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Riders Of The Mist

Saturday, January 24, 2009

The cold front must have gotten there just slightly ahead of us for as soon as we crossed over into Louisiana, the mp3‘s on-board thermometer indicated an amazingly rapid drop of 12°F!  “Yes!”, I nodded to Denny,”It just got a lot colder.”  

Harley-riders stayed home today

Harley-riders stayed home today

 

I shut both air inlets on my helmet and that effectively stopped the cold air from tunneling into my head.  We rode on, via Hwy-90, against the thick mist and intermittent light rain ahead.  We kept riding on, passing the sign “Sulphur 17”. It sure felt a lot farther than 17-miles along the mind-numbingly straight two-lane old highway, preferred by the locals yet long forgotten by the interstate travelers. Finally arriving in Sulphur, Ed guided Denny and me safely to Hollier’s Cajun Kitchen, where we met up with Paul and his lovely wife Angela.  Paul rode all the way from DeRidder on his green ‘84 Vespa PX150E (a 200 really), while Angela drove in relative comfort.  

Comfort food, Southern-cooking, Cajun fare, whatever you call it, Hollier’s (pronounced:/ha-yea-s/) has got a whole buffet full of it.  However, if competitive eating is not your game, then you may order from a menu as you wish.

Angela

Remind me to check out their boudin next time

Remind me to check out their boudins next time (shot by: Angela)

This would be the last we see of Dennys poncho in its entirety, before the sharp cold air shredded it

This would be the last we see of Denny's poncho in its entirety, before the sharp cold air shredded it

Frogg Toggs are perfect for this type of weather

Frogg Toggs are perfect for this type of weather

Hitting the road soon

On the road again, in a minute (shot by: Angela)

Some may say that we’re “hardcore” riders to be riding on a day like this–wet, windy, and cold in the high-40’s;  I say why not.  Can’t ride when you’re sitting at home, right?  Admittedly, we were caught off guard a little by the quickness of the cold front and somewhat under-dressed for today; but on any other day, with proper insulation and rain gear from head to toes, you could guarantee an enjoyable ride in weather like this.  Just ask Ed and he would tell ya,”I can ride forever!”–Lorenzo

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. astromags permalink
    Monday, January 26, 2009 9:29 am

    Is that the “tin-man” riding the Vespa P? Nice toggs. ; )

  2. Denny permalink
    Monday, January 26, 2009 11:41 am

    I’m still shiverrrrrrring! But, I know now that a Chinese scooter will make it over the big bridge. Thanks Ed, and Lorenzo for passing a good time. Good to meet Paul and Angela as well.
    “LES LE BON TEMPS ROULER”
    Denny

  3. Thursday, January 29, 2009 3:50 am

    Hello yall. i bet u got a nice frezzen ride hehe, if i live closer i enjoy the group .had fun Lorenzo,i buy a chinesse scooter 2007 vitacci 350 for Robin. untill i get another 250 so i see yaa soon ED.

  4. Saturday, February 7, 2009 12:04 am

    Cold ride has a special kind of fun all to its own, best experienced with warm attire.–Lorenzo

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