Friday, October 16, 2009

Natchez Trace Tour: Waiting to start vacation

It is 4:30 and I am waiting for my doc to give me the charges for the last two patients of the day so I can start my vacation!

Had a really good ride last weekend (New Orleans 150 mi) and I am really looking forward to this week riding the Natchez Trace - 900 miles in 8 days. It has rained almost every day this month and it looks like we may have dry weather to start the ride. It will be in the low 40s and high 50s tomorrow and if we are lucky we will have a 20 mile tailwind. I was going to pack light - two jerseys and two pair of short with arm and leg warmers - now I have one wool underlayer, one synthetic underlayer, two pairs of tights, two long sleeve jerseys, a vest, a jacket...

Our itinerary is as follows:

Sat 17 - Ridgeland to Natchez - 114 mi
Sun 18 - Natchez to Ridgeland - 103 mi
Mon 19 - Ridgeland to Houston, MS - 135 mi
Tue 20 - Houston to Tuscumbia, AL - 112 mi
Wed 21- Tuscumbia to Nashville, TN - 150 mi
Thu 22 - Nashville to Collinwood, TN - 106 mi
Fri 23 - Collinwood to Houston, MS - 138 mi
Sat 24 - Houston to Ridgeland - 135 mi

With my drive day, I am hoping to have right at 900 miles. The total mileage if I did not have to drive would be 993 miles.

Pat, Steve, Dennis and I will be riding all 8 days. Doug "eetmochicken" Morgan will be riding with us on Saturday. Alan will be joining us on Monday and John will be joining us in Nashville. This is going to be one heck of a ride.

Stay tuned to read about the adventures!

1 comment:

randy said...


Have a great trip. Post some pictures of your trip and the B&Bs that you guys are staying at along the way. Your group is the first group of cyclists that I have helped with B&B reservations that has biked up the Trace and then back down the Trace!

Randy at