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post #1 of 14 Old 06-06-2018, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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Blue Ridge Parkway and WV mountains

Taking our annual spring ride to cruise the BRP and then twisty mountain roads in West Virginia. I found this really great little town called Marlinton WV that serves as a mid day lunch destination for this ride.
We launch Friday at sunrise and this year, 2 of my friends and their wives are joining us on their dressers. They have no idea what is in store!
Weather looks like it might cooperate so I'm really looking forward to a long weekend of riding.
Here's from last year after we got stuck in a lightning storm on the BRP



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I often do a loop that winds through Marlinton, WV. 39 out of Warm Springs is an AWESOME road. From Marlinton we go over to Cass Rail Road, etc... That's my stomping grounds, great riding in that part of WV.

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I often do a loop that winds through Marlinton, WV. 39 out of Warm Springs is an AWESOME road. From Marlinton we go over to Cass Rail Road, etc... That's my stomping grounds, great riding in that WV.

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Been there many times myself. Some of the best twisty road riding in the country within 60 miles of there.
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That's the ride boys! 39 is one heck of a ride, dream about it after I'm gone.

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I also have discovered marlinton about 17 years ago. West virginia is one great ride. Been to cass railroad too. I travel there at least twice a summer.
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Just an FYI south east Ohio has some fantastic riding. You can stay in Marietta Oh and ride some amazing roads from there. I try to do that every fall. I am sure I have hit WV and OH in the process. Those roller coaster hills are FUN and terrifying at the same time when your the lead rider
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Hope you have a great ride!

I'll be riding the Cherohalla Skyway, the Moonshiner, the complete Blue Ridge Parkway and then the Shenandoah Skyline on my way north east to Newfoundland in July.



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Just an FYI south east Ohio has some fantastic riding. You can stay in Marietta Oh and ride some amazing roads from there. I try to do that every fall. I am sure I have hit WV and OH in the process. Those roller coaster hills are FUN and terrifying at the same time when your the lead rider
My inlaws live in Marietta Oh, we go visit occasionally. I also have some good friends in Athens Oh which is pretty close.
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My inlaws live in Marietta Oh, we go visit occasionally. I also have some good friends in Athens Oh which is pretty close.
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If you're in WV, there is a section of US-60 between I-64 @ Sam Black Church and I-64/77 @ Chelyan that is a wonderful stretch of road. A lot of Americana to see in those coal-mining hills and hollers.

A couple of my favorite places along that route: Hawk's Nest State Park (near Ansted), and the Glen Ferris Inn (complete with their "motorcyclists welcome" sign). Find a place (Hawk's Nest is good), too, and enjoy the view of the New River Gorge.

Before I-64 was complete, that road was the only decent path between Richmond and Louisville, and the trucks on the twisties made it a horrible trip. When the Interstate opened, the trucks went away, but the twisties stayed right there, and they're loads of fun.
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