On Wednesday September 4, 2013 we took another Day Ride. Our destination was Andrews, NC to visit Cherokee County Cycles.
We left our home around 10am. The weather was just beautiful with blue skies and cool air.
We rode south on Alcoa Highway to Maryville where we took 411 south. We continued on 411 until Vonore where we stopped to fill our tanks and get a cracker.
After our break we continued south on 411 riding through Madisonville, Englewood, Etowah and onto Benton where we took 314 south.
314 took us to 64/74 which runs by the Ocoee. It’s a beautiful winding road that runs by the rapids, one of the prettiest roads around our area.
64/74 took us into North Carolina, through Murphy and onto Andrews.
It was around 2pm when we found the Burger Basket and stopped for lunch.
The food was really good.
After lunch we started our search for Cherokee County Cycle, home of the World’s Largest Motorcycle. We initially rode past our turn off, had to back track and finally found the shop right off Highway 19.
Cherokee County Cycle is an old time bike shop that harkens back to bike shops before the bike boom of the 90’s. It’s a must see! Jeff says it’s one of the coolest bike shops he’s been to in a long time.
After visiting the shop and seeing the World’s Largest Motorcycle, we got back on the road and continued on 74 which runs into 129. We took 129 to Robbinsville where we stopped at McDonald’s for a dip cone.
After our break, we took 143 out of Robbinsville, which runs directly to the Cherohala Skyway.
We stopped a couple of time over the Skyway to gawk at the views and put on our jackets. The Skyway eventually ends up in Tellico Plains which is a great place to take a break.
From Tellico Plains we rode north on 68 to Madisonville, then took 411 north to Maryville and Alcoa Highway back to Knoxville, then back home.
We arrived home at 7:15pm and our total ride was 295 miles. What a great day!
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