On Wednesday, February 4, 2015 we got the chance to take another Day Ride.
A thirty degree day to start with overcast skies- we knew we had to dress for the ride.
We both wore our Gerbing heated jacket liner and gloves as well as thermal lined chaps and leather jacket. We also wore our face masks, Pilot 3/4 helmets with shields, and heavy leather boots.
For winter riding, we also both have wind shields and crash bar covers both of which block a lot of wind.
We left our home around 10:45am heading south to Seymour. Once in Seymour, we stopped at Weigel’s to gas up and get a quick morning snack.
From Seymour, we took 411 to Maryville. In Maryville, we took 321 going west to Tellico Dam.
Once in Lenoir City, we took 11 south to Loudon and then took 72.
We rode 72 through Paint Rock and onto 58 just south of Kingston. Unfortunately for us, all the roads were coated with brine for a predicted snow storm. And by all of the roads, we mean ALL of the roads! Those salt trucks had been very busy.
We continued on 58 into Kingston where we took 70 to 58 north and then rode into Oak Ridge for lunch.
After our leisurely lunch we got back on the bikes. We rode through Oak Ridge and took 61 north into Clinton. We then rode down Clinton Highway back into Knoxville and stopped in at the new Indian dealership.
After gawking awhile, we got back on the bikes and rode home. We pulled into our driveway at 4:00 pm. Our total ride was 130 miles.
Here is our only video of the day:
You can see our entire list of DAY RIDES by CLICKING HERE.
lunch looks yummy! Nice shots Pam, Hi to Jeff. xx
So nice to hear from you!
Pam I was born and raised in Oak Ridge and have ridden that same route many times. Thanks for bringing back some great memories.
Thank you Mike for reading and commenting! It’s beautiful up in that area.
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