Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Saturday Ride, Bluegrass Bar & Grill @ 10 AM

We'll give it until 10 AM to get in the upper 30s before we head out for a couple hours. Check back for the route options starting from Bluegrass Bar, where we'll recover afterwards.

The Fogbees Spin on and on....Thursday at 6:30 pm...it's GROOVY


Monday, January 26, 2015

Sunday, January 25, 2015

23% Property Tax Increase

If you are a Sumner Co Fogbee homeowner you know how painful this tax increase is.  This was done without public discussion behind closed doors.  We have a chance to show our disgust for this kind of government action tomorrw night..  As many of us as possible should Bee there!!
Breaking News - Our efforts are paying off. On Monday the Legislative Committee decided to have a public hearing on the Property tax increase at the County Commission meeting on Monday January 26 at 7PM. This is a HUGE win for us. PLEASE Mark your calenders now and join us at the commission meeting. It is absolutely essential that we have a good crowd or the commission will continue to dismiss our concerns. The meeting will be on Monday January 26 at 7PM at the County Building at 355 N Belvedere Dr, Gallatin, TN 37066.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Saturday ride, CANCELLED

Cancelled - Though snow didn't stick to roads, there are some slick, frozen spots.

Your Fogbee forecast calls for no snow accumulation on the roads and temperature in the upper 30s at 9AM.  That's good enough for a ride. Take your pick from these classic Gallatin Loop variations.

39 miles, store at 27

Afterwards we'll recover at Bluegrass Bar & Grill.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Miscellanous Updates

     The Membership List is up-to-date.  It can be found by clicking here.  We didn't intend to remove anyone, so if you can't find your name or need the password, please send me a note at FOGBEES@gmail.com.
     MailChimp also engaged in a little monkey business and deactivated the link to the article on FOGBEE history.  If you want to know how it all happened click here.
     Lastly, our article about our latest IRONMAN will hit the streets around mid February.  If you want to get a jump on the publication click here.

yep...Spin tonight at 6:30 pm at the Y


Sunday, January 18, 2015

MLK Day Ride, Sam's @ 11

It will be a gorgeous MLK Day. Enjoy part of it on your bike. Gary and I, both on the mend, are going out for a low key, 2-hour ride from Sam's, hitting Sandy Valley and Madison Creek.  Join us if you can.

28 Miles: Sams_Sandy_Madison

NEW RIDER SPOTTED

Yesterday's balmy late morning temps brought out a pack of cabin fevered FOGBEES !
One vaguely familiar rider has been dubbed Captain Neon ( aka The Wiz of Fog ).  Several dogs were spotted trying to chase said rider down with one paw over their eyes.



Thursday, January 15, 2015

Saturday Ride From Station Camp, 1/17/15

It looks to be a nice day for a ride Saturday.  We will ride from Station Camp HS at 9:00 followed by social hour at Bluegrass Bar and Grille.  Posted are 38 and 48 mile routes.  There is a water stop on both  routes and George's NO 2 at the intersection of HWY76 and New Deal Potts Rd.   For the long route, there is a second water stop at the BP station at the corner of 31W and HWY 52.

The route goes up New 109, but feel free to take Scotty Parker.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

48 Mile Route

38 Mile Route

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

NOTICE TO TERMINATE

On Monday 1/12/15, we sent out Notices to Terminate to 29 email addresses that appear to be "dead" as determined by MailChimp tracking.  Since then, we have received 11 requests not to terminate.  That leaves 18 email addresses to be removed.

Please DOUBLE CHECK your email 
to be sure you haven't received a notice from us.  

Some notices went to people who we know are active, but likely we have old email addresses that they don't use.   
On Saturday 1/17/15 we will delete those addresses 
and remove their access to our blog.  

On Sunday 1/18/15, we will issue the January FOGBEE Newsletter to the remaining addresses.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Awesome Spin turnout....Spinning together is the Fogbee way...


GoPro FOGBEE Ride -- From Long Beach CA

To Fogbees,
. . I wanted to thank the Fogbees for a great ride in Joelton on 12/26/14. I thought I would join your club ride while I was visiting in Tennessee. It was a great ride with very friendly and experienced cyclists.
. . Usually, I ride on Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach, California which is flat as a pancake. The Joelton route was just fantastic.
. . Please pass on my thanks to all who rode on 12/26/14. Below is a You Tube Video I made. Can someone post on your you tube page. Mush appreciated. See you next year when I am visiting relatives.
Roger
Lightning Velo Bicycle Club
Long Beach, Ca.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Gloves found on New Years Ride

Body Geometry gloves found in parking lot. Call Doug at 615-431-9821 to claim.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2nd Annual Fogbees New Years Day Ride 10:00

Otherwise known as The No Wimps Ride.

We will ride from Bluegrass Bar and Grille at 10:00AM.   Will try to keep us in the sun. Come freeze your A-- off with us!!

Social hour at Bluegrass following the ride.

33 MIle Route

36 Mile Route

See you on the cold road

Mike Knake

Friday, December 26, 2014

Hendersonville Star News


Picture in the Hendersonville Star News - Friday December 26, 2014.  Nice publicity for the club and, of course, we can always expect Ed to raise the bar on decorating for the ride.

Thanks to everyone who participated and contributed to Gary's Toys for Tots, Tweens, and Teens.

The Chairmen, Bob and Gary, are meeting on January 2'nd with Biker's Choice and several Fogbee leaders to analyze this year's event and decide what can be done to make it so much better next year.  If you have some ideas, comments, or suggestions, send them to Bob and Gary (or contact them to participate in the meeting.)

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Friday, Dec 26th, 1030am, Joelton McDonald's, 39.5miles

Trying to stir up some interest for what may be the last decent riding day of the year.
Suggesting a meetup point in the rear of the Joelton exit McDonald's, just off I-24.

This ride is quite scenic, and a bit challenging w a few good hills mixed in.
There are a couple of shortcut spots for those wanting less mileage.
There is a store stop along the route at mile marker 24.

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6680478

The weekday riders have traversed this route, and I offered it on the 4th of July also.
Positive remarks on the route have been the general rule.  It's one of my favorites!

Afterwards, anyone who wishes to do lunch or drinks, I'm suggesting the Fontanella.
It's just down the road a handful of miles on White's Creek Pike (431).
Pritchard's Distillery (at Fontanel) is also a good place to sample some spirts.

http://cafefontanella.fontanelmansion.com/

I'm calling this the 'Forgotten Capricorns' ride, simply for all of us goats whose birthdays fall between the cracks of Christmas and New Years.  Dec 26th is my day, I'm turning 50.

I know a lot of people are out of town, but if you can make this ride, it'll be a good time.
Hope to see you out there, along w the sunshine!  ~ Kaiser (636) 233-6700 cell

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Guess What I Have - - The new Jerseys!!

The jerseys, jackets and vests have arrived!!  If you call or text me, I can bring yours to spin tonight at the YMCA.  After, I plan to be at Brixx at 8:00 to 9:00 and I will have them in my vehicle.  If you don't know my cell number you can call my Google Voice at  615-431-9821.  Please wait for me to answer.

We will post more pick-up times based on ride times and spin classes or you can call to arrange a rendezvous.  -  Doug

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Love Locks Adorn Drakes Creek Bridge

If you have pedaled over the Drakes Creek bike/ped bridge you will notice a new addition -- dozens of padlocks.  Most of us are clueless as to what it all means, but Hville has just joined an international craze.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/06/140616-locks-bridge-paris-love-river-seine-railing-culture/

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Fairvue Christmas Lights Ride Article

Some have asked for a copy of the Fairvue magazine article that Ed Thomas wrote about the FOGBEE Christmas Lights Ride.  We have upload a copy of the magazine to the Google Drive account.  You can view the magazine by clicking this link http://goo.gl/iVjiLi  Scroll down to page 28

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Let It Snow!

Let it Snow !
Let it Snow !
Frosty is a little worried about reported warmer temperatures for the 
2014 FOGBEES ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LIGHTS RIDE
He is risking a little melt down, but fully intends to participate in this seasonal sensation.
How many of you will be coming out to play with FROSTY, SANTA, the ELVES and REINDEER ?

Our Webpage is  
https://sites.google.com/site/fogbees/events/xmas

Redbud 2015

A few of us Fogbees rode Redbud this past Spring, was a beautiful scenic ride in Kentucky. Stops were deliciously stocked by the locals, roads were smooth, and the redbuds were in bloom. Right now the registration is only $25. Let's roll in Redbud.


Monday, December 1, 2014

IMPORTANT TOYS FOR TOTS INFORMATION

HELLO FOGBEE FRIENDS: Mrs. Eula Vaughn of the Juvenile Court (pictured above) is the heart and soul for the Toys for Tots program and has given me the following information for the children we are sponsoring this year:
We have 11 children to buy gifts for:
7 Males-  ages : 16, 10, 9, 8, 6, 2 years and one child age 7 months.
4 Females- ages : 5, 3, 1 years and one child 5 months.
I'm sorry but we can't GET SIZES.
ALSO DO NOT WRAP THE GIFTS.....

PLEASE POST MESSAGES
AS TO WHICH CHILD YOU ARE BUYING GIFTS FOR
SO ALL THE CHILDREN WILL HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS.
THE DEADLINE TO BRING GIFTS TO MY LAW OFFICE IS MONDAY, Dec. 15

You may also bring gifts to Bluegrass Bar and Grill this Saturday at the Christmas lights Ride. Thank you to everyone for your kindness and compassion to this great cause.
. . Gary

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Fogbee Chrismas Light Ride if Dec 6th at 6pm


Date: December 6th (13th is rain date)

LOCATION: Parking - Blue Grass Bar and Grill

TIME: Gather @ 5:30PM, leave @ 6:00

POST RIDE PARTY - Blue Grass Bar and Grill

INFORMATION: Click Here for Information on How to decorate your bike.
(Click Here)


As we have in the past we will be collecting toys for the Tots,Tweens and Teens program. Please touch base with Gary Williams about this program and information on the children..

We will also have our band of Elves to help Santa this year.  We always welcome additional elves and photographers to take pictures of the ride.  If you would like to help with this please post a comment or send an email to fogbees@gmail.com.  We would like to coordinate the vehicles that are traveling with the group for safety.

This year the Fogbees will be joined by cyclist from the Bikers Choice, and will be escorted by Hendersonville Police Bike Patrol Officers.



Monday, November 24, 2014

Fogbees Rock at Spin- Tuesday at 630 pm at da Y


Friday Night Bikers Choice Customer Appreciation Night

This upcoming Friday we would like to invite all of our bike riding friends and prospective bike riding friends to the shop for a fun filled night from 5:00 to 7:00 for our Customer Appreciation Night. We will be serving food and drinks, premiering Tom Evans' Fogbees Yellowstone Tour video, offering special one night only sales on clothing, special instore bicycles, and accessories. This is a great opportunity to meet some of the local riding community, learn more about the roads and trails to ride in Sumner County, and get some Christmas items at great prices.