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Old 06-14-2010, 05:54 PM   #31
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+1 on the Fox Motel and Pizza. Small, but clean. I've stayed there for <40 bucks more than once.
The chicken at the gas station across the street (BP?) ain't bad either!
Great shot of the bridge too


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For those riding to West Virginia, I highly recommend Fox's Pizza & Motel in Brandywine, WV--$47 a room after tax. Gail's and my bikes outside the rooms just before HBN showed up:

Random View:

HBN and Gail on top of Spruce Knob observation tower:

View from the lower bridge in the New River Gorge:


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Old 06-14-2010, 06:54 PM   #32
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:20 PM   #33
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Sweet Eric! Really like the bridge shot

BatmanMike, we can chat about gear for sure...takes time to personally tailor the essentials.

May be in novaland this weekend but expect pics all the same
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:53 AM   #34
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Excellent photography. (surely you did not take all of these pictures with your phone?) Ride reports like this make me really want to explore WVA.
And I hear you loud and clear about 606. I happened upon that road one time by accident and had to stop and take a deep breath.
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:05 AM   #35
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Thanks! Yup all pics taken by my HTC Incredible Phone...not even at the highest resolution! 606 would be righteous on my Ruckus
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:38 AM   #36
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Thanks! Yup all pics taken by my HTC Incredible Phone...not even at the highest resolution! 606 would be righteous on my Ruckus
You have to "commit" to some of those up-hill switchbacks on 606. You hesitate in your turn-out climb, and you'll be picking up a bike.
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Old 06-15-2010, 03:19 PM   #37
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You have to "commit" to some of those up-hill switchbacks on 606. You hesitate in your turn-out climb, and you'll be picking up a bike.
Boon Booni (Scott) loves the East side of 606. Me ... not so much ... the pavement is a total disaster with loose gravel, dirt, pot holes, ruts etc . I hate switchbacks I that can't look all the way through without getting a kink in my neck. The west side is EXCELLENT!!! .

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Old 06-15-2010, 04:06 PM   #38
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Boon Booni (Scott) loves the East side of 606.
I do loves me some tight switchbacks... Those on 606 are nice because they have such a steep inside line just like it used to be a dirt road that someone just dropped some asphalt on to.
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Old 06-15-2010, 04:08 PM   #39
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:21 AM   #41
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HBurgNinja,

You have some nice camping gear - compact and easy to set up, too. Would you mind doing a post on what you have (tent, sleeping bag/roll, rain tarp, plus the little knick-knacks like the mini camp stove, etc.) with a photo, name/model, price & where you got it, and brief "customer rating/review"?

I'd like to do more bike camping, but the cheap gear I have is both bulky and not rain resistant at all. That doesn't make for a fun weekend.

Nice to meet you over at the WV Tag-O-Rama / Historical Markers Get-Together a couple weeks ago at Seneca. Hope our paths cross again soon. Probably see you Rella's, since that seems to be a favorite stop for both of us.

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Of course! I know our paths will cross again

I will take some pics this evening of my gear setup and list them for folks. I have got it down to exactly what works for me...not always the same for others...thanks for the interest!
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:04 PM   #43
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...I will also add Falling Waters to my list. Always a fun time riding in WV
Gots to pass outside of the bound of wild west virginia..



There's some nice riding in western Northern WV, Western Maryland, and Southern PA...

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Old 06-20-2010, 07:42 PM   #44
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Funny you mention that. My initial plan for this weekend was to ride north, camp on the C&O near Antietam and ride past all the battlefields and then into WV near Deep Creek. That will have to wait for another weekend

Future weekend rides (other than ADV Campouts) will be
1.) Visit all of VA's Covered Bridges
2.) Ride as far west as possible (and back...Mississippi River )
3.) Entire length of the original Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike

and many more not yet dreamt up...
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Hburg - would you mind company for one or more of those trips? I need to get out more...
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