Took River Road to Baton Rouge today

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    Jan 13, 2012 4:28 AM GMT
    Took three or four extra hours over the usual 70 minutes but totally worth it. Only killed a half of a tank too. I wish I had the cash to replace all of the worn out bushings and shocks on my roadster but it was a fun drive nonetheless.
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    Jan 17, 2012 7:41 PM GMT
    Did that once a long time ago. Some areas very scenic (like you stepped into the 19th century) and others industrial and ugly, but all-in-all a pleasant way to spend an afternoon.
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    Jan 17, 2012 7:44 PM GMT
    RoadsterRacer87 said Took three or four extra hours over the usual 70 minutes but totally worth it. Only killed a half of a tank too. I wish I had the cash to replace all of the worn out bushings and shocks on my roadster but it was a fun drive nonetheless.


    I have thought about doing NSE and going to Louisiana. If I do actually go, thanks for the advice for a possible first date.
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    Jan 17, 2012 7:48 PM GMT
    My roommate and I biked NO to BR recently and about half the trip was along the levee. It's a firm reminder of what an industrial state Louisiana is. There was a point around St. John parish where we passed three refinery-type facilities in a row; the buildings at the first were black, surrounded by piles of black powder. The next two repeated the pattern in white and red. It kind of bothers me that I grew up here and yet have no idea what any of those substances were - coal? Sugar? Rust?
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    Jan 17, 2012 7:57 PM GMT
    gumbosolo saidMy roommate and I biked NO to BR recently and about half the trip was along the levee. It's a firm reminder of what an industrial state Louisiana is. There was a point around St. John parish where we passed three refinery-type facilities in a row; the buildings at the first were black, surrounded by piles of black powder. The next two repeated the pattern in white and red. It kind of bothers me that I grew up here and yet have no idea what any of those substances were - coal? Sugar? Rust?


    the black was coke
    the white probably gypsum
    the red probably bauxite
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    Jan 18, 2012 4:58 AM GMT
    Thank you! Those are way better answers than mine.
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    Jan 18, 2012 5:00 AM GMT
    If a 70 mile trip wears out your bushings and shocks, you either need a new vehicle or need to learn how to fucking drive. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 18, 2012 5:00 AM GMT
    gumbosolo saidThank you! Those are way better answers than mine.


    yeah, the tyres on my roadster were covered by the time i got to BR. i would've completed the trip sans top but right around St. John Parish the cool front came through and had to hoist the canvas (wasn't dressed for it icon_sad.gif )
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    Jan 18, 2012 5:08 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidIf a 70 mile trip wears out your bushings and shocks, you either need a new vehicle or need to learn how to fucking drive. icon_lol.gif


    I know how to "fucking drive" but i also just bought a 14-year-old car which had all those conditions pre-existing when i took ownership thanks to its age and the roads here. And FYI, the "70 mile trip" is on the interstate. I took a pleasure drive up the river road, which is actually more like 123mi. Before you mouth off on somebody's post at least have the decency to comprehend what they've written.
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    Jan 18, 2012 5:10 AM GMT
    The Greyhound station in Baton Rouge alone is reason enough to justify never taking a bus there. I have been offered every drug for the most reasonable prices outside that building, often several in the course of a few minutes. They will start by asking for a cigarette. The following is my solution in the future:

    Passing guy: Hey man, you got a smoke?
    Gumbosolo: No, but I've got something better.
    Passing guy: (stops) Yeah? What's that?
    Gumbosolo: (big eyes) The word of God.

    And yeah, midway through our bike trip upstream the smoke from the marsh fires rolled in. I am even less fond of Gonzales now than I used to be.