Time to brush the dust off the Moto Guzzi, find some curvy back roads and enjoy the ride! First decision was where to eat, and then the second decision was find the curvy back roads with little to know traffic that will eventually get me to my destination. Every time I have stopped for photos I was all alone and could take my time.
I hadn't been in Pritchard's Distillery in about 18 months so I decided to stop in and see if they had anything new.
This building is an old schoolhouse that they repurposed for the offices, bottling, and retail area. There is a separate metal building that houses the still and warehouse for the aging.
The person on duty must have been leading a tour so I was all alone with all those bottles. Even if I were tempted I figured they probably had cameras about. They give free tastings so no big deal. I do recall them telling me something about one of the few places that distills rum that is not on an island, thus the sign above the bottles.
When I left out of Pritchard's I noticed some new pavement so instead of turning where I normally do I decided to follow the fresh pavement. Well, as I came over a rise the yellow lines ran out. At first I thought it was a chip and seal road, but no it is gravel. As you can see from my tires I rode onto it before getting slowed down enough to turn around.
Here is a photo from where I came from. Time to backtrack a little.
Another nice surprise was that the road I should have taken was also recently repaved and very enjoyable to ride on the Guzzi.
If relevant, I take a photo of where I am going and where I came from when stopped. A nice combination of curves.
The name of the road I ended up on is called Crystal Ridge Road. This was the only place along the ridge where the trees were cleared for a nice view of the valley where Jack Daniels Distillery is located. If you zoom in you might make out some of the barrel storage barns used for aging.
Almost at my food stop and definitely worked up an appetite running the curves!