WV Roads - General Guidance Requested

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by markjenn, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could give me quick guidance on the general "lay of the land" for adventure motorcycling in WV. I'd like to traverse the state generally from NW to SE and was wondering if I should plan a route more to the N, central, or S to take advantage of the most remote and curvy roads. I'd like mostly pavement, but a bit of gravel here and there would be welcome.

    I traversed the N part of the state on a recent x-country through the Morgantown, Fairmount and New Martinsville areas and while the roads were fairly nice, I was surprised how much industrial traffic there was which made passing on the curvy roads very difficult. I felt like I was behind a huge truck more than 50% of the time. Perhaps I caught it on a bad day. When I look at the map, it appears that the the Huntington, Logan, and Beckley areas to the SW might be a better bet for less traffic.

    Any guidance from the natives appreciated.

    - Mark
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  2. pnoman

    pnoman Just Average

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    Try this : www.RidingWV.com Check out the Street Rides, Backroads Rides, and Links pages.

    Sorry I haven't had time to add some of my last rides from this past summer. Good winter project.

    Let me know if you have any questions. Lots of other riders out there are very familiar with this area too. You should get plenty of feedback.
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  3. disconnected

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    sent you a pm.

    the important thing is, what bike will you be on????

    greg
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  4. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    Got your PM Greg. I'll be riding a Super Ten. So nothing too challenging off tarmac. An ideal route would be 50-50 pavement/gravel.

    As I said to Greg in my PM, I'm looking to develop a x-country route the crosses the state more than just exploring. I'm just trying to get an idea of generally where the best roads are if you crossing the state from say Point Pleasant on the W to head into VA someplace more/less N of Lewisburg.

    Any good WV atlases which show both pavement and gravel roads?

    - Mark
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