Three Country Tour On An Electric Motorcycle – Heading Back To Houston
JUN 28 2015 BY BEN RICH
There is something welcoming about that which is familiar. Today I rode back to Houston from my triumphant journey through San Antonio to Mexico. I feel relieved that the trip to Mexico went smoothly and I can enjoy the rest of the trip a little more fully.
Traveling back to Houston from San Antonio was nice because I knew that my charging stop in Flatonia was already set up and I knew exactly what to expect when I got there. Most days I feel confident there will be no issues with charging, but there is no guarantee. Today, I’m guaranteed friendly faces when I arrive. Also I had one other short charging stop at a movie theater with Chargepoint stations in San Antonio before hitting Interstate 10.
I’ve become a fan of slow travel. After traversing the USA on my electric motorcycle in 2013, then going for a 6,000 mile ride in 2014 I have come to enjoy the charging stops because of the people I meet along the way. Occasionally the stops are somewhat boring if nobody talks with me, but often people are interested in what kind of person goes for a 6,000 mile journey on an electric motorcycle.
Today at the Flatonia RV Ranch I had another nice chat with Roy Kolb, the owner, and his mom. Although this time his mom gave me quite a history of her family via her Christian beliefs, reminding me that I am deep within the bible belt.
By now the Flatonia RV Range almost feels like home, that’s just how kind and accommodating the were. I felt a little bit sad leaving there.
The rest of the ride was fine and the sunset was rather pretty in my rearview mirror. I arrived to a retirement party at my destination, so I enjoyed some new company and good food before getting ready for bed. Tomorrow I head up to Natchez, MS before starting the long journey up the Natchez Trace Parkway. I’ve been looking forward to this ride for quite some time.