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Old 11-27-2014, 09:06 PM   #1
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Exploring West Virginia for thanksgiving.

Well this is probably a terrible idea but here goes. Leaving tomorrow morning heading down to the Davis area, maybe camp around dolly sods. Kind of depends on the weather there, as there's a good chance the road going up is impassable. The goal for tomorrow is to not freeze, and to find a nice snowy spot to camp and to make an after-thanksgiving dinner. Gary (bronciii) has 2 chickens and some vegetable oil. I have a coffee can. Hopefully we can sucessfully deep fry a chicken.

There's no route really, just a general goal to end up in the hills somewhere. We're not sure what the roads will be like anyways.

There's just 2 of us going, everyone else dumb enough to tag along was busy for some reason. Something about 'thanksgiving' and 'family', I wasn't really paying attention.

Fresh tires at least. Wish I'd studded them now, oh well.



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Old 11-27-2014, 09:09 PM   #2
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Here's Gary's bike. He's a bit more organized of a packer than me, and is actually ready the night before.




I'm mostly packed here, but it's before the tire swap so I had to re-do it anyways.


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Old 11-28-2014, 03:37 AM   #3
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Old 11-28-2014, 06:05 AM   #4
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That's awsome. We where there last weekend and there was barely trace amounts of snow around, I heard there is 16" of snow there now.
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Old 11-28-2014, 06:07 AM   #5
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Old 11-28-2014, 06:32 AM   #6
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I have about 3 inches of snow here on the river, and it's 27 degrees.
It's 17 in Davis and snowing.

Paved roads are probably ok for snow, the Loop road is probably rideable but the creek crossings may not be.

Lots of salt/cinders on the roads, I wouldn't take any bike I liked on them right now.
Corners that don't have ice will have so much shit in them that ice would provide more traction.

I'll PM you my cell # in case you want to give me a shout.
Any open campgrounds will be full of hunters, this is opening week of rifle season for deer. Riding in the woods is NOT recommended.
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Old 11-28-2014, 06:48 AM   #7
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^ Great offer, thanks. PM on the way. We're likely not going to be trying any creek crossings or anything crazy. It's hard to say. I imagine we'll be down by your way, or could go there anyways. One place is as good as the next.
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Old 11-28-2014, 07:45 AM   #8
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Inch of snow in Buckhannon, W.V. Warmed up to 29 degrees you guys are hardcore.
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Inch of snow in Buckhannon, W.V. Warmed up to 29 degrees you guys are stoopit.

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I think WVhillbilly might be right.



Made it to Morgantown on pavement, going to start hitting more back roads now I think. So far the weather hasn't been bad, but we're drinking coffee and watching the snow fall at the moment.

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Old 11-28-2014, 11:42 AM   #14
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219 north of Thomas



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This might work, I'm on my phone.

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Old 11-28-2014, 11:45 AM   #15
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I've been there, in 2006' led by a wv rider. There is a dirt t road near there with a few water crossings?... Correct? Is it called "canyon road" or something?


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