Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Tour LaFitte

I rode in the Tour LaFitte this morning. I love organized bike rides. They're so colorful -- bright clothes and helmets, shiny bikes, enthusiastic riders. When you get a mass of bikes and bikers together, the display can be positively artistic.
Tour LaFitte is an annual ride held during Contraband Days, a Lake Charles festival celebrating pirate folklore. Supposedly, legendary pirate Jean LaFitte hid buried treasure in and around the murky bayous of southwest Louisiana.

Clouds threatened rain and we battled a fierce SSE wind on the first half of the route. But the rain held off and we had a terrific ride.

I know no one in the above photos, just random fellow bikers in the crowd. I rode with my buddy, Luke. Pleasant conversation melted the 27 miles away like ice in my Gatorade. When we finished, he and I both said we'll be up for the 40 mile ride next year.


Jan Rider Newman said...

I would have melted long before 27 miles! Admire you guys. That's great.

beverly said...

Hooray for you two! I don't think I will ever be up for a 10 mile ride much less 27 miles. Proud of you for making the 'Tour LaFitte'. It's always good to have a buddy.

Anonymous said...

It looks like a great time, glad the rain held off. Now the real fun begins. Working for the government. It probably will not be as much fun. ... m

Anonymous said...

Good for you. i am proud of you, make that very proud of you.

Greg said...