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"Bikepacking" Cycling/Camping Adventure - Natchez to Nashville - Week Long Trip
• What we'll do Check one off of your bucket list - a semi-epic weeklong tour of the entire Natchez Trace - from a start at the Mississippi River, to the finish in Nashville. We will travel to Natchez and stay overnight at a B & B there on Saturday, and head out on the Trace Sunday morning. For the ride down I have room for myself and the next 3 cyclists, plus bikes and gear. After the first 4 of us, you will have to arrange for your own transportation down there (a private livery service is available from Natchez). Total distance for the week is about 440 miles. Riding from south to north we should enjoy tail winds, and be riding the flattest part of the tour at the beginning, so that we can get used to the road by the time we reach hillier sections approaching Nashville. Our daily average will be 55 miles. (This adventure is gonna be fun, not too grueling.) True slow riders will enjoy the sights, the sites, exploration, photography, even some hand line fishing. There is nothing quite like the satisfaction of carrying all of your needs for a tour, including all camping gear and food for the trip. We will share some of the gear and cooking as is most efficient. I do have some spare camping stuff, and even a spare 22-1/2" bike, equipped with panniers etc., to loan. Comprehensive plans are drawn up, and detailed packing and gear checklists as well, there is too much to post here. Please contact me anytime with your questions or concerns. Make some room in your schedule, and let's plan to have one of the great times of your life!!!

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