Sunday, May 24, 2015

Arnold Palmer Extreme

Anyone who know David Shumaker knows the following picture needs no caption

Memorial Day Ride, Bethpage @ 8 AM

If you think one of the nice things about a holiday is the chance for a bonus ride, come out to Bethpage. I'm rolling the dice that the weather will be more cooperative to the east, but check back by 7 AM Monday morning for updates. 

We'll start from the Water Utility office at US-31E and Mt. Vernon Road. These routes are the same for the first 39 miles, letting you decide then how long to go. Mile 39 is also where you will find the first store, so bring enough food and drink to get that far. (Although, we have lucked out before finding rest rooms and cold water at the Macon County Fairgrounds at mile 27, but no guarantees.)

As for post-ride recovery, let's gauge interest at the ride start and pick a spot.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

CRAM is the Saturday Ride, 7 AM, Clarksville

As with every Memorial Day Weekend, we will Bike the CRAM. Fast course, cool weather...the makings of a memorable ride. Come enjoy!

Follow Nashville to New York Tour

Follow the Nashville to Newark Tour on their website . (This link is also in the right sidebar of this blog). They are sending me pictures as they travel and I am re-posting on the tour website.  For example, you can find Day #1 pictures by going to their blog, clicking on the 2KNOX Menu Tab, and looking for PICTURES below Day #1 route image.  Click on the PICTURES link.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Thursday Ride From Brixx

Thursday ride from Brixx parking lot. Social hour at Brixx after the ride.
5:25 Turtles
5:35 Hounds
5:45 Hares

Two routes available.
25.6 Liberty Neals St Blaise

21.3 Liberty Neals


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Really Unacceptable service tonight at Sams Sports Bar and Grill

All- We used to start all our rides at Sams Sports Bar and Grill.   In the last year, we have moved our Thursday night ride to Brixx and Saturday to other restaurants like Bluegrass.

Tonight should have been embarrassing for Sams Sports Bar and Grill as Marsh and I arrived at 6:45, and at 8:02 had still not been approached for our second drink and no food order.  Our waiter snapped at Mike Knake that he didn't seem to understand that they were busy (after waiting an hour and 15 minutes.)  I asked for the manager, and he was in my terms "Totally Useless" even defending the waiter as one of the best.  He also chastised Mike for raising his voice at the waiter.   He failed to apologize for the service level or do anything about it.  Marsha was so pissed she just left.  We had 23 patrons there tonight and got treated like crap!!

If you feel the same way about our service tonight, please go to the Sams website and send them a complaint telling about your lousy experience.  I also mentioned in my complaint that not only the club patronizing, but all the business customers I have brought there for lunch or dinner.  If I don't get a good answer, we may ride from their parking lot, but I may not spend my money there!!

Forward this blog post to all you think need to know!

Mike and Sherry's Excellent Crystal Creek Bed Ride, Wednesday, May 20th

Tim Algood will be leading the rides Wednesday Night.  Ride followed by social hour at De La Paz.

Ride Times:
5:30 Moderate Pace
5:40 Not So Moderate Pace

See you on the road.
Mike Knake

27 Mile Route

Monday, May 18, 2015

Tuesday Routes from Sam's

A few of us doing the N2N want to do a short ride and get back to Sam's in time to occupy a few tables outside before we meet at 7:30 pm.  A longer ride is posted for those wanting more.

Turtles and other short riders start 5:15

Hares and Hounds start at 5:30

15 mile route

25 mile route


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Chattanoog Weekend Trip - Update - Bike Routes, Attendees and Other Good Stuff

June 26th is quickly coming up.  There are still rooms available for anyone who wishes go.  Call the hotel and let them know you are with the FOGBEES when making your reservation.

Please post a comment if you decide to join us and make a reservation.

Link for the hotel:
Phone #:  423-266-4121

We have 14 riders going so far and 9 spouses:

Email: for a list of participants.

 I have been working on the routes and this is what I have come up with.  Bruce provide me a book of great routes, one of which partially followed the ironman trail.  I have combined the 2 to come up with a more scenic route. 

58 Mile Route

71 Mile Route

Link to where we will have lunch and a beer on the ride:

Link to Mountain Home Country Store at historic Mountain Home Farms (long route only)

Points of Interest in Chattanooga
Bluffview Art District
World of Beer
The Tennessee Aquarium
The Shoppes at Warehouse Row
DeBarge Vineyards and Winery

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Why Retired Old Turtles Always Stop for ICE CREAM

Some have wondered why the RETIRED OLD TURTLES always end their rides with a stop for ICE CREAM.  Below is the best explanation I have found thus far

One day I had lunch with some old friends. Jim, a short, balding turtle bicyclist type, about 85-years old, came along with them; all in all, it was a pleasant bunch.

When the menus were presented, my friends and I ordered salads, sandwiches, and soups, except for Jim who said, "A large piece of home-made apple pie, heated please."

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Help Request - W/B Nashville

Hi Local Club Leaders/Riders!
Happy Bike Month!

We're looking for a few more experienced riders to help lead and sweep the Tour de Nash this year, and I thought of you all! We're looking for 2 more leaders for our 30 mile route (the Gran Tour) and an additional sweep for the Metric Century route.

If you are interested, or if you know anyone in your clubs/teams that are interested, please send them my way! Sweeps and leads of course ride for free and will have our eternal thanks (in addition to a tshirt).

And I also wanted to invite you all to join Team Nashville in the National Bike Challenge ( We've challenged Memphis and Chattanooga to see how many riders and miles we can log per resident. It would be AWESOME to have some of our local club teams join us. We'll also have prizes and awards for the local riders and teams who log the most points. Yay for competition!

Nora Kern, Program Coordinator
Education & Advocacy
w: (615) 933-8261
c: (615) 260-1988


Thursday, April 30, 2015

I have converted the Vol State routes to .tcx from Ride With GPS if this works better for you than the Map My Ride GPX files.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Spring Jersey Order

LG is sending us fit kits this week for Short Sleeve Jerseys, Sleeveless Jerseys and Vests.   We will have fittings over the next couple of weeks after the rides in case you are interested.  They should arrive Wednesday. So, our first fitting will hopefully be Wednesday in White House following Mike and Sherry's Excellent Crystal Creek Bed Ride.  Thursday's fitting will be at Brixx.  Saturday's fitting will be at Bluegrass Bar and Grille following the Vol State Ride.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bruce Makes Cover of Indian Lake Peninsula Magazine

The May issue of the Indian lake Peninsula Magazine will issue in about a month.  The cover story is about Bruce Day and his bike touring.  Dave Shumaker and Bruce often share the story about their Warm Showers visit in Gainesboro TN.  Bruce was caught helping out with the family chores.  I uploaded a copy to Google Drive.  His story is on the inside.  Click Here for a copy of the magazine

Monday, April 20, 2015

     Marathon Support Cyclists - - - 

2 more riders needed .... as of 4/20/2015 .......   

If you're available  Saturday, April 25th and want a cycling challenge. I need folks to be support cyclists for the elite runners at the country music marathon.  You  get the chance to ride the streets of nashville without fear of being used for traction by cars.  We meet at titan stadium ~6am and then all ride to the marathon starting line. We will be briefed by the race director, given our assignments and when the race starts we take off and pick up our assigned runner.  After your assignment finishes the race  you are free to leave or ride back through the course and look for folks having problems. It's a unique cycling experience. I have usually been done with the half marathon by 8:10 am,  and the full by 9:30 am

 Email Curtis  615 516 9869

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Plans for Bryan

Family and Friends:
There will be a memorial service for Bryan Kortness at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, TN, on Friday, April 10th. Visitation will take place 1pm-3pm with the memorial service beginning at 3pm.

A Memorial fund has been set up with his Leslie's permission at 
David Hardin

Bryan Kortness was an inspiration, a jokester, and a lover of all things bikes!! One interaction with him and it was obvious how much he knew about cycling of all kinds, and the passion he had for it! His enthusiasm and positive attitude were contagious, to both new and experienced riders, the first time buyer or longtime bike enthusiast.

The outpouring on social media sites has been amazing! After speaking with Leslie, she mentioned that his mom (nor Teagan) are on social media. That being said…we’d like to put together a bound book that we can give to both of them.

We need your stories, your pictures, the “Bryan-isms” that you are willing to share. Thank you in advance for your contributions. If anyone would be interested in a copy of the book when it is complete, please let me know that too and we'll get pricing.

All items can be sent to me at:

I will try to send out weekly reminders… The target deadline to submit will be by May 10th. Please share this with anyone who may wish to contribute.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Mike and Sherry's Excellent Crystal Creekbed Ride, April 8th

With a little help from Mother Nature we may get a ride in.

We will ride from the Greenway Trailhead on 31W in White House next to the WH Animal Clinic followed by social hour at De La Pa.

Ride times:
Turtles: 5:20
All others 5.30

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

Monday, April 6, 2015

In Memory of Bryan

Several people have proposed having a memorial ride for Bryan.  David Hardin is setting up a ride and a fund in memory of Bryan and working closely with his family.  He will be announcing his plans shortly.  We'll share as David tells us more.

Bryan's Ride

Tom, FYI if you did not know:
Tomorrow night, depending on weather, we will have our usual Monday night pizza ride at Painturo's pizza in Goodlettsville at 6:20. The first 5 miles will be in silence for our loss of Bryan Kortness. Then after the ride telling stories of our great friend over pizza and beer.
Brian Wray

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Bryan Kortness

We are deeply sadden by the loss of a great FOGBEE friend.  His enthusiasm and leadership was an inspiration to all.  Bryan died this afternoon while riding his bike.  We will all miss him.  We offer our best wishes and support to Leslie and Teagen.

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

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:

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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

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
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

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