Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Oh Man, Don't Get Dropped!

The summer newsletter is scheduled for distribution on August 5'th.  It is packed with articles from veteran FOGBEES sharing their expertise on topics of interest to club members.  Thanks to Dave Shumaker, even Adventure Cycling is providing a contribution to this issue.

Oops, one problem.  The newsletter goes ONLY to FOGBEE members whose email address is correctly recorded on file in our membership list.  If you don't remember receiving the June newsletter, we have a problem.  If you don't know how to open the membership list to check the address we have for you, check a past newsletter. The instructions are in the footnotes.  If all attempts fail, send a note to our membership administrator, Janice, at  We're sure she'll get you fixed up.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Sizing Chart for Jerseys 

Can Now be Viewed

Go to "WEBSITE" tab at the top of the blog page, then click on "SHOP" tab, to find jersey styles and sizing chart.

I have everyone's name who has commented that they'd like to purchase a jersey.  Please review the sizing chart to make sure you know what size you'd like.  I will be contacting you soon to confirm your orders.

If you have not previously posted your desire to purchase, please do so now and I'll get you on the list.  :-)

Thanks everyone!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Fogbee Jerseys

New Order in the Works

If you're interested in getting a new Fogbee Jersey, now's the time to place your order.  Deadline for payment is August 10th and no later.  We'd like our order placed soon, so we can receive our jerseys by the end of September.  (Perfect timing if your needing a long sleeve, for fall and winter riding.)

Short Sleeve $41
Long Sleeve $52
Sleeveless $41

Please indicate your desire to order a jersey, on this blog post or the fogbee facebook post and I will contact you to iron out details such as size, style and payment.

Thanks so much for your prompt responses.  The sooner we can get our order in the better.  :-)   
Janice Yoste

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Newsletter and Membership List

. . The Newsletter is scheduled to issue on August 5'th.  So if you have an article or notice for inclusion, please send it to no later than July 31'st.  The newsletter is private and issues only to Fogbees.  Likewise the archives are private and we request members not to share it with non-Fogbees.
. . We routinely receive requests to access the membership list.  Instructions for accessing the list along with the ID and password are included in the footnotes of every newsletter.  So you should save the last newsletter until the next one is issued.  If you aren't receiving the newsletter, then either we have your email address incorrect or your SPAM filter is blocking us.  Please send a correction to and we'll check it out for you.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

July 27'th Pool Party

It is once again that time of year.  
We will be having the 5th Annual Fogbee pool party following our July 27th ride.  

After the ride we will have lunch and an afternoon of swimming.

This year we will have Lunch from Shane's BBQ.  It will cost $8.00 per person and we will have Pork and Chicken and sides.  

All you will need to bring is folding chairs and your choice of beverages.  I will need to have a head count by July 24th so I can order the food.   The RSVP's can be made via the BLOG or Fogbee email address . Please watch the BLOG for more information.

If you would like Frozen margaritas to get with Doug Depew.  
They will be $20 dollars per bucket. 

The party will be at Bob G's house the address is in the membership list or send a email to the Fogbee email address.

Routes: The super short Ultra Lite ride will be at 9:30am a.25 mile Total Townie .  The Turtle Lite ride starts at 9:00 and is 33 miles called 33 mile Pool Party Happy Hollow that does some townie, some Hendersonville greenway and country roads. The long route is 51 miles and leaves Bob's at 8:00am   Click the link of your choice for map and queue sheet.51 mile Route

Monday, July 22, 2013

Fogbees Mountain Bike Ride

I would like to gauge the interest in putting on a once a week Fogbee mountain bike ride at either the Lock 4 mountain bike trail in Gallatin or the new Hendersonville trail located behind Sam's Club in Hendersonville. This ride would either be a Sunday early morning ride or an evening ride on Monday. We would ride from 1-2 hours depending on which trail and which day we were doing it. This ride would be beginner friendly and if it is purely beginners, we could start by riding the Hendersonville trail as it has no rocks and very little roots to navigate over. If you have a mountain bike and have been tentative about riding trails, this is a good opportunity to give this fun sport a try. Please post if you are interested in doing this and which day would work best for you.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Kid's Triathlon - AUGUST 10'th

Volunteers to staff the course
at our 9th Annual 
Heat Kid's Triathlon
Saturday, August 10th

(Email me ASAP to get on the list.)
Include your Tshirt size and course preference.

All Volunteers get a really cool T-shirt and iced cold bottled water.

Check-in at 6:00am. Race starts at 7:00am. Done by 9:00am.

CharleneAlcorn, Heat Kid's Triathlon
Race Director,

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Utter Amazing Bike Tour Across Tennessee Again

Bruce never misses a chance to give a helping hand.

Until you've done a Bruce-Tour you'll never know what you're missing.
Click here to check out his webpage 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Impromptu 3 day tour from Oakdale to Hendersonville.

David Shumaker and I seized the opportunity of a car transport to Oakdale, TN and had a three day tour riding back to Hendersonville. We did some US Bicycle Route scouting and a Warm Showers visit.  It was an adventure.  We have photos on the Fogbee Shutterfly site accessible  by the link on the right panel. As always, we did not take enough pictures  to adequately document the trip and words do not suffice.
Small group short trips like this are great for meeting people  and seeing things you'd never encounter otherwise. Not all surprises are pleasant but even those make for the best stories.   Maybe it's the exercise but we seem to always happen upon the most fantastic places to eat.
And it's a turtle ride to boot.

Keep the rubber side down

Normally we could count on Gary to provide us with these videos, but we have a new volunteer who shall goes nameless, unless, s/he confesses.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Fogbees do what it takes

There is a Chines saying "sometimes the bike carries you, sometimes you carry the bike."  Mother Nature gave us a little incentive for bike-n-hike last Thursday.
Just as some locals showed up to clear the road JR shows off his upper body workout

Great ride, see everyone next Tuesday.

Friday, July 12, 2013

MPO Transportation and Land Use Forum

If you represent a bicycle/pedestrian or transit advocacy group, environmental conservation organization, or sustainability firm/department, please join us for the Environment, Sustainability, and Livability forum (1-3pm). Bruce and Tom_E have been invited to attend.  If any others would like to join us, please comment.  

Thursday, July 11, 2013

You know your gettin old

It's with great sadness that I let you all know that Chuck Foley died today at the age of 82.  Mr. Foley invented one of the greatest games in American history....TWISTER!  Thanks Chuck for the memories....

Monday, July 8, 2013

Dedicated to the Cannonball

David Irvine found this little diddy for our 55.6 mph speed champeen

Now I know this not to be a "fishing" story, because my speedometer was showing 48 mph when he blew past me. I came to my senses and squeezed harder on those brakes. But the Cannonball, nothing was going to stop him from setting a Ford Branch record.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

General Purpose GPS for Android

After searching many GPS app's suitable for use on an Android phone, I have found one that has voice commands and can replace a car GPS and accepts GPX tracks and can replace a hand-held bike unit.  Its called OsmAnd and can be downloaded from Google store.

I have used OsmAnd with my Samsung Galaxy S4 as a substitute for my car Garmin. The maps are better and easier to read.  It has its own maps and does not rely on Google Maps as almost every other phone GPS does.  This means longer battery life. The voice commands are nicer.  The lady in my phone is polite and not as rude as Jill.  The 5-inch screen, larger than the iPhone, makes it quite suitable for this use. 

I have also used it to replace my hand-held bike GPS.  I have created instructions for use with RideWithGPSClick here.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Race Across America?

This Time Lapse video makes it looks pretty easy. 12 days compressed into 13 minutes. I didn't even break a sweat watching it.