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Old 01-28-2006, 04:47 PM   #16
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Old 01-28-2006, 05:05 PM   #17
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I spent the afternoon exploring the roads in Morgan County,WV. The weather was 53 F. and partly cloudy at 11:30am when I left the house. Skirting the western edge of Sleepy Creek Mountain, I traveled north on an even mix of twisty pavement and graval roads, exploring several side roads as I went. After passing through Berkeley Springs,WV, a 19th century resort town and 21st century tourist trap, I turned west on Wv Rt.9.
Climbing a steep ridge, Rt. 9 passes a one hundred year old stone castle before cresting at a scenic overlook with a view of the Potomac River. Turning south at the town of Great Cacapon,WV I searched for a backroads route to Forks of Cacapon,WV. Roads on both sides of the Cacapon River eventually dead ended straight into the water; however there were two low water bridges, a massive powerline hill climb(to attempt on a future day) and a primitive scenic overlook 150 feet above a dam to make up for it. While positioning my bike on one of the wet, wooden low water bridges for a picture, the rear wheel kicked out and the bike fell hard. The clutch and shift levers took the full brunt of the fall and both will need to be replaced. After some lever adjustments it was time to head home. Total mileage 140, total time 4 hours.
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Old 01-28-2006, 05:08 PM   #18
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Old 01-28-2006, 05:09 PM   #19
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Old 01-28-2006, 05:11 PM   #20
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The road ended here at the Cacapon.
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Old 01-28-2006, 05:13 PM   #21
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Old 01-28-2006, 05:14 PM   #22
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Old 01-28-2006, 05:16 PM   #23
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RRob screwed with this post 03-15-2006 at 07:23 PM
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Old 01-28-2006, 08:12 PM   #24
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On route 33 prior to xsquiggy blowing past me


Dunno, some unpaved road. I ate some candy bars here and took a pee.
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Old 01-30-2006, 12:46 PM   #25
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Met a couple of guys in Middleburg for coffee and then as many dirt roads as possible. Had a R1200GS, an F650Dakar, and my R1100GS. Just find a dirt road, ride it until it became paved, repeat. The result:




Never got more than 26 miles away from my house. Good mix of gravel and one lane paved. Fun day.
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