Day 3, Dickson, TN

0Apr 12, 2018 Thu0Motorcycle
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Apr 12, 2018 Thu 8:39 AM EDT Alt: 1111
Miles:407
Start Point:West Liberty, KY
Start Weather: At 6:00 AM the temperature was 52.0° with 50% humidity. The conditions were clear with a windspeed of 5.8 miles per hour.
End Point:Dickson, TN
End Weather: At 6:00 PM the temperature was 75.2° with 27% humidity. The conditions were clear with a windspeed of 13.8 miles per hour and windgusts of 20.7 miles per hour.


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  1. Swamp Valley
  2. Broke Leg Falls
  3. Nada Tunnel in Red River Gorge
  4. Sky Bridge in the Red River Gorge
  5. Elevation Changes During the Day
  6. Track Log for Today
  7. Other Blogs About This Trip



Swamp Valley



My Mom spoiled me with some good home cooking. I had a great visit with the folks and got on the road about 7:00AM.

I was riding through Menifee County when a sign caught my attention. I had all day to get to Dickson TN so I made a U turn and went back to check it out. While taking some photos a fellow parked across the road and approached me. I yelled “Howdy” and struck up a conversation.

He is one of 10 siblings and his mother owns the place. She does not open the doors much after their Dad died but his brother opens one of the buildings from time to time. It is mostly the “ole home place” where the family gathers from time to time. His name was Benny and I asked him if I could take his photo.

In my neck of the woods it is common for folks to repond to a photo request with “I might break your camera.”

I assured Benny that I had photographed people uglier than him and my camera was still intact so he agreed to let me take his photo.

Benny left for work and I took a few more photos. Then his brother showed up. His name was Gary and we chatted for a bit and talked motorcycles. In his younger days he had a Honda 400 that he rode along the ridges.

I asked if I could take his photo and he reponded with the same “I might break your camera.” I replied that I had just taken a photo of his brother and Benny was uglier than him so I think we are good. He agreed.

Benny and Gary, if you see this, I enjoyed meeting you and talking for a spell.

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Broke Leg Falls



Apr 12, 2018 Thu 8:19 AM EDT Alt: 966
Apr 12, 2018 Thu 8:25 AM EDT Alt: 933


Nada Tunnel in Red River Gorge



Apr 12, 2018 Thu 9:15 AM EDT Alt: 1216
Apr 12, 2018 Thu 9:18 AM EDT Alt: 1238


Sky Bridge in the Red River Gorge



Check out the 360 photo.
Apr 12, 2018 Thu 10:11 AM EDT Alt: 1044
Apr 12, 2018 Thu 10:15 AM EDT Alt: 1088


Elevation Changes During the Day



The day started at 843 feet and ended at 869 feet. The highest altitude was 1,275 feet and the lowest altitude was 436 feet.



Track Log for Today




You may be interested in the next article, Day 4, Dickson TN to Conway AR.

The previous article is Day 2 NC to my Folks.

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