DAY RIDE TO THE DEVIL’S TRIANGLE

Pamo is ready to ride.

Pamo is ready to ride.

On Tuesday, December 15th, we took a Day Ride. Our destination- the Devil’s Triangle in Morgan County.We woke to a beautiful day, with blue skies and mild temps, expected to be around 60 degrees- a perfect motorcycle day.

Jeff kicks off the day in this short video:

We left our home in North Knoxville and headed down Western Avenue.

First, we stopped to fuel up.

First, we stopped to fuel up.

We took Western Avenue to Oak Ridge, then took 58 to Kingston.

In Kingston, we stopped at the Handee Burger for an early lunch.

In downtown Kingston.

In downtown Kingston.

Lots of folks eat at the Handee Burger.

Lots of folks eat at the Handee Burger.

The staff works quick and gets everyone served up fast.

The staff works quick and gets everyone served up fast.

We both ordered a plate full.

We both ordered a plate full.

Yum! Really tasty and the staff is great.

Yum! Really tasty and the staff is great.

After lunch, we got back on the bikes, took 70 to Midtown, then rode through Harriman and took 27 North to Wartburg.

On 62 south.

On 27 North.

Heading down 62 south toward 116 and the Devil's Triangle.

Heading up 27 North.

From Wartburg, we took 62 south.

From 62 south, we took 116 which starts the Devil’s Triangle.

We stopped briefly in Petros to fuel up.

We stopped briefly in Petros to fuel up.

Looking back at 116 from the way we just rode.

Looking back at 116 from the way we just came in.

Looking up at 116 heading toward the Devil's Triangle. Brushy Mountain State Prison is in the distance.

Highway 116 heading toward the Devil’s Triangle. Brushy Mountain State Prison in the distance.

Closer view of Brushy Mountain State Prison. (No longer in use.)

Closer view of Brushy Mountain State Prison. (No longer in use.)

On 116, right after the prison, the road becomes very winding with sharp sweeping curves and extreme switch backs that require you to come almost to a stop before maneuvering safely around the curve. Adding to the difficulty of these curves are the extreme drop offs. It’s a great road to ride, but it does require full concentration.

After navigating the more difficult parts, we were finally able to stop for photos.

Looking back down the way we just rode.

On the bridge on 116.

View from the bridge.

View from the bridge.

We'll be heading down that way toward highway 330.

We’ll be heading down that way toward highway 330.

That part of the Devil’s Triangle is about 23 miles long, and it brought us out south of Lake City, right at 330. 330 took us into Oliver Springs and completes the Triangle.

We arrived in Oliver Springs, completing the triangle.

We arrived in Oliver Springs, completing the triangle.

From Oliver Springs, we took 61 to Clinton, then back to Knoxville on 25W.

We got back home at 3:30pm and our total mileage was 145.

It turned out to be an absolute perfect day for a ride- 63 degrees on December 15th. Doesn’t get any better that that!

Our greeting committee.

Our greeting committee.

We missed you too!

We missed you too!

Jeff wraps up our ride in this short video:

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