An awesome story! Thanks for sharing. A great area to ride indeed.
I have an online friend who lives in Friendsville who is an avid bicycle rider. His name is Steve Perry. He also sells and repairs violins, mandolins, and guitars. His business is called Gypsy Jazz Guitars.
BTW Steve, you and the wife should come back over to Maggie for the Redneck Rally. Usually on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. It's at the Applecover Motel, owned by a VR member, Derrick and his wife Amy. It's just up the street from the pancake house where you had breakfast.
It's a great time and maybe you could play a few tunes along with PopCycle.
Some of the folks who come, are from around your area too.