DAY RIDE TO TELLICO PLAINS

Ready to ride!

Ready to ride!

On Thursday, October 6th, we took a Day Ride. Our destination was Tellico Plains.

It was a beautiful day with clear blue skies and temps starting out in the 60’s. The afternoon was forecast to reach the lower 80’s.

Jeff kicks off the day in this short video:

We left our home at 10:15am, headed out Western Avenue to Oak Ridge then 58 to Kingston where we stopped for a morning snack.

View from highway 58.

View from highway 58.

After fueling up we rode through Kingston taking 58 south to 304, the River Road. River Road runs along Watts Bar Lake all the way to Decatur.

Heading toward Decatur.

Heading toward Decatur.

In Decatur, we stopped briefly to take some photos and shed some of our gear since the weather was warming up.

Historic builidng in Decatur.

Historic builidng in Decatur.

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The courthouse in Decatur.

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Time to pack away the jacket!

We then continued on our ride, taking 30 East to Athens. We rode through Athens, then took 39 to Englewood.

Downtown Englewood.

Downtown Englewood.

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Another view of downtown Englewood.

From Englewood, we took 39 East through the mountains to Tellico Plains.

On the road to Tellico Plains.

On the road to Tellico Plains.

In Tellico Plains, we stopped at the Tellico Grains Bakery for lunch.

Tellico Grains Bakery

Tellico Grains Bakery

Lots of good eats!

Lots of good eats!

Inside the bakery.

Inside the bakery.

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Another view inside the bakery.

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The sandwiches are fresh and delicious!

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Yum!

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And don’t forget the fresh baked cookies.

Next time you’re in Tellico Plains, be sure to check out the Tellico Grains Bakery for lunch or just to pick up some delicious baked goods.

After lunch, we took 360 to Ballplay Road.

We turned onto Ballplay Road.

We turned onto Ballplay Road.

And that's the way we're headed.

And that’s the way we’re headed on Ballplay Road.

Then we took a couple of wrong turns into a country neighborhood.

We knew we'd made a wrong turn when the road ran out!

We knew we’d made a wrong turn when the road ran out!

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Time to go back that way.

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Might as well check out the scenery along the way.

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We’re headed that way back to Ballplay Road.

Once we got back on Ballplay Road we continued on into Madisonville. From Madisonville we took 411 to Morganton Road which took us all the way into Maryville.

We stopped on Morganton Road to gawked at all the folks headed to the Luke Bryant concert.

We stopped on Morganton Road in Greenback to see all the folks headed to the Luke Bryan concert.

Once in Maryville, we came back into Knoxville via Alcoa Highway.

We got stopped at a train crossing in the Old City.

We got stopped at a train crossing in the Old City.

View of the Old City. Almost home.

View of the Old City. Almost home.

We got back home at 5:30pm and our total ride was 197 miles.

The fur kids are glad to have us home.

The fur kids are glad to have us home.

Jeff wraps up the day in this video:

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About Pam Huggins

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