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Old 08-25-2009, 11:01 AM   #2191
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Thanks, just what I needed to read. It's a vacation ride so slow is okay. And curves are a plus. Sounds like win-win to me. Thanks again.
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:02 AM   #2192
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Us50!

US50 about here is pretty, not sure about other parts of the country though.... East of I79 to DC it is all kinds of fun (do not miss 33 as well) if you're not trying to average 60mph. West of I79 to Ohio it is a 4-laner but hardly straight, more like the meandering stuff out west, but keep an eye for the fuzz. You'll want to do 80 but anything beyond 70 gets frowned on. Gus, look me up next time you're about, we've a ton of great roads just about anywhere you chuck a rock.

Here's a link to a rough blog from the trip with pics/routes and general blather. I'll keep posting the pics now that I upgraded to the mo-bandwidth version of photobucket......
http://cheekieduckie.blogspot.com/

here's the Uly hanging out with all-organic-vegan scooters in downtown SFO ... there was a protest by the social-workers union going on at the steps of city hall.....different kinda fun
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:03 AM   #2193
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Thanks, just what I needed to read. It's a vacation ride so slow is okay. And curves are a plus. Sounds like win-win to me. Thanks again.
Well I wouldn't call it "slow", just more time consuming. Trust me that when you finish winding up and down these roads and find it opens up to a wide-open valley, you won't be able to SPELL "slow".
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:06 AM   #2194
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gus: I recognized that first pic (see tractor)..... just caught your breath after winding down that mountain eh?

Cool Springs.... also featured in our WV tagorama
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=259
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:12 AM   #2195
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Gus, look me up next time you're about, we've a ton of great roads just about anywhere you chuck a rock.
I'll definitely look you up. and I agree with the roads up there. My GF didn't ride back when she lived there and as most people that live there do, she took the interstate most of the time (by car). Honestly, the best and most fun roads we found were in WV. I had told her before we left though that I thought that would be the case. I was right.
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:25 AM   #2196
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gus: I recognized that first pic (see tractor)..... just caught your breath after winding down that mountain eh?
Oh man, I almost turned back to do it again. That was right by that crazy store/gas-station where they sell a little bit of EVERYTHING. This place:



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Old 08-25-2009, 11:29 AM   #2197
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but but...

there are all forms of pretty roads on the way to WV.... I absolutely love the roads around N. Ga (Dahlonega, Helen, etc) through Western NC and Eastern Tn.

Here's one from March last year along the Richard Russell scenic byway




and of course..... Deal's Gap
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:46 AM   #2198
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I could use one of those nightlights.
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Old 08-25-2009, 02:13 PM   #2199
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there are all forms of pretty roads on the way to WV.... I absolutely love the roads around N. Ga (Dahlonega, Helen, etc) through Western NC and Eastern Tn.
Agreed.....we noticed a big difference in the roads in GA. On the way up to WV we went thru Central GA and stayed in Gainesville (close to where you mention). It was great. But, on the way back we went along the eastern side of GA (we had stopped in Charleston, SC). What a difference. The Central and Northwestern parts were nice, the eastern side looked like Florida.....flat and muggy!!!
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:03 PM   #2200
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:49 PM   #2201
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Yes! Hwy 50 is sweet. Not really so lonely as I thought it would be. :) I rode from San Fran to SLC, UT and did it in 12 hours flat. Yes, speed limit was a problem as I was gung ho about getting home. The hwy actually has some nice twisties in the middle. I really enjoyed this road, esp. after taking I-80 from E to W.
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:30 PM   #2202
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i always hate it when a bike gets tired and decides it needs to rest on the trail..
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:41 PM   #2203
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Just got back form a trip to Nova Scotia

Passed through PA because I wanted to get this shot.



I thought the framing of this was pretty interesting. I am at the top of Mt. Washington and it was taken by a random Chinese tourist who wanted me to take her picture.



Stopped by here to show these clowns a real bike :) Actually a pretty cool spot.

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Old 08-31-2009, 11:37 PM   #2204
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Spent the bank holiday down Oxford and Swindon way visiting friends.



The roads down that way are incredibly frustrating - A420 and A421 either castrated at 50 mph for no obvious reason or too busy. Was a nice trip, but quite dull biking for the most part. We did take a nice detour on the way back to Stowe Gardens near Buckingham, where there was a brief section of nice road, but otherwise my luck was not with me.



Also, I got my Revit Cayenne Pro suit a few months ago, and am totally loving it. Highly recommended!
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