Saturday, December 28, 2013

Bring InThe New Year Ride, Jan. 1st

Due to popular demand, we will ride from Bluegrass Bar and Grille at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 1st.  Late night News Years Eve partying no excuse.  We will do a 30 mile ride.

See You There,

Mike   Knake

31 Mile Route

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Ate too much, drank too much, need to ride Rde-Saturday, Dec 28th

Saturday looks like a good time to rid yourself of some of those bad radicals that you have been storing over the last few weeks. We will shoot for a 10:00start time from Bluegrass Bar and Grille.  I will post two routes of about 30 and 40 miles by Friday.  Ride will be followed by food and beverage at Bluegrass Bar and Grille.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake


30 Mile Route

36 Mile Route

Friday, December 20, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Frostbite Run - January 1'st

Sumner County YMCA Frostbite 5k & 10k
Wednesday, January 1
Time(s)/(Cost):
8:00am- Registration
9:00am- Kid's 1 Mile Fun Run ($5.00)
9:30am- 10k ($30.00 or $35.00 on Raceday)
9:45am- 5k ($30.00 or $35.00 on Raceday) 
10:45am- Frostbite Freeze ($10.00)

Register to Run here: https://give.ymcamidtn.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=429&cid=1&ceid=47 ; or pick up a registration form at the Sumner County YMCA.

Can't Run? Don't wanna Run? In town? 
Still wanna be a part of the excitement?

VOLUNTEER!
Bring your New Years Eve Noise makers, Christmas Bells, Cowbells, Family Friendly Music, a big travel mug of something HOT and wear your craziest warm hat!
The Frostbite 10k/5k Course Volunteers have almost as much fun as the runners themselves! PLUS!...you get a free shirt!

I NEED lots of COURSE VOLUNTEERS!
Email me at: spinjunkie@comcast.net if you can volunteer.

Charlene Alcorn, Frostbite Volunteer Coordinator

Monday, December 16, 2013

Another video from the Christmas Lights Ride

video

Indian Lake Peninsula Living

. . The FOGBEES in a joint effort with Biker's Choice Bike Shop have re-launched the Bike 'n Walk Hendersonville website (www.bikinhville.com) and is providing a monthly biking column in the social magazine Indian Lake Peninsula Living.  The first article issued in December.  In case you didn't receive a copy in the mail.  CLICK HERE for a copy.  The focus is to promote bicycling as it relates to Indian Lake Peninsula. What topics would you like to see covered (or write) in this column?
. . Bike 'n Walk Hendersonville was formed by the Hendersonville Greenway Committee in 2005.  The committee has provided guidance to Hendersonville Planning Department in the creation of the city's Streets of Indian Lake Greenway and the Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan in the city's 2009 "Land Use and Transportation Plan."
. . The Hendersonville Greenway Committee was formed as part of the Hendersonville Tomorrow Committee (more info) and, after it submitted its recommendations to the city in 2006, officially disbanded. 
. . In 2012 Metro Nashville MPO started providing funding to be used specifically for active transportation projects.  In our area, money was given to White House to create the bike lanes on 31W and 76 and to Sumner County to add greenway trails in the Station Camp schools area.  In 2013 TDOT has offered $10 Million for Active Transportation projects.  Hendersonville was unable to participate.  In 2014 TDOT will be offering another $10 Million and the MPO $12.1 Million for Active Transportation Projects.   
Without significant volunteer and community support, 
it isn't going to happen for Hendersonville. 
We again don't anticipate Hendersonville participating in this funding opportunity.  If you are interested is helping, please contact us at FOGBEES@gmail.com.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Xmas Light Ride

You guys and girls looked AWESOME! Nice job.

video

Another Great Performance

. . Each year the FOGBEE Christmas Lights Ride only gets better because of everyone's fantastic contributions.  We have many new and creative costumes/floats, we have past themes with an extra string of lights added, more elves show up to assist, and the post ride party (even Gary singing) gets more festive.
. . David Evjens, one of the organizers of the St Nicholas Ball, said, "The FOGEES are great.  We have to make their visit to the Ball an annual tradition."
. . The caroling went well and was appreciated at every stop, especially for the little girl whose birthday present from the FOGBEES was a chorus of "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer."
. . Special thanks go to Sgt. Mike Germany of the Hendersonville Police Department who provided for our escort.  The flashing blue lights of the police car warned all that something special was coming. AND you all were truly special this year.  Thanks to Bob, Gary, and the cast of FOGBEE actors who braved the cold and misty evening to make this ride a unique and not-to-be missed annual event.  There was a rumor that the Hendersonville Star News was at the party taking pictures. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Today's Spin..no words necessary. ..

(Not pictured Mike K. , Joe, Jeff and me)

You ROCK FOGBEES


DETAILED PLAN FOR CHRISTMAS RIDE

Please CLICK HERE to download a detailed copy of the Christmas Lights Ride plan. Check with Gary and Bob for last minute info.  They'll be at the YMCA between 10 and 11AM.  Have a great ride and remember ALL bicyclists must have helmets and lights and be ready to ride by 5:30PM at Blue Grass Bar & Grill parking lot.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Who says Santa Fogbee, Santa Deer and Red Nose Reindeer can't run a 5k...



No Excuses!

The rain is scheduled to move out by Saturday afternoon AND the evening will not be so horribly cold that you choose to miss the holiday fun at the Christmas Lights Ride, the caroling, and the partying at Blue Grass Bar and Grill. Even if you failed to decorate your bike, don't fret.  Grab a couple of glow sticks, pin them to your parka, throw on that bike spot light and join the tens of thousands (well maybe just the tens) at this unique ride.   
Santa's making his list 
and if you know Gary you know I am not kidding.  While you're at it, its not to late to add a toy or two to Gary's Christmas tree and help a child enjoy Christmas.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Saturday Morning Spin at the Bikers Choice

This Saturday, with the bad weather once again rolling in, we will be opening up the Bikers Choice at 8:00 for an early morning spin group. If you want to ride your bike and have a trainer, bring it down to the store and join Bryan for an hour of trainer riding. He will put some fun mountain bike videos on the tv and you can set your own pace and level of exercise. Trainer riding with friends and fellow riders is a lot more fun than sitting at home alone on the bike so come down and join us this Saturday at our Hendersonville location. We should have room for 10-15 riders.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

A Christmas Miracle? Who TWINKLED Gary's Tree

Here it is again.
Gary has been blaming the Blog Administrator.
WE are innocent.
We don't have the software.

BUT, it is OUR guess
that the guilty party has initials D.R.
aka, producer of great Christmas videos.

Gary says, "It's a Christmas Miracle!
If reindeer can fly, why can't my tree
spontaneously twinkle?"

He is now expecting to 
walk out of his office and 
see this little tree buried in 
Toys for Tots, Tweens, and Teens
especially gifts for the older boys.

Santa's Makin' His List

You have less than one week 
to get that bike decorated and
get me some toys for our BIG Annual 
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS RIDE.

I have made my list and checking it twice,
but I know where you live. I expect to see you on
December 14'th at 5:30PM

I also expect to see you at our
Annual Christmas Party
at The Blue Grass Bar & Grill 
after we spread holiday cheer.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Saturday Spin success

Tom B not included....

Rudoph Says, "Ya Better Be Good"

It's cold enough to freeze the hoofs of a reindeer.
So Rudolph is spending the day
putting lights on the ole sleigh.
Can never have too many for
Christmas Lights Ride
through Hendersonville on
DECEMBER 14'th

He is also planning to chow down at the
Annual Christmas Party at
Blue Grass Bar and Grill

He said,
"Santa's taking attendance."

Friday, December 6, 2013

A Message From Sarah and Demetrius



The BIG repeat is scheduled for DECEMBER 14'th. DON"T MISS IT.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Saturday Morning Spin Hour at The Bikers Choice

We are looking at some pretty bad weather this upcoming weekend so I would like to invite everyone who is not a YMCA member to come join me Saturday morning at the Bikers Choice in Hendersonville for a 1 hour trainer spin ride inside the store. Bring your bike and your trainer down and we will be running a fitness video for an hour at 8:00. This is a great opportunity to get in some exercise in a group setting without having to suffer outside in the cold and wet. We will have space for approximately 10 riders, possibly more if we move things around so come down and join me for some company doing an indoor ride!

Bike Accident Map for Metro Nashville

CLICK HERE for Interactive Google Map

Monday, December 2, 2013

A BIG THANK YOU!

Kelly and I want to thank everyone for their assistance, support, visits, good wishes and prayers, at the scene, the hospitals and from afar, following my crash Friday. I was discharged yesterday and am feeling much better. I need to follow up with the neurologist to determine how long I'll be off the bike, but my guess it will be numbered in weeks. It wasn't the Thanksgiving weekend we planned on, but we were reminded how grateful we are for our dear Fogbee friends. Happy Holidays to you all!

CALLING ALL FOGBEES !!!!!


THE FOGBEES, as you know, are sponsoring 11 children who won't have a Christmas without our help and we only have 2 weeks to get these gifts to the Ms. Eula Vaughn at the Juvenile Court. This year we will brighten the lives of the following:
Males- ages- 13, 12, 9, 6 and two 1 year old twins
Females- ages- 14, 13, 7, 5 and 4
OUR FOGBEE TREE AT MY OFFICE IS WAITING FOR YOUR DONATION. Please help and bring your gift to 131 Maple Row Blvd, Suite A-101 between the hours of  9am -5pm , M-F or to the Xmas light ride on Sat. Dec. 14 at 5:30 pm. If you have any questions call or contact me at lawpuck@aol.com or 943-2606. Thank you.

Friday, November 29, 2013

David M Crash report

David M had a nasty crash about noon today. Apparently hit large rock that blew out his front wheel. Was confused on scene and had seizure at Hendersonville ER. CT scan showed small amount of subarachnoid hemorrhage and he was transferred to Skyline. No surgery planned and he is in Neuro ICU for observation and repeat scans.
As of tonight a complete recovery is expected but keep Dave and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Newsletter - Archives and What's New

. . Each month the Newsletter has about a half-dozen articles in addition to the numerous news posts.  We have saved those on Google Drive.  You can access past articles from the website (menu item under Resources).  We have not archived the newsletters.
. . This month the table of contents for the newsletter (to be issued Sunday morning) is
  • Holiday Fest & Christmas Lights Ride
  • Enjoy Winter Cycling
  • Riding in the Wild West
  • Seagull Century
  • When a Century Just Isn't Enough
  • Kentucky Bicycle And Bikeways
  • She's a Celebrity
  • Bike 'n Walk Hendersonville
  • Spinning at the Y
  • 23mm or 25mm
  • New Biking Column for H'ville
  • Administration Stuff
. . The newsletter is private and issued ONLY to registered FOGBEE members. We use the MailChimp subscription list as the basis for the FOGBEE membership list (last update was on 11/25/13). In early January we will do our annual membership list maintenance and purge those subscriptions that appear to be inactive.  MailChimp monitors who is opening the newsletters. If the newsletter has not been opened for the last two or three months, we assume the subscriber no longer wishes to continue as a FOGBEE member.
. . If you don't receive a newsletter this Sunday, please contact us at FOGBEES@gmail.com.  We apparently have a bad email address for you.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

A Red Boiling Springs Thanksgiving...




Celebrated Thanksgiving at a Fogbee favorite.  The Armour 's Hotel with family (and 80 others I didn't know)...

FANTASTIC December Newsletter

Okay, the FOGBEES have done it AGAIN! They have put together ANOTHER fantastic newsletter or better yet biking magazine. It's a FREE private publication for FOGBEE members.  It's not too late to JOIN US (see above tab).
Look for it on SUNDAY morning.  
It'll have all the important information for the CHRISTMAS LIGHTS RIDE.

And NOW for the Redneck FOGBEES

Monday, November 25, 2013

After Thanksgiving - Get Ready for Christmas Lights Ride

Watch for the Newsletter this Sunday morning for details about this year's Christmas Lights Ride on December 14'th

it's the almost Turkey day YMCA Tuesday night Spin!!!

Tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. Show up for the YMCA Fogbee Spin

Saturday, November 23, 2013

TDOT Active Transportation Grants

. . All the major Bike Clubs in the Nashville region have a representative on the MPO Bike/Ped Advisory Committee (BPAC).  Next Monday (Dec 2'nd) they'll be assisting TDOT in selecting a grant recipients for its $10 Million give-away.  It's a "give away" because applicants only need a 5% match.  For more info click here for the MPO posting. (No, Hendersonville has not submitted anything although we discussed it with its Planning Department.) 
. . Have ideas, recommendations, or thoughts regarding local project submissions, comment to this post or send them to the FOGBEE representative on this BPAC at FOGBEES@gmail.com.

Call For Articles, News, Pics for Last of Year Newsletter

Got a nice article from FOGBEES EAST for the December 1'st issue of the newsletter.  Also watch it for information on this year's Christmas Lights Ride and update on USBR-23, but what else?  We're taking a hiatus until the beginning of riding season 2014, so now's the time to get in your announcements, party info, etc.  Please send to FOGBEES@gmail.com no later than Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bike Walk Nashville Cranksgiving Ride November 23, 10:30 am

Walk Bike Nashville and Bike Walk Tennessee are sponsoring a non T-shirt ride the Saturday before Thanksgiving.  No entry fee and no tee shirt, just the joy of cycling with new folks in a new place and an opportunity to buy food for a good cause. Details are at this link.    Facebook page is here.
Beer will be available afterwards. Please post if you are likely so they can know how many to expect and don't run out of beer.
No need for panniers. There will be a vehicle to accept donations at each grocery store. Save your receipts.


Great Spin last night with guest Dj....

2 is better than one. Thanks Charlene for Spinning and leading the 2nd half of the night. (Not pictured Mike k. N Todd)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Touring Bikes on Sale at The Bikers Choice!

With a new emphasis on tour riding in the club, we would like to offer Fogbee members a great deal on our remaining touring bikes. We currently have in stock 3 2013 Salsa Vaya 3 touring bikes. Two in a size 58 cm and 1 in a size 52 cm. These bikes are amazing bikes featuring a durable Shimano Sora 3x9 speed drive train with a 52/42/30 chainring combination and an 11-32 cassette, a Chro-moly frame and fork, rack and fender mounts, 3 water bottle holders, clearance for 38 mm tires with fenders or 42 mm without,  and Avid mechnical disc brakes. This bike is designed for rugged multi-day riding with fully loaded paniers and is one of the most comfortable bikes available on the market today.

The Salsa Vaya 3 retails for $1400 and you can get this great bike while supplies last for just $1000! Come down and test this great bike out.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Fogbee featured on Adventure Cyclings Home page

Our very own camera shy Janice is currently featured on the Home page of the Adventure Cycling website. http://www.adventurecycling.org/
Picture taken by David Shumaker on Nashville's Riverfront which is a part of US Bicycle Route 23. She's on scroll number 2.  Interestingly, one of the scrolls is for a picture contest. Looks like Dave already won one.

Why the FOGBEE Yellowstone Bike Ride

Every couple of years Aussie Bob comes to America to ride his bike.  He plans a 2014 visit and is one of the planners for the FOGBEE Yellowstone trip.  He recently sent us this map to explain why he doesn't ride more in Australia.
These were posted on an Australian tourism website, and the answers are the actual responses by the website officials, who obviously have a great sense of humour (not to mention a low tolerance threshold for cretins!)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Great turnout for the Redneck Ride

What more could you ask for...bicycles, Fogbees, barbecue and shootin...Gary

Friday, November 15, 2013

Annual Redneck Ride November 16

Annual Redneck Ride  November 16th 2013 
    The Annual Redneck Ride leaves from The BBQ Pit , 608 N Broadway in Portland TN. This year we will start at 9 a.m. and venture to Gold City Ky. There is a market stop at mile ~20. This is going to be ~40ish mile round trip for all groups. Route maps will be added . Following the ride, we feast like coon hounds at the bbq pit, then out to the gun range for some blasting !  This  is the perfect environment if you've wanted to eat bbq and  shoot a gun but always invented an excuse not to eat the bbq.
   As in years past, we will have a couple Certified Instructors and Range Officers to assist.  If you want to be a new shooter and can't wait to pull a trigger, holler at me before hand and we will accommodate you.
 - curtis  615 516 9869

A note on the shooting: if you are planning to shoot please do not get out of your car and come to the range with anything loaded. Be sure you're wearing Eye and Ear Protection when you come to the range. If you dont have any please let  Bob, Demetrius, Sara  or me know and we will get you range ready.

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/323982249#

Keeping with the theme David Irvine shares CLICK HERE

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Oh my....The Fogbees Spin is getting crazy!

We had a big Fogbees turnout tonight.  17 Spinners sweating and having a great time. Come join us at the YMCA Thursday night at 6:30 pm.....

Friday, November 8, 2013

There is hope for us OLD guys and gals yet.

Today is the Deadline to RSVP

Please post, if you haven't already.  The chef is gathering the ingredients and needs the final count.
NOBODY want to run out of lasagna, right?



If you have any marshmallow skewers, please bring them.
No skewers???  Any old stick in the yard will do.  :-) 

And don't forget...BYOB  ;-)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Great job FogSpinners!

Thanks to Mike K., Tom B., Misty, Danny, Jeff & Tammy, Craig, Omaria, Phil, Woody, Harry and Todd for a one hour Fog Jam at the YMCA. What a turnout and a good time at Bluegrass Bar & Grill afterwards. ..

Sunday 11am (Gallatin Square) Shady Cove Marina Breakfast Buffet

For those who can't make Saturday's ride and aren't going to the Titans game...

Let's meander out to Shady Cove Marina for brunch around noon roughly.  It's a little over 8miles to ride out that way, the buffet goes until 1pm.  With luck, we can catch the beginning of the game on TV there as well while eating. 

We'll continue on afterwards for a total of 30miles, finishing by 230p roughly.  Just in time to catch the last part of the Titans/Jags game at either the Whoopperwill or Pizza Time Machine, both on the square in Gallatin.

This will be a casual, no drop, weekday rider style ride.  Plenty of time for pictures, etc.  Think of it as a good recovery ride.  Hope to see a handful of you out there!  ~ Kaiser

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3639117

Fogbee Fall Get Together

Saturday November 9th from 6:30 till?

Everyone's invited out to Kristi Draper's house for some Fall Fun.   Bring whatever you like to drink.  Bon fire will be out back by the lake so bring a lawn chair and dress warmly.  This is a casual affair.  Come as you are, relax and have fun with your Fogbee friends.

Lasagna and bread will be provided so please rsvp on blog by Friday, so she know how much to make.

Location:  107 Imperial Pt., Hendersonville, TN
Turn onto Sandersferry Rd. from Main St.  
Go 2.6 miles. Imperial Pt. will be on your left.
Kristi's is 4th house on the Left.  :-)

TDOT Bike/Ped Conference Call - 10/16/13

I.       Multimodal Access Fund- Update         
II.     US Bike Route 23- Update
III.  LAB Bicycle-friendly state survey
IV. TN small towns aim to be more walkable/bikeable
V.    TN River Trail Bike/Ped Master Plan
VI.  Additional Comments/Wrap-Up

Morning Ride Group Does Smiley Hallow



Wednesday, November 6, 2013

USBR 23 Now OFFICIAL

MISSOULA, MONTANA, November 5, 2013Adventure Cycling Association and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) today announced that AASHTO's Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering has approved U.S. Bike Route 50 in Maryland, which follows the C&O Canal Towpath, and U.S. Bike Route 23 in Tennessee.
“Development of the U.S. Bicycle Route System is a product of the many partnerships being fostered all across the country between state transportation departments and community groups,” said Bud Wright, executive director of AASHTO. “We are proud of the role state DOTs play in helping grow this national bicycle system and appreciate the work of Adventure Cycling and all the organizations involved in making these new routes possible.”
The U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS) now encompasses 6,196 miles of approved U.S. Bike Routes in 12 states: Alaska, Kentucky, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
CLICK HERE for the whole story.

Monday, November 4, 2013

It's time to start spinning! Tuesday, 6:30 pm!

The first spin of the season will be tomorrow night at 6:30 pm at the YMCA in Hendersonville. Get off the couch and join the Y with no registration fee. See ya there. Send me a song request if you would like. Bluegrass Bar n Grill after is an option!

Help Please

Does anyone know this woman.  I would like to use her picture in a public newsletter Bike Column for Indian Lake Peninsula.  I have seen her near Nanny Berry grade school, but I never stopped her.  I figured she had her hands full. Please forward to tnbiketom@gmail.com



Thursday, October 31, 2013

Bikes for Fat Old Guys

Let's face it, we Fat Old Guys put more stress on our bike. And if you're a tall FOG, it's even worse, as explained in this article by Leonard Zinn on Velonews. If you're much over 6" or 200#, and want to know what to look for in frame, wheel, components, etc., check it out.

Designs for Big Bike Riders, by Leonard Zinn, Velonews

IT'S PARTY TIME- FOGBEE STYLE

Now that Halloween is officially moved to Saturday ( in some jurisdictions) our party Saturday night at 7pm is perfect, with cool blistery halloween weather to Booooooooot  !! And yes, I know it's upside down....that's my trick to you all..

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It's SPINNING Time at the YMCA !!!!!

It's hard to believe but our 6th year Spinning at the Y is about to begin!  We will start on Tues., Nov. 5th at 6:30 pm. We spin every Tues. and Thurs. at 6:30 pm and, if the weather is not conducive to outside riding, on Saturdays at 10 am.  Thanks to Mike Grubbs efforts the Y is waiving the registration fee and you can join for 3 months. If you have any questions contact me or you can call Jeremy Tackett, Sr. Program Director at the Y at 8269622. Don't sit around and complain this winter about not riding or trying to keep that Fogbee PHYSIQUE. Come over to the Y and spin, swim, run, walk, lift weights or join a Zumba class. It's a great way to motivate yourself by hanging out with your friends and spinning to be ready for next years riding season. Make sure you let the Y know your a Fogbee. I hope to see you all on Tuesday night....Gary

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Cycling the Great Divide

. . I really hesitate announcing this new release from Adventure Cycling, The Second Addition of the Great Divide Handbook, because we just talked Dave Shumaker out of doing it.  Our compromise is the Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, and the TransAm Tour next September.  Over a dozen Fogbees and friends have already booked it, mostly from the retired old-timers of the club,  but we do have few youngins'. We have a website for this unique and once in a lifetime tour and we're staying IN the parks.   That is something the larger commercial tours of that area may not do.
. . In August I did a portion of the great divide from Glacier to Jasper National Parks.  It was on my bucket list and the scenery was more spectacular than anything I had imagined.  A few years ago I met a lady when I was in Alaska who had just driven it. Her comment to me was, "I just had to pull to the side of the road.  I was in total sensory overload." Although I did it by motor coach, I saw bicyclists all along the route.  I know if I were a lot younger (meaning in better shape), I would find some way to do the Great Divide.
Tom_E

Friday, October 25, 2013

Et tu, Columbidae?

Pigeon racing, the new sport of doping.

As if doping yourself to win is not bad enough... Cheating Pigeons

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Free Webinar on Livable Street Design

New NACTO Urban Street Design Guide is Focus of Free Webinar

. . On November 6th from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CST, The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) and The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) will provide a webinar on the Urban Street Design Guide. The webinar is free, but registration is required.
 . . The leading experts in street design who contributed to the guide's development will address how this resource will change the face of our nation's streets, the ways you can use it in your community, and how specific topics and elements in the document differ from conventional practice.
. . The NACTO Urban Street Design Guide charts the principles and practices of the nation’s foremost engineers, planners and designers working in cities today. The Guide offers a blueprint for designing 21st century streets, and unveils the toolbox and the tactics cities use to make streets safer, more liveable, and more economically vibrant.
. . If you're interested in attending this webinar, send us note at Fogbees@gmail.com and we'll get you an invite.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Multimodal Grants Available

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 Multimodal Access Fund.  The Multimodal Access Fund provides 95% state funds with a 5% local match for the purpose of supporting the transportation needs of transit users, pedestrians, and bicyclists through infrastructure projects that address multimodal gaps in the state highway network.

Please find attached documents in reference to the Call for Applications for Multimodal Access Projects for FY 2013-2014.  The attachments are as follows:

  1. TDOT Multimodal Access Fund Guidelines
  2. TDOT Multimodal Access Fund Application
Project applications must be submitted through your respective RPO or MPO, and must be received by TDOT no later than 4:00 PM Central on Friday, December 20, 2013.  Please be sure to contact your RPO or MPO Coordinator as they will likely require applications be submitted to them prior to the TDOT deadline of December 20th.

If you have any questions regarding the application process please do not hesitate to contact Jessica Wilson, TDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, at Jessica.L.Wilson@tn.gov or (615) 741-5025.

Jessica L. Wilson, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator
Division of Multimodal Transportation Resources

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Bikers Choice Customer Appreciation Day

This upcoming Saturday from 4:00 until 6:00, we would like to invite all the Fogbees to come to the Bikers Choice store in Hendersonville for our Customer Appreciation Day. We will be showcasing new 2014 bike products from Trek and Specialized, introducing the new 2014 Fall and Winter clothing lines from Bontrager and Specialized, having great one day sale prices on many 2013 closeout products including bikes and summer clothing, and enjoying some snacks and refreshments.

We would love for the club to make themselves at home at the shop Saturday afternoon, maybe meet some new cycling friends who have not had the opportunity to come out to a Fogbee club ride and check out the exciting new bike lineup from Specialized and Trek.

Christmas Lights Ride

. . Hendersonville's Holiday Fest has posted its calendar for this year's celebrations.  The FOGBEE Christmas Lights Ride on December 14'th is included as Santa's Brigade Ride. In addition to our usual tour of the shopping centers, we have been asked to visit the St. Nicholas Ball at Blue Grass Country Club.
. . Bob and Gary are also planning our Christmas Party immediately after the ride.  They'll have more info soon.  In the meantime start planning your bike lighting and costumes.  Last year, Santa was joined by Frostie and a cute little elf and a very big elf pulling a Christmas Tree with songs of holiday cheer.
. . We will also have our usual Toys for Tots and Tweens. Gary will tell us more about that.

Monday, October 21, 2013

IT HAS BEEN A GREAT RIDING SEASON!

We have had a great riding season this year.  The weather has been just about perfect and many new folks have joined our Merry Band of Folks in Tight Shorts.  So many people of different riding calibers started riding with us this year, we had to come up with subsets of Fogbees: Hares, Hounds and Turtles.   Lots of new folk sporting new Fogbee jerseys.   Many great rides and lots of good fellowship following.

Unfortunately, the early setting sun won't let us continue with any further Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday rides.

There will be Saturday rides - weather permitting.  Get out the winter gear.

Also, keep an eye out for the start of  The Gary Williams Spin Class held most Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 at the YMCA in Hendersonville.
 
See Ya Round,

Mike Knake

Yellowstone Tour Ride ALERT

If you are considering doing the Yellowstone and Grand Tetons Tour next September, please go to the planning blog ASAP (http://ys2014.blogspot.com).  We have big ALERT about accommodations.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Red Boiling Springs 2013, We survived the rain.

Another great outing. Images are at the Fogbee Shutterfly site.  You can tell all were happy to get to Armour's.  Thank you for participating.  Having done it both alone, I can say with no fear of successful dispute, It's more fun with the Fogbees.
Bruce

Friday, October 18, 2013

Saturday -- It Is Red Boiling Springs

. . Bruce has put together another great over-nighter with a different route.  CLICK HERE to go to his webpage with schedules and routes.  You don't have to stay over-night to enjoy this ride.  Several of us are just doing it on Saturday (Oct 19) ride and having family meet them in Red Boiling Springs.  Some are doing a shorten version.  But all are enjoying the group dinner at the Armour House provided by extra-extraordinaire hosts Debra and Dennis (reservations required).
. . The route is different this year.  Most likely Bruce, Phil, and Tom are the only Fogbees who have ever ridden it.
. . Here is a link that brings up all the previous blog posts, this and previous years.  However, the webpage has the final details.  
. .  Want to see some photos and videos from past Red Boiling Springs tours?  Click here and look under the picture in the top left side.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Tonight's Bluegrass Bash

 If you don't see your mug in this picture, it should be.
 Jeff Cashdollar, FINALLY gets his long awaited Fogbee jersey.  Just in time for the RBS Ride.  :-)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Collateral Benefits of USBR-23

USBR 23 is TN's first Bike Route, thanks to Bruce and Dave_S.  TDOT has submitted the paperwork to Adventure Cycling and they expect approval around October 20'th.  As one of the collateral benefits to this project, Jessica Wilson reported in today's TDOT meeting that the state in widening shoulders to benefit bicycle traffic along the route when they come up for re-surfacing.  It's amazing what good things can happen (never part of the plan) when bicyclists "get involved."  Things in government are painfully slow, but they never happen without stakeholder support.

Need a Bike Executive Job

      Bike/Ped is a major focus for Nashville.  It was recently selected by the League of American Bicyclists to join Chattanooga and Knoxville as a Bike Friendly City.  Mayor Dean has a Bike/Ped Advisory Committee and has appointed to his staff a Chief Service Officer to continue Nashville's initiatives in Active Living.  He is opening bike trails, parking, bike rental kiosks, etc. Plus Nashville is this year's site in May for the Tennessee Bike Summit.
     Keeping with this emphasis, Walk/Bike Nashville is seeking an Executive Director (apply here).  So what's happening locally? Not much. 
     David Hardin and I have started discussions on how to establish a project to advance Bike/Ped for Hendersonville and surrounds. I plan to put together promotion of local Greenways.  The Fogbee's Christmas Lights Ride will be featured in this year's Hendersonville's Holiday Fest providing us with lots of positive publicity.  Anyone interested in getting involved?
Tom_E

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Armour House amenities

This from Dennis at Armour's. They also have the only remaining mineral bath in the region.

"It occurred to me that with all of you guys making the ride up here this coming Saturday, Oct 19th ... some of the group may want and enjoy a massage Saturday afternoon or Saturday evening.  A one hour massage is normally $79 (no tax) ... but we could offer a one time special deal by offering massages to your group at the rate of $65 for 1-hour ... and $49 for a 1/2 hour massage. Obviously I have to pay the therapist for her skills and time and I don't want to cut her rates ... but I'm simply shaving off most of the profit the hotel would normally make for this amenity.
If anyone may be interested ... I need to know in advance so I can schedule our therapist in accordingly.
Just an idea ... but I thought that a massage might ease some of your riders' sore muscles after the ride up here!"
Dennis & Debra EmeryArmour's Red Boiling Springs Hotel321 East Main Street
Red Boiling Springs, TN 37150
E-mail:  
armourshotel@yahoo.com
Web Site:   www.armourshotel.com
615/699-2180 (Hotel)        
615/289-2441 (Dennis Cell)   
615/289-2442 (Debbie Cell)

October Newsletter

The October newsletter has just been sent to your email box.  If you don't receive it by Monday, send me a note at fogbees@gmail.com and we'll try to find out what went wrong.

Again this month we have great content which we sent to 131 members. Several of the articles are too long for the body of the newsletter and you can read the entire copy by clicking on .

       Here is a list of stuff you'll find in this newsletter.  

  • Red Boiling Springs Overnighter
  • Halloween Party
  • Holiday Fest & Christmas Lights Ride
  • Riding in the Wild West
  • RAGBRAI
  • Cages and Douglas Bend
  • Louie's Law - The Legend
  • Chain Slipping
  • Fixing a Broken Spoke Eyelet
  • Beginner Bike Rides
  • Administration Stuff
 There will not be a November newsletter

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Douglas/Cages Bend Complaints

. . Biker's Choice has received complaints from the residents along Douglas and Cages Bend about the FOGBEEs ride on Thursday October 2'nd.  I don't have all the details but the comments referenced "big group" and safety.  I am not going to try to hypothesize about the motivations of those complaining, but you can get more info from David Hardin.
. . However, keep in mind it is to our benefit not to block and to try to blend with traffic, and to pick routes/times where our rides do not unduly impede too many vehicles, especially when they are trying to get to/from work.  The law requires any slow (10 miles under the speed limit) moving vehicle to pull off the road when five or more vehicles are being blocked.  It is always in our best interests not to be a nuisance and to "blend" (think spread out to cars can safely pass) as best as possible.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Red Boiling Springs 2013 participants

Tomorrow is the promised day to reconcile with Dennis and Debbie at the Armour's of participants. Below is what I can tell from reviewing posts and comments.  Please let me know if you see any errors, either for yourself or anyone you know since not everyone reads the blog regularly. Even I missed Bob's post.
Also note some route changes since the original post. These were done to put the most scenic roads on the first day. First day Lunch will be at Agave's Mexican Restaurant in the Wal-Mart center at mile 44 in Lafayette instead of Hartsville. Also now on that site are downloadable cue sheets for both days. To print them properly you may need to download to Adobe Acrobat. Click the read more to see list.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Red Boiling Springs Update

A little over 3 weeks till we ride.  Tom E, Phil and I scouted the unknown part of the route last week and I think you'll be pleased with the new roads.  Armour House is full but  one room will likely open due to a  Fogbee cancellation. The Thomas House has a Ghost Adventure that weekend and is also full but the The Donoho,  1-800-799-1705, has open rooms.  

About October 10 I will firm up the list of riders and especially numbers of diners for supper and breakfast.  So far no one has expressed an interest in parking a car in Hartsville. Several riders will be riding to Red Boiling Springs, eating, then driving back.  These considerations may prompt some route alterations so don't download the route until the last week.
Red Boiling Springs 2013 Website.

As always, send any questions or comments my way at bruceeday at gmail dot com.

10/4/2013  Please note route change. We will not be going through Hartsville on Day 1. I'll need to discuss any shorter options individually. Bruce

Yellowstone in 2014

We briefly mentioned the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park tour in the last newsletter.  The trip is now 90% planned and the details can be found on the website we have setup for the tour.  A brief description follows:
. . 400-mile, 9-day bicycle ride through the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks (NP) with an optional 450-mile, 9-day ride on the Trans America Trail from the Grand Tetons to Winter Park in Colorado. We'll be staying in cabins in the parks and motels otherwise.
. . We'll be driving to/from H'ville with bikes and equipment and picking up others wishing to fly into Jackson Hole. Transportation from Colorado is still TBD.
. . The tour of the NPs is in the second week of September and the TransAm tour will leave from the end of the NP tour.
If you are interested, please send me an email at tnbiketom@gmail.com and I will send you an invite to view this private website.  Unfortunately, lodging in the National Parks sell-out almost a year in advance, so we must semi-commit before November 1'st if we wish to procure our preferences. There is a 48-hour cancellation, so if you later decide you can't do the trip, nothing is lost. Because we have put together a small private tour, the Park Service allows us into the parks themselves.
Tom E

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The "Fogtographer" is going to be in Indiana this weekend riding in the Great Pumpkin Metric, so I won't be able to take any pictures of my favorite Hounds, Hares and Turtles.  I hate when this happens!  :-(

Was kinda hoping everyone could take at least ONE picture of something you think is eventful, beautiful, interesting or funny and send it to me.  It would make a great collection of memories for our fb page and shutterfly.

Please! Please! Pretty Please!

Send anything you take to me at 615 289 3157 or Jyoste52@gmail.com
Thanks tons,

Janice Yoste

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Cold Weather Season Is Coming
 and We Don't Want To Get SOFT.

Anyone interested in a little cross-training this winter?  

There's an annual 5K in Nashville called the Rudolph Run.  Up to 2,000 participants run, walk, jog, dance, hula hoop, etc through the streets of Nashville.  They are followed by a holiday parade and then Nashville puts on a fireworks display.

I'm gathering together of team for this occasion called the Red Nosed Runners.  The girls will most likely wear red tutus with candy cane socks or leggings.  Also found some light up Rudolph noses.   Men's outfit hasn't yet been agreed upon.  I personally would like to see us ALL in red tutus but it may not fly.  ;-)  

A 5 K is easy to train for, but you don't have to be a runner to do this.  There will be many walkers and it's only a 5K.  If you can bike 60 miles of hills you can easily do a 5K on your feet. 

I will be doing several events like this throughout the cold winter months in an attempt to maintain a degree of physical conditioning during the off season.  If you'd like to join me in any of these events and/or the training for them, please do.  Everyone's welcome.  Spring comes around quickly and we want to be ready to hit the hills again with strong legs.

Below is the link to the event.  Team name:  Red Nose Runners  Password: Crazytown
If you join a team vs signing up individually, registration is discounted at checkout.

http://whatdoyourunfor.com/33rd-annual-rudolphs-red-nose-run/

Questions? Comments?  You can post here, email or face book me.
Jyoste52@gmail.com  


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Another Great Night of Refreshment at Sam's Bar & Grill

Loose Count tonight was about 21 attendees

Including our Three Amigos

Something a little similar about these fellows.  Hmmm...

FOGBEES NEED TO BE SEEN

Dear Fellow Fogbees,

I saw the peloton riding up Drakes Creek tonight. Good rear blinkies, but I encourage all of you to invest in some reflective wear. Ankle, wrist, and vest reflective wear will really make you stand out. If you get the European certified vest, it also makes a great wind vest in the fall/spring.

Remember, the only good Fogbee is a live Fogbee.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Calling all Fogbees...... have a cheeseburger...

or fries... or a milkshake...

Cheeburger Cheeburger has offered to host a fundraising event for Bike MS, for two days, Tuesday October 1st and Wednesday October 2nd. On those two days Cheeburger will donate 20% of all sales of anyone who presents a flyer, or lets their server know they are there for Bike MS / Jack and Back / Jeff Gibson. That's for dining in or carry out.

As anyone who's had a Cheeburger can agree, they are delicious, and in my opinion could only be rivaled by 5 Guys. The restaurant has a 50's motif and feel, and the toppings seem endless.

So get hungry, go enjoy, and let's raise more for the MS Society. Maybe we could even ride from there Tuesday, I'll see what I can put together. The flyer is attach, you are welcome to show it to the server when you go, or just let them know why you're there.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Jersey Distribution


If anyone wants to pick up their jerseys at either the BRASS or Hoover for Hope Rides, please post.  I can have jerseys at both locations.

If that doesn't work for you, please email me so we can arrange delivery.  
Thanks,

Janice Yoste
Jyoste52@gmail.com

Ride for Reading Book Drive at Bikers Choice

This week through the 5th of October, Bikers Choice, in association with Ride For Reading will be having a youth book drive at our store. If you are not aware of Ride For Reading, they are a national organization based out of Nashville that promotes literacy and healthy living through the distribution of books via bicycle to children from low-income neighborhoods. As a reward for your efforts in helping this great organization out, we are offering a 20% discount on any summer cycling clothing to anyone who drops off good quality used or new children's books from now through October 5th, so come by, make a donation to a worthwhile cause and check out our summer cycling sale going on at the Bikers Choice.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

jack and back 2013

It's almost that time of year again- one of the best rides of the year-Jack and Back.

If you are planning to ride, please post as to your plans as to distance and were you are staying.

Mike Knake

Red Boiling Springs Fall Ride October 19,20.

Fogbee Red Boiling Springs Ride 2013
October 19, 20, 2013

It's that time of year again. Talk of football, shorter days, and the annual Fogbee Ride to Red Boiling Springs. This ride is a Fogbee tradition. Red Boiling Springs is located just the right distance from Hendersonville with the Hartsville option to make a nice one day ride for every rider level. It goes through beautiful scenery. The leaves should be in fine color about then. The roads are generally smooth with low traffic. Dennis and Debra Emery of Armour's Hotel are great hosts. This is the most requested repeat overnight getaway among all our trips. 


Each day will be about 60 miles. Ride with GPS links are below.  Hartsville is about midway so anyone wanting to do just 30 miles can make arrangements to start and/or finish there. If you plan to leave a car in Hartsville overnight, let me know so I can clear it with the local authorities. They have provided a secure place in the past but the location changes from time to time.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Only two rooms left at Armours for Red Boiling Springs Ride

Dennis Emery notified me today that their rooms are almost full for our RBS ride.  This is  awesome with the ride still six weeks away.  All is not lost if you don't get a room at the Armour's since they can host more for meals and there are two other nearby historic hotels. Tom has kindly placed all the RBS ride information including recently posted 2013 routes, the other hotels and proposed itinerary on this web page.
The list that Dennis sent is below.  Let me know of any problem. 
Bruce