Thursday, July 20, 2017

Saturday Ride with Harpeth Bike Club, WH Middle @ 8 AM

We carry on the tradition begun by our departed friend, Bryan Kortness, of hosting the Harpeth Bike Club. Let's be ready to roll on time from White House Middle School - repeat, Middle School, not the High School, at  2020 Highway 31 W.

65 miles, stores at 27 and 48 Updated at Noon,  Friday 

Recovery at De La Paz.

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

Thursday Night Brixx Blast July 20th


Ride starts in the parking area near Brixx Pizza at The Streets of Indian Lake; ride times:
5:40 Turtles 13-15mph
5:50 Hounds & Jackalopes 16-17 mph (sometimes more than 17)
6:00 Hares 18+mph (most of the time more than 18)


Refreshments and social hour at Brixx Pizza following the ride.

25.2 Mile Route

Woody

RIDE CANCELED - Mike and Sherry's Crystal Creek Bed Ride, Wednesday, 7/19/17

RIDE CANCELED DUE TO LIGHTNING, THUNDER AND RAIN CURRENTLY GOING ON.
ROADS VERY WET.

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

5:45 Slowpokes
5:55 Not so slow Slowpokes

Social Hour location following the ride to be determined.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

25.5 Route

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

Tuesday Ride From Sam's, 7/18/17

We will ride at the following times:

5:40 Turtles 13-15 mph
5:50 Hounds and Jackalopes 16-17 mph
6:00 Hares 18+mph

Social Hour at Sam's following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

27 mile

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Saturday Ride, Bethpage at 8 AM

Let's keep mixing up the route locations and head somewhere we haven't visited in a while. See you at Bethpage Elementary School (420 Old Hwy 31-E) to start on your choice of these fun and beautiful rides into Macon County and back through Westmoreland.

40 miles, store at 28
47 miles, store at 34
51 miles, store at 34
61 miles, store at 34

Recovery at Prince Street Pizza in Gallatin.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Thursday Night Brixx Blast July 13


Ride starts in the parking area near Brixx Pizza at The Streets of Indian Lake; ride times:

5:35 Turtles 13-15mph
5:45 Hounds & Jackalopes 16-17 mph (sometimes more than 17)
5:55 Hares 18+mph (most of the time more than 18)


26 St Blaise Neals Liberty Loop

Refreshments and social hour at Brixx Pizza following the ride.

I will not be riding
Woody

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Mike and Sherry's Crystal Creek Bed Ride, Wednesday, July 12th.

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

5:40 Slowpokes
5:50 Not so slow Slowpokes

We can decide on the social hour spot at the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

25 Mile Route

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

Ride from Sam's, Tuesday, July 11th.

We will ride at the following times:

5:35 Turtles
5:45 Hounds and Jackalopes
5:55 Hares

You can turn around the PO is you wish to make 24 miles.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

28 mile route

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.
     About a decade ago this lane hogging behavior caused the Williamson County Commission to pass, on first reading, an ordinance banning bicyclists from country roads.  Fortunately, cooler heads and pleading by the president of a very large bicycle club stopped the ordinance from passing.  A similar situation occurred about the same time in Rutherford County. Again, identical remedial action saved the roads for bicyclists.
     The last thing I want is a motorist taking out his rage on me or on my riding buddies for another bicyclist's bad behavior, no matter how legally "in the right" that other bicyclist was.  Also, never engage with motorists who are ignorant of your "bicycle rights." It only elevates the problem.  Ride defensively.  Priority #1 is your own safety.
     Here is a list of the critical laws when bicycling in a Federal Park
https://www.nps.gov/natr/planyourvisit/safety-guidelines-fro-bicyclists.htm 

  • Ride single-file (that's the law in federal parks) and on the right (with traffic).
  • While bicyclists may use the entire lane when necessary, the Parkway encourages bicyclists to ride as far to the right as is practicable unless
  •    - it is unsafe to do so
       - the bicyclist is passing another bicyclist or pedestrian or
  •    - the bicyclist is preparing for a left-hand turn.
  • 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



    Thursday, July 6, 2017

    Saturday Ride, SCHS at 8 AM

    After trying to dodge rain for a week, it's looking good for Saturday. Come out to Station Camp High School and enjoy a ride up through the heart of Sumner.

    45 miles, store at 24
    58 miles, store at 25

    Recovery at Bluegrass Bar & Grill.

    Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    Thursday July 6 ride from Brixx Pizza

    Weather permitting, ride starts in the parking area near Brixx Pizza at The Streets of Indian Lake, ride times:

    5:35 Turtles 13-15mph


    5:45 Hounds & Jackalopes 16-17 mph (sometimes more than 17)


    5:55 Hares 18+mph (most of the time more than 18)


    Cottontown Post Office out & back
    (take County House Hollow for an additional 4 miles)

    Refreshments and social hour at Brixx Pizza following the ride.

    I will not be riding
    Woody

    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

    Monday, June 12, 2017

    Fogbee's Annual Red Boiling Springs Ride 2017

    October 21st, 22nd 2017

    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.


    Any questions let me know and I’ll try to answer or will get you an answer, any ideas let me know, any volunteer’s to help with some arrangement’s…let me know.

    Mike may be working on another day or two thrown in like last year (Thursday and Friday) if so we will let you know with updates.  

    Woody
    Armour's Hotel. http://armourshotel.com/index.htm armourshotel@yahoo.com, (DENNIS PERFERS YOU EMAIL HIM) this is our host facility. This will be our 9th or 10th trip to Red Boiling Springs and Armour's and the Emerys are the consensus favorite. They have a total of 14 rooms, each can accommodate at least two people, some three. Prices range from $85/night to $129/night for two people. This includes breakfast (Chocolate Gravy!! oh yea!) but not dinner. That is $15 per person +tax/tip (you will not leave hungry). The Armour fills up, but there are two other historic hotels very near. These are discussed below. Armour's is holding all their rooms on Saturday night for Fogbee’s and is currently booked but email Dennis to get on the waiting list. Thomas House and The Donoho Hotel’s are just down the street and available make your reservation early. The Armour’s can accommodate all of us for dinner. If anyone has specific dietary restrictions, please let us know and they can likely be accommodated. The standard fare is southern cooking and various sides. They have some special menus on request. Armour Hotel Phone # 615-699-2180. Tell them you are with the Fogbees.

    The two other nearby Historic Hotels are located on same street within half mile of each other. Each has a distinct personality and great places to stay as well.

    Thomas House. http://www.thomashousehotel.com/ 615-699-3006 It is more like a huge home with lots of guest rooms. All rooms are entered from inside. The lobby and halls are chocked full of antiques and old pictures. They are great hosts and do a great breakfast. The house is purportedly haunted, has been featured on several ghost hunting shows and does “ghost experiences” throughout the year.

    Donoho Hotel. http://www.thedonohohotel.com/ 615-699-3141 The food is great and some Fogbee's prefer to stay here. It was the site of our first ever Fogbee over nighter so has a special place in the old Fogbees memories.

    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.

    After the ride, we will have our recovery happy hour somewhere in the hotel, which is to be determined.

    Saturday night, we will have dinner at the Rendezvous Restaurant.  The best ribs served on the finest paper plates.   Beale Street is optional again Saturday night.

    Sunday morning ride is optional.  The Tour Group takes off for Bolivar.  See their website at https://memphis2017.blogspot.com 

    See you on the road,

    Mike and Sherry

    50 Mile Route

    62 Mile Route

    Sunday Option 40 Mile Route

    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

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    Nashville's First Slow Ride for Seniors

    Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    This ride is part of Bike Month in May and is a tribute to those bicyclists that have defied the odds to continue pedaling past the age of senility.


    Now designated as a Walk Bike Nashville Featured Ride!

    Minimum age for this ride is 50 years of age and maximum is 105. You must show a Medicare card or other identification (AARP card will suffice). If you are younger than 50 and are accompanied by a senior then you will be allowed to ride. If you have bought a beer in the recent past for someone over 50 that is an acceptable qualification.

    It should not be necessary to say this will be one damn slow ride. 

    The current plan (always subject to change if we forget something) is to 
    • leave from the East side of the Seigenthaler Shelby Street Bridge, 
    • ride out to Metro Center and circle back for lunch at Nashville Farmers Market
    • We will then take a nap on the grass in Bicentennial Mall
    • Depends will be distributed to those in need along with prune juice. 
    • The group may decide to take a side tour to Antique Archaeology in Marathon Village.
    • We will return to the Eastside (the superior part of Nashville) and will decide if medical care is needed for any participants.
    Helmets required. Some really neat commemorative t-shirts (featuring the turtles on a tandem) will be available for $5.



    Carey Rogers

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Upcoming Organized Rides

    Two upcoming rides.  

    Shaker Village Ride   June 3rd  -$25 registration fee

    Note whose photos are on the registration page for the Shaker Village Ride and on the BGLOB Facebook page.  GO SHORT!!!

    Clarksville Rotary CRAM  May 27th  -  Register on line for $40 till 5/25/17

    See you on the road. 

    Mike Knake

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    Memphis in June Update

    if you are interested in going and have not made your reservation yet there are only a couple of rooms left.  You have till the 19th.

    See the post below for contact and reservation info.

    See you on the road

    Mike

    Friday, May 12, 2017

    Cap N Gown Post Ride Recovery-Fit Kit Try On

    We will have our post ride recovery at Bluegrass Bar and Grille.

    I will have the fit kits at the ride and at Bluegrass.  This will be the last time to try on kits before they need to be returned to LG.

    See you on the road,

    Mike Knake

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Memphis in June Trip, June 9th and 10th

    We are all set to go for our hotel reservations for you Memphis in June Trip.
    on June 9th and 10th

    We have a block of rooms reserved at the Double Tree Downtown Memphis.  The room rate is $149 and parking is $20 per night. The number is 901-528-1800 or you can go on line and reserve your room.

    If you call to make your reservation, please make sure you let them know you are with the FOGBEES.   If you go on line to reserve your room, the code for our group is FOG.

    On Friday night, we can get together at the Flying Saucer, which is just around the corner from the hotel.  On Saturday night, we will have dinner at the Rendezvous.    Option of hitting Beale St on one or both nights.

    Change of plans on the routes.  I found some really nice routes heading north from downtown that follow the river, go through some nice parks and through pretty country.

    You have till May 19th to make your reservation.

    We cannot cancel out as a group. So, this trip is on rain or shine.   If an individual room has to cancel, you have up to 72 hours prior to date of arrival to cancel your room.

    Please let me know when you have made your reservation so that I can confirm with the hotel that they have all of our reservations assigned to the FOGBEE account.

    See you on the road,

    Mike and Sherry

    For information on the optional ride from Memphis to Hendersonville 

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    Jersey Order-Fit Kits

    Last week to try on fit kit jerseys and bibbs.

    If you are interested in ordering a jersey or bibbs, I will have the fits kits after the rides this week.  I will need to return them after Saturday's ride.

    We have to get a minimum of 6 of any one style for men and 4 of any one style for women.  Depending upon the demand, you may need to make choice 1 of one style and choice 2 of another so that we can fill an order.

    If you are interested in the ALE Fogbee style jersey, you can order at the below link.  I believe it requires a minimum order of 10.  These run very small.  So, you really need to try one on to see what size you need.  I ordered a XXL and it is very tight on me when I normally where a L.

     Alebikewear.com

    If you ordered a jersey last time from ALE and you want another one just log into your account and click on the FOGBEES TEAM Tab at the top.
    All others follow these instructions:
    FOGBEES TEAM store is on line, to register your account follow these simple steps:
    1) click on this link and register the account https://www.alebikewear.com/profile/fogbees-team
    2) look at your mail and confirm your registration
    3) go to www.alebikewear.com and log in to your account clicking on https://www.alebikewear.com/profile
    4) if you are already registered to alebikewear.com send an email to pietro@alebikewear.com we will upgrade your account to your team store.
    PLEASE NOTE
    • The CODE WELCOME25 is not valid for custom clothing.
    • Don’t register directly to the website but use the link

    See you on the road,

    Mike Knake

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    Memphis in June FOGBEE Weekend Trip - June 9th and 10th

    Finally coming together.  Our annual weekend trip is planned for June 9th and 10th in Memphis.

    We will be staying at the Double Tree Hotel in Downtown Memphis located at 185 Union Ave.  Room rate is $149.00 per night.  Parking is $20.00 per night.

    Hopefully by Wednesday you will be able to start making your room reservations.  The contract is being finalized as I type.

    Rough plan is for Friday night, have dinner and drinks at the Flying Saucer, which is just around the corner from the hotel.   Can also hit Beale St,.

    Saturday night, we will have dinner at the Rendevous with option of hitting Beale St. afterwards.

    Still working on the Bike Routes.

    I will let you know when you can make reservations.

    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.
    Cheryl
    heatkidstriathlon@gmail.com