On Wednesday, October 19th, we took a day ride. Our destination was the Devil’s Triangle, a winding curvy road that travels through Anderson and Morgan County and runs right past the famous Brushy Mountain Prison.
Jeff kicks off the day in this short video:
We left our home in North Knoxville at 10:15am then stopped briefly at the Triumph shop to check on some parts. After visiting with the guys for a few minutes we headed north on Clinton Highway.
We stopped at Weigel’s to fuel up and get a morning snack.
We then continued on Clinton Highway and on into Rocky Top.
We took 116 to start the Devil’s Triangle ride.
We continued on 116 riding up the mountain with its many curves and switch backs- a road that is quite challenging with not only tight curves but also extreme drop offs.
Experts advise that you ride the Devil’s Triangle in a clockwise direction- but today we rode the Triangle backward- which is indeed more challenging. Of course, it’s beautiful either direction.
The ride eventually took us to the now closed Brushy Mountain State Prison.
Just down from the prison is the Brushy Mountain Market where we stopped to get a fried baloney sandwich. (Gary at the Triumph shop recommended we order it- so we did.)
After lunch we rode to 62 which took us into Oliver Springs and then back to Clinton.
Then we headed home. We got home at 3:45pm and our total ride was 105 miles.
Jeff wraps up the day in this video:
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