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Old 04-06-2005, 06:40 PM   #1
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...Those of you who didn't ride today missed out BIG TIME.

I ended up riding from Arlington, VA to Parsons, WV. I took 55 out past Seneca Rocks, then 72 to Parsons and returned via 219, 32, 93, 42, 55.

Parsons area is a goldmine for motorcyclists. Lost of scenic roads, and damn near everything is twisty. 72 is a 1.5 lane road that begins with at least a dozen 10mph switchbacks; big dropoff to river rapids on your left, and rock wall on your right. You get to the top, the view opens up, and you can see the rapids hundredths of feet below, and eagles flying overhead. Pretty neat.

219, 32, 93, and 42 all have nice flowing turns, and frequent tight sections that rival or beat 33 or 211. Some sections are almost track-like, with extra lane space for slow 18 wheelers, and lots of runoff room. Nice flowing elevation changes.

It was also interesting to see lots of unmelted snow in that area, despite ambient temps in the 75-85 range.

This area may seem like a hike from DC area, but I left Sheetz at 10am, and I was back to my Arlington/Courthouse apartment around 630pm. That includes a long lunch, a section of 55 that was closed because of an accident (possible motorcycle involvement), and considerable rush hour traffic on 66.

That said, the ride was not without its glitches. Something happened to my camera. It looks like it's dead for good, so no pics.
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Old 04-06-2005, 07:47 PM   #2
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219, 32, 93, and 42 all have nice flowing turns, and frequent tight sections that rival or beat 33 or 211. Some sections are almost track-like, with extra lane space for slow 18 wheelers, and lots of runoff room. Nice flowing elevation changes.
That's it! You are leading the next NOVA ride.
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Old 04-08-2005, 07:37 PM   #3
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I must have -just- missed you. Rolled into Sheetz at 10am. Bugger. See my tale in Ride Reports.
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Old 04-08-2005, 11:27 PM   #4
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That's it! You are leading the next NOVA ride.
hmm Witold's route sounds interesting. BTW Skyliner, when is that next 'NOVA' ride and dogs at your place?
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Old 04-09-2005, 01:18 AM   #5
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That's it! You are leading the next NOVA ride.
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Old 04-09-2005, 06:38 AM   #6
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hmm Witold's route sounds interesting. BTW Skyliner, when is that next 'NOVA' ride and dogs at your place?
My schedule for the next several weeks will be full. But the good news is that I should have my pool open by the end of the month so look for a ride/pool party thread soon.
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Old 04-09-2005, 06:40 AM   #7
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Skinner When are you coming to Virginia?
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