Monthly Archives: March 2014

To La Grange via the Roundtop Antiques (?) Festival – 29th March 2014 (69 miles – about 66 on route)

We set off from Navasota RV Park at about 10.30am in cool cloudy conditions but it was evidently going to warm up. We pushed along the 105, along the W M Penn Road (William having lost most of its letters) … Continue reading

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To Navasota – Friday 28th March 2014 (74 miles but only about 65 on the official route)

Your browser does not support the video tag. We set off at 10am, noted that the weather was warm and humid with the sun almost out, and pushed along through Evergreen, Pumpkin (though the locals seemed to call it Punkin), … Continue reading

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To Silsbee, Texas. 26th March 2014 (83 miles, about 73 on route)

A brisk day of cycling across a flat wooded landscape. We went through Merryville, where I played the piano (christmas carols on an untuned old museum saloon piano – at the Merryville Historical Society Museum which lets transam bikes camp … Continue reading

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To DeRidder – 25th March 2014 (68 miles – 62 on route)

We set off from Hotel Kazan – rather stylish but at a budget pice (we found the cheapest room in the entire place) – and hit the road, high on the sugar that we had absorbed from our frosted wheaties. … Continue reading

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To Mamou – 24th March 2014 (79 miles, 65 on route)

Motels are, in theory, a faster start to the day than camping since you don’t pack up a tent. Generally it is faster but if the day is cold and the motel sufficiently comfy a motel can be slower than … Continue reading

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To Simmesport in the Drizzle. 23rd March 2014 (60 miles, but only 45 on route)

Today illustrated the point that the rainfall chart on our coast to coast map makes – that it rains quite a lot throughout the year in Louisiana. What was more tricky, perhaps surprisingly, was the cold -after sweltering yesterday and … Continue reading

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Across the Mississippi – Saturday 22nd March 2014 (74 miles but only about 68 on route)

The riding today was delightful mostly, in hot sun along quiet wooded roads. We went from Easleyville to Chipola to Woodville to Norwood (lovely townhall with benches for lunch, though some fearsome looking bees were buzzing around, not aggressvely), to … Continue reading

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It’s Louisiana, Anna! (c. 72 miles, 68 on route)

From Rogers Lake Campground to Franklinton, Louisiana. 20th March 2014. It’s Louisiana, Anna. We’re both fans of Brecht and Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins, sung by the two (?) sisters Anna and Anna in their money making tour of the USA. … Continue reading

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From White Sands Campground, Vancleave to Roger’s Lake Campground, between Perkinston and Poplarville – 19th March 2014 (c. 58 miles, about 55 on route)

The campground owner was shuffling fridges and other white goods around while we packed. She said everything had been moved the higher ground to avoid the recent river flood – when we were getting soaked in Pensacola, White Sands was … Continue reading

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From Dauphin Island to Vancleave (White Sands Camping) on Tuesday 18th March (about 85 miles, but only c. 74 on route)

Your browser does not support the video tag. We got up at about 8am but wanted to dry the tent, drink free coffee (a nice feature of Dauphin Island Campground), and check various bits of the bikes (oil, tyres, nuts … Continue reading

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