Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Gary or Davy?

Man, this guy looks just like a certain Fogbee lawyer I know. 

Special BOMA Meeting

Some of you are dissatisfied with the vote of H'ville BOMA to "can" the Walton Ferry intersection straightening project.  A special meeting has been called at City Hall on Tuesday March 6'th at 7:30 to vote on this project. Citizen's comments start at 7:30, but you must register before the meeting in order to speak your mind.  The only business on the agenda is a vote Ordinance 2012-5 to accept federal funding for this project.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

TDOT Design Meetings

Nashville Metro MPO asked for FOGBEE representation at

1) Highway Design Public Meeting on February 28, 2012, in the Gallatin City Hall, 132 West Main Street, Gallatin, TN 37066, to discuss the SR-109 project from North of the Cumberland River to SR-109 bypass in Gallatin, in Sumner County as shown on the general location map. The meeting will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

2) Public Informational Meeting on Thursday, February 16, 2012 to discuss the SR-109 (Portland Bypass) project in Robertson and Sumner Counties. The meeting will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Portland High School Cafeteria, 600 College Street, Portland, TN 37148.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sumner Spay Neuter Assn Spring Ride

Don't forget to mark your calendars for the annual SSNA Benefit Ride. April 21 at 9am leaving from the Gallatin Civic Center. Support the Sumner Spay Neuter Assn, helping to control the
cat and dog population in Sumner County.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Can someone order the Yikebike


Sebring 2012 is in the books and once again the Fogbee colors were worn by Jennifer and Tom. Special thanks to Marilynn for being our crew.

Even though Jennifer had to retire early due to knee problems, she still logged 162 miles and finished first in her age/category. I managed to hang on for 21.5 hours and finished with 226 miles. I stopped short of 24 hours for sore hands and elbows. Still have a case of ODN. [Opposable Digit Neuropathy, aka tingling thumbs :-) ]

What amazed me most was seeing some folks still clocking 30+ mph laps at 4:00 AM.

Check out the pics on Shutterfly.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Station Camp Cleanup - DATE MOVED

             We have gotten really excited for our second annual Community Cleanup on Station Camp Creek.  We’ve decided to go ahead and push it back to Saturday March 24th to give us more planning time and allow for more people to get involved. We had a great time last year, and the huge piles of debris were pretty impressive. It was quite therapeutic to see that area recover from the aftermath of the flood back in May of 2010.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


The GJCC Triathlon has been cancelled but has been replaced by a 200 yard swim, 10 mile bike and 2 mile run at the Cedars of Lebanon State Park.
clt logoThe Cedars of Lebanon Triathlon originally scheduled for Sunday, August 5th has been moved to Saturday, May 19th to replace the cancelled GJCC Triathlon.

Note the Cedars of Triathlon race distances have been reduced to be in line with our normal offering for a short-distance early season triathlon in middle Tennessee.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Overnight Rides for 2012

We missed a Fogbee Spring ride last year and though we did a July make up, I learned why few rides are scheduled in July.  This year we hope to do better.  Here are two rides in the offing.
1. Fobee Weekend Ride on Chief Ladiga/Silver Comet. Rough plans are to drive to a starting point in Alabama, probably Jacksonville, AL Friday and stay in local motel. Next day ride Chief Ladiga Trail to near Atlanta and have after ride party somewhere in Atlanta. Non riding significant others would drive to Atlanta, shop, visit family, etc. Saturday morning.  US 278 roughly parallels the trails most of the way so a meeting for lunch or part of way ride is possible.  The full ride from Jacskonville to Smyrna is about 80 miles. Drive back from Atlanta Sunday.  No specifics yet but April 20,21, 22 has been suggested as dates.  Please respond to this post if you are interested in riding. Any and all advice and help needed as this is one ride with which I am unfamiliar.

2. Mid America 2012. My Australian touring buddy, Bob Schofield is back in the USA this year and is leading a ride from Westmoreland, TN to the Washington DC area.  We'll be gathering at my home and shuttled to Westmoreland. Th full ride is three weeks but I only plan to do the first week and get fetched back home.  Anyone interested in doing some or all of this, please mail me at REplace the _at_ with the standard @ symbol.  A complete description of the ride is at  Mid America12
I encourage anyone with the time and courage to do it.  We'll be firming up camping, motel, and transportation arrangements in the next month.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Clean-up Station Camp Creek

. . We're gearing up for our second annual cleanup on Station Camp Creek on Saturday March 10.  We had a great turnout last year, and got rid of a lot of trash and flood debris.  We've partnered with the County, who provides all the supplies, and the City, providing the trash pickup.  We would just love to have some of you volunteer to help.  The group of kayakers who frequently use the creek helped out immensely last year.  As a runner who loves that stretch and can't wait for the Greenway to open, I imagine some of you feel as strongly about keeping it beautiful as I do.

. . Again, we meet on Saturday March 10, 9AM at the parking lot of Station Camp High School and cover what we can until lunch.  If it rains, we just push it back to the next Saturday.  I update on the project on our Facebook page
Look forward to your participation! Click for Poster

Thank you, Amy Young Scott
Long Hollow Gardens & Nursery

Monday, February 6, 2012

FOGBEE Spirit.

. . In September 1989, about a month after Roscoe Phillips and Ann Kimball said "I do" at a church in Germantown, they went on a honeymoon most newlyweds wouldn't consider, much less accomplish.
They biked from Johnson City to Tims Ford State Park in Winchester, Tenn., in the annual Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee organized by the Tennessee State Parks Department. It took them seven days to cover more than 460 miles -- the route was indirect -- and they had to cope with rain from Hurricane Hugo practically all the way.
. . Roscoe and Ann Phillips have ridden their bicycles together across the United States and throughout Europe and Asia. Roscoe, 75, started cycling to avoid heart disease that runs in his family. Ann, 76, was a tennis player and casual bike rider before the two met.
Click here for the rest of the story.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Greetings from the Postman

James Crowley, AKA The Postman, sends greetings and his hope to make it back this way for a visit in the Spring. No word if he plans to cycle.  Anyone who desires to email him, post here or email me and I'll send you his address.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Notice to the YAZOO Patrol

The Art of Yazoo Brewery, February 23

Learn about Yazoo beer from owner and Brew Master Linus Hall. Linus will lead the guided tasting, and we’ll enjoy food to complement the beers

The Art of Yazoo Brewery
6:00 – 8:00 pm, War Memorial Auditorium, $30

All proceeds benefit TPAC Education programs.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hendersonville Wins $192,555 SRTS Grant

. . Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer today announced Safe Routes to School funding for the City of Hendersonville totaling $192,555 for improvements near two local schools. The Safe Routes to School Program is a statewide initiative designed to make bicycling and walking to school a safer, more appealing and healthier alternative for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

The 40th Annual 2012 RAGBRAI Route has been announced!

Come ride your bike 471 miles across Iowa with 10 thousand other cyclists this July 22-28. This will be Skip's second time and my fourth trip "to the corn".  Join us! Email me for instructions on how to register with our group. For more information:

Ragbrai official website:

Pork Belly Ventures:
Pork Belly Ventures is the Charter group we use when we do Ragbrai. Click here for their Annual invitation letter. If you're interested in going, you'll need to email them and get on their email list so you don't miss any updates. Prices on "ala cart" services are listed below as well.

Let me know if you have any questions. Ragbrai is the oldest and longest bike tour in the world!

Charlene Alcorn, RRCA Certified Running Coach