On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, we took a Day Ride to Kingsport, TN.
Jeff kicks off our ride with this short video:
We left our home in North Knoxville at 10:30am. The skies were blue and it was cool, in the low 60’s.
We rode north on Broadway to Halls where we took 131 through Lutrell.
We continued on 131 to Washburn where we stopped to fill our tanks and get our morning snack.
After our snack, we continued north on 131 riding through Thorn Hill and onto Treadway.
From Treadway, we took 31 north into Sneedville.
After riding through Sneedville, we took 33 north through Kyles Ford and on into Virginia.
In Virginia, we took 23 south through Gate City and on into Kingsport.
In Kingsport, we rode downtown to visit Cycle City, owned by our friend Duane Easter.
Duane was gracious, as always, showing us around the shop and talking motorcycles. Thanks Duane for your hospitality!
After our visit, we rode a few blocks downtown and stopped for lunch at Two Dads Cafe.
After lunch, we got back on our bikes and rode a few more blocks downtown to walk a bit and look around.
We got back on our bikes and headed south on 93. 93 took us south through Fall Branch and on toward Greeneville.
We stopped in Greeneville for fuel and a snack. We met a few other guys on bikes, shot the bull for a few minutes, then got back on our bikes and headed south on 11E. We rode through Greeneville, Mosheim and into Bulls Gap.
In Bulls Gap, we stopped to see the Archie Campbell Home Place and Museum.
It was around 5:30 pm when we got there so the museum was closed. We walked around the museum area and up to the Archie Campbell homestead. We truly enjoyed imagining what it was like back in its hey day.
From Bulls Gap, we continued south on 11E, rode through Morristown, Jefferson City, and back into Knoxville.
We got back home at 6:45 pm and our total mileage was 228 miles.
We wrap up the day with this video:
You can see our full list of Day Rides HERE.