Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Thursday 4/27 Ride From Station Camp High School

We will ride at the following times from Station Camp High School:

5:30  Turtles 13-15 mph

5:35  Hounds and Jackalopes 16-17 mph

5:40  Hares 18+ mph
Select your group and start at the times shown to prevent one mass exit.

21.3 Neals Liberty Post Office and back

Be sure to bring your headlights and blinkies in case you get caught out after dark

Refreshments and social hour at Brixx Pizza following the ride.
(I will not be riding Thursday night)

See you on the road

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Mike and Sherry's Crystal Creek Bed Ride, Wednesday, 4/26/17

We will ride from the Greenway Trailhead on 31W in White House next to the White House Animal Clinic at the following time:

5:35 Slowpokes  13-16 mph  (Doug, don't leave early. Wait for the other Slowpokes.)
5:45 Non Slowpokes 16+ mph

Social Hour at De La Paz following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

23. mile route

Monday, April 24, 2017

Tuesday Ride, 4/25/17, from Madison Creek Elementary

We will ride at the following times:

5:35 Turtles 13-15 mph
5:40 Hounds and Jackalopes 15-17 mph
5:45 Hares 18+ mph

Social Hour at Sam's following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

23.2 Mile Route

Friday, April 21, 2017



We might have better luck riding south of Nashville tomorrow.  The storms might skirt by to the north.

So, we will ride from Franklin, TN.  Meet up in the parking lot in front of Goodwill Industries near Moab Bicycle Chop on Del Rio Pike.

Ride time is 9:00AM.  Watch the blog in the morning to see if the ride will be cancelled/delayed/moved.

Recovery will be at Cool Springs Brewery.

See you on the road,

Mike and Woody

49 mile route

38 mile route

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Kid's Triathlon Needs Help

In past years, FOGBEES have helped with the Kids Triathlon,  but so many of the FOGBEES who used to help no longer ride and the Heat NEEDS help.  Volunteers get a great t-shirt and a lot of personal satisfaction for a couple of hours of work.
The 13th Annual HEAT kids triathlon is being held on Saturday August 5th 2017.  We would really appreciate your help.   Please respond to this email if you are available, or if you know of anyone else who would like to help us.  There are various positions available on Saturday for marshaling (run and bike course), transition help, finish line help, registration (also a few spots left for Friday night registration), body marking and others.  If you have a preference, please indicate where you would like to be placed and we will do our best to position you in your choice.  Please, also let us know what T shirt size you would like.   Looking forward to another great HEAT kids triathlon.  We all know how much the kids love this event. 
Thanks so much.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Thursday 4/20 Ride From Station Camp High School

We will ride at the following times from Station Camp High School:

5:30  Turtles 13-15 mph
5:35  Hounds and Jackalopes 16-17 mph
5:40  Hares 18+ mph

Be sure to bring your headlights and blinkies in case you get caught out after dark

22 Mile Route

You can cut this short by taking a left at the end of Collier then a right on Liberty over to Upper Station Camp or a left on Neals and back to LHP.

Refreshments and social hour at Brixx Pizza following the ride.


Mike and Sherry's Excellent Crystal Creek Bed Ride, Wednesday, 4/19/17

We will ride at the following times:

5:35  Slow Pokes 13-16 mph
5:45  Non Slow Pokes 17+mph

Social Hour at De La Paz following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

22.5 miles

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Saturday Ride 4/22 Franklin KY "Square to Square" Ride

This ride is now official for Saturday in Franklin KY; lets have a Fogbee swarm it should be a blast! There are 22, 46 and 62 mile routes. See below and post your thoughts here or on the Fogbees - North TN & Kentucky Facebook page (you can use the link above). I'm sure there will be a local option but this would be a great ride in south central KY with  beautiful scenery, country roads and great pavement.


About This Activity

Charity ride benefiting Simpson County Literacy Center and held in conjunction with the SOKY Earth Day Festival.  Newly established routes in Simpson county.  Beautiful country roads with great pavement.  Rolling Hills, with just one or two more difficult hills on the 62 and 46 mile routes.
All proceeds from the ride will benefit the Simpson County Literacy Center, an adult education center in Franklin that "Lifts up lives through learning." You can learn more about Simpson County Literacy at
The routes will be clearly marked with spray paint directions and/or signs. If you wish to view the route maps, you can see each route distance off of this page:
Those registering before April 10 will receive a t-shirt - those registering on April 10 or afterward will receive a t-shirt on a first come, first served basis.
We will offer SAG stops every ~10 miles for the 32, 46 and 62 mile routes with food and drinks, and a single stop on the 12 mile route.

Event details and schedule

Schedule: 62, and 46  @8:00am, 22, and 12  mile start after
Parking:  Park on or around the Square. There are larger parking lots at the corner of High and Cedar St, and High and Madison St.


Monday, April 17, 2017

RIDE CANCELLED - Tuesday Ride, April 18th from Madison Creek Elementary



We will ride from Madison Creek Elementary at the following times:

5:35 Turtles 13-15 mph
5:40 Hounds and Jackalopes 16-18 mph
5:45 Hares 18 + mph

Social Hour at Sam's following the ride.

See you on the road.,

Mike Knake

23 Mile Route

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Thursday 4/13 Ride from Beech High School

We will ride at the following times:

5:30 Turtles 13-15 mph
5:35  Hounds and Jackalopes 16-17 mph
5:40 Hares 18+ mph

Be sure to bring your headlights and blinkies in case you get caught out after dark.

Weeknight 21.8

Social time recovery at Brixx Pizza (Streets of Indian Lake)
I will not be riding (helping with P4P packet pick up)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Pedals for Paws Saturday April 15th

Reminder that Pedals for Paws is this weekend.  The FOGBEES have played a major role in organizing the event this year. Note the big FOGBEE logo on the T-Shirts.

A number of people have volunteered to help organize and staff the event.  Thanks to all of them.

Looks like it is going to be slightly warmer than last year. Pray for no rain.

Let's have a big FOGBEE turn out this weekend.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Monday, April 3, 2017

Anyone wanting to order Jerseys?

Testing the waters - anyone wanting to order jerseys this year?  We will probably limit the order to just our short sleeve jerseys from LG.

Post your interest

See you on the road,


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Bike and Build for Affordable Housing

Hello Fogbee Friends,

Kellie here! For anyone who hasn't heard the news yet, about two months from now I will be cycling for three weeks and over 800 miles from Bar Harbor, Maine to New York City, New York to raise awareness for the affordable housing cause and helping to construct affordable homes along the way. I will be doing this with an organization called Bike and Build which benefits affordable housing and empowers young adults for a lifetime of service and civic engagement.through service oriented cycling trips.

To make this possible, I need to reach a minimum fundraising goal of $2,400. All proceeds go towards the affordable housing cause and our mission to raise awareness and build affordable housing for families and individuals in need! To donate towards this cause and read my rider biography, you can copy and paste the link below in your browser.
I'm currently about 18% of the way towards reaching my fundraising minimum and have a ways to go with reaching this goal, so ANY donations of any amount are enormously appreciated!  To all of you who have already made a contribution to support my mission with this cause, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

To everyone, ride safe and have a wonderful day! :)


For Sale: Garmin Edge 810 and Edge 500

I have for sale two bike computers...

Garmin Edge 810, brand new never been booted, still has the plastic on the screen: $225 SOLD

Garmin Edge 500, 3 or 4 years old but still a good computer: $100

Reach out at 615.218-2713 or if interested.

Thanks, Jeff

Monday, March 20, 2017

BikeGuard: Stolen Bike Recovery

Hello all!

Did you know that our officer friends with the Hendersonville Police Department establish a work relationship with BikeGuard, a FREE online Bike Registry, that allows cyclists to record their bicycles as stolen in a national database in the unfortunate case of a theft?

I know that all of us love our bikes very much and we ALWAYS take care to lock our bikes up properly when we leave them unattended with our vehicles, but in the unlikely but possible occurrence that one of our beloved bikes is swiped from us, this is a good back up plan to increase the chances of our bikes being recovered and returned to us.

How it works:  You simply go to, register with the site, enter the details about your bike, and click REGISTER.  Once you've done this, you can go to the tab on the top right hand corner that says "My Account", click on it, scroll down, and click "Request Free Bike Tags".  From there you can request bike tags that will be mailed to you in 8 to 10 business days completely free.  The 'tag' is actually a sticker/decal that you can stick on your bike somewhere discreet like under the down tube or underneath your saddle. They will send you THREE of these tags for each of your bikes, and a simple scan of this tag will direct police (or a nice individual who unknowingly bought your stolen bike) to your BikeGuard account.   I just registered my bike and it was super quick and easy.

Your bike will be given its own page that you can choose to either make public or private, kind of like a facebook page.  From here you can:
  • Get a proof of registration print out
  • Mark your bike as stolen
  • Change your bike's owner
  • Edit your bike's info
  • Remove your bike's page
If you are extremely diligent when it comes to looking after your bike and you really REALLY hope you never need to use a recovery registry like this one, but you still want more information to consider signing up, I have shared some links below!  If you can't click on them, just copy and paste them in your browser.


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tires for Sale

I have two sets of new Continental tires for sale.  I decided to roll with a wider tire after I purchased these.  They have never been mounted or used.

Set 1: Continental Grand Prix 4000S II Folding Road Tire 700x25 black wall.  $66 for the pair.
Set 2: Continental Grand Prix 4000S II Folding Road Tire 700x25 Reflex (white reflective stripe on sidewall).  $74 for the pair.

Send me a text or post a reply if interested.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Fogbee Vest for Sale

I have a FOGBEE Vest up for sale. It is brand new.  The size says small, but it fits like a medium. Sale price is $89.

If you are interested, please post or text me at 615-714-3947.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Friendly bike computer reminder

For those of you that may have gotten new bikes over this bitter cold winter....or maybe new wheels or tires.  Your bike computer is most likely not calibrated with the correct tire size anymore.  Don't let your miles or average speed suffer.  Update your wheel size circumference before it gets warm and sweaty outside.
From Garmin's user manual:
700c x 23c   2096
700c x 25c   2105
700c x 28c   2136

If you need another size reference here:

Monday, February 20, 2017

Fogbee Hats - reminder

I have had a couple of people ask about getting a Fogbee Hat. I set this up so any future orders is as  easy as stopping by Ink N' Screens in White House and talk to Yvonne. I have a link to their website below. They have the artwork and many styles of hats to choose from.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Fogbee Night - Predators/Oilers

Tracie and I being the LONGTIME hockey fans that we are, get extra tickets to some games each year. This year we have (10) extra tickets that we would love to share with our Fogbee family and have chosen a game against the Edmonton Oilers next Thursday night February 2nd. If you would like to go, just comment and the first (9) people are in! Just let us know how many tickets you want. (Woody has the first one)!

Monday, January 23, 2017

2017 Cycle North Carolina Mountain Ride


 2017 Cycle North Carolina Mountain Ride

Bryson City, NC  August 5 & 6, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

ISO parts for bike build

I am building a Jamis ICON Elite and need a 100mm stem, 44cm bars, and a seatpost. If you have these parts and are not using them please contact me at

RagBrai 2017!

Any iterest in RagBrai this year?  Dates are July 23-29 and they are posting the route this weekend.  Charlene Alcorn from HEAT is setting up a group account on the RagBrai website...I'm in and looking for Fogbees to join :)

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Cycling shoe recommendations

Looking for suggestions on new cycling shoes, please.  Unfortunately Ira and I skidded out on a corner coming home from White House yesterday...both of us are generally OK (road rash and stiff!), but the new Assos shorts from Santa and my shoes are both toast.  What shoes are best for year round riding (cool in the summer and potentially insert for the winter), comfortable, etc.  

Thanks and appreciate any tips

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Cycleops fluid Trainer for sale

I'm posting this for my Father-in-law.  This is a very slightly used Cycleops Fluid trainer.  I think he used it once or twice.  It's just the trainer, no skewer or front block.  If you or someone you know is looking to get some miles in during the cold winter months contact me.  He's looking for around $150.


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Cell Phone Coverage Question

Hey all, Tammy and I are looking at changing our cell provider and would like feedback from you guys and gals, specifically your Sprint coverage in all the places we ride. We really get in the boonies sometimes, and I want to see if Sprint has said boonies covered. Thanks, your comments are appreciated.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Bryan's Ride

Click on this link to view article in the Indian Lake Peninsula Living magazine about the October 2016 UNITY Ride

Friday, December 9, 2016

C H R I S T M A S  L I G H T S  R I D E
and C H R I S T M A S Y
DEC 10, 2016
Start Time 5:30pm On The Red Nose

It is going to be a cool ride(pun intended) Saturday night.  So dress warm.  Don't let the weather keep you from coming out.  This is a fun ride.

Please be ready to ride at 5:15.  We will want to get some pictures before the ride and NEED TO START AT 5:30 PM as the Hendersonville PD will be escorting us.  If you get there late, you can catch up with us on the route at one of the stops, Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart, Streets of Indian Lake.

The Christmas Party is at Bluegrass Bar and Grille immediately following the ride.  Spouses, significant others are invited to come join us for the party.

Even if you can't ride, come join us for the Christmas Party.

Thank you to everyone who has donated a gift for the Hendersonville PD Santa Cop program.

Below is the link for the route.

Christmas Lights Ride Route

See you on the road,

Santa and Buddy the Elf