Day 51 – Roadblocks and Mud Holes on the Trail (December 22, 2020)

Night 51- Lutcher, Louisiana It was time to leave New Orleans. We had our fun and met some incredible people, but it’s time we got back to it. Forward progress on this wild lap around the country. With about 100 miles to the city, we decided to head north west towards Baton Rouge. With onlyContinue reading “Day 51 – Roadblocks and Mud Holes on the Trail (December 22, 2020)”

Day 50 – A Lesson from the Chess Master of NOLA (December 21, 2020)

Night 50- New Orleans, LA One more day and one more night before we say goodbye to this city and our new friends. Even though we are staying at his place, we haven’t really seen much if our host Julien since he works 12 hour shifts. We knew he would be home around 7 thisContinue reading “Day 50 – A Lesson from the Chess Master of NOLA (December 21, 2020)”

Day 49 – Got Some Stuff. Ate Some Food. Heard Some Music. (December 20, 2020)

Night 49- New Orleans, Louisiana With the idea of trucking across Texas in one push, we took a light day of riding with some sight seeing. There is plenty enough to do and see here, even during a pandemic. So today we would focus on the French Quarter. Julien had voiced concerns about bike theftContinue reading “Day 49 – Got Some Stuff. Ate Some Food. Heard Some Music. (December 20, 2020)”

Day 48 – Update: Still Riding! (December 19, 2020)

Night 48- New Orleans, Louisiana There are days that stand out and sights that stand out. Without looking at a calendar and even with these posts, the days still blur together. So once we reach a major city or a turning point in the trip, I have to sit and think for a bit. “HowContinue reading “Day 48 – Update: Still Riding! (December 19, 2020)”

Day 47 – Tempted by those Mississippi Donuts (December 18, 2020)

Night 47- Clermont Harbor, MS So, one thing that comes up once in a while is drinking. Because of the bug that’s going around, we don’t tend to go out and socialize. But on occasion our hosts offer us some drinks. Well, I’ve probably had a drink a week at this point and my toleranceContinue reading “Day 47 – Tempted by those Mississippi Donuts (December 18, 2020)”

Day 46 – Old Friends in Mississippi (December 17, 2020)

Night 46- Ocean Springs, Mississippi New roadkill record- A garbage bag (torn open) of large fish. It was a day for sure. When I got up I had to repack my whole bike because maintenance didn’t end till about 9:30 the night before. No coffee in the room? Hmm, I’ll make do. Not a hugeContinue reading “Day 46 – Old Friends in Mississippi (December 17, 2020)”

Day 45 – Sweet Home Alabama (December 16, 2020)

Night 45- Mobile, AL Remember all those “bad” weather conditions we didn’t have yesterday? Yeah, they all happened at the same time today. And I woke up to a flat. And a broken rack. It was a day. So, we got a hotel last night for two reasons. Downtown Pensacola is no place to camp.Continue reading “Day 45 – Sweet Home Alabama (December 16, 2020)”

Day 44 – Tailwinds and Flat Tires in Pensacola (December 15, 2020)

Night 44- Pensacola, FL We’ve had headwinds, cross winds, no wind, rain and cold for the last few weeks. This day we had tail winds. What a great day. Waking up in a room full of pink, we were given guest rooms at a our friend’s parents house. I had gotten the room that isContinue reading “Day 44 – Tailwinds and Flat Tires in Pensacola (December 15, 2020)”

Day 42 – A Drizzly Day in Central Time (December 13, 2020)

Night 42- Bonifay, FL Rain is definitely our greatest motivator and greatest excuse. Because it rained and we changed plans. Our morning at Gene’s was pretty relaxed. I got up to write and agreed to start the coffee and put in the breakfast casserole. Now, Gene’s house had seen better days because of the hurricanes,Continue reading “Day 42 – A Drizzly Day in Central Time (December 13, 2020)”

Day 41 – Stephanie’s Broken Spoke and The Tale of the Missing Taco Truck (December 12, 2020)

Night 41- Chattahoochee, FL When you cross into a new time zone, do you gain time or lose daylight? We have gone south enough that sunset is now 5:30. At one point it was 5. Now tomorrow it will be at 4:30? What is this, double daylight savings time?? Up early again, this time withContinue reading “Day 41 – Stephanie’s Broken Spoke and The Tale of the Missing Taco Truck (December 12, 2020)”