Tuesday, May 31, 2016


      I’m in charge of the Vol State bike club and I also ride with the Tennessee Women’s Cycling Project. TWCP hosts a Monday Night Ladies’ Ride during the summer. 
      I’m leading the ride next Monday June 6 from Vol State at 6PM. 1480 Nashville Pike Gallatin, TN 37066. Enter the college at Gap Blvd and park in the first lot near the Pickel Gym.
     This will be a beginner friendly no drop ride. We will have 4, 8, and 15 mile route options as well as experienced riders to lead and sweep the routes.

I know we see you on our rides usually over by Station Camp.

Thanks. Chrysa

Chrysa Malosh, Biology Laboratory Technician
Volunteer State Community College

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Fogbee hat

Here is what the hat discussed last night after our ride would look. They will also have Hendersonville, TN embroidered across the back (Yellow or white), and possibly the FB from the jersey sleeve on one side (which side?). I am not sure I can find the right orange color to match the jersey color so black might be the best option. I have been looking at hats on the website I sent out earlier and Models C809, STC17, C813, or C861 look like they could work. Pick one of these hats and let me know your preference.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Great Cycle challenge

Is anyone in the group participating in this challenge? We could rack up a lot of miles together and report as a club.


UPDATE Chattanooga Trip, June 3rd and 4th

The Chattanooga Trip is less than 2 weeks away.  We have our biggest group ever going on a weekend trip.  Let the good times roll!

Most everyone is heading down on Friday.  We can meet up in the hotel bar after you arrive and get settled in to your room.   No set time, just whenever you feel like heading on down.  After that, we can head over to the World of Beer for dinner, probably no later than 7:00.

The ride on Saturday will start at 8:00.  We will stop for lunch at the same place as last year.

Once back, we can join up on the patio once again for good fellowship and plenty of Bullet and Moonshine or whatever your favorite drink might be.

Saturday night we have dinner reservations at The Big River Grille at 7:00.

If anyone is up for it, there will be an optional ride up to the top of Lookout Mountain.

Sherry is putting together a number of activities for the non riders to possibly take part in on Saturday.  All is optional.  If you wish, feel free to spend the day doing your own thing.

Below is the link to last years post with various activities, the routes, etc.

Your Host, Mike and Sherry

2015 Chattanooga Activities, Routes, etc.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Fogbee Ball hat

I am trying to gauge the interest in placing an order for some hats for our cycling group. I know someone that does embroidery work and they have already taken a look at the art work for this. I propose the hat in the link below, it is Stone in color with a Black accent strip in the bill. Just my opinion but I think this accent strip would compliment the black lettering in the logo and the stone color would allow the logo to stand out. It has a Velcro closure in the back for sizing. as you can see there is a price break for 12 or more hats.

I would like to include www.fogbees.blogspot.com arched on the back. A good way to promote our group and where to find information.


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Second Bike For Sale

Selling my CAAD 10 I built to have as a second/backup bike.

The Cannondale 56's are just too big for me.

Here's the craigslist listing: http://nashville.craigslist.org/bik/5592430323.html

Full Ultegra, first $1250.00 gets it!

Just reduced the price  by $50.00 and am including a Medium Giro Saros Helmet I only used twice.

Will post on Ebay after Memorial day weekend.

If anyone, or anyone you know needs a new bike and needs a 56 for a steal just text me or call me at (615)613-3903.

Tony Hernandez

FOGBees artwork

Does anyone have the digital artwork of the FOGBees logo? I am looking into getting embroidered ball hats made and need to send the artwork to a friend of mine that does this type of work.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

UPDATE Jerseys, Bibbs, Shorts, Vests Pricing-UPDATE

I will be at Brixx tonight to accept money for your orders.  I will no be riding, but will be there at 6:30 and will stay to about 8:00.

On Saturday, I will be at Bluegrass Bar and Grille following the Vol State Classic ride.  I hope to be there by 12:30, but no later then 1:00.

Prices below:

Men's Tour, Women's Sleeveless, Women's Tour are $57

Men's Sport Jersey is $60

The Equipe jerseys are $59

Vests are $85

Men's and Women's Shorts are $89

Bibbs are $120

You can text me at 615-714-3947 for the price of your order or wait till you pick it up.

See you on the road.

Mike  Knake

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Legislative Update

      I’m sure you’ve been waiting breathlessly so I wrote a summary of this year’s session of the General Assembly. It’s not very elegant but hopefully it’s informative.        
      Next year Haslam may ask for an increase in the gas tax. That could be the most important turning point in dealing with transportation in Tennessee in a generation. The issue of dedicated funding for mass transit will be part of the discussion. I’m afraid that the idea of restricting it’s use for biking facilities will also reappear. The current distribution of gas tax revenues to local cities and counties screws the urban areas. Changing that formula should be part of the input from our city government. When and if the increase is implemented (I don’t have much faith in Haslam) we should demand that Nashville use it for transit, biking and walking. No new $ for cars.

Carey Rogers, Walk/Bike Nashville
Opinions stated here, of course, are my own.

Road rage during yesterday's ride

I have been thinking we need to find some avenues to help the driving public become more informed of our rights, or at least more tolerant of cyclist on "their" road. I found it ironic that yesterday, after the hit & run accident in Nashville, our group received the most angry response from a driver I have ever witnessed. In fact there were two road rage encounters during our Wednesday night ride.

I am willing to invest some time in this if some of you know of ways to let our voices be heard. I realize most motorists don't have the perspective that we do and even law enforcement officers typically have a motorists view of accidents as well. This will only change if some of us put forth more effort. With the current attention being given by the news media it may be a good time to keep cycling safety more on the minds of driving public as there will certainly be more bikes on the road during the summer season.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Bonita Parkway

      Hendersonville has just marked Bonita Parkway as a Bike Lane.  Prior to the painting of the Bike symbols, we asked them to change out the dangerous storm drain grates that have already caused one serious accident to a bicyclist. We were particularly concerned about the dangerous grate at the corner of Bonita and Gallatin Rd that we always pass when riding north on Bonita. Last week they changed out all the grates.  We appreciate the consideration that Fred Rogers (Planning Director) and Chip Moore (Public Works Director) continue to give for the safety of bicyclists in Hendersonville.
     The next road on the City's calendar is Wessington.  They plan to add a Bike Lane and repair the dangerous storm drain grates on that road.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Chattanooga Trip, June 3rd and 4th

The FOGBEE block of rooms has SOLD OUT.  However, you can still get a rooms at about $20 more per might with AARP or AAA discount. However, it seems the rooms at the READ House are going faster than anticipated. so if you want to go, don't wait making a reservation.

The deadline for making your reservation at the discount rate is approaching fast.  You need to make your reservations by May 4th to get the discount rate.  You also need to let them know you are with the FOGBEES to get the discount.

The hotel is The Reid House.  See the March 2nd post for details on how to make your reservation and details about the trip and routes.

Everyone please text me 615-714-3947 if you have already made your reservation or once you have made your reservation so I can confirm with the hotel that they have included you in our group.

See you on the road in Chattanooga,

Mike and Sherry Knake

I know you LOVE your trusty/crusty old shorts....BUTT....

Ok guys.....this is a post that's been begging to be posted for quite some time I think. For the past couple of months I've noticed not only the beautiful hills of our surrounding counties while on rides but unfortunately the rolling hills AND unfortunately hair follicles of several riders back side in front of me. Now....it's all I can do to keep up with some of the mountain Billy goats going up hills as it is...I don't need another HILL to gaze upon!!!!! Come on MAN...... Ha ha ha ha!!!!!

Just a funny reminder to CHECK YOUR SHORTS guys! It's time to retire some of them.😂😂😂

Here's a link that explains it all:
Just "SAY NO" to crack......BUTT CRACK that is....

Chattanooga Weekend Trip, June 3rd and 4th

Last years weekend trip to Chattanooga was such a blast, we have decided to repeat it.

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Read House where we stayed at last year.  You can either call them direct and book your room or go to the attached link and book your room.  IF YOU CALL, let them know that you are with the FOGBEES so that your room is counted towards the block of rooms.


The Read House
827 Broad St
Chattanooga, TN 37042


We plan on doing the same routes as last year.  Hopefully the weather will hold and we can get in the long route.  Here is 2015 website for the Chattanooga Outing

Looking forward to more fun on the patio.

Your hosts,

Mike and Sherry

Big Payback Happy Hour


Do you love biking and walking? We do! Join us tomorrow, 5/3/16, for the Big Payback to start a chain reaction to make Nashville more walkable and bikeable! 
Help us win a prize for most unique donors from 5-7pm by donating directly or joining us for Happy Hour at the Picnic Tap!

Big Payback Happy Hour
  • Where: The Picnic Tap in the Nashville Farmer's Market
  • When: May 3, 5-7pm
  • What: Games, giant jenga, adult-strider race, and Bike Month T-Shirts (designed by Project 615).