Monday, September 16, 2019

Tuesday Sept 16 Station Camp High School

Tuesday Sept 16th from SCHS
Sunset is 6:51PM
Start time will be 5:30PM; if you plan or rolling earlier please post your intentions in the event others may want to join.
Also bring front and rear lights for visibly and in case you get caught after dark.

SCHS Sept Tuesday


Thursday, September 12, 2019

Rider's Choice this Saturday

That's right; you have options this Saturday...

Gran Fondo Gallatin - I expect most of us, including yours truly, will choose this ride starting from the Square at 8 AM and benefiting the Lions Club's Journey for Sight Conservation.
50 km/32 miles
100 km/63 miles
I'm betting we'll recover at nearby Price Street Pizza.

Ride to the Sky - This ride in Cookeville always offers fantastic scenery in areas we don't ride otherwise, followed by a great party with local craft beer, BBQ and live music.
100 miles starting at 7:00 AM CDT
62 miles starting at 7:30 AM CDT
36 miles starting at 8:00 AM CDT

What's your choice?

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Mike and Sherry's Crystal Creek Bed Ride, Thursday, 9/12/19

We will ride from White House High School at the following times:

Slow Pokes 5:30
All others 5:35

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

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

24 Mile Route

Friday, September 6, 2019

Local 9/7/19 Turtle Ride

Tom Benim has put together an easy local 41-miler leaving from Beech HS at 8 AM, tomorrow 9/7/19.  This TURTLE excursion is posted to the Weekday Riders .  The route is

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Don Davis Memorial Middleton Metric Ride, Saturday, 9/7/19, from Shaker Village

The BGLOBs (Bowling Green League of Bicylists) put together a new ride this year to take place of their Tour de Cave Ride.  It starts at the Shaker Village near Auburn KY, but follows a different route then their Shaker Ride in June that is a FOGBEE favorite.

The Middleton Metric is a bittersweet ride.  One of the organizers, Don Davis, was killed while riding his bike a couple of weeks ago.  The ride has been renamed in his memory.


Following the ride, we will just hangout under the big tree.  Bring your favorite drink and a snack.

Don Davis Memorial Middleton Metric

47.8 Mile Route Rest Stop at 21 and 32

Half Metric 34 Miles Rest Stop at 21

Metric Rest Stops at 21 and 45

See you on the road,

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Bill Barton 2nd Annual Titans Bike Ride and Tailgate Party, 9/8/19

Bill is hosting The 2nd Annual Titans Bike Ride and Tailgate Party on 9/8/19 at his beautiful home on the lake.  129 WINDMILL POINTE CIRCLE, HENDERSONVILLE IN WINDSTAR BAY SUBDIVISION BEFORE WALTON FERRY ELEMENTERY.  GOOGLE WANTS TO TAKE YOU TO CIRCLE DRIVE.

For those riding, we will leave his house at 8:00.  Those not riding,  the tailgate starts at 11:30.

Bill is making his world famous brisket and providing 2 kegs of IPA.  One is Hippies and the other Cowboys.  I am sure both will taste great and neither will be less filling.

Post if you will be coming and what side you will bring.

Go Titans!

See you on the road.

Easy 30

Easy 38

Mike and Sherry's Crystal Creek Bed Ride, Wednesday, 9/4/19

We are going to ride on Wednesday this week instead of Thursday.

Start Times:

Slow Pokes: 5:30
All Others 5:40

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

See you on the road,


24 Mile Route

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Beat the Heat

With little relieve from the 90 plus degrees and humidity, hydration is more important than ever.  Tom Benim found a great DIY article relative to sweat, cramps, and electrolyte supplements.  
Sweat, Cramps, and Electrolyte Supplements by Coach Hughes  

We have added it to the FOGBEE website for future reference.  Look under Body Safety.

Friday, August 16, 2019


A 14 day window has been opened with JAKROO to order jerseys.  

 The online store is ready for ordering at:

For all orders placed by: 27/8/2019, Midnight, PST, delivery will be scheduled for: 9/10/2019.   Please let me know if you would like these dates changed.

You pay them directly and they will ship your jersey direct to your house.

Guaranteed Fit Service:  You can use the Guaranteed Fit Service if you haven't tried on or won't have the opportunity to.   Below is a link you can go for determining the right size and to ensure ordering can be done in complete confidence.

I will have the fit kits at the rides Thursday, Saturday and Next Tuesday  I have regular and relaxed fit for men's jerseys in what is called the FONDO.

 Also have sleeves jerseys for the women.  The sleeveless are the same fit as the regular women's jerseys in the FONDO. So if you want a regular jersey, you can try on the sleeveless for fit.

On the jerseys with the sleeves when we get to 6 jerseys the price will drop to $64.  After 25 it drops to $59. It does not matter if we order club, regular men's or women's in  the FONDO jerseys with sleeves, they all go towards the discount.

The sleeveless jersey prices are 2-5 $79, 6-24 $64.

See you on the road,


Thursday, August 15, 2019

eBike Law Information Added to FOGBEE Website

      Last year, I wrote a magazine article about the eBike, featuring Carey Rogers (click here). Those of you who know Carey, know he is the biker's biker.  Co-founder Bike/Walk Tennessee, past VP of Walk/Bike Nashville, co-founder of Nashville Slow Riders, and co-founder of new Bike PAC Safe Streets Campaign..  Carey owns and rides two eBikes
     This year one of the six co-founders of the FOGBEE bike club, Brett Dauer, crossed over to the dark side.  He isn't alone. An eBike is definitely on the radar for several more senior members of the FOGBEES.  It is really hard to pass up having EVERY hill being a downhill ride.  One of the potential cross-overs shared this article, which nearly "seals the deal," Study finds that e-bike riders get as much exercise as riders of regular bikes .

     To help everyone get ready for what appears to be imminent, we have added eBike LAW information on the FOGBEE website (see this link and Bike Law page.) eBikes operate under laws different than those for a pedal bike and can vary significantly by State.  Best to educate yourself before taking the plunge.  Get ready for the Electric Turtles.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

For Rachael (your comment on Saturday ride)

With the appropriate motivation we can put YOU in the driver's, i.e. on top of the ChICKEN


Murfreesboro Bike Club (POSTED at 2PM 8/14/19 on FACEBOOK)

It is with much anguish and a conflicted heart that we inform you that the Executive Board of MBC and the co-directors of the HOT have decided to cancel the 2019 Edition of the HOT 100.

Sarah and I have both been experiencing some major life changes which have prevented us from giving the HOT the attention it needs and since The Murfreesboro Bike Club prides itself in putting on a quality event, not just a bike ride, we have come to realize that this year’s event would not meet our standard.

And I would like to thank all of the committee chairs and volunteers for all the time they have spent getting ready, Thank you! You are greatly appreciated!

If you have registered for the HOT 100, you will receive a full refund within the next few days.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

We're Pedaling to Canada

Well, we already did that.  Bruce detailed the trip in his Crazy Guy on a Bike Journal.  Here is the first part of a three part magazine story about our excursion.  Yes, we are already planning our next BIG week-long bikecations. Where to? Mickelson Trail in South Dakota, Chicago or loop around Lake Michigan, Nova Scotia, or who knows where. They are always great biking adventures not to be missed.

A Large Bale of FOGBEE turtles on Saturday's Ride

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Bruce's Epilogue

Now being the most senior FOGBEE living in Tennessee, I learned in the Lake Champlain tour never to under-estimate the power of youth.  Some of the senior cyclists have even  chosen to reward it with trophies as Bruce notes in his Epilogue just added his Crazy Guy on a Bike journal

These journals are a nice FOGBEE tradition (hint) along with the photos on FOGBEE Shutterfly (see the FOGBEE websites). 

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Membership & Blog Update

We are updating the membership list and access to this blog.  If you did not receive an email on Friday notifying you of the update, we do not have you registered.  Please complete the registration on the Join Us page 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019


We are in the initial stages of placing a FOGBEE Jersey order through Jackroo Customized Jerseys.

Our art work has been sent to them and they are sending me a contract to get some fit kits.

We are going to go with their FONDO regular, relaxed and women's cut fit kits.  As long as we stay in the same style (FONDO) we get a price discount based upon quantity whether regular, relaxed or women's.  The cost for 6-24 is $69.00.  More than 24 is $63.00.

Once everyone decides how many they want, size, etc.  we can set it up where you go onto their website and place your order.  We will have a window of time to do so, which can be from 1-21 days.  Your order will be shipped directly to you.  It will take 2 weeks from the last day of our ordering window for you to receive your jersey.

It is also possible if you want something other than a jersey that you can go on line and order it on your own.  You can order just one thing, but it will cost the single item price.  Here is the link for you to explore their website:    You can even design your own stuff.

Your fashion coordinator,


Red Boiling Springs October 25th - 27th 2019

Plans are in place to ride back to Red Boiling Springs and stay with our good friends Dennis and Debbie at the Armour's Hotel. This three day two night ride will start on Friday October 25th riding from Gallatin (location TBD), riding local from the hotel on Saturday and riding back to Gallatin or your destination on Sunday. There will be a selection of Saturday routes to accommodate all levels, and all days are tour pace.

This has always been a fun weekend for the Fogbees and their wives, we usually have a birthday or two to celebrate and even a wedding last year. Due to the limited number of rooms at the Amours and being such a unique place to stay with great hospitality, atmosphere and awesome home cooked breakfast and dinners, it fills quickly.

We have the entire hotel booked for this weekend and have one room available; room #2 Peach Room - 2 beds - 1 Full size (double) and 1 twin bed. If you are interested in attending this weekend and would like this room please let me know ASAP, no need to call or email Dennis at the hotel. If other rooms become available I will maintain a waiting list on a first come first serve basis.

There are also rooms at the Thomas House just down the road that is within walking distance so you can still join in all the "fun on the porch" at the Armour's along with the dinners and breakfast if you like. To make a reservation at the Thomas House, 520 E. Main Street, Red Boiling Springs call 615-699-3006 there is not a block of rooms.

More info and updates as we get closer to October.
Meet ya on the porch!

Friday, July 12, 2019

Shoe Advice

After a couple years of putting up with numb pinky toes and hot feet, my Sidi's have decided themselves retire (broken buckle...I may have to duct tape the shoe on tomorrow).  I didn't have the same foot issues in my old shoes, so am going to try switching brands.  After some research, have been thinking about the Fizik Infinito or the Specialized S7 (go big or go home...sick of numb toes).  If anyone has tried either shoe (or another model of these brands) and has some advice to share, I would really appreciate it!  Biker's Choice would only order them in to try if I made a 20% down payment, so looks like online will be a better option.  



Saturday, July 6, 2019

Ol' Rusty

Bruce sometimes takes Ol' Rusty to our weekly Octogenarian Lunch.  She sits outside the window in plain view of the group of Fat Retired Old Guys on Bikes (aka FROGBEES) who also have many parts that no longer work well.  She joins in their reminiscence . . .
Read the entire magazine article at

Saturday, June 29, 2019

We're Back from Up North

It is really hard not to love those 75-degree temperatures in Quebec for biking.  It was a great trip. Bruce detailed it in his Crazy Guy on a Bike journal (click here).  Yes, we took LOTS of pictures. For those interested, click here.  Lastly, the trip will be published in three parts in my monthly magazine column starting in August.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Rick's Cigars and BBQ Ride, Saturday, 6/29

Update:  Bring chairs just in case. 

This Saturday, we are going to ride from White House City Park and then grill out at Rick's Cigars in White house following the ride.  Significant others are very welcome to join us after the ride. 

Please post if you plan on coming so we know how much meat to bring.  Bring a side and your favorite after ride drink. I am sure Rick will have your favorite cigar in stock.    Post what you will bring as a side.  Tracie and Mike Short are bringing pasta salad.   Sherry and I will bring the baked beans.  We will have brats and burgers.

Dave Miley will be planning the routes for us.  So watch for a post later in the week as to the route.

See you on the road,


Saturday, June 8, 2019

UpDATE-Chattanooga FOGBEES Trip, Weekend of June 14th-UPDATE

Plans are continuing to come together for the trip to Chattanooga the weekend of June 14th.

Friday:  Arrive.  People will be arriving throughout the day.   So, no specific plans, other than we will go to the Terminal Brewhouse,  next to the Chattanooga ChooChoo Hotel for casual dinner and drinks.

Saturday Night:  Dinner at Table and Tavern, .  Reservation at 5:00PM.

Sunday: possibly do the same Greenway Ride that we rode last year.

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Chattanoogan Hotel.  Your can begin making your reservations through this booking link:
Or by calling 1-800-619-0018 and referencing GROUP ID: 718386.

The room rate is $159 and a one night refundable deposit is required.   Reservations will need to be made by May 15th to get the room rate. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy in order to get a refund on the deposit.  Link to the

Below are the three routes.

Long Route

Mid Distance Route

Short Route 52.3

Watch for more updates.

Your hosts,

Mike and Sherry

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Thank You

Thank you to everyone for your love and support during this past week. I appreciate every word, encouragement, cards, food, visit, acts of kindness, calls, thoughts and every prayer. I remember another time in my life that I did not have my Fogbee family and friends; but this time was much different, I felt your love, support and prayers. I know you had my back and you were pulling me the entire time, and were not about to drop me.
Please continue to keep me, my family and Dylan's sons in your prayers.
Love you all, and may God Bless You my friends!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Lake Champlain

With six bicyclists, we're wrapping up the FINAL plans for the Lake Champlain Bike Tour (12 days).  Find it at

When in Montreal, we'll be joined by members of the Montreal Bike Club, who report to be the first established bike club in North America. Our joint ride will be one of their scheduled activities (Fixtures).

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Supporting Pedals for Paws

Our group helps sponsor and supports Sumner Spay NueterAlliance Pedals for Paws Ride. Another way you can help all year is through your Amazon account.  Sumner Spay Nueter Alliance is registered with Amazon as a charity. By accessing Amazon through this link you can specify them as your charity and Amazon will donate a small portion of every purchase to them.

Sunday, March 10, 2019


A little change up in the scheduled week night rides. 

Tuesday rides will be from Beech or SCHS generally.

We are moving Mike and Sherry's Crystal Creekbed Ride to Thursday nights from White House High School in White House. 

There will be no scheduled Wednesday night rides. 

Woody will be posting Tuesday Rides and I will take care of Thursdays.

Miley will continue to handle Saturdays. 

See you on the road

Mike, Woody and Miley

Monday, February 18, 2019


      Often listed among the top bike routes in the US, the roads and trails around Lake Champlain provide a unique adventure. Starting at Fort Ticonderoga, the FOGBEE Tour group has planned a June 2019 Inn-to-Inn SAG supported excursion up the New York side of Lake Champlain to Montreal and back down the Vermont side to Burlington The eight-day bike tour is on almost flat routes running along the edge of the lake and offers many opportunities to spot Champy.   

      The complete recently REVISED plans and costs are at .  If you are interested in joining us, drop me a note at and subscribe to the trip email.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Used bike wanted

I have a friend that is wanting to get into cycling and is looking for a used bike, approx 56” maybe less. Let me know if you know someone that is looking to sell or has one.
Woody 615-887-6382