Trip Summary

Day 52: 2929 miles completed, 8 states, 7 flat tires, 4 flat mattresses, 40 new friends and Bruce #1, 8 rest days

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Day 37: New Roads

After a 3-hr group dinner last night in Deridder,LA,the skies turned stormy overnight,and we awoke to thunderstorms, but procrastination proved to be a good thing as the rains stopped by around 7:45, and we were on our way.

I wish we could say the ride was not as turbulent as the storms the previous night, but the were rough in a lot of places. Bubba’s crew made the very wise decision to shuttle us over about 7 miles of a bridge over the Atchafalaya River where no shoulder was available and the traffic was moving too rapidly to be safe. We were all very appreciative!

When we rode into New Roads, the roads smoothed out and it is located on False River Lake, which is a picturesque environment. The street was lined with Spanish moss covered trees and respectful traffic. It made up for the day that seemed a bit chaotic.

We are sleeping tonight in a LA National Guard Armory. On a side note,Bubba and some staff went exploring after dinner and stopped at a snowball stand, wearing their Pedal 4 Paws t-shirts and the owner very excitedly said she had heard of Custom Canines and Bubba gave her all the information and the website, so we are so appreciative and hope she goes to the website and finds out more. It always warms our heart to spread the word about CCSDA. Thanks Bubba, Mickey, Ed and Joyce!!

Note: the entire ride was completed under 39 feet of elevation.

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