DAY RIDE OCTOBER 21, 2009

This Day Ride from October 21, 2009 is re-posted here from our old website:

We woke up Wednesday morning to an absolutely beautiful day. It was cool- around 44°- but felt much warmer with all the sun.

We decided to go to the mountains and see if the colors had started to change. We put on our leathers- got on our bikes and decided to ride to the Foothills Parkway. We generally get on the Parkway every fall to see the colors- it has spectacular views- it’s a very gentle ride- and we usually see lots of other bikes.

We headed south on Alcoa Highway- took 321 North to Walland- and got on the Parkway. We stopped at a couple of the overlooks to get some good shots.

View from Foothills Parkway.

View from Foothills Parkway.

Another view on the Parkway.

Another view on the Parkway.

Here's Pam enjoying the view.

Here’s Pam enjoying the view.

Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!

Some of the colors had changed- but it looks like the best is still to come in the next couple of weeks.

Some of the colors had changed- but it looks like the best is still to come in the next couple of weeks.

Some of the trees were giving us a good preview.

Some of the trees were giving us a good preview.

After riding the Parkway- we stopped at the Tallassee General Store for lunch.

We got a couple of burgers- and they were great!

We got a couple of burgers- and they were great!

Jeff taking a little rest on the porch at the Tallassee General Store.

Jeff taking a little rest on the porch at the Tallassee General Store.

After lunch, we headed back down 129 to Maryville. Even though the weather had warmed a little by lunchtime- we both kept our leathers on.  After riding through Maryville- we got on Old Maryville Pike- rode back to Knoxville and headed on home.

We left around 10:30 am and got back around 2:30 pm. The total ride was about 98 miles. A really nice ride on a great fall day.

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