Tuesday, April 27, 2010

BBQ Ride

There has been some discussion of another BBQ ride. I'm thinking June 5. Thoughts?

Because some have proposed doing the Tour de Cave this year, Christy is considering shifting the BBQ ride to the 19'th. Please comment to let her know what is best for everyone.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Rock-N-Roll Ride

Registration is now open for the FedEx "Rock-N-Roll" bike ms ride. The Desoto Civic Center is now the official start and finish line sponsor, located on I55 fifteen minutes south of the Memphis Airport or twenty minutes south of downtown Memphis.

The ride begins in Southaven, MS and rolls down to Tunica, MS and the Harrah's Tunica Resort. This ride offers a variety of rolling hills and flats through the back roads of Mississippi. Relax for FREE at Harrah's resort and try your luck at hitting the Jackpot!

Rest stops with refreshments are every 10-12 miles. SAG & Medical are along the route.

All hotel rooms need to be secured by August 19'th through Shelley DuBose at 615-690-5344 or shelley.dubose@msmidsouth.org.

Bob Miller, FOGBEE Team Captain

For those staying in town on May 15'th

Brett's the Ride Leader to click here

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sumner County Comprehensive Plan

What should Sumner County look like in 2035? Interested? Click here.

The next Technical Input Meeting will be Tuesday, May 18, at 2 p.m. at the Sumner County Administration Building, Room 112.

Vision and objectives: Attached outline
Please feel free to attend and participate in any of the upcoming workshops.
a. May 3: Fairfield, CANCELED, N Sumner Elem. School, Bethpage
b. May 4: Shackle Island, CANCELED,Beech High School, H'ville
c. May 10: Bethpage, 6 pm, Bethpage United Methodist Church, Bethpage
d. May 11: New Deal, 6 pm, Oakmont Elem. School, Cottonwtown
e. May 12: Gallatin, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Sumner County Adm Bldg

Tour de Cave

I came across this ride and thought it might make a good Fogbee Ride.

Not too far away and would put us on some new roads.

Date is June 5. Click on the title to go to the web site.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Another Nashville cyclist hit by car

In the wake of poor Yik that was hit a couple of weeks ago, here is another story of a local cyclist being hit from behind while commuting to work. Please please be careful out on the road!! Wear the proper gear...lights, reflective stripes, etc as well as being defensive. Don't trust that the person driving sees you.


Monday, April 12, 2010

Wednesday Lite Ride

. . . Rhonda has volunteered to lead the Wednesday evening ride again. It is a great ride for new cyclists to experience group riding. Typically she does a 20 miler commencing at 5:30P and leaving from Sumner Station. She is also good at keeping track of all her riders, so everyone should feel comfortable.
. . . Because these ride are in the evening, sometimes lasting until dusk, be sure to have lights, both on the front and back, and light-colored or reflective clothing. When a west-bound motorist has to ride facing the setting sun, it is very difficult to see other cars on the road, let alone a cyclist.
. . . Watch for Rhonda's posts on this blog.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Season Opener - April 10'th

The weather forecast for Saturday APRIL 10'th is PERFECT
There's no better way to test out those dormant legs than doing the
Annual FOGBEE Greenway Ride.
EVERYONE IS INVITED. It's a ride that everyone of every skill level can enjoy, even the Weenie Patrol. David Irvine has been scouting the repairs on the greenway and says, "She's good to go!"
It will be great to see everyone after a much too long winter. You have no excuse to be absent. Bring a friend, bring a spouse, invite other bike club members. We'll have car caravans to the various "pickup points" and veteran FOGBEES to help those of all skill levels.
If you need a ride from Hendersonville - PLEASE COMMENT. Driver's PLEASE acknowledge cyclist pickups so we know everyone has been accounted for.
Doug_D although unable to ride will be managing the after-the-ride party back at Blackstones

Friday, April 9, 2010

Hogan's Branch

I'm happy to report that Hogan's Branch paving has started as of Friday April 9, and the first wheels to touch the new asphalt were Jennifer's and Tom's bicycle wheels.

Might want to avoid this road for a week or so until they finish up, but then let's do laps on it.

Best Wishes to Donna and Randy,

. . . Donna and Randy are going tandem tomorrow (April10) in Destin. A couple of years ago Randy had a massive heart attack from which most doctors were surprised he survived and gave him little chance of recover. But Randy is a Tri-Athlete and was is great shape. He has proven the doctors wrong on all accounts. As they say, "Bicycling beats angioplasty!"
. . . Donna met Randy about a year early this this event on a Triathlon. They have ridden with us on several occasions. The most memorable was their starring role in the Monterey Ride.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

CMM Lead Cyclists Needed

I'm coordinating the Cycling Support Crew this year for the Country Music Marathon, April 24.

I'm looking for experienced cyclists to volunteer to serve as "Lead Cyclists" the morning of Saturday, April 24 from 5:20am till as early as 9:15am or as late as Noon (Cyclists supporting celebrities) Most will be finished by 9:30am so you can still get in your Saturday morning ride. Experience as CMM Lead Cyclist in years past is not necessary but cycling experience and excellent bike handling skills are required.

I'm looking for 25 Cyclists to serve as CMM Lead Cyclists. (need 6 more)

"This is an experience unlike any other. It starts with a very empowering pre-dawn ride from LP Stadium through the streets of Nashville-, up Broadway and West End. The "rush" of having 30,000 runners chase you at the start, the hyper-technical ride of keeping up with your assigned Elite Runner or Celebrity...." -Dan Belser

Perks include: T-shirt, parking pass, access to the VIP pre-race tent at the Start Line, Lead Cyclist Credentials allowing them access to most race festivities including the finish line festival and possibly the headliner concert Saturday night.

Interested cyclists should email me at spinjunkie@comcast.net with the following information: Name:, Cell number:, Age:,T-shirt Size:,Cycling Experience:

Charlene Alcorn
"You are an Ironman!"

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fogbee Picture Featured on Adventure Cycling Website

Check out this link.

Tennessee Route System

The first image is of the Fobees on their way to their first overnighter in Red Boiling Springs in 2007. Taken by Ed Thomas with his unique over the shoulder technique.  His picture was chosen from many submitted from TN. Way to Go ED!  Ed reports he will be back to gloat the first week in May.

US Bicycle Route and Music Heritage Trail

Recently, I sat in on a meeting with bicycle advocates from Bike Walk Tennesse, Outdoor Chattanooga, Elle Colquitt from Mini Adventure Series, transportation consultants from RPM Consultants, and the Tennessee bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, Jessica Wilson, to talk about a myriad of opportunities for Tennessee bicycle routes, including a Music Heritage Bike Trail from Memphis to Nashville. . . .
. . .This will make route development much easier as will the work by an extraordinary bike route developer named Bruce Day. . .
. . .Another state is primed for implementation. As they say, "Tennesse is America at its best!"

Click here to read Adventure Cycling Blog, plus a picture of FOGBEES on first Red Boiling Springs ride taken by Ed Thomas.

Monday, April 5, 2010

A possible three foot citation in TN?

David Irvine has been scouting the routes out of Nashville from his home to Ashland City and sends this report.  The road involved, Trinity Lane, is not the way he reccommends.

"****then further down after the road changed names to West Trinity a jerk came by me close enough to activate my auto-reflex one-finger salute, when a Metro patrol car came by the next moment and stopped the guy about a hundred yards in front of me.  I don't think he was speeding, he was just oblivious to my presence on the road, so I think I may have witnessed the enforcement of the 3-foot rule; certainly hope so."


Fogbee Pancake/Fried Chicken Ride?

Yesterday the owner of the Lunchbox (Next door to the convenience store near Buckingham on LHP) came out to talk to us. He said he had some great fried chicken inside.

We could do Bryan's 43 mile loop and stop there for refueling, then an easy 7 miles back to Beech. The only complication is that he closes on Saturday and open only from 8 to 2 on Sunday. Or we could come back after getting our cars.

We do have a habit of leaning our bikes against his storefront. So, for good public relations, let's try to patronize the places where we are so visible. http://thelunchboxtn.com/

The Lunch Box

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Yik Update

I just talked with Yik's wife. He is out of ICU and in a regular room at Vandy.. The swelling has gone down considerably and only the bruising on his face is the majority of discomfort... Though his leg is broken the Dr said it's in the right place so they don't have to do surgery. He only has to wear a boot for awhile. He has been up walking today and is coherent most of the time with brief spells of confusion. He doesn't remember the wreck very well which is probably a good thing. Savanah his wife is really appreciative for our thoughts and prayers. Please continue to keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayer and also please be safe out there riding....

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Fall Natchez Trace Ride Idea.

I think i am gonna start planning a ride in September for the Trace... I'm thinking a 2-3 day ride. Start in Nashville on a Friday and ride as far as we can for about 2 1/2 days, and have someone pick us up on the 3rd day and bring us back. We'll camp or do B&B's along the way. I'll set up areas for food, showers, and sleep. Let me know if your interested and I'll put a date to it soon.


Thanks for a really fine ride on Friday on the Natchez Trace Parkway. It was spectacular and it should definately be on our list of long rides or two day rides this year. It is only 45 minutes from Sam's and if you liked the new North 109 section ( a few miles) then you will love 440 miles of this road!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Accident Last Night

Does anyone know who was hit on Lower Station Camp last night? They were life-lined to Vandy. I don't know many more details but there is an article in the paper.

Yik Yang was hit by a box truck on Long Hollow Pike near Lower Station Camp. He is in critical condition at Vanderbilt. Yik rode with the FOGBEES last Saturday.