I live in Lake Jackson, and stay at the dorms in UH during the week. You screwed up going to the facilities at the Surfside Valero, what a crap hole, haha. Should of went up SH-332 to the Beach Buc-ees, or one of the two Buc-ees on Old Angleton RD. Could have experienced the cleanest public restrooms in the area. But I'm aware that when you gotta go, you gotta go... Lake Jackson is head quarters for Buc-ees. They are rare everywhere else but here. There's one on I-10 and one on I-45. In this area we have 3 in Angleton, 2 in Freeport, 2 in Lake Jackson, 2 in Brazoria, one in Clute, one in Richwood, one in Pearland. Brazoria county is crawling with the Beaver bastards....
Nice to see other Versys.... Versii? Versailles? cruising around my area. They seem rather rare compared to the HDs, the HD wannabes, and the crotchrockets.
OH. As you may have discovered from the map, the road does not continue past surfside. Galveston Island linked Surfside Beach with San Luis pass are pretty much the longest contiguous beach road. Byran Beach is the next island, which has mainland access via bridge, but not with Surfside because of the Freeport Ship channel. The next island is mostly the San Benard Nature preserve, you can access it through Sergeant via a really screwed up draw bridge. After that is Matagorda Island State park, which you can get to through VIA the town of Matagorda (I haven't been there yet).
After that I think it's Mustang Beach with Port Aransas which you can get to from the mainland via Ferry, and then drive on the island to the Padre Island area, where you should be able to get back over to the mainland via a bridge in the Laguna Madre. I think theres a road that goes pretty far south on Padre island, but I know it evetually becomes beach, I don't know if you can travel the whole beach down to South Padre or not, it would probably take forever.
But yeah, Surfside to Galveston is some of the best coastal motorcycling in Texas, since you can ride along the beach, and not actually deal with the sand.
Also, the next time you're around these parts, continue down the bluewater highway pass the 332 bridge into surfside beach proper, at the dead end take a left and continue down. You'll get to jetty park. There's long jetty there thats about 4 times the size of the ones in galveston, that goes for what seems like a half mile out into the gulf, marking the ship channel. At the end of the jetty theres a big marker light and a bunch of dolphins hang out at the end of it. Check it out.
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