I’m here in Mobile awaiting the official beginning of L6. The boys are all up in the air right now. When I logged in to brothersbikeride.com I found a draft of a post I never finished from L5. The photos had already been captioned, so I figure I might as well publish it to get everyone back in the BBR spirit.
Here’s what I remember about this day:
- It rained a ton, which you’ll see in some of the later photos, and Silvester and I performed a rescue.
- There were about fifty ladybugs on the ceiling of my bedroom at the plantation.
- I worked really hard on a project to meet a deadline imposed as a power play by a client who knew I was on vacation. I fall into this trap again and again (though most clients aren’t as mean-spirited). It is never worth it. People can almost always wait a week.
I regret that work got in the way of my enjoyment of Leg 5, and I apologize for not entertaining you with my affable wit for the last half of that trip. There’s so much I wanted to tell you, so many song references I never got to use. I’ll be better this time. For now, let’s rewind to March 1, 2015, which started in a smelly Best Western in Ville Platte, Louisiana and ended at the Butler Plantation in Poplarville, Mississippi: