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Old 07-02-2012, 05:39 AM   #1
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I Rode My Scooter to War.

War, West Virginia that is.



I recently did my first long ride on a scooter. I rode over 2000 miles and through 8 states on my Aprilia Sport City 250

I went from Huntsville, Al to Cleveland Oh via the scenic route and then back.

There were lots of curves:



Unpaved roads:



Historic Places:



Scenic beaches:




And a lot more. My ride report is here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=803404
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:56 AM   #2
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very nice. thanks for the heads upon the ride report. will check it out
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:11 AM   #3
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Talk about a depressed area, War seems like it has fallen upon hard times. The thing I like about the area compared to riding in western NC. is how undeveloped it is.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:23 AM   #4
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Not only is it undeveloped but you don't have to deal with a bunch of slow moving tourists that have no clue how to drive/ride on mountain roads. At least that was my experience.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:37 AM   #5
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When I did a WVA trip a few years ago I had a similar experiance, in fact, I rode for up to an hour without passing another car either direction at times.
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:34 PM   #6
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Not only is it undeveloped but you don't have to deal with a bunch of slow moving tourists that have no clue how to drive/ride on mountain roads. At least that was my experience.
Maybe not but when I rode through West Virginia earlier this year logging trucks weren't much fun though the scenery was lovely.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:21 PM   #7
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Maybe not but when I rode through West Virginia earlier this year logging trucks weren't much fun though the scenery was lovely.
I was expecting to get stuck behind a lot of logging or coal trucks but I can remember it happening only once.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:50 PM   #8
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Scenery on the beach doesn't look too bad
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:22 AM   #9
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Great RR. Loved the pics and the route you took. Glad you posted the link here...I haven't wandered into RR for a bit.
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:17 PM   #10
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According to some reports, War is like the drug capital of WV. Nobody working, 70% on drugs. ( per Playboy )
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:45 PM   #11
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According to some reports, War is like the drug capital of WV. Nobody working, 70% on drugs. ( per Playboy )

Link to article.
http://www.hollowthefilm.com/wp-cont...-april-war.pdf
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When I was a Marine, We had an odd commander that would say "Every night I pray for war!". Perhaps he meant War, WV.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:50 PM   #13
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When I was a Marine, We had an odd commander that would say "Every night I pray for war!". Perhaps he meant War, WV.
Just wondering, how did you stumble across this 13 month old thread?
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:10 AM   #14
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Yeah, I thought "Wow, Klaviator took another scooter trip"! Then I thought, but wait- didn't he go to Ohio last time too?
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hence.....BATTLE Scooter!!!
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