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    Getting From New Orleans to Venice, LA

    Here is my situation. I am riding in a supported tour along the Mississippi from New Orleans to Minneapolis. However, I want to do the whole river and I have worked out riding from Minneapolis to Lake Itasca (and flying home from Bemidgi) but I also want to do the portion of the river from the "You Have Reached the Most Southern Point in Louisiana" sign just south of Venice to New Orleans. My problem is getting to the sign. The Tour orientation starts at 3:30 in the afternoon of May 10 at the Airport Hilton and I get into MSY on the evening of May 8th (commitments at work prevent me from getting in any earlier). If I follow the Mississippi River Trail (MRT) it is about 130 miles which is certainly doable if I can get to the sign to start the ride sometime on the morning of Sunday, May 9 (I can stay somewhere along the MRT the night of the 9th). My problem is getting myself and my bike to the sign Sunday morning. I figure I could take a taxi the 90 miles (as the car drives) from the hotel to Venice but that probably is going to be very expensive so I am asking for suggestions for other ways to get there that will fit into the above time frame. One thing that may give me more options is that my bike is an Alex Moulton which has small wheels and separates so it will fit in most trunks.
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    ^

    Can you re-write the above so that it is comprehensible?

    Leave out the extraneous stuff.
    E.g., the north end has nothing to do with getting to getting the south end.

    Use paragraphs of related sentences -- not just one long jibber-jabber.

    Sentences should be trying to make one single point.

    Perhaps generally outline the time-frame. And then augment with just enough pertinent detail to explain your question.
    E.g., you arrive New Orleans May 8. Tour orientation is May-10, 3:30 pm at the airport (in New Orleans ?).
    The tour starts __where__ ? The sign, the airport, in a field?

    A hired limo may cost less than a taxi.

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    Try putting your request on Crazy guy on a bike.. Also register with : Warmshowers and Couch surfing and you might make a contact in that area.

    Which tour are you doing? Thanx,Glenn

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    I suggest you contact and explain the situation to one or more of the Venice based fishing guide services. These operations have customers and guides who routinely travel Highway 23 to where you want to go and who often drive trucks / SUV's that could make the trip easier. You may also want to post a message on Mike Lane's webpage at www.rodnreel.com. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiffrun View Post
    ^

    Can you re-write the above so that it is comprehensible?

    Leave out the extraneous stuff.
    E.g., the north end has nothing to do with getting to getting the south end.

    Use paragraphs of related sentences -- not just one long jibber-jabber.

    Sentences should be trying to make one single point.

    Perhaps generally outline the time-frame. And then augment with just enough pertinent detail to explain your question.
    E.g., you arrive New Orleans May 8. Tour orientation is May-10, 3:30 pm at the airport (in New Orleans ?).
    The tour starts __where__ ? The sign, the airport, in a field?

    A hired limo may cost less than a taxi.
    OK, how is this: I need to get from the New Orleans Hilton Airport Hotel with my bicycle on the morning of Sunday, May 9th, to the Southern Terminus of LA Rt. 23, approximately 90 miles. The only alternative I have come up with to date is a taxi but I am asking for suggestions of other alternatives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by France View Post
    Try putting your request on Crazy guy on a bike.. Also register with : Warmshowers and Couch surfing and you might make a contact in that area.

    Which tour are you doing? Thanx,Glenn
    Thanks for the suggestions. The tour is the America by Bicycle Great Mississippi River Ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jethro View Post
    I suggest you contact and explain the situation to one or more of the Venice based fishing guide services. These operations have customers and guides who routinely travel Highway 23 to where you want to go and who often drive trucks / SUV's that could make the trip easier. You may also want to post a message on Mike Lane's webpage at www.rodnreel.com. Good luck.
    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll give these a try.
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