Day 5: We awoke, packed up and rode less than a mile up the main road to the Breakfast Nook for breakfast. We had checked it out the night before and found it opened at 6 so would work for us. Upon arrival right around 7am we saw an illuminated OPEN sign that was not illuminated and the whole place looked kind of dark. I got off the bike and walked up and it still looked closed...but figured "we're here" so I tried the door and was greeted by a way too chipper employee saying good morning and to grab a seat wherever. I said "Hold on, BRB" and collected Micah. I passed on the knowledge that their sign was off and we dumped our gear and sat down. Good food, all of their pork products are from their own hogs (we both had sausage) and they even filled up our water vessels with their from the mountains "spring water". We hit the road a little after 8am. We backtracked a little bit to a gas station in Dry Fork (You can have any kind of gas you want as long as it's regular!) then got back on the main route. We had one of those cool fog down in the valley views in a few spots unfortunately we couldn't get a great angle for pictures, this was the best we saw: Basically right away we starting heading up to the Dolly Sods area. Someone earlier had told us about a certain overlook with great views that was a short hike off the road. We pulled over for one which was a very short walk but I don't think this was it: Dolly Sods was pretty cool. Very straight roads, rocky and pretty quiet this morning. There were a few areas with larger clusters of cars around the hiking trails but no one else was on the road. We got the northern end and there was a much larger congregation of cars and a nice overview of the mountains from the ridge so we stopped and took some more pics. Sometime the previous day I had suggested about getting a picture of the two of us together so we figured this was a good a place as any. We were trying to set up some contraption of balancing the phone on a rock with gloves and setting the self timer but gravity wasn't cooperating. There was a hiker that had just gotten into his car and was starting to drive past when I flagged him down and asked if he'd mind taking a couple for us, which he didn't. We continued on down the hill and bid farewell to Monongahela. Right by Sulphur City there was a section of gravel (our last?) that bypassed a bit of 42 and 46, County Route 42/4. We passed a bunch more dog-laden pickup trucks and then caught up to a SxS. He had a big rear view mirror and I know he saw us so I gave him a minute or so...but he's just puttering along in the middle of what is maaaaybe a 1.25 lane road. I give him a single super-quick beep of the horn expecting he'll yield...nope. Just talking to his passengers ignoring us. The road straightened out a little and I could see and there was room so I blasted past. I think he actually moved over a little for Micah. Seriously, what is wrong with these people? We merged back into 46 and a few miles later passed the Bridgeford charcoal plant paused for a moment on the bridge over the Potomac to MD and that was it. Micah knew Keyser, WV, a few miles to the east, was a larger city and would have gas so we'd both top up and split up. He was looking to take 220 north and I was looking to head east on 46 for a bit more. We had actually crossed into MD to go east but I kind of wish we didn't, just down the street is Luke, MD and basically the only thing in that town, the Verso Corporation. I couldn't tell what the plant was all about but before we got into town we started smelling something very unpleasant. We got stopped at a light right across from the plant and I said "Can you imagine actually living here?" An emphatic "No" was the response. I looked into it after I got back home and Verso is a paper company. Apparently the smell is the plant burning black licquor. "The substance, a mix of caustic chemicals and wood waste left over from the papermaking process, was once pollution, a byproduct that fouled the rocky banks of the Potomac." Somewhat interesting article here. Just a little down the road we saw a gas station so just stopped there to top off, use the facilities, grab a bite to eat and plan our split up. A couple miles later Micah peeled off onto 220 N and I headed home. He had a slightly more interesting route planned for home hitting up some of the MABDR in PA. Don't have the GPS shot but according to the tracks it was 78.1miles, 3:31 elapsed, 40.9 mph moving avg, 1:54 moving. Day 5 (route) stats: 7:04am start, breakfast, 8:09am-10:30am end of route, 78 miles Thankfully it was early in the day so I was able to use my "slower" route home which was great. It was a nice mix of mostly paved but a few gravel bits working across the panhandle of WV, crossed into VA near Good, WV and then went back a forth a few more times before finally ending up staying in MD. I stopped in New Market to gas up for the last time, grab a quick bite to eat and use a restroom. I realized I missed riding in the remote areas of WV because we basically just stopped wherever we wanted to pee on the side of the road the whole trip. I got home at 4:43pm after another 224 miles so 302 for the day.