WOW! What a day to ride in the Valley. It got up to about 60 today!! It was super nice...the ice had mostly melted at the higher elevations....we did encounter some which made you want to ride a little on the cautious side though. We left Churchville around 1230 and headed north to the SW rockingham county area. We rode up into the Union Springs area and started climbing. That's where we found some ice. There were bear hunters everywhere...Had to be careful in the turns. Anyway, we finally made our way out by Stone Camp, across Drill Site, up to Flag Pole then a side trip out Hone Quarry Ridge. Found a lost bear dog out there. Later headed to Reddish Knob, then out along the main ridge to Upper North River. Proceeded down through North River and across Leading Ridge road to Todd Lake and then made our way back to Churchville. It was about an 80 mile round trip ride through LOTS of mud....but was lots of FUN!!!! Here are some pics: The view today from near Stone Camp....man it was clear!! And of course, the classic handlebar view This is looking west from Drill Site into WV. You could actually see Mt. Storm power plant and the windmills from there today! Yes, it was muddy...this was actually a dry spot! Another good view West into WV again this was on the state line: And finally This may be the last day like this we see until about March.... Had to enjoy.