November 25, 2014, 09:48:18 PM by PAULRIDES
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TerrE showed up at Krystal at about 9:06AM just as I finished BKF and was finishing Coffee. We left there at about 9:20AM and rode, rode, and rode.
Ended up right at 200 miles from meet up to Exit 407 for me (got there I think it was at about 3:45PM). TerrE split at Bean Station (Jct of 11W and Hwy 25E) by continuing on 11W to I don't know what route he took home. I went Hwy 25E to Hwy 375 around the lake to Hwy 92 and to Exit 407 by regularly used roads.
Stopped at the new Harley Store (Exit 407) for a look around. Some nice old Harley's on display Sad - NO COFFEE. :-) Pictures in last E Mail (3 of 3) and include some nice old Harley's on display.
Our first stop after about two hours was Hwy 66 Roadside Store for a bathroom break and a coffee for me (felt like I had to give the guy some business). After a longer than expected BS session with the owner, we headed Hwy 66 N to a destination of a back road loop (loop off of Hwy 66 and back to Hwy 66). That loop did not go as planned as part of the loop (New Hope Rd) was gravel. So, having a no gravel rider, we continued straight on the paved road to see where the gravel loop would connect, then turned around and rode back to Hwy 66 on the same paved road.
By the way, they have started spraying roads, a DGBM (Bad Mess) and we ran into that on Hwy 66 N and some other roads after. Actually, not too bad as most of it was dry, but we did pass an oncoming spray truck a couple times and had some areas where the spray was not dry. TerrE hates that stuff almost as bad as gravel and rain. My scooter cleans up easily (at least the part you can see - can't see underneath the plastic).
Anyway, here are the pictures for first part of the ride. Main destination was the backroad loop off of Hwy 66 (starts with the one lane like road, then a two lane - turn around and ride back - more one lane). Had planned a loop off the one lane to the two lane called New Hope Rd (that tunred out to be gravel and TerrE does not do gravel, so we skipped that and turned back).
Krystal has the best bacon of anyplace and all the rest is good (sausage leaves a lot to be desired, don't order it).
Took an over the shoulder picture of an Indian following me on Spruce Pine Rd in case it was not friendly. Turns out it was - ridden by TerrE.