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New Orleans Bike Trip

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Two days, 180 miles, Biloxi to New Orleans and back, with Jesse and two NCCC volunteers, Meredith and Liz. Perfect weather – high of 73°, sunny, light wind. Yes, you can get a (mild) sunburn in November in Mississippi, if you’re on the road for 8 hours a day. Pictures below and the full set here.

Saturday

Left Biloxi at 7:45 am. To Wachovia and then Jesse’s car to look for his ID (no luck). East Railroad St. to downtown Gulfport; 15th street to Old Pass Rd, then West Railroad and 2nd Street to Pass Christian.

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Cross the Bay St. Louis bridge to meet Meredith and Liz. Stop at the Mockingbird Cafe, then at LESM to fix Liz’s tire. Leave Bay St. Louis around 11:30. We’ll be on Highway 90 all the way to New Orleans.

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Cross the state line into Louisiana. From here it’s miles of two-lane road, bridges, lakes, and wetlands.

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Enter East New Orleans later than planned, around sunset.

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Sunday

Sleep on couches and wake for breakfast at Slim Goodies around 8:00. On the road around 9:30. Slow pace today but the roads out of New Orleans are quiet.

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Back in the wetlands. Sunny, warm, and long stretches of open road. Lunch at Crazy Al’s, which lived up to its name. Past Fort Pike and Lake Pontchartrain.

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Cross the Mississippi state line around 3:30. Detour into Pearlington and then another hour and a half into Bay St. Louis, where we leave Meredith and Liz.

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Sunset as we cross the Bay St. Louis bridge into Pass Christian. Then it’s night riding along empty streets through the cool fall air until we arrive home.

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Full set.

Discussion

2 thoughts on “New Orleans Bike Trip

  1. Quite a distance! And not even any mention of sore muscles and saddle pain!

    Posted by Anton | November 16, 2009, 8:53 pm

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