Saturday, March 28, 2015

SUNDAY RIDE FROM BLUEGRASS BAR AND GRILL AT NOON

Sunday ride at noon from Bluegrass Bar and Grill, using the same 31 mile route from Saturday.

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7314832

See you on the road.

 Woody

Friday, March 27, 2015

Alternate Saturday Ride, March 28th from Blugrass

It is going to be chilly in the morning.  Going to wait till 10:00 and ride from Bluegrass for 30 to 35 miles.

REMEMBER, tomorrow is Beverley's birthday.  She is going to be celebrating all day. 

See you on the road. 

Mike Knake

Beverley Birthday Ride 36.7 Miles

Beverley Birthday Ride 31.5 Miles

Saturday Club Unity Ride in Watertown

FOR THOSE WHO ARE STILL PLANNING ON ATTENDING THE RIDE IN WATERTOWN, THE RIDE HAS BEEN MOVED BACK TO 10:00 DUE TO THE COLD WEATHER!

 On March 28th at 10:00, we will once again be putting on a multi-club bicycle group ride. This ride will be hosted by the Veloteers in Historic Watertown. It will feature some of the most scenic roads in Wilson County. We would like to invite all of our road bike riding friends out for this special event where you will get to experience roads you haven't ridden before or often and meet some new friends who share your passion for bike riding.

Parking will be at Jesus is the Answer Church at 332 W. Main Street.

There are a variety of food merchants in and around Watertown. The Easter Bunny Excursion Train will be stopping over, so anticipate lots of activity once you return.

This ride is very similar to the ride last summer put on at Beech High School with multiple clubs participating so let's have a big showing from the Fogbees this Saturday.

Routes will be 49 miles and 34 miles.

49 miles route

34 mile route

Directions

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN ...THURSDAY 3/26 RIDE FROM BRIXX (weather permitting) Updated 10:33AM

Look's like there may be a window to ride for those that want to get out, roads will be wet so be careful. A flat, fast 22 miler is attached.
Brixx parking area Streets of Indian Lake on Thursday 3/26 (weather permitting)
5:20 Turtles; 5:25 Hounds and Jackalopes; 5:30 Rabbits
Social time and refreshments at Brixx following the ride.
Personally I will make a game time decision, feel free to leave at the times posted or on your on schedule.

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7301855

See you on the road.
Woody

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WEDNESDAY 3/25 WHITE HOUSE RIDE 5:15 and 5:30

We will ride from the White House trail head the same ride as the last two weeks.  Turtles at 5:15 Jackalopes and Hares at 5:30 .  See you on the road.

20.3 mile ride

Monday, March 23, 2015

TUESDAY RIDE FROM SAM'S

We'll ride the St. Blaise Loop from SAM's Sports Bar on Tuesday evening; 5:30 Turtles; 5:35 Hounds & Jackalopes; 5:40 Rabbits.

Social hour following the ride at SAM's

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7274217


See you there.
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:

Saturday, March 21, 2015

March 22 Sunday Afternoon Ride

From Goodlettsville Publix at 2:15. Route is 37 miles and hillier than last week. However, it can be shortened by cutting out Garrison, and going back via Brinkley Branch. Only one convenience store at 10 mile mark.

Goodlettsville Publix 37 Mile

Friday, March 20, 2015

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

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.  By next week, we should have a site set up on their website where we can go to make reservations.  Or, you can make them by phone.  I have reserved 15 rooms at a cost of $109 per night.  I will post the information for the links to the hotel next week.  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.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Saturday Ride, SCHS at 9 AM

Spring is officially here! Come out to Station Camp High School for the first ride of the season.

35 miles, store at 17

45 miles, store at 24

Recovery at Bluegrass Bar & Grill.

Thursday Ride from BRIXX March 19th

looks like the weather may move out.  We will ride from Brixx.

Turtles at 5:30 and the rest at 5:40.

21.8 libert loop

See you on the road

Mike Knake

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Wednesday Ride, March 18th in White House

RIDE IS STILL ON BUT MAY NEED TO MAKE LAST MINUTE DECISION DUE TO WEATHER.

We will ride from the 31w Greenway Trailhead next to the White House Animal Clinic.

We will follow the same route last week, but will have 2 start times.  The riders who prefer a more moderate pace will leave at 5:30 and those that prefer a more robust pace will leave at 5:40.

As ways, social hour at De Le Paz following g the ride.

See you on the road,

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

Monday, March 16, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Ride from Sam's

ROUTE CHANGE DUE TO CONSTRUCTION-Stop 30 is closed for a few days. 

It is going to be a great evening for a ride.  We will ride from Sam's on Tuesday, March 17th, St. Patty's day.   Green is optional.

Two start times:

Turtles at 5:30PM

Hounds, Jackalopes and Hares at 5:40PM. 

Remember to bring you lights and blinkies. 

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

22 mile Weeping Willow New Hope

18.5 mile Brinkley Branch Sandy Valley



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.



Wednesday, January 14, 2015

NOTICE TO TERMINATE

On Monday 1/12/15, we sent out Notices to Terminate to 29 email addresses that appear to be "dead" as determined by MailChimp tracking.  Since then, we have received 11 requests not to terminate.  That leaves 18 email addresses to be removed.

Please DOUBLE CHECK your email 
to be sure you haven't received a notice from us.  

Some notices went to people who we know are active, but likely we have old email addresses that they don't use.   
On Saturday 1/17/15 we will delete those addresses 
and remove their access to our blog.  

On Sunday 1/18/15, we will issue the January FOGBEE Newsletter to the remaining addresses.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Awesome Spin turnout....Spinning together is the Fogbee way...


GoPro FOGBEE Ride -- From Long Beach CA

To Fogbees,
. . I wanted to thank the Fogbees for a great ride in Joelton on 12/26/14. I thought I would join your club ride while I was visiting in Tennessee. It was a great ride with very friendly and experienced cyclists.
. . Usually, I ride on Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach, California which is flat as a pancake. The Joelton route was just fantastic.
. . Please pass on my thanks to all who rode on 12/26/14. Below is a You Tube Video I made. Can someone post on your you tube page. Mush appreciated. See you next year when I am visiting relatives.
Roger
Lightning Velo Bicycle Club
Long Beach, Ca.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Gloves found on New Years Ride

Body Geometry gloves found in parking lot. Call Doug at 615-431-9821 to claim.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2nd Annual Fogbees New Years Day Ride 10:00

Otherwise known as The No Wimps Ride.

We will ride from Bluegrass Bar and Grille at 10:00AM.   Will try to keep us in the sun. Come freeze your A-- off with us!!

Social hour at Bluegrass following the ride.

33 MIle Route

36 Mile Route

See you on the cold road

Mike Knake

Friday, December 26, 2014

Hendersonville Star News


Picture in the Hendersonville Star News - Friday December 26, 2014.  Nice publicity for the club and, of course, we can always expect Ed to raise the bar on decorating for the ride.

Thanks to everyone who participated and contributed to Gary's Toys for Tots, Tweens, and Teens.

The Chairmen, Bob and Gary, are meeting on January 2'nd with Biker's Choice and several Fogbee leaders to analyze this year's event and decide what can be done to make it so much better next year.  If you have some ideas, comments, or suggestions, send them to Bob and Gary (or contact them to participate in the meeting.)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Guess What I Have - - The new Jerseys!!

The jerseys, jackets and vests have arrived!!  If you call or text me, I can bring yours to spin tonight at the YMCA.  After, I plan to be at Brixx at 8:00 to 9:00 and I will have them in my vehicle.  If you don't know my cell number you can call my Google Voice at  615-431-9821.  Please wait for me to answer.

We will post more pick-up times based on ride times and spin classes or you can call to arrange a rendezvous.  -  Doug

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Love Locks Adorn Drakes Creek Bridge

If you have pedaled over the Drakes Creek bike/ped bridge you will notice a new addition -- dozens of padlocks.  Most of us are clueless as to what it all means, but Hville has just joined an international craze.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/06/140616-locks-bridge-paris-love-river-seine-railing-culture/