Nashville-Natchez Trace Rally – Day 4

image

Tupelo MS to Nashville TN (200 miles)

Picture is of the storm devastation from a tornado that ripped across the Trace in April 2011.

Riders:  Alan & Ross Grogan, Dave Rose, Kent Nagel (Metro Medical), Brad and SAG Man Tyeler.

Pulled out of Tupelo at 6:45am to beat some of the heat forecasted to reach the mid-90’s and to allow Alan & Ross adequate time from their trip back to Lexington, KY…they had a 420 mile ride for the day ahead of them.

The cool, morning air was refreshing…a biker’s dream and we made great time. Kent Nagel with Metro Medical rented a Harley Ultra Glide and also joined us for the final leg of the Rally…believe he may be sold on the bike!

At Hwy 412 on the Trace we said are farewell’s to Alan and Ross and Dave, Kent & I headed for home in Spring Hill and a late breakfast – early lunch at Hardwood Grill in Thompson Station.

A special thanks to Alan Grogan for organizing this event to raise money for Rally Foundation and getting a few of us working in US healthcare together…a terrific trip!

If you would like to make a donation to give all kids diagnosed with cancer a better chance at living the full life they deserve, please visit Rally Foundation & Rally Around the World or Text “RALLY” to 85944 to give $10 to WIN the fight against childhood cancer. Send this message to 10 of your friends…Be a RALLY 10 to WIN!

Nashville-Natchez Trace Rally – Day 3

image

image

Natchez MS to Tupelo MS (290 miles)

Departed Natchez MS just after 9am…needed to air up tires and Dave’s Harley was quite low – his fuel range the day before was down to about 150 miles..he was able to significantly increase his mileage today.

Hot, sunny and dry day with temperatures in the low 90’s.

Lunch stop at the French Camp just off the Trace…the BLT was awesome with a side of broccoli salad…dessert was a crazy-good mudslide with ice cream.

Kent Nagel rode in from Nashville to ride back with the group to Nashville on Saturday…dinner at Vanelli’s was terrific with pizza, Greek salad and drinks.

If you would like to make a donation to give all kids diagnosed with cancer a better chance at living the full life they deserve, please visit Rally Foundation & Rally Around the World or Text “RALLY” to 85944 to give $10 to WIN the fight against childhood cancer. Send this message to 10 of your friends…Be a RALLY 10 to WIN!

Nashville-Natchez Trace Rally – Day 2

image

image

image

image

Tupelo, MS to Natchez, MS (275 miles)

Left Tupelo, MS heading south to Natchez, MS about 8:30am with Chuck Miller and Tom & Debbie Sternfels heading back to the north on treks home. The rest of us stopped by the Elvis Presley Museum…the grounds continue to improve with building expansions – a quick tribute to a rock n roll pioneer.

Sunny, breezy and in the low 90’s…made good time on the Trace getting to Natchez around 5pm. Everyone got cleaned up and crossed the MS River for a terrific dinner at Magnolia Grill…great fried tomatoes & shrimp n grits.

If you would like to make a donation to give all kids diagnosed with cancer a better chance at living the full life they deserve, please visit Rally Foundation & Rally Around the World or Text “RALLY” to 85944 to give $10 to WIN the fight against childhood cancer. Send this message to 10 of your friends…Be a RALLY 10 to WIN!

Nashville-Natchez Rally

image

A terrific day to ride the Natchez Trace  from Nashville to Tupelo, MS….ten of us left Loveless Cafe at noon working our way south along the Trace all for Rally Foundation.

From L to R – Phil Childrey (ZOLL Medical), Brad (NDC), Alan Grogan (Grogan’s Healthcare Supply), Ross Grogan (Grogan’s Healthcare Supply), Dave Rose (NDC), Tom Sternfels (Medical Supply Corp), Debbie Sternfels, Jeanette Lachapelle, Christian Lachapelle (Ontario Medical Supply Limited) and Chuck Miller (NDC).

Had a mix of bikes including a couple of Harleys, a Honda, a Suzuki and a few BMWs.  Weather was spectacular with highs in the upper 70’s and clear…finished up with dinner at the Blue Canoe.
Plan to meet in the morning at 7:30 for breakfast to plan the leg to Natchez.

image

Natchez Post-Exhibition Rally

The upcoming NDC International Exhibition in Nashville (May 20-22) provides a great opportunity for dealers and healthcare vendors to participate in a special motorcycle ride.  Alan Grogan, Grogan’s Healthcare Supply, came up with the idea for a group ride beginning at noon on May 23 leaving from Loveless Cafe in Nashville.

The Natchez Trace is a 444-mile, limited-access scenic parkway from Nashville to Natchez, MS.  The first leg will be from Nashville to Tupelo, MS and on to Natchez, MS on Thursday.  From there, we’ll make the 2-day ride back to Nashville arriving on Saturday.

Come join us!

If you would like to make a donation to give all kids diagnosed with cancer a better chance at living the full life they deserve, please visit Rally Foundation & Rally Around the World

Natchez Trace – Meriwether Lewis Park

Short camping trip to Meriwether Lewis Park off the Natchez Trace Parkway – Meriwether Lewis of Lewis and Clark fame lost his life there from a couple of gunshot wounds…much debate on whether self-inflicted or from someone there at the local inn.

Anyhow, the trip was a good opportunity to use some of the gear – cooked some freeze dried chicken n rice for dinner and oatmeal and grits for breakfast.   Shanon did terrific since she had the mattress…Me? – quite a few rocks on the ground making for a restless night, but the weather was terrific and a nice fire last night made up for it!

image