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Old 05-02-2011, 09:18 AM   #16
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Makes me homesick for my Hillbilly home! Nice pics and too bad it was cut short! Great riding in the WV hills.
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:40 AM   #17
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Rode 16 in heavy rain storms last year on the way to Sparta for MSTA Tristar. Must say....at very LOW speed..LOL. One of my favorite roads anywhere. I enjoyed the return trip back north a few days later, when it was dry, a whole lot more. I hope that it does NOT become another gap. Haven't ridden any of it north of Tazewll, but guess I will have to try it now.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:05 AM   #18
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We went through War on the way to Party Boss's shindig last year. !6 is a great road in the dry with just enough gravel in the lanes center to keep you on full alert.



We were stopped in traffic in War. I asked these guys if their dog was a War Dog. They asked if I wanted to pet it.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:50 PM   #19
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From Marion I'd pick up 16 north. A nice technical road with good views. Better bring your A game here.




Sign is a clue.



The north side of the mountains see very little sunlight.
Rocks fall off the hillsides into the road almost every day.



In the summer views mostly consist of a quick glimpse through the trees.
That shouldn't be a problem as you need to keep your eyes on the road.




There is an occasional straight section.

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Old 05-03-2011, 02:23 PM   #20
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I'm almost sure I talked to the boy on the right in your picture when I was walking around Berwind lake. He stuck out because he kept taking his younger brothers pacifier and putting it in his mouth. His mother was like
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:03 PM   #21
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Very cool ride, my dad and I did that area including checking out Burke's Garden a couple years ago. We had a ball.
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:10 AM   #22
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Great photos. I camp at Hungry Mother and near New River to enjoy that beautiful country too. +1 on leaving the region out of the spot light. The negative attention from LEO's and heavy traffic at the "Dragon" and "Snake" have added nothing, but a cluster fuck.
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:22 PM   #23
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Well, I let the storms clear and finished my ride. Better late then never. I headed up into West By God, via 311 north of Roanoke. 311 would be a prelude of things to come as from here on out every road I would take would be full of 20 mph turns. And what's better than a curvy road? A curvy road next to a river. For the next 3 days I would not ride one road that was not a combination of the 2.


311 north of Roanoke




Headed up 311 I had to pull to the right to let a BMW rider by as my goal for this trip was to explore WV and nothing more.

Craigs Creek along 311.


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Old 05-07-2011, 06:32 PM   #24
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Riding along 311 I was hoping I had not planned the best road along my journey my 1st day out. I mean, how can you top this?



As 311 crossed into WV, it continued to be a good ride.

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Old 05-07-2011, 06:40 PM   #25
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As a big fan of roads that run along rivers, 41 did not let me down. In fact it was my second favorite road on this trip.

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Old 05-07-2011, 06:48 PM   #26
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On 39 I passed a sign that caught my attention.



I've read so much about ramp collecting on ADV I had to try them. I guess it's cheating to buy them but if I attempted to harvest them myself I'd probably end up eating poison oak or something. As I only picked up 2, the owner of the market gave them to me on the house.
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:57 PM   #27
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Off of 39 I took a short hike to the Falls of Hill Creek.






I decided to pose for a picture on the way back up from the falls. (Not that I was winded or anything)

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Old 05-07-2011, 07:04 PM   #28
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From there it was onto Watoga State Park where I would camp for the night. Here's a pic of the Road into the park.


And my site for the night.

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Old 05-07-2011, 07:16 PM   #29
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There was still time left in the day after I set up so I decided to ride 150 the Scenic By-way. With the temperature hovering around 40, no cell service, and the by-way deserted, I was hoping I would not regret leaving all of my gear back at camp. When you ride a bike with a belt, it's always in the back of your mind.



I rode the entire length of the by-way and did not pass one car or bike. to WV.

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Old 05-07-2011, 07:22 PM   #30
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So I headed back to camp to cook up some Ramps.





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