Yo Texans - 40-Mile is on the way

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by 40MileDesertRat, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. 40MileDesertRat

    40MileDesertRat Born Again Pagan

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    A few years ago I picked up a couple of "Cool Vests" and stuck them in in the garage. This is a cotton vest that is filled with some kind of plastic, spongy beads. When the vest is soaked in water, the beads grow and hold about a pound or two of water.

    When you put the vest on, it makes you look like the Pillsbury Doughboy. But f-me, it will keep you cool when you get moving. I forgot about them until this trip and just for the hell of it, found some room that wasn't occupied but my wife's stuff to store them on the bike.

    They saved the trip........
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  2. 40MileDesertRat

    40MileDesertRat Born Again Pagan

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    Talking about BBQ and please don't take offense, I've had some wild foods from all over the planet and I have even done haggis. What is with the b-thing, that would be bourdain, bournose, bfoul or whatever they call it and serve proudly in Leakey? This is the sausage that looks like a donkey cock and is filled with some kind of material that tastes like plastic insulation after an industrial fire.

    This stuff was offered to us by the waitress as a must try in the downtown biker bar and she just couldn't do a good job describing it to us. So we could get some idea of what we were getting into and to help her out with the sale, we attempted to assist her in her pitch by offering some tastes-like-foods. The one ingredient that she mentioned with certainty was rice, so we offered jambalaya, paella, arroz con pollo, and some other favorites. She then said yes to all of the above, fantastic it sounded great. Or possibly we made it sound great, so we ordered it. Then when it arrived it still looked good. That is up until the moment that she unwrapped it from it's protective metal foil and revealed the horror beneath.

    Two bites and we were done....What was that stuff??


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  3. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Were they trying to serve Boudin? Like Cajun white sausage? lol In Leakey?

    Come back to Texas in the Fall. I'm gonna head back to Louisiana by twisties for the Swampscooters Rally. Puts you in fine shape for http://www.boudinlink.com/Boudin_Tours.html

    Now that's boudin. I don't know what you were served. Bad boudin is usually dry and mealy.
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  4. 40MileDesertRat

    40MileDesertRat Born Again Pagan

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    The name is right if you pronounce it "Boo-din". However if the Leakey stuff was Cajun 'boudin', Justin Wilson is turning over in his grave. Also it was definitely not a white sausage. It wasn't even a half white sausage. That sucker was black, black, black.

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  5. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    God. I don't think I want to know. lol. :huh
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  6. 40MileDesertRat

    40MileDesertRat Born Again Pagan

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    The pics and text are skinny to this point. But, I'm working on it and I'll post a wrap-up in 'Ride Reports'.

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    It was a little toasty out there.

    Bruce
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