Old Man River
4,407 miles

Going into 2014 we decided to look very closely at everywhere we had been and think about some areas where we haven’t been and focus there. In 2013 we cut the last couple of days short to not short circuit Michigan’s Upper Peninsula so we wanted to hit that again at some point. We hadn’t ridden much in the middle of the country so we felt this was also an opportunity. Piecing that together with the need to fully cover the UP we decided to ride to the very top of the UP and basically follow the Mississippi River down to New Orleans. We planned to veer away from the river in Arkansas to catch some good riding roads there. We also wanted to spend some time in the deep south exploring Mississippi and New Orleans. Certainly not the most glamorous trip we have ever taken but every day was full of good things to see and some really good roads.