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Madison/Ridgeland RTE & Natchez Trace Ride [MS]

Road Runner

SE USA - AAD
Member
Since this event is on the border between the South Central and Southeast areas, thought I would post this it here as well.

When: May 15, 2021 @ 11 am CDT
Where: Mama Hamil's Southern Cookin' and Bar B Que Buffet | 480 Magnolia St. | Madison, MS 39110

We'll meetup at Mama Hamil's Southern Cookin' and Bar B Que Buffet at 11 am (CDT). The restaurant is just a few miles off the Natchez Trace Pkwy. Following lunch we'll take a northern ride for a TBD distance (~40 miles) on the Natchez Trace Parkway.

In the interest of full disclosure, yes, I am related to the restaurant owner. Bob Hamil is my cousin.

This event is already listed in the Events area of our Website. There is no fee involved, but I still ask that you register so we have a head count. Hope to see you there!

-- David (aka, "Road Runner")
 

Road Runner

SE USA - AAD
Member
Event Registration: When registering for this event, you will need to fill-in the No. of Guest(s) field, as it is a required field, not optional. One of our members had problems with registration, because he did not fill-in zero (0). guest(s).

Sorry about this, I did not know as I always add one (1) guest.

Hopefully, our Events Coordinator or IT can change this for us.
 

Just Cliff

Member
Member
I'll most likely ride down for this, I lived in Madison/Ridgeland from 1976 - 92. So I'm familiar with the area & will be do for visit anyway. I will make it a multi day thing, ride down on Friday & overnight at my mom's. Possibly head on north Sat. & find a place to camp or back to my mom's.
 

bone1957

Member
Member
I've got a lot on my plate lately but would just love to tag along. I'll have to wait until we get a little closer to the event to commit. Do you have a "drop dead" time?
 

Road Runner

SE USA - AAD
Member
I've got a lot on my plate lately but would just love to tag along. I'll have to wait until we get a little closer to the event to commit. Do you have a "drop dead" time?
Great to hear you may be joining us, bone1957. I'm going to provide an estimate to the owner (my cuz) soon, and hope to give him a solid headcount (more/less) a week out from our event. You have time ...
 

Road Runner

SE USA - AAD
Member
Reminder this event is coming up soon, on May 15. Mama Hamil's Southern Cookin' and Bar B Que Buffet | 480 Magnolia St. | Madison, MS 39110.

I'm looking forward to great fellowship & eating, followed by a TBD distance ride north on the Natchez Trace Pkwy.
 

ron203

Southeast Area Director
Member
I’m planning on coming, just waiting on a closer weather forecast to see if it’s ride or drive. Definitely will be an overnight event for me.
 

bone1957

Member
Member
I was looking forward to the drive however the War Department (wife) nominated me to help my youngest son move residences..... JOY! Hopefully next time.
 

Road Runner

SE USA - AAD
Member
Reminder re: Event Registration: When registering for this event, you will need to fill-in the No. of Guest(s) field, as it is a required field, not optional. One of our members had problems with registration, because he did not fill-in zero (0). guest(s).

If you have problem registering ... come anyway! :)
 
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Road Runner

SE USA - AAD
Member
Reminder of this Saturday's (May 15) RTE event! Great fellowship, excellent eating and some super riding afterwards on the Natchez Trace Pkwy.

It's not too late to register. Even if you don't/can't register, come join us anyway!
 

Road Runner

SE USA - AAD
Member
Wow, what a beautiful day we had for our RTE in Ridgeland, MS, w/ blue sky and temp hovering around 75 degrees. Bob Chappuis made the ~350 mile roundtrip trek from St. Francisville, LA. Allen Lawless biked ~520 miles roundtrip from Sherwood, RA. David-n-Marina Hamil biked ~690 miles from north AL.

Thank you, Bob and Allen, for joining us at the Mama Hamil's Southern Cookin' and Bar B Que. Following our fellowship time at the restaurant, Marina, Allen and I took off on a northerly trek along the Natchez Trace Pkwy. Allen hung in with us for ~100 miles, before he pealed off around Tupelo, MS, to head toward his home. We didn’t spot much in the way of wildlife along the trace (not this time), but we still very much enjoyed a leisurely ride across the scenic countryside.

We’ll do it again next year! I’m considering making this a 3-day event next time (e.g., Fri night, Sat & Sun. am) w/ camping nearby, rides, etc.

The pic shows just the guys: David, Allen and Bob. Marina was the photographer.
 

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Eupher

Member
Member
For me, this was a warmup for next month's rally at Lake Guntersville! (I need to build more riding chops. Ain't there yet.)

Thanks to David and Marina for organizing this event. Weather could not have been nicer! Was a pleasure to meet Bob as well.
 
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