Another perfect day for a scooter ride! Clear blue skies and COLD. So happy I have a heated jacket but before any more cold morning rides I'm going to ask my mechanic to install my heated grips! We left the house about 8:15 am and the temperature was around 43 degrees. Brrrrrrrrr! I bundled up in all my gear and even put silk glove liners inside my heavy leather winter gloves. Our first stop was to top of the gas tanks and then on to the Natchez Trace (surprised? - didn't think so, lol) heading south.
The Honda ADV150 Scooters have a very little windscreen. Hey, it has two positions - high and low - but it just doesn't provide much wind protection. It's pretty much like a naked bike so we get a lot more wind and a lot more bugs! We're searching for a better screen but for now we have the stock screens. I find the wind a bit fatiguing by the end of the day and of course it's a colder ride. Thank goodness my wonderful mechanic installed handguards which do give us some weather protection for the hands.
To battle the cold I just cranked up the Warm & Safe heated jacket which kept me nice and toasty (except for the hands). We knew the day would warm up but we wanted an early start because we had a ways to go to collect our next set of Mississippi Blues Trail (MBT) markers and wanted to be back home before dark.
We scooted down the Natchez Trace about 63 miles to our exit. We were headed for Ackerman, MS and Eric outdid himself on the routing! Such amazing roads we took and he kept us off the busy highways. Just lovely two or one lane country roads, zig zagging across the county headed for our destination.
Our intent was to have breakfast in Ackerman and then find the MBT marker. We made a beeline to Weaver's Family Restaurant which looks like a wreck on the outside but had great reviews.
Okay, back out to the scooters, pull on all the layers and head toward main street and the MBT marker. Ackerman, MS is very, very small and not so welcoming. But the park was easy to find and we scored some bonus markers as well! Two Mississippi Governor's were from Ackerman. (No comment, lol)
And there was the MBT marker! Two Steps From The Blues.
Nope, no gravel. The road actually ended, hahahaha. But we had a choice of right or left. We chose right on the paved road and made it to Crawford where we quickly found our MBT marker. Big Joe Williams.
Crawford had no eateries so we pushed on to our next MBT location, Macon, MS. What an awesome Welcome Center! A couple of old time gas pumps and murals! Macon was happening 😄