Friday, September 28, 2012

FOGBEES Jerseys Are In!!!

Hi Everyone! It's been a while but the jerseys are finally in! We had a few hiccups in the order proces but all is done. I'll be at BRASS tomorrow and the box of jerseys will be traveling with me to make sure you all get em. Notice I said you all and not ya'll. Lol.  Monday I'lll be at the Painturo's pizza ride, Wednesday at Mike & Sherry's then Jack and Back that weekend. Here's my cell (847) 502-0388.


Road Trip and Bike Event

Hello FOGBEES, We will be hosting the 2013/2014/2015 USA Cycling Men’s and Women’s Road and Time Trial Championships on Memorial Day weekend starting next year.

The TT is set for Saturday, and the Road Race and Hand-Cycling Championships are on Monday.  We are looking to connect with local clubs who might be interested in hosting a century style ride on the Sunday of that weekend beginning in neighboring cities and arriving in Chattanooga that day.  Enjoy downtown on Sunday night, watch the race on Sunday, and we will arrange transportation back to your start point on Monday evening.

Since this worked on a smaller scale for ProWalk/ProBike, I thought perhaps this might develop into an annual and event and even could be a fundraiser for the local organizations that coordinate on the way in. Thoughts?

Philip Pugliese, Bicycle Coordinator - Outdoor Chattanooga

City Receives Awards

Friday's (9/28) Hendersonville Star News, page 3A reports that Hendersonville received three awards from the Greater Nashville Regional Council on Sept 13'th.  One was for the implementation of the Bike/Ped Plan to include the greenway and another for the use of grants to improve its multi-modal transportation system (think Bike/Ped).  Several FOGBEE members participated in the writing of those plans.  The bottom-line for these awards are we CAN make a difference for getting involved in community work.  FOGBEES have also been central to the establishment of Bike Walk Tennessee, a 501c3 non-profit corporation to advocate statewide.  What is unfortunate is no FOGBEES are stepping up to replace these people as they retire from such work.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

You know your an Old Fogbee when..

You remember Andy Williams and that Christmas was always a joy when you were a kid partly bc his songs made you smile and feel happy.. Sorry to hear bout this great old time singers death today....

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Mid Atlantic 12/24 Time Trial

The Fogbee jerseys were seen once again at an Ultra Marathon event. With a super flat course I was hoping for a PR this time. Alas it was not to be. The winds picked up and since the rules allowed no drafting we pushed all day long. Then near the finish of our 5th lap, I was nearly clipped by a car on a four lane highway (2 foot shoulder) and Jennifer was closely passed while in the turning lane. It was getting dark and we decided discretion was much better than being road carnage and we packed it in. Just weren't feeling the love from the local motorists. We both completed 127 miles. The plus side is we were able to sit back and scarf some pizza that Marilynn brought in and watch the more intrepid prepare all their lights and reflecties for the night. Since we didn't stick it out, we decided to form a subsegment of the UMCA, the Ultra Marathon Cycling Dilletantes.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Ultacyclists strike again

The Fogbees want to congratulate our very own Tom and alumni Jennifer for completing another ultracycling event.  While technically in the "battered and bruised" category, our riders fought the wind to finish a double-metric before darkness and less-than-ideal traffic made it time to call it a night.  Way to go!

"Hell Hath No Fury . . ."

. . Like a woman cheated out of her 2 for 1 margaritas.  Yes, Janice found her coupon that said Dos Margaritas IN GALLATIN had 2 for 1 margaritas on Saturday!
. . On a lighter side, what's in this picture?  For the answer CLICK HERE to see slide show from the great Turtle Ride yesterday (9/22) courtesy of Fogbee FACEBOOK editor-in-chief, Janice.
. . Next Saturday, we join the BRASS Ride for the 30-miler (approx).  CLICK HERE for online registration. Usually they have great T-shirts (for those that arrive early), but like the margaritas at Dos Margaritas, I have learned never promise anything not in your direct control.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

FOGBEES Accused of Being Federal Agents

. . As reported in the Delina Daily News, "They coasted into Delina around 10:30am and they looked beat. Four big old looking guys clad in skin-tight brightly adorned spandex jerseys. Naturally everyone was suspicious. They called themselves Fat Old Guys on Bikes (FOGBEES was on their shirts)."
. . "Duh, we weren’t born yesterday," Larry Payne, editor of the Delina Daily News, said. "Following extensive research we discovered the unlikely visitors were really from the Federal Office of Geriatric Backwoods Economic Exploitation (FOGBEE) and they were here to help us (ha ha!)."
. . For the complete story CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tennessee Crossroads Comments on Cullman Ride

Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 3:27 PM
Subject: Tennessee Crossroads

Barb, Thanks for sharing the pictures. I did take a look at just a few of them.  It is pretty amazing for those ‘young’ guys to make that trip. How many miles did they ride? From one of the picture I saw, I think they went on into Alabama. But where is the church located, at the very end of the pictures?
And under small world’s, we are re-running the Delina Mkt. next week on Sept 27 & 30th. Plus in their travels, if they come across a place that they think we should profile..tell them to send me some information about the place. Again, thanks for the pictures.

Ken Simington, Executive Producer
Tennessee Crossroads, Nashville Public Television

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Remembering a road

This summer with the Fogbees has truly been awesome!  As a transplant to the area, I am so grateful to have found such a wonderful group of people in the area :)  Reminiscent about rides this summer, I am trying to remember a road that Miley led a ride on a couple months ago.  It was stinkin' hot and Miley, Jay, Bob Huss and I did the long route while the other riders did short.  It ended with margaritas, so that means it left from White House.  I also remember Bob taking a wrong turn and encountering some dogs, then Miley went back to rescue him from the beasts.  Unfortunately, that is about all I remember, except for loving a long stretch of road with some rolling hills.  If anyone can help me out with identifying cede road, please do! I would like to keep it in my "back pocket" of routes.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fogbee Overnight Red Boiling Springs Oct 20, 21st

Reserve the date for this  2 day Fall Tour.  Trying get space in a B&B.  More News Coming Soon.

Details are firming up. A more complete description can be found here. 

The skinny is we leave Sam's Sports Bar Sat at 8:30 am, pick up short rider sin Hartsville and ride to Red Boiling Springs. Stay at Armour's Hotel. Lunch and breakfast there. Return Sunday.  First Day 58 miles for long riders, 29 for short riders.
Armor's has the night of October 20 blocked off till October 1 615-699-2180. Tell them you are a Fogbee.  They have 16 rooms so reserve early.  Overflow may be available at the Donoho and Thomas House but no arrangements have been made with them.  Post here if you plan to go and for any questions.  Fall colors should be near peak then.  This is a great opportunity for new members, non riding significant others and old friends to ride and relax together. 

Click here for webpage with LOTS of info

Sunday, September 9, 2012


This is another great name for a cycling club.

MAMILS "Middle Aged Men in Lycra" Read the story in BBC News

Saturday, September 8, 2012

We've Come a LONG Way

. . The third question on the League of Women Voters questions to Hendersonville’s mayoral candidates is “What will you do to maintain and expand Hendersonville’s green space and greenways?
. . The answer to this question and other questions submitted to State and US legislative candidates and to Hendersonville’s aldermen and mayoral  candidates will be published on September 15’th on  It reminds me of another often repeated quote, “You’ve come a long way baby!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Cystic Fibrosis Ride

Last year Phil Vickery put together his rest stop for Cystic Fibrosis for Gabrielle a member of his family.  He put together this video.  He is not sure if Gabrielle will be able to attend this year, but Tiffany sent us a links to an article that appeared in the Hendersonville Standard and Gallatin News which will give everyone an idea as to what this disease is all about.