Zydeco Day 6 – Opelousas to Eunice – 38 miles

Where we ended yesterday’s ride in Opelousas was next to a racetrack/casino and they had a great party and music there we heard, but we didn’t want to ride the shuttle all the way up there and then back again. So we had our own party. Today we had a small breakfast in our hotel because we heard that a place called Fred’s in Mamou was a sort of breakfast place with music and that it was only 20 miles from the start. Unfortunately both were wrong. Fred’s was 27 miles from the start, there was some wind in our face, and the “omelet” was a bloody mary. We did make it, we found some other food and we also tried the “omelets.” The final 11 miles into Eunice were a breeze – with a tailwind Rick H and I were able to go 22mph for a period when catching up with the group. It took a while to get a shuttle to bring us back to the hotel – but we persevered. Some of the group were able to ride back in our personal sag vehicle that Patti navigated and Clark drove to the destinations of both Mamou and Eunice.

Since this was the final 4 night in March Madness – we started watching the game at the Wyndham and then continued at the Liberty Street Pub, where we had some more delicious food. Tomorrow we have our final day’s ride from Eunice to Scott, LA, where there is a Boudin Festival. How we get the bikes back from Scott to the Wyndham is still up in the air.

Driver and Navigator

In front of Fred’s in Mamou

Group Photo in Mamou

Waiting for Fire Ants

Waiting for shuttle back to the Wyndham

Lunch Pavilion near Fred’s

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