Monday, September 22, 2014

Tuesday Ride from Sam's, Sept 23rd

We will ride from Sam's.
5:20 Turtles, Hounds and Jackalopes
5.20 Hares

21.7 Mile Route

23.2 Mile Route

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Yellowstone and Grand Tetons

The 500-mile Grand Tetons and Yellowstone bike ride exceeded everyone's expectations by a considerable margin.  The 17.5 GB and nearly 4000 pictures and videos attest to how spectacular our 9-day ride was.  We have since opened our planning website to the public at .  It will take a while longer to digest the photos and videos for sharing.
We have, however, three awards for our trip.  King of the Mountain goes to Andrew, who was the first to climb the 9500-foot plus Teton and Dunraven passes without gasping for oxygen and then make the ten-mile downhill harrowing descents without launching himself off a cliff. The EFI goes to Anne and Ben Cowan who never allowed anything to stand in their way to riding Every Fantastic Inch of our route.  The Ultimate Tourist goes to Dean who with boundless energy never missed any tourist attraction along the route.;

Friday, September 19, 2014

Saturday, 9/20 - Gran Fondo Gallatin & Brewfest at the Barn

Saturday brings a couple local charity events with FOGBees written all over them: a bike ride and a craft beer festival.
Gran Fondo Gallatin, benefiting the Lions Club, starts from the Gallatin Square at 8 AM. The ride is supported by Biker's Choice and is the last in their 2014 Gran Tour Series.
After the ride you can head over to Brewfest at the Barn -  the Comer Barn, that is, on the Sumner County Convention and Visitors Bureau property, 2310 Nashville Pike/US 31E near Shutes Lane. Brewfest benefits the Hendersonville Rotary Club, runs from 11 AM - 4 PM and offers beer-friendly food as well. Buy your ticket in advance online and save $10.

Saturday Local Ride 8:30 from Beech

Multiple club members requested a local ride, so here it is, with an extra 30 min of rest!  A 45 miler was the request but my map ended up at 51.  It is fairly flat with only 2100 ft of climb.  Post ride at Sams or you can go to the Brewfest.  Rest stop and store at 27 miles.

51 mile Orlinda Loop

Another Saturday 9/20 Option: Sunrise / CRAM 100

Looks to be great weather Saturday, perfect for a 100 miler on the Sunrise / CRAM course. If you have never done a century but want to, this is the one to do. There are markets at miles 29, 45, 60, and 85. The plan? Meet in Goodlettsville, in the K-mart parking lot, at 6am. We will leave from Rossview High School, 1237 Rossview Rd, Clarksville, TN 37043

Sunrise / CRAM 100

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Thursday/Josh Cook BIrthday Ride, Sept 18th from BRIXX

Come celebrate Josh Cook's 33rd birthday Thursday night with a ride and drinks following at BRIXX.

Ride Times:
5:20 Turtles, Hounds and Jackalopes
5:30 Hares

Route will be posted.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Crystal Creek Bee Ride Wednesday Sept 17

This will probably be our last Wednesday ride this year.  We will ride at 5:30 from the usual spot followed by food and drink at the usual spot.  (The usual start is  at the greenway trailhead on 31w in White House TN next to the White House Animal Clinic located at 2950 31W.

See you on the road.

The Usual Guy

Monday, September 15, 2014

Tuesday Ride From Sam's, Sept 16th

Sun sets at 6:53 on Tuesday.

Ride times will be:
5:20 Turtles, Hounds and Jackalopes
5:30 Hares

Remember to bring your headlights and blinkies in case you get stuck out after dark.

Below is the route.

See you on the road.

Mike Knake

23.8 Miles

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

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.

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.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

RAGBRAI Gone Quiet. Last Photo. Jersey Change

Oh crap! Where's my tent?

Report from Mike Knake at 7:45P, 7/22/14.  All 12 FOGBEES did 108 miles today! All are doing well, but the cell phone service is jammed.  They can't get any pictures out.  Will be near larger town tomorrow and expect to be able to send everything then.  So, stay tuned.