Thursday, April 28, 2011

Now you can ride "green" and in style.

Museeuw Bikes introduces flax-reinforced bicycle

Belgium-based Museeuw Bikes has combined carbon fiber and flax in its new MF-5 frame; the company says the flax helps mitigate microshocks and increases rider comfort.

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Museeuw bike frame

The European Confederation of Flax and Hemp and Masters of Linen (both based in Paris, France) announced on March 3 that bicycle manufacturer Museeuw Bikes (Lokeren, Belgium) has introduced what is said to be the first bicycle frame made with a hybrid weave consisting of carbon fibers interwoven with natural flax fibers. Museeuw says flax content of the frames is 80 percent.

Unidirectional flax and carbon are applied layer by layer and used in the three main tubes of the MF-5 frame, the fork and in the rear-stays. Museeuw Bikes reports that the shock-absorbing properties of flax fibers offer several advantages to the cyclist; in particular, the flax fiber absorbs microshocks more effectively than competing composite frames, boosting rider comfort.

Museeuw reportedly considering use of flax in other bicycle components that are subject to vibration and shocks.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

AASHTO Withdraws Recommendation

Thanks to the thousands who contacted the director of their state transportation agency regarding last week’s action alert the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has withdrawn their recommendation to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to weaken the requirements for states to give “due consideration” to the needs of bicyclists and pedestrians when constructing roadways. The League of American Bicyclists, the National Center for Biking and Walking, and America Bikes will be meeting with AASHTO officials next month to discuss this and other important issues.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

October 1 - 2, 2011 MS Jack 'n' Back

David Miley and I are currently registered on Team FOGBEES for the Multiple Sclerosis to Jack and Back fundraiser ride. David has a nice campsite picked out on the hill @ Motlow State Community College. I on the other hand have made my reservation @ the Quality Inn / Executive Inn in Tullahoma for my overnight stay. When I checked three days ago there were about 10 non-smoking rooms available in the Quality Inn ( the new motel ). Phone 931-455-4501 to get the Quality Inn. Be sure to ask for the discounted rate for Jack and Back participants ( 98.99 plus tax ) per manager Rakeesh.

So-o-o-o, let's rally the troops and start getting psyched for another great run to Jack 'n' Back for a great cause, Multiple Sclerosis.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Good Friday Ride Second Annual Percy Warner Metric

Come join me for a good training ride. Last year we had 2 riders, hoping to double participation this year.

Hill training ride perfect for 3 State 3 Mountain or Assault on Mount Mitchell
About 1000 ft of climbing per lap.

The Percy Warner Metric

1 Lap of Belle Meade Boulevard
3 Laps of the Percy Warner Park
Bike trek to Cheeseburger Charlies for Lunch and easy pedal back
2 more laps of Percy Warner Park
Post ride libations at Local Taco
Start at 8:00 AM, or slower or faster riders can start whenever. No signups, no sag, no support, no whining.

Monday, April 18, 2011


TDOT will conduct a public Highway Design Meeting from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on April 18, 2011 at the Hendersonville Public Library to discuss the reconstruction of Walton Ferry Rd/Old Shackle Island Rd from Imperial Blvd. to Volunteer Dr. The proposed route segment will be improved to contain two 12’ traffic lanes, a continuous 12’ center lane, and two 6’ bicycle lanes including 2’ curb and gutter drainage, and two 5’ sidewalks inside a minimum 68’ right-of-way. In addition, the offset intersection of the subject route with Main Street (SR-6, U.S. 31) will be reconstructed to improve operations at West Main Street. The public is invited to a short presentation and a brief Q&A period.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Diane Black Opens Gallatin Office this Saturday

Click here to join Congressman Diane Black this coming Saturday for the Grand Opening of her Gallatin office!  Diane has been an active supporter of greenways for Hendersonville and advisor on our Hendersonville Greenway Committee.

NO Registration Fee - Today Only

No Registration Fee TODAY! Use the promotional code TAX15 when asked while registering online.   There is a $150 fund raising minimum to ride.  Register on the FOGBEE Team.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Pedals & Paws Ride -- Well Done

Hey Curtis, Tell mom she did a great job on this ride.  For her first event she certainly had some expert advice and did right! The police protection was exceptional.  You didn't need to mark the route.  Every intersection had police directing traffic.  On part of the ride they even followed along behind us on the shoulder with blue lights flashing. No ride I have been on has ever had high level of support.  I hope y'all made some money on the event because it was a great value for the bicyclists with shirts, hand-outs, rest stops, etc.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Have you ever been chased by a DOG? Well here is you chance to help stop stray dogs.

Pedals and Paws across Sumner County . . Join us Apri 9th at the Gallatin Civic Center for a ride to benefit the Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance. All proceeds will support programs to provide low cost spay/neuter services in Sumner County. . . The ride will begin at 9:00 a.m. There will be 25 and 45 mile routes. Food and drink rest stops will be located along the route. You will ride through northern and eastern Sumner County. There are no challenging climbs on the 25 but the 45 mile ride will climb at mile 22 to 955 ft. followed by a blistering descent after the rest stop at mile 30. We will sweep the courses during the rides with a final sweep at noon. The cost is $25 for mailed entry, $30 day of the ride and is tax deductible. Please mail entries to: Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance Pedals and Paws, P.O. Box 1834, Gallatin, TN 37066 Registration Information Cue Sheet and Map for Short Ride
Long ride

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fogbee Jersey and Tri-Suit order

...... The fit kit is in please contact Bob to make you apt for fitting Bob's email .. Sorry for the short Notice . . This is going to be a quick turn around order so we can get our Tri-suits before the GJCC Triathlon in May. . . I will be ordering Jerseys and Tri-suits on Monday April11th. If you would like to order a Jersey I need to know your size and have your money by April 9th.
  • Short Sleeve $ 41
  • Sleeveless $ 41
  • Tri-suit $78
. . I have ordered a fit kit for both men and ladies Tri-suits. The kit should be in by next week. Please post if you are interested in ordering or send a email to .. Additional Information .

Sunday, April 3, 2011

2011-04-03 FOGBEES do Nashville Greenway

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FOGBEES do Nashville Greenway

Fifteen FOGBEES sought a cure for "spring fever" as they serpentined their way through the back streets of Nashville to hit the greenway trailhead @ Metro Center along the Cumberland River. The tail winds which whisped us through Shelby bottoms and on to Percy Priest Dam became our lament as we bowed our way up Demonbreum Street seeking respite @ the Blackstone Brewery. Thanks to Mike Knake for posting and hosting this perennial fav ride. Definitely a 5 Star day ride. And thanks to everyone who rode and looked out for one another. GO FOGBEES !