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Old 10-10-2014, 06:41 AM   #1
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VA WV DS info GPS tracks

I am putting together a ride leaving out of Staunton VA my home town. I hope for it to be a loop that can be ridden form just about any place in the vicinity. I would be willing to share the GPS files after I ride it and map it. I have a good start and but have run into some snags. I will do a four day scouting trip in the next month. I am looking for input and possibly some GPS files if you would contribute.

The basic plan is this Public Roads only. As much dirt as I can find.
Day one for the scouting trip is Staunton VA to Marlington WV I have most of this mapped and have ridden most of it. But would like any input on Dirt in and around this area.
Day two is Marlington WV to Seneca Rocks, Davis or Canaan vicinity. I hope to include the Canaan loop road.
Day three is to end in the Baker, Lost River or Moorefield vicinity. I want to come back through Bergton VA via Germany River and Reddish Knob.
Thanks for anything you can contribute and again I will share this trip.
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:04 AM   #2
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I am putting together a ride leaving out of Staunton VA my home town. I hope for it to be a loop that can be ridden form just about any place in the vicinity. I would be willing to share the GPS files after I ride it and map it. I have a good start and but have run into some snags. I will do a four day scouting trip in the next month. I am looking for input and possibly some GPS files if you would contribute.

The basic plan is this Public Roads only. As much dirt as I can find.
Day one for the scouting trip is Staunton VA to Marlington WV I have most of this mapped and have ridden most of it. But would like any input on Dirt in and around this area.
Day two is Marlington WV to Seneca Rocks, Davis or Canaan vicinity. I hope to include the Canaan loop road.
Day three is to end in the Baker, Lost River or Moorefield vicinity. I want to come back through Bergton VA via Germany River and Reddish Knob.
Thanks for anything you can contribute and again I will share this trip.
I've ridden that area the last couple years but never tracked it with GPS

but I'm sure someone will help you
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:31 AM   #3
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Maybe you have some info I would use. Do you know the surface of SR 55 in WV? I think it is gravel but Google Map Maker said it was paved??
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:47 AM   #4
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Maybe you have some info I would use. Do you know the surface of SR 55 in WV? I think it is gravel but Google Map Maker said it was paved??

If you are inquiring about FR55 that runs from Rt 39 to Rt 84 along the VA/WV state line, it is a good gravel surface.
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:54 AM   #5
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If you are inquiring about FR55 that runs from Rt 39 to Rt 84 along the VA/WV state line, it is a good gravel surface.
Yes thank you!
Can you tell me anything about Middle Mountain Road?
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Old 10-10-2014, 08:36 AM   #6
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Can you tell me anything about Middle Mountain Road?

Is that the road from Blue Grass to Buffalo Lake?
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Is that the road from Blue Grass to Buffalo Lake?
It ia also called Public road 14 comes off 28 and goes north through Monogahelia
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Can you tell me anything about Middle Mountain Road?
It's a FS gravel road, usually it's in pretty good shape. It's a fun scenic road, just watch for oncoming traffic. Laurel Fork campground is off this road and is a great place to stop for the day.
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Old 10-10-2014, 09:16 AM   #9
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It's a FS gravel road, usually it's in pretty good shape. It's a fun scenic road, just watch for oncoming traffic. Laurel Fork campground is off this road and is a great place to stop for the day.
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Old 10-10-2014, 11:06 AM   #10
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As a side. How many miles a day do most like to ride? Given that it is a mix of slab and mostly well maintained gravel roads. Not looking like a lot of jeep trails and trails at this point.
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Old 10-10-2014, 12:51 PM   #11
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As a side. How many miles a day do most like to ride? Given that it is a mix of slab and mostly well maintained gravel roads. Not looking like a lot of jeep trails and trails at this point.

About 150 miles of that kind of riding is about my limit for one day, but I'm probably older than most who do this.
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As a side. How many miles a day do most like to ride? Given that it is a mix of slab and mostly well maintained gravel roads. Not looking like a lot of jeep trails and trails at this point.

About 150 miles a day is my limit for this kind of riding, but that is a lot of hours in the saddle at an average speed of about 25mph.
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:02 PM   #13
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My first day is 180 currently. I may shave a bit. But I also think I will pick up the average on the slab between dirt. I think we will take breaks but no lunch break.
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