DAY RIDE TO LIVINGSTON

Jeff prepares to ride.

Jeff prepares to ride.

On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, we took another Day Ride. Our destination was Livingston, TN in Overton County.

Jeff talks about our upcoming ride in this short video:

We left our home in North Knoxville at 10:30am. The temperature was 50 degrees, the skies were blue and it was a perfect day for a ride.

We took Western Avenue, filled our tanks, then rode to Oak Ridge and into Oliver Springs. In Oliver Springs we took 62 through Wartburg, then on into Lancing.

Pamo on bridge in Lancing.

Pamo on bridge in Lancing.

Cool view of train from bridge.

Cool view of train from bridge.

From Lancing, we continued on 62 to Clark Range. We stopped along the way for a short break and a light cracker snack.

62 heading toward Monterey.

62 heading toward Monterey.

Jeff and Pamo love cracker snacks!

Jeff and Pamo love cracker snacks!

After our snack, we continued on 62 into Monterey.

A quick photo in downtown Monterey, TN.

A quick photo in downtown Monterey, TN.

From Monterey, we took 84 into Livingston.

Once in Livingston, we rode around awhile looking for a local restaurant to eat. The diner we had on our list was closed so we opted for the Dairy Queen. Many locals were here eating lunch plus they had ice cream- seemed like a good choice.

The Dairy Queen in Livingston.

The Dairy Queen in Livingston.

The staff was friendly and the food was good.

A big lunch!

A big lunch!

After eating lunch, we rode back into the town square. Livingston is a quaint town with friendly people. Many bikers were out on this day giving us lots of friendly waves. We sat in the town square and took photos.

Livingston town square.

Livingston town square.

War memorials.

War memorials.

The first soldier to lose his life in the Vietnam war, was from Livingston.

The first American soldier to lose his life in the Vietnam war, James T. Davis, was from Livingston. He will always be remembered here.

Downtown Livingston.

Downtown Livingston.

Jeff observes the action downtown.

Jeff observes the action downtown.

A view of one of the older buildings in Livingston.

A view of one of the older buildings in Livingston.

Jeff talks about our trip so far in this short video:

After gawking around awhile, we got back on our bikes, fueled up and continued on our trip.

BP station in Livingston.

BP station in Livingston.

We continued our ride taking 52 toward Jamestown. 52 is a very curvy and scenic road that climbs up the plateau.

Highway 52.

Highway 52.

Highway 52 heading toward Jamestown.

Highway 52 heading toward Jamestown.

Pretty scenery to see on 52.

Pretty scenery to see on 52.

Lots of rock formations along the plateau.

Lots of rock formations along the plateau.

52 took us through Jamestown and on into Rugby.

Rugby, TN

Rugby, TN

Rugby, TN

Rugby, TN

Pamo in Rugby. Starting to get tired but still loving the ride.

Pamo in Rugby. Starting to get tired but still loving the ride.

Heading out of Rugby.

Heading out of Rugby.

We rode through Rugby and finally down to 27 at Elgin.

We rode north on 27 through Robbins and into Huntsville where we took 63 through Scott County. 63 slides right into Campbell County where we took Old 63 on into Caryville.

Old 63 heading toward Caryville.

Old 63 heading toward Caryville.

View from Old 63.

View from Old 63.

Once in Caryville, we stopped to fill up our tanks and eat a quick snack.

A quick rest stop in Caryville.

A quick rest stop in Caryville.

We then took 25W south through Lake City, south into Clinton and then Clinton Highway back to Knoxville.

We got back home at 6:30pm and our total ride was 245 miles. It was a long and fun day of riding.

Jeff recaps our trip in this video:

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