DAY RIDE TO RUTLEDGE, TN

Ready to ride!

Ready to ride!

On Wednesday, January 21, 2015, we took another Day Ride.

The morning was beautiful with tons of sunshine. The high temperature for the day was predicted to be around 55 degrees. One of those perfect winter riding days!

Jeff kicks off our day in this short video:

We took off from our home in North Knoxville around 10:30am and rode north on Broadway. We then took Norris Freeway to Norris. We took 61 to Andersonville where we stopped to fill our tanks.

A nice clean market in Andersonville just off 61.

A nice clean market in Andersonville just off 61.

Pamo is smiling on this sunny day.

Pamo is smiling on this sunny day.

After fueling we continued on 61 to Big Ridge State Park.

This sign marks the entrance.

This sign marks the entrance.

We parked in the lot right across from a large picnic area.

We parked in the lot right across from a large picnic area.

We found a great scenic spot to have a quick snack.

We found a great scenic spot to have a quick snack.

Ahhh! Beautiful!

Ahhh! Beautiful!

After our break, we continued on 61 heading toward Maynardville.

Road signs show the way just outside of Big Ridge State Park.

Road signs show the way just outside of Big Ridge State Park.

61 is a nice curvy road with several switchbacks which brought us to 170North. 170 is a beautiful road which runs along Chestnut Ridge and comes out just north of Maynardville.

The intersection of 61 and 170.

The intersection of 170 and 33.

33 heading toward Maynardville.

33 North heading toward Tazewell.

We then took 33 North to Tazewell where we took 25E going south.

25E is a beautiful scenic road climbing over Clinch Mountain.

25E is a beautiful scenic road climbing over Clinch Mountain.

Jeff is really good at snapping photos!

Jeff is really good at snapping photos!

Hello everyone!

Hello everyone! (I’m wearing heated Gerbing jacket liner and Gerbing T5 gloves.)

We stopped at the Veterans Overlook in Bean Station, just at the crest of 25E, to take in the view.

Jeff sitting in front of the veteran markers.

Jeff sitting in front of the veteran markers.

A gorgeous view!

A gorgeous view!

A few other folks are enjoying the view too.

A few other folks are enjoying the view too.

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

After enjoying the view, we continued south on 25E eventually merging onto 11W South. 11W took us into Rutledge where we stopped at one of our favorite restaurants….

The Down Home Restaurant in Rutledge, TN.

The Down Home Restaurant in Rutledge, TN.

Always nice and clean at the Down Home.

Always nice and clean at the Down Home. (And playing Jeff’s favorite TV show… Gunsmoke!)

Let's eat!

Let’s eat!

YUM! Great country cooking.

YUM! Great country cooking.

The folks are always friendly at the Down Home and the food was great. It’s right on 11W in the middle of Rutledge- so put it on your “ride to” list.

After lunch, we continued south on 11W to Blaine where we got back on 61. We then took 331 back through Gibbs.

In the parking lot of Twisters in Gibbs.

In the parking lot of Twisters in Gibbs.

331 takes us back into Knoxville.

331 takes us back into Knoxville.

We got back home at 3:30pm and our total ride was 124 miles.

Jumba is always glad to see us come home.

Jumba is always glad to see us come home.

Jeff wraps up the day in this video:

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8 Responses to DAY RIDE TO RUTLEDGE, TN

  1. tame4455 says:

    Is that Southern Fried Steak?

  2. Terry says:

    Hey guys, is there anyway you could put up a map of the ride you take to make it easier to load. Like maybe yahoo maps or google maps to help out. Thanks.

    • Pam Huggins says:

      Hi Terry,
      Jeff uses an old fashioned paper map to determine the routes.
      Our narrative includes the written directions so grab your map and map it out!
      It’s a great way to connect with the route and get your bearings.
      Thank you for following along. We really appreciate it!

  3. Tony McGurk says:

    Looks like yous had a great day out. Some nice scenery. I dunno why but this appeared in my Pamo’s World RSS Feed, strrange…

  4. captelaine says:

    Well I didn’t get a notice of this at all… so a reupped for the blog feed. You two are way braver than me, I don’t ride when it’s cold.

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