Friday, September 22, 2017

Total Eclipse Bike Ride

Here is a pre-release copy of the magazine article about Mike's & Sherry's grand party.  It will appear in the October issue of the Indian Lake Peninsula Living magazine with a collection of other articles and photographs about the total eclipse experience.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6zwKGN8Ho0tbnVqcERIWFJfbkU 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Saturday Ride, SCHS at 8 AM

Not riding the Cullman Loop tour? Come to Station Camp High School for a ride on what looks to be a beautiful first morning of Fall.

36 miles, store at 15
47 miles, store at 25
57 miles, store at 31

Recovery at Bluegrass Bar & Grill


Fogbee's Annual Red Boiling Springs Ride 2017 - Update

Update - October 21st, 22nd 2017

UPDATE to the UPDATE to the UPDATE: I apologize but I had my wires crossed and gave out bad information..... The DONOHO HOTEL HAS plenty of rooms, 28 actually and will gladly welcome anyone that wants to stay there. Call John at 615-699-3141..sorry for the miscommunication. 

Dennis and Debra are looking forward to hosting the Fogbee's next month in Red Boiling Springs. The Armour's House is still booked solid so if your plans have changed and you are not attending please call Dennis so he can release the room to someone else. There is still rooms available just down the road at The Thomas House and Donoho Motel, both are very comfortable.
The routes are planned and there will be a route to Hartsville and back on Saturday 21st for those that can't do the overnight in RBS but want to ride on Saturday.
Look for another update as we get closer to mid October.
Woody
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Spring has sprung and summer is here,the riding season is flying by and we just got back from a great weekend in Memphis. Fall will be here before we know it, that means it’s time to start thinking about the Fogbee’s annual overnight ride to Red Boiling Springs. 

This ride is a Fogbee tradition. Red Boiling Springs is located just the right distance from Hendersonville with the Hartsville option to make a nice one day ride for every rider level. It goes through beautiful scenery and this year the ride is later (October) so we should see some beautiful fall foliage and colors making it a must ride. The roads are generally smooth with low traffic. Dennis and Debra Emery of Armour's Hotel are great hosts. This trip fills up fast but there is room for everyone with three hotel options in Red Boiling Springs and they all are near one another.


Test

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25463842

Bike Injury

Yesterday, David Shumaker was seriously hurt in a bike accident.  He is in Hendersonville hostpital and is expected to be released today.  Dave lost consciousness for a short period of time and has suffered a broken rib.  The accident was with another bicyclist.  He will be recovering at home but is likely off the bicycle for the rest of 2017.

Thursday Ride from Station Camp High School

Ride will start from Station Camp High School at the following times.

5:25 moderate pace
5:35 more intense pace

Social hour at BRIXX Pizza following the ride.

Thursday 21 Route SCHS

Bee safe, I will not bee riding.
Woody

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mike and Sherry's Crystal Creek Bed Ride, Wednesday, 9/20/17

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

5:25 Slowpokes
5:35 Not so slow Slowpokes

Social Hour at De La Paz following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

21 Mile Route

Monday, September 18, 2017

Tuesday Ride From Sam's 9/18/17

We will ride at the following times:

5:25 Turtles
5:35 All Others

Social Hour at Sam's following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Liberty Loop

New pizza place opening in White House

I saw the item below on FB and since the Fogbees visit the one in Gallatin often I thought this might be of interest to us. Having another choice in White House can't be a bad thing. Opens this winter but perhaps a good gathering place for Saturday rides when weather allows.

Hey White House! Just wanted to let everyone know that myself and Spencer, owners of Prince Street Pizza and Pub are moving forward with our location in White House at 2404 Hwy 31W!! We have been back and forth with the name of the place. To stick with the street theme I thought "31 W Pizza and Pub" but we thought that made it sound kinda more like a bar, so as of now it is "White House Pizza and Pub". It will be the same logo just imagine Prince Street being replaces and the street signs changing. Lets hear your thoughts!

P.S.  As of now we are shooting for a December opening. If you know someone interested in a job please tell them to come fill out an application at Prince Street Pizza in Gallatin.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Sunday 9/17 from Station Camp High School

Sunday Sept 17th, 9:00AM from Station Camp High School, easy pace, no drop.
26.5 miles +/-

Sunday 26.5

Woody

Friday, September 15, 2017

Saturday local ride

For those of us who can't do the Clarksville ride, Doug Martin and I will be riding local tomorrow morning. We'll meet at Sam's at 8:00 and plan for 40-45 miles. Route to be posted later.

Here's the 41 mile route. Adjustments can be made to shorten: Saturday 41

Thursday, September 14, 2017

REMINDER-Sunrise Rescheduled For Saturday, Sept 16th.

The Clarksville Sunrise has been rescheduled for Sept 16th.  Their Website says on line registration is open at Active.com. However, when you click on the link it says that the event has passed.

Sherry and I will be riding.  We plan on starting at 7:00AM to be the heat and humidity.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Free Bier and BBQ Hosted by Steve Glor, Saturday, Sept 16th 5:00







Free Bier and BBQ. Bier by Czanns Brewing Co.( Blond and Pumpkin Ale)

Yes you heard correct Free Bier- brewed Masterfully by Brew Master Ken Rebman at Czanns Brewing Co., Nashville.

Kegger fund raiser for MS 150 Ride. Hosted by Fogbee Steve Glor.

Saturday, September 16th, 5:00 pm until.... Wynbrooke Club House, 177 Wynbrooke Trace, Hendersonville . Off  Saundersville rd in Wynbrooke subdivision.

PLEASE RSVP.

Same day as Clarkville ride. Don't fret about cooking after the ride come and have Bier and BBQ . 

Bier and BBQ free , Please bring a side of something to go with the Bier. 
We will also have water and soda pop. 

Friends and family invited. Come one come all. 

We will have a great door prizes to raffle, Bike related . Bring cash or check.
Donations to support MS 150 ride would be greatly appreciated. 

Hope to see you there.

Steve

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Thursday Night Brixx Blast - Sept 14th

We will ride from the parking lot near Brixx Pizza at The Streets of Indian Lake; ride times:

5:30 13-15mph
5:40 All others


Thursday 21 Route

Sunset is 6:56PM so be sure to bring your headlights and blinkers in case you get caught out after dark

Refreshments and social hour at Brixx Pizza following the ride.

Woody

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Memphis

      In 2008, Bicycling magazine called out Memphis Tennessee as one of the three worst cities in which to bicycle.  It repeated that report in its April 30, 2010, issue saying, 
No bike lanes exist within the city limits of Memphis. And the city government, comprised of layers of bureaucracy, has repeatedly ignored or rejected requests from bike clubs, shops and other organizations to create facilities.”  
      However, in June 2017 the FOGBEE Bicycle Club chose Memphis as the destination for it weekend touring excursion.  So what changed?  In a single word – A LOT  Here is the article and your PICs.

Friday, August 18, 2017

UPDATED Solar Eclipse Ride, August 21st

Solar Eclipse Ride Plans:

We will have a 30 mile and 40 mile routes.   The ride will start at 9:00.  I suggest getting there before 8:30 so you can beat the traffic and we can get out on the road on time.  Probably be a good idea to leave home early as well and look for alternate routes to the Camplin Compound. The plan is to be back about an Hour and a half prior to the Eclipse so we can have plenty of time to watch the moon and sun move across the sky to their final convergence. The total eclipse is at 1:30.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Want to feel like an extra fit Fogbee?

Special opportunity for one Fogbee to feel especially fit leading in to the fall riding season...and hey you can even convince your significant-other your ride-to-beer-intake ratio has been extra-favorable this year!

One of the vests we ordered is labelled as a S, but was cut as a M...so anyone interested in a size M vest can get one labeled as a S.  It's perfectly new so please let Mike and I know if you are interested,

Lindsay

Saturday, July 22, 2017

2017 HEAT Kids Triathlon

     We are still looking for at least 30 more volunteers for this year's event on August 5th (Saturday) at the Sumner County YMCA.  

     If you have already registered as a volunteer, thank you so much, we really do appreciate your help.  If you have not as yet volunteered, please consider doing so. Send me an email heatkidstriathlon@gmail.com(Please include your T Shirt size. We have to lock down the sizes by Monday).  The event is non-profit and the cause we are supporting this year is ABLEYouth.  
     The kids love this event, and we have a great entry so far.  We need to ensure that the kids have fun and stay safe.  

Thank you so much
Cheryl

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

FOGGEE HARPETH JOINT RIDE THIS SATURDAY, JULY 22ND

Reminder that this Saturday, we are doing out annual joint ride with the Harpeth River Club.

We will ride from White House up in to Kentucky around Adairville on the long routes.

Dave Miley has 3 great routes planned for the ride.

See you on the road Saturday,

Mike Knake

Monday, July 17, 2017

Jerseys, vests and shorts have arrived

I will have the jerseys, vests and shorts and the rides this week.

See you on the road,

Mike

Monday, July 10, 2017

Two upcoming FOGBEE Events for your Calendar

Saturday, July 22nd we are doing our joint ride with Harpeth River Club.  Miley is putting together several routes, one of which that will go up in to KY.  We will start the rides from White House.

Monday, August 21st we will have a Solar Eclipse Ride that will start and end at my mother in laws house on Tyree Springs in White House where we had the tailgate party last year.  We will ride in the morning and be back in time to have some food and drink and watch the eclipse.  Watch for further details. We should have plenty of glasses to watch the eclipse.  Brain Baisel is providing us 25 and I have another 20 coming from Amazon.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Natchez Trace Incident

      By now everyone has seen the Go-Pro video of the bicyclist being hit on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Everyone familiar with TN Traffic Laws says the bicyclist was LEGALLY "in the right." Frequently, victims of road rage are only exercising their legal rights.  
     However, the video also suggests that the bicyclist was in violation of good sense and basic courtesy.  It would have saved the bicyclist a lot of pain and time to have simply moved over as far to the right as practical (another TN Traffic statute) and given the motorist plenty of room to pass.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017

Yakima Roof Carrier

If anyone could use a Bike rooftop carrier that fits Yakima round or Thule Square cross bars, I have one.  It is the copperhead model. It has a locking skewer.

I also have a pair of 78" bars with the towers and attachments that fit an older Ford Explorer. (I doubt anyone can use the base attachments, but there ya go. The long bars are big enough to carry two canoes.

If interested let me know via this blog or you have my contact info on the Fogbee membership page.

Thanks,

Tom Benim



Saturday, June 17, 2017

Awesome Ride today from the Gallatin Civic Center!

I want to take a minute to say what an awesome ride we had today from the civic center in Gallatin up to Hartsville and back. What a great group of riders we had in both groups! Yes it was hot, maybe the hottest day so far but there was no complaining, we all stated together and left no one behind. Everyone rode safe with great communication and most met afterwards at Prince Street Pizza for some good fellowship, pizza, cold beer and diet soda (Gary).
Thanks for making today special, I am blessed to have the Fogbees as friends and family. Thanks Doc, Gary, Lucy, Steve the sweeper, John, Danny, Jonathan, Doug, Adam and (Sean for a short while). If I left someone out I apologize but I think that was everyone in our group.
Miley and Lindsay did a little scouting for later in the year, stay tuned.
If you weren't there we missed you and hope to see you soon on another great Fogbee ride!

Woody

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Bruce and County Exec Anthony Holt Talk Greenways

A rumor is floating that Bruce and County Exec Anthony Holt colluded to put speed bumps on Mud Hollow.  I am here to report - It's not true!

Yes, according to Doug Depew, there are speed bumps on Mud Hollow that could be very dangerous to those few FOGBEES that let 'er rip on downhills.  Doug says the bumps are in a very nasty spot.

Bruce and Anthony did have a long discussion on the future plans for greenways along Station Camp Creek road.  We have added all the details on the Hendersonville Bike/Ped Committee website page http://www.bikinhville.com/StationCamp.html

The details of their meeting will be published around June 15'th in a local magazine.  For an early look at the article http://www.bikinhville.com/files/GW/IndianLakePenLiving.pdf

Memphis In June Trip- Sunday Option Route Added

This is the plan and routes:

Everyone will be arriving at different times throughout the afternoon.  At some point, the plan is to hit the Flying Saucer, which is very near the hotel, for dinner and drinks.  Beale Street following is optional .

Saturday morning, we will ride from the hotel at 8:00AM.  There are two route options, but they travel some of the same roads.  We also will be stopping at the same spot for some lunch and beverage, the Shelby Forest Grocery Store.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Jersey, vests and shorts order

I am ready to place the order and need to collect the money.  Would like to place by Monday of next week.

Jerseys $56
Vests $84
Shorts $88

I will be at the rides this week.

See you on the road

Mike