Friday, September 17, 2021

Saturday Ride is the Lion's Journey for Sight, Gallatin Square, 8 AM start

Apologies for the late post. I failed to click "confirm" to publish last night.

Previously known as the Gran Fondo Gallatin, the Lion's Club changed the name to reflect the charity it always benefited. Details and Pre-registration here. You may also register at the event. 

In addition to the organizer's routes, Mike created these with enhanced detours, because, well, nobody knows the roads like we do. 




In addition to the lunch provided at the finish, we will recover at Fairvue Pizza & Pub, because, well, nobody knows recovery like we do. Hope to see you Saturday.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Thursday Ride, 9/16/21 from White House High School

 The ride will start at 5:25PM from White House High School.

I will not be riding.

Enjoy

See you on the road,

Mike

22 Miles

Monday, September 13, 2021

Tuesday, 9/14/21, Ride from White House City Park

 We will ride from the White House City Park at 5:25PM.   Sun is setting at 6:56PM. So, bring your lights and blinkies.

See you on the road,

Mike

24 Miles

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Best Wishes with the FOGBEE messages

The video from you all to Danny is available at the FOGBEE YouTube. Take time for all the messages at Danny's FOGBEE webpage. We moved your bike club plans and great video.at

https://fogbees.blogspot.com/p/danny-denning.html

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Saturday Ride, Bethpage at 8 AM

It's been too long since we've climbed Carters Branch to the Drury Ridge overlook and it's going to be a beautiful morning for it. See you at Bethpage Elementary School. 

47 miles, store at 34

51 miles, store at 34

60 miles, store at 34

Recovery at Fairvue Pizza & Pub.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Monday, September 6, 2021

Tuesday Ride, 9/7/21, from the White House City Park

 We will ride from behind the football field in the CITY PARK at 5:30PM.

See you on the road,

Mike

23 Miles


Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Ride for Danny Denning on 8/28/21

LOOKS LIKE WE WILL BE ABLE TO HAVE THE RIDE FOR DANNY THIS SATURDAY.  THE PLANS ARE THE SAME INCLUDING DAVE MILEY'S ROUTES.  SEE YOU SATURDAY. 

As many of you know, Danny Denning has been isolated to the ICU for COVID for several weeks.  He has been fighting with all his might to overcome the disease.  

Many of you have been asking, what you can do to support Danny and his family.  Danny's daughter, Jordan, approached Mark Holcomb about planning a ride where we could create a video for Danny to show our support for him in his battle.  We are planning a ride from The Farm, 923 TYREE SPRINGS RD., White House, TN on Saturday, 8/21/21.

A friend of Danny's daughter, Jordan, has a friend who is a professional video photographer.  He will be taking video of the ride before, during and after.  Several riders will have Go Pros for the ride. (if you have one that you could use as well during the ride, please let us know).  

Jordan will have coffee prior to the ride.   Some of Danny's other family members will be in attendance as well. 

Plan on arriving by 7:30AM to take part in the ride start activities. BRING A CHAIR!!!

Following the ride, you will have the opportunity to record a message for Danny.   The video photographer will produce a video for Danny from all the videos, photos, etc.  

Come join us for the ride and hang around afterwards at The Farm for a beer or two and the opportunity to record a message to Danny.   Mark Holcomb is bringing a couple of cases of beer and several of the FOGBEE wives are bringing snacks, pizza, wings, etc.  

Watch the blog for further details.   

Please continue to  keep Danny and his family in your thoughts and prayers. 

See you on the road,

Mike

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Riding around 30A & Santa Rosa

 Hi All. I'll be taking some vacation down to 30A & Santa Rosa area next week and bringing my bike. I just wanted to know if any of you have ridden down that way, have routes and any roads to stay away from. The following week I'll be working in the Orange Beach area. So if anyone has input on routes for that place I'll gladly listen.  Thanks all. 


If you can't post you can email me some info @: jimmyr79@gmail.com    

Monday, July 12, 2021

Prayers Requested for Danny Denning

Danny's wife Laura contacted us at 3:00pm Monday July 12 and reported that Danny's oxygen levels were very low and he was being moved to ICU. She has requsted we pray for Danny. If you haven't been in the loop, Danny tested positive for Covid last Thursday and went into the hospial on Sunday

Thursday, June 10, 2021

UPDATE: Hasta La Vista Baby Going Away Ride and Party For Lindsay at The Farm, June 12th

UPDATE

 Lindsay, our long time favorite visitor from the north is moving back to Canada.  Something about a huge promotion-taking over the entire Canadian operation for her company. Trudeau -watch out!  (Actually I think there was an issue with her visa and they are asking her to leave.)  Either way, she is going to be missed.  She has become a part of our FOGBEE Family and a big part of the Knake/Camplin Family.    Her best friend, my grandson Ender, will surely miss her.   

Below are the routes for the ride.  The ride will start at 8:00.

The send off party(roasting) after the ride will start at 12:00.  Bring a side, your favorite adult beverage and a chair to sit under the shade trees so that we can tell of our favorite Lindsay experiences.  

Please post if you plan to come and what side you will bring.  

Whether your ride our not, come and join us for the festivities and give Lindsay a good send off.  (Hopefully, she will bring all that wine she has stored in her hall closet that she can't take back with her.) She is officially moving back to Canada on June 14th, her birthday.   

Watch for more details as we get closer to the date.  

See you on the road,

Mike and Sherry, her adopted American parents

39 Rest Stop 25 at BP

42 Rest Stop 25 at BP

49 Rest Stop 29 at BP

56 Rest Stop 29 at BP

Friday, May 14, 2021

Bike Trip For Sale

Tim and I are scheduled and have paid for Big Brag 2021 that runs from June 5-June 12, 2021. It begins on top of Lookout Mountain and ends in Columbus,GA. We have paid for the full week registration, a double occupancy tent to be set up and moved each day along with our luggage through Brag First Class, and shuttle service on the 12th for two along with bicycles and luggage from Columbus, GA back to start of ride where our car will be.  The total cost is $1,420.00 if you register online. We can transfer this trip over to another person until May 24th, 2021.  We are interested is selling this at a discount if anyone is interested in doing this trip. I don’t know if you post this kind of information on the website or not but wanted to check. You can email me or call me if you have questions or need more information. My mobile phone number is 615-714-3524. Thank you.

Sandra Murphy

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Phil Reports

The most insightful reports about eBikes come from long time avid bicyclists. Phil Vickery, one of the FOGBEE co-founders has been riding a bicycle for over twenty years. He like many of his comrades are finding "keeping up" has become a challenge. Gone are the days when 60 miles would have been an average Saturday afternoon ride followed by lunch and a pitcher of beer at the FOGBEE club house. In late April he purchased a Specialized VADO 5.0 SLEQ. I was looking for a candid report from him.

Read the rest at https://fogebike.blogspot.com/ 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Sharyn Evans Passing

Sharyn Evans, wife of Fogbee founder Tom Evans, passed April 2, 2021. She was the Fogbees mother, supporting early activties in many ways. 

Celebration of life will be Friday, May 7, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. 

Below is a link to Sharyn's obituary with more details

 https://www.hendersonvillefh.com/obit/sharyn-lynn-evans/

And a video memorial done by Tom

https://bit.ly/SharynVID

Bruce

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Wanted

 WANTED: "Specialized Avatar Gel" saddle. 

Woody: 615-572-5045 

Friday, March 19, 2021

Gary Williams eBike For Sale

RadCityStep-Thur Electric Commuter Bike Version 3

Gary Williams purchased this bike New in April 2020 and was ridden less than 7 hours before his passing. See 4SALE PAGE on Fogbee eBike Blog.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Test Driving Mark's New VADO

On our ride today, Mark had his future Specialized VADO 5.0 SLEQ. Both Phil and I had ordered one and were interested in a trial run. My experience with Mark's new ride was both positive and negative when comparing to my road bike. I suspect the negative aspects that I noted would evaporate with experience. Check out the FOGBEE eBike blog for the rest of the story. 

https://fogebike.blogspot.com/2021/02/experiencing-mark-vado.html

Friday, February 12, 2021

Shortage of Bikes, Tires, Cleats, Chains, etc

It is getting to be that time of year when people start getting their bikes tuned up and get replacement parts.  

YOU MAY WANT TO GET ON THIS NOW.  SHOPS ARE EXPECTING A VERY BUSY SPRING IN MARCH FOR TUNES UP.

BIKE PARTS ARE VERY SCARCE. Almost impossible to get Shimmano chains.  Several months on back order.  Sram chains on back order about a month.  Tires are running low.  Cleats running low, 
etc. 

Saturday, February 6, 2021

BEST Tire Width and Pressure

The bike Nerds are at it again.  This time discussing best selection of tire width's and tire pressure. I thought others would be interested in what they have to say.  

Of course we know no REAL bicyclist rides on 23mm tires any more. Few ride even on 25mm. The preferred width is 28mm and larger. Learn more here

https://www.renehersecycles.com/tire-pressure-take-home/

So what do the local experts say?

Monday, January 4, 2021

LCI Seminar at Chapel Hill TN


Cycling Education and LCI Scholarships offered

Donna Dixon <donnasuedixon@hotmail.com>Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 11:32 AM

Dear Colleague, 

Registration is open for the LCI Seminar at Chapel Hill TN hosted by the Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation April 23-25, 2021. Scholarships for TN Residents available. 

 League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) are certified to teach the Smart Cycling curriculum developed by the League of American Bicyclists. The goals of the Smart Cycling curriculum are to:   (1) help people feel more secure riding a bike, (2) to create a mindset that bikes should be treated as a vehicle, and (3) to ensure bicyclists know how to ride safely and legally.  I feel that participation in the LCI program will benefit you personally, and be a asset for your role as a leader. 

Will you find a candidate who will commit?  If you are not familiar with the League of American Bicyclists safety and instruction program you can follow these links to see why we believe it is important that we have trained and certified instructors available in TN communities. https://bikeleague.secure.force.com/lab_events?id=a0k1M00000ISMsA 

 

The JEFF ROTH CYCLING FOUNDATION promotes cycling, through advocacy and education, as a safe and healthy form of recreation and transportation. We are increasing awareness of the Jeff Roth/Brian Brown Protection Act of 2007 and promoting a harmonious relationship between motorists and cyclists, as the number of commuting cyclists are ever increasing in our state of Tennessee and our country. See site for Scholarship information. http://www.jeffrothcyclingfoundation.org/lci_seminar.html  

 

Donna Dixon, Education Coordinator 

Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation 

Donna@jeffrothcyclingfoundation.org 

 

NEW -             Smart Cycling Traffic Skills 101 Course Offered March 20, 2021 

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

Blount County Public Library, 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville, TN 37804 

 

Course is free, pre-registration is required. For Certification - Online Course must be completed prior to course date. Register with Donna@jeffrothcyclingfoundation.org    865-803-8887