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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Iron Cross Junction on November 18, 2021, 07:33:00 PM

Title: Mid-November Ride in W.V. on EV
Post by: Iron Cross Junction on November 18, 2021, 07:33:00 PM

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.


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First photo op along W.V. SR 6, Smokey Hollow Road.


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This is along W.V. 8, South Branch River Road.  On other side of river is Pancake, W.V.  Have to get there sometime.   :food:

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!


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South Branch River Road “leaves” the riverside and becomes Trough Road about halfway down from Romney.  These two are along it.


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An effete snack in Moorefield … pretty darn good, actually.  More importantly, Kathi was impressed!   :kiss:


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"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:


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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."


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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.


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Bill
Title: Re: Mid-November Ride in W.V. on EV
Post by: Ncdan on November 18, 2021, 08:05:30 PM
Nice ride and great pictures!
Thanks for sharing, Bill👍
Title: Re: Mid-November Ride in W.V. on EV
Post by: Travman on November 18, 2021, 08:13:04 PM
Wish I could have rode with you. The best I was able to manage was a walk during my lunch hour. It was a beautiful day for mid November. Did you use your Emtech ear plugs?
Title: Re: Mid-November Ride in W.V. on EV
Post by: ohiorider on November 18, 2021, 09:41:40 PM
Appears you might like my old home state of West Virginia.  I loved riding the road outside of Elkins, on US250 into Frank and Durbin, then continuing down the mountains into Virginia.  We made this ride several times from Cleveland down south to US 250, then sw into WV, and then wherever that took us.

Bob

Forgot to say that your pics are wonderful! 
Title: Re: Mid-November Ride in W.V. on EV
Post by: john fish on November 19, 2021, 05:04:00 AM
Some nice photos, Bill.  Some of the nicest riding roads in the country.  Reminds me of when I took a guy from Pittsburgh for a ride down into the Mountain State.  "We're going to ride for a couple hours.  We won't see any traffic, stop lights, or cops.  Keep your wits about you."
Title: Re: Mid-November Ride in W.V. on EV
Post by: Nick on November 19, 2021, 05:31:12 AM
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The EV looks great with the sport windscreen!!
Thanks for the pictures  :bike-037:
Title: Re: Mid-November Ride in W.V. on EV
Post by: yogidozer on November 19, 2021, 05:42:11 AM
Looks like your river is really full, just like my area. Makes fly fishing tough.
Wait til spring, when the snow melts, not going to be good
Title: Re: Mid-November Ride in W.V. on EV
Post by: maquette on November 19, 2021, 07:41:51 PM
Love that area up there Bill. My grandson and I took the Jeep all through that area in May and we came back through in July. If you are back in Moorefield you have to stop and eat at Oneills. On main street just up the road from Sheetz. Kathi will like it I bet.

Good read.
Title: Re: Mid-November Ride in W.V. on EV
Post by: Bill N on November 23, 2021, 02:53:42 PM
That Hotdog and Mustard EV sure is pretty especially with fall colors in the background. WV roads are my favorite. Nice report and pictures.
HD&M Bill
P.S.  Just wanted to ad that your EV looks baby new. Never seen a recent pic of one that looks as good as mine. 130,000 + miles on mine and she is purty too.