WINTER DAY RIDE

Jeff is ready to ride.

Jeff is ready to ride.

On Wednesday January 18th, the rain finally slowed, the sun came out and we took a Day Ride.

 

Jeff kicks off the day in this short video:

From our home, we rode north on Broadway, took Tazewell Pike and rode north on 131 to Plainview where we stopped at the Marathon Station for gas and a hamburger.

Marathon Station in Plainview

Marathon Station in Plainview

Jeff points out that we haven't put on many miles before stopping to eat.

Jeff points out that we haven’t put on many miles before stopping to eat.

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And Pamo replies that you’ll know why we stopped to eat in just a minute….

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Yep! Delicious!!!

The food at the Marathon station in Plainview is worth the stop and the staff is super nice.

After lunch we continued on 131 to Lutrell where we took 61, a beautiful curving winding road, to Maynardville.

Getting ready to turn onto highway 33 from 61.

Getting ready to turn onto highway 33 from 61.

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We’re headed that way.

Just north of Maynardville, we took 170 which took us back to 61.

On 61 heading toward Big Ridge State Park.

On 170 heading toward 61 and the Big Ridge State Park.

Then we stopped in at Big Ridge State Park.

Parking lot in Big Ridge State Park.

Parking lot in Big Ridge State Park.

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View of the lake in Big Ridge State Park.

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Another view of the water.

After taking a few photos, we continued on to Andersonville and on into Norris. We then took Norris Freeway to Norris Dam where we stopped for a few photos and a quick snack.

View of the backside of Norris Dam.

View of the backside of Norris Dam.

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View of one of several picnic areas at Norris Dam.

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Norris Dam State Park was founded in 1953.

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View of road leading up to one of the cabin rental areas.

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View of Norris Lake below the dam.

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Jeff and the marina in the background.

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Road over the dam with the Visitor Center in the distance.

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Another view.

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View of the other side of the dam.

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Winter trees.

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Some of the cabin rentals in Norris Dam State Park.

From Norris Dam State Park we rode into Lake City (Rocky Top). In downtown Lake City we took Lovely Bluff Road- which is exactly what it says- a lovely road right off the Lake City thoroughfare.

View from the bridge where Lovely Bluff Drive and River Road meet.

View from the bridge where Lovely Bluff Road and River Road meet.

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Another view from the opposite side of the bridge.

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Jeff takes it all in. What a great day of riding!

From Lovely Bluff, we turned left onto River Road which took us back around to Norris Freeway.

From Norris Freeway we took Racoon Valley to Heiskell and then back into Knoxville.

We got back home at 4pm and our total ride was just over 100 miles.

Always good to be home!

Always good to be home!

Jeff wraps up the day in this video. (Be sure to watch the fur kids play.)

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About Pam Huggins

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