July 20, 2014, 10:38:34 PM by PAULRIDES
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Sunday was a DGNP (no plan) RIDE. I did have sprinkles for a few miles to start with (started at 8:15AM), and very damp, to damp, to damp/dry mix until near Walland.
I did tell Betty I would come home and take her for BBQ to either the little Yellow Stand on John Sevier (do not remember the name) or the Lakeside Grill on Hwy 139. So, I guess one could say it was a Ride to Eat plan vs a No Plan. Betty likes her own healthy cooking and was not interested.
I ended up at Lakeside BBQ at 1PM despite fact I had been riding to the WEST and the Yellow Stand was closer (Y S was closed when I got there at noon, closed Sunday).
Sat at a table at Lakeside BBQ with a Rider (Triumph Touring Bike) that lives in Dandridge. Young (compared to me -- I estimate early 40s) that estimated he had a Million Miles under his belt (rode in several other countries as well as USA). Has has had only two what one would call Bad Accidents (had minor injuries from them - Lucky). He is wondering if he has used up all his LUCK? One was when he was a teenager and a car crowded him into a parked car, another was a 96 yr old Driver in FL (FL is Dangerous Place) ran into him when he was stopped at a light. The driver did not even slow down (knocked his bike out from under him and then he hit the hood of the car and knocked him to where he landed on top the bike, nearly 80 feet down the road). Got a tail bone injury and a peg on his MC gouged into his leg when he landed on the bike. He was able to go back and ask the 96 yr old driver what was he doing -- the 96 yr old said he thought the light was turning green. FL is Dangerous.
Other than BBQ. the ride was to Walland, Foothills, Lake Chillhowee, Vonore, back to Hwy 95, to 321, to 333, to John Sevier, to the BBQ Yellow Stand (closed). Then highballed to Lakeside Grill via Thorngorve and 25 to to Deep Springs.
Pictures are mainly of Cloud Scenes (beautiful today), Water Scenes, and a few roads. No pictures after the lake scenes on Hwy 333 except at Lakeside Grill.
The grill was very busy, They have good BBQ, Excellent BBQ Sauce, and Reasonable Prices at $5.50 for small sandwich (big as you need) and two sides. I picked beans for both sides, STAND BACK for a few days. :-)
Not bragging about the BBQ sides - Just OK (I add a lot of BBQ sauce to the beans).