LA- Louisiana that is BS Thread ---

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by HighTechCoonass, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Emmett

    Emmett Adventurer

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    Any tips for riding the Natchez Trace? Camping etc.? Heading up from New Orleans, will pick up 61 from somewhere south of Natchez then continue to Nashville sometime in the next few weeks.
  2. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    Any tips?

    Don't speed. Know your range and be familiar with fuel stops.

    I think it's 45mph, and they don't take kindly to speeders.

    Dirty
  3. Bonafide Bob

    Bonafide Bob Been here awhile

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    I am still waiting for a Saint Francisville ride to be scheduled.;-)
    Bob
  4. TheBrainB

    TheBrainB Brock-On

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    New guy here from Natchitoches. My big girl probably won't see many dirt roads (got a Jeep for that) but looking forward to many new adventures. IMG_2672.JPG
  5. Bonafide Bob

    Bonafide Bob Been here awhile

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    Welcome to the forum.
    Bob
  6. Jamco6000

    Jamco6000 Louisiana DR650

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    DR650 checking in. Baton Rouge. Would really enjoy a weekend where it doesn't rain.....
  7. Bonafide Bob

    Bonafide Bob Been here awhile

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    Welcome to the group.
  8. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    Yeah, one of these weekends when it doesn't rain.

    There's about 10 of us here in Baton Rouge who ride together.

    Dirty
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  9. EnduroRdr

    EnduroRdr Woods Racer & D/S Rider

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    Yup! Long overdue for some handlebar therapy!


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  10. Test_rider

    Test_rider (Ultra)Sound Advisor

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    Anyone here ever ride Camp Claiborne near Alexandria, LA (Forest Hill, LA)?
  11. noncompliant

    noncompliant Adventurer

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    For a couple of years now, I've been considering selling my W650 and getting something more off road oriented. So, I finally went and posted it up on FB marketplace today.
    Sorry. I didn't post it in the flea market on here, because I don't have a photo sharing account. But, some of you may have seen it at the dFR back in 2014.
    It still looks pretty much like it did then, only with a few more miles on it, (up to a little over 59,500 for now ). It's got a new battery, new rear tire, and new front brakes. I'm asking $3,600 obo or trade for a supermoto 400cc or bigger.
    I looked at other W650's for sale to determine where I should set the price, but all the ones I saw were around $5,600 with between 5 and 10 thousand miles, (makes me wonder how someone can have such a good riding bike for seventeen years and hardly use it ) . Mine's used and proven, and still runs great.
    So if you know someone who likes old motorcycles, that look like even older motorcycles, let them know, this one could be their's.
  12. Mcycle

    Mcycle Am I so Evil?

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    Skulking the forums, looking for dirt roads nearer BR then the 2 hours to CC.
    Fire road to single track welcome.
    Would like to meet the Dirty + 10 and learn the secret ways.
    And now I am seen.
  13. parker

    parker n00b

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    Its hard to find a dirt road here in the evil parish (EBR) anymore , but the gravel that runs next to the levee
    from Ramah down to Bayou Sorrell is a nice little jaunt . And theres some curvy blacktop on the way back to BR
    If you follow the Bayous. It ain't great but its more fun than mowing the grass.
  14. Litespeed602

    Litespeed602 Going in Circles

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    Hey Guys, Pa rider looking for some advice. Four of us are headed South in late Oct., Barber Museum is on our to do list and so is New Orleans. Does anyone know a motorcycle friendly hotel in downtown New Orleans, I guess I mean secure parking for bikes? Or any other advice for first time visitors to your state?

    Thanks,
    Dave
  15. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    You sure you're serious about that Dave?

    The French Quarter on bikes? Seriously?!?

    The Marriott and JW Marriott are pretty much right across the street from each other smack dab in easy walking distance to all the places that'll get you killed down in the quarter if you want.

    I've been going to the Quarter for 40 years-not as much in recent years because it's not safe. I'd NEVER ride a bike down there and I know where to go and not to go.

    Dirty
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  16. Sportsbud

    Sportsbud Been here awhile

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    Shoot there is not secure parking for bikes in NOLA, I live in one of the few ones and that is because I live on Jackson Barracks lol, bike riding in NOLA is dangerous at first I got a kick out of it but after multiple near death experiences the novelty has worn off... But there are several hotels in the downtown area that have secure parking garages but don't know them off hand..
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  17. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    It is a shame to see what has happened to NO.
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  18. Bonafide Bob

    Bonafide Bob Been here awhile

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    New Orleans has gone thru some difficult times since Katrina, but still remains a beautiful city with a lot to offer visitors. Sure it has crime, but so do all major cities.
    In answer to the original poster, there is a lot to see in New Orleans , come on down and enjoy the city. The D Day museum is one great way to spend a day and there are 100's of great restaurants to try.
    Use common sense if you want to experience the night life and stay in areas with lots of people and don't wander off the beaten path.
    If you do visit the city PM me and I give you a list of restaurants the locals like.

    Bob
  19. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    Yep, the food in NO rivals anything anywhere. Local knowledge is huge.
  20. Bonafide Bob

    Bonafide Bob Been here awhile

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    I have lived and worked in the New Orleans area for many years, while I choose to have my home on the north side of Lake Pontchartrain, I still work construction in the city as I have since 1963.
    A friend of mine penned the following soon after Katrina flooded New Orleans, and it has stuck with me as was about to retire around that time and wanted to continue working to see this great city get rebuilt.


    "You remember the scene in the movie Patton where George was standing in front of the mirror getting dressed for battle? He said that everything in his life was meant to prepare him for that battle. He went on with historical perspectives of other Generals that had fought on the same fields of battle he was about to engage.

    I think of that scene often. I feel that my life has prepared me to be here in New Orleans right now. The rebuilding of New Orleans is a high point of my life on both a personal and professional level. I have never faced challenges as great day in and day out and the rewards of seeing the city come back to life is an incredible rush. I love it. I could not put up with the challenges if it was not a work of passion. It is getting better everyday. Two years ago...I was on auto pilot most of the time, way too much to take in and way to much to process and deal with. I had to literally focus on what was directly in front of me without turning my head from side to side...overwhelming.

    I will tell my grand children that I fought in the Battle of New Orleans...and we won."


    Bob