Friday, August 29, 2014

Local Ride Saturday @ 8:00 from Station Camp HS

For those who aren't going to Clarksville, I am working on mapping a 45 mile route.  There should be some options for shortening or lengthening the ride.  Refreshments at Sams Sports Bar after the ride.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Monday, Sept 1st, Labor Day, 8am (RidgeTop/Joelton/Coopertown)

8am start from Ridgetop TN Station Park, 1954 Woodruff Ave (just off Hwy 257)


Throwing this out there as the Labor Day Ride for those not working Monday & want to grab some awesome miles in an area not often explored, & it's nearby/easily accessible.

49miles (route below).  No good shortcuts on this routing to make it less lengthy (Sorry!)

There are store stops at approximately mile14 (Joelton) & mile37 (Coopertown).

This is not a high speed event due to tricky downhills and scattered sudden stop signs. There's plenty of climbing (2740 ft).  Expect @15mph pace, w stops for regrouping.

Would like to finish well before noon...  Totally open to starting earlier if people agree.

Post-Ride refreshments will be group concensus, but I'm thinking ICE CREAM!!
Feel free to post up w any ideas for an after-ride gathering.

Hope this works for most people.  THANKS ~ KAISER

WIne Ride/Mark Holcomb Birthday Ride, Saturday, Sept 6th

The Wine Ride was such a success earlier this year there have been a number of requests to do another Wine Ride. So, we are going to celebrate Mark Holcomb's 60th birthday with a Wine Ride on Saturday, Sept 6th.

The cost is $20 per person and includeds a lunch and the wine tasting. We need to have a head count as soon as possible.  So, please respond quickly as to whether you are going to take part in the lunch and wine tasting.

The ride is open to those that don't necassarly want to take part in the wine tasting.  In fact, we may have a grille out at the vineyard for those that don't want to take part in the wine tasting.

When you respond, please advise whether you want to take part in the wine tasting or not.

The wind tasting is at the Chateau Ross Vineyard and Winery 5823 Fulton Road
Springfield, TN 37172

Mike Knake

Here's a link to May's Ride that has the routes used then

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ride from Brixx, Thursday, Aug 28th

Usual start times.
5:30 Turrles
5:44 Hounds, Jackalopes and Hares

I won't be able to ride tomorrow.  So, those that do,  please step up to be ride leaders.

Easy route due to heat and the Sunrise ride Saturday.  The Neal's/Liberty Loop with the option of adding the St Blaise Loop.  Links to the routes will be posted in the morning.

See you on the road.

Mike Knake

Saturday is the Sunrise Century

Who's going to Clarksville for the Sunrise Century? How far are you riding? Post your intentions here and make plans with other Fogbees. Although the "official" start times are 7 AM for the Century and 8 AM for the Metric, you can start anytime, 7 or after, regardless of mileage.

Considering the weather forecast, the earlier the start the better. Temperatures and wind will increase steadily in the morning to upper 80s and 15 MPH by noon. There's a slight chance for light rain, mainly after 1 PM.

I plan to start at 7 and am leaning toward the metric. The nice thing about the route is you can ride 40 miles and see how you feel before you have to decide between the Century and the Metric.

Thurs Aug 28th, 16mi at 6:16pm ... aka 'Beat the Heat' ride

Offering this up to those not so crazy about the extreme heat, but still want to ride just enough to have an excuse to join the Brixx crew and drink a beer (or two!)

6:16pm, Thursday, Aug 28th, 16miles, start from rear parking lot down near Brixx.

I did this route last week (thurs) & it took about an hour. Not as much sun baking down.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mike and Sherry's Excellent Crystal Creek Bed Ride, Wednesday, Aug 27th

We will ride from the Greenway Trailhead on 31W next to the White House Veterinary Clinic at 5:45.  Post ride fellowship will be at De La Paz.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Monday, August 25, 2014


I found out today that some people don't know that the FOGBEES have a YouTube page.  Well we do and it has 30 videos.  The link is in the sidebar, but just in case it escapes you, here is the link

Tuesday Ride From Sam's, August 26th

Ride from Sam's at 5:45 and 5:30 on Tuesday, August 26th. 
5:30 Turtles
5:45 Hounds, Jackalopes and Hares

Below is the route.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

26 Mile Route - Happy Hollow - Hogans - Sandy Valley

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sunday, Aug 24th, 730am, Recovery Ride from Panera

Sunday, August 24th, 730am wheels down, very casual relaxed pace. Park/meet at Texas Roadhouse next door to Panera. Think "Bagels".

You can also see the ride route from the Fogbees Facebook page (in comments)

Hope to see you out there ~ Kaiser

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A really Flat and Straight Event

Here is a bike event that features 18 miles, zero hills, and only one dogleg turn. It is probably also the coldest ride you might wish to do. Bring your fat tire bike with studded tires.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Saturday Ride, 7 AM at Station Camp HS

Even if you're not riding the HOT 100 in Lascassas, any ride this Saturday will be HOT. Because of the heat, many have requested starting at 7 AM (sorry Gary, the peloton rules). So start hydrating Friday, come out early Saturday and pick one of these routes.

43 miles, store at 21
58 miles, store at 25

Ride from Briss, Thursday, August 21st

We will ride at 5:30 and 5:45PM from Brixx. Hopefully no rain. Below is the route.

Sandy Valle - New Hope - Garrison 28.1 miles

See you on the road.

Mike Knake

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


As the sun is setting ealier, the ride will start at 5:45pm.   Mike Short will be leading the ride. 

Please be sure to bring your headlights and blinkies.

Be safe and see you on the road.

Mike Knake

Monday, August 18, 2014

Tuesday Ride From Sam's, August 19th

The rides will start at 5:30 and 5:45PM.  The sun set at 7:32PM on Tuesday.  So, be sure to bring your headlights and blinkies. Hopefully, you will get a ride in.  I will be out of town - again.  Below is the route.

Be safe and see you on the road.

Mike Knake

Sandy Valley - Hogans - Happey Hollow

Friday, August 15, 2014

Saturday Ride, Bethpage at 8 AM

If you're not going to one of the charity rides this Saturday, join us at the Water Utility office at US 31E and Mt. Vernon Road in Bethpage for a fun, scenic ride into Trousdale and Macon counties, including beautiful Drury Ridge.

Store at mile 39 in Westmoreland.

46 Miles
52 Miles
62 Miles

Road Advisory: Old 52 from mile 34 - 39 is quite rough in spots. If you prefer a smooth ride on a highway shoulder, stay on TN-52. You will also find a store a little sooner, at mile 36. Once in Westmoreland, rejoin the 46 mile route by turning left on Old 31E, or for the 52 or 62 mile routes turn right on Old 31E, go one block, then left on Austin Peay.

For recovery, two options in Gallatin are proposed: Dos Margaritas or Ricardo's. We'll decide which at the 8 AM start.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

HAs anyone booked hotels for Jack & Back?

Friday, August 8, 2014

Sample packs from Enzo's at the BRASS ride tomorrow.

For all of our friends riding the BRASS ride tomorrow morning, we have a special treat from Enzo's. They graciously donated a giant bag of sample Buttonhole chamois cream for the riders to test out tomorrow on the ride. We will have packets available to give away at the ride start so make sure you come grab a pack or two before you venture out on your BRASS ride tomorrow morning!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Fogbee takeover!

After a great Tuesday night ride about 25 Fogbees took over Sams outside area. It was a super night of riding, socializing and merriment. .....

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Bugg Hollow - BEE CAREFUL

For those who haven't been along Bugg Hollow lately, please be aware of an extended gravel section about a mile from the 109 junction.  It adds a little extra leg-work going up, but coming down it can be very dangerous if you are flying and aren't expecting it. 

Ride safe and bee careful


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Pool Party August 2nd

It is once again that time of year.  
We will be having the 6th Annual Fogbee pool party following our August 2nd ride.  

After the ride we will have lunch and an afternoon of swimming.

Monday, July 28, 2014

A Nice Way to Start this Saturday (8/2/14)

HI guys, Please let the rest of the Fogbee's know that I still have 4 Senior bike course openings usually reserved for Fogbee Volunteers (ie…done first) (stationary spots…no riding required)

Would like to give these last four Senior Bike spots to Fogbee's. :)


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

25mm Tires Beat 23mm - Report on

The skinnier and higher pressure the tires, the faster the bike, right? Well, no, actually. Speed comes down to a variety of factors, and even many pro road riders these days are choosing wider rubber for training and racing.