Wow! What an awesome thread!!!
Being from Memphis, living in Memphis and having kids that have got me tied to Memphis for at least another 9 years... it's great to see all the places that are attainable from here.
I still get a big smile from seeing pictures online of places that I drive past everyday. Namely, that map of your Fayette Co loop. I might have to give that a go very soon! There is a guy I run with (literally, run.. like, on foot for fun), who invited me to go over to Mountain Home, AR this year with his group.
And in case you didn't hear, that rooster from the General Store in Millington died a few months ago.
If you ever pass some goober on a blue Ninja 250r (or hopefully a red white blue VFR soon), give a wave.
Usually around Sam Cooper Blvd or downtown/Midtown.