Monthly Archives: May 2013

Day 66 (5/5/13) East of De Ridder to West of Mamou

Day 67 was unseasonably cold again with a modest north wind.  I wore long sleeves all day and noticed the crawfish were all wearing little wet suits as I passed the crawfish farms.  Rode by some rude cows staring at me … Continue reading

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Day 65 Texas is Done Welcome to Louisiana 5/4/13

Texas is finally done :).  It was 37 degrees when we woke up, but the sun warmed us quickly.  The roads were mostly smooth and flat and the traffic was moderate.  Once I got to route 190 I had good … Continue reading

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Day 64 (5/3/13) Kountz to Kirbyville (riding day 52)

Last night we got the winds predicted for earlier yesterday.  The north winds blew all night and greeted us this morning.  Today conditions like this back home would have called for a small craft advisory on Lake Erie and the … Continue reading

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Day 63 (5/2/13) Coldspring to Kountze, almost matched the day.

Day 62 awoke with a wind advisory.  Winds from the NNE were expected to build throughout the day, with a 30% chance of rain and thunder showers.  My goal was the usual recipe, make as many miles as I could before … Continue reading

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Day 61 (Riding day 50) 4/30/13 Richards to Coldspring

On Day 61 (riding day 50) I rode 47 miles from Richards to Coldspring Texas.  Much of the route took me through Sam Houston National Forest.  But part of the ride was a bit unnerving as I rode out of … Continue reading

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Day 60 a Day of Stats (4/29/13)

My legs were tired and stiff after the big day yesterday.  I rode a little bit too fast for too long, so today I vowed to take it easier.  Yesterday’s ride came very close to making my biggest two day … Continue reading

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Day 59 (4/28/13) Mashing Pedals

Day 59 was just like the brochure said it would be.  There was a light breeze, blue skies, fluffy white clouds, shade trees along the road, and good shoulders on most of the way.  The route meandered through green pastures … Continue reading

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