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Cycling / 27.04.2014

This was a 3 day ride from the Nashville end of the Natchez Parkway to milepost 368 and return. I carried my sleeping bag, tarp tent, food, and supplies in my panniers and dry sack bungee attached to my bike rack. Day 1, April 25th, 2014 - "A long ride without much rest" From Kroger near Nashville end of Natchez Parkway to Meriwether Lewis Campground - 63 miles I was on business in Brentwood, TN for the week so I made plans to bring my bicycle and to camp/ride as far...

Cycling / 04.06.2011

Last night's camping spot was undoubtedly the best of the trip. The combination of the creek and 4200 foot elevation kept it cool. It had access by trail: no pushing through undergrowth like many others. The whole issue of finding a suitable and level campsite where I would not be disturbed has been a continuing issue on this trip. Although many people bicycle tour the Parkway, rustic camping provisions are non-existent. Compare campsites on the Silver Comet Trail and the Appalachian trail. Bike campers are left to fend...

Cycling / 02.06.2011

It was a few feet into the clear and coming down the embankment and moving toward the road. It was tawny and small. It was just a bit larger than a house cat and had a longer tail. It quickly sensed my approaching bike and darted back into the undergrowth. I had seen my first bobcat in the wild. I continued the long climb towed Mt Pisgah. I had woken at 5:30 am and had quickly broken camp. I was riding at 6 am.. Since it wasn't fully light...

Cycling / 02.06.2011

It was a few feet into the clear and coming down the embankment and moving toward the road. It was tawny and small. It was just a bit larger than a house cat and had a longer tail. It quickly sensed my approaching bike and darted back into the undergrowth. I had seen my first bobcat in the wild. I continued the long climb towed Mt Pisgah. I had woken at 5:30 am and had quickly broken camp. I was riding at 6 am.. Since it wasn't fully light...