Day 38: Honkey-tonk Riding

Hohenwald TN to Nashville, 60 miles.

Today’s ride was awesome.  One of our portion riders suggested we take a different route, using Natchez Trace Trail.  I love him for it.  Today’s ride was easily Top 3 on our trip and was absolutely stunning.  The pavement was awesome.  The terrain was rolling with some longer climbs.  There were a lot of fancy pull-offs with waterfalls, scenic vistas, etc..

Top of a fantastic climb

Pull of the trip, with Josh hammering at 26 mph

Time for a bath

We were passed by a total of 3 cars.  We saw around 100 bikers.  When you see 10x more cyclists than cars, you know you’re on a excellent road.  Today was no different, and I kind of wished we did 400 miles on this road coming up from Mississippi.

Chain grease brothers

Dear Natchez Trace, please don't stop

Nashville was fantastic, even with the flood damage.  A few of us rented a hotel room for beds and no rules.  After recharging with a nap, we went downtown for a BBQ dinner and to enjoy live music.  I absolutely love country music, and Nashville is a fantastic town.  Each and every bar had spectacular live music – so we obviously had to close out some of the bars before heading back to our plush hotel beds.

Getting the evening started off right

Mingling with the locals

More mingling with the locals...

Taking a quick break from our honkey-tonk breakdown

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