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8+ ans de cyclcotorisme dans les etats-unis avec Drew Nowhere - laissez les bon temps rouler...
When there is a brewpub, trailside, 75 miles into the ride and the beach/ camp is less than 15 miles away? I believe a stop is imminent…

When there is a brewpub, trailside, 75 miles into the ride and the beach/ camp is less than 15 miles away? I believe a stop is imminent…

Not a bad spot to end a ride.

Not a bad spot to end a ride.

As a closet hippie public springs with purportedly dope water speak to my inner granola fiend. This one in Abita Springs, LA made me miss Olympia.

The Tammany Trace is a 27 mile rail trail running just above the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain. It’s quiet, shady, and terminates rather smartly near Abita Springs where one can gorge from the public spring or the trailside Abita Brewpub serving many Abita beers on tap.

Impromptu snack shack at the Rigolets.

Impromptu snack shack at the Rigolets.

I love riding the Paris bridge over the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (tiny blip in bottom photo) the view up there is awesome and I like the terrifying lack of shoulder. Every so often I remember to sign in at the riverside guardrail.

$2 well spent at Fontainebleau state park.

$2 well spent at Fontainebleau state park.

During the week I cook fine dining. On an overnight, day ride, or tour? Novelties. Moon pies and coffee in a can please.

During the week I cook fine dining. On an overnight, day ride, or tour? Novelties. Moon pies and coffee in a can please.

The state park wanted $20 for a camping spot. I went across the street and pitched my tent just outside a baseball field. Not only did I save some money, there also weren’t any campers around to complain about the pant-less guy breaking down his tent at dawn…

The state park wanted $20 for a camping spot. I went across the street and pitched my tent just outside a baseball field. Not only did I save some money, there also weren’t any campers around to complain about the pant-less guy breaking down his tent at dawn…

Bikes ain’t all I ride…

Bikes ain’t all I ride…

I never googled this but in my heart I know the best “recovery” food closing in on 150 miles is bàhn mi and bàhn bao from Dong Phoung. My dog Roscoe agrees too.

My stoker is cuter than yers.

My stoker is cuter than yers.

Overhauled the Cross-Check drivetrain over the last few days:  Finally putting a bargain $100 Dura Ace wheelset to use in a confused but functional mash up of Shimano/ Campagnolo/ Sugino/ SRAM components. Can’t wait to take it all out on a chill 140 mile overnight this weekend!

Overhauled the Cross-Check drivetrain over the last few days: Finally putting a bargain $100 Dura Ace wheelset to use in a confused but functional mash up of Shimano/ Campagnolo/ Sugino/ SRAM components. Can’t wait to take it all out on a chill 140 mile overnight this weekend!

New Orleans feral banana harvest by 29er.

Esplanade Avenue action shot.

Esplanade Avenue action shot.