This Day Ride from June 22, 2010 is re-posted here from our old website:
On Tuesday, June 22- we woke to a beautiful day and decided to take a Day Ride.
We left home in North Knoxville, filled up with gas and took off on 640 for Alcoa Highway. We rode through Maryville and took 129 South toward the Dragon. Right before the Dragon we stopped at the 129 Motorcycle Pit Stop and Punkin Center.
Both the stores were closed so we took 72 North toward 411. Once we got to 411 we rode south to Madisonville, then got on 68 and rode south to Tellico Plains.
When we got to Tellico Plains, we parked the bikes.
We walked around the town square and stopped in the Town Square Cafe and Bakery for lunch.
The place was very homey- the folks friendly and the food was great.
After lunch we took 360, heading back toward Vonore. We stopped at the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum. We spent some time looking at the museum and around the grounds.
Then we traveled up the road and stopped in at the Fort Loudon State Historic Area. We couldn’t believe we had ridden by this place so many times in the past- and had never stopped in. Both the Sequoyah Museum and the Fort Loudon Museum were very interesting- but the Fort captured most of our attention.
After spending quite a bit of time in this location, we got back on 360 to 411 and headed back toward Maryville. From Maryville we took Old Knoxville Highway back to Chapman Highway and then onto our house.
Our total ride was right at 150 miles. Even though it was around 95 degrees- it was a very pleasant day out in the country on the bikes.
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