From the Owners/Publishers
The days of blistering heat are dwindling down. The sun is starting to set a tad earlier every day and the evening breeze is cooler by a few degrees. The first tinges of yellow are beginning to tint the leaves. It also means we’ll need to break out our flannel, neck gaiter and gauntlet gloves soon and head out on our favorite fall motorcycle ride. It won’t be long until the trees will signal the end of summer with burnt oranges, brilliant reds, majestic magentas and faded yellows. Temperatures will be almost ideal for riding and I love the earthy smell of the forest floor after the first fall rains.
Between the milder weather and the bounty of beautiful colors, fall motorcycle rides are some of the best. What are some of your favorite scenic fall rides? We love riding in the mountains of East Tennessee in the fall. Some of our favorite rides in that area are, Newfound Gap US 441, The Tail of the Dragon, The Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherohala Skyway, Tennessee 32 from Cosby, and the Foothills Parkway. The Smokies are the perfect place to explore the beautiful mountain views, lush forests, and cascading rivers that surround Gatlinburg on your motorcycle.
October 10th is National Motorcycle Ride Day! This day is designated to get all motorcyclists on their bikes for a united day of riding. Use the day to escape on your motorcycle. Have some fun, relieve some stress, and really enjoy the thrills. Freedom is what riding a motorcycle offers. Go for a ride with a friend, and enjoy the fall weather.
This month is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I think we all know someone that has lost the battle, is fighting the battle, or won the battle. That’s why it’s so important that all you ladies get those yearly mammograms. It’s Fire Prevention Month too, so be sure and change the batteries in your smoke detectors when you change your clocks back an hour on Sunday, November 1st.
Get out and enjoy this beautiful weather and put some miles on your bike before cold weather gets here! As always, please support to our amazing advertisers that support us by shopping at their businesses when you’re in need of a product or service they provide and let them know you saw their ad in Thunder Roads® Tennessee. And please like us on Facebook to keep up with our advertisers’ events and specials.
Have a Safe and Spooktacular Halloween!
Ride Hard Live Free,
Denise & Scott