DAY RIDE TO HUNTSVILLE (AGAIN!)

Jeff is ready to ride!

Jeff is ready to ride!

On Wednesday, July 20th, we took a Day Ride to prepare for our upcoming Fun Run on Saturday, July 23rd.

A sunny day, with temps expected to soar into the upper 90’s, we packed plenty of emergency water. (grin)

Jeff kicks off the day in this short video:

We left our home around 10:45am and headed toward Biker Rags where our Fun Run will begin.

That's us, Jeff and Pamo, at Biker Rags. (Thanks Silas for snapping the photo.)

That’s us, Jeff and Pamo, at Biker Rags. (Thanks Silas for snapping the photo.)

We talk about the Fun Run in this next video:

We left Biker Rags and got on Pellissippi Parkway heading toward Edgemoor Road.

On Edgemoor Road heading toward our Melton Hill Lake turn.

On Edgemoor Road heading toward the Melton Lake Dr. turn.

View of the water from Edgemoor.

View of the water from Edgemoor.

We turn left onto Melton Lake Dr. heading into Oak Ridge.

At Melton Lake Park.

At Melton Lake Park.

We rode through Oak Ridge and turned onto highway 62 heading toward Oliver Springs.

Oliver Springs Public Library

Oliver Springs Public Library

A beautiful historic building near downtown Oliver Springs.

A beautiful historic building near downtown Oliver Springs.

A nice historic car inside the building. Wow!

A nice historic car inside the building. Wow!

From Oliver Springs we headed toward Wartburg (where we will take our first scheduled Fun Run stop.) After Wartburg, we continued north on 27 heading toward Huntsville.

That's the way we came.

That’s the way we came.

Beautiful scenery. (This is Scott County just after crossing over from Morgan County.)

Beautiful scenery. (This is Scott County just after crossing over from Morgan County.)

Another view of the beautiful countryside.

Another view of the beautiful countryside.

This is the way we're headed.

This is the way we’re headed.

About 70 miles into the ride, we make it to our next scheduled stop at the Marathon on 27 just before Huntsville.

Time to get some water and take a break.

Time to get some water and take a break.

After our break at the Marathon, we get on 63 heading into Huntsville. We travel through Huntsville, staying on 63.

That's the direction we just came from.

That’s the direction we just came from.

And that's the way we're headed.

And that’s the way we’re headed.

From highway 63, we turn right onto Old Highway 63. (The start of this road is rough but no worries- it’s rideable.)

On Old Highway 63, view of the direction we've come from.

On Old Highway 63, view of the direction we’ve come from.

And this is the way we're headed.

And this is the way we’re headed.

Old Highway 63 dovetails right into Caryville.

Cool old buildings in Caryville.

Cool old buildings in Caryville.

From Caryville, we travel into Lake City (Rocky Top) where we make our third stop at the Weigel’s- which has big restrooms and lots of gas pumps.

Weigel's in Lake City

Weigel’s in Lake City

From Weigel’s we traveled up and over Norris Dam.

A nice picnic area below the East Visitor Center.

A nice picnic area below the East Visitor Center.

Jeff peels a delicious orange. Yum!

Jeff peels a delicious orange. Yum!

View of the back of the dam from our picnic area.

View of the back of the dam from the picnic area.

Jeff talks about our Fun Run coming up in this video:

View of Norris Lake.

View of Norris Marina.

View of Norris Lake.

View of Norris Lake.

View of the dam.

View of the dam from the Visitor Center.

That's the road going over Norris Dam that our ride will travel.

That’s the road going over Norris Dam that our ride will travel.

After leaving Norris Dam, we got onto Norris Freeway, eventually turned right onto Raccoon Valley Road, a beautiful back country road that connects to Clinton Highway.

We passed over Clinton Highway and traveled back down Edgemoor to Pellissippi Parkway and on to Biker Rags.

Saturday’s ride (July 23, 2016) will leave from Biker Rags at 1pm. Come early for pizza, cookies and drinks at noon. Everyone is welcome, no sign up, no fees. The total ride is around 140 miles with three fuel and water stops along the way. Be sure to bring sunscreen! Hope to see you there.

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