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    Quote Originally Posted by yakmurph View Post
    Local roads:
    Hwy 321N; Buttermilk Road; White Wing Road; Hickory Creek Road; Kingston Pike; Paw Paw Plains Road; Grubb Road; Woodlawn Road.
    And all those other itty-bitty country roadlets that leech off the above roadettes.
    Hmm. Familiar riding grounds to me (though I don't get out there much during the winter). I don't recall seeing many recumbents around. Guess I'll have to keep my eyes open.

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    Greenways

    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
    There's nothing wrong with riding the greenways, if you're enjoying it. Every once in a while I do a little riding there myself.

    I think, though, that if you start doing longer rides, you'll find them to be a bit constraining. The longest stretch in the entire system is 7 or 8 miles, isn't it? That's not really endless.
    There is a great article in Sunday's paper about the greenways. I believe they are supposed to be up to 40 miles now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
    Hmm. Familiar riding grounds to me (though I don't get out there much during the winter). I don't recall seeing many recumbents around. Guess I'll have to keep my eyes open.
    -There are two other recumbent drivers I see occasionally, in my neck of hickville.
    So...let me take off my mittens...wait a minnit...1...2...that's THREE 'bents to wave at!
    "We don't have to be mean because, remember, no matter where you go, there you are."
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    Quote Originally Posted by emptgrave View Post
    There is a great article in Sunday's paper about the greenways. I believe they are supposed to be up to 40 miles now.
    There was a great article in Fridays paper on the front page that i got named in! I'm totally famous! (I'm Ryan Cooper in case my s/n didn't give it away)


    On the Front Page



    And online!


    In other news...

    I saw a few bents on the 3rd creek/neyland greenways this weekend. I was talking to a guy on a nice looking LWB bent but he got a flat and i had to go catch my wife who had ridden ahead. (he had a spare tube and center-stand so there wasn't a lot I could do to assist with the flat) his wife was on a sweet looking tadpole reverse trike recumbent. Really nice guy.
    Last edited by HandsomeRyan; 03-05-08 at 04:51 AM. Reason: added pics of article

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    Congrats on being famous


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    Nice newspaper mention.

    Unfortunately, there's still not a good direct route to ride from West Knoxville (beyond Papermill) to downtown without confronting heavier traffic.

    It will be nice when they complete the greenway extension across the river and south towards Blount County.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
    Unfortunately, there's still not a good direct route to ride from West Knoxville (beyond Papermill) to downtown without confronting heavier traffic.
    If you don't mind 'a little bit of traffic' there is a route from Wal-Mart/Sam's Club to Bearden Elementary (where the "real" greenway trail starts) that isn't too bad. The worst part is riding on Morrell Rd. from Kingston Pike to the enterance for the Deane Hill Shopping Center. West Town Mall Traffic = Morons. If you survive that part you don't have to ride on any more major roads though.

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    Is this the route you describe?

    Jean Teague Greenway-->Vanosdale Road-->Morrell Road-->Deane Hill Drive-->cross over Kingston Pike to Sutherland Avenue-->Third Creek Greenway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
    Is this the route you describe?

    Jean Teague Greenway-->Vanosdale Road-->Morrell Road-->Deane Hill Drive-->cross over Kingston Pike to Sutherland Avenue-->Third Creek Greenway
    My driveway connects to Deane Hill and although i do see people braver than I am riding down it, you won't see me pedaling there.

    I go:

    Jean Teague Greenway-->Vanosdale Road-->Morrell Road-->Deane Hill Shopping Center*-->Cresthill Dr.**-->Lockett Rd.--> Royal Crown Dr. (becomes) Baum Dr.-->across Northshore to Walden Rd SW-->Gore rd-->across Kingston Pike to Bearden Elementary

    * there is a gate in the fence behind Kohls that allows a bicycle to cut through from the shopping center to the apartment complex to pick up Cresthill.

    ** there are a couple turns to stay on Creshill but for simplicity I didn't list them. Check a map and you'll see what I mean. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Cresth...i=map&ct=image

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    I'm not familiar with the area between Deane Hill and Kingston Pike. I'll have to check this route out sometime.

    Thanks.

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    Heya. I'm about 30min west of Nashville in White Bluff. . thinking of doing some riding this spring if I can... just posted in the introduction section, here's the thread. which is probably overly long-winded.

    here's my road bike on velospace: http://velospace.org/node/8712 I think I need to get another front tire though.. the sidewall seems to have rotted more than I'd like.

    Thinking of riding mostly on HWY 96 between fairview and franklin area, seems like a nice road... maybe on the trace too. I live off hwy 70 and the slim shoulder and traffic makes me hesitant to make use of it.

    Nick.

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    Hi Nick. I live in Franklin and I ride the trace and a lot of the backroads between Franklin and Nashville quite a bit. A lot of cyclists out this way. Especially on Saturday mornings! 96 has a nice wide shoulder. I prefer the backroads, but 96 can be nice riding. I ride it a lot in when I'm trying to get a quick time trial type ride in.

    Welcome maybe I'll see you out there some time!

    Oh yeah. I looked at the picture. Those tires do seem iffy.

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    any of you ever ride mtn bikes over at Montgomery Bell? They show to have approx 20 miles of trails. They look a bit cramped on the map... but it's about 5min from my house. I've lived here for 7 years and never knew about it... my mtn bike hanging in the garage all the while. I've passed the parking lot for it many times, thought it was a nature trail. I'll be going saturday as long as it isn't raining.

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    Hey, Stephen from Clarksville here.

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    Howdy!

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    Hi Stephen.

    I'm in Sango. Where in Clarksville are you?

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    Chattanooga here. I enjoy riding the roads around town, and they really have done more than pay lip service to making this a bicycle-friendly town, and have actually gotten callbacks from the mayor and business leaders for constructive criticisms I had. My favorite ride is probably the new Riverwalk since it stretches all the way out to Chattanooga State, it's a beautiful ride.

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    Hello there. I love your screen name.

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    Anybody riding the Crybaby and 3-State? These will be my first to race/rides ever and I am getting the butterflies. I am not so nervous about Crybaby. I am determined to finish 3 state, even if I crawl to the finish. I am riding 62-65 on weekends now and killing myself at the end to keep pace, so if I ride a more reserved manor, I may be okay.

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    I am moving to Memphis in the next few months for work. Is it possible/relatively safe/advisable to commute on bike from the burbs to downtown by the river? I am looking at Bartlett specifically. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emptgrave View Post
    Anybody riding the Crybaby and 3-State?
    See this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doghouse View Post
    Hi Stephen.

    I'm in Sango. Where in Clarksville are you?
    I'm in north clarksville, montgomery county. near 41a

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    hello, I've been lurking for a while and just spotted this role call I live in Clarksville, Tennessee. Right now all I have is my old beater, but I'm going to be purchasing a trek 7.3fx here in about a month or so. I pretty much just ride all over town, trying to get in shape and not use my car.

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    Welcome sadde_sister!

    Now there are at least 3 of us here from "Tennessee's Top Spot."

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    Quote Originally Posted by EzCruiser View Post
    I'm in north clarksville, montgomery county. near 41a
    Cool.

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