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Old 12-11-2012, 12:11 PM   #1
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Laugh Mississippi Hill Country Dec 2012

I decided that 10 degrees warmer in Mississippi makes it a great place for Dec or Feb rides. I took a stop in the Natchez Trace State Park in west central TN to break up the long drive from Indiana to MS.

Sam designed the Mississippi Hill Country route as one 10 hour day from Batesville, MS to Gluckstadt, MS and a one day back. I chose to camp 2 nights at the Holmes County State Park. So I completed the ride in 3 days, about 205 miles first day, 145 second day and 160 third day.

Most of the route is dirt/gravel roads, maybe 20% paved backroads. There is one section that is not obvious where the road leads, so I was definately off road several times trying to find the right track . Then there was the wrong turn that also lead to some nice off road, although the GPS said it was a road.

I can recommend the trip, the routes Sam provides are accurate and fun to ride. I've posted two versions of the ride report to youtube, a 4 1/2 minute and an 11 minute version:

long version http://youtu.be/25bRjFOk0MY
short version http://youtu.be/ngHIsPx_Qzg
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:33 PM   #2
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I enjoyed the short youtube version, especially at 2:19 when you go horizontal in the mud. The hill country is not what most people imagine when they think of Mississippi.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:12 AM   #3
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Wink looking good

Video looked great!! A fellow adver was wanting to go up to do the hills trail and I had not heard much about it. I really enjoyed the quality video, and you handled that fall gracefully. I usually have had a few more choice words when I fall. Good Luck on more adventures.
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