Sunday, August 31, 2008

RoK On Rally - Newport, TN

This rally put on by the Riders of Knoxville is one of my favorite events of the year! It is a laid back affair and has become a Labor Day Weekend tradition with me. I left for the rally immediately after school on Friday. This year the weather was beautiful. On Saturday I just rode around East Tennessee and discovered the Harrisburg Covered Bridge near Sevierville. I also discovered a part of the Foothills Parkway I had never ridden. After spending the evening watching other riders win door prizes we watched Easy Rider for about the millionth time. Next weekend I plan on camping at the Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground in Cruso, NC. I plan on riding the airhead to this event. Check back to see if anything interesting happens!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Dan'l Boone Rally in Boone, NC

First of all I have to apologize for not posting last week. I camped at Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground in Cruso, NC and had a great ride to Tennessee on Saturday. I rode through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Townsend, TN. The only problem was that I did not check the camera batteries before I left and I have no photos to show you. Oh well, that would be an excuse to do it again, right?
This past weekend, August 15 - 17, I spent at the Dan'l Boone Rally in Boone, NC. This is a nice little rally and about 275 people were in attendance. I rode 421, the Snake, to Shady Valley, TN and returned via Elizabethton, TN. Great roads and great weather! The rally is held at the Boone KOA, the highest KOA east of the Rockies. Here are some photos from around the rally site.