Sunday, December 14, 2014

Fair Weather Guys Meet Rain ?

Here I go to meet Mark and the future rain man.  I have no bike rain gear.  Suppose to shower and the temps are upwards near 74+.  We’re headed for Galveston via back roads and will do over 300 miles today.  And the story is………… I am ready to go..DSCN0518

and Mark filled up with gas and he’s ready…DSCN0519

Off we go… the ocean…… Gulf of Mexico…. 100 miles later via back roads we are there..DSCN0526DSCN0523 DSCN0524

We then head south on routes 87/3005/257 along the beach for miles and miles.  We started at High Island and went down to Surfside Beach…. about 70 miles.  We caught a free ferry from Fort Bolivar to Galveston….. and continued south.DSCN0529 DSCN0531 DSCN0532   

We had lunch here in Galveston.  It was pretty good. DSCN0534

The view .. the Gulf of Mexico along with the light pole.DSCN0533

We came back via route 146 that we picked up near  Texas City Junction.  It took us all the way back to Livingston.  The clouds ahead while returning were dark.  We’re expecting to get hammered with rain.  We got into some pretty hefty winds.  About 30 miles before Livingston we started to get a very light drizzle.  We stopped and Mark put on his rain gear.  I didn’t because I didn’t have any…duh.  Well, the heavy rain held off.  We got back about 5:30 PM.  We did 318 miles today and enjoyed it all.  It was a very good ride.  We saw the Gulf of Mexico and many miles of beach both developed and undeveloped.  We saw diesel for under $3 bucks a gallon.  Around here it’s $3.15 and gas is $2.22.  This was the last big ride for Mark & I in Texas.  Carol & I leave in less than two weeks and the cold wet weather has held off as long as it could.  Next big drive will be in the RV towing a Jeep towing a bike & trailer to Yuma.