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    Newbie ed801975's Avatar
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    Hello from Baton Rouge!

    hI've been lurking here for a while & learning TONS of information, but I figured I'd post & introduce myself. I live in Baton Rouge, LA & have gotten back into cycling after a couple of decades away. I had bikes as a kid & would ride around my neighborhood a little. Now I'm 38, separated, and back into cycling. This past July I picked up a Torker Alpental from a LBS & realized how much I enjoy cycling. Last month I upgraded to a Trek 7.3 FX, which I love! I ride mostly in the neighborhoods around town, and I'm planning to do some riding around the lakes on the LSU campus. I try to ride between 10 & 20 miles every day, but sometimes kids and/or weather foil that plan. Between my two bikes, I've ridden nearly 600 miles since mid-July.

    Here's the Torker:
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    And here's the Trek on an outing yesterday:
    trek2.jpg

    Glad to be here!
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    Welcome. You're lucky to have some very beautiful riding as the riding in the Feliciana Parishes (and into MS) is some of the prettiest riding I have ever seen. It has been a few years since I've ridden in SE LA but the Baton Rouge Bike Club is a fine club that put on some great rides (including one of my all time favorites which is Jambalaya Tours over Thanksgiving). Nice shot of the bike btw.

    http://www.batonrougebikeclub.com

    and here,

    http://neworleansoutdoorcompanion.bl...emembered.html
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    Newbie ed801975's Avatar
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    Thanks for the welcome & link! Sad that the Jambalaya Tours had to end; sounds like fun times. I'll definitely check out the BR Bike Club!
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    Welcome
    I spent 5 years in BIG BR- at LSU.
    Do the radio stations still call it BIG BR ??
    Nice college town feel near the campus- rest of it just a city.
    Rode many many miles on the levee and parallel to the levee-heading down river from the campus-nice ride-pretty rural from 1968-1973-didn't have to go far to be "in the country"-cows grazing on levee-horses etc-no stores gas stations-maybe one old store.
    I'm in NOLA now- still ride the levee-but it isn't rural.

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    Welcome to BF and back into cycling!

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    Thanks for the welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by phoebeisis View Post
    Do the radio stations still call it BIG BR ??
    I really don't listen to the radio all that much (too many commercials!), but I don't think I've heard the city called Big BR.
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    ed801975

    Funny back then they constantly called it BIG BR-
    It seemed odd because it was MUCH SMALLER than NOLA back then.
    So-BIG BR is no more-oh well
    welcome anyways even if BR isn't BIG anymore.

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