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Old 05-07-2011, 07:29 PM   #31
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The good thing about taking a trip in the early spring is that it's easy to scavenge for firewood as there is still a lot of tree fall left from the winter laying on the ground. I imagine by mid summer you'll have to buy one of those $4 bundles.



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Old 05-07-2011, 07:34 PM   #32
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Next stop was to be Helvetia. The 12 miles of gravel road had me thinking about my belt again.




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Old 05-07-2011, 07:45 PM   #33
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I"d have lunch at The Hutte.







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Old 05-07-2011, 07:51 PM   #34
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:00 PM   #35
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Then it was on to Backwater Falls.



Now I had a decision to make. I could either stay in Davis at the Purple Fiddle hostel, eat a good dinner, drink a beer or 6, and catch a live band or continue on to Seneca Rocks.

Nuff said



Without a doubt, the walk in sites have the best view!

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Old 05-07-2011, 08:07 PM   #36
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In the am I'd ride Smoke Hole Rd, my favorite Rd of the trip. You want mountains, its got mountains, you want rivers, its got rivers, the pavements in good shape and for the most part, I had it all to myself.



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Old 05-07-2011, 08:13 PM   #37
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I did stop at Peaks of Otter on the way home. My wife and I got married there 17 years ago so I thought a picture of the place might make my life a little easier as I've been out riding for a good part of the past week, not to mention blowing a weeks worth of vacation.

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Old 05-07-2011, 08:23 PM   #38
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WV is a great place to ride. If you are from up north and are bypassing WV on your way to Western NC you are missing out. Hell, WV is Western NC without the traffic. Most of the towns I went through were not gentrified, simply empty store fronts, consignment shops and maybe a Mom and Pop restaurant. The valleys are undeveloped offering scenery I had underestimated.
I grew up in states surrounding WV and have heard my share of WV jokes but after spending the better part of a week touring the state, I'd say the joke is on us.
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:55 PM   #39
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Very cool, and thanks for recognizing WV as a beautiful place to spend some time cruising the backways and byways. There is some really majestic sites throughout this state.

I have called it home for most of my life and I only need a reminder of a vacation drive through traffic nightmares and endless commercialized tourist traps to realize that WV has so much more to offer than it is ever given recognition for.

Seeing it all on a motorcycle is simply amazing.
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:03 AM   #40
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Just to add a little about the bike.

A Uly is great for these kind of roads. I really appreciated the torque and top notch suspension. I'd come across a lot of uneven pavement in coal country and as loaded as I was, the Uly soaked it up with ease. My only complaint is the tall 1st gear.
Used Uly's are selling for next to nothing these days and IMO are a good value for your dollar. They have a unique feel and sound so if you are in the market for a different bike you might want to give a Ullysses a look.
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:00 AM   #41
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Tastroman,

Nice RR.

Looks like you had some great scenery and a memorable WV Adventure!

BTW, the DS riding is just as much fun!

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Old 05-10-2011, 12:28 PM   #42
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Nice roads and campgrounds.
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:04 AM   #43
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Nice photos and ride report! Thanks for sharing.
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Tastroman -

Looks like you had a great trip. Thanks for the RR & great pictures!
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Old 05-13-2011, 01:50 PM   #45
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Quiet, big mouth. Don't tell everybody. The last thing we need is that damn "tail of the dragon" traffic here.

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WV is a great place to ride. If you are from up north and are bypassing WV on your way to Western NC you are missing out. Hell, WV is Western NC without the traffic. Most of the towns I went through were not gentrified, simply empty store fronts, consignment shops and maybe a Mom and Pop restaurant. The valleys are undeveloped offering scenery I had underestimated.
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