Cumberland Gap (Honda Hoot - June 23, 2005)
On Thursday we headed to Cumberland Gap, TN. Cumberland Gap is right on the border between Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia. From Pinnacle Lookout you can see all 3 states. The sponsored ride provided directions and a map to and from the town and a nice lunch once we got there. Great BBQ!
On the ride back to Knoxville there was in incident involving a couple of riders from Ohio. Entering a uphill corner the rider in front of us hit a rock in the road and blew the front tire and went down. After stopping traffic and contacting 911, the police and paramedics arrived to provide aid to the rider. A broken ankle, broken finger, and dislocated knee were the worst injuries along with a few small cuts and scrapes. She will live to ride another day and was very lucky indeed.
|The Cumberland Gap post office|
|Some of the bikes lining the street.|
|One of the few stores in town where we bought the last bottle of sun screen. Ouch!|
|The corner restaurant.|
|The mountain overlooking the town. This spot is actually in Virginia.|
|To get to Pinnacle Overlook, we actually had to travel across the border from Tennessee into Kentucky and weave our way up the mountain. At the top we took a foot path to the lookout. Along that path we crossed into Virginia.|
|This is a view of Cumberland Gap from the lookout in Virginia. Pretty cool!|
|Zoomed in from 2440 feet above, you can see the Grey van that took us to the top of the lookout picking up more people.|
|A view back into Tennessee.|
|A view back into Kentucky.|
|One of the many odd rocks at the top of the lookout.|
|This one looked as if water had once flowed down from the top of the mountain and cut a path forming this odd looking rock.|
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