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Old 04-19-2013, 11:43 AM   #16
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300 for the week sounds great! A couple great places to eat at the base on 33. Jack browns has great burgers.
Skyline cafe for coffee and dinner. Hanks is solid for dinner..
I would avoid Log Cabin BBQ. BBQ exchange (as stated by fellow inmate ) is very good.
ElPaso in elkton has the best Burrito Carnita s I have ever tasted and our new bakery in town has grea great great food.
Appalachian Baking Co. hours are funky. open wed through sat 10 to 5.
Mellow Mushroom Pizza in C'ville is great.
Spelunkers in Front Royal is another great burger and frozen custard spot..
When you are on Skyline drive ,I suggest you stop at Big Meadows for Black berry ice cream. I think it is Blackwalnut base with local black berries.


Blixa---Depending on the time in May, we can offer you a two and a half hour canoe float on the Shenendoah river and maybe some fishing.

sr636 offers a 9 mile easy f. road ending with catherines' furnace (Pre civil war)
Have a great time.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:04 AM   #17
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also some good hiking there

http://virginiatrailguide.com/2010/0...n-ridge-trail/
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:09 AM   #18
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Thought I would bring this back to the top as we are getting into trip planning mode..

Anyone have anything new to add?
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:04 AM   #19
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Well the wife and I made it down here this week and the weather is looking awesome. We have done the top 2/3 of the skyline as well as a few local roads. Beautiful country down here. I think we are going west on 33 to Seneca today and then loop back on 250. Also plan to ride the Blue Ridge one day..well part of it.

Stumbled on Jack. Brown's our first night here. .great burger and beer stand. Found a nice sanwich shop in Luray when we did the caverns..

we have till Sat morning here so if anyone has anything new we are all ears
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:52 AM   #20
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You've lucked out with the gorgeous weather!


One thing about 211, they've dropped the speed limits over the years. Was out there a few weeks back and it's 35 mph on the west side, 45 on the east side.


If the wife is into glass baubles (or hand crafted jewelry or blown glass creations), there's a wonderful shop in Staunton, not too far from Massanutten.
http://sunspots.com/


And over in Harrisonburg, there's a brewery that a friend of mine went to recently and said it was decent.
http://threebrosbrew.com/

My son lives in Harrisonburg and he said there's a Tilted Kilt there. You'll be gone I'm sure, but we're heading to Harrisonburg for the weekend.
http://www.tiltedkilt.com/


We rode down to the Wintergreen resort area and had a nice lunch at Devils Backbone (another brewery).
http://www.dbbrewingcompany.com

It's not real clear from their site, but if you hover over Info and then click on Map, you'll see the address of the brewpub.

There's also a nice little coffee shop in downtown Culpeper.
http://www.ravensbrew.com/NewFiles/d...vensNest2.html

You can hit Prince Michel vineyard in Madison along the way.
http://www.princemichel.com/

Just some thoughts on some destinations if you're not wanting to just meander around. You're pretty safe just looking at a map and picking back roads. All the riding around the area is pretty decent. Even if some of the roads do turn to dirt, your Tenere should handle it just fine.
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:21 AM   #21
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Try Hanks Smokehouse on rt.33 if you get a chance. Great BBQ. There are a ton of great breweries if you ride south on Skyline drive and get over in Nelson county.

http://www.wildwolfbeer.com/

http://www.bluemountainbrewery.com/

http://dbbrewingcompany.com/
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:46 AM   #22
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You've lucked out with the gorgeous weather!


One thing about 211, they've dropped the speed limits over the years. Was out there a few weeks back and it's 35 mph on the west side, 45 on the east side.


If the wife is into glass baubles (or hand crafted jewelry or blown glass creations), there's a wonderful shop in Staunton, not too far from Massanutten.
http://sunspots.com/
Thanks..weather has been awesome. The wife wants to head over to sunspots today right uo her alley.

And I noticed the slow speeds on 211...I see them as suggestions and traffic has been light;)

Tilted Kilt...discovered them in Phoenix a few years ago..nice concept. .be gone by the weekend though.

Thanks for suggestions

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Thanks for the tips. .Hanks seems like a must do..

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I lived there for about 14 years. Great place to start a ride


You have 33 West into WV then pick any road south down to 250 and back east into VA,
This was an awesome ride...took 33 up to Senneca...hiked the rocks then looped back to 250. Best day of riding I have ever had...road wise anyways.

The roads and scenery in Maine/NH/VT are awesome but for lots of twisties and well paved and banked roads you guys down here have us beat

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