Monthly Archives: April 2012

Rain

December 4 -5, 2012 It rained a little over night but it was dry when I woke up. The thunder storm in the forecast either hadn’t shown up yet or was already over. I was starting to think that Louisianans … Continue reading

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Grubby-Bicyclist Heaven

Dec. 3, 2012 I woke up early to the sound of gunshots. The sun had only just came up and the gunshots were far away, so I stayed in bed for another hour. My tent was covered in dew when … Continue reading

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The Dutch Guy Lives

December 2, 2012 In the beginning of the trip, you may remember, I kept hearing about a Dutch guy who was always a day ahead of me. I think I wanted to find him and ride with him for a while. … Continue reading

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The Campground That Serves Beer

December 1, 2011 An early start on the first day of December brought me to Willie’s Washington Campground, the only campground of the trip that served beer. The ride started with a cold morning. For the third day in a … Continue reading

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Leaving Fort Desperate

November 30, 2012 I slept soundly in the tower above the Civil War battlefield at Port Hudson. During the Civil War, the Confederacy’s name for Port Hudson was Fort Desperate. The Mississippi River, one of their few outlets to the … Continue reading

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Raccoon Meat

November 29, 2011 “Are my cleats adjusted right? Should I move them? Is my seat too far forward? Is it getting lower? Are my legs getting longer? Here comes some roadkill. Hold your breath. What kind of animal is that?” … Continue reading

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Cajun Orange Grower

November 28.  I left the hostel early after saying goodbye to some new friends and hearing one last story from one of the employees. It was about how guests at the hostel who fly out of New Orleans can’t bring … Continue reading

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