Poplarville to Vancleave 75 Miles


Good start with McDonalds, then out of town quickly. It was a great morning for riding, the weather was nice even thought we had to take down wet tents due to the heavy humidity. There weren’t any town or intersection that had any stores so we had to depend on our Rest Stop vans and the food we had staged in our cubbies. This is not a problem because Kye had sent me a lot of supplies that will last me the rest of the trip.

This day is a good one to talk about dogs. Last year on the TransAm ride, Kentucky took the prize for dogs chasing bike riders. For the Southern Tier, Mississippi takes this award. Today a large brown Irish Setter ran across the road in front of me an then just sat there while all three of us rode by… not a bark, not a sound. But at other times today we had several chihuahua bark and chase as fast as their little legs could carry them. Frank wondered if the chihuahua is the state dog of Mississippi since we had seen and heard a lot of them.

We arrived in Vancleave around 3:00 p.m so after setting up our tents for the night and getting our showers we went to the Mexican Food Restaurant that we passed as we entered the town. After our meal we went across the street to the laundry mat and down the street to the gas station store for our late afternoon snack. This was just one of the typical rides.

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