Friday, July 22, 2016

REVISED start time 8:00AM July 24 Sunday Fun Day Ride from Sam's

If we survive the pool party we'll ride Sunday from Sam's at 8:00AM. No drop, stopping at all turns to regroup.

28.5 Sunday Fun Day Ride

Stay Upright.

Good food for thought for all cyclists...

Not only is this Friday fun fact a courteous thing, but rather important for safety as well...

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Frank and Heather's Pool Party Routes, Saturday 7/23/16

Even if you do not plan on attending the pool party after the ride, please come join us for some different roads than what we normally ride.

The ride will start at 8:00 in Ridgetop at the Highland Chapel Union Church on Highland St.

Three routes are proposed below.   It will be a hot day.  Drink lots of water.  Regardless of what route you take, you can take 257 all the was back to the Church and avoid Smiley Hollow if the heat is getting to you (This is known as the Woody Short Cut).

Please watch the decent  on Edgar Dillard Rd as you approach the left turn on to Smiley Hollow.   Very Steep and there could be wash out.

47 mile route Water Stops at 15, 24 and 37

40 mile route  Water Stops at 15 and 30

37 mile route  Water Stops at 15 and 30

For the last water stop on each route, you will need to turn left (west) on 257 and cross over 431 to get to the BP station.  Once you are hydrated, head back east on 257 to get back on route.  It is about .2 miles to the BP station.

The 15 mile water stop is the Twice Daily.  The 24 on the long route is the Marathon Station.

Thanks to Frank and Heather for all they have done to make this a great event.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Thursday July 21, Ride from Brixx Pizza

We'll ride from Brixx Pizza at the Streets of Indian Lake.
Wheels down and route.

5:30 Turtles
5:40 Hounds
5:50 Jackalopes
6:00 Hares

Neals, Liberty, Sandy, Mt Olivet Loop

Social hour at Brixx following the ride.

Stay upright.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Mike and Sherry's Crystal Creek Bed Ride, Wednesday, 7/20/16

Ride times

5:45 Turles
5:55 All Others

Social Hour at De La Paz following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

27 mile route

Tandem Bike Attachment For Sale

I am getting ready to move and am trying to sell a Wee Ride Co pilot  tandem bike attachment.  This is a handy thing that clamps on the seat post of an adult bike and turns it into a tandem bike for pulling a 4- 9 yr old child,  up to 75 pounds.  Some may recall me from a couple years ago when I did the 30 miles BRASS route pulling my son the whole way w/ this bike.  
I would practically give it away to a good home as my youngest child is way past 75 lbs now. If anyone is interested,  they can contact me by phone at 615 530 1302 or by email at

Amy Smart

Monday, July 18, 2016

Ride From Sam's Tuesday, July 18th

We will ride at the following times:

5:30 Turtles
5:40 Hounds
5:50 Jackalopes
6:00 Hares

Social Hour at Sam's following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

29 Mile Out To PO + 2 and back.




Frank Hernandez and his lovely wife Heather are hosting the FOGBEE POOL PARTY this year at their home in Goodlettsville on Saturday, July 23rd following the ride.  Food will be catered following the ride(cost to be determined).  You will just need to bring your own drinks.

We will ride some beautiful roads to the west of Ridgetop.  NO you will not have to climb 41W to Ridgtop at the start of the ride.  We will start at the top of the ridge, location to be determined.

Frank has a pool house out back where you can change and freshen up.  If you want, there will be a shower thingy (RAGBRAI RIDERS know what this is) to rinse off before you take a dip in the refreshing salt water pool.

As always, significant others and children are invited.

Please RSVP on the blog by Wednesday, July 20th if you plan on attending.

The food will be catered.  The menu includes BBQ, fried chicken, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans and cobbler.  YOU WILL NOT NEED TO BRING ANYTHING OTHER THAN WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO DRINK.  The cost is $13.00 per person and kids eat free. 

Frank and Heather's address is 1893 Springfield HWY, Goodlettsville, TN 37072.  There driveway is on the east side of the road just before you start to climb the hill going up to Ridgetop  (GPS will get you in the general area, but wants to take you by the driveway). There is an opening in the guardrail with several mailboxes.  You will drive down a gravel driveway for a short distance on their home will be on your right.

Thanks to Frank and Heather for hosting the party.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Kid's Tri at Sumner Y

Good Morning Fogbees!

Thank you for volunteering for our Kids Triathlon last year!  Bubba Perry and I are the Volunteer Coordinators for this year's tri.  We are in need of Volunteers this year and we always count on a large group of the Fogbees to help us out on the bike course.  Your group has always been so awesome and supportive of this race and we love having you out on the bike course where you can help our kids if a bike situation arises.

Our race this year is Saturday, August 6.  We would only need you for a few hours and it will make a big impact on the kids.  Please email me back with your shirt size and I will get you plugged into the course.

If you could pass this along to other Fogbees that may want to also volunteer, we would appreciate it.

Shawn Walker 615-594-1066 
Bubba Perry 615-482-4994
Volunteer Race Coordinators

They have not heard from their usual group of FOGBEE volunteers and need helpVolunteer by mailing to

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Saturday Ride with Harpeth Bike Club, Beech at 8 AM

In honor of Bryan Kortness, we will carry on his tradition of hosting the Harpeth Bike Club for a ride through Sumner and Robertson counties. Let's have a big turn out and extend our Fogbee hospitality by welcoming and looking out for our guests.

Use Caution - watch out for gravel washouts and other debris from last week's storms, especially on descents, like Shell Road near the finish.

Recovery at Bluegrass Bar & Grill.

P.S. You may be wondering about the Veloteers who joined Bryan's rides in the past. Well, they already had a picnic scheduled. But, they have agreed to host the area clubs (Fogbees, Harpeth, Murfreesboro) on October 15 for what promises to be a great ride from Wilson County. Fogbee calendar updated - mark yours.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Fogbee hat update

I have heard there are some of questions about what is going on with the Fogbee hat. I will try to address the questions in this update, but if you have more questions just let me know. 

The hat will look similar to the following. Unfortunately, I don't have an actual hat to show you.

On the front will be the Fogbee Bee holding his mug of beer. 

On the left side will be a cycling graphic, we want everyone to know we are a cycling club. 

On the back will be 
The thread color of the cycling graphic and letters can be changed to provide contrast with selected hat color. For example, a black hat might look best with white or yellow thread color used in the bee. The bee colors will not change. 

The style/color of the hat will be up to each person that wants one. The link below is the Flexfit hat I plan to bulk order that has many color choices. 

Cutoff date is the end of July. I need to know if you want one of these hats (color & size) or provide your own hat to me so I can get them to the person that will do the embroidery. It has been requested that we provide all the hats at one time. 

The hat price will vary depending on how many hats are in the bulk order but you can see this hat is less than $10. Follow the instructions on the website if you don't know your hat size. There are only two sizes S/M or L/XL. So by July 31st I will need your hat information or the hat you want to have embroidered. I will have the total cost soon and payment is expected with your order. 

The additional cost of embroidery will be available after Susanne digitizes & determines how much thread it will take. I have bought many products from Susanne and I am certain you will be please with her work. The estimate of hats I have right now is around $25-$30 for her to embroider. She does this part time so please be patient. 


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Number of Fogbee hats

I am trying to estimate the number of hats people will order. The person doing the embroidery should have a price to me next week and the number of hats influences the price. I will place this on FB as well so let me know so I can at least come up with a minimum number. Thanks Brian

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The FOGBEE Jerseys, Bibbs, Shorts, etc. have arrived

No Tony, you won't have to wait till Christmas for your long awaited FOGBEE Kit.  It has arrived.

I will be sorting through and handing out everyones orders over the next week.

Thank you for your patience.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Lost Keys

While loading my bike I put my Truck keys on Phils bumper and forgot to retrieve them at Beech. If anyone found a set they are probably mine. Also if you are riding New Shackle or Drakes Creek and see keys they may be mine. Doug

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


The jersey, bibb, shorts, etc. order is shipping this week.

On July 16th,  the FOGBEES are hosting the Harpeth Club, the Veloteers for the BRIAN KORTNESS MEMORIAL UNITY RIDE from Madison Creek Elementary School in Madison Creek Brian organized this ride with the other 2 clubs over the years.  On a recent ride Brain Baisel got to talking to one of the folks that Brain used organize the ride with and they expressed an interest in doing the ride with us again this year.    Watch for further details.

August 6th in the annual HEAT Kids Triathalon at the Hendersonville YMCA.  They are always looking for volunteers.  This is a fun event that the FOGBEES have taken part in for a number of years. If you are interested, let me know.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Monday, June 20, 2016

Fogbee's Annual Red Boiling Springs Ride 2016

September 17th, 18th, 2016

It's the first day of Summer and 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. Bruce Day has done a fantastic job with this ride over the years and there is no way I can fill his shoes, but maybe with a little help from my friends we can make it happen.

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 although we ride in September opposed to October when the leaves are turning it’s still a beautiful 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. Woody

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Graphics Images

      With the interest in FOGBEE paraphernalia I have transferred to FOGBEE Google Drive (aka cloud) all the graphic images I have saved for past caps, jerseys, banners, and shirts.  You can download these files by clicking on the WEBSITE tab on this blog, scrolling down to PHOTO, and clicking on GRAPHICS.
      Producers of paraphernalia almost always require scalable vector files.  Since few people have this very expensive software for editing/creating these images, I have included two old copies of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator which Adobe has made public.  It is intended for use in Windows XP.  I have found all my old drawing software no longer works in Windows 10.
     We ask that if you are creating new vector images (including embroidery files which is included in the price of the initial purchase) of FOGBEE stuff that you send us copies so we can put it in the FOGBEE cloud so all members have access.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Wine Ride Saturday, June 18th- Routes are Below

Another FOGBEE favorite, The Wine Ride.  We ride form the Chateau Ross Winery located west of Orlinda and ride up in to KY with a stop at the Tastee Freeze in Franklin, KY for some mid morning ice cream.

The ride time is 8:00.  Make sure you have plenty of water as there is only one water stop and it will be a warm ride.

The address is:
5823 Fulton Road
Springfield, TN

If you are interested, this is the link to their website:

After the ride Ross and Debra put on a wine tasting for us with a lunch.  Very hospitable hosts.

The cost is $20 per person for the wine tasting and lunch.  You can purchase bottles of wine to take home and share.



Below are the routes.  Some great roads.

More details to come.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

53 Mile Route  Water at 25 at the Frosty Freeze

48 Mile Route  Water at 25  Frosty  Freeze

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Fogbee Hat

For those interested in a Fogbee hat, I've found some most of us can probably agree on. See links on the Fogbee facebook page. If you're not a FB'er search Headsweats Cycling Cap, Headsweats Performance Race/Running/Outdoor Sports Hat or Headsweats Race Hat on Amazon.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Another bike for sale

Selling my son's bike for him.
He bought it to get started and now has a Lynskey!

Here's the Ebay Listing:

2013 Kestrel RT1000 Ultegra 53cm 10 Speed

Any Fogbee interested can have it for $900.00 outside of Ebay.

Just text me or email me.

Tony Hernandez

Bike Sheperd

I don't know how many FOGBees know or use this site to register their bike. I found it after I bought a new bike this year and just wanted to share the information. Simple and free to register any bike. Print out the registration and have something tangible just in case the worst happens.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Fantastic Weekend in Chattanooga

     It was another one of Mike and Sherry's great parties. Everyone kept telling us how great a job they did!   The large turnout of FOGBEES and guests are tribute to what everyone has learned to anticipate.  The club is truly fortunate to have them volunteer to do so much!
     We were especially appreciative of Mike and Sherry arranging for the rain showers to hold off until all bicyclists had returned.  Click here for Sherry Beisel's great pictures at the start of the ride.  It is also great to have a photographer back at our events.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


      I’m in charge of the Vol State bike club and I also ride with the Tennessee Women’s Cycling Project. TWCP hosts a Monday Night Ladies’ Ride during the summer. 
      I’m leading the ride next Monday June 6 from Vol State at 6PM. 1480 Nashville Pike Gallatin, TN 37066. Enter the college at Gap Blvd and park in the first lot near the Pickel Gym.
     This will be a beginner friendly no drop ride. We will have 4, 8, and 15 mile route options as well as experienced riders to lead and sweep the routes.

I know we see you on our rides usually over by Station Camp.

Thanks. Chrysa

Chrysa Malosh, Biology Laboratory Technician
Volunteer State Community College

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Fogbee hat

Here is what the hat discussed last night after our ride would look. They will also have Hendersonville, TN embroidered across the back (Yellow or white), and possibly the FB from the jersey sleeve on one side (which side?). I am not sure I can find the right orange color to match the jersey color so black might be the best option. I have been looking at hats on the website I sent out earlier and Models C809, STC17, C813, or C861 look like they could work. Pick one of these hats and let me know your preference.