DAY RIDE TO FOOTHILLS PARKWAY

Pamo is ready to ride!

Pamo is ready to ride!

On Wednesday, October 7th, we took a Day Ride to the Foothills Parkway.

Sunny skies and warm weather made this day feel more like late summer than mid fall.

We decided to ride our smaller bikes since we didn’t need a lot of extra gear.

Jeff kicks off the day in this short video:

We left our home in North Knoxville traveling south on Broadway.

On Broadway heading toward South Knoxville.

On Broadway heading toward South Knoxville.

Another view of Broadway. (It was a long light.)

Another view of Broadway. (It was a long light.)

We traveled over the Henley Street bridge and stopped to admire the view.

View of Neyland Stadium from the bridge.

View of Neyland Stadium from the bridge.

Another view from the bridge.

Another view from the bridge.

And one more!

And one more!

From the Henley Street bridge, we took Old Maryville Pike to Alcoa. In Alcoa, we stopped for breakfast at one of our favorite restaurants.

Midland Restaurant in Alcoa, TN.

Midland Restaurant in Alcoa, TN.

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We always order this breakfast because it’s YUMMY!

After breakfast, we traveled through Maryville and took 336. 336 runs parallel and just under the Foothills Parkway.

Heading down

Heading down 336,

Getting ready to turn onto

Still on 336 heading for 129.

On 129, we stopped at the Chilhowee Dam.

We stopped at the Chilhowee Dam where the water is being released.

We stopped at the Chilhowee Dam where the water is being released in order to check the dam.

Sign on top of the dam.

Sign on top of the dam.

Walking toward the top.

Walking toward the top.

View below the dam.

View below the dam.

View above the dam.

View above the dam.

We then rode a short way up to the start of the Foothills Parkway.

Posing by the sign is mandatory.

Posing by the sign is mandatory.

Views from the Foothills never disappoint! Here are a few shots:

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View of farmland from the Foothills.

View of farmland from the Foothills.

After leaving the Foothills, we traveled south on 321 back to Maryville. We then took Alcoa highway back to Knoxville.

Dave is glad to have us home.

Dave is glad to have us home.

Jeff and Cindy enjoy the afternoon sun.

Jeff and Cindy enjoy the afternoon sun.

And we had a shorter ride today because we wanted to be home with our new puppies!

And we had a shorter ride today because we wanted to be home with our new puppies!

It was a wonderful day to ride our smaller bikes and take a short ride over the Foothills Parkway.

We left our home at 10:30am and arrived back home around 3:00pm. Our total ride was 125 miles.

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