This week the Team Moose journey to Paris ended unceremoniously along the Natchez Trace. This was my last chance at qualifying for the PBP. The bottom line is I just didn’t get it done. I finished the 400K over the time limit. There is no need for a pity party. Team Moose is already scheming for the future.
On another subject, words such as awesome, unbelievable and such are often times over used but here’s one place you can use them and not be exaggerating.
The Natchez Trace is truly a world class venue for bicycle touring. It is an exemplary example of how the automobile and cyclists can blend together. Four hundred forty-two miles without a single stop sign or red light. Commercial vehicles are banned while the vehicle speed limits are between 45-50 mph. Maintained restrooms with potable water line the route almost every 15-20 miles. I can go on but there are plenty of resources that can give you the scoop. Google “Natchez Trace” and you’ll get the idea. A route every serious cyclist should travel.