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Old 10-21-2014, 08:05 AM   #1
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Almost Heaven - West Virginia

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My 3 day weekend getaway was from Dillsburg, PA to southern West Virginia to ride the Midland Trail (Route 60) from Lewisburg to near Charleston. It's always great to get down into WV as they have terrific motorcycle roads, nothing is straight. Also, I figured the leaves would be turning colors around this time so the scenery would be beautiful. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate fully as it rained for most of the trip, which took some of the thrill out of the curves. 904 total miles.

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Old 10-21-2014, 08:26 AM   #2
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Berkeley Springs, WV




Saddle Mountain, WV as seen from scenic overlook on Rt. 50




I thought I was in West Virginia???




Cass Scenic Railroad








Cass RR




Confluence of the Kanawha, Gauley, and New Rivers




Kanawha Falls in Glen Ferris




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Old 10-21-2014, 08:34 AM   #3
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Hawks Nest State Park on Rt. 60




Deepwater - Cotton Hill Bridge




Cathedral Falls at Gauley Bridge




Cathedral Falls




This is why I go to West Virginia!




New River Gorge Bridge




Bridge across New River at the bottom of New River Gorge




New River Gorge Bridge








Oldtown Bridge across Potomac River. West Virginia is on the far side, Maryland is on near side.




Kermit the Frog




Oldtown Bridge tollbooth. I'd like to see a tractor trailer or bus cross that bridge!




Scenic overlook on Rt. 9 near Berkeley Springs, WV


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Old 10-21-2014, 08:37 AM   #4
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Sweet, even with the gray sky's it's still beautiful. And that orange bike of yours is nice too. Question tho, did you run over that frog?
Nice pictures too, makes me want to get on my bike and ride there today!
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:48 AM   #5
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You got your dead frog in the middle of the road.


Great pics! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-21-2014, 12:48 PM   #6
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I always enjoy pic of WV and especially the area around Gauley Bridge. Thanks for posting.

Trust you were careful to not run afoul of the law there as it used to be a notorious speed trap coming into town from the falls.
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Old 10-21-2014, 02:33 PM   #7
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Boy, this is a cool photo of this bridge. Never been there by God, but if I do, looks like I'd get to see a ton of good places and things!



Thanks for sharing
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Old 10-21-2014, 03:38 PM   #8
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Great pix.
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Old 10-21-2014, 03:49 PM   #9
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Nice! Another place to add to my bucket list. Thanks for the great pics.
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Old 10-21-2014, 04:05 PM   #10
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In my backyard, I couldn't believe it the 1st time I crossed Old town bridge that I had to pay for the "privilege"
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Old 10-21-2014, 04:08 PM   #11
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In my backyard, I couldn't believe it the 1st time I crossed Old town bridge that I had to pay for the "privilege"
haha!! yeah, I love taking people across that bridge, always fun!!
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Old 10-21-2014, 04:12 PM   #12
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What a great read
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Old 10-21-2014, 05:09 PM   #13
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haha!! yeah, I love taking people across that bridge, always fun!!
Yeah, eyes front don't look down
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Old 10-21-2014, 06:00 PM   #14
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Fantastic! I dig your Guzzi!
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Old 10-21-2014, 07:37 PM   #15
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Great pics!!! Was there two months ago with my fellow Honda Nighthawk Forum riders. We crawled down the narrow paths to the bottom of the New River Bridge twice. It was fun.
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