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Old 09-03-2012, 07:07 AM   #166
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Excellent RR. Love your pics and the way you tell your story. Best wishes for safe travels and many more adventures. You sir have true grit!
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:40 AM   #167
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Fantastic! I like the prep coverage, I like the destinations, I like it all. cavegirl & I are very interested in the Cuba thing. Thanks a ton for sharing and please keep it going
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:27 AM   #168
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It's no place exotic, but if you find yourself in So Cal, the guestroom is yours!

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Old 09-04-2012, 03:50 PM   #169
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Fantastic! I like the prep coverage, I like the destinations, I like it all. cavegirl & I are very interested in the Cuba thing. Thanks a ton for sharing and please keep it going
when i get to Cuba i'm thinking zero internet access, so as i'm there for 21 days i will log a ride report day by day and then when i get back to either mexico or the US i will upload them on to here in as much detail as i could find, then at that point you can start asking questions if i don't cover what you are looking for
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:53 PM   #170
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It's no place exotic, but if you find yourself in So Cal, the guestroom is yours!

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as long as i'm not stuck working and traveling anywhere is 'exotic'...thanks for the offer
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:38 PM   #171
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Since all the packing was done I took a ride to the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival in Morgan City, it is the longest running festival in Louisiana and has been going 77 years.

There was a full moon between the new and old bridges, this is the same old bridge that Peter Fonda and Denis Hopper rode over in “Easyrider”.



Not thinking I just took my little point and shoot, so when I heard of the fireworks display at the end of the night I was kind of screwed…

I found concrete block to rest the camera on and tried my best, this was it!!!



with a little HDR help


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Old 09-04-2012, 05:36 PM   #172
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Rolled out around noon, (over the old bridge out of Morgan City) if you didn't know, this is the same bridge Kris Kristopherson used to fly over as a helicopter pilot in 1969 when he writing "Me and Bobby McGee" for Janis Joplin - how about that for useless information



took a real leisurely ride not knowing if my planned route would work because of Hurricane Isaac…I was only detoured once. It appeared that Louisiana got the worse of the flood but Missippippi got some real bad winds as trees were down everywhere





I rode thru towns that people and time had forgotten about but the hurricane had no trouble finding






Ended the day at Lincoln State Park in Mississippi and was the only one there...besdies the 'gators who don't like loud music



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Old 09-04-2012, 05:37 PM   #173
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:44 PM   #174
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Back roads and rain…lots of both them, riding thru Mississippi into Alabama, going by big old houses for the rich to live in and big factories for the poor to work in…




When I crossed the state line it was on a small back road which Mississippi cared about but Alabama didn’t, so much so it went from pavement to gravel to sand to mud in about mile, and then was washed out due to last nights 8 inches of rain, time to double back!




…but on the double back I did find this…


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Old 09-05-2012, 01:46 AM   #175
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funny you say that 'cause the guy that was riding with me that day didn't like the look of it; as it looks like a road to nowhere!!!
Didn't I say that was the Road to Hapiness???
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:12 PM   #176
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I love your RR and the pics man. Can't wait till I can get back out on the road.

Keep'em coming Paul. You're the man.
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:12 PM   #177
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You're pics and stories are inspiring, ride safe.
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:57 PM   #178
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rode from Alabama thru a little Georgia and into North Carolina, lots of back roads






but no blue sky until I saw some mountains



I took the Tatum Gap, which is part of the Trail of Tears from the early 1800’s





BTW look out for 40 foot purple gorillas!!!


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Old 09-05-2012, 10:31 PM   #179
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Paul, I thoroughly enjoyed living vicariously through your stories and pics. Your personal situation that launched the adventure captivated me. Only two other RRs had the same effect (Dave6253 due to photos & BigAlSmith's South America). I'm going to do one of these big ones in my life. Don't know how, but it's gonna happen.

With catching your adventure, I finally took the next step and learned how to "subscribe" to a thread, although I don't fully understand the benefits if you don't request email notifications.

Ride safe.

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Old 09-06-2012, 04:15 AM   #180
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Paul, I thoroughly enjoyed living vicariously through your stories and pics. Your personal situation that launched the adventure captivated me. Only two other RRs had the same effect (Dave6253 due to photos & BigAlSmith's South America). I'm going to do one of these big ones in my life. Don't know how, but it's gonna happen.

With catching your adventure, I finally took the next step and learned how to "subscribe" to a thread, although I don't fully understand the benefits if you don't request email notifications.

Ride safe.

RZ Rob
Hi RZ.....if you subscribe to a thread......when you sign on, you'll see at the top right hand side of the page, it says, "Hello RZ Rob". Just to the right of it, is a little square-ish type thing. CLick that, it's your user control panel. It will have your subscriptions listed there, and you can see who's posted last. Hope that helps!
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