ANOTHER GREAT WEEKEND

Motorcycle Awareness Month officially begins tomorrow (May 1) but we kicked things off early in Louisiana with a big rally on the steps of the state capitol last Sunday. It was a beautiful day and there was a great turnout. Got to see a lot of my riding buddies, including Warren Broussard, father of the Motorcycle Awareness Campaign or MAC for short. Warren has done so much over the last ten years to promote motorcycle safety and awareness; from fighting for legislation at the capital to helping to create the MAC specialty license plate program in Louisiana. When you see Mac plate number one on the road, give Warren a big thumbs up.

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More information on MAC can be found on their web site:

http://www.macorg.com

Now many of you know just how much I love vintage cars; especially muscle cars, well I was in car heaven last Saturday at the annual St. Jude Car show in Plaquemine, Louisiana. The show is put on by the Baton Rouge Corvette Club and there were dozens of great looking Vettes on display as well as some other great looking classics from Detroit.
Saw a couple of ’57 Chevrolets that I would love to tool around town in and I got to hang out and talk with many of the owners. The weather was great and the Water Park at the old Plaquemine Locks was a terrific venue. We will be posting a video on our Facebook page next week. Be sure and check it out.

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Last weekend was busy but this weekend will be even busier. There are many great things to do throughout Louisiana.
One of my favorites is the Annual Crawfish Festival in Breaux Bridge. The festival starts on Friday and runs through the weekend. As Crawfish has grown in popularity over the years many communities throughout the gulf coast have started putting on crawfish festivals, but this one is the real deal. In 1959 the Louisiana legislature designated Breaux Bridge the Crawfish Capital of the World and they have been putting on the festival since 1960!

I have been many times and I can tell you this is one festival you do not want to miss. There are 30 live bands, great Cajun dancing; dozens of food vendors and of course tons of crawfish. If you ain’t sucked a crawfish head, you ain’t nobody, cher; and if you want to see how professionals eat crawfish be sure and be there for the crawfish eating contest. Prepare to be amazed.

Here is a piece we did a few years back on the Crawfish Festival:

http://vimeo.com/user22794814/review/93425527/062707c6f9

More info on the festival can be found here:

http://www.bbcrawfest.com/

Up in Shreveport this weekend is the big Sucker Punch Sally Rally and Music Festival. This is a charity even and I am told it is growing each year. It takes place at the Cash Point Bar and Marina and Bar in Bossier City and it begins on Friday and lasts through Saturday. I haven’t been yet, but hope to get it on my schedule for next year.

https://www.facebook.com/events/376276552468198/

It looks like we have another great weekend of riding here in the Bayou State. Hope wherever you are the riding is good there too. Riding season is in full swing so get out on the highway and enjoy. After all that’s what they were made for.

See you on the road.

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T.W. Robinson

~ by larider on April 30, 2014.

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