Chethro's WV & Nearby Travels

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

  1. JRowland

    JRowland reaching for the sky Supporter

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    You got some great pics! That one above with crumbly rock on the right and stone face across the road on the left is so me, I love the rocks, and the cricks, and the towns :-)
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  2. chethro

    chethro Been here awhile

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    Thanks, all the roads I have traveled on the V7 this year, I have not seen in winter. I passed a bunch of nice longer view rock formations that I will get pics of soon. What sucks is many of the notches cut thru rocks for roads like those above are too dangerous to stop and get a pic of. If there isn't a safe spot to pull off, I just rumble on thru! :ricky I found some nice spots earlier in the year to look down onto towns and I plan to hit them when the weather permits. :vardy There has been too much foliage to get a shot, so far this year. :dirtdog
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  3. chethro

    chethro Been here awhile

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    Another 200 miles in 4.5 hours. Routes 33, 36 and 4. Then I went through Rosdale, up Russet road to Grantsville and back RT5. A very nice low traffic day riding in the zone with few stops and higher speeds.

    Rt4 by the Elk River.

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    Near Rosedale, I took a quick lunch break at what looks to be an old school house.

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    Rt 33 East of Arnoldsburg.

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    Boat ramp on Russet Road.

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    This one didn't turn out too good. a lichen covered rock wall that probably never sees sunlight. The pic doesn't do it justice.

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  4. MarkVeeMarkADV

    MarkVeeMarkADV sharing misinformation and useless trivia

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    I have ridden most of U.S in my 50 years=all memories and some pics , so I am VERY appreciative of
    your taking time to share.
    In 2018 I rode south with longtime local ride buddies and I convinced them to skip the "usual Skyline and Parkway"
    and follow me into WV and south.
    I could barely keep up all day because they were so excited and enjoyed the new experience, always curvy roads with
    less traffic.
    Thank you, and thank you again, for sharing your pictures!

    Ride Safe
    Sully
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  5. chethro

    chethro Been here awhile

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    2 hour 50 mile jaunt on some roads 10 minutes from the house that I have not been on and some others that I have. The DR is such a fine tool. The V7 make a great sub-65 mph street bike. The DR fits in that same category but for rougher roads. I really like them both. I have a few panoramic shots, but I'm still learning how to use it. The sun was not in the right position on most.

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    A little creek I road down for about 1/2 mile. Extremely peaceful and pretty.

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    I didn't notice the reflection at the time...

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  6. chethro

    chethro Been here awhile

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    Continued...

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  7. B10Dave

    B10Dave Long timer

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    More great pics of your scenery. Love it. Thanks.
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  8. chethro

    chethro Been here awhile

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    I enjoy yours too @B10Dave! It's just nice to get out and ride.

    I had a couple young'uns come up behind me on 4 wheelers on my favorite stretch of dirt/gravel. I do believe they thought to pass...they were wrong lol. I was lucky the gravel was perfect for me and not too deep or they would have smoked me easily. The rest of the day was slow rubber necking.
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  9. CJSRider

    CJSRider Adventurer

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    Great pictures. Really enjoy seeing them. I did a ride yesterday into West Va. I was in the eastern part near Cass. Beautiful day yesterday. I love this weather we are having this fall.
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  10. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem Supporter

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    i gotta get back to wv :ricky
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  11. popscycle

    popscycle Fahren Away Super Supporter

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    Thanks for the great pictures! I love WV and wish we were closer.
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  12. chethro

    chethro Been here awhile

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    80 miles in 3.5 hours. A beautiful day! I was criss crossing between Jackson, Wirt and Roane counties today. I started on Windy Ridge then went to Buffalo Church on roads I have never traveled. I found quite a few to explore a bit more, so I think I will take the DR out again Friday instead of the V7.

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    765 KV lines.

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    Around 10 or so creek crossings today.

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  13. chethro

    chethro Been here awhile

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    Continued...

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    Interesting spots around the steeple when the sun is blocked...Spots on the lens or UFO's hiding in the corona???

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    A very nice view from the church!

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    I need to go up the road to the church next. It was very rocky with softball sized gravel hidden by the leaves.

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    Can you spot the deer? Its face is hidden. I was able to stop without spooking it, but didn't want to move.

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    Old tree growing on a rock.

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  14. chethro

    chethro Been here awhile

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    Just a few more...

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    Big Run Lake off Rt33.

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    One from the beginning...

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  15. wvJwaii

    wvJwaii Been here awhile

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    I'm really enjoying the pictures. Lots of roads I need to get out and explore in that area.

    Are you familiar with the West Virginia Tag-O-Rama thread? The current tag is out where you like to roam.
    Current Tag (link)

    Ride safe!
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  16. chethro

    chethro Been here awhile

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    Pics aren't too good today due to getting a late start. I didn't want to be out near dark at 0:deer:30. I worked until almost noon. 150 miles in 3.5 hours. 48F when I started and 61F when I rumbled into the garage.

    This was a pic challenge from another thread. I have stopped at this spot multiple times, but there were always banners or cars in the way making any pic you take a bit crappy.

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    Tanner road

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    A couple stops along some rock walls.

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    I have passed this all year long. I'm not sure what it is. Old train station? It has been so covered by brush, I had to wait until now to get a pic. Rt 14 West of Elizabeth.

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    Looking down on Elizabeth WV. I need to find a better vantage point.

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  17. chethro

    chethro Been here awhile

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    3 hours and 85 miles. Explored roads around Buffalo Church. There are still quite a few to go. :D Very peaceful out on the ridge tops. The wind had a slight howl through the trees and rocks. No other sound when I stopped to take a break.

    A fun hill at the first rest stop.

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    Nice gingerbread on this old home.

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  18. chethro

    chethro Been here awhile

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    Continued... Another day fighting the sun on quite a few pics.

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    Another from my first rest stop...

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