I am riding from Tuscaloosa, AL to Austin, TX in May and I can do the trip on ACA routes (NTP to Southern Tier) except for the portion from Tuscaloosa, AL to Kosciousko, MS. A cycling group in Tuscaloosa has routes from Tuscaloosa, AL to Aliceville, AL. From Aliceville to the Natchez Trace, however, the shortest route appears to be AL32W and Hwy14W/MS. I have heard these roads are not favorable to bike travelers because they are two lane highways which are traveled by logging and chicken trucks. I have considered taking the Underground RR from Aliceville to the Southern Tier, but I only have 2 weeks before I have to be back to work in Austin, TX and that route option would add considerable distance to my trip. Any insights on alternative routes from Tuscaloosa, AL to the NTP or thoughts on HWY 14W, AL32W would be appreciated. Thank you.