Friday, September 27, 2013

Calling all Fogbees...... have a cheeseburger...

or fries... or a milkshake...

Cheeburger Cheeburger has offered to host a fundraising event for Bike MS, for two days, Tuesday October 1st and Wednesday October 2nd. On those two days Cheeburger will donate 20% of all sales of anyone who presents a flyer, or lets their server know they are there for Bike MS / Jack and Back / Jeff Gibson. That's for dining in or carry out.

As anyone who's had a Cheeburger can agree, they are delicious, and in my opinion could only be rivaled by 5 Guys. The restaurant has a 50's motif and feel, and the toppings seem endless.

So get hungry, go enjoy, and let's raise more for the MS Society. Maybe we could even ride from there Tuesday, I'll see what I can put together. The flyer is attach, you are welcome to show it to the server when you go, or just let them know why you're there.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Jersey Distribution

If anyone wants to pick up their jerseys at either the BRASS or Hoover for Hope Rides, please post.  I can have jerseys at both locations.

If that doesn't work for you, please email me so we can arrange delivery.  

Janice Yoste

Ride for Reading Book Drive at Bikers Choice

This week through the 5th of October, Bikers Choice, in association with Ride For Reading will be having a youth book drive at our store. If you are not aware of Ride For Reading, they are a national organization based out of Nashville that promotes literacy and healthy living through the distribution of books via bicycle to children from low-income neighborhoods. As a reward for your efforts in helping this great organization out, we are offering a 20% discount on any summer cycling clothing to anyone who drops off good quality used or new children's books from now through October 5th, so come by, make a donation to a worthwhile cause and check out our summer cycling sale going on at the Bikers Choice.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

jack and back 2013

It's almost that time of year again- one of the best rides of the year-Jack and Back.

If you are planning to ride, please post as to your plans as to distance and were you are staying.

Mike Knake

Red Boiling Springs Fall Ride October 19,20.

Fogbee Red Boiling Springs Ride 2013
October 19, 20, 2013

It's that time of year again. Talk of football, shorter days, and the annual Fogbee Ride to Red Boiling Springs. This ride is a Fogbee tradition. Red Boiling Springs is located just the right distance from Hendersonville with the Hartsville option to make a nice one day ride for every rider level. It goes through beautiful scenery. The leaves should be in fine color about then. The roads are generally smooth with low traffic. Dennis and Debra Emery of Armour's Hotel are great hosts. This is the most requested repeat overnight getaway among all our trips. 

Each day will be about 60 miles. Ride with GPS links are below.  Hartsville is about midway so anyone wanting to do just 30 miles can make arrangements to start and/or finish there. If you plan to leave a car in Hartsville overnight, let me know so I can clear it with the local authorities. They have provided a secure place in the past but the location changes from time to time.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Only two rooms left at Armours for Red Boiling Springs Ride

Dennis Emery notified me today that their rooms are almost full for our RBS ride.  This is  awesome with the ride still six weeks away.  All is not lost if you don't get a room at the Armour's since they can host more for meals and there are two other nearby historic hotels. Tom has kindly placed all the RBS ride information including recently posted 2013 routes, the other hotels and proposed itinerary on this web page.
The list that Dennis sent is below.  Let me know of any problem. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Call me “Woody”

               During a very trying day with my sister of moving my mom into an assisted living facility, she reminded me of some things that I had not thought of in recent years. My farther passed away at a young age and missed out on seeing most of his grandchildren and great grandchildren be born and raise their own families. He was a businessman in Portland TN and owned his own business and was very involved in the growth and management of Portland TN and was very respected by young and old. He was the Portland Fire Chief for many years and one of his dreams was to have a full time fire department in Portland. I would always hope the fire alarm would sound when I was with him because I would be able to ride to the fire. When he could no longer perform that position due to his health he ran for and was elected to several terms on the City Council. He worked hard for the people of Portland to make it a better place to live. While on the City Council he never saw a full time fire department but he did at least see a full time engineer and more modern equipment at the station.

He loved his church, his family and helping others; I remember as a young lad folks in town and at his business would call him Mr. Woody or Woody. My mother never called him Woody but I can remember folks calling my father and grandfather Woody; I believe out of love and respect. She told me there has always been a “Woody” in our family and actually I have a 90 year old cousin that goes by “Woody” and once he is gone there would be no more Woody Woodall’s.

Your my friends and FOGBEE family and only out of respect to my dad and to remember him in this life I would consider it an honor; and if you wouldn’t mind to refer to me as “Woody”….instead of JR.
Thank you for your time!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Where was McGiver when I needed him?

Coming down Long Hollow at Centre Point, when something caused my fender to get tangled up in rear wheel and locked it solid. Traffic was at all four directions as I slid through the intersection, somehow managing to stay sunny side up. My tire blew out in 3 different places. I carry boots, but not that many. Swallowed my pride and called my dear spouse for a rescue ride.

It was pretty interesting in that I never smelled burning rubber from a bike before or left a long black skid mark.
In any event I am starting a new Fogbee tradition of having an incident with no injury! :-)

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Newsletter Is Out

I hope you don't miss it.  The September Newsletter is out and it's BIG and full of information for activities that make the FOGBEEs a unique bicycle club.  Thanks to all the members who contributed to it this month.  Where else can you get a FREE magazine that is better than and has NO advertisement?

Friday, September 13, 2013

September Newsletter

On Sunday we will issue the FOGBEE newsletter.  Actually, it is more like a FOGBEE Bike Magazine.  You have to be a registered member to receive it.  Click on JOIN US (see Blog Tab above this POST section. Click on that JOIN US tab to open that page.) and complete the enrollment before Sunday. Here is a partial list of stuff you'll find in it.  

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Gallatin Gran Fondo Update

The Gallatin Gran Fondo is fast approaching and we have some new updates about the ride. Byron's BBQ has graciously supplied a free lunch for all the participants and the Bikers Choice is giving away a free kit of your choice to the person who can set the record on the Old Hwy 109/Scotty Parker Branch climb on Strava. Signing up for the event guarantees you a shirt as well as the lunch.
Gran Fondo Registration

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

USBR 23 Is On Its Way

. . This week Bruce Day and Dave Shumaker sent this note to the mayors, administrators and stakeholders in Robertson,Sumner, Davidson, Williamson, Maury, Marshall, Lincoln counties and the cities of White House, Nashville, Franklin and Lewisburg who discussed, reviewed and approved the proposed route in each of their jurisdictions.  All these communities and counties submitted letters and/or resolutions of support for the USBR route 23.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

We'll Be Counting You this Tuesday

The Nashville Area MPO conducts regional bicycle and pedestrian counts as part of the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project.  The next counts will be conducted on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. The count will be conducted in 35 locations throughout the MPO region [Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner (Drake's Creek Park, Station Camp Rd, downtown Gallatin), Wilson and Williamson Counties]. The Sumner County counts are conducted by FOGBEE volunteers who count for two-hour periods from 7-9am and 4-6pm.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Next Weekend...The First Fogbees Introduction to Mountain Biking Ride!

Ok, I know that riding through trees and on dirt is probably not everyones cup of tea, but next Sunday morning, barring rain, I will be leading the first ever Fogbees mountain bike ride at the brand new Hendersonville Mountain Bike Trail located behind Sam's Club on Saundersville Road. This trail is extremely beginner friendly with no rocks or roots, and some very fun whoop-de-doos. To access the trail, park at Veterans Park which you can see from Vietnam Veterans Blvd and access the greenway which runs behind Sam's Club. When you arrive at Saundersville, turn right, go across the bridge and you will see a narrow trail leading back into the woods on the left side of the road. This is the access point for the trail. I will post a start time on Thursday once I have a clearer view of the weather. If it rains between Friday and Sunday, the trail will be too wet to ride safely.