Day 2-Cycle Zydeco-Breaux Bridge loop to swamp tour-42.1 miles and 383 feet of elevation.

A pedestrian breakfast at the hotel did get me out around 8:30 AM on the route. It got me out to McGee’s swamp tour of Atchafalaya Basin in time for a boat with no waiting. The basin is the second largest in the world with only the Amazon Basin largest.

Levee road under construction

The tour and the Atchafalaya Basin!

Feeling lucky now

Back out on the levee road to make a loop.


The turnaround got us to Red’s Levee Bar.

Music was to happen soon

Headed back to town. Was dreaming of a Angelle’s homemade cheeseburger and onion rings. It had a Cajun kick but was outstanding. Gib!

It has been an amazing trip. I head home tomorrow early. Big peace out Tres dog

Day 1-Cycle Zydeco-Lafayette to Breaux Bridge, LA- 46.3 miles with 538 feet of elevation.

A late roll out at 10 AM with massive police presence to get the cyclists out to the country. Brutally tough headwind going out of town most on a really rough frontage road but, with the best law enforcement support I had ever seen.

A Bubbafest attendee from last year

We got off the rough frontage road as we went into Broussard. It’s a lovely town. The headwind did not go away but the better pavement helped.

We left and got more into the country and farmland. WOW!

Rest stop at U of LA farm. Turned and headed for St. Martinsville.

St. Martinsville’s square down by the river. Blues, super home made food, a fundraiser for the local HS. Crayfish Etouffe, white rice and red beans with sausage. Bread pudding if you had room. Gib! Really nice people too!

I love this square.

On to Breaux Bridge through Bayou Teche.

Music by the river.

Great day riding and lunch with live blues. It was good to be Tres dog today Peace out.

Day 5-BAC-Fredericksburg, TX-Friday ride-LBJ’s Texas White House-48.2 miles with 2068 feet of elevation.

Editor’s special: I took this one’s picture yesterday and did not include it. What was I thinking.

Another special editor’s note: I had breakfast at lunch at Sunset Grill yesterday, OMG. 3 perfect over medium farm fresh eggs, like the eggs a friend gives you when they raise chickens, 3 strips of thick cut bacon, perfect breakfast potatoes, cat head, BIG, biscuit with strawberry preserves and Katz organic coffee. There you go Gib!

It was really cool this morning and there was some misting off and on. I met the two local riders that were riding, the other day and we moved along a ways. Super new ENVE bike. Super nice guys.

There is a state park and a Nat’l park. Like the number one farm road designation. It doesn’t hurt being president.

LBJ and Lady Bird family gravesites.

Picture in the recreated home of LBJ’s birthplace.

Air Force “one half”

Cool museum.

LBJ’s Texas White House, not open now
Junction school

Weather turned nicer on the way back home. Great ham and Swiss cheese sandwich on marble rye with German brown mustard from Opa’s Smoked Meats. Gib. Peace out Tres dog

Day 4-BAC-Fredericksburg, TX-.38 Special-43.7 miles and 1873 feet of elevation.

Editor’s note: We received a presentation from Dale and Bonnie of Naumann Angoras wool. They were tremendous and there mohair wool was amazing. Our ride leader Becky, had gotten a baby and it was adorable. Super ride leader.

Great meal last night as, well. Cloudy and overcast so rain was the discussion at breakfast. I decided on .38 Special and was not disappointed.

A quick turn off route brought me to Pecan Grove.

Harley, a Hudson!
Full Moon B and B

Super day but, it got warmer later. Quiet afternoon. LBJ White House tomorrow. Peace out Tres dog

Day 2-BAC-Fredericksburg, TX- Expresso route-28.7 miles and 1173 feet of elevation.

Big sleep and easy breakfast. Overcast skies allowed for shorter distances. It was a good game time call. Some houses and a church going out of town.

Lots of cattle grates

A little off route on Pecan Creek Rd. I experienced some misting. Just made me ponder.

Got back on route and stopped at Cherry Mountain School.

Some things need no explanation…

Back in town. Painting above the door at the post office.

I had a great German lunch of Jagerschnitzel, red cabbage and German potato salad. Gib! Walked town a bit and went to the Nat’l Museum of the Pacific War. Very detailed with lots of memorabilia. I will leave you with only one pic. Peace out Tres dog

Fat boy replica