Sunday, December 30, 2012

Cedars of Lebanon Triathlon 5-18-2013

Marsha, my daughter Heidi and I have registered for the Cedars of Lebanon Triatholon for team FOGBEES May 18. Make this your New Year resolution goal.  Registration is $55 before Jan.1 and $65 after, so register TODAY!!.  So we can start together use 1hour 15 minutes for total time and 7 minutes for the swim, for club affilition use FOGBEES Triathlon Team.   We will arrange a post tri social event!  Please post so we can record participation. Here is the link for registration :

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

It Was a Great Party

. . Hendersonville got to see 24 FOGBEES and their friends at their finest.  A spectacular ride and generous gift collection.  Thanks go to Chairman Bob who made this year's Christmas Lights Ride  better that the previous, to Doug who got us the perfect place to celebrate post-ride, and to Gary who led us to make Christmas memorable for at least nine children.
. . Last year, I selected our "Best in Show," but so many riders exceeded the previous great displays that I'll have to nominate everyone.
. . Lastly, remember that little elf that followed the group around.  She took pictures and videos everywhere and plans to put it all together in one big commemorative.  Can't wait to see what Chief Santa Elf Sarah creates.  Merry Christmas to all and thanks for a great ride.
Some images from the Day contingent are on Shutterfly. Click Here

Thursday, December 13, 2012

What a great tribute to the Fogbees spirit!

What a SUPER GREAT job the Fogbees did for the Toys for Tots, Tweens and Teens Christmas gift program. Just really unbelievable how many of you took the time to make a child's Christmas Happy and Magical just like the one's we had when we were children. Because of our generosity we made a real impact on the lives of  NINE children and their families. I want to thank everyone who gave a gift and appreciate Mike Kaiser for helping deliver to the Juvenile Court two great Mountain bikes that Phil Vickery got donated for us. We gave a total of FIVE bicycles to the program. Ms. Eula Vaughn, the Program Director, was so grateful for our contribution. This was so much fun to participate in and I enjoyed taking part of the day off to deliver the toys to Gallatin. We filled up a whole room full of gifts! This is just another reason I love being a Fogbee.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Help Us Share the Joy of Christmas

The article in this Sunday's newspaper the Tennessean, CLICK HERE to read it, explains why we ride.

A group of bike riders wrapped in Christmas tree lights with Santa pulling up the rear will be collecting toys for kids. Called the Fogbees, the group will ride in Hendersonville on Saturday, Dec. 15.
This is the third year for this festive bicycle ride and the second year the group will ride in conjunction with Toys for Tots, Tweens and Teens, sponsored by employees of the Sumner County Juvenile Court. by Sherry Mitchell
Yes, we are still collecting toys.  We want to have many toys for every child.

Gender Age of the Children

         1. Female 4 1/2 years old
   2. Female 18 Months
 3. Female 8 Months
   4. Female 6 years old
5. Male 5 years old
      6. Female 15 years old
  7. Male 13 years old
      8. Female 13 years old
      9. Female 12 years old

Friday, December 7, 2012


Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the town
Not a bicyclist was riding, snow had come down
The toys were piled by the tree with much care,
In hopes of Gary that more would be there.

The FOGBEES were planning with thoughts of a ride,
With lights on their bikes, they weren’t going to hide.
And Phil dressed as Frostie, and Bruce as an elf,
They formed a long line with Santa himself.

When out on the road there arose such a clatter,
Motorists stopped to see what was the matter.
Along each car window little faces did appear,
Some even thought they were seeing reindeer.

The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow,
Gave lustre of mid-day to bicycles below.
When, what to a wandering eye should appear,
But a long line of FOGBEEs riding without fear.

With many old pedalers, so lively, but some sickly,
All knew in a moment, it must be a FOGBEE.
More slower than turtles intensely they came,
Their leader whistled, and shouted, and called them by name.

Now Ronnie, now David, now Phil, now Bruce and Gary,
On Bobbie, on Eddie, on Annie and Sherry.
To the road by the Walmart, to every store in the mall,
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Dec 15th Christmas Light Ride 5:30 PM

This is the 4th year for this event and it is a lot of fun.   We are going to do this as a simple charity ride for the Sumner County Juvenile Court Toys for Tots and Tweens program.    The FOGBEES are sponsoring 9 families this year for Christmas.  We ask that if you are going to ride that you bring a unwrapped toy to the ride or to Gary's office before Dec 12th.  These toys will then be given to the The Juvenile Court to be distributed to the families in need. You can donate even if you don't plan on doing the ride.

If you have any questions about what this event is or how to decorate please click the Christmas Light Link on the Blog Home page.

Ride Information
We will start at 5:00pm from the old Kmart parking lot in Hendersonville.  This is located behind La Loma Mexican Restaurant at 245 E. Main St in Hendersonville.  After the ride we will have refreshments at Rio Bravo
Toy Drop Off Information
Toys can be brought to any of the Fogbeee events leading up to the Christmas light ride or be dropped off at Gary's Office Between December 1 and December 12.

Gary Williams Office Address
131 Maple Row Blvd., Suite A-101
Hendersonville, TN 37075

Here is a list of the Kids we are taking donations for PLEASE COMMENT IF YOU PLAN ON BUYING SOMETHING FOR ONE OF THE KIDS SO WE DON'T DUPLICATE EFFORTS. I hope we as a group can make a brighter Christmas for each of these kids.

Gender Age
1. Female 4 1/2 years old
2. Female 18 Months
3. Female 8 Months
4. Female 6 years old
5. Male 5 years old
6. Female 15 years old
7. Male 13 years old
8. Female 13 years old
9. Female 12 years old

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Natchez Trace Ride this weekend

This was posted on Bike Walk Tennessee's Facebook account by Spencer Connell. Posting here in case there is some Fogbee interest.  I don't have Spencer's contact information handy but can chase him down through Facebook if anyone is interested.

One of my closest friends, Robert T. Fischman, will be finishing up his bike tour from Seattle to south California, over to New Orleans, and up the Natchez Trace this weekend. I am trying to get as many bikers as possible to meet him Friday evening to camp and finish the two day ride.

We will meet at the Colbert Ferry campground (mile marker 327:

I won't be biking down, so I'm trying to get some car-pooling together with financially incentivised drivers. If you know anyone with a car ( i have a bike rack we can use ) that would be willing to drive, let me know!

The ride will be just over 100 miles split into two hilly 50 mile days. We will go slow and drink a lot of wine.