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Offline HealthyKnees

Cape Girardeau to Nashville
« on: May 17, 2021, 09:25:26 pm »
Hello -
I am looking for advice for a route that connects Cape Girardeau, Missouri to Nashville Tennessee.   We are planning on following the Great Rivers South route until ??? Where and how to cut east/south to Nashville is where we need help.

I'd love any route advice - thanks so much!
~Robin

Offline John Nettles

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Re: Cape Girardeau to Nashville
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2021, 10:09:33 pm »
I am jealous of your knees!

I personally plan to ride to Waverly, TN, then head over to Nashville before doubling back to ride the Natchez Trace.  Check out these routes.  They are best done with a GPS or some device that can follow a track due to the many turns.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36076863
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36076940

NOTE:  I have not ridden this route yet but plan to do so in the next year.  I have decades of experience with routes.  I try to reasonably minimize traffic when possible.

You could also write the local bike clubs and see what they suggest.

Tailwinds, John

Offline HealthyKnees

Re: Cape Girardeau to Nashville
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2021, 10:44:24 pm »
 Thanks John! 
I was wondering about a route off of highway 70 - and what you provided looks good!  I will check it out in detail.

And by the way,
I've had 12 knee surgeries and now have both knees replaced.   ;D  I coach people with knee pain to help them to reduce pain and get active again!
~Robin

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Re: Cape Girardeau to Nashville
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2021, 10:52:52 pm »
Wow, 12 surgeries!  That is impressive, both for you and the surgeons.