I Rode My Scooter to War.

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by klaviator, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer

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    War, West Virginia that is.

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    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:

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    Unpaved roads:

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    Historic Places:

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    Scenic beaches:

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    And a lot more. My ride report is here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=803404
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  2. 351 power

    351 power Adventurer

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    very nice. thanks for the heads upon the ride report. will check it out
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  3. tastroman

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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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  4. klaviator

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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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  5. tastroman

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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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  6. cdwise

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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.
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  7. klaviator

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    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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  8. SteelB12

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    Scenery on the beach doesn't look too bad :wink:
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  9. Photog

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    Great RR. Loved the pics and the route you took. :thumb Glad you posted the link here...I haven't wandered into RR for a bit.
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  10. bikeridermark

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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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  11. tastroman

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  12. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Been here awhile

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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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  13. klaviator

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    Just wondering, how did you stumble across this 13 month old thread?
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  14. DudeClone

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    hence.....BATTLE Scooter!!! :shoot
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  15. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer

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    Good one!

    Maybe this would be a good location for a Battle Scooter rally?
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  16. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Been here awhile

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    klaviator - I am a scooter rider and was checking out the scoot posts when I came across this thread. I am a history buff too and accustomed to commenting on ancient writings.
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