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A couple of days ago I had to do a 300 mile run for some stress/pressure testing of a new product we're working on.

It started out cold (but thankfully not raining) as I headed southeast on the interstate.

Took a little detour on Natchez Trace-







Ran about 60 miles total on the Trace, stopped at a Visitor Center...








...did a little status check...









...then did a few more miles on the Trace...








...then got back on the interstate and ran into Alabama about 20 miles.








Turned around and headed back.







Ended up doing 320 miles. Everything tested out well. Temps varied from 48 up to 55 down in Alabama.

Even though it was mostly interstate, it beat sitting in the office. And running the Trace for a bit was nice.

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Looked like some nice riding. My wife wants to go down the trace from one end to the other. Maybe one day.

What were you testing?
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Yes, the Natchez Trace Parkway is great. Good road surface, winding, and great scenery. Only drawback is the well enforced 50 mph speed limit. Every time I ride it, it is great for a while, then gets a bit frustrating. lol

Test was on a new billet part we've been developing for the last 4 months. This is our last prototype. We'll begin working on production in the next few weeks.

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I am on your email list, hopefully you send out a notice. Will it be M8 related? If you need an extra tester give me a shout.

Yes, the speed limit is a big reason I haven't done it yet. I probably cross it one place or another 8 times a year in the Suburban. We go at least twice a year to Memphis and Northern Louisiana and Knoxville once or twice. My wife still wants a trailer to haul a bike or two.
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Yes, the speed limit is a big reason I haven't done it yet. I probably cross it one place or another 8 times a year in the Suburban. We go at least twice a year to Memphis and Northern Louisiana and Knoxville once or twice. My wife still wants a trailer to haul a bike or two.
Is Sporty, Twin Cam & M8 related. Thanks for offer...we've been testing on various bikes for 4 months...the other day was a final on the Twin Cam.

The shop is about 40 minutes southeast of Memphis, right off the 22 if you ever want to stop by and say hi/get a tour of the shop.

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I know where you're at, just need time to swing by when your open. I remember when they shot a movie at the old BP near you.

I'll be in Memphis End of May and End of September for sure this year.
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I'll be in Memphis End of May and End of September for sure this year.
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