Friday, August 18, 2017

UPDATED Solar Eclipse Ride, August 21st

Solar Eclipse Ride Plans:

We will have a 30 mile and 40 mile routes.   The ride will start at 9:00.  I suggest getting there before 8:30 so you can beat the traffic and we can get out on the road on time.  Probably be a good idea to leave home early as well and look for alternate routes to the Camplin Compound. The plan is to be back about an Hour and a half prior to the Eclipse so we can have plenty of time to watch the moon and sun move across the sky to their final convergence. The total eclipse is at 1:30.

Routes.  BRING PLENTY OF WATER. NO REST STOPS ON THE ROUTES TO AVOID TRAFFIC.  At the end of Brandy Hollow you will turn right on 76 for a very short distance before turning right on Dorris.  

38 MILE ROUTE

28 MILE ROUTE

Swimming.  If you want, bring a suit and take a dip in Sherry's brother Kirk's pool next door. 

We will have BBQ. Bring a side and a lounge chair.  Cost of BBQ and beer will be less than $10 a head. Cost of just BBQ less than $5.  Beer alone - $15.

We will have beer. Bill Barton is bringing one of his trailers w a TV and keg tap.  We will be able to watch any coverage of the Eclipse on the TV.  We have a keg of Thunder Ann on order thanks to Todd Jarrell and Eddie at Saunders Ferry Pizza.

We will have solar glasses. We have 70 pairs of solar glasses to watch the Eclipse.

Please post if you plan on attending and how many family members you plan on bringing so we know how much BBQ to order.  Also post what side you are bringing so others can plan.

Family is invited to attend as well.

The ride will start and end at my mother in laws house, the Camplin Compound, where we had the tailgate party last year.
923 Tyree Springs are in White House TN.

So far on the sides:

Woody - Sweat Tea
Norise - Macaroni Salad
Janice Camplin - Coca Cola Cake
Harry and Dee Desert and Chips
Steve Boling - Potato Salad
Mike Knake -  My famous baked beans the recipe for which I stole from my mother in law.
Gary and Lucy - Dessert
Phil and Rosemary - Slaw
Lindsay - non discriminatory salad
Tammy and Jeff - corn casserole and a dessert
Mike Grubbs - moon pies and sun chips - how appropo
Doug and Marsha - Deviled Eggs



See you on the road

Mike and Sherry


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Saturday Ride, SCHS at 8 AM

We'll ride from Station Camp High School and head north around the 109 corridor.

37 miles, store at 22
44 miles, store at 28
54 miles, store at 26

Recovery at Bluegrass Bar & Grill.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Thursday Night Brixx Blast - August 17

Weather Permitting - Rain or wet roads at 4:30 cancels the ride.
Ride starts in the parking area near Brixx Pizza at The Streets of Indian Lake; ride times:
5:35 Turtles 13-15mph
5:45 Hounds & Jackalopes 16-17 mph (sometimes more than 17)
5:55 Hares 18+mph (most of the time more than 18)


Thursday Route

Be sure to bring your headlights and blinkers in case you get caught out after dark

Refreshments "Thunder Ann"  and social hour at Brixx Pizza following the ride.

Woody

Mike and Sherry's Crystal Creek Bed Ride, 8/16/17

Weather permitting, we will ride from White House High School at the following times:

5:40 Slowpokes
5:50 Not so slow Slowpokes

Social Hour at Colorado Grill following the ride.  Good food and good beer.

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

22.5 Mile Route

Monday, August 14, 2017

Tuesday Ride From Sam's, August 15th

We will ride from Sam's at the following times:

5:35 Turtles 13-15 mph
5:45 Hounds and Jackalopes 16-17 mph
5:55 Hares 18+mph

We will do the out and back to the Cottontown PO. You can add a few miles by going straight across 25 to the dead end.

Social Hour at Sam's following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

25 PO and Back

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Saturday Ride, Springfield at 8AM

The consensus three months ago after riding these routes from Garner Street Park in Springfield through Adams and Kentucky was that we must do it again. Well, we only have a few open dates in the next three months, so let's make it this Saturday.

38 miles, store at 30
46 miles, store at 33
59 miles, store at 40

Recovering at The Depot is another plus to riding from Springfield.

Want to feel like an extra fit Fogbee?

Special opportunity for one Fogbee to feel especially fit leading in to the fall riding season...and hey you can even convince your significant-other your ride-to-beer-intake ratio has been extra-favorable this year!

One of the vests we ordered is labelled as a S, but was cut as a M...so anyone interested in a size M vest can get one labeled as a S.  It's perfectly new so please let Mike and I know if you are interested,

Lindsay

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Thursday Brixx Blast - Aug 10th


Two rides posted for Thursday one at 8:30 AM (see 61 on my 61st below) and the Thursday Brixx Blast. 
The afternoon ride starts in the parking area near Brixx Pizza at The Streets of Indian Lake; ride times:
5:35 Turtles 13-15mph
5:45 Hounds & Jackalopes 16-17 mph (sometimes more than 17)
5:55 Hares 18+mph (most of the time more than 18)


25 Mile Thursday Route

Be sure to bring your headlights and blinkers in case you get caught out after dark

Refreshments and social hour at Brixx Pizza following the ride.
I will be riding Thursday morning.

Woody

Mike and Sherry's Crystal Creek Bed Ride, Wednesday, Aug 9th

We will ride from White House High School at the following times:

5:40  Slowpokes
5:50 Not so slow Slowpokes

Social Hour at Las Agaves following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry

23 Mile Route

Monday, August 7, 2017

Ride from Sam's, Tuesday, Aug 8th.

We ride at the following times:

5:35 Turtles 13-15 mph
5:45 Hounds and Jackalopes 16-17 mph
5:55 Hares 18+mph

Social Hour at Sam's following the ride.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

25.6 St Blaise Liberty

61 on my 61 Thursday Aug 10th

Just an FYI and planning, I will be doing a 61 mile ride on Thursday August 10th to commemorate my 61st birthday. Leaving from Sam's Sports Bar at 8:30AM, a leisurely pace and a chance to enjoy some time on the bike. Route is posted below and will go thru my hometown of Portland TN where I grew up and rode my bike all over town.
Any and all are welcome to join me.

61 0n My 61

Woody

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Sunday Ride Aug 6 10AM

Sunday10AM Aug. 6th ride starting at the Phillips 66 Station on Long Hollow Pike (Buckingham) 1174 Long Hollow Pike, Gallatin.
This will be a leisurely pace ride (est. 15-16 avg) no drop, we will regroup at all turns.

Gallatin 36
(stores at 5, 16.5, 24 and 31 miles)

See you there.
Woody

Saturday, July 22, 2017

2017 HEAT Kids Triathlon

     We are still looking for at least 30 more volunteers for this year's event on August 5th (Saturday) at the Sumner County YMCA.  

     If you have already registered as a volunteer, thank you so much, we really do appreciate your help.  If you have not as yet volunteered, please consider doing so. Send me an email heatkidstriathlon@gmail.com(Please include your T Shirt size. We have to lock down the sizes by Monday).  The event is non-profit and the cause we are supporting this year is ABLEYouth.  
     The kids love this event, and we have a great entry so far.  We need to ensure that the kids have fun and stay safe.  

Thank you so much
Cheryl

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

FOGGEE HARPETH JOINT RIDE THIS SATURDAY, JULY 22ND

Reminder that this Saturday, we are doing out annual joint ride with the Harpeth River Club.

We will ride from White House up in to Kentucky around Adairville on the long routes.

Dave Miley has 3 great routes planned for the ride.

See you on the road Saturday,

Mike Knake

Monday, July 17, 2017

Jerseys, vests and shorts have arrived

I will have the jerseys, vests and shorts and the rides this week.

See you on the road,

Mike

Monday, July 10, 2017

Two upcoming FOGBEE Events for your Calendar

Saturday, July 22nd we are doing our joint ride with Harpeth River Club.  Miley is putting together several routes, one of which that will go up in to KY.  We will start the rides from White House.

Monday, August 21st we will have a Solar Eclipse Ride that will start and end at my mother in laws house on Tyree Springs in White House where we had the tailgate party last year.  We will ride in the morning and be back in time to have some food and drink and watch the eclipse.  Watch for further details. We should have plenty of glasses to watch the eclipse.  Brain Baisel is providing us 25 and I have another 20 coming from Amazon.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Natchez Trace Incident

      By now everyone has seen the Go-Pro video of the bicyclist being hit on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Everyone familiar with TN Traffic Laws says the bicyclist was LEGALLY "in the right." Frequently, victims of road rage are only exercising their legal rights.  
     However, the video also suggests that the bicyclist was in violation of good sense and basic courtesy.  It would have saved the bicyclist a lot of pain and time to have simply moved over as far to the right as practical (another TN Traffic statute) and given the motorist plenty of room to pass.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017

Yakima Roof Carrier

If anyone could use a Bike rooftop carrier that fits Yakima round or Thule Square cross bars, I have one.  It is the copperhead model. It has a locking skewer.

I also have a pair of 78" bars with the towers and attachments that fit an older Ford Explorer. (I doubt anyone can use the base attachments, but there ya go. The long bars are big enough to carry two canoes.

If interested let me know via this blog or you have my contact info on the Fogbee membership page.

Thanks,

Tom Benim



Saturday, June 17, 2017

Awesome Ride today from the Gallatin Civic Center!

I want to take a minute to say what an awesome ride we had today from the civic center in Gallatin up to Hartsville and back. What a great group of riders we had in both groups! Yes it was hot, maybe the hottest day so far but there was no complaining, we all stated together and left no one behind. Everyone rode safe with great communication and most met afterwards at Prince Street Pizza for some good fellowship, pizza, cold beer and diet soda (Gary).
Thanks for making today special, I am blessed to have the Fogbees as friends and family. Thanks Doc, Gary, Lucy, Steve the sweeper, John, Danny, Jonathan, Doug, Adam and (Sean for a short while). If I left someone out I apologize but I think that was everyone in our group.
Miley and Lindsay did a little scouting for later in the year, stay tuned.
If you weren't there we missed you and hope to see you soon on another great Fogbee ride!

Woody

Monday, June 12, 2017

Fogbee's Annual Red Boiling Springs Ride 2017

October 21st, 22nd 2017

Spring has sprung and summer is here,the riding season is flying by and we just got back from a great weekend in Memphis. Fall will be here before we know it, that means it’s time to start thinking about the Fogbee’s annual overnight 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 and this year the ride is later (October) so we should see some beautiful fall foliage and colors making it a must ride. The roads are generally smooth with low traffic. Dennis and Debra Emery of Armour's Hotel are great hosts. This trip fills up fast but there is room for everyone with three hotel options in Red Boiling Springs and they all are near one another.


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Bruce and County Exec Anthony Holt Talk Greenways

A rumor is floating that Bruce and County Exec Anthony Holt colluded to put speed bumps on Mud Hollow.  I am here to report - It's not true!

Yes, according to Doug Depew, there are speed bumps on Mud Hollow that could be very dangerous to those few FOGBEES that let 'er rip on downhills.  Doug says the bumps are in a very nasty spot.

Bruce and Anthony did have a long discussion on the future plans for greenways along Station Camp Creek road.  We have added all the details on the Hendersonville Bike/Ped Committee website page http://www.bikinhville.com/StationCamp.html

The details of their meeting will be published around June 15'th in a local magazine.  For an early look at the article http://www.bikinhville.com/files/GW/IndianLakePenLiving.pdf

Memphis In June Trip- Sunday Option Route Added

This is the plan and routes:

Everyone will be arriving at different times throughout the afternoon.  At some point, the plan is to hit the Flying Saucer, which is very near the hotel, for dinner and drinks.  Beale Street following is optional .

Saturday morning, we will ride from the hotel at 8:00AM.  There are two route options, but they travel some of the same roads.  We also will be stopping at the same spot for some lunch and beverage, the Shelby Forest Grocery Store.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Jersey, vests and shorts order

I am ready to place the order and need to collect the money.  Would like to place by Monday of next week.

Jerseys $56
Vests $84
Shorts $88

I will be at the rides this week.

See you on the road

Mike

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Nashville's First Slow Ride for Seniors

Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10:00 AM

This ride is part of Bike Month in May and is a tribute to those bicyclists that have defied the odds to continue pedaling past the age of senility.


Now designated as a Walk Bike Nashville Featured Ride!

Minimum age for this ride is 50 years of age and maximum is 105. You must show a Medicare card or other identification (AARP card will suffice). If you are younger than 50 and are accompanied by a senior then you will be allowed to ride. If you have bought a beer in the recent past for someone over 50 that is an acceptable qualification.

It should not be necessary to say this will be one damn slow ride. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Upcoming Organized Rides

Two upcoming rides.  

Shaker Village Ride   June 3rd  -$25 registration fee

Note whose photos are on the registration page for the Shaker Village Ride and on the BGLOB Facebook page.  GO SHORT!!!

Clarksville Rotary CRAM  May 27th  -  Register on line for $40 till 5/25/17

See you on the road. 

Mike Knake

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Memphis in June Update

if you are interested in going and have not made your reservation yet there are only a couple of rooms left.  You have till the 19th.

See the post below for contact and reservation info.

See you on the road

Mike

Friday, May 12, 2017

Cap N Gown Post Ride Recovery-Fit Kit Try On

We will have our post ride recovery at Bluegrass Bar and Grille.

I will have the fit kits at the ride and at Bluegrass.  This will be the last time to try on kits before they need to be returned to LG.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Memphis in June Trip, June 9th and 10th

We are all set to go for our hotel reservations for you Memphis in June Trip.
on June 9th and 10th

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Double Tree Downtown Memphis.  The room rate is $149 and parking is $20 per night. The number is 901-528-1800 or you can go on line and reserve your room.

If you call to make your reservation, please make sure you let them know you are with the FOGBEES.   If you go on line to reserve your room, the code for our group is FOG.

On Friday night, we can get together at the Flying Saucer, which is just around the corner from the hotel.  On Saturday night, we will have dinner at the Rendezvous.    Option of hitting Beale St on one or both nights.

Change of plans on the routes.  I found some really nice routes heading north from downtown that follow the river, go through some nice parks and through pretty country.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Jersey Order-Fit Kits

Last week to try on fit kit jerseys and bibbs.

If you are interested in ordering a jersey or bibbs, I will have the fits kits after the rides this week.  I will need to return them after Saturday's ride.

We have to get a minimum of 6 of any one style for men and 4 of any one style for women.  Depending upon the demand, you may need to make choice 1 of one style and choice 2 of another so that we can fill an order.

If you are interested in the ALE Fogbee style jersey, you can order at the below link.  I believe it requires a minimum order of 10.  These run very small.  So, you really need to try one on to see what size you need.  I ordered a XXL and it is very tight on me when I normally where a L.

 Alebikewear.com

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Memphis in June FOGBEE Weekend Trip - June 9th and 10th

Finally coming together.  Our annual weekend trip is planned for June 9th and 10th in Memphis.

We will be staying at the Double Tree Hotel in Downtown Memphis located at 185 Union Ave.  Room rate is $149.00 per night.  Parking is $20.00 per night.

Hopefully by Wednesday you will be able to start making your room reservations.  The contract is being finalized as I type.

Rough plan is for Friday night, have dinner and drinks at the Flying Saucer, which is just around the corner from the hotel.   Can also hit Beale St,.

Saturday night, we will have dinner at the Rendevous with option of hitting Beale St. afterwards.

Still working on the Bike Routes.

I will let you know when you can make reservations.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Kid's Triathlon Needs Help

In past years, FOGBEES have helped with the Kids Triathlon,  but so many of the FOGBEES who used to help no longer ride and the Heat NEEDS help.  Volunteers get a great t-shirt and a lot of personal satisfaction for a couple of hours of work.
The 13th Annual HEAT kids triathlon is being held on Saturday August 5th 2017.  We would really appreciate your help.   Please respond to this email if you are available, or if you know of anyone else who would like to help us.  There are various positions available on Saturday for marshaling (run and bike course), transition help, finish line help, registration (also a few spots left for Friday night registration), body marking and others.  If you have a preference, please indicate where you would like to be placed and we will do our best to position you in your choice.  Please, also let us know what T shirt size you would like.   Looking forward to another great HEAT kids triathlon.  We all know how much the kids love this event. 
Thanks so much.
Cheryl
heatkidstriathlon@gmail.com

Monday, April 3, 2017

Anyone wanting to order Jerseys?

Testing the waters - anyone wanting to order jerseys this year?  We will probably limit the order to just our short sleeve jerseys from LG.

Post your interest

See you on the road,

Mike

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Bike and Build for Affordable Housing


Hello Fogbee Friends,

Kellie here! For anyone who hasn't heard the news yet, about two months from now I will be cycling for three weeks and over 800 miles from Bar Harbor, Maine to New York City, New York to raise awareness for the affordable housing cause and helping to construct affordable homes along the way. I will be doing this with an organization called Bike and Build which benefits affordable housing and empowers young adults for a lifetime of service and civic engagement.through service oriented cycling trips.

For Sale: Garmin Edge 810 and Edge 500

I have for sale two bike computers...

Garmin Edge 810, brand new never been booted, still has the plastic on the screen: $225 SOLD

Garmin Edge 500, 3 or 4 years old but still a good computer: $100

Reach out at 615.218-2713 or stlcards@gibsonusa.net if interested.

Thanks, Jeff

Monday, March 20, 2017

BikeGuard: Stolen Bike Recovery

Hello all!

Did you know that our officer friends with the Hendersonville Police Department establish a work relationship with BikeGuard, a FREE online Bike Registry, that allows cyclists to record their bicycles as stolen in a national database in the unfortunate case of a theft?

I know that all of us love our bikes very much and we ALWAYS take care to lock our bikes up properly when we leave them unattended with our vehicles, but in the unlikely but possible occurrence that one of our beloved bikes is swiped from us, this is a good back up plan to increase the chances of our bikes being recovered and returned to us.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tires for Sale

I have two sets of new Continental tires for sale.  I decided to roll with a wider tire after I purchased these.  They have never been mounted or used.

Set 1: Continental Grand Prix 4000S II Folding Road Tire 700x25 black wall.  $66 for the pair.
Set 2: Continental Grand Prix 4000S II Folding Road Tire 700x25 Reflex (white reflective stripe on sidewall).  $74 for the pair.

Send me a text or post a reply if interested.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Fogbee Vest for Sale

I have a FOGBEE Vest up for sale. It is brand new.  The size says small, but it fits like a medium. Sale price is $89.

If you are interested, please post or text me at 615-714-3947.

See you on the road,

Mike Knake

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Friendly bike computer reminder

For those of you that may have gotten new bikes over this bitter cold winter....or maybe new wheels or tires.  Your bike computer is most likely not calibrated with the correct tire size anymore.  Don't let your miles or average speed suffer.  Update your wheel size circumference before it gets warm and sweaty outside.
From Garmin's user manual:
700c x 23c   2096
700c x 25c   2105
700c x 28c   2136

If you need another size reference here: http://static.garmin.com/pumac/Edge_800_OM_EN.pdf

Monday, February 20, 2017

Fogbee Hats - reminder

I have had a couple of people ask about getting a Fogbee Hat. I set this up so any future orders is as  easy as stopping by Ink N' Screens in White House and talk to Yvonne. I have a link to their website below. They have the artwork and many styles of hats to choose from.

http://www.inknscreenprinterwhitehousetn.com/

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Fogbee Night - Predators/Oilers

Tracie and I being the LONGTIME hockey fans that we are, get extra tickets to some games each year. This year we have (10) extra tickets that we would love to share with our Fogbee family and have chosen a game against the Edmonton Oilers next Thursday night February 2nd. If you would like to go, just comment and the first (9) people are in! Just let us know how many tickets you want. (Woody has the first one)!


Monday, January 23, 2017

2017 Cycle North Carolina Mountain Ride


http://cnc.ncsports.org/contentPages.cfm/contentVariable/Mountain_Ride

****I'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT RIDING MOUNTAIN TO COAST WHICH COVERS 5 DAYS BUT THIS PARTICULAR ONE IS ONLY 2 DAYS. BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN TOWN IN THE SMOKIES NESTLED IN THE NANTAHALA RIVER GORGE. ANYONE INTERESTED?******

 2017 Cycle North Carolina Mountain Ride


Bryson City, NC  August 5 & 6, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

ISO parts for bike build

I am building a Jamis ICON Elite and need a 100mm stem, 44cm bars, and a seatpost. If you have these parts and are not using them please contact me at bhbeisel@yahoo.com

RagBrai 2017!

Any iterest in RagBrai this year?  Dates are July 23-29 and they are posting the route this weekend.  Charlene Alcorn from HEAT is setting up a group account on the RagBrai website...I'm in and looking for Fogbees to join :)

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Cycling shoe recommendations

Looking for suggestions on new cycling shoes, please.  Unfortunately Ira and I skidded out on a corner coming home from White House yesterday...both of us are generally OK (road rash and stiff!), but the new Assos shorts from Santa and my shoes are both toast.  What shoes are best for year round riding (cool in the summer and potentially insert for the winter), comfortable, etc.  

Thanks and appreciate any tips

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Cycleops fluid Trainer for sale


I'm posting this for my Father-in-law.  This is a very slightly used Cycleops Fluid trainer.  I think he used it once or twice.  It's just the trainer, no skewer or front block.  If you or someone you know is looking to get some miles in during the cold winter months contact me.  He's looking for around $150.

Doc