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Old 12-05-2012, 02:27 PM   #1
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What would be considered the " Deep South"?

Pondring my touring options for next year,:I would like to experience the deep south,off the beaten track,back roads,not dirt roads guys! keep off the interstate of course, and hit up small towns,homespun,banjo playin ',deep fried oreos,speaking in tongues, moonshinin." kinds of towns.

But what is really considered the deep south? Bordered from approx where to where? I was cautioned by one to stay away from the coast, Biloxi ect,to touristy and head more inland for a southern experience.

Taking the busa,so 2 tracks and fireroads need not apply!.....LOL

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:33 PM   #2
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The Lower South is considered to be the lowland, "cotton belt" areas of the following States:

South Carolina
Georgia
Alabama
Mississippi
Louisiana



SE Arkansas, E Texas, and Florida's Panhandle can also be included.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:49 PM   #3
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There are some mighty fine things to see in the Lower South: Charleston, Savannah, Jekyll Island, St. Augustine, New Orleans, etc. Even some good motorcycle attractions, such as Barber's in Birmingham Alabama.

However, you're likely to find much curvier roads and many fewer people in the Upper South. Probably more likely to find banjo pickin' on the town square and some of those other things you seek, too...

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:04 PM   #4
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ADV is my wikipedia!!! Well, I have done the BRP and the Gap and tons of WV, been almost to GA, just looking for something different. I want to be " ma'med..... and eat chili out of a hollowed out football.....i'm from Canada eh! want some southern culture shock and see trees with those long spidery things hanging off them.

You know, True Blood, Interview with a Vampire , In the heat of the night type locales.......

Fun!!!!
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:16 PM   #5
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In that case, I would suggest a loop that includes:

Charleston, Savannah, Jekyll Island, Amelia Island, Mobile, Biloxi, New Orleans, Natchez, Vicksburg.

Also some smaller towns like Tupelo and Holly Springs in Northern Mississippi...

I'm not saying take I-95, I-10, and I-55 to do it, but you'll find The Old South in those places, and the backroads inbetween...


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I was cautioned by one to stay away from the coast, Biloxi ect,to touristy and head more inland for a southern experience.
Personally, I think that's BS. The coast and the seafood is integral with that part of The South. The trip to Biloxi is worth it if you only stop at one place: Beauvoir
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:09 PM   #6
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This is funny. What is 'The Deep South'?
Southern cities that have been made tourist friendly?
Developed, previously carpet-bagged cities from long ago that are now 'modern'?

What a joke.
Your definition of 'The Deep South' will probably be different than others.
A three day tour, perhaps, seeing folks in The Deep South while they go about their lives.
How quaint, I think.....
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:25 PM   #7
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Come on down to Biloxi. We're nice people.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:51 PM   #8
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Lonerider,thanks for your polite friendy and very constructive reply to my somewhat tongue in cheek post. It contained lots of useful information that i can mull over during the long cold winter. Hey.......... Thanks!!!!!!!
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:22 AM   #9
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I'd also include what's referred to as the Delta, which generally is along the Mississippi River from Memphis south.

The term typically refers to the music heritage of the area. Some great blues clubs starting on Beale Street and ending on Bourbon. Of course the delta, being what it is, provides very few opportunities for twisty motorcycle roads.

I've been waiting for a chance to go hang out here:



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Old 12-06-2012, 05:54 AM   #10
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I think this time I am not nessesarily looking for twisty roads Jamie. For that I scoot down to WV. Just looking for whats in your picture.....:


for you southern boys who have replied,oh I will be hitting you up for ideas and suggestions, don't you worry!
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:07 AM   #11
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Stick Arkansas on that map boys. Bayou county on the east side and mountains in the north west. Harrison is the capitol of the modern KKK.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:11 AM   #12
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Start riding south from where you are and when you can barley understand what people are saying and they are nice, polite, call you sir, and offer you something you have found the deep south.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:14 AM   #13
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Not that you asked but I'll throw out this suggestion: This said by a guy that doesn't belong to a church,almost never goes to any church, other than maybe a funeral/wedding. To say you want to come here & "hear people speak in tongues" is not a great way/i.e.,mindset to ingratiate oneself into the culture of the bible belt! I know where that happens but LOL figuring out where that might be.Same with the snake thing.Same with cock fighting. Same with shine making.
To hear some music in my area the bluegrass radio stations in several towns nearby make announcements of who's playing where in the "music barns" that week. Not your "deep south" but one of the centers for southern cultural music beside blues what with bluegrass & country originating from my locale.
BTW, who eats chili from a football? Now that sounds just plain stupid?
I say just go & ride backroads & enjoy life as it comes to you. Maybe take a look @ www.motorcycleroads.us & join some routes like the ace suggested?
The friendliness & yes sir stuff will begin before! you get to the deep south.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:07 AM   #14
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I guess I read it differently than some of you.

Sounded like a little bit of light-hearted joking around in the OP.

Sort of like if I was asking about touring Canada and went into a Bob & Doug MacKenzie routine... asking where to find back bacon and Labatt beer.

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Old 12-06-2012, 08:46 AM   #15
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I would consider the Deep South anywhere you cannot understand the accent because they add three syllables to every word.

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