Sunday, July 29, 2012

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Bob's Excellent Pool Party - Ride Routes

We will plan on serving lunch around noon. If you are not riding, you can come by any time after 11:00.

It's that time of year again. We will have the 4th annual Fogbee pool party on July 28th. This year we will be having Shane's BBQ for lunch $7 per person to cover lunch. All you will have to provide your drinks. .
Doug Depew will be in charge of Frozen margaritas this year and they will be $20 per bucket. Please see Doug if you would like a bucket.
Here are your Routes (same as 2011), ALL leaving from Bob's house at 8AM.  Ultra-lite (with a later start time TBA) is offered ONLY is there is sufficient interest (must comment).

If you are you are doing the LITE ride, I suggest a starting time of 9AM.  It is our EASY 20 that several of us (Phil, Doug, Janice, Tom) doing on Monday mornings. I'll (Tom_E) do it for those who want to join me and it will be at my EASY casual pace.  I don't recommend the Ultra-Lite.  We added that one for non-riders who wanted bring over their townie bikes and join in with something.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Nashville Tap and Run August 11th

I am hoping to put a team together of Fogbee members who would be interested in embarrassing themselves by joining up for the Nashville Tap and Run. This is a slightly non-competitive funny running/walking race that involves beer drinking and ridiculous themes. We have not decided on a costume theme yet for the team, but we are leaning towards Hooter's Girls, ugly strippers, school girls or something similar to win the shortest shorts competition(if there are other suggestions, we would love to hear them...We will have a team idea picked by the end of next week). We want men to do this as well so if you are willing to don skimpy women's clothing, drink some beer and either walk or run 2.5 miles, we would love to have you join us. This event will feature 3 beer chugging stations and an after party also involving beer...If there ever was an event designed for the Fogbees, this is it! Please post of you have an interest in joining this event. Here is the link to the event...

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Two Fogbees successfully indoctrinitated to Randonneuring

Eric Bateman and Lindsay Case both completed their first 200K (127 mile) randonneuring ride from Brentwood to the George Dickel distillery and back with Bryan, me, and several riders from Gran Fondo and Harpeth Bike Club. Both finished strong despite the heat (Oh to be in the 20's again).  Rumor has it that Lindsay really dropped the hammer the final 10 miles, but there was no one close enough to witness this :-).  All I know is she was showered, dressed and ready to go when I finished.

And, no one thought to get a pic in front of George's statue.  

Friday, July 20, 2012

Buyer wants a Jersey

Phil has a friend who wants to buy a medium-sized FOGBEE jersey.  Yes, we know medium is not a common FOGBEE size.  The buyer is looking for a virgin or experienced jersey -- an LG or a VGear man's.  Contact Phil or send a note to & we'll forward it.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

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 Dear Fogbee's ,
. . The Alzheimer's Association is starting a new cycling tradition in Highland Rim! The inaugural Alzheimer’s Challenge cycling event will be held on November 3rd, 2012.
. . Start/finish at beautiful, historic Old Stone Fort Park in Manchester, TN. Ride features well planned 15 mi, 30 mi and 62 mi routes. There will be pre-ride bike checks; themed, well stocked rest stops manned by enthusiastic volunteers; abundant route markings, sag support; post ride BBQ celebration next to Old Stone’s scenic falls; entertainment; massages; and more. This is going to be a wonderful event to raise awareness and support for Alzheimer's Disease. 
. . You can visit our official website for the event at : We also have a Facebook located at :  with some pictures of the route, as well as more information on involvement. 
. . We would be so honored to have you participate or support this event in any capacity. I can provide literature, fliers, event information that you can give your members or other interested parties. We are so excited for this event, and sincerely hope to hear from you soon!
Riding to find a cure,
Sarah Wood

Share the road

Here is an interesting take on what happens when drivers are more mentally level with other users of roadways.

Not suitable for every situation but are there places around us where this could work better than what is currently setup?

Thursday, July 12, 2012

** LAST CALL for FOGBEES Jerseys**

Last call to place your jersey order. We are ordering the jerseys on Monday morning (July 16, 2012), so if you have already placed an order, you are all set. If you have NOT placed an order, stop being a cheap skate and order one! If you have not paid yet, please have checks, cash, money order, Iraqi Dinar, or Rubles at the Thursday ride, or Saturday's Fogbee/Harpeth ride. If you need to send us a check, let me know and I will email you our address, or refer to the FOGBEES Roster.

** Check Them Out here The Fogbees Web Site **

Please make Checks Payable to Demetrius or Sarah Ritt
 Jerseys: Sleeveless $41, Short Sleeve $41, Long Sleeve $52, Trisuite: $78 each

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Femme Fondo

. . I would like to share some information with you about a unique cycling event for women riders of all abilities.
. . On Saturday September 8, 2012 the all-women’s Femme Fondo will be held in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee. Ride distances of 12, 35, and 65 miles will be offered. Whole Foods Grocery will provide a catered lunch and each participant will receive a T-Shirt and goodly bag. The registration fee is $25.00.
. . We strongly feel that the routes offered are a unique combination of the most beautiful and safest, low traffic sounds around Nashville. Please check out further details at the following link:
Online registration is now open. There will be no day-of registration offered. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Caitlin Standifer,Gran Fondo Cycles

Calling all Advocates

. . Congress has passed the Federal Transportation Act of 2012.  For the most part it was a disappointment for biking and walking advocates who anticipate major changes in priorities in government agencies.  Funding levels have dropped from 40% to 70% for active transportation and resource mandates have been eliminated.  Federal guidance that validated these forms of alternate transportation is seriously weakened. If progress is to continue, advocates at the national, state, and local level must step up and make a commitment.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fourth of July Celebrated by Founding FOGBEES via Traditional Touring Ride ( photos on Shutterfly Site )

I am going to live!

I met with the cardiologist yesterday and he gave me the all clear to ride again.  He is  not sure why I had the trouble I did, but my heart is in excellent condition, no blockages, damage, etc. There is nothing wrong with my heart that would lead to a heart attack.   We are going to diary what goes on during rides over the next month to see if there are any specific conditions that cause that cause the same condition.

So, as a good FOGBEE, I left the doctor's office and went for a ride!  It felt great!

Mike Knake

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Can't Get Them All

A certain FOGBEE loves to take pictures.  He has even made me pull over to the side of the road while en-route to a ride so he could capture the sun rising over a foggy field in early AM.  Well here's a couple of great ones he has missed.  Click on photo to enlarge.