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Offline spklbuk

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escape to VA
« on: November 11, 2012, 09:40:36 am »
Ma Nature blessed WV with what may well be one last shot of fantastic weekend weather, off me and Alegany went.  Dirt Dad rides to WV to seek the snow, I thought it would be good to visit his home state to avoid  the white stuff.  Leaving behind our beloved Alleghenies we plunged headlong into the Ridge and Valley (aka “those Hokie Mtns”) and the Jefferson National Forest, I rode some really fine twisty one and two laners across and half dozen or so mountain passes to reach the Motherland.

 




Once there, I could not find anything interesting and had to make due with this forest service road!… ;)

I ran about 15 miles along the windward side of this ridge

From where you see the highest ridge in the background


As per usual, Ol’ Paint performed flawlessly.  I’m out to her stall to give her a little make ready for winter tlc…

« Last Edit: November 11, 2012, 09:42:48 am by spklbuk »
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Re: escape to VA
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2012, 09:47:56 am »
Excellent indeed!!   ::012::
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Re: escape to VA
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2012, 12:26:55 pm »
Excellent indeed!!   ::012::

Not too far south of ya; 3 hours on the Parkway and...if yer ever in the mood.
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Re: escape to VA
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2012, 05:15:15 pm »
Welcome to Virginia.  Please watch your speed.  Our state is notorious for hammering people hard for their speed infractions.  Which is a much bigger motivation than snow for me to visit your state. 

Do you still have snow at your place? 
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Re: escape to VA
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2012, 06:25:59 pm »
Welcome to Virginia.  Please watch your speed.  Our state is notorious for hammering people hard for their speed infractions.  Which is a much bigger motivation than snow for me to visit your state. 

Do you still have snow at your place?

Yep, I know.  I've been riding VA for 40 years or so.  I once had a nice afternoon $800 chat with a judge in the same VA county where I was riding yesterday...I think he said something about reckless behavior.  ??? Me?  O:-)

Snow here remains only in patches.  As of Fri, still 2 feet in the high country.  There was still snow on the state line on the north side of Peters Mtn but the backroad was dry.
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