Thursday, September 28, 2023

Saturday Ride, WHHS at 8 AM

It's prime Fall riding - the climax of the year. Soak it in with one of these from White House High School.

44 miles, store at 30

47 miles, store at 33

52 miles, store at 33

57 miles, store at 34

Recovery at White house Pizza and Pub

Red Boiling Springs October 20, 21, 22

It is hard to believe that another October is almost here and you know what that means? Not just "Football Time In Tennessee", but FOGBEES annual fall ride to Red Boiling Springs and the historic Armour's Hotel! 

October 20, 21, 22 will be here in just a few weeks. I have been in touch with Mark and Kallay the new owners/inn keepers and they are excited to have us back for another fun weekend. We have the entire hotel booked (12 rooms) except for one that was reserved long ago. There is currently one room available at the hotel, and I am holding two more for folks that will decide soon, there could be 2--3 rooms open up. But not to fear as there are other hotels in the area and just down the street so we can all still gather and fellowship on the front porch at the Armour's and enjoy Kallay's wonderful cooking. 

Those that I am holding rooms for, please confirm as soon as possible. If you want to attend and enjoy three days of cycling with the FOGBEES, or two days or even one day please reach out to me as we have routes that can accommodate most everyone. For example if you want to ride from Gallatin to Hartsville and have lunch with us; there is a route. If you want to park in Hartsville and ride to RBS; there is a route, same on the returns. Saturday we will ride from the Hotel into Gainesboro and back, several routes available, 60+, 51, and a shorter route. Sunday we ride back to either Hartsville if you parked there or Gallatin.

This is a rain or shine ride, and many of us have rode it in all kinds of weather, makes for good conversation on the porch. This is always a fun weekend for the FOGBEES and their wives, if you are interested you can still join us, give me a call at 615-572-5045, email me, or catch me on a ride soon.

Routes are being finalized and the same needs to happen for the head count so I can give Kallay a hard number for food. 

Routes and finial details will be posted by Oct 15th. Questions reach out to me.

See Ya There!


Wednesday, September 27, 2023

No Ride for Thursday Night, 9/28/23

 No ride for Thursday night. 

If you ride on your own, be safe. 

See you on the road,


Monday, September 25, 2023

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Saturday Ride, 9/23/23, with Patrick from The Farm

 Patrick is going to be in town this weekend and is looking forward to riding with his FOGBEE friends. 

We will ride from The Farm at 8:00AM.  

After ride social hour will be at the White House Pizza and Pub.  Peroska and the kids may be joining us as well after the ride.  

Going to be a great morning for a ride. 

See you on the road, 


47 Miles Rest stop at 27 miles

52 Miles Rest stop at 32 miles with an option at Hancock Market at 20 miles

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Monday, September 18, 2023

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Saturday Ride, Gallatin Journey for Sight, 7 AM

We're supporting the Lions Club's Journey for Sight ride to benefit their vision health program for local youth. The ride start at 7 AM from the Gallatin Square. 

Get more info at

Besides the organizer's routes, here are some routes Mike worked up that spend less time on highways, more on fun backroads, and still hit the rest stops. Thank you, Mike!

46 miles

53 miles

Recovery at Fairvue Pizza & Pub

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Monday, September 11, 2023

Tuesday Ride, 9/12/23, From White House High School

 The sun is setting earlier and earlier.  We will ride from White House HS at 5:15PM. 

Don't forget your lights and blinkies. 

See you on the road, 



Friday, September 8, 2023

FALL 767-mile Bike Tour

We are on our way for our 2023 Bike Tour.
767 miles over 18 days.

Okay, here is a 460 mile trip that we are contemplating for 2024 - the Katy Trail.

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Saturday Ride, SCHS at 8 AM

It's to be a glorious morning for riding. Take advantage with one of these routes from Station Camp High School into Robertson County.

45 miles, store at 22

51 miles, store at 28

56 miles, store at 29

Recovery spot TBD by the group.

Sunday, August 6, 2023

Mark's Across America Review

I don't know how he has time to do a YouTube Journal but Mark is doing it. The rest of us have used Crazy Guy on a Bike, but YouTube is an order of magnitude better. We can feel that we are on the ride. I know most of us could have never been able to do this tour. I am enjoying every minute Mark is sharing.

FINAL REVIEW: Trip Overview, Highs & Lows -

Check Mark's Tour -

Saturday, July 8, 2023



If you missed ordering a jersey during the last team store, the store has been reopened.  Below is the link for ordering. 

It is recommended that you use Jackroo's sizing survey to ensure a good fit.  If you do, and it does not fit, Jackroo will replace it with a different size for only the cost of shipping the jersey back. 

The opening price level is $111.  We need to get to 6 jerseys to get a discount price of $91. (Unfortunately, Jackroo had a 3% price increase since we last ordered. 

The store will be open for 12 days. After that, it will take about 2 weeks to ship the jerseys. Your credit cards will not be charged until they actually ship the jerseys. 

I have ordered another one, so we only need 5 more.

Enjoy the jersey.

See you on the road,


Sunday, July 2, 2023

Hendersonville Greenway

Hendersonville Parks and Recreation adds a BIKE REPAIR station on its green- way trail. I am not sure why they selected the location. I would have placed a different spot. But, it's a great thought.

What do you think? 
Do you know where it is at?

Sunday, June 25, 2023


The Spring/Summer 2023 issue of the Rails to Trails magazine included Exploring the Evolution of E-Bikes in America. The last section was titled But Is It Cheating? That is always the common exclamation from the purist bicyclist, and maybe the most ignorant advocates.

Claire Martini, the project manager for the Leafline Trails Coalition of Washington State, said "Are multiple gears cheating? Is a lightweight carbon-fiber frame cheating? Suspension?"

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Saturday June 17th Ride from "The Farm"

Great turn out today with a swarm of FOGBEES to ride one of four routes in beautiful upper Sumner and Robertson counties; 41, 44, 50 and 55 miles from "The Farm" in White House. Several sporting the new 2023 FOGBEE Jerseys'. Good fun, good food and fellowship was shared by all following the ride with a cookout hosted by Mike and Sherry.

Thanks for joining us and looking forward to seeing you at out next ride.

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

RIde and Cookout from The Farm, Saturday, 6/17/23

This Saturday, we are going to have a ride from The Farm followed by a cookout.  The ride will start at 7:45AM so I can get back and get the grilling going. 

I am smoking a butt on Friday and grilling brats and burgers on Saturday following the ride. 

Bring your favorite side, your favorite adult beverage and your favorite CHAIR and enjoy a lazy comfortable afternoon under the tree canopy following the ride.  Significant others and more than welcome since they have to put up with us riders leaving them on their own every Saturday. 

PLEASE post of you are coming so that we know how much food to prepare.

See you on the road,

41 miles Rest Stop 21
44 miles  Rest Stop 24
50 miles Rest Stop 29
55 miles  Rest Stop 34

Now on Netflix: Tour de France Unchained

This 8 episode series goes inside of last year's Tour. Great video, interviews, insight and drama. Check it out and pass the word.

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Great Options for Saturday's Ride, 6/10/23

Two Great Options for this Saturday's Ride.  The Big Hill Challenge offers a big hill to climb through some beautiful country.  A post ride lunch is served on the wrap around porch and lawn of the historic Watertown B&B.

The Shaker Village Shake Ride  and Roll Ride does not offer a big hill to climb, but does offer a ride also through some beautiful country.  

If you plan on riding the Shaker Village ride, we plan on grilling out afterwards at the Shaker under our favorite tree.  Bring a burger, hot dog, brat or whatever to grill after the ride along with whatever side you want to eat. Chris will bring a tailgate grill to cook the meat.  IF YOU plan on bringing a brat, cook it before hand and Chris will re-heat it (they are hard to cook on his grill without it flaring up). 

Oh yeah, don't forget our favorite adult beverage and a cigar, if you wish. 

Please post as to which ride you plan on doing. 

See you on the road,


Shaker Village Ride 

Big Hill Challenge

Friday, June 2, 2023

Mark Leaves for Oregon

Mark leaves on Sunday for his bike packing from the Pacific to the Atlantic. On this YouTube he describes his camping gear. I can't remember half the gear he has. (That's why my touring is Inn-to-Inn.) But then again he is a camping expert and only 70 some years old. . 

Few of us could handle this adventure. So, I am looking to watch him as he shares his ride on YouTube for the rest of us. Good luck Mark.

6/7 Day 1

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Sanders Ferry Greenway

Hendersonville's first Bike/Ped Committee in 2000 suggested a greenway be built along Drakes Creek from Gallatin Road to Sanders Ferry Park. It was a no-brainer, but it took until 2023 to be built. Click on progress from the City's Capital Project. 

Monday, May 15, 2023

New FOGBEES Jersey Design Now Available from Jackroo!!!!


We have updated the look of the FOGBEES jersey with Jackroo.   We have gone with the FORZA design.  Have decided to upgrade the style of the jersey to a newer better quality jersey that can fit all body builds.  


The FORZA is the latest jersey design, well suited for both the casual rider or serious racer, keeping you comfortable and aero in all conditions. The FORZA combines a traditional inset sleeve, with clean seam lines front and back for a classic Italian-style look. The back features 3 easy-access pockets and a hidden zipper key pocket to stash your valuables. Select one of 3 fit styles to suit to your preferences and body type.

Below is the link to order a jersey or two.  The cut off date is 5/31/23 for ordering jerseys. Based  upon the number of jerseys being ordered so far, the price is $88.  If we reach 24 jerseys, the price will be reduced to $81. Once you access the link, click on the jersey to place your order.   

HOWEVER, BEFORE YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER, it is highly recommended that you use Jackroo's Free Size Recommendation service.    The link to the form is at the top of the page in the link below. Complete it and Jackroo will respond the same day with a size recommendation.  If it is incorrect, you pay to return the unused item to Jackroo (with tags on and within 14-days of original delivery date) and Jackroo will pay to have a new size created for you!

Custom Apparel for Cycling, Triathlon, Running and Nordic Ski -JAKROO

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Bike from Ocean to Ocean

.A subset of the retired FOGBEES is the Nerd Nite. While riding the bike keeps them physically, studying their Thursday lecture series delays their dementia.
As the retirees plan another multi-week bike tour, NN member Mark Greene is planning a multi-month, a cross-the-county bike solo with camping from the west ocean to the east. He promises to share his adventure via YouTube. His channel is

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Bike Lane Ribbon Cutting

Free e-bike rides after you listen to politicians pontificate about how they love bike lanes but have done little to bring them about (with some exceptions).  Carey Rogers


Friday, April 7, 2023

Tee shirt update

Tee shirts are in and they look great, I love all the colors you choose. I will have them at the rides on Saturday and next week and/or can meet you in Hendersonville. Let me know.. 615-572-5045


Thursday, April 6, 2023

New PHOTO Tab on Menu bar

As Shutterfly warned on March 27, 2023, they canceled our Share Sites.

They are no longer accessible. I downloaded the photos in Shutterfly Share Sites. All photos are saved in our personal Shutterfly account.

FOGBEES had 5961 photos in 209 albums commencing around 2008. I felt it was a crime to lose that history. I spent a couple of days saving everyone’s photos. All should be safe for the next 18 months, at least.

However, dumping all the photos into one big “hole” is next to useless. As a substitute for Shutterfly’s Website structure, I reorganized these photos into several Google SITE websites.

I added a PHOTO tab on the FOGBEE blog to open the Photo Gallery website. It shows an icon and a hyperlink to websites for eight topics. Each of these websites displays dozens of icons of Shutterfly albums with hundreds of photos.

It took me about 30 hours to reorganize, restructure, and catalog FOGBEE Photos. I found many of our Tours without photos saved in Shutterfly; so I added them. At this time, FOGBEES now has about 132 albums and 9000 photos.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Nicholas Martin Funeral Arrangements

UPDATE:4/3/23...If you would like to send Doug a note or card his address is:  1002 Vista Court, Hendersonville, TN 37075

Funeral Arrangements for Nicholas Martin...(Doug Martin Father)

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 5th, 2023 from 12pm - 3pm and at 5pm - 8pm at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1150 S. Dickerson Pike Rd., Goodlettsville, TN.

Another visitation will be held on Thursday, April 6th from 11am -12pm with a 12:00pm funeral service held at Parkway Baptist Church, 505 Cunniff Pkwy, Goodlettsville, TN. 

Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Goodlettsville, TN

Monday, March 27, 2023


Update: 3/28..we have a good number of shirts ready to send to the printer but I want to clarify a few questions. 

  • The V-Neck is not available, all V-Necks have been changed to crewneck. (my mistake)
  • The number one and number two on the back will be removed.
  • Fine "Ole" Gals will be changed to Fine "Ol" Gals (Ol is used chiefly preceding names as a term of affection, admiration, or respect)
  • Shirts CAN be changed and ordered to No Printing on the back if you desire (price stays the same), but I need to know ASAP. 

Update : 3/22.. as of today we have 18 shirts ordered. The minimum is 24, we need to get at least 6 more shirts ordered before I can place the order. Or there could be an additional charge for less quantities. 

Update: There is a $1.00 up charge for v-neck tees, Sorry I forgot to mention. Also XL tees fall into the $16 price. 

It has been over 10 years since we have had a FOGBEE Tee Shirt and thought it was about time for another order.

We have been working with The Merch Planet in Hendersonville and came up with a men’s and women’s dry fit Sport-Tek Brand shirt that you may pick your on color(s).

These are excellent quality, lightweight, roomy and highly breathable, these moisture-wicking, value-priced tees feature Pois Charge technology to lock in color and prevent logos from fading. 3.8 ounce, 100% polyester, removable tag for comfort and set-in sleeves.

Shirts (ST350) are available in many colors (see Sanmar link below) and you may choose from V-Neck and Crew neck women’s fit. Once orders are placed with The Merch Planet delivery is expected in 7-12 days.

Payment is due when shirts are picked up at the merchant, therefore I would like payment before pickup;preferably at the time you order or soon after.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

MAJOR LOSS (1/25/23) - UPDATE 2/8/23

Today we received notice from Shutterfly that they are canceling their Shared Sites. We have 92 albums having photos dating back to 2004

Effective March 25, 2023, all Share Sites will be deactivated, and users will no longer have access to Share Sites content.

By meaning canceling that means DELETE. That would be a huge loss. We do not have those photos saved elsewhere. 

COMMENTS 2/8/23 - Woody, Jeff, and I wanted to save the FOGBEE photos. So I saved 209 Albums with 5951 photos on the Shutterfly account. TOM

Sunday, January 29, 2023


Bike Virginia is hosted in and around Harrisonburg and Staunton VA June 23-28, 2023.  Three different routes ranging from 30-100 miles are offered each day.  Support includes food and drink at rest stops and downloadable GPS routes. Showers and comfortable camping sites and entertainment are offered at each location. 

The camaraderie lightly traveled roads and scenery have made past Bike Virginia rides very enjoyable.  Joanne and Bob Huss and Tom Benim, and Jennifer Galvin are registered to ride.  Joanne is unable to ride this year and can transfer her entire $600+ registration.  Contact Bob or Joanne at 615-859-4202.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

CycleBar Hendersonville Saturday 1/28/2023 at Noon supporting Teen Court

Saturday, the Cyclebar in Hendersonville will be holding an indoor ride supporting the Teen Court, which was a charity our late friend Gary Williams was intimately involved in. The ride is at noon and is $20. Come join us for a ride with CycleBar Hendersonville benefiting the Tennessee Teen Court Program, Inc. All funds raised go to the Tennessee Teen Court Program, Inc. for scholarships for graduating Teen Court seniors. To sign up go to this link: