Today is my 200th blog post. That’s a lot of writing, and a lot of riding, my bike around, every day. Today’s ride took me through so many different parts of New Orleans. Jack and I set out from my Uptown house and rode through Broadmoor, a neighborhood actively still rebuilding from the levee break after Katrina. I took a right through the B.W. Cooper public housing project, passing active construction and a snoball stand on one side, apartments that look like they should be condemned but are occupied. A left on Earhart took me next to the I10 off ramp and then over to the bike lane on Jeff Davis. I rode up Bayou St. John after a quick stop at a bike shop I’ve somehow managed to miss. Wisner Boulevard took be to Lake Pontchartrain, where I snapped this photo from a bench on its banks. Can you believe that sky? That water? I sat there and stared for a good thirty minutes, watching fish leap out of the water and jet skis mess up my view and men reel in fish that weren’t still on the line and water lapping on the cement steps leading down to the water. Yeah, I thought, this is the life. In ten miles I can see so, so many views of this incredibly interesting, beautiful, ugly, sad, peaceful place called New Orleans. Here’s to two hundred more blog posts, and even more rides.