DAY RIDE ON SOME TENNESSEE BACKROADS

Pamo is ready to ride!

Pamo is ready to ride!

On Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016- we took a Day Ride. We decided to ride some beautiful Tennessee backroads, enjoying the twists and turns in our area.

Jeff kicks off the day in this video:

We left our home in North Knoxville, heading north on Broadway. We stopped in Halls for gas.

Fueling up at Weigel's in North Knoxville.

Fueling up at Weigel’s in North Knoxville.

We then took Norris Freeway to 61. 61 took us through Andersonville heading toward Big Ridge State Park.

We came down from this way on 61.

We came down from this way on 61.

And we're headed that way up 61 toward Big Ridge State Park.

And we’re headed that way up 61 toward Big Ridge State Park.

 

Next we stopped at Big Ridge State Park.

Big Ridge State Park off 61.

Big Ridge State Park off 61.

Inside the park looking toward the water.

Inside the park looking toward the water.

Lots of area here for families and events.

Lots of area here for families and events.

Nice place to picnic too.

Nice place to picnic too.

After visiting inside Big Ridge for a short while, we got back on 61 where the roads are full of twists, turns and some extreme switch backs.

61 took us to 170, a beautiful country road, that took us just north of Maynardville to Highway 33.

We turned north here on Highway 33.

We turned north here on Highway 33.

We took 33 north heading toward Tazewell. First we stopped to admire the newly built TN 33 bridge over Norris Lake that has taken so many years to complete.

Jeff on the bridge.

Jeff on the bridge.

You can view an interesting aerial video of this construction by CLICKING HERE.

View of the water from the bridge.

View of Norris Lake from the bridge.

View of the marina from the bridge.

View of Beach Island Marina from the bridge.

We then continued on 33 north into Tazewell where we took 25E heading south. 25E is one of the most picturesque roads in this area.

Along 25E.

Along 25E.

View of the huge rock face along some of 25E.

View of the huge rock face along some of 25E.

Along 25E, just before the Veterans Overlook in Bean Station, sits Clinch Mountain Outlook Restaurant- famous for it’s Vinegar Pie.

Clinch Mountain Restaurant on 25E.

Clinch Mountain Lookout Restaurant on 25E.

Inside Clinch Mountain Restaurant.

Inside Clinch Mountain Lookout Restaurant.

Tasty lunch and we split a piece of vinegar pie. Yum!

Tasty lunch and we split a piece of vinegar pie. Yum!

After lunch, we stopped at the Veteran’s Overlook, which is right next to the Clinch Mountain Lookout Restaurant, just off 25E.

View from the Veteran's Overlook.

View from the Veteran’s Overlook.

Memorial for veterans at the Overlook.

Memorial for veterans at the Overlook.

Jeff is ready to get back on the road and ride!

Jeff is ready to get back on the road and ride!

After leaving the Overlook, we continued on 25E then took Lakeshore Drive heading south toward 92.

We stopped at the small park and boat dock at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and 92.

We stopped at Grainger County Park off Lakeshore Drive.

The ducks are enjoying the water.

The ducks are enjoying the water.

We left Grainger County Park and continued on Lakeshore Drive (highway 375) to the intersection of highway 92. Riding on 92 toward Rutledge, we stopped at Slide Effects Motorcycle Paint Shop, to see David Hurst, motorcycle painter extraordinaire.

Jeff and David tell stories.

Jeff and David tell stories.

David cleans some unknown substance off our tank. Thanks David!

David cleans some unknown substance off our tank. Thanks David!

Time to continue on 92 toward Rutledge.

Time to continue on 92 toward Rutledge.

After visiting with David, we continued on 92 to Rutledge where we took 11W South to Blaine.

In Blaine we took 61 to Washington Pike, then rode the Pike back to Knoxville and back home.

The fur babies are glad we're home.

The fur babies are glad we’re home.

We left at 10:30am and got home at 4:30pm. Our total mileage was 146 miles.

Jeff wraps up the day in this video:

You can view our entire list of DAY RIDES by CLICKING HERE.

About Pam Huggins

I love to hang out with my family, ride motorcycles, and draw comics.
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