Thursday, April 30, 2015

I have converted the Vol State routes to .tcx from Ride With GPS if this works better for you than the Map My Ride GPX files.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Spring Jersey Order

LG is sending us fit kits this week for Short Sleeve Jerseys, Sleeveless Jerseys and Vests.   We will have fittings over the next couple of weeks after the rides in case you are interested.  They should arrive Wednesday. So, our first fitting will hopefully be Wednesday in White House following Mike and Sherry's Excellent Crystal Creek Bed Ride.  Thursday's fitting will be at Brixx.  Saturday's fitting will be at Bluegrass Bar and Grille following the Vol State Ride.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bruce Makes Cover of Indian Lake Peninsula Magazine

The May issue of the Indian lake Peninsula Magazine will issue in about a month.  The cover story is about Bruce Day and his bike touring.  Dave Shumaker and Bruce often share the story about their Warm Showers visit in Gainesboro TN.  Bruce was caught helping out with the family chores.  I uploaded a copy to Google Drive.  His story is on the inside.  Click Here for a copy of the magazine

Monday, April 20, 2015

     Marathon Support Cyclists - - - 

2 more riders needed .... as of 4/20/2015 .......   

If you're available  Saturday, April 25th and want a cycling challenge. I need folks to be support cyclists for the elite runners at the country music marathon.  You  get the chance to ride the streets of nashville without fear of being used for traction by cars.  We meet at titan stadium ~6am and then all ride to the marathon starting line. We will be briefed by the race director, given our assignments and when the race starts we take off and pick up our assigned runner.  After your assignment finishes the race  you are free to leave or ride back through the course and look for folks having problems. It's a unique cycling experience. I have usually been done with the half marathon by 8:10 am,  and the full by 9:30 am

 Email Curtis  615 516 9869

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Plans for Bryan

Family and Friends:
There will be a memorial service for Bryan Kortness at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House, TN, on Friday, April 10th. Visitation will take place 1pm-3pm with the memorial service beginning at 3pm.

A Memorial fund has been set up with his Leslie's permission at 
David Hardin

Bryan Kortness was an inspiration, a jokester, and a lover of all things bikes!! One interaction with him and it was obvious how much he knew about cycling of all kinds, and the passion he had for it! His enthusiasm and positive attitude were contagious, to both new and experienced riders, the first time buyer or longtime bike enthusiast.

The outpouring on social media sites has been amazing! After speaking with Leslie, she mentioned that his mom (nor Teagan) are on social media. That being said…we’d like to put together a bound book that we can give to both of them.

We need your stories, your pictures, the “Bryan-isms” that you are willing to share. Thank you in advance for your contributions. If anyone would be interested in a copy of the book when it is complete, please let me know that too and we'll get pricing.

All items can be sent to me at:

I will try to send out weekly reminders… The target deadline to submit will be by May 10th. Please share this with anyone who may wish to contribute.

Monday, April 6, 2015

In Memory of Bryan

Several people have proposed having a memorial ride for Bryan.  David Hardin is setting up a ride and a fund in memory of Bryan and working closely with his family.  He will be announcing his plans shortly.  We'll share as David tells us more.

Bryan's Ride

Tom, FYI if you did not know:
Tomorrow night, depending on weather, we will have our usual Monday night pizza ride at Painturo's pizza in Goodlettsville at 6:20. The first 5 miles will be in silence for our loss of Bryan Kortness. Then after the ride telling stories of our great friend over pizza and beer.
Brian Wray

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Bryan Kortness

We are deeply sadden by the loss of a great FOGBEE friend.  His enthusiasm and leadership was an inspiration to all.  Bryan died this afternoon while riding his bike.  We will all miss him.  We offer our best wishes and support to Leslie and Teagen.