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Old 10-20-2012, 06:33 AM   #1
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West Virginia fall colors - Rt 55 Old & New - Petersburg / Moorefield / Wardensville

I had to go to my folk's farm and mow grass, so I decided to take an extra day off and go explore the Old and New Rt 55 around the Petersburg, Moorefield, and Wardensville area in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. I took the old 2-lane road east into Virginia, and came back on the new 4-lane, including the new section that just opened up to around Greenland Gap. The fall colors are still nice but fading quickly. I posted the ride report on my website - www.RidingWV.com

Ride Report: http://www.ridingwv.com/FolderStreet...t55Oct2012.htm

Hope you enjoy it.
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:36 AM   #2
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Very nice. WVA is one of my favorite places to ride.
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:45 AM   #3
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Great report! Thanks!
Nice honoring Donald Scible. GO MAN GO!
My Dad served during WWII and would have been 88 this year.
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:59 AM   #4
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Great report! Thanks!
Nice honoring Donald Scible. GO MAN GO!
My Dad served during WWII and would have been 88 this year.
Dang, I forgot to write that he currently owns and rides a 2006 Harley Fat Boy. I'll edit the page now.

I'm sure your dad had many interesting stories about the Navy. My dad was also Navy and is slowing down quite a bit after a year of cancer treatment.
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:07 AM   #5
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Nice RR pnoman, WV is the best riding East of the Mississippi, if ya can't ride Colorado or Utah, ride WV
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:10 AM   #6
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Great pics and report. Thanks.
I have a couple of the same shots along Horse Ridge from my trip at the end of August. RR in my sig.
New River Gorge Area was about the furthest East I'd been in WV (other than across 250 and 33 - trips to BRP). Last couple years I've explored Canaan Valley and Smoke Hole. Hellbenders Burritoes in Davis yum ! Camped at Seneca Rocks several times this summer. I have family in Mercer County WV and Tazewell County VA so I'm familiar with that area, but this area is a new destination for me. Leisurely riding down side roads and state/US routes it's only 5 hours saddle time from home.
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Great pics and report. Thanks.
I have a couple of the same shots along Horse Ridge from my trip at the end of August. RR in my sig.
New River Gorge Area was about the furthest East I'd been in WV (other than across 250 and 33 - trips to BRP). Last couple years I've explored Canaan Valley and Smoke Hole. Hellbenders Burritoes in Davis yum ! Camped at Seneca Rocks several times this summer. I have family in Mercer County WV and Tazewell County VA so I'm familiar with that area, but this area is a new destination for me. Leisurely riding down side roads and state/US routes it's only 5 hours saddle time from home.
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:43 AM   #8
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pnoman...enjoyed your WV Ride Report

makes me realize how much I have missed living in WV. The Fall colors of that area are splendid! I lived in Morgantown, WV for two years (96-98) and although I didn't have my motorcycles with me, I traveled as many back roads in WV, MD and PA as I could on weekends with my CJ-7 Jeep.

Thanks for posting. I will check out your personal website later.

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makes me realize how much I have missed living in WV. The Fall colors of that area are splendid! I lived in Morgantown, WV for two years (96-98) and although I didn't have my motorcycles with me, I traveled as many back roads in WV, MD and PA as I could on weekends with my CJ-7 Jeep.

Thanks for posting. I will check out your personal website later.

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Thanks for the nice comments, and thanks for serving, fellow airman!
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:25 PM   #10
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Nice report. I especially enjoyed the part about your Grandparents farm.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:52 PM   #11
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Great report and pics! I really enjoyed reading and riding along. Looks like some fine riding up there!
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