Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    S. Pa, but I ride from NC to NY
    Posts
    10
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Natchez Trace Parkway????

    Thanks to all who replied giving me tips on the Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway. Keep them coming. They are both sounding better all the time. Now who can give me info and tips about the Natchez Trace Parkway? And how does it compare with the above roads? Thanks again.

  2. #2
    sch
    sch is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Birmingham. AL
    Posts
    2,591
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Natchez Trace is a piece of cake by comparison. Scenery blander but still very attractive. Houses are an infrequent sight, no billboards or any adverts on the trace. It is somewhat rural but access on/off is frequent and towns or crossroads never very far. Elevation changes typically 50 -200' range, occasionally hills a mile or so long but grade rarely if ever above 5%. Road surface very good, traffic much less than SD, maybe comparable to some sections of BRP. Most of my time has been on the Tenn
    section, can't speak for the Ms portion though the general design is the same.
    Didn't notice any Hawgs on the Trace last summer during an August century. Steve

  3. #3
    Senior Member trmcgeehan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Somerset, KY -- near Lake Cumberland
    My Bikes
    1980 Univega; 1985 Ross; 1994 Trek 1400 -- all road bikes
    Posts
    757
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've talked to some people who have ridden the Trace, and they've told me the asphalt road surface is rather rough, with gravel mixed in with the asphalt making a rough ride.
    "I am a true laborer. I earn that I eat, get that I wear, owe no man hate, envy no man's happiness, glad of other men's good, content with my harm." As You Like It, Act 3, Scene 2. Shakespeare.
    "Deep down, I'm pretty superficial." Ava Gardner.

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    S. Pa, but I ride from NC to NY
    Posts
    10
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    How far out of Nashville to the "trace"? Easy ride to get to it? By easy, I mean rural roads........light traffic. And how long is the NT Parkway?

  5. #5
    sch
    sch is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Birmingham. AL
    Posts
    2,591
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Google on Natchez trace parkway gets the site and info. Length is 444mi per
    the site. The Tn part I rode last yr was well paved and a pleasure to ride on.
    As I said, never did the Ms part and evidently some is not so good. Tn end is
    roughly 40-50mi SSE of Nashville. Lots of rural roads but finding a map with these on them in adequate detail is problematic. The CD based systems would have it but I have found the naming system on the CD doesn't always correlate. Don't have my maps available. There is a state park at the northern terminus. Steve

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •