On Wednesday, January 1, 2014 we started the New Year off with a ride by joining up with the Annual “Frosty Toes Ride” hosted by Knoxville Harley Davidson.
Here’s a short video made before we left for the ride:
Since the ride didn’t leave until 1pm, we stopped at Shoney’s for breakfast.
We arrived at Knoxville Harley Davidson at 12:15pm.
It was cool, around 40 degrees, but the sun was shining making this a beautiful day. We talked with other riders and took photos and videos while waiting for the ride to leave.
Here’s a video from when we first arrived:
Another short video:
After the “Blessing of the Bikes” we took off for a short 25 mile ride to Clinton where the group pulled into The Golden Girls Restaurant for lunch. There looked to be about 60 or 70 bikes. Some folks went in to eat, others hung around in the parking lot and others decided to keep on riding.
Jeff and I decided to go on a mini Day Ride as it was too beautiful a day to waste. We took 61 north through Andersonville heading toward Big Ridge State Park.
We passed by Big Ridge State Park and continued north on 170 to Rose Hill, just north of Maynardville. We then took 33 south heading toward Maynardville stopping along the way for a few photos and this short video:
From Maynardville, we took 61 east to Luttrell. In Luttrell, we continued on 61 to Blaine, then took 331 which took us past House Mountain.
We traveled back into Knoxville stopping briefly at the crossroads off Tazewell Pike.
We then rode back to Clinton Highway and stopped at the Pizza Inn for a New Years Day pizza celebration.
If you like pizza, check out Pizza Inn on Clinton Highway. The staff is always friendly, the restaurant is clean and open, and there are lots of choices.
After our early dinner at Pizza Inn we rode back home to play with all our fur kids.
Jeff wraps up our day in this short video:
We got back at 4:30 pm and our total ride was right around 100 miles.
Happy New Year everyone! Let’s all ride more in 2014.
You can see our previous Day Rides HERE.