DAY RIDE TO ROGERSVILLE, TN

Ready to ride!

Ready to ride!

On Thursday, March 12th, after several weeks of winter snow and ice, we finally got the chance to take a day ride. Our destination was Rogersville, TN in Hawkins County.

At 10:15am, it was around 50 degrees when we left our home in North Knoxville, so we both wore full leathers, our 3/4 Pilot helmets, and neck warmers.

Jeff kicks off our day in this short video:

We left our home in North Knoxville, headed down Broadway, and went north on Tazewell Pike. We continued on 131 to Plainview where we stopped to fill our tanks.

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Fueling up.

From Plainview we rode north on 144 to 370 and then on 61 heading toward Maynardville.

61 took us into Maynardville.

61 took us into Maynardville.

From Maynardville we rode north on 33 and stopped in New Tazewell for a quick snack.

A nice picnic area along the roadside for a quick snack.

A nice picnic area along the roadside for a quick snack.

After our snack, we rode through Tazewell and took 25E south.

View from 25E.

View from 25E.

Turning onto 33 North.

Turning onto 33 North.

From 25E south we took 33 north to Sneedville.

View from the bridge leading into Sneedville.

View from the Sneedville bridge.

From Sneedville, we took 31 over Clinch Mountain and into Mooresburg.

Heading down 31 toward Clinch Mountain.

Heading down 31 toward Clinch Mountain.

From Mooresburg we took 11W north into Rogersville.

We parked right downtown on Main Street and walked to Oh Henry’s- one of our favorite restaurants.

Oh Henry's in Rogersville, TN

Oh Henry’s in Rogersville, TN

Inside Oh Henry's. Spotless and inviting.

Inside Oh Henry’s. Spotless and inviting.

Hamburger steak and vegetables here are FANTASTIC!

Hamburger steak and vegetables here are FANTASTIC!

We both had a great meal at Oh Henry’s. If you get to Rogersville, we highly recommend Oh Henry’s!

After lunch we walked a couple of blocks…

Walking in downtown Rogersville.

Walking in downtown Rogersville.

… and ended up at the Hawkins County Courthouse.

The oldest active courthouse in the state of Tennessee!

The oldest active courthouse in the state of Tennessee!

We went inside and looked around briefly before exiting out the back door.

Historical information and watercolors of historic Rogersville lined the walls.

Watercolors of historic Rogersville landmarks lined the walls.

Backside of the Hawkins County courthouse.

Backside of the Hawkins County courthouse.

From there, we walked a couple more blocks to the Tennessee Newspaper and Printing Museum on Depot Street.

Tennessee Newspaper and Printing Museum in Rogersville, TN.

Tennessee Newspaper and Printing Museum in Rogersville, TN.

Rogersville produced the first newspaper in Tennessee in 1791 called the Knoxville Gazette. This small building pays tribute to the towns newspaper heritage and includes the antiquated machinery and typesets.

This was the last Linotype used in a Tennessee newspaper.

This was the last linotype used in a Tennessee newspaper.

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Type sets used for printing papers. Very labor intensive!

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Jeff spies a Honda Dream type set. Cool!

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Interior view.

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We had to spell out Biker Rags of course.

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The museum is free- so leave a donation if you can when you visit.

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Jeff attempts a call on the antique phone. The operator must of been out to lunch.

After leaving the museum, we headed back to our bikes.

Getting ready to saddle up and head on our journey.

Getting ready to saddle up and head on our journey.

From Rogersville, we took 66 south then took 113 west through Silver City. From there we went through Springvale and took Dover Road which led us back to 11E just east of Morristown.

We made another fuel stop, then continued on 11E through Jefferson City.

We stopped along 11E to take a photo of Buffalo's Cycle Exchange.

We stopped along 11E to take a photo of Buffalo’s Cycle Exchange.

We continued on 11E into Knoxville. Once on Magnolia, we made a brief stop at Chilhowee Park.

Chilhowee Park in Knoxville, TN.

Chilhowee Park in Knoxville, TN.

Then we headed on home.

We arrived home at 5:15pm and our total ride was 180 miles.

We wrap up our day in this short video:

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4 Responses to DAY RIDE TO ROGERSVILLE, TN

  1. captelaine says:

    Awww Jeff kissing Butter Bean made me smile…. looks like ya’ll have a great ride… Spring is coming soon.

  2. …oh, man…it’s almost like travelling again….thank you guys…(especially for tip about O’henrys)….

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