The Texas Mile Road trip
- Distance: 501 miles / 806.3 km
- Ride Time: A Weekend (2 days)
- Approximate Fuel Costs: $38.08
- State: Texas
We combined a bi-annual event with a 2-day road trip. Twice a year The Texas Mile organization, http://www.texasmile.net/, opens up an old military air base located between Goliad and Beeville TX. This event runs for a 3-day weekend each Fall and Spring. For $200 you can register to drive as fast as your favorite motor vehicle can go down a 1-mile runway. There is no trophy or pot of money at the end of the weekend. You may be given a Tee shirt if you go 200 + mile per hr. The event is really for fun and bragging rights on how fast you ride can go. Everything, from cars, and pick-up truck to motorcycles and supercharged lawnmowers are streaking down the runway. This year (09) we saw a motorcycle (do not know what kind) clocked at 251.9 mph. So if you like activities like this plan on combine this road trip with Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Texas MileÃ¢â‚¬Â. For only $10 spectators can walk down a mile long pit row and watch the streaking vehicles fly down the runway. They offer food, drinks and port cans for your convenience. Take good a good idea to have good walking shoes; sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat or cap comes in real handy. If you live in Texas you know early Fall could still be pretty warm. If you arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t into events like this, thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s OK. The rest of the trip is well worth your time. We spent the night in Kingsville at one of the many hotels. They have hotels that will fit anyone budget. You may want to check out The King Ranch Supply Store and if you have time to drive an additional 15 miles to The Kings Inn for dinner. Just ask the hotel clerk hoe to get to these places and they well send you in the right direction. We want to come back following the Texas cost line. The trip back was the best part of our road trip. You will want to make sure to make sure you have plenty of time to follow this return route. You will want to stop and enjoy the blue-green gulf waters lapping up on the beautiful white sandy beaches of North Padre Island and Port Aransas. This route will take to a Ferry that will take you from Port Aransas to Aransas Pass and on the Rockport. There are a number of eaters along the way and fueling stations. Make sure you take a slow 25 mph ride along Fulton Beach Dr. We filled up in Port Lavaca and pushed on to Palacios. we past through Bay City to Van Vleck turn onto FM 1728 to Boling, FM-442 to Needville and finally back home in Rosenberg. Most of the roads on this trip were average or better and even though we didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t see much in wildlife, but depending on the time you ride it could be of some concern.We enjoyed the trip and plan on doing it again. If you take this route be careful and enjoy a part of the South Texas landscape and costal areas.
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