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Old 11-13-2014, 04:26 PM   #1
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Last Trip to Blue Grass Valley of Virginia before the Polar Vortex arrives

I rode out to the Blue Grass Valley of Virginia yesterday (11/12/2014) before the "Polar Vortex" descends upon us and screws up the roads for the rest of the winter. Total ride was 400 miles in 8 hours with lots of stops for photos. I made it home just before dark. The roads were absolutely perfect no traffic, no sand, grit, gravel, limbs or or anything else. Just me and lots of twisties. My front tire did find a can in the middle of a curve on route 39 shortly after leaving Goshen Pass . Here's a few pics and the route.








Road into Blue Grass Valley


Downtown Blue Grass 100 years ago.


Downtown Blue Grass today. See all the changes? ... Me either, that's what I love about the area.






The original bank building





Just for Jimmy

























The fellow that owns and restored this beautiful house also owns a couple of miles up and down the road and the valley across the street. He gave a friend of mine a jump start when my friend ran his battery down in front of this fellow's house on one of our rides a while back.



Bath County Pumped Storage Station: 3,003 Megawatts of Hydro Power. The largest facility of it's kind in the world.

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_Co...torage_Station





Bath County Pumped Storage Recreation Area Lake & Campground








Campsites are only $10/night and they sell firewood at a very reasonable price.



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Old 11-13-2014, 06:13 PM   #2
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Great pictures, when I get released to go back to work, I may take a weekend trip to Suches, just to scratch my rambling itch. Will there be snow on the roads over there in December?
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Old 11-13-2014, 06:37 PM   #3
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Nice pictures Mickey! I'm jealous!
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Old 11-13-2014, 06:39 PM   #4
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Man, them are some great pictures, I really like the stone work on the church. I'm a mostly retired stone mason and I used to build churches with my dad and a crew of course! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 11-13-2014, 06:43 PM   #5
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Great pictures, when I get released to go back to work, I may take a weekend trip to Suches, just to scratch my rambling itch. Will there be snow on the roads over there in December?
If you mean Blue Grass Valley, probably but you never know. I've ridden out there in the middle of the winter and just picked my way through there very carefully. It's even prettier with snow on the ground. I'll see if I can find some pictures from one of those rides.

Here's a link to a ride out there in Jan 15, 2012. http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ght=Blue+Grass

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Old 11-14-2014, 09:10 AM   #6
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I love it. If the weather ain't too nasty, this is my favorite time of the year to ride my motorcycle or fish.
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Old 11-14-2014, 05:38 PM   #7
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Great photos !!! Beautiful area of the state to ride in. Also, some great FRs in the area too !!
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