Chethro's WV & Nearby Travels

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Chethro, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. Chethro

    Chethro Confidence is High

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    On down towards Plum Orchard lake.

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  2. SoloRider73

    SoloRider73 Been here awhile Supporter

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    As a teenager I would have hit that water hole wide open without checking for rocks or depth. Now I pull up get off the bike, check the depth, look for a good line and still think twice about going through it.
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  3. brucerogers

    brucerogers Adventurer Supporter

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    A buddy and I recently rode the Blue Ridge Parkway from south to north and then spent a day riding pavement around Green Bank and Seneca Rocks. I was amazed at the quality of the riding in that area. Will try to get back again next year and spend more time.
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  4. Chethro

    Chethro Confidence is High

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    I always stop and look for the best path and usually check depth if the water is muddy. I worry more about big rocks than anything. Drowning the DR would really suck!
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  5. Chethro

    Chethro Confidence is High

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    There are few areas where it's not nice for riding. It sucked yesterday going thru downtown Charleston. :D
  6. Chethro

    Chethro Confidence is High

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    I traveled the Serpent today...:lol3 at least that's what I'm calling it. Rt33, Gassaway road, Rt15, Rt20, Rt82, Widen road and Rt36. 7 hours and around 250 miles, but I did stop a few times and even ate lunch at the Custard stand in Webster Springs. Starting to get some color too. A perfect overcast day with just a few sprinkles early on.

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  7. Chethro

    Chethro Confidence is High

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    I had almost 0 traffic today. Rt 15 and 36 absolutely none. Total time behind others less than an hour out of 6 ride time. Dang, this was one fun ride. I need to do it in reverse next time.

    Above Webster Springs...

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  8. Chethro

    Chethro Confidence is High

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    I thought this was a fuzzed pic until I really looked closer...

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  9. Iron Cross Junction

    Iron Cross Junction Long timer

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    So, is it ok to “like” your great photos and ride reports … and still dislike you for being able to do all of that? :D

    Seriously, what great stuff. Really appreciate your posts.

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  10. BillGsa

    BillGsa Been here awhile

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    Hey Chethro is this you?
    Taken from my video camera on RT 20 just before noon today

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  11. Chethro

    Chethro Confidence is High

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    I was wondering if that was you! I should have stopped but I was staying ahead of some slowpokes.

    Nice shot!
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  12. trout'r

    trout'r Been here awhile Supporter

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    try to get to w va twice a year and explore the many wonders of the great monongahela. usually base camp in the seneca national recreation area.

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    then explore by moto. this trip found some new roads for me: this time buffalo hills road and spruce knob

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    had a day to do some hiking in the big bend, smoke hole area

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    thanks for startling this thread and allowing a northern ridge-runner to contribute!
  13. Chethro

    Chethro Confidence is High

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    Very nice pics! I love the area and want to explore that part of the state more next year.

    Anyone is welcome to post here.

    The more the merrier. :D
  14. Chethro

    Chethro Confidence is High

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    A cool 41F when I left this morning. Heated grips on setting 5 and all was good. It never reached 67F today on a 240 mile 6 hour ride up thru Ohio. Destination the Foraker covered bridge which is a little off the beaten path. The leaves were not spectacular, but that's OK the roads were! Rt800, 26, 676 and 555. Whoopie! It was bright and sunny with near 0 traffic for mile after mile. The TT had a nice rumble throughout the day with many folks waving as I motored thru the countryside. :ricky I love riding early in the week.

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  15. Higher Logic

    Higher Logic Delightfully Altered

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    Weekday riding is where it's at !

    Monday thru thursday are the good ones.
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  16. Chethro

    Chethro Confidence is High

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    Hump day is DR day! I went back and explored the DNR area east of Elizabeth more. A little more color, but still not peak here. I sure missed the heated grips too. :D Quite a few small mud holes and some grassy trails. I turned around just before a pretty massive hole on a road that wasn't even on the GPS. It sucks these roads are closed except from September to February. There are roads and trails everywhere. Many of the gates were still locked and I had to change my route due to this. I need to check my tracks and see how it all overlays on different software maps.

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    Outside the DNR area

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  17. Chethro

    Chethro Confidence is High

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    Decided to go home cross country to Reedy.

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  18. Tim1225

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  20. Chethro

    Chethro Confidence is High

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