Monday, January 23, 2017

Tuesday Evening Ride in Nashville 1/24/17

Anybody interested in doing a night ride in Nashville tomorrow night?

Weather looks good!

Ride from Nissan Stadium at 5:30 - 5:45 for a 20 - 22 mile ride out to Shelby park and back & Metro Center and back.

More fun than a trainer!

Stadium Security advised to park in Lot R by the walking bridge. Close gates on other lots beginning at 6 p.m.

2017 Cycle North Carolina Mountain Ride


 2017 Cycle North Carolina Mountain Ride


Bryson City, NC  August 5 & 6, 2017


     Bryson City, NC - just an hour west of Asheville and three hours north of Atlanta, this quaint mountain town provides a perfect setting for yet, another great Cycle North Carolina Mountain Ride weekend.  Join us August 5 & 6 for a weekend full of amazing road biking and endless opportunities to "play outside."  Go white water rafting on the Nantahala River, mountain biking at Tsali Recreation Park, fly through the treetops at some of the areas famous zip-line canopy tours, take a ride on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad or hike to some of the most pristine waterfalls in Western North Carolina. 
     The Bryson City area will provide you with a variety of cycling options, unique experiences, and some of the most spectacular mountain views in North Carolina.  The routes are a perfect fit for road bikes as well as most tandems, trikes and hybrids and are suitable for intermediate to experienced cyclists.  If you are feeling adventurous, some routes even include gravel grinder sections as well as a scenic train ride to the start point.  If you just want to come up for the weekend and ride some mountain bike trails, but still participate in all the Mountain Ride activities, meals, socials, etc., then we've got an option for you. 
     Downtown Bryson City and the Swain County Recreation Park will be the entertainment hub for the weekend with a wide variety of activities planned while in town.  Live music, beverage gardens, paddle trips, train rides, mountain bike group rides and much more will be available.  
     Friday night will feature the CNC Mountain Ride Kick-Off Event with an official welcome from the Ride Director and local town officials.  It's a perfect time to gather for some fun, cheers and local brews.  On Saturday night, join us for the CNC Mountain Ride Social, which is a free event for all registered participants and offers an evening filled with a great food, local music and a picturesque mountain sunset.  

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Saturday Ride, SCHS at 9 AM

Looks like we have a good shot at getting a ride in. Come out to Station Camp High and take advantage of it.

34 miles, store at 22
40 miles, store at 20
51 miles, store at 31

Recovery at Bluegrass Bar & Grill.

Friday afternoon ride

It's late notice but it seems like tomorrow will be the nicest day of the weekend. I'm planning to ride the Madison creek loop. I'll be by Sams at 11:30.  Post if ur interested in joining me. No drop, casual pace.

Check back before ride time for latest update and if we need to make any changes because of weather issues.


Fogbee Spin 31 Thursday at 615 pm at da YMCA..

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 :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Fogbees Spin #30. YMCA at 6:30!

Wednesday 1/18/2017 Evening Ride in Nashville

Looks like the weather will be favorable for an evening ride tomorrow night in Nashville.

Less than 10% chance of rain and holding at 50 degrees until 9 p.m.

Anyone interested in riding bring your lights and meet me at Nissan Stadium at 5:30 p.m.
We usually park in the lot out front on the Shelby Street side.

Will be a moderate to casual pace with a distance of 20 - 22 miles.

We'll ride out to Shelby Park and back and then to Metro Center and back.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Monday Ride, Beech at 9 AM

If you're able to ride on Martin Luther King Day, come out to Beech High for a treat of a January day.

35 miles, store at 17
47 miles, store at 21

Recovery at Sam's.

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

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Saturday Ride, White House at 9 AM

We could luck out and have a dry morning in the 50s with light winds... in January! After the last few weeks, we're due! Come to the greenway trailhead in White House and pick your mileage, both light on climbing.

30 miles, no store
44 miles, store at 23

Recovery at De la Paz, just a block north.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Fogbee Spin 26 Thursday at the YMCA at 620 pm!

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

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

It is looking a lot like Christmas!!!!

The tree is looking a whole lot brighter with all the gifts under its branches.

Thank you and keep them coming.  There will be a lot of happy Whos in Whoville.

Santa and Buddy the Elf

Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Lights/SANTA COP Gift Program

The FOGBEE Christmas Tree is looking a little like a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree without any gifts underneath it.  Please consider donating a gift for the Hendersonville PD Santa Copy program. Otherwise, we might have a few little Whos in Whoville that might have a Grinch of a Christmas.

The gifts are for kids 0-12 years old.  You can drop off your gifts at Gary Williams Law Office at 145 Maple Row Blvd in Hendersonville, TN or you can bring them to the Christmas Party at Bluegrass Bar and Grill following the Christmas Lights Ride.

Watch for Updates on the Christmas Lights Ride this week.  Please respond if you plan on riding and/or coming to the Christmas Party Following the ride.

                              See you on the road,

          Santa and Buddy the Elf

Christmas Lights Ride, December 10th

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

Happy Holidays - Click Here

    This ride is now part of the Hendersonville Holiday Fest, so it is an honor for our cycling club.  

   If you are not familiar with this ride, it is an opportunity to decorate and light up your bicycle with Holiday lights and ride some of the streets of Hendersonville spreading some holiday cheer.  Everyone who sees us seems amazed at the spectacle!!  This ride is really a bicycle parade.  We have arranged a police escort and the tentative route is less than 10 miles which opens it up for a family activity.  

    Now is a good time to plan your bike d├ęcor and if needed purchase any battery powered lighting that you may need.  In the past we have found lighting at Wal-Mart, Walgreens and some at Lowes and Home Depot.  

   We will ride the same route as last year.  The Police would like to have a participant count, so I am requesting that you post here, or email me at with your commitment, and headcount.  I will be in contact with all participants via the blog and email with final route and ride arrangements.


   Our Charity again this year is Hendersonville Police Department SANTA COP.  Please consider purchasing an unwrapped Toy or Toys for a child 0 to 12 years old.  Deliver your toy to Gary Williams office at 145 Maple Row Blvd. 

    Immediately following the ride, we will have our annual FOGBEE CHRISTMAS PARTY and Bluegrass Bar and Grille.  Family is invited as well to the Christamas Party, whether they ride or not. 

   For website information go to: FOGBEES CHRISTMAS LIGHTS RIDE

  If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at the email above or text me at 615-714-3947. 

 Santa and Buddy the Elf 

Thursday, December 1, 2016


The FOGBEES are glad to take part again this year in the HENDERSONVILLE PD SANTA COP GIFT PROGRAM.   They are excited to have as participate in the program.  We are doing this  as part of our involvement in the Hendersonville Holiday Fest and the Christmas Lights Ride.

Please donate a gift to the HENDERSONVILLE PD SANTA COP GIFT PROGRAM FOR A CHILD FROM AGES 0-12.   You can drop the gifts off at Gary Williams (aka Santa) Law Office located at 145 Maple Row Blvd in Hendersonville anytime up through Dec 12th.  Please do not wrap the gifts.  

For more information on the Lights Ride and the Christmas Party, please see below. 

Merry Christmas
Buddy the Elf

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

I have a trainer that is no longer needed...  Would rather give to a FOGBEE than sell.  If anyone wants it, please let me know and it is yours.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Christmas Lights Ride-Dec. 10th

Santa's Bike Brigade has the pleasure of once again taking part in the Hendesonville Holiday Fest.

The ride is set for December 10th.  It will start at Bluegrass Bar and Grille and follow the same route as last year.

The FOGBEE Christmas Party will be held at Bluegrass Bar and Grille following the ride.

We will again this year partner with the Hendersonvillle Police Department in collecting gifts for local kids.  Santa Gary will be coordinating gift collection.

Don your costume, decorate your bike and come out for a festive evening.

See you on the road,

Buddy the Elf

Friday, November 4, 2016

Veloink bike labels are here!

I received the bike labels today and will bring them to the Tailgate ride tomorrow. Actually Sherry will bring them after our ride. They all look great!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Veloink Labels ordered

The group order has been placed. They should be in my hands next week sometime. We ordered a total of 34 labels and the company was grateful for the large order. I can't wait to see them all put on our bikes.