The weather looked great for the morning, but less so for the afternoon, with a cold front heading this way.
But, one — at least not THIS one — does not fritter away a day of riding on a middle-of-November warm day on account of iffy rain after noon, and certain rain not forecast until near dark.
So, it was andidamnamo on the EV on a route that I actually executed as planned, a very rare thing! Ran this counterclockwise.
First photo op along W.V. SR 6, Smokey Hollow Road.
This is along W.V. 8, South Branch River Road. On other side of river is Pancake, W.V. Have to get there sometime.
SR 8 has been repaved since I last rode it and it’s mighty fine. As with so many rural roads, mind your business every moment or you’ll be riding on a gurney in the back of a special van. If you’re lucky, they’ll have the lights and sirens on!
South Branch River Road “leaves” the riverside and becomes Trough Road about halfway down from Romney. These two are along it.
An effete snack in Moorefield … pretty darn good, actually. More importantly, Kathi was impressed!
"Old 55” from Moorefield to Wardensville is a moto-delight. Recently repaved, it has something for everybody … along as everybody likes ups and downs and all arounds. I was too busy trying not to kill myself for the first 3/4’s of it, and finally found a couple of spots to stop safely and take some pix, thus these three:
I couldn't decide which of these I liked best, so you must suffer both. That literal "high way" up above -- Corridor H -- is why the low road is called "Old 55."
Two old items rest after a fine ride. and, while I got a bit “damp” at the end, I made it home just before it started raining in earnest.