Natchez Trace... anybody familiar with this?? - Sportbike Forum: Sportbike Motorcycle Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
r3yrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Anniston, AL 36207
Posts: 265
Natchez Trace... anybody familiar with this??

Hello everyone!!!

Its been a while since I've visited this site. Been pretty busy lately.

Anyhow. After working countless 12 hour shifts and doubles back to back to back. I'm finally gonna get time off. A friend of mine suggested riding through Natchez Trace National park. I dont know much about it so I looked it up.

see for your self

I decided to go ahead with this ride. I plan on going to Natchez, MS through AL, then end up in TN. I estimate this to be an 800+ mile ride. This would be my first cross country trip.

Any advices??? tips???

Also, is anybody familiar with this place?? any special stops I should make?

The 5+ months I've had my f4, I 've put in 14k miles on it, even through winter. I've got new tires and just got the bike tuned up, and I'm probbly gonna get a new set of chain & sprockets. Anything else I should do? or bring? in preparation for the ride?

btw. its good to be back here!

Hot girls are like turbos: a little edgy, every guy wants one, most guys cant handle them and if you throw a little alcohol in the mix... THEY'LL ROCK YOUR WORLD
r3yrey is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
r3yrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Anniston, AL 36207
Posts: 265
oh by the way. I've got 2 weeks to prepare before the ride.

Hot girls are like turbos: a little edgy, every guy wants one, most guys cant handle them and if you throw a little alcohol in the mix... THEY'LL ROCK YOUR WORLD
r3yrey is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-28-2008, 03:45 AM
Strength and Honor
 
kanwisch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Central IN
Posts: 6,144
The only suggestion I have is to bring along a camera to show-off to us the scenery

SportbikeWorld Supermoderator

Dragging knee is for the track, and dragging tail is for the lot. --Kane Friesen

When you're in a car, you're watching a movie; when you're on a bike, you're in the movie. --Robert Pirsig

Identity theft is not Fun
kanwisch is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-28-2008, 04:04 AM
Lifetime Premium
 
snakesht's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Springfield, OH
Posts: 3,449
Send a message via AIM to snakesht
I was never much on cross-country trips on a sportbike. I'd rather trailer it there and back but I'm just funny like that. And seeing as how I don't have a trailer ATM, that would explain my lack of travel lol.

Anyways, it looks like it should be a nice trip, and +1 to showing off some pics.

"The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets."
-Will Rogers
snakesht is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-28-2008, 07:02 AM
Registered User
 
Nashcbrguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 39
I am in Nashville where the Trace starts or ends, depends how you look at it I guess. We have a nice section about 15 miles long that has some very nice sweepers that we run here. Only thing I can say it to be careful and watch out for the cops on the Trace. They are not just you average local Joe Blow law enforcement. The Trace is a Federally protected park. Thus has it's own Federal Park Rangers. They patrol the park all the time as they do not have much else better to do, except watch the wildlife. So speeding in a federal park is a pretty hefty fine, depending on speed from $200 to $500. If you run it's jail time in a federal facility and confiscation of your bike.

Most of the Trace has a speed limit of 50 MPH so be careful.

Ride it like you stole it, and keep the rubber side down.
Flapper Mod
Stock Exhaust Mod
Front Flush Mounts
Integrated Tail Light
Custom Undertail
Xenon Blue Headlights
Titax Gold Shorts Levers
BTW: Her Name is Nicole

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Nashcbrguy is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-28-2008, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
r3yrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Anniston, AL 36207
Posts: 265
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nashcbrguy View Post
I am in Nashville where the Trace starts or ends, depends how you look at it I guess. We have a nice section about 15 miles long that has some very nice sweepers that we run here. Only thing I can say it to be careful and watch out for the cops on the Trace. They are not just you average local Joe Blow law enforcement. The Trace is a Federally protected park. Thus has it's own Federal Park Rangers. They patrol the park all the time as they do not have much else better to do, except watch the wildlife. So speeding in a federal park is a pretty hefty fine, depending on speed from $200 to $500. If you run it's jail time in a federal facility and confiscation of your bike.

Most of the Trace has a speed limit of 50 MPH so be careful.
I've been warned about this already. I dont plan on dragging knee or anything, just to ride.

As far as cross country trip on a SB, my f4 is a little bit more forgiving. Seat position is not as aggressive as a supersport, therefore much more comfy at long ride.... but I can still do 150mph if I choose to do so

And yeah, I have a camera with me. As a matter of fact, I have a digital cam, & 2 video camera. I'm gonna try to get a hold of an SLR cam but I'm thinking a digital cam would do. I already have a tank mount for one of my video cam and the other one I could attach to my helmet or anywhere else I want too, so hopefully I'll get good footages and pics.

Hot girls are like turbos: a little edgy, every guy wants one, most guys cant handle them and if you throw a little alcohol in the mix... THEY'LL ROCK YOUR WORLD
r3yrey is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-31-2008, 06:38 PM
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 33
I live in North MS and the Natchez Trace is boring. I've never ridden a motorcycle on it before, but riding in the car is dead boring. There are nothing but trees the entire way.
sergio15 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Sportbike Forum: Sportbike Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome