Sunday, August 26, 2012

Another Great Bike Story

You won't believe this but it's true: - The News for South Mississippi

Congratulations to Goodlettsville

It was a spectacular game, like no other, but with a score of 24 to 15 the Little League team from Goodlettsville walked away as the USA Champions.  They set all kinds of records and kept everyone in Middle Tennessee at the edge of their seats.  Nothing matched watching these 12-year-olds perform at a game I once thought was boring.

Saturday, August 25, 2012


I just wanted to say "awesome" for today's White House ride. With almost THIRTY (30) riders it was inspiring to see how the Fogbees have influenced people of all walks of life to ride their bikes. Thanks Mike for putting it together and to everyone who showed up!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Wednesday Lite Rides

Work schedule conflicts and shorter days have forced us to end the Wednesday Lite rides until next spring.  I just wanted to thank everybody for their participation and we hope to see everybody when we can resume the rides.  Watch for (and post) pickup rides, or join the other available rides.

Tommy & Rhonda

Friday, August 17, 2012

10 reasons why Hendersonville is AWESOME

Relevant to nearly everyone who resides in Sumner County.

Can be used as Fogbee recruiting material for newbies to area.

Enjoy & be safe out there this weekend !  ~ M.Kaiser

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Tom, this is a bicycle blog, not a credit card service demanding such hyper-security; can you get the access to the Comments box changed to just a simple User Name and Password, something like Shutterfly and MyFamilyDNA have?  I've never had trouble with those, and neither site has requested my cellphone number.
SUCCESS: I have managed to get CAPTCHA thingy turned off.  That should make it a LOT easier for you to leave COMMENTS to POSTS.

Sunday, August 12, 2012


FUN OLD GUYS AND GALS took advantage of yesterday's fair breezes and cotton candy skies to tour scenic Trousdale and historic Sumner Counties. The pace was conducive to immersing oneself into the often missed details and nuances of our wonderful biking terrain which we often take for granted. With historian, wiz of FOG, Tom Evans, and pathfinder extraordinaire, Bruce Day, our small band relished the by ways and highways as one. And yes, Bruce can pack more PUCs into 25 miles than anyone else in the biking kingdom !

On another note, we initiated a new FOGBEE, Ellen Getter ( a.k.a. Minnieball ), after she dropped the Cannonball on the descent into Hartsville. Reassuringly, Dillehays Cafe still serves macaroni as a vegetable and chocolate pie as an entree.


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Saturday, August 11, 2012


I have been asked about meeting spots for Bryan's Tomato Festival.  When a ride has multiple pickup points, such as this one, it is important to add a COMMENT to the POST, especially if they are out-of-the-way such as the LITE route that shows a start in parking lot in front of Bailey's Grill. In the absence of such comments the group may ASSUME no one plans to leave from that point and skip the stop.  We would hate for anyone to miss an opportunity to join the group.  Just for clarification, no one has volunteered to lead the Short/LITE version of this Tomato Festival jaunt.  Please COMMENT with your intentions.

Also, Bryan's LITE map show a start at Bailey's, but his POST states they expect to meet at Moss Trail.  That is the intersection at the left-hand turn off Rivergate Pkwy at mile-marker 0.6 on the CUE Sheet to the LITE map just beyond (i.e. over yonder) the I-65 overpass.

Sunday, August 5, 2012


I am the engine (IATE) is a community initiative dedicated to connecting the joy of cycling with healthier eating and zero emission lifestyles. Sponsored by Whole Foods Market®, Nissan® North America and Harpeth Bicycles and Industrial Strength Marketing (ISM), IATE will be hosting multiple bike events across Middle Tennessee to inspire new riders and help spark fun, active lifestyles.Visit their website by clicking here.

Thursday, August 2, 2012


I wanted to send a short note to remind you that registration is open for the femme fondo women's ride to be held Saturday, September 8th in the tradition of Hope on Wheels. The club has been a long-standing supporter of the all women's cycling event historically held in Leiper's Fork. This year as the Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation focuses on special events related to what would have been Minnie's 100th birthday, they decided to take a break from administering the ride.

840 FONDO Ride

John Schroer, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Transportation, announced that a portion of State Route 840 will open exclusively to bicyclists Oct. 13, for “Eight Forty Fondo Festival.” Fondo is Italian for “ride.” The ride will be part of the opening ceremonies for the final 12 miles of SR 840 that remain unopened. The unopened stretch traverses southern Williamson County. It is scheduled to open to motor vehicles Nov. 2, according to Schroer, who served as mayor of Franklin from 2007 to 2011.

“We're going to have an 'Eight Forty Fondo' on the new section of 840,” Schroer said. “The governor [Bill Halsam] is going to participate, and we want you to come and ride with the governor. [The surface] will be smooth and perfect.”

For more info CLICK HERE