The SW Virginia Thread (KY, TN and WV too!) (Formerly Moving to Wise, VA...)

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Anticyclone, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2007
    Oddometer:
    6,646
    Location:
    Norton, VA
    I can't argue with that!

    I'll be taking a street ride on Sunday. Will depart Norton, VA around 10:00 or so. I may head up into Kentucky or something. Or may not... that's the problem with my rides; directions change on a whim.

    Unless somebody has a better plan, that is. Still limited to street, but jonseing for another dual sport.
  2. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2007
    Oddometer:
    6,646
    Location:
    Norton, VA
    Yep, plans change on a whim :deal.

    Rode over through Haysi, down 80 to 19, over to Lebanon, then up through Carbo, Dante, Nora, and back home via Coeburn and Wise.

    Ran into a guy on a ZRX1200. He was hustling that big, heavy thing along really quickly. It's always nice to cross paths with someone who can ride :ricky.

    Hope somebody else got out today!
  3. cbm-rn

    cbm-rn Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2017
    Oddometer:
    19
    Location:
    Floyd Co., KY
    I apologize to randomly comment, but it is awesome to see some people semi local to me haha. I'm in Floyd County, KY (~15 min from Pikeville).
    Anticyclone likes this.
  4. Nottaburgher

    Nottaburgher Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Oddometer:
    23
    Location:
    Mid Appalachia, USA
    Fifty something
    new Greenbrier County WV
    resident checking in and monitoring thread .

    Unplated WR 450 and 2016 KTM SDGT for road time

    I will be freed up in the Fall and hope
    to catch up with some of y'all then
  5. 75bronco

    75bronco Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Oddometer:
    779
    Location:
    East TN
    Speedwell TN here if anyone close wants to ride
  6. cbm-rn

    cbm-rn Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2017
    Oddometer:
    19
    Location:
    Floyd Co., KY
    I met two BMW 1200s and a KLR coming home from work in Pikeville this morning. Was it any of you guys? I never see adventure bikes around here
  7. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2007
    Oddometer:
    6,646
    Location:
    Norton, VA
    Wasn't anybody I know. There is a KLR I see pretty regularly in Norton.
    cbm-rn likes this.
  8. hooligan LT

    hooligan LT Getcha' Pull

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Oddometer:
    196
    Location:
    Eastern Panhandle, WV
    Plan on riding out that way on Sunday while visiting family around Wytheville, riding dirt up to Big Walker, down through Burkes Garden, grab a scooter dog in Tazwell and ride some twisties and some more dirt on my way back to Wytheville. Anyone interested?
  9. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2007
    Oddometer:
    6,646
    Location:
    Norton, VA
    I thought I might catch up with you in the middle somewhere, but our water heater died today. Guess what I'll be doing tomorrow :bluduh.
  10. hooligan LT

    hooligan LT Getcha' Pull

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Oddometer:
    196
    Location:
    Eastern Panhandle, WV
    Bummer. I don't blame ya, cold showers suck. :vardy
    Anticyclone likes this.
  11. hooligan LT

    hooligan LT Getcha' Pull

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Oddometer:
    196
    Location:
    Eastern Panhandle, WV
    A few photos from yesterday:

    Virginia City near Big Walker Lookout:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Big Bend Picnic Area on Walker Mountain Rd. Couldn't take Walker Mountain Rd up from Little Creek Highway as planned, it was USFS gated... It was also gated on the other end coming in from Big Walker lookout about 4 miles in, around the picnic area:

    [​IMG]


    Route 623 overlooking Burkes Garden:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    On the way back to Wytheville:

    [​IMG]

    Did around 150 miles:

    [​IMG]
  12. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2007
    Oddometer:
    6,646
    Location:
    Norton, VA
    Looks like a nice ride!

    I got out for a bit this morning. Just about 80 miles though; no pics.
    LadyDraco likes this.
  13. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2007
    Oddometer:
    42,455
    Location:
    Some of the best roads in the east..
    If it wasn't for hooligan LT... I never would have found this thread..
    We have lived in this are now for 12 yrs .
    Know many cool roads in the area ..
    Paved and funky paved and dirt .

    PM me or pop in any of my threads..
    Heck the farm can host a primitive camp out..
  14. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2007
    Oddometer:
    6,646
    Location:
    Norton, VA
    Well dang! Glad you found the thread. I started to head your way this morning, but was short on time and needed another layer:vardy
    LadyDraco likes this.
  15. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2007
    Oddometer:
    42,455
    Location:
    Some of the best roads in the east..
    It warmed up nicely today...
    I closed up early about 2 pm....
  16. cbm-rn

    cbm-rn Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2017
    Oddometer:
    19
    Location:
    Floyd Co., KY
    HooliganLT, beautiful ride and pics! I'm jealous haha. I need to make it out that way.
  17. hooligan LT

    hooligan LT Getcha' Pull

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Oddometer:
    196
    Location:
    Eastern Panhandle, WV
    I'll be sure to post up next time I'm out this way.
  18. cbm-rn

    cbm-rn Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2017
    Oddometer:
    19
    Location:
    Floyd Co., KY
    I've never been out that way. I'm heading to Rural Retreat in the next week or so to pick up another bike. I primarily ride a KTM 1190 adv. R but, I'm trading around for an XR650L. I'm excited to have another thumper after parting with my KLR.
    LadyDraco likes this.
  19. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2007
    Oddometer:
    42,455
    Location:
    Some of the best roads in the east..
    Anticyclone likes this.
  20. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2007
    Oddometer:
    6,646
    Location:
    Norton, VA
    And get a Scooter Dog or BBQ sandwich :deal.