DAY RIDE TO CLEVELAND, TN

Jeff is ready to ride.

Jeff is ready to ride.

On Tuesday March 24, 2015, we took a day ride to Cleveland, TN.

We were ready to leave our home in North Knoxville by 10 am. The sun was shining and it was already in the 60’s.

Jeff kicked off our day with this short video:

We headed south on Alcoa Highway, rode to Maryville, then took 321 south. We turned onto 95 south, rode through beautiful Greenback, then took 411 to Vonore.

In Vonore we stopped for fuel and a quick snack at the Rocky Top Market.

This small craft crash has been in the yard adjacent to Rocky Top for years.

This small craft crash has been in the yard adjacent to Rocky Top for years.

After our quick stop, we took 360 heading toward Tellico Plains. We stopped off at the bridge over Fort Loudon Lake right off 360.

Fort Loudon Lake

Fort Loudon Lake

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Hi Jeff!

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Hi Pamo!

Along the way we saw a lot of tree damage from the winter ice storm.

Note the downed trees along the side.

Note the downed trees along the side.

 

Very cool motorcycle art in the property at the intersection of 39 west and 315. An artist must live there!

Motorcycle art in the property at the intersection of 360 going into Tellico Plains. An artist must live there!

After riding through Tellico Plains, we took 39 west, then turned south on 315. 315 runs directly south with lots of curves through the countryside and brought us to the Hiwassee River.

View from the 315 bridge over the Hiwassee River.

View from the 315 bridge over the Hiwassee River.

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That’s the direction we came from.

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The Hiwassee River

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Hi Jeff!

After crossing the river we took 30 south which brought us to route 64. Route 64 runs right along Lake Ocoee.

View from Parksville Beach along 64.

View from Parksville Beach along 64.

We took 64 west along the water and right into Cleveland. Once in Cleveland, we stopped at the Old Fort Restaurant for lunch.

Old Fort Restaurant in Cleveland, TN.

Old Fort Restaurant in Cleveland, TN.

By the time we arrived at the Old Fort, we had ridden about 125 miles and it was right at 2:00 pm.

Nice interior and friendly staff.

Nice interior and friendly staff.

We both ordered a house salad....

We both ordered a house salad….

and split a BLT with fries. YUMMY!!

and split a BLT with fries. YUMMY!!

After our nice lunch we got back on the bikes to continue on our beautiful journey.

In Cleveland we took 60 north then took 306 north to 58 just south of Decatur.

View from bridge off 58.

View from bridge off 58.

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And another view from 58.

We rode into Decatur, then took 304 north to 68 where we rode south to Watts Bar Dam.

View from Watts Bar beach front.

View from Watts Bar beach front.

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There’s the beach at Watts Bar.

After snapping a few shots, we rode into Spring City, fueled up, then took 27 into Rockwood.

From Rockwood, we took 70 into Kingston where we stopped at the Kingston Park.

A nice rest area in Kingston.

A nice rest area in Kingston.

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View of the water.

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It’s always fun to read the markers. Learn something new every day.

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Lots of folks walk and run along the park trail.

After our break, we continued on 70 back to 58, then into Oak Ridge, and back to Knoxville.

We got back home at 6:15pm and our total ride was 248 miles.

Jeff gets his welcome home greeting.

Jeff gets his welcome home greeting.

Mr. Squirrel is glad we're home too.

Mr. Squirrel is glad we’re home too.

We wrap up the day in this video:

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About Pam Huggins

I love to hang out with my family, ride motorcycles, and draw comics.
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2 Responses to DAY RIDE TO CLEVELAND, TN

  1. love seeing your outings, will come back to watch the videos when I’ve done me work bits 🙂

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