Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Good News For Christmas!

Randy has made wonderful progress these last two days!
He is now off the vent, only on a nasal capula set at 4 liters.
They are getting ready to bring himj a chair and try to get him up out of that bed!
(Nurses said they weren't sure how strong his legs were going to be, I asked them if they looked at them! He'll be riding again before we know it!)
Gave his shirt to him the other day and he is very proud of it. Wanted to put it on last night, but the nurses wouldn't let him (wonder why???) lol!
Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers.
He's going to make it through this, and will be just a tough on hills as he was before!
FOGBEES are great!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Year End Newsletter

Click here for a copy of my version of the FOGBEE Year in review. Please add your comments for the many things that I probably overlooked.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Randy Has Serious Heart Attack

Have some bad news for you all. Randy has suffered a major heart attack and is in the hospital CVICU in Huntsville. He had a 100% block in his left descending artery which they put two stints in, and is having a terrible time with the sedation they have him on. I heard today thata he has two more blocks that are not the cause of the CVI but they need to be tended to as well. they are waiting to gt him awake and coherent enuf to run more tests. He's fighting all the way, so they have him restrained. Will most likely be spending Christmas in hospital, maybe hopefully in a room not CVICU where visitation is very limited.

Keep Randy in your prayers. He thinks our group is a hoot! (we are!) :o)

. . . Donna

12/20/08 Update: Randy came off the respirators today.

Saturday, December 13, 2008



Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Gone missing, Basic Bike mechanics

Tom is aware of my periodic going missing. It would seem this is one as far as Fogbee activity is concerned. Work and out of town family visits. My schedule really lightens up after Christmas, just in time for really fowl weather. Which means Jan will be a good time for Bryan and I to deliver on our promised basic bike service session. A couple of things before we make specific plans.

1. Is there any interest.?

2. If so, what do you want presented? Basic stuff like puncture repair, chain lube, barrel adjustments? More advance like truing a wheel, headset adjustment, replacing the chain, cables or brake pads? Really advanced stuff like headset, bottom bracket and hub service.

Please respond as our plans to do or not, and what and where will depend on the response.

Merry Christmas,


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Used Bicycle Shop

Please see Regional Forum for Walking/Biking Blog on the lower right hand side-bar for more information.

DOT Encourages Funding for Bicycling

The Department of Transportation has issued a Memorandum of Understanding in cooperation with the Departments of Health and Human Services, Agriculture, Interior, and Army to promote uses and benefits of the Nation's public lands and water resources to enhance the physical and mental health and quality of life for all Americans. This effort will encourage healthier lifestyle through diet, exercise and outdoor recreation. This means that the Department of Transportation will further encourage the use of its funding programs to support projects that promote accessibility, walking, bicycling, safe routes to school and other highway safety programs, recreational trails, transportation enhancements, scenic byways, and access to recreation on federal lands. Click here to view the entire MOU.

Posted by League of American Bicyclists.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Nashville Makes it Illegal to Park in Bike Lanes

Nashville, Tenn. passed an ordinance on December 2, 2008 officially making it illegal to park in bike lanes. This ordinance expressly prohibits parking in the bicycle lanes unless the traffic and parking commission has determined that parking within the bicycle lane in specific locations is appropriate during certain hours, and signs have been erected in the designated areas allowing parking in the bicycle lane. Otherwise, parking in a bicycle lane would be punishable by a fine of $50, which is to be assessed through the issuance of a parking citation by the police department. This ordinance has been approved by the traffic and parking commission.

Posted by League of American Bicyclists.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Safe Routes To School

Bruce, Cathy Haley, Shannon Hornsby, and I are working to obtain a grant to provide safe biking and walking access to schools in Hendersonville. We have reviewed Indian Lake, Nannie Berry, and Whitten Elementary Schools. Nannie Berry, championed by Cathy, is our leading candidate. If you would like to recommend/champion a school please comment ASAP. We are fourtunate to have Shannon's assistance. In the last year she has submitted requests for six schools and has obtained three grants.

Click here for more Safe-Routes-to-School Information.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Never too cold for a Rumble

Thanks to FOGBEES who braved the colder than normal temperatures - Bryan, Gary, Mike P, new Italian guy plus a few miles back Christy, Daphnie, and Bob wonder "Where is everyone?" It's a balmy 34-degrees. Special thanks to RUMBLE VICTIM Bob who also braved RT 109. See YouTube Movies and Flickr pictures by clicking here.

Friday, December 5, 2008

What's our name?

Hey Gang,

Isn't this a great time to be a FOGBEE! Since we will now have a larger group of uniformed folks who will, by necessity of wearing those colors with pride, be asked the header question by a greater number of non-cyclists, I think we should have a complete name that we all agree on.

I have heard or seen:
  • Team FOGBEES
  • FOGBEES Cycling Club
  • FOGBEES Bicycling Club
But, unless I'm mistaken, I haven't seen a moniker that is being used consistently.

Many of us use every opportunity to get the FOGBEES name out 'there'. Tom Evans (and maybe others) created business cards, I have a sports blog on The Sporting News and my profile lists FOGBEES as an interest (including my variation on the 'Remember the Titans' chant), and I'm sure other folks have created ideas to let everyone know how proud they are to be a FOGBEE.

All of the names are excellent choices and state who we are, and the last two, of course, what we do.

Does anyone else have suggestions? Other ideas and thoughts?

Remember the mantra . . . WE ARE THE FOGBEES . . . THE MIGHTY, MIGHTY FOGBEES!

Have a great day Fellow FOGBEES!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

No Parking in Bike Lane

The following ordinance is in second reading in Nashville (see Blog link in lower right of this screen).

Nashville ORDINANCE NO. BL2008-307 - An ordinance amending Chapters 12.40 and 12.60 of the Metropolitan Code to prohibit the parking of motor vehicles within bicycle lanes.

Does Gallatin have similar restrictions for Cambridge Farm's Bike Lane?

Gary's Not to be Out-done

It looks like I have inspired a new generation of Fogbee picture hunters. Regardless, I prefer the rough and tumble bike shots like the one enclosed. VIVA LA FOGBEES! . . .Gary