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Russ Townsend

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  • Wings Across Tennessee Raises Funds for Children's Hospital Published 12/03/2009 at 3:57 p.m.

    Last month, The Goldwing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) of Tennessee came through Knoxville on their annual trip across the state to deliver their donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

  • Dodging Trees in Bybee for the Volunteer Hare Scrambles Published 12/02/2009 at 10:06 a.m.

    On Nov. 8, 150 dirt bike racers from around the Southeast gathered in beautiful Bybee, Tenn. for the Volunteer Hare Scrambles, round four of the 14-round SETRA Hare Scramble series. In case you are wondering, Bybee is the community located ...

  • 2010 Can-Am Spyder RT: Three-Wheeled Technological Showcase Published 12/02/2009 at 10:01 a.m.

    I rode the Can-Am Spyder when it was first introduced almost two years ago, and one of the thoughts that crossed my mind was that this would be a good platform for a touring machine. Evidently I wasn’t the only ...

  • Riding 'Round Chilhowee Mountain in East Tennessee Published 12/02/2009 at 9:41 a.m.

    If you’ve ever traveled through Seymour on Chapman Highway you’ve seen the main destination for this ride, the top of Chilhowee Mountain. Commonly referred to as Bluff Mountain, this is the big mountain you are looking at when you sit ...

  • The Dragon’s Eyes: Photographers of Highway 129 Published 10/22/2009 at 10:43 a.m. 1 Comment

    If you’ve been across Highway 129 to Deals Gap during daylight hours, you have seen these people before. They sit or stand on the side of the road, cameras glued to their faces, and they make you feel like Nicky ...

  • Admiring the Blue Ridge Parkway Published 10/22/2009 at 10:32 a.m.

    The bike I just picked up, a used Ducati Multistrada, is designed for rides like this—a little bit of everything, but with lots of curves. I figured by the end of this day I would definitely be in tune with ...

  • 12th Annual Fall Trail Ride Published 09/22/2009 at 5:57 p.m.

    Southern Woods Riders will be hosting the 12th Annual Fall Trail Ride at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch Oct. 16, 17, and 18.

  • “Wings Across Tennessee” Flying into Knoxville Published 08/27/2009 at 10:47 a.m.

    On October 2, the 14th Annual “Wings Across Tennessee” ride will be coming through Knoxville, and anyone and everyone is invited to participate. This ride starts in Bristol, Tenn., and will head across the state, picking up other riders as ...

  • 37th Annual BMW International Rally: Have Tent, Will Travel Published 08/27/2009 at 10:46 a.m.

    very year for the past 37 years, the BMW Motorcycle Owners Association (BMW MOA) has held its international rally at a great motorcycle destination—and this year it was in our own backyard. Johnson City was picked for this year’s rally ...

  • Let’s Help Save Our Off-Road Riding Trails Published 08/27/2009 at 10:36 a.m.

    In this column I try to look at the positive side and talk about all of the great off-road riding opportunities we still have in East Tennessee. I try not to dwell on what has been lost over the years. ...

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