Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Cystic Fibrosis DISCOUNT

On October 5'th & 6'th the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is offering $5 registration for our October 22'nd Cycle for Life Ride.  Join the FOGBEE Team.  Your committee has done a great job with this inaugural Event.
. .  Also, congratulations to Phil Vickery who won the early drawing prize for getting his donation submitted.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Wednesday Lite Ride

We are discontinuing the regular Wednesday Lite rides until next spring when the days are long enough that we can finish before dark. Look for pick-up rides when time and weather permit until then. Thanks everybody! We had a great season.

Stay safe,

Tommy & Rhonda

Who's Going to MS Jack 'n' Back ?

Though our ranks have thinned for the Jack 'n' Back, I'm excited to be participating once more for my loved ones living with MS. Curious as to whom I might do the ride with ? I'm signed up to do the 50 miler Saturday and Sunday. I'll be staying at the Quality Inn in Tullahoma, looking for some company. What are everyone's plans ? Thought we should co-ordinate if desired or possible.

Looking forward to great weather and a gratifying ride !

Monday, September 26, 2011

It's big and fun!

The most anticipated Halloween party every year is, of course, the Fogbee Party. This year will be no different. You will receive a personal email soon but go ahead and mark your calenders for Saturday, October 29th at 6:30 pm. at Glen Oaks Club House. Details will soon follow but to get you in the spirit I found this old movie clip that I believe was illegally copied by some guy named George Lucas and which made him big bucks..see you there.

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Fogbee Tee shirts have arived

I still have tee shirts for the following people.  I am not planning on Riding the next 2 Saturdays.  Please let me know and we can make Arangements for you to get your Shirts.  The cost is $11.50 vs. $10.80 I forgot sales tax
Bob"s Email

Ronnie & Ann
Roger S.
Ed (I will hold until you are back in town)
Jason S.
Tom E.
Danny D.
Mike & Sherry
Curtis (I will bring yours to you)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Shout out..

I just wanted to give a Hi-Five to the great Fogbee turnout for the Brass Ride this morning and the good job everyone did on the 62 mile course. Way to go!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

BRAT 2011 report

 Ridership was up with a total of 300 riders, some like me doing only part of a week but over 200 doing the full week. Despite the many PUC's and a vicious headwind one day, I heard no complaints about the route. SAG and rest stops were outstanding. TDEC rangers did a great job of patrolling the route without being intrusive. Cue sheets and road markings were spot on.   The only slight negative was that some of the small cafe's were not happy when we came in at the same time as their regular customers. However, that was unusual and even most of the stressed places were glad to see us and invited us back.

The most frequently asked question was "Where are the other Fogbees?"  Next year's BRAT will be in there area between Chattanooga and Knoxville. Another chance to test your legs while cycling in great scenery and meeting strangers who will become your lifelong friends.

A few Images. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Saturday Ride, Sept 17, 2011

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BLACKSTONE RIDE starting at 8:00AM at the Blackstone. The Metro Greenway is still torn up, but we can still ride through Metro Center on the roads to connect back up with the Greenway at the east end of Metro Center.

Short riders can start from LP Field at 8:45AM. The Long Riders will meet at the Short Riders at LP Field. Another start point is in Shelby Park.
Route OUT (revised)        Route BACK

Lunch and drinks following.

See you there,

Mike Knake


Tom, Late last night longtime friend, retired schoolteacher and motorcyclist Charles Noble of H'ville sent me an email which included this observation about a group of bicyclists he passed Wednesday evening on Long Hollow Pike headed toward G'ville.  I don't know if this group was our Wednesday evening Fogbee group but the time of day and route suggest that it probably was.  His comments about being visible at twilight provide food for thought and maybe a re-evaluation of what we can do to make ourselves more visible at twilight and at all other times.  If you were in that group that Charles passed, you may remember his mighty fine classic 1968 BMW boxer-twin motorcycle.  Here are his copied & pasted candid comments:

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Protect Funding for Transportation Enhancements

Please help save Transportation Enhancements in the Transportation Extension by contacting your Senators today!
 It's easy and takes a minute at the SRTS site. Just click here
 and enter your ZIP code to direct your input to your Senators.

This year, around $700 million of Federal transportation funds, which is less than 2 percent of total transportation dollars, will be spent on bicycling and walking.  In 2012 that figure could be a big fat zero if Senator Coburn (R-OK) gets his way.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


. . It's that time of the year when darkness comes before many evening rides are complete.  This month we have had a bicyclist seriously injured riding at 5:30A and another killed riding at 10:30P.  In the latter case the dead bicyclist was breaking the law with no lights and no reflective gear.  Every bicyclist's responsibility is to GO TO EXTREMES to be seen, especially at dusk or when the setting sun may be blinding motorists.  Here is advice from an Arkansas LCI.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

News from the Postman

For all those wondering about James C, AKA the Postman, he's documenting his trip  to Fort Worth, TX via the NTP on the Crazyguyonabike site.  Click the link.

Any ideas on  bicycle routes, camping, etc. from Natchez to Fort Worth can be posted here or sent to his usual email.

Bicycle Stability

For Tom Evans, Andrew and all the other physicist wannabes.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Out of Sight but NEVER out of mind.

Hi FOGBees!
   Just saw your flyer and am looking forward to coming up to ride in it!!!  :o)
   Randy and I have been riding with the Spring City Cycling Club down here working toward their infamous metric century "All You Can Eat Ride" on Sept 17th. (Actually, there are several route distances to choose from..35,50,59,67,109 the last two with some really challenging hills in them)  Any FOGBee who wants to travel for a good ride with some great eats, come on down.  :o)
    We sure miss the after ride fun at Louey's and Sam's with ya'll and especially having Tom sagging my slow butt on some of the rides!!!  (Could have used you 4 weeks ago when 2 pitbulls came out and decided to chase me and then run in front of me.  Bruised and scraped up but my bike was ok!!) I have gotten faster!! :o  Bruce...I don't miss those "rolling hills" LOL!!!...well...yeah, I kinda do!
   Anyway,  we are looking forward to riding your ride for CF and am proud to wear the FOGBee jersey here when I ride!
    See you in October!!
----Donna Weidenbenner

Fogbee T-Shirts Only 3 days left

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Well it is finally here the official Fogbees T-Shirt. Above are samples of what the shirts will look like and we have not forgotten the ladies.

I have enough shirts to place an order.

The cost just $10.80 ea. It may go down if we have more than 25 pcs. If you would like a shirt please post, or email Bob by Sep 5th

Bob's Email

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fogbee Jersey's have arived

I have jersey's for the following people.

Mike Kaiser

Phil & Lisa H


Please post or contact Bob to make arangments to pick them up.