Author Topic: PAULRIDES Oct 12 -- Deliver MC Stuff to Marc(bought from Jim) & Sequatchie Val'  (Read 293 times)

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Met TerrE at Marathon (95 and 411 Jct) at about 9:20AM and left there for Dayton NAPA where Marc works. We had a BS Session when Marc took his lunch break around 11AM  and I delivered the MC Stuff Marc bought from Jim (BIKELESS) and Pretty Much GADGETLESS now.
 
We do have one Battery Charger (Jim's) either 4 Sale or if some needs one to use (pass it around to anyone in need).  I don't need one and Marc did not need one. Jim said just keep it, so it's here if you have a need.
Also, have some gloves (mine and Jim's) and a throttle Lock (Jim's). FREE to anyone in need. Pictures later. 
 
Anyway, after leaving Marc, we took Hwy 30 to Pikeville (turned north just before getting into downtown Pikeville on a backroad route) for a run up Sequatchie Valley. I think that valley is one of the nicest around here (beautiful).
 
Eventually we came out on Hwy 27 and took a backroad over to Hwy 68 and then another backroad to Crab Orchard (FREE Hotdog and Drink at a Customer Appreciation Day). I got tempted by a BIG BOWL of ICE Cream (actually had that in mind before we got there). :-) 
 
Headed east on Hwy 70 to Rockwood, did the bypass route around Rockwood to Hwy 70 and then I-40 around Kingston. TerrE continued I-40 to Hwy 321 as was in a hurry to get home. I took Xit 356 back to Hwy 70 for the run to Hwy 321 (Weigel's for Gas).
 
Continued Hwy 321 thru Lenoir City (heavy traffic but moved on - it is a busy place over there) to the new bridge (one side open) to Harley for a coffee, a Howdy to Ian, and a Sit on Front Porch. Home at about 4:45PM after I think 230 or so miles.
 
PICTURE Story: 
Early on way to meet TerrE. Farm Equipment Collection on Hwy 411 -- wonder if he ever sells any of that?

Nice herd and skies beginning to cloud up. Actually, we had a lot of clouds for sometime in AM, cleared up before we got to Dayton.
 
We took a quick break after getting to Hwy 30 from I-75 (MY GPS lost power, reconnected and all OK). Took a bathroom break while we were stopped. A Speedway (think gas was $2.09 here, cheapest I have seen recently  -- did not need any).
 
Hwy 30 to Dayton is a Cruising Road. :-) Nice Scenery.
 
We arrived about 10:45AM. March busy at work - come se us when you take your lunch break. OK.

He managed to fix his 4th gear problem and has the Trike going again. Good work Marc.
 
Moving on -- a backroad out of town (Dayton) to continue Hwy 30 west to Pikeville area.
 
Hwy 30 is part of the Trail of Tears (brown sign says so).
 
The GOOD PART of Hwy 30 is ahead. We are going to turn off of Hwy 30 onto Cooper LN for a shortcut to Sequatchie Valley route. 
Ride Country Roads - a lot. :-)

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More on good part of Hwy 30 down the Mtn, but caught a bunch of slow cars going down the west side of the Mtn.
 
Turned off on the backroad to get to Sequatchie Valley Route.
 
Now comes the Character Road part of Sequatchie Valley.  :happypep
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The Character Part of Sequatchie Route is called Character cause it is a bit rough and goes UP & Up to Hwy 27 (near Crossville).
 
Hwy 27 on the way to a backroad to Hwy 68.

Hwy 68 has some of the Homestead Homes (most have been remodeled and added on to). Got a picture of a couple of them.
 
Then Cox Road over to Hwy 70 (Crab Orchard Break & Lunch).

FREE Mini-HotDog and Drink (that drink has zero Calories and Sugar and amazing amount of Vitamin plus a bunch of stuff - who knows what). They had one drink that has 72 Grams of Sugar - (that is 18 teaspoons of sugar in one can). Is it any wonder we see what we see as some heavy folks (and the south is the worst I understand).

Anyway, I made up for the ZEROS in the drink with a Big Cup of Ice Cream  ($2.63 includes tax). They dip it out.
 
Backroad around Rockwood - we ran Hwy 70 to get there (no pictures of Hwy 70).

This one took us to Hwy 70 and then I-40.

THAT'S ALL FOLKS !!!! Except ---
I took Exit 356 off of I-40 back to Hwy 70 to Hwy 321 to Harley in Maryville and home from there (no pictures). TerrE took I-40 to Hwy 321 to home near the new bridge at the dam.


« Last Edit: October 15, 2017, 10:27:05 pm by PAULRIDES »
Ride Country Roads - a lot. :-)