Looks like we're gonna move to Wiggins. Have a contract on a home there.
We did some driving around on many of the back roads. They look pretty inviting!
Not flat and straight like here in Florida. I'm going to have to learn to like hills!
Also, US49 and SR67, tho major arteries, have wide shoulders and "Bicycles Share The Road" signs.
SR15 may also be another possibility. I have to check it out.
I will probably stay off SR26 as much as possible; intermittent heavy traffic and log trucks,
but little to no shoulder. I will have to ride it for 200yd or so, but will try to find a time of
day to do that safely.
Southern Mississippi drivers are in for a sight !!
If you move to Wiggins please don't ride on 49. I would hate to read about it. Lots of riders south of you in Hattiesburg. You also have the Long Leaf Trace in Hattiesburg. Its a rails to trails that is ridden by a lot of people everyday. Very good shops in Hattiesburg(Drew) and Jackson(Bike Rack) There are century rides in Jackson and Hattiesburg.
We will be 35 miles south of Hattiesburg.
Gulfport/Biloxi is south of Wigigns.
49 actually has the sighs indicating that bicycles share the road with autos. I know that is pretty meaningless,tho.
Loads of back roads around. I hope they are safe....
I meant north of you in Jackson. I'm a USM grad from 30 years ago. We had a very good training group back then. Some of the "hammers" from back in the day are still in Hattiesburg. Go to Drews shop in Hattiesburg. I think he is calling it Hattiesburg Cycle Center. Plenty of really good road and mountain bikers in your area. Your close enough to N.O. to do their rides. We used to spend all our spare money in college racing in N.O.
There are a whole passel of back roads in Stone County. I will just have to ride them all and decide which ones I like most.
I have been riding straight and flat roads for so long;
I am in for a real shock with the roads in Mississippi: nothing straight; nothing flat.
And I'm the one who said it was time for a change...........