Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: New Orleans, LA USA
Bikes: Surly LHT, and 3 others
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150 Mile Weekend Ride Around Lake Pontchartrain - New Orleans Area
Saturday (March 6th) was an awesome Spring day down in South Louisiana. Light winds 5-10 (more near the lakes) and not a cloud in the sky. 61F in the shade, warm enough for summer wear in the sun. Rode the new Cinelli SuperCorsa (photo attached). There was suffering, but all in all a nice day on a sweet bike.
9 hours 3 minutes of riding. Average 16.3 mph. A couple hours of short pit stops along the way. The bike got a lot of attention at a big festival in one of the small towns I stopped in. The bladed spokes where a big hit.
I am posting this in:
- because my daily riding plays a huge part in getting in the miles as I often crack out 20-50 bonus miles on the way in to work. Plus, all of my friends are here.
Long Distance Cycling
- because I rocked the new steel road bike all day.
- because this ride makes an awesome 2 - day ride with camping at local State Parks. I have biked some variation of this route, clockwise and counter-clockwise at least a hundred times on various bikes dripping with panniers full of camping gear. The Google Map link is mostly for you folks!