Ride, camp, shoot, pics, climb, hike, repeat...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Just GO!, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. Just GO!

    Just GO! Countersteer it.

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    Labor Day extended weekend and I'm off to Seneca Rocks, WV for some west and wewaxation. :thumb

    Woaded and weddy to wide....

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    The morning weather looked promising...

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    Looking at the map.....

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    and the road signs.....

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    one might get the distinct impression that Ohio state route 7 is a scenic route.




    It's not. :bluduh

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    Unless, that is, one knows where and when to look...

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    I'll ty not to bore you with too much yappin' and just let the pictures speak for themselves when they can.
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  2. gremor

    gremor RS'er

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    Love riding that part of oHIo.
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  3. Just GO!

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    SE Ohio is nice but here's a teaser from WV.....no comparison...

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  4. Just GO!

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    Still riding scenic Ohio SR7...

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    I crossed the Ohio river into St. Marys, WV and then headed north along secondary roads to US route 50.


    Good ol' CSX #338 rumbles by...

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  5. Narrdo

    Narrdo Been here awhile

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    Great shots. Keep em coming
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  6. Just GO!

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    On US 50 between Bridgeport and Grafton there's a little stopping place that sell gas, goods and food. They also have on display a number of old, rusty farm and construction pieces.


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  7. Just GO!

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    There is also some very disturbing and, uh............risque scenery here and there. :lol3


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  8. Just GO!

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    Anyway, back to reality.

    More rusting relics...


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  9. Just GO!

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    A few more rusty shots then on to the divide...

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    Behind that sign you can see some of Joe Harper's cattle. He owns a huge farm here and since 2002 he has been generous enough to allow John Markwell and Rod Hanson to host their Allegheny Sniper Challenge (ASC) match here.

    The match started with a few friends getting together to test their long-range rifle skills in some of the most challenging terrain and weather east of the Mississippi. It has now grown hair, so to speak, and attracts some very good shooters, venders, smiths and manufacturers.

    So much so that all of the equipment for this year's competitors was donated. Approximately 50 shooters on two separate weekends will compete with FNH USA, A5 M SPR rifles equipped with US optics 10X scopes and Brock Markwell slings, shooting .308, 175 grain ammo donated by Cor-Bon.


    Here's Ben, of FNHUSA, doing some last minute adjusting on the rifles before the next day's shooting....

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    A few of the BEASTS....

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    and one up close......very cool..........

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  10. BusyWeb

    BusyWeb Adventurer

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    very enjoyable photos (whotos ha ha ha)
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  11. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    Sweet, you have a great eye and a great talent for photography :thumb
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  12. Hominid

    Hominid Been here awhile

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    Great Photos - looks like beautiful country.
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  13. Just GO!

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    The photos (scenery) got better the farther east I rode. :thumb


    Pendleton Co. has some of the nicest riding/scenery in the state.

    More to come.
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  14. Just GO!

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    Agreed. And thanks for letting me borrow the Cramp Buster. Really made a difference. I'll get it back to you as soon as I can.
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  15. Just GO!

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    Now for the "shooting" section of the ride.

    Maggie is always the first one in the truck when there's adventure in the air...

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    The morning sun was at my back as I rode up the mountain to the divide...

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    I arrived at the match site before everyone else and just loafed around taking pics....

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    I see a red VStrom hiding in this pic. Do you?

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    The shooters, match directors and helpers started rolling in around 8:30

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    The first order of the day was to get sighted in...

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  16. Just GO!

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    The rifles were zeroed at 100 yards. Here's several pictures that show competitors shooting and some scenery from the farm and surrounding area...

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    John Markwell behind the spotting scope...

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    Ben of FN calling shots for one of the shooters

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    Brock Markwell checking hits...

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    On the hill above the fence line you can see white steel plate targets ranging fron 400 to 700 yards...

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    Maggie had to be entertained...

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    This area is just beautiful!.........:thumb ...

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    On the martch to another shooting positition...

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  17. upweekis

    upweekis Long timer

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    Motorcycles, Guns, and fishing equipment just seem to go together.:clap
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  18. AZ_ADV_RIDER

    AZ_ADV_RIDER Demons In My Helmet

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    Fantastic pics - Had no idea it was that beautiful there! :thumb
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  19. Just GO!

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    From the shooters view point...

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    The .308 brass piled up fast...

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    and as the rounds flew I rode on...

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    And this, my ADV riding friends, is why, if you live anywhere close to the Pendleton county area of West Virginia you need to ride there......

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    That's the view looking north from US route 33 at German Valley.
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