Tales from East TN
Howdy Folks and welcome to the Great State of East Tennessee!
In order to provide an area to brag about recent rides, introduce local riders to each other, share events and points of interest to our community, and generally just shoot the shit; I present the Tales from East TN.
I'll try to keep links to upcoming rides, rallies, and related events in this post. I'd love to link to ride reports posted from riders in our area. Just shoot me a PM if there's something that needs highlighting.
Feel free to join us in the East Tennessee Tag-O-Rama!
Upcoming Events in the Area:
Meet and Eat
- 28 Feb - Blackhorse Pub, Western Plaza, Knoxville 2:00 (Rescheduled from the 21st due to weather)
- 24 Jan - TC's Grill, Old Niles Ferry Road, Maryville 2:00
- 15 Nov - Twisters Diner, East Knoxville 12:00
- 18 Oct - Ma and Pa's Restaurant on Asheville Hwy just south of Greeneville 1:00? 2:00?
- 20 Sep - Cracker Barrel, Rocky Top (Lake City) 1:00pm
- 16 Aug - Tellico Grains, Tellico Plains 10:30-11:00am
- 12 July - Aubrey's, Straw Plains 6pm
Where to Ride Suggestions:
Baggi'tard's list of sweet rides around Tellico Plains & Tellico Adventure Trail - Several routes with gps links of routes here
ADV brethren advice needed for dragon ride!!
East Tennessee riding help
Dual Sport Trip Suggestions - Western North Carolina
Going to Asheville for the weekend
gpx track for Trail 81 and 82 - Singletrack and not for novices on big bikes
Coker Creek DS Ride - Witt, Tr82, Buck Bald
Cades Cove, Parsons Branch, Dragon
Ride Reports from our friends and to our area:
Heading Down to Murphy NC - KYwoodsrider
54 Tennessee State Parks Ride Collaborative - Liberia
September in the Smokeys - andy29847
Sequatchie Valley - TN - ajones
It was more of a gay heat -ihatefalling
Six days of dual sport riding in the southern Smokies - klaviator
Scootin Through Deals Gap - 318 Curves and 11 Horsepower - klaviator
river rat ride - kennyh
East TN noobe around Pitkin,CO - machinebuilder
Wandering Mid-Tennessee; curves, twisties, goats, burros, creeks & Patsy Cline - ADVCoot
Parson Branch and the Dragon - TigerTrek
Dad Goes Camping in the Smokeys - 2013 - andy29847
Tellico Adventure Trail Report - Braggi'tard
For those interested: 441 is open between Gatlinburg and Cherokee again!
A little time on your hands today Gabe?
I think the thread is a great idea.
I don't post too much about my riding here at home but it will be good to have a place to put a quick sentence or 2 about road conditions etc.
so From 2 weeks ago
Citico Rd....lots of potholes but in good shape
From Sunday, I Found a bunch of Trillium blooming above the Hatchery on River road (Tellico)
Don't forget that Rick's Rendezvous will be in Hampton, TN, in mid-May. There's a thread, but I'm on my iPad, and ADV is too huge to search via Tapatalk, so you'll have to find it yourselves.
Don't know if TC and I will make it for anything beyond a cameo appearance (if that), but barnyard (Tom) will be staying with us in Knoxville on his way over from Minnesota.
I've had several conversations about that event. I'm surprised I missed it.
Anyone planning any cool riding tomorrow (Sat)?
This weekend is the Hickory Hills Observed Trials event at Joe Terry's place in Lenoir City. It's an STRA-sanctioned trials competition that goes from 9am 'til early afternoon both Saturday and Sunday. Spectators' admission is free. 950 Hwy 70 W, Lenoir City.
Thumper Thaw is technically in North Carolina next weekend, but it's shouting distance of ETN.
Also relevant: May 1-5 is Minis on the Dragon... 600-someodd Minis with drivers of all abilities. If you have to go to the Hill, go early or late. It's usually a clusterfuck.
May 25-26 (Memorial Day Weekend) is the FIM World Trial Wagner Cup [pdf warning] at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, TN. The best trials riders in the world will be competing on some of the most challenging terrain in the US.
From the 2008 Wagner Cup at Sequatchie:
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I still want to hear your story about finding Wolf Creek Falls. :ear
That's a story for a ride or a meal sometime. The forum won't do it justice.
A few years ago I took a lunch and parked the bike at Parson's Branch to watch the show. I've seen drunk guys on lawnmowers pulling floats in the Savannah St. Paddy's Parade that could hold a line better than some of those folks. That one time was enough. I can't imagine ever being up there for this event again.
My only Honda Hoot story involves a bunch of dudes on Goldwings getting turned around on Magnolia the night before things got going trying to find their hotel. Poor guys were scared out of their minds.
Poor Magnolia. So maligned!
RX7's were up yesterday. Some very nice RX8's in fine trim, and lots of 7's in all manner of condition. Restored older one and clapped out ones too. The most dangerous ones were the clapped out 90's vintage cars with fart can exhausts. They were all over the place.
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