DAY RIDE TO PRESSMEN’S HOME

Let's ride!

Let’s ride!

On Wednesday, September 23rd, we took a Day Ride to visit Pressmen’s Home just north of Rogersville, TN.

It was a beautiful day, clear blue skies, no humidity, with temps expected to reach the middle 80’s.

Jeff kicks off the day in this short video:

We left our home, rode north on Broadway then took Norris Freeway to 170 Hickory Valley Road. Hickory Valley took us through New Loyston and onto 33 just north of Maynardville. We stopped briefly for a snack then took 33 north into Tazewell.

Downtown Tazewell.

Downtown Tazewell.

From here we took 25E north to Harrogate. In Harrogate, we took 63 East, a beautiful county road just south of the Virginia border.

Heading down 63.

Heading down 63.

Gorgeous countryside.

Gorgeous countryside.

And another view.

And another view.

63 goes from Harrogate all the way to Sneedville. It is full of curves and extreme switchbacks as you ride just north of Powell Mountain. Eventually you travel up and over Powell Mountain going south on 63 to get to Sneedville. 63 is an awesome motorcycle road but does require caution. We consider it a more advanced motorcycle ride.

When we got to Sneedville, we took 66 south, another beautiful challenging road with many curves and switchbacks. This road takes you up and over Clinch Mountain. Just as we came down off the mountain we took 94.

94 leads right into the Pressmen’s Home “ghost town” and the unfinished Camelot Golf Course.

Here is the beginning of the unfinished Camelot Gold Course in Pressmen's Home.

Here is the beginning of the unfinished Camelot Gold Course in Pressmen’s Home.

Close up of this old sign.

Close up of this old sign.

View of the golf course.

View of the golf course.

The Camelot Club House.

The Camelot Club House.

View down the golf course from the Club House.

View down the golf course from the Club House.

We continued down 94 to Pressmen's Home and parked across from the training center.

We continued down 94 to Pressmen’s Home and parked across from the training center.

View of the buildings still standing.

View of the buildings still standing.

Close up of the school.

Close up of the school.

Looking from the bikes toward the school.

Looking from the bikes toward the school.

Walking up the path from behind where our bikes are parked.

Walking up the path from behind where our bikes are parked.

Hollowed out structures among the kudzu.

Hollowed out structures among the kudzu.

Another long view.

Another long view.

Don't get too close to the school!

Don’t get too close to the school!

After visiting Pressmen’s Home area for about an hour, we continued on 94 which took us to 70 and into Rogersville.

In Rogersville we stopped in the Historic Downtown area to eat at one of our all time favorite restaurants- Oh Henry’s.

Oh Henry's in Rogersville, TN.

Oh Henry’s in Rogersville, TN.

We got to the restaurant around 3:15pm, so we were hungry.

Some of the best home cooking around!

Some of the best home cooking around!

Plus delicious chocolate pie.

Plus delicious chocolate pie.

Yep- it's yummy!

Yep- it’s yummy!

Next time you’re in Rogersville, stop in Oh Henry’s. They are open Monday through Saturday from 7am to 9pm. You’ll love it!

After lunch we walked around historic Rogersville.

After lunch we walked around historic Rogersville.

Rogersville is a beautiful town.

Rogersville is a beautiful town.

Then we got back on the bikes, fueled up, and then took 11W south through Mooresburg and Bean Station.

View on water along 11W.

View on water along 11W.

Another view of the water along 11W.

Another view of the water along 11W.

We continued on 11W into Rutledge where we stopped to take a photo of the old jail.

Jail in Rutledge, TN.

Jail in Rutledge, TN.

Close up of the jail plaque.

Close up of the jail plaque.

From Rutledge we continued south on 11W back to Knoxville, through Happy Holler on Central, then back home.

We had a great day and a great ride! Today we had curvy roads, mountains, switchbacks, open roads and beautiful blue skies.

We left this morning at 10:30am and got home at 5:45pm. Our total ride was 199 miles.

Always good to be home.

Always good to be home.

And even better to get a greeting by our dog Cindy.

And even better to get a greeting by our dog Cindy.

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