Day 5 – Baton Rouge BMW Dealership and the Beautiful New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)

We ate breakfast at our hotel and Gintaras performed Chopin on a piano while dressed in his full motorcycle gear (see Video Gallery).  I could not stop laughing while video taping this unusual mix (motorcycle jacket / boots and the Petrof piano).  Later, we rode to Baton Rouge to drop off Gintaras’ bike at the dealership.  Considering it was out of the way and the need for regular servicing that we planned to do in San Antonio for both of our bikes, we decided to leave my bike as well and have both bikes serviced (oil change, valve adjustments, and safety checks) to avoid any more stops for mechanical reasons in the United States.  James from Hebert Cycles dealership was extremely nice and squeezed us in without any appointments to accommodate our travel plans.  He believes that Gintaras’ bike has the slave cylinder problem.  We hope it is resolved for good tomorrow.


Vadim at Herbert Cycles in Baton Rouge, LA

.We rented a car and headed back to New Orleans, where we enjoyed the afternoon in the French Quarter.  New Orleans is a very interesting city with beautiful French Creole architecture, a lot of history, great food and nightlife.  We stopped at the Mother’s Restaurant, Café du Monde, Lafitte’s Blacksmith Bar and spent the evening on the Bourbon Street.


Local attractions on Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA

Tomorrow morning we are heading back to Baton Rouge to pick up our bikes.

Routes taken: I-10 W

Miles ridden: 73 miles (117 km) to the dealership






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