On Wednesday, August 31st, we took a Day Ride. Our plan was to take the long way around to Harriman.
We left our home in North Knoxville at 10:15am. It was warm with temps expected to reach the mid 90’s. Jeff kicks off the day in this video:
We rode north on Clinton Highway, stopped to get our morning snack, then took Edgemoor Road to Oak Ridge on into Oliver Springs. In Oliver Springs, we took 61.
Highway 61 took us just north of Harriman where we took 27 north to 328.
328 is a curvy, winding country road that took us up to Oakdale, a picturesque rural community.
From Oakdale we took 299 west, a beautiful road that runs on top of the plateau, then rises above Harriman and Rockwood. 299 took us to 40 west.
We hopped on a short leg of 40 west and on to 70. We took 70 east to 27 just south of Rockwood. We rode through Rockwood stopping briefly at this plaque…
From Rockwood, we rode on into Harriman.
In Harriman, we stopped at Rising Sun Cycles and spoke with Ross Walls, the owner (who is also a Time Warp Vintage Motorcycle member).
We spent some time inside the shop.
After spending some time at Rising Sun Cycles, it was almost 2pm and we were ready for lunch. We rode a couple of blocks to Simply Sweet Bakery, also in downtown Harriman.
After lunch, we rode around downtown Harriman, getting a glimpse of some vintage cars inside one of the historic buildings.
Then we got back on 328 riding north. 328 took us back up on the plateau and then to 27 and on into Wartburg.
We then continued to ride through Wartburg, making a stop at the 27 Quik Stop Market.
After our break, we took 62 to Coalfield where we stopped for gas.
We then continued on into Oliver Springs. From Oliver Springs we took 61 to Clinton then 25 back into Knoxville.
We got back home at 4:30pm and our total ride was 156 miles.
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