I'm regretting not waiting for the Tupelo bike shop to open. My wheels are having issues and they're getting worse. I'm getting flat tires way too often. Turns out, I think the spoke I replaced was a pinch too long and it was poking the inner tube. Regardless, I wasn't going anywhere fast and I needed to get to a shop. I ended up picking up a ride with a cool guy named Van. He gave me a brief tour of muscle shoals and drove me right to the bike shop: Shoals Bicycle Shop. Unfortunately, the bike shop was closed on Mondays. It was early so I walked around the downtown area and grabbed some Mexican food at a local place. I ended up getting a hotel to spend the night and give me a place to store my stuff.
Today, I hit the bike shop where I spent all morning. I got my wheel balanced and had some other work done too. I really enjoyed chatting with Jim and he helped me out a lot with my bike. It was a good shop and Jim knew his stuff! I'm grabbing lunch before I take off then it's back to the trace! There is a campsite backtracking the trace not far. I may go there for the night. Either way, I'll hit Tennessee tonight or tomorrow.