Monday, May 26, 2008

The July 4 Comet

It is final, Marsha and I will be going to visit my daughter in Canton GA over the 4th of July. The 4th is a Friday, so everyone should be off. I am planning on riding the Silver Comet on the 5th of July. . The trail comes complete with a tunnel to avoid climing the moutain!! If there is some interest I will have Heidi look for a suitable hotel close to activities. She says her Jamacan girlfriend will lead me on the ride if she is available that weekend!! No pressure to make this an "official" activity. I will just warm up the trail for a future ride. Just wanted the group to know I was going to ride it.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


The Iron Man Triathlon on Panama City Beach is a grueling endurance test, starting with a nice 2.4 mile swim , it is followed by an 112 mile bike route and finishes with a full 26.2 mile marathon. Last Saturday Marylin COMPLETED Half-Ironman in 7 hours and 11 minutes.

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Guest Columnist - Hendersonville Star News

This week is National Bike to Work Week and in promotion of cycling Bruce Day published an article Wednesday 5/14/08 as Guest Columnist in Hendersonville Star News. Click here to view Copy.

Friday, May 9, 2008


Brett's wife says she will coordinate the food. Phil and Bruce will help with cleanup and thanks. Friday the 20th doesn't work so I will call some other places Monday to try and find another place to have the party on June 21st. gary . . . Posted 5/11/08

The 21st of June was booked so I took the 2oth (tenatively) which is a Friday from 6pm to whenever. We can actually have the Clubhouse at 4 pm to set up so unless I hear otherwise I will advise Glen Oaks that the FOGBees intend to rock the house on that date. Please let me knowASAP if you or your spouse/friend can help in the following ways:
1: Someone to make sure what everyone is bringing as far as food and beverage.
2: Someone to put up just a few balloons and party items at the Clubhouse.
3: Someone to put together a cleanup crew that night.

I will get invitations that you can send to your friends so they can also come to the party.
Thanks ..Gary

Monday, May 5, 2008


Hello fellow FOGBees and I hope everyone is Ok. I have been thinking about this for several months (sounds scary, right?) and would like some feedback. I would like for us to have a party this summer along these lines:
1. Pick a Saturday evening in June and rent Glen Oaks Clubhouse in Hendersonville. The cost is $100 so that is no big deal for us. I have Dj'd parties there and it is a very nice place to have a party. We should try and reserve the clubhouse in the next week or so.
2. We can have pot luck and everyone can bring a dish and drinks, as alcohol is permitted.
3. I suggest this be an adult only party and the theme be the the Disco Era with "costumes" optional.
4. I'm willing to DJ the party so music, lights and the disco ball is free for all who attend.
5. There is a pool so people can swim if they want.
6. FOGBees can invite other friends/couples to attend.
Well what do you think? Certainly this can be voted on in a week as there are no "Jerseys" involved here! -----TOM, could you also email this out to the FOGBees email addresses, as I know that some guys do not check our Blog.------See you all Tuesday.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Honoring My Father

Fellow FOGBees, Doug and Marsha found their way to the funeral home in spight of my poor communication regarding the where and whens of my dad's funeral arrangements. Everyone wondered who and what were the "FOGBees" ? I loved sharing about our comraderie and recognizing you fat old guys ! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the beautiful flowers. The soft hued peach and pink roses made a striking arrangement. I imagine they don't grow much prettier in heaven.