Day 43 – “Ride” Trace Adkins

Wiggins to Pascagoula,MS

69 miles Total:  2417!

Hat tip to Adam for the song recommendation for today’s blog!  Seems right considering the first verse-  No diesel to fire up, but Sweet Ruby will make it to Florida! What a great day!   Finally we rolled out with the sunshining!  A gentle breeze made the heat stay at bay, and the terrain was rolling hills, and quiet roads.   We traveled through DeSoto National Forest.  Great ride, lots of green as we wound our way through rural Mississippi.  Some days the miles can be overwhelming, where you are glancing at your odometer every few minutes to see if you are making progress.  Today the miles just seem to fall away- 70 miles and I was in to the motel  by 1 pm. The last few miles took us to the coast and we crossed 2 bridges to arrive in Pascagoula.  The bridge was steep, but had a nice wide shoulder and not too much traffic.  I stopped at the top to take a few quick pictures – you can see the Naval yard. During our brief time in Mississippi you cannot help but realize that you are in the Bible Belt.  Even in the most remote areas you cannot go 3-5 miles without seeing a church.  You can feel and see the strength of their faith everywhere.  Seems appropriate to wish everyone a Happy Easter! image

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It is slowly creeping in that this journey will be over in less than two weeks!   There are moments when I am pedaling that it feels as if it will never end.  Other moments, it seems as thought it has flown by!

“Ride” Lyrics Alright Take a trip from here Bogalusa, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Picayune, Boloxi, Pascagoula, Mobile Bay,Big full moon Diesel up just north of Destin Headed cross to Jacksonville Love to see the world come at me Through the bugs On a big windshield Yeah, that’s right Tear it down in Raleigh-Durham Haven’t got an hour to lose Head up to the coast to Virginia Read the newest Newport News Back across the Appalachians Blowin’ into Louisville Love to feel the big wheels turnin’ Always have and always will Somewhere inside me There’s a new direction Somewhere before me There’s an open road Can’t go to sleep Without that diesel singin’ Somebody tellin’ me It’s time to go Let’s ride Come on boys, let’s ride Come on boys, let’s ride Little Rock, Texarkana, Dallas, Fort-Worth and El Paso 110 in the desert Pedal down Go dog go Always love to see the people Always love to hear the crowd Always love to bring a party Turn it up and play it loud Somewhere inside me There’s a new direction Somewhere before me There’s an open road Can’t go to sleep Without that diesel singin’ Somebody tellin’ me It’s time to go Let’s ride Come on boys, let’s ride Let’s ride like the wind I’ll be back again As sure as this world’s spins around One day I might find a reason To shut this thing down But for now Let’s ride Somewhere inside me There’s a new direction Somewhere before me There’s an open road Can’t go to sleep Without that diesel singin’ Somebody tellin’ me Tell me, it’s time to go Let’s ride Come on boys, let’s ride Come on boys, let’s ride Yeah Let’s ride     Submit Corrections TRACE ADKINS Lyrics A-Z Lyrics Send “Ride” Ringtone to your Mobile Writer(s): Peter Sven Kvint, Craig Michael Wiseman Copyright: Kvintsongs, Universal Music – Mgb Songs Powered by Share on http://www.amazon.comMP3 Share on emailEmail Share on printPrint Enter artist/album/song to search lyrics for: Advertise Here Privacy Policy DMCA Policy Contact Us TRACE ADKINS lyrics are property and copyright of their owners. “Ride” lyrics provided for educational purposes and personal use only. Copyright © 2000-2014 AZLyrics.com

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9 thoughts on “Day 43 – “Ride” Trace Adkins

  1. Happy “Blessed” Easter to you too my friend! I am so proud of you making your goal..especially before you made it home. Truthfully though, I had no doubt you wouldn’t…you have so many people rooting you on. I only wish I could be there in Fl to see you finish, please know I will be there in spirit Karen. Xo

  2. Unless the route changed and you stayed in a different motel thought you’d like to know that 6 people in the 2013 ride got flat tires on that last bridge because of the wide expander joints. You will love tomorrow’s ride. Beautiful countryside and you go over Bayou Labatrie of Forest Gump fame!

    • Oh my! Sounds like we were fortunate – no flats that I heard of and it was a beautiful day. Up and out early on this Easter morning to Dauphin Island. Happy Easter to you

  3. Hi Karen, ( Iron Ass ) I’m enjoying your informative emails, I haven’t found any spelling or grammar errors that you said you would have. I avoid writing because of my grammar and spelling, I have Jean make corrections before being sent. 2009 I did the Mississippi River Ride and went though the Hernando de Soto forest south to north. Our trails cross somewhere. When you get to Florida keep any eye out for the fountain of youth. I think I’m a descendant of another great Spanish Explorer, Ponce de Leon. He never found the fountain of youth, I’m still looking. This old age sucks. Your ride is almost complete, you will have a feeling of great accomplishment and will be happy the ride is done. Then you will be sad for all the new friends you will leave behind. You will miss the AVENTURE you just had. Congratulations and be safe. Great job fund raising.

    • Thanks, Bill- It has been quite an interesting adventure in so many ways. I have learned a lot — about myself, about cycling, about people. Most of it has been good — but there have been a few moments… In hindsight – I keep wondering – what was I thinking??? I certainly was not as prepared as I should have been- but all things considered have made it through several very difficult rides/days. Looking forward to getting home and sleeping in my own bed. Living on the road is tiring!!! I am taking you and and Jean out to dinner when I get back! K

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