Thursday, March 29, 2012


As many know I'm an avid hockey player. This April I will be taking a Nashville team to play in the annual Tampa Florida Over 50 Nationals Ice Hockey Tournament that I have played in for the last 6 years. With the blessings of the "Godfather" of the Fogbees I created the team Jersey for our hockey team. What do you think? There is also a white Jersey. Several Fogbees have already asked if they could buy one! (this is possible and the price would be reasonable but I really had not thought about it until I was asked about it) I love the look and can't wait to see the whole team in the Jerseys. I also think these colors would be great for an alternative bike jersey for the Fogbees. :)

THREE DAYS LEFT - Save on Registration

Haven't decided on doing ride? Don't need to make that decision today. Make a small $10 gift to Cystic Fibrosis and help us reach
30 people registered by end of March 
for the
2012 Cystic Fibrosis Ride for Life .

Registration is only $10 this month and won't be lower.  DO IT NOW!

It's not going to get better.

If you rode last year, use your ID and PW from 2011.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Silver Comet Spring Ride Hotel & Reservations Update

UPDATE Silver Comet May 4 and 5:
So Far, we have commitments from Bob, Gary and Cindy, Doug and Marsha, Tom and Sharyn, Bruce and Wilma, Christy and Eddie - Please post if you are going I have a 10 room block but can possibly increase it. So Far 6 rooms gone.
The Siver Comet Ride will be Saturday May 5. We will be Staying in Atlanta Friday May 4 and traveling outbound by car to the trail head(s) and riding back to Atlanta. Saturday we will try to arrange a group dinner at a good restaurant in the area. Hotel is the Hampton Inn- Atlanta Galleria. $89 King plus tax (total is $101.50/night) Two Doubles $99 plus tax. Book your May 4&5 reservations at 770-955-1110. The 3 letter booking code is FOG. All reservations must be booked by April 20 on our block of rooms. All cancelations must be made 24 hours in advance for full refund. More ride details to follow based on participation. Please post your intentions as I need to arrange transport to the trailhead.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Harpeth River Ride - June 2nd

The Harpeth River Ride is the largest and most popular bike ride in the area and it DOES sell out as several FOGBEES found out the hard way last year.

Harpeth River Ride Registration Is Now Open

Registration is open to the first 1500 riders.
Please Register Early !  2011 was sold out.

Click Here to Register!

Lower Station Camp Creek Cleanup

I just wanted to touch base before the cleanup this Saturday.  The forecast looks ok, not great; so be sure to check our Facebook page in case of a wash out.  Click Here for Blog Thread
I have attached waiver forms from the County and City.  If kids could get their parents to sign ahead of time that would be great.  
Please let me know tentative numbers on your groups so we can make sure to have plenty of supplies.  We've had lots of interest this year.  Thank you all for getting the word out and of course your participation.  Looking forward to it.
Thank you,
Amy Young Scott, Long Hollow Gardens & Nursery

Tennessee's First Bike Summit

We're having the FIRST ever Tennessee Bike Summit in Chattanooga on May 2-4.  Please click here for more information.

Registration is now available.

There is no charge to attend the conference, but registration is required.

Conference schedule and program will be confirmed soon. 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Triathlon - may 19'th

May 19th - Lebanon, TN - just east of Metro Nashville - this popular sprint triathlon is held at the beautiful Cedars of Lebanon State Park, about 35 miles outside of downtown Nashville. The swim takes place in the newly resurfaced first olympic size outdoor pool in the Nashville area, more than 30 years old! The park setting is beautiful and the support from park staff and the Friends of Cedars volunteers is the great. Be sure to register early as this race sells out each year.

Race Distances
- 200 yd swim / 10 mi bike / 2 mi run

Sunday, March 11, 2012

New Membership Enrollment Form

The BLOG now has an ONLINE membership enrollment form.  Click on the JOIN US page and scroll down to the bottom of the page.  Upon confirmation of the membership data we will send new enrollees an invitation to contribute on the BLOG.  We post to the membership list (with a download of the MailChimp list) about once a month, so it may take a little longer for their name to appear there.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Spring Over-Nighter - May 5'th

Doug is pulling together the Spring Over-nighter on the Silver CometClick here for his webpage summarizing the planning.  He needs your input.  Please HELP by reviewing his plans on the website and commenting to his FOUR questions on this blog post.

Jersey Order


I am going to put together a jersey order with the help of Doug Depew. We will place this order on March 10th this means we will need you size, style and MONEY before March 10th. We will not be able to add any jerseys after the deadline. So if you would like to order please get a check to Doug Depew or Myself before March 10th. The pricing is below and there is more information available on The Fogbees Web Site.

Please make Checks Payable to Bob Glutting or Doug Depew.

Jerseys: Sleeveless $41, Short Sleeve $41, Long Sleeve $52
Trisuite: $78 each

Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life Committee Meeting

Our FIRST Planning Committee meeting is on Sunday March 11'th at 2PM in Gary's office.  We have all kinds of new stuff in the works for 2012: new routes with a 15-miler and easier 65-miler, new Rest Stops added in Westmoreland and Castalian Springs, new Executive Director Tiffany Kerns, new BIG party ideas, and most important YOUR new ideas.  JOIN THE COMMITTEE AND HELP with the FOGBEE co-sponsored event.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Silver Comet Spring Ride - Comments Please

We are trying to pull off an out of town ride down the Chief Ladiga and Silver Comet Trail. The tentative date is May 5. We would travel to the Jackson or Anniston Alabama area on Friday the 4th and stay overnight. We will plan Ride Drops to vary the mileage.

The big Kahuna (Full Ladiga and Comet) would range in the 90 - 95 mile range, an all day affair. If you want to do just the Silver Comet 62 Miles, we would arrange a drop off at the Alabama/Georgia Border where you can go back a mile to the border then ride the comet. The short ride would be in the 40 to 45 mile from the lunch stop. See Bruces comment as that is a race weekend in Alabama. We can work around this by starting in Atlanta and riding out. We can arrange out and backs or I know I can get a couple drivers to pick us up along the trail varying the mileage. We can limit it to just the Comet and not get into the race mess. Just different logistics.

45 miles of the Comet are reasonably flat while there are hills where it goes off the railbed. I have not rident the Chief. In any event we would take our time and have a lunch stop at one of the towns along the trail, ending up in the Atlanta area at a hotel near the trail. As always we will try to plan daytime activities for the non riding spouses/significant others.

Please comment 1.) If you are interested in riding 2.) If so how many miles 3.) If your spouse or significant other will be joining to ride or for other activities.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Say It's not SO!

In my never ending quest to keep the "Ole" FogBees informed how OLD we are I sadly note the passing of ROBERT SHERMAN. Who is Mr. Sherman you ask? Just one of the greatest songwriters of the FogBee era. From the most played song in the world titled "It's a small world after all", to songs from the Disney movie, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" and "The Jungle Book", Mr. Sherman was a master lyricist. BUT my favorite song of his was this-(please watch and enjoy)..( just press the you tube link and play it) Goodbye Mr. Sherman!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Thanks to the Fogbee Spinners

With the better weather and longer days of sunlight I am personally ending the 4th year of Spinning at the YMCA. With over 40 spin sessions since late November I'd say it was a success. Thanks to the loyal Fogbee Spinners who took the time to participate. It was good exercise and great friendship. See you on the road to better health.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Where's Andrew?

Bryan Kortness and I braved the tornadoes, and wind and cold to ride the 220K brevet from Shelbyville, KY based on Andrew's persistent talking up this event.  So with 31 riders there, we expected to see one familiar happy face, but he was a definite MIA.

Andrew, you missed a good one!

Friday, March 2, 2012


IF YOU ARE A BABY BOOMER THEN YOU CAN'T EVER FORGET THE MONKEYS. So long Davy Jones. You died too young. I loved this song as a kid. Press the "Watch on Youtube" to get the song from youtube.