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  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

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 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.
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.

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

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


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