Day 8 - Belmont, MS to Hohenwald, TN - Two Far 2020 - NTF (Not Two Far) - CycleBlaze

June 7, 2020

Day 8 - Belmont, MS to Hohenwald, TN

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Another day, two more states.  This was the longest segment of our trip (92 miles), the temperature  matched the mileage, we had a headwind most of the day and traffic was heavier than we had previously seen. However, it was still an enjoyable ride, but by the end of the day I was tired.

We had lunch at a Mexican Restaurant in Collinwood, where it was John's turn to eat too much.  After his post yesterday about me, I could only laugh and had no sympathy for him as we rode the last 30 miles to our cabin.  I actually felt great after sharing a taco salad with Jeanna, but boy I was tempted to have the chili rellenos.

Somewhere along the way, and I'm not sure where, the nature of the forests has changed.  Throughout most of Mississippi the forests were pine with a scattering of hardwood.  By the end of the day today, the forests were all hardwoods.  The change must have to do with the elevation, because it certainly isn't any cooler.

We reached our cabin in Hohenwald well after 6 PM.  Jeanna & John prepared a spaghetti dinner around 9 PM because John was not hungry until them.  

We had no internet service which is why this post is late.

If it weren't for the sign, we wouldn't know we were in a different state. The scenery was the same.
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There were a few areas of farmland
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The Tennessee River. It was several miles before we actually reached TN.
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Based on the slant that a lot of the interpretive signs had, I'm surprised they didn't say this was the "Highway to Happiness"
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Trees forming the state line. Does AL trim the left side and TN the right??
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100 to go
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Meet Brian, an English teacher touring for the summer. He plans to ride to Alaska
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View of the old trace
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The Glenwood Branch Picnic area - filled to capacity with a family reunion.
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Restrooms at Glenwood Branch. A bad combination!
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More farmland
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Interpretive signs of the day:

Milepost 308
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Milepost 308 - Cave Spring
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Milepost 308 - Cave Spring
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Milepost 309
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Mile post 309 - Bear Creek Mound
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Milepost 327
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Milepost 327 - Colbert's Stand
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Milepost 327 - Colbert's Stand
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Milepost 327 - Colbert's Stand
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Milepost 327 - Colbert's Stand
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Milepost 341
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Milepost 350
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Milepost 353
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Milepost 363
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Milepost 367
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Milepost 376 - Old Trace Drive
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Milepost 376 - Old Trace Drive
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Milepost 376 - Old Trace Drive
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Milepost 376 - Old Trace Drive
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Today's ride: 92 miles (148 km)
Total: 431 miles (694 km)

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Lou Harminyou fine people are riding and I am at home reading. And I am jealous.

Lou Harmin
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