Sunday, July 31, 2011


I may be out of commission for a little while. Moving along at about 25 mph on the fast S. Mt. Pleasant Road today, a pickup pulled out from a driveway right in front of me. I got on the brakes hard, scraping the rear rubber down into the plies, and tried to maneuver but still slammed into the front fender and planted my face into the hood. I now have 6 stitches in my chin, 3 front teeth broken and shoved back, and a stiff, sore neck. As for the bike, the front wheel is a bit out of round, the headset has some looseness and the fork steerer tube appears bent. We'll see what the shop says. Overall, i'm considering myself fortunate that it wasn't worse. I hope to get back on the road with you all soon. Please ride safe and alert!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Just a Reminder (:

My little cousin, Gabrielle, would like to encourage all of the FOGBEES to participate in the October 22 first annual Cystic Fibrosis bicycle ride. Please take a moment and log in on the Tn CF site to register as a rider or contact Andrea Cook to volunteer for this FOGBEES sanctioned / sponsored charity ride.

Prelude to Pool Party @ Bob and Peggy's

Thanks to Bob and Peggy Gluting for a great finish to our July calendar of cycling. The cool showers and low cloud cover provided a carefree atmosphere. Appreciate all the FOGBEES who turned out to share the H'ville gangs "backyard" townie ride. Twas a great opportunity to converse and socialize while cruising the area via the greenway, which the Wiz of Fog, Tom Evans, has worked so very hard to secure for posterity.

As always, we managed to have fun like good FOGBEES should do !

Friday, July 29, 2011

Fogbee pool party.

We will plan on serving lunch around noon. If you are not riding tomorrow you can come by any time after 11:00.

It's that time of year again. We will have the 3rd annual Fogbee pool party on July 30th. This year we will be having Shane's BBQ for lunch $5 per person to cover lunch. All you will have to provide your drinks. .

Doug Depew will be in charge of Frozen margaritas this year and they will be $20 per bucket. Please see Doug if you would like a bucket.

Here are your Routes, ALL leaving from Bob's house at 9AM.  Ultra-lite is offered ONLY is there is sufficient interest (must comment).

Jersey Order

Several people have asked about ordering jerseys. If you would like to order a jersey please post what size and style you would like.

Now the hard part. I need to collect the money and sizes. We can not not place the ordered until we have collected all of the money. I would like to place the order on AUG 1st. I hope to have the jerseys by early Sept. Please bring a check to the next ride and or contact Bob G. or Tom E. to make arrangements to pay for the order.

Bob's email

Jersey Pricing
long Sleeve $52
Short Sleeve $41
Sleeveless $41

Jersey information

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Kids' Tri Needs Help

We are TWO WEEKS away
from our Annual HEAT Kids Triathlon!
 Saturday, August 6. 
I need 50 bike/run course VOLUNTEERS to help keep our kids safe and moving.  This year Volunteers get a free "kids tri" T-shirt, ice cold drinks and an unlimited supply of warm fuzzies for keeping our young athletes safe!
Event: HEAT Kids Triathlon
When: Saturday morning, August 6
Where: Sumner County YMCA
Volunteer Check-In: 6Am at Volunteer HEAT tent by Transition Area
Expect to be at assigned places by 6:45am
Race begins: 7am
--------------If you CAN Volunteer----------------
Email me ASAP with the following information!
1. Name
2. If you're a returning volunteer, what is your preferred spot?
3. T-shirt Size?
4. Cell phone number?

Charlene Alcorn, HEAT President

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Crikey Cadel! An Incredible Tour!

Whether you were for Cadel, Andy or someone else in the GC, this tour offered plenty of awesome, surprising, and terrifying moments. Thor showed that he IS the god of thunder. Despite Andy's attack for the ages with 2 HC mountains to go on Thursday, Voeckler showed that Frenchmen can be very tough, surprising everyone including himself by keeping the yellow jersey until the last mountain of the tour. Oh yeah, Cavendish is still the fastest to the line in a group sprint, winning 5 more stages.

But it was Cadel meeting the challenge throughout the tour. Never caught out of position. Won a stage early. Almost single handedly reduced the gaps when Andy attacked in the Alps, staying just within a minute of Andy going into Saturday's ITT. Many thought it was too much time to make up in 26 miles. Not only did he make up the minute, he ended up winning the tour by over a minute. One of the greatest ITT rides in history.

Seeing Cadel on the podium between the Schlecks said it all. He was outnumbered 2 to 1, and still won. Crikey indeed.

What were your impressions or favorite moments?

Red " Boil-l-l-ing" Springs

For he's a jolly good fellow !
Bike helmets off and beer bottles ( or Gator Ade in Gary's case ) held high to the troubadour of two day rides.......Bruce Day.

FOGBEES fun and fellowship are enhanced via Bruce's passion for cycling in tour mode.

Not even sizzling temps and heated asphalt daunted yet another memorable ride. Thanks Bruce, another tour is in the books !
You da man !

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Red Boiling Springs Ride

Shirley and I drove the course today. WOW!! I was out of breath going up the Hill from Hell in my car. Shirley will be on the course both days. She will have cold water, some snacks, and basic first aid stuff with her. She will set up a rest stop, day 1, under the pavilion at the Pleasant Shade elementry school around the 46mi mark. We can figure out ways best to do on day 2 sat evening. Her cell # is 615 598 1576. If you have any special needs or can think of anything else that she needs to carry just call her and let her know. She can also carry any gear that you have from Sams to RBS. This shoud be an amazing ride. Roger

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Red Boiling Springs - Sat & Sun

The over-night tour to Red Boiling Springs is July 22'nd and 23'rd.  Click on this link for all the information that Bruce has shared with us -- Itinerary, Maps, Cue Sheets, Pictures, Plans, etc. It's not too late for those who have not registered.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Old Hickory Classic - This Week End

On Saturday and Sunday this weekend, July 16th-17th 2011, Team BC will host the first annual “ Old Hickory Classic” MTB weekend.  It will involve a series of events for all levels mountain bike riders.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Red Boiling Springs Ride, Last Blog update

Ok, so I finally got to work on the details.Here are best guesses at cues, for Day 1, Day 2, and itinerary.  According to their husbands, Shirley Schindler has kindly volunteered to do Sag along the way and Sharyn Evans and Rosemary Vickery will ride sweep in case some of us are overcome by heat, altitude gain, or eat too much lunch. We'll definitely need a SAG stop for water and a snack in Pleasant Shade.  Please print and look over the attachments for reasonableness. Let me know if you have corrections, questions or suggestions.  Some points to consider and questions to answer:

BBQ Ride

We usually have the BBQ ride in June but that has passed us by. Any interest in doing the route July 16? We still have a shot at it being the hottest day of the year.

Overnight ride to Red Boiling Springs. Update

From time to time it is mentioned that we have no Fogbee overnight rides this year.  Part of this is due to the number of other scheduled rides now available and the difficulty of getting a non conflicting week. In way, that is a good thing because it indicates how popular cycling has become.  The weekend of July 23-24 appears to be conflict free. The plan would be to Leave Saturday morning, ride 60 miles to Red Boiling Springs and  stay at the Armour Hotel,$85 to $130 per couple including breakfast.  The Armour House does not routinely serve supper but will for groups of 6 or more for $14/pp.  The nearby Thomas House is having a dinner theater play that night. It usually cost $25/pp including meal. If anyone is interested in that, I can check for sure.
Next day ride back a different route but still about 60 miles. Links to past rides can be found here.
 Past Rides


Update July 5, 2011

As of today there are 12 people participating in the ride. The list can be found here.
Note that only ten are listed. Someone else told me they were going on last Saturday's ride but I forget who so please post here.
You can view rooms at Armours Hotel and call 615-699-2180 for reservations. Please tell them you are a Fogbee and if you plan to eat supper there.  They need a head count.
Routes are below. Day two needs to have a couple of roads checked, which I will do one our way to Somerset, KY this weekend. More details of times and cue sheets will be posted next week.

Day 1

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Hats off to the US Womens Soccer team for defeating Brazil in one of the most amazing victories I have ever seen in modern sports. USA won on penalty kicks but before this occurred they had to tie the game. Despite numerous,unbelievable and terrible calls against Team USA by a rotten referee these ladies would not die. With only seconds left to go in the double overtime game and down 1-2 this is what happened:

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tour de Fat - This Saturday

Tour de Fat - Nashville -- Saturday July 9th
Yes folks, the
Tour de Fat will once again be meandering and pandering through 13 U.S. cities spreading the good word about the positive societal offerings of the bicycle. Along with our exceptional ability to roust a city"s inner-cyclist, in 2011 we hope to drive our message even deeper by bringing you the biggest, most enjoyable traveling bike festival that we know of.

The Ride begins at 10 am at Centennial Park, but be there early to register.

501c3 Determination

On July 5'th Bike Walk Tennessee a non-profit Tennessee corporation received its official IRS determination letter that it is considered a 501c3 public charity and as such all contribution to it are tax deductible to the donor, effective August 18, 2009.  Bike Walk Tennessee appreciates the contributions of time and money from everyone committing to promoting bicycling and walking activities in Tennessee.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Aspiring FOGBEE

Aspiring FOGBEE has her first road rash... After a spectacular crash on Sunday, Eliana's proud and ready to ride again. Mom is recovering from a minor stroke. :-) I've had to promise to take her on the next FOGBEE Greenway ride and let her wear my jersey. Do they make them in kid sizes?

Membership List

. . We try to keep the Membership List current.  Please welcome our latest new member is Juli Watson.  I think I am missing one or two cyclists, who have never sent me their enrollment info.. . Please everyone, review the membership list and send me corrections.  The password remains the same.  If you don't know it, you may not be registered.
. . FOGBEES remains the best deal in town.  No DUES and only one rule.  Must ask Big Bob what that rule is.  He's the keeper of the Rules.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Fogbees ride with the Blind Bikers Across America

Just look what cycling can get you into. Four Fogbees just completed a two day ride down the Natchez Trace Parkway from just south of the Highway 96 bridge to Colbert's Ferry in Alabama.  David Buckman, Andrew Getter, and Bruce Day rode as captains paired with  blind stokers.  David Irvine provided much needed bike maintenance along the way.  The trip concluded with activities in and about the Helen Keller museum.  Even with sore everythings it was smiles all around when we crossed the Tennessee river. Once again the ride was among my most uplifting experiences ever.  My few pictures are at Shutterfly here.
More images to come once all images are shared with me.
Update July 8. David Buckman's images can be seen at