Louisiana


Well there it is ladies and gentlemen. The ride is finished. Another conquering of a continent and another major mountain range bicycled into submission. The red line extends from the Arctic coast down along the spine of the Rockies, crossing the Great Divide X number of times before basting out onto the high plains of Kansas and then on into the swamp of Louisiana. It-is-finished! From Arctic Coast to Silverthorne was 6,086km and then from Silverthorne to New Orleans was another 2,383km so 8,479km total from top to bottom. Not bad.

In New Orleans I take full toll of the oyster bars for a week before packing up the bike for the flight back to Sydney on New Years Day. Loads of great food. Lashings of Gumbo etc. (although the Jambalaya is a tad disappointing I must say).

At LAX as we are herded around in endless lines in a manner learned, no doubt, from cattle ranchers. Am struck by the sheer number of gormless clots off to do whatever. They haven’t just conquered the North American continent on a bicycle. What right they to claim this space with me? To get checked in before me? Pfft. Little do they know.

Await the next exciting episode of Buff3y’s bicycling adventures.

All the way from the frozen north of Canada in May.

Survived the mushy stuff they call food in Texas.

Til I found a pretty good steak here on The Texas Louisiana border.

Then a scoot along Highway 61 for a little bit, before hitting New Orleans.

Louisiana Ride
Tuktoyaktuk0
Camping61
Camping50
Inuvik37
Inuvik0
Camping63
Camping61
Fort Macpherson51
Fort Macpherson0
Camping57
Camping51
Camping53
Camping25
Eagle Plains0
Eagle Plains0
Eagle Plains63
Camping73
Camping85
Camping77
Tombstone Mountain Campsite112
Dawson City0
Dawson City0
Dawson City91
Camping65
Moose Creek Lodge (D96.7m)95
Pelly Crossing (D155.6m)89
Tatchun Lake camping [km8.5] [WL362.2]35
Frenchman Lake Campground [WL341.3] 82
Drury Creek Campground [WL290.9]82
Camping east of Faro85
Camping on lovely verge78
Camping at lake side mosquito coast 25082
Frances Lake Campground [WL106.5] 17093
Simpson Lake Campground [WL50.5] 8282
Watson Lake DC6120
WL0
WL110
Camping106
Liard River Hot Springs 0
LR 60
Northern Rockies Lodge65
Toad River 76
Tetsa River Campground. 115
Fort Nelson 0
Fort Nelson98
Camping (Bougi River beyond Prophet River) 100
Sikanni Chief – Cabin116
Inga Lake Camping 73
Fort St. John 75
Dawson Creek 0
Dawson Creek131
Grande Prairie101
Kakwa River – Camping95
Grande Cache0
Grande Cache143
Hinton73
Jasper0
Jasper105
Next ‘Ice-fields’ Camping100
Mosquito Camping (Hut)85
Banff0
Banff: [Meeting with Howard Jang]20
Cranmore80
Canyon Camping 95
Elkford37
Sparwood130
Rooseville – Eureka, HA  Brewery, Grave Creek Camping95
Columbia Falls99
Polson0
Polson112
Missoula75
Hamilton122
Wisdom112
Dillon89
Storm camping89
Island Park (Chinese Hotel)81
Squirrel Creek Guest Ranch89
Colter Bay Village0
Colter Bay Village0
Colter Bay Village86
Lava Mountain Lodge103
Camping (National Forest)50
Pinedale160
Atlantic City126
Camping [near A&M reservoir]90
Rawlins118
Ladder Ranch93
Steamboat Springs (rabbit Ears)95
Colorado River135
Silverthorne 0



Frisco14
Alma50
Johnson Village66
Salida37
Westcliffe77
Pueblo97

0

0
La Junta105
Lamar87
Syracuse79
Garden city85
Dodge City85

0

0
Laverne127
Woodward64
Seiling55
Watonga61
Oklahoma117

0

0
Ada137
Atoka82
Hugo92
Paris50

0
Mt Pleasant97
Jefferson84
S. Shreveport77
Natchitoches130
Alexandria84
Marksville56
Baton Rouge140
New Orleans148

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