I heading down to Jackson, MS in a couple of weeks and thought it would be a good opportunity to get some miles in on the Natchez trace. I'm having the wife drop me off in Tupelo and then I'm going to head south on the Trace to Jackson. I've never ridden > 60mi on the bike before, so I'm not too sure what to take.
I'm planning on trying to find a motel somewhere around Kosizesco(sp?) , so I won't have to worry about camping. My bike has threads for attaching a bike rack, but I don't own one or any type of bag. I checked the 15 day forecast and it looks like highs in the mid 70's with a chance of rain on the second day. I don't mind spending say a couple hundred $$ on gear if its something that I can use on future trips.
I'd like some help putting together a shopping / packing list.