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South / Re: New Orleans to Venice in one day?
« on: April 22, 2011, 09:50:55 am »
I rode from the New Orleans airport to Port Sulphur in January, 30 miles short of Venice.  Incredibly easy exit from the airport to a riverside trail into NO -

If you're starting at the airport, it's not reasonable to get to Venice in one day.  You'll slow down to navigate through NO, then wait for a ferry to cross the river to Gretna.  From there, the ride is a no-brainer on the shoulder of route 23.  Take 2 days and meet some people to understand the area.  You'll see levees on both sides keeping the Mississippi and Gulf out, learn about Katrina and BP.  Dull ride, interesting story.

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