Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NE Tx
Bikes: Tour Easy, Linear USS, Lightening Thunderbolt, custom DF, Raleigh hybrid, Felt time trial
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You sound like a strong, well conditioned, experienced cyclist who can handle the high daily mileage, seeing as this is basically a sagged ride. There probably won't be any big climbs on the route. Biggest problem will likely be the heat and humidity you'll experience in July. Staying hydrated and eating enough to fuel all that pedaling will be a challenge. If you're not very careful, could be a show stopper.
Seems like a hub generator should easily charge your gadgets, but I've never heard of a system designed for that. I'm sure there are technical reasons they aren't common. Some use solar chargers, with varying degrees of success. I just plug my stuff into an outlet in the campground, the restaurant, or buy new batteries.
If you don't get any specific advice about routing to Memphis, just use the Google walking option and ride it. Will keep you off limited access highways. If interested in elevation profiles, use www.bikely.com
The bicycle is one of the great inventions of mankind. Delights children, challenges young men to feats of daring, and turns old men into boys again.--Me