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Scooter Trash
Feb 8, 2022
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I went for a ride yesterday and found Nirvana. I mean literally. I really found it.

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No that isn't Nirvana, just a sign to help find it.

Full story coming up.
It had been a month since I went on a "real" ride. I'm talking a ride more than 25 miles from home. I finally had the chance to do that yesterday. The weather was looking great and I even had a goal for this road. No, finding nirvana wasn't that goal. One of my riding friends had started a new tag game and named it the "usual Suspects tag". The tag was up in the middle of a bunch of great riding in middle Tennessee. It was a chance to check out some roads I had not ridden before.

I almost blew it as I just couldn't get motivated in the morning. I've been sick on and off the last couple of months and just didn't have that much energy. Finally around noon I hit the road. After a half hour plus of getting through urban and suburban traffic I was out on fun roads enjoying pretty scenery.

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Interesting road name. I finally checked this road out. It was a dead end gravel road with nothing exciting on it.

Gorgeous roads- just the kind of riding I love!
Middle Tennessee is full of gorgeous roads. I was riding along on one of those roads when I was approaching an intersection with a road to the left and I realized I hadn't been down that road before. At least I didn't think I had ridden it. I can never be sure because i have spend a lot of time following a friend around without a clue where I was so maybe I had ridden this road:dunno This was a real "goat trail". It was paved but rough and very narrow. I followed it for a while and then realized it was taking me in the wrong direction. I turned around and noticed this sign so I stopped and took a pic. I thought it might be a potential new tag after I found the current tag. I thought the sign had something to do with the building in the pic.

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I continued back down the road when I saw a group of Harleys coming the other way. I thought that was strange because I don't normally see Harley riders on bumpy little back roads like this. A bit later I saw something I hadn't seen when coming down this road from the other direction.

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I found Nirvana!!!


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But I wasn't searching for nirvana so after I took the pic I continued on my ride. More great roads and scenery.

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I checked out another interesting place.

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I still don't know exactly what this place is but it had some interesting gravel roads. I thought this place was cool.

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Some historic tiny homes?

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Then it was time to go find the tag.

Found it!

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The water crossing there was slick with green slime so I didn't cross it.

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After finding Nirvana as well as the tag it was time to head for home. I stopped in Pulaski, took some pics and walked around a bit.

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My next stop was in Elkmont where I stopped to check out these bridges over the Elk River.

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Check out the huge pile of logs and debris piled up at the base of the bridge!

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That's it for pics. I got back home with 150 miles on the odometer.
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