Three Country Tour On An Electric Motorcycle – Heading Back To Houston

2 years ago by Ben Rich 0

10,000 miles on this motorcycle!  This means I have gone 30,000 miles on Zeros!

10,000 miles on this motorcycle! This means I have gone 30,000 miles on Zeros!

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.

Charging at the Flatonia RV Ranch again, feels like home.

Charging at the Flatonia RV Ranch again, feels like home.

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.

Charging at the Santikos Rialto movie theater.

Charging at the Santikos Rialto movie theater.

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.

My shadow while riding down I-10.

My shadow while riding down I-10.

Big Boots in front of a store in San Antonio, TX.  Everything IS bigger in Texas.

Big Boots in front of a store in San Antonio, TX. Everything IS bigger in Texas.

Map of the route from San Antonio to Houston, TX

Map of the route from San Antonio to Houston, TX

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