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  • When I cycled coast to coast in ’08, my group took the southern route and were riding through the deep south states during July and early August. You are very wise to skip the heat, humidity and gnats, although northern Alabama and Georgia are very beautiful.

    The Natchez Trace will be worth it. We were only on it for a day, and it was one of the most enjoyable riding experiences of our 11-state tour.

    I have been to Shreveport several times for work and personally despise it for the smell of gas and oil, the lack of interesting things to do and the huge emphasis on gambling. I am yearning for a more positive perspective and look forward to seeing what you find.

    Safe travels!

    May 11, 2010
  • Glad to hear you enjoyed Texas; sorry I didn’t get to meet you while you were at Ashley & Frank’s. I can see you wanting to head north pretty quickly. Kentucky has some lovely landscape, not to mention whiskey. Good luck and happy travels.

    May 11, 2010
  • Louise Koenig Morris

    Check out The Blue Ridge Parkway. It begins in The “Great Somkey Mountains” at the Tenn/NC boarder and ends at the Skyline Drive in Virginia. Southern part has more elevation than the northern part (as do the mountains!). It is a road dedicated to taking the slower, more scenic route. Taking the entier way would be more isolating than you want, but check out a section.

    May 11, 2010
  • I think you guys are awesome, regardless of the route you take. I will be moving to Fort Walton Beach, Florida in September, and thought it would be cool to meet up with you down there. I was assuming you would continue through the south. I agree about getting out of the heat. We are going to be in for a world of hurt when we move down there. It will be getting cool up here in Wichita, and still warm/hot in Florida. If you are planning on hitting up Tennessee, have you thought about heading to North Carolina. I was stationed there for 5 years, such a beautiful state. Regardless of where you guys head, I will be on the edge of my seat, keeping tabs. Can’t wait to hear more. Be safe, and Tight Lines, Russ!!

    May 12, 2010
  • Hey! What you have in store sounds like so much fun. Sounds like some awesome experiences coming up. I’ve not been to that area so I don’t know what to recommend, but I am sure you will continue to find tons of generous people to share stories with and lots of good food and fun!

    May 13, 2010
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    May 14, 2010
  • Zman

    Go North on the Natchez Trace, that will take you very close to Nashville, then head to the Smokies, and onto the Blue Ridge Parkway. At its’ northern terminus your only a short distance from D.C. The heat in the East is a humid heat and kicks the shit out of the best of us, so moving gradually in a northerly direction is a good idea.
    From there you can head West or go up into beautiful PA, NY state, MA, VT, NH and finally Maine.
    At that point take the train back home-you’ve earned it!!!

    May 22, 2010

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