Seeking A Bicycle Warrior's Death, Part II: The Great Rivers South - CycleBlaze

Seeking A Bicycle Warrior's Death, Part II: The Great Rivers South

A Slow Roll Through the Underbelly of America

By George Hall
1,487 miles (2,393 km) over 32 days between Sep. 21, 2022 and Oct. 22, 2022

Part II is Happening; Old Guy Ain't Done Yet

A Note To You Readers heart 4
The Great Rivers South Route heart 7
About That Title heart 7
Background & Introduction heart 14
How It Came To Be, & Why Do This Ride? heart 6
Cultural Considerations; Rolling Through Dixie Land heart 6
Day 0 - Travel to the Start heart 7

Louisiana

Day 0.5 - New Orleans Airport to Downtown & Return heart 11
Day 1 - New Orleans (airport Holiday Inn Express) to Sorrento, LA (Cajun Village Cottages) heart 10
Day 2 - Sorrento, LA (Cajun Village Cottages) to Baker, LA (Executive Inn) heart 19
Day 3 - Baker, LA (Executive Inn) to Jackson, LA (Centenary Inn B&B) heart 19

Mississippi

Day 4 - Jackson, LA (Centenary Inn B&B) to Natchez, MS (Days Inn) heart 17
Day 5 - A Necessary Rest Day in Natchez, MS heart 9
Day 6 - Natchez, MS (Day's Inn) to Port Gibson (Isabella B&B) heart 18
Day 7 - Port Gibson (Isabella B&B) to Ridgeland, MS (Hampton Inn) heart 21
Day 8 - Ridgeland, MS (Hampton Inn) to Kusciusko, MS (Super 8) heart 20
Day 9 - Kosciusko, MS (Super 8) to Mathiston, MS (Mathiston Motel) heart 22
Day 10 - Mathiston, MS (Mathiston Motel) to Tupelo, MS (Quality Inn) heart 12
Day 11 - Tupelo, MS (Quality Inn) to Belmont, MS (Sparks B&B) heart 11

Alabama

Day 12 - Belmont, MS (Sparks B&B) to Collinwood, TN (Fire Dept Bldg) heart 55

Tennessee

Day 13 - Collinwood, TN (Fire Dept Building) to Lyles, TN (AirBnB) heart 24
Day 14 - Lyles, TN (AirBnB) to Waverly, TN (Imperial Lodge) heart 13
Day 15 - Rest Day in Waverly, TN heart 9
Day 16 - Waverly, TN (Imperial Lodge) to Dover, TN (Dover Inn) heart 31

Kentucky

Day 17 - Dover, TN (Dover Inn) to Grand Rivers, KY (Motel 6) heart 24
Day 18 - Grand Rivers, KY (Motel 6) to Marion, KY (Methodist Church Cyclist Hostel)) heart 38

Illinois

Day 19 - Marion, KY (Methodist Church Cyclist Hostel) to Golconda, IL (Unity Lodge) heart 43
Day 20 - Golconda, IL (Unity Lodge) to Ullin, IL (Amer. Best Value Inn) heart 43
Day 21 - Ullin, IL (Amer. Best Value Inn) to Cape Girardeau, MO (H.I. Express) heart 55

Missouri

Day 22 - Cape Girardeau, MO (Holiday Inn Express) to Marquand, MO (Belmont Inn B&B) heart 37
Day 23 - Marquand, MO (Belmont B&B) to Farmington, MO (Al's Place Cyclist Hostel) heart 26
Day 24 - Rest Day in Farmington, MO (Al's Place Cyclist Hostel) heart 22
Day 25 - Farmington, MO (Al's Place Cyclist Hostel) to Sullivan, MO (Comfort Inn) heart 36
Day 26 - Sullivan, MO (Comfort Inn) to Wright City, MO (Super 7 Inn) heart 24
Day 27 - Wright City, MO (Super 7 Inn) to Louisiana, MO (River's Edge Motel) heart 23

Illinois deja vu

Day 28 - Louisiana, MO (River's Edge Motel) to Quincy, IL (Microtel Hotel) heart 45
Day 29 - Quincy, IL (Microtel) to Nauvoo, IL (Nauvoo Log Cabins) heart 21

Iowa

Day 30 - Nauvoo, IL (Nauvoo Log Cabins) to Wapello, IA (Wapello Hotel) heart 28
Day 31 - Wapello, IA (Wapello Hotel) to Muscatine, IA (Great Rivers South Finish!) heart 52

Epilogue

My Thoughts and Analysis Regarding This Route heart 6
Suggestions and Lessons Learned heart 2
Will There Be A Part III In This Series? heart 5