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Old 02-24-2007, 02:35 PM   #16
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I'm thinking that it's Louisiana... it is what it is, and that this trail should capture that, and if you're in the Mississippi Valley Alluvial plain and on into the Delta, then you're in the flat, fertile, rural heart of Louisiana. The home of the delta blues and all that famous food. It might be long and flat, but it has it's own scenic character and beauty.

Sometimes there's something very "Huck Finn Zen" about a long, straight, lonely, stretch of gravel or dirt that meanders along the Mighty Mississippi. While it may not be as exciting as clipping apexes along the old moonshine routes found in the north. If that's what touring the eastern portion of the state has to offer then that's what the trail should be.


34. Western Gulf Coastal Plain
35. South Central Plains
65. Southeastern Plains
73. Mississippi Alluvail Plains
74. Mississippi Valley Loess Plains
75. Southern Coastal Plain



Thoughts?

My first thought is I just started teaching 8th grade Louisiana history yesterday and It's already getting to me.

And thats why Adam is my partner in crime....
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Old 03-04-2007, 08:09 PM   #17
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Thumb Natuarl Rock in the Banana Republic of Louisiana

I have always heard there was natural rock in Louisiana. Kasatchie National Forest near Natchitoches maybe? Where was that rock bed picture taken?
"Jamboa sitting on a 4' mound and the highest guy in the subdivision(Houma)."
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Old 03-04-2007, 09:16 PM   #18
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I have always heard there was natural rock in Louisiana. Kasatchie National Forest near Natchitoches maybe? Where was that rock bed picture taken?
"Jamboa sitting on a 4' mound and the highest guy in the subdivision(Houma)."
I dont know what a Jamboa is, but... there is some natural sandstone rock about 20 minutes from my home....

I belive you are talking about this area.



Even some cacti


And here I am hiking out in the middle of it all...

I'll do a guided hike along the trail for $20 bucks for one person. Or $15 per person for more than one. Takes a few hours... Its a few miles long. but beautiful for Louisiana.

Here is a nice bayou along the Outback trail... It also has waterfalls here.

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Old 03-05-2007, 09:18 AM   #19
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Looks like a really great ride, great photos, I was wondering about the photo of the Transalp rider, what brand helmet is he wearing it looks sweet! Been trying to find a DS helmet with a flip up shield without having to take out an installment loan for an Arai
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Looks like a really great ride, great photos, I was wondering about the photo of the Transalp rider, what brand helmet is he wearing it looks sweet! Been trying to find a DS helmet with a flip up shield without having to take out an installment loan for an Arai
It's an Airoh S4...LINK
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Old 03-05-2007, 11:09 PM   #21
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Ok now I remember seeing that over in equipment, only sellem in GB/Europe and shipping I think works out to more than the helmet. HMMMMMMMMMMM
wonder if one of my sons AIRFORCE buddies could bring me back one. Do you know how they size them over there I wear a med usually with domestics ?
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Ok now I remember seeing that over in equipment, only sellem in GB/Europe and shipping I think works out to more than the helmet. HMMMMMMMMMMM
wonder if one of my sons AIRFORCE buddies could bring me back one. Do you know how they size them over there I wear a med usually with domestics ?
Can we keep the non trail related stuff outta here please. That way we do not have to swim through all of it. Definately leave feedback and ask any questions about the trail.

Thanks and Come Ride Soon!

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Old 03-08-2007, 09:07 PM   #23
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Copied from the old thread.

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Got a couple new recruits out on the L.O.T. Today.

Just south of Shreveport.

There were some pretty nasty mud spots and a deep water crossing, but I was too busy trying not to fall down and drop my lovely pilon in the mud to get a picture.





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Old 03-13-2007, 03:24 PM   #25
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Awesome! I'm going to try and sneak back down to Mississippi and Louisiana this fall once things calm down. I freaking love those states!
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Old 03-13-2007, 03:43 PM   #26
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Awesome! I'm going to try and sneak back down to Mississippi and Louisiana this fall once things calm down. I freaking love those states!
Kind of funny hearing that.
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Finally rode the Northern half of the western portion...

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Old 03-23-2007, 08:50 PM   #28
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[quote=LaOutbackTrail]Can we keep the non trail related stuff outta here please. That way we do not have to swim through all of it. Definately leave feedback and ask any questions about the trail.


That trail stuff sure looks boring and no way is worth $20 to walk for a few hours to do a few miles of that butt-ugly bushland...are you serious about charging folks for you to guide them?
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Old 03-24-2007, 06:14 AM   #29
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Nice feature, I recently moved here - five months ago, from Alabama and in the past month have started having time to start 'sploring. I have a Strom 1000 but recently purchased a DR650 and have to drive to Indiana next week to pick it up.

I live in Keithville, Shreveport suburb, and mtn bike around the Eddie Jones Park area - there are thousands of acrs of land marked "DMAP" that are miles and miles of fire roads - do any ya'll know what the DMAP areas are?

Great info for the area
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Old 03-24-2007, 01:15 PM   #30
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Nice feature, I recently moved here - five months ago, from Alabama and in the past month have started having time to start 'sploring. I have a Strom 1000 but recently purchased a DR650 and have to drive to Indiana next week to pick it up.

I live in Keithville, Shreveport suburb, and mtn bike around the Eddie Jones Park area - there are thousands of acrs of land marked "DMAP" that are miles and miles of fire roads - do any ya'll know what the DMAP areas are?

Great info for the area
Got a couple buddies in Shreveport. Look for them on this page.

Tonight I will update with some new pics!!! Uhhhh fun stuff... fun stuff....

Motoged. Come down, pay for my gas and I will show you this brushland.

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