Yes, you read it right, a new PR 125 miles. Sometimes you just get going and you keep going. The wind was out of the North this morning and then turned out of the NNW. That's in my favor. Mark and I left Eunice at 7:15AM,
It was cool and sunny and a great day for riding.
The pines of yesterday gave way to fields of sugarcane today. We crossed bridges 4 and 5 miles long, with no shoulders. Mark developed a new strategy, get behind me with the hazard lights on and everybody else can go around. I kind of liked it.
The last 20 miles into Hammond La. on La. 190 was absolutely no shoulder. We rolled in about 4:15 PM.
I was talking to Amy last night and she said she entered me in the Liz Hurley benefit run on Team Christina. I said look, I'm riding my bike 3000 miles across America and you want me to run 3 miles as well, C'mon! Man! Ok, I'll do it. All of you better be out there too.
I got a call from David Olivet today, how awesome is that? Another voice from the past checking in because of the blog. We're going to try and hook up in Pensacola.
Hey listen, after today and the last couple of weeks I understand the principle of time. How do you ride 125 miles? You stay in the saddle until your bum falls off. How do you build a pyramid or a great wall? You do it over time. How do you learn to carve, or paint, or play the piano? You give it time, everyday. What have you always wanted to learn to do? You just need to start and give it time. You have your whole life in front of you, I don't care how old you are. Get out there and do something.
Early morning, Eunice, La..
Cousin Eddie? "that there's an RV Clark."
Honey, what do you think about a tree in the house? Ok, how about trees all over in the house?
Did you know they bury people above ground in Louisiana?
Another day, another semi.
In Louisiana casinos are everywhere.
All bikers? Like, bicyclist's? MARK..... LUNCH!
Oh look, here I come.
5 mile bridge, no shoulder, Mark, hazards on.
You will never know how much debris is on the shoulder of the highway until you ride about 2000 miles on a bike.
Really, in Louisiana? C'mon man.
Do you think we should?
Sure, I've got my hazard lights on.
Exxon, Mobil refinery in Baton Rouge.
Downtown, Baton Rouge.
Baton Rouge traffic.
What's a day without a picture of the steed. Ahhhhhh, McCafe steed.
No shoulder, no problem, just turn on the hazards, oh wait, I don't have hazards.
Mark's a pharmacist. He apparently was killing time. I did lose him twice today.
The pool was open and we hung our shorts outside, Louisiana, rednecks.
I always seem to get a song stuck in my head that plays over and over all day long. Today's songs Jerry Reed, "East Bound and Down" and Michael Jackson, "Smooth Criminal." That's an interesting contradiction, go figure.
Annie, are you okay,
Are you okay Annie.