If you like Cajun culture, Cajun cuisine, southern barbeque, southern architecture, southern hospitality, and huge petrochemical plants –as I do — you will LOVE the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I spent 24-hours there while on my Gulf of Mexico to Lake Superior tour and have some very fond memories.

April 15, 2015: The Reckless Mr. Bing Bong has a fond memory of leaning on a wrought iron fence and staring at the former Louisiana State Capitol Building.

June 13, 2020: The Reckless Mr. Bing Bong has a brand new fond memory of leaning on a wrought iron fence and staring at the current Hastings City Capitol Building.

Hi. My name is Greg and I ride my bike a lot. That is to say, I ride my bike almost every day. I go on long rides and short rides. Sunny rides, cloudy rides, and rainy rides. I like commuting, errand-running, day-tripping, overnighting, and touring on my bike. I ride on city streets, highways, gravel, single track, and snow with equal enthusiasm. Sometimes I ride fast and sometimes I ride slow. I try to keep my feet on the pedals at stop lights and I do not dismount when I hop up on a curb. I have a roadie bike, a mountain bike and a touring bike. I try to accept any challenge a bike ride can throw at me without complaint. But I don't like bugs.

3 response to "BEFORE AND AFTER: June 13"

  1. By: BobinVT Posted: June 14, 2020

    That Louisiana State Capitol building is pretty impressive. Looks like it should have a moat around it.

  2. By: The Navigator Posted: June 14, 2020

    Your capitol building is pretty big and impressive for a town your size! When I worked in local government, our council building was located in a former outdoor bowling club (that was licensed and had a bar, restaurant, slot machines and night club). It certainly did not look so formal as that!

  3. By: Suzanne Posted: June 14, 2020

    Classy capitol buildings! Looks like Mr. Bing Bong is heading in the gate and would like to take up residence.

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