkies as the sun is setting rather early and it will be cloudy.

Check back for updates regarding cancellation due to any rain.

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

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

18.5

Sunday, October 7, 2018

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

PLANS FOR 2018
UPDATED: October 7, 2018 
PLEASE READ IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING 
Our Fall ride to Red Boiling Springs is fast approaching. Dates have been set Oct. 26th, 27th, 28th, and plans are being finalized for our ride and weekend in Red Boiling Springs. We have added a ride option for Friday 10/26 to make it a three day event. You do not have to do all three days.  You can drive up on Friday afternoon or evening and ride Saturday in RBS, you can ride to RBS on Saturday and ride back on Sunday with the group. There are any number options if you can't do all three days. I just need to know your intentions.

The Armour’s House with our host Dennis and Deb have blocked out the entire weekend for the FOGBEE’S, we also have the Donoho Hotel and Thomas House just down the road available.As of this date 10/7 the Armour's Hotel has two rooms available. Come and join this fun weekend with great friends riding and socializing at the Armour's.

We will be celebrating Sherry’s 60th Birthday on Saturday night, and a special wedding for a Fogbee couple if you 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 (armourshotel@yahoo.com) to request changes, cancel or request a reservation.
Doc B
Dave & Kelli M.
Kate H.
Lindsay C.
Mike & Sherry K.
Chris M.
Woody
Harry & Dee P.
Mike & Traci S.
Todd J.
Kelly & Travis
Bruce & Wilma D.
Saturday Night Only - Mike & Deana G.
 
NOTE: If you haven't already please post your intentions, if you are on this list and changed your mind please let me know. jerialwoodall@gmail.com or text 615-887-6382
Currently confirmed for Friday ride option:
Bruce D. (calling all turtles..looking for additional riding company)
Harry P.
Miley
Lindsay C.
Woody
Mike K.
Todd J.
Kate H.
Doc B.
Chris M.
Steve C. (Friday only)

If you can't ride up on Friday, ride up on Saturday, or you can drive up on Friday and ride Saturday and Sunday or drive back on Sunday. You have options.
Friday and Saturday 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 to RBS:
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 and arranging Friday baggage transport.

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
armourshotel@yahoo.com

Donoho Hotel:
615-699-3141

Thomas House:
615-699-3006


Woody

Thursday, September 13, 2018

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.




Saturday, September 8, 2018

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

RIDE CANCELED. MOTHER NATURE DEMANDING WE TAKE THE DAY OFF FROM RIDING

TAILGATE PARTY ON!!!!!!
SEE YOU FOR PRE GAME AND KICKOFF

TITAN UP AND SHOW UP!!!!!

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.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=11-j-gltZxTJZ0kX-r7a5fW23sHcDDMqd

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.
Bruce

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, spinjunkie@comcast.net, 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

Bike Helmets SAFETY RATINGS

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
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JpMV1dDuxEej3ZlNZuqIoMNC0FaU3nYn  

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

SUNDAY RIDE ROUTE ADDED 

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.
https://pedalforpaws.shutterfly.com/3

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.
Bruce

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.
https://www.jakroo.com/us/index.html

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. 


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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.
 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

FOGBEE fun at the Cycle Bar in the Gulch

20 Fogbees showed up for spin at the Cycle Bar in the Gulch with Erin our instructor who worked us very hard.  All had a good time a The Pub following the spin.


Friday, February 9, 2018

Spin Class at the Cycle Bar in the Gulch Saturday, 2/17/18

Mike and Tracie Short are hosting us for a special spin class at the Cycle Bar in the Gulch on Saturday, 2/17/18.  The spin class will be at 1:30.  (As a note, they are opening up a Cycle Bar in Hendersonville.  This will give you a chance to check it out in advance.)

Following the spin class, we will have our post spin social hour at the The Pub in the Gulch and have a fun afternoon.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Christmas 2017 Article

I invite you to view your Christmas 2017 article in the Indian Lake Peninsula Living magazine by clicking on THIS LINK. The great photos are thanks to your photographers Bruce Day and Phil Vickery 

Great Photos provide for Great Memories.

The March magazine article is about the Pedal for Paws ride that again in 2018 is supported by the FOGBEES and, as always, that support is greatly appreciated by Sumner Spay Neuter AllianceWant to know how you can help with this year's event? Contact Mike Knake.  

Tom

Friday, February 2, 2018

Rotary Pancake Breakfast

Rotary is having a pancake breakfast in the morning at Hendersonville high school from 730 until 10 o’clock. Come by and carb up before the ride.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

FOGBEE 2017 Christmas Lights Ride

Thanks for everyone for the great support of the Christmas Lights Ride and the Hendersonville Santa Cop Program.  Below are pictures of your great gifts.  The Hendersonville Police were pleasant surprised by all the gifts that you donated.

Thank you for your support