Friday, November 9, 2018

3rd Annual Tailgate Ride and Party, Saturday, 11/17 at the Camplin Farm

In addition to the ride and tailgate party we are going to have a bonfire (if we can get a license for the fire) and camping. Everyone is invited to camp out following the tailgate party.

Bill is bringing one of his tailgate trailer, chairs, etc.

Bring a side and your favorite adult beverage.

Please post your intentions as to the ride, the side and camping.

Your Hosts,

Janice Camplin and Bill Barton, mjk


40 mile route

45 mile route

50 mile route



Thursday, November 8, 2018

Saturday Ride, Springfield at 9 AM

It's awfully early to be breaking out the winter gear, but, hey, if you got it, might as well use it. For a certain English Birthday girl, we'll start in her neck of the woods at Garner Street Park and head up into Kentucky.

38 miles, store at 31
51 miles, store at 33

Recovery at The Depot Bar & Grill,1007 S Main St, Springfield.

Nashville Night Ride, 4:45 PM Today

Provided any rain stays away, departing 1100 Charlotte at 4:45 PM.  Charge your lights and join us.

River Greenways

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Nashville Night Ride, 5 PM Today

Departing 1100 Charlotte at 5 PM for the first standard time ride this season.  Charge your lights and join us.

River Greenways

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Red Boiling Springs Images

Getting old and slow in more ways than one. Here are some images from the 2018 ediition of the Red Boiling Springs event.
https://fogbees.shutterfly.com/10794

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Saturday Ride, Beech at 9 AM

After a fabulous October of rides to Jack in Lynchburg, up Cub Mountain to the Sky, up the Tellico into North Carolina, and to Red Boiling Springs, beyond and back, I'm ready for some good ol' local roads. Sound like it's all about me? What can I say, ride planning has its perks.

Let's hold the start from Beech High School until 9 AM to let it start warming up, and head up into Robertson County.

39 miles, store at 21
51 miles, store at 28
60 miles, store at 31

Recovery at Jonathon's Grille, in front of Sam's Club.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Lake Champlain Bike Tour June 2019

Please see the link for the June 2019 bike tour around Lake Champlain (to the right on this blog page), then spending a couple days in Montreal with a side trip of 2 days by train to old Qu├ębec. This will be a 2-3 week commitment but we are ready to nail down dates, and hotels as this is a busy season for the destination. It is possible there will be no accommodations unless you commit early for this epic tour.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Turtle option for Red Boiling Springs

Woody's excellent routes are a maybe too long, steep, and for sure too fast for me.  I plan to start riding from Hartsville about 2 pm Friday with the route below.  I don't plan to ride Saturday but do plan to return Sunday via Drury Ridge. Colors look to be spectacular this year. As of now I will be solo but any other like mind and body riders are welcome to join.
Bruce
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28820463

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Red Boiling Springs October 26th, 27th and 28th 2018

PLANS FOR 2018
UPDATED: October 21, 2018 
2 ROOMS ARE STILL AVAILABLE
5 days until we head for Red Boiling Springs, the weather is looking good, plans are made and there are still two rooms available. All you need to do is commit, pack a bag and start pedaling.
Birthday, Wedding, good food, good routes and great company, don't miss out!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Some of you have asked about the video quality of the cameras I'm using. I have linked Mike and Sherry's Crystal Creek Bed ride from 9/12 below. For best results change the resolution to 1080 from whatever YouTube auto selects.




Saturday, September 8, 2018

Titan's Ride and Tailgate Party UPDATE, Sept 9th

RIDE CANCELED. MOTHER NATURE DEMANDING WE TAKE THE DAY OFF FROM RIDING

TAILGATE PARTY ON!!!!!!
SEE YOU FOR PRE GAME AND KICKOFF

TITAN UP AND SHOW UP!!!!!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Where in the World is Bugtussle

You all may remember these guys.  They don't ride much with the FOGBEES any more.  Can't keep up with all the youngins.  But they still ride quite a bit.  They ride and write about their excursions mostly on Crazy Guys on a Bike (links are on FOGBEE blog), but also in the local magazines.  Here is one of their most recent trips.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=11-j-gltZxTJZ0kX-r7a5fW23sHcDDMqd

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Nashville Tomato Festival Saturday August 11

Bryan Kortness was a much loved and incredibly missed all around good guy and cycling ambassador who hosted several cycle outings. One of these, the Tomato Art Festival in East Nashville,  occurs this weekend. Some of the Turtles plan to ride from the Madison Lowes to the Nashville Tomato Festival and back to Lowes this Saturday. Start time is 10:00 am to accommodate some of us involved in the Kids Triathlon. Lunch at any one of many of eating places in East Nashville.
Route to. Return route is the reverse.

Anyone wanting to start earlier and do a longer route can head down Long Hollow pike to Two Mile Parkway and catch USBR 23 which will take you to the Festival.
It is to be a great weather Saturday so if a slow urban ride is not your pleasure, do ride somewhere.
Bruce

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Call for Volunteers This Saturday for Kids Triathlon, Followed by Fogbee Ride

The Hendersonville Endurance Athletic Team are in need of volunteers for their 14th annual Kids Triathlon at the Sumner County YMCA on August 11. Our good friend, Charlene Alcorn, would like to have 10-12 Fogbees for stationary spots on the senior bike course. Volunteer check-in is at 6 AM, the race starts at 7 and we're usually done around 9.

If you would like to volunteer, please email Charlene, spinjunkie@comcast.net, or text her at 615.974. 3189 with your name and address...and post here so fellow volunteers know who's joining them. As in the past, we can plan our ride routes for the day to rendezvous at the Y, have the volunteers join in for the ride and then have post-ride recovery someplace nearby. Please consider giving a few hours so the kids can have a fun and safe race.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Tunnel Hill (Illinois) Ride -- Tuesday and Wednesday 7/31 and 8/1

The Old Terrapins (aka Retired Turtle Fogbees) are heading out to the Tunnel Hill State Trail on Tuesday 7/31. Ride starts at 10:00AM from about the middle of the trail at the trailhead in the town of Tunnel Hill.

We will ride to one end on Day 1 (probably Harrisburg), then retire to hotels in Marion, IL about 20 miles away for the evening. On Day 2 we will ride opposite direction. The current group of five are all staying at the Comfort Inn in Marion, but there are several other options, and all seem pretty close.

If you can get away midweek, we would love to have more company. Post a reply on the blog and we can get you more info. You will be responsible for your own lodging arrangements. If you want to carpool, post that on the blog as well and hopefully folks can match up.

I have included a link for more info about the trail. TUNNEL HILL STATE TRAIL

Thursday, July 5, 2018

St. Blaise Road Closure

Public Works will be replacing the storm culvert on St. Blaise between Long Hollow Pike and St. Blaise Court the week of July 9-13. The road will be closed in both directions for the week.  Plan your routes accordingly.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

3 day tour to Monticello KY July 5, 6,7.

Short notice for a short tour
Reposted from 6/10/18

Some of the Turtle contingent will be doing a short tour starting in Westmoreland and ending in Monticello, KY the weekend after July 4. Everyone is welcome to join. 

The only caveat is that riders must make own motel reservations and arrange a way back from Monticello. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Bike Helmets SAFETY RATINGS

09/17/18 UPDATE: Fake Bike Helmets Can Be Dangerous

On our recent Chattanooga ride, we had a bicyclist go head down on the pavement.  The bicyclist's choice of a good helmet was protection against serious injury.  Today, I received from Consumer Reports its safety rating for helmets which I am attaching.  SAFE helmets don't have to be costly; and, costly helmets aren't always that safe.  See the CR review rating below:

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Chattanooga Turtle Ride

A four of us (Sean, Ben, a friend, and TomE) from Chattanooga will be doing a Turtle Ride on Saturday (6/16/18) that will include the Riverwalk (starting at the dam to I24 and back), the greenway near the dam, a townie tour around U of T - Chattanooga campus, and one or two brewery stops.  Total distance will be around 40 miles, plus. You all are invited to join.  We want to start around 8AM to avoid the heat and have plenty of time for the brewery stops. Please post a comment if you are interested in joining us.

Follow this link for the details
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JpMV1dDuxEej3ZlNZuqIoMNC0FaU3nYn  

Please text me your cell phone # (to 615-691-0532) so I know how to contact you.  We will meet you at the dam at 8:00 (note start time change)

Friday, June 8, 2018

It is Not To Late!

There is still time to join the FOGBEES in Chattanooga for a fun and relaxing weekend. There are still rooms available at the Read House. Mike Knake has put together 3 awesome ride options, on Saturday choose from a 71 mile and a 58 mile route at a touring pace, and Sunday a 23 mile Tennessee River Walk ride along the Tennessee River.
See the post on Tuesday "Activities for Chattanooga Weekend Trip June 15-17" for all the latest updates.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Activities For Chattanooga Weekend Trip - June 15-17

SUNDAY RIDE ROUTE ADDED 

FOGBEE Weekend Trip to Chattanooga by popular request the weekend of June 15-17.

No expectation for this weekend other than do what you may want. No one is expected to do what the "gang" may be doing.  Feel free to venture on your own around the city.  There is plenty to do.

Sherry will provide transportation to whatever y'all decide to do.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Pedal for Paws images.

Our professional photographer could not reschedule and our usual Fogbee backup is on a cruise. You can see the images done by the third stringer on Shutterfly at this link.
https://pedalforpaws.shutterfly.com/3

Please send me any photos you'd like added to the Pedal for Paws Shutterfly site.
Thanks to all for coming out. Special thanks to all who helped.
Bruce

FOGBee Jerseys

I have two Large Garneau jerseys that no longer fit me. I bought them when I started riding with the FOGBees and surprise, surprise I have lost weight. They are large size mens jerseys and are both in excellent condition. I hate to just have them hanging in the closet so if anyone is interested in them let me know. I am asking $25 a piece and can send pictures if you send me an email. Woody, I still have two ALE FOGBee jerseys and bibs to wear.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Half Batch Kits & Accessories

Looking to add another kit or jersey to your collection? Jason Sexton had Jakroo design some really cool kits in conjunction with Half Batch Brewing.
https://www.jakroo.com/us/index.html

Nova SS Jersey-$115 with 2-5 orders, $105 with 6-24
Tour SS is $99 with 2-5 orders, $92 with 6-24

Solar Bib shorts are $135 with 2-5, $125 with 6-24. They have a few other options as well around the $100 range. 

Caps are $20 for 2-24 orders.
Vests can be made up for around $100.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Road iD

If any of you have been thinking of buying a Road iD I have a coupon code that will give you a discount. You must use if before 3/31/18 and this discount code can be used up to 5 times. I know many of you have one of these but I believe if you ride alone at all, like I do, this is a must have item. 


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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Pub Crawl

Nashville has 25 beer breweries.  We have put together a bike tour of 9 on the North side.  We toured them during the week when they were not yet open, just to check out they logistics.                          Here is a link to that tour.

Anybody interested in doing this tour when we can sample the products?  

There is also a rumor the the FOGBEE-East group is putting together a similar tour for Chattanooga.  Will share when we receive the details.