|07-29-2007, 07:59 PM||#1|
Joined: Sep 2001
Riding the bike that Katrina couldn't have...
I took a little ride northwest of Baton Rouge last week. I'm exploring a possible route for a bicycle/camping trip. The route would follow the west bank of the Mississippi river north from Baton Rouge. I have never taken a camping trip on the bicycle and feel the need to plan, plan, plan. Motorcycle trips I'll take with little more than a destination and some vacation days. Go figure.
Here is my bike parked in front of the Orange Grove Country Store. I don't think they are open anymore...
The Angola Ferry landing is in the background. It serves mainly prison employees and there was no sign of it on a Saturday morning.
Not bad looking for a bike that spent two weeks submerged waiting for NOLA to get pumped out after Katrina....
(more info on that here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113849 )
Here I'm heading home following the levee road that parallels Hwy 77 to Ramah. Beautiful day out there...
I stopped at the South Farm ATV area. Saw an alligator, but alas, no picture. The park looks like a nice place to ride but it has a 15 mph speed limit?!
That's all till next time. Over 2000 miles on the bike since the rebuilding and it is still a favorite ride.
Thanks for looking.
|07-30-2007, 09:39 AM||#5|
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Pasadena - Californistan
We were down there. Some of that flood water was NASTY!!! Black, smelly...and we saw some drunk guy swimming in it!!! The NG guys said they drove their Humvee in there to get him out...and he used it as a diving board to keep jumping in.
Saw the funniest message painted on a store front.
I am sleeping inside with a big dog
an ugly woman
and a claw hammer"
Next window over..."9/4/05
woman left Fri
cooking a pot of dog gumbo"
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