On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, we took a Day Ride through the mountains to our destination Pittman Center- just outside of Gatlinburg.
Pamo kicks off the ride in this video. (I don’t get it right though.)
We left our home in north Knoxville at 9:30am. It was one of those days that was beautiful, but with afternoon storms in the forecast. So we prepared by packing our rain gear along with a light jacket.
We rode south on Alcoa Highway to Maryville where we took 411, then took 129 south. We rode south to Chilhowee Dam where we made our first stop.
From Chilhowee Dam, we continued for a short distance on south 129 to The Foothills Parkway.
Pamo talks about the Pit Boss Bell half helmet:
We add a bit more gear to ride through the mountains:
Then we traveled over the Foothills stopping along the way for a few photos:
After exiting the Foothills Parkway, we turned right onto 411 where we rode through Townsend and took 73.
73 is a beautiful rode that took us through the Smoky Mountains heading toward Gatlinburg.
After leaving the Visitor Center, we rode through Gatlinburg then took 321 south to Pittman Center.
The restaurant we had planned to eat at was closed and the only other close by restaurant was packed- so we decided to take 454 to Sevierville.
Once in Sevierville, we stopped at our favorite A&W to get hamburgers, fries, onion rings and a root beer float. YUM!
After enjoying lunch, we took 321 south to Chestnut Hill- the home of Bush’s Baked Beans.
From Chestnut Hill we took 92 heading toward Dandridge.
We stopped at Angelo’s to take a few photos:
We rode through Dandridge, then took 25/70 back into Knoxville.
We got back home at 4:30pm.
Our total ride was 175 miles and it never did rain! Yay!
Jeff wraps up the day in this video:
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