And now for something exactly the same!
Did a little 200 miler yesterday. Was supposedly to visit Dad.... that part didn't work out. Sucker and his brother joe went down to TN to fish. And didnt invite me. Lazy good fer nothin scoundrels.
I think I'm setting out too early in the morning. Musta been living on a farm when i was a kid. Anyway by the time i get back everyone else is just leaving on their rides
Anyways the ride report itself..... wiggly west virginia roads with last nights rain still on em. And windy too. On the ride down there is more than a few good wiggly bits of road. Some first gear turns. Well first gear for me, and that makes my foot brush the ground. I can't imagine you could get a cruiser around some of those curves much faster. There is one in particular that I'm in love with. Probably 120 degrees, marked as a 15mpher. It's banked like a short nascar track. You dont so much go around the turn as you flip up on your side and try to loop the loop. Fun stuff. there is another that is right at 170 degrees, and probably raises you 20 feet per 100 forward.
Got to dads, discovered the treacherous dogs and their fishing plot. Went in and availed myself of his huge tv for about an hour..... then poked and wandered around some of the mountains. (have a ride planned with my geek buddies around there this saturday
). Decided to go home a different way, and didnt feel like dealing with gusty winds And tractor trailers on the interstate. So i headed for Beckley via rt 20, pipestem state park, and hinton. Thats just a pleasant drive. Road has a couple of turns....nothing intense, and you're on this plateau..... very pretty stuff if you like farmland and woods. Poked around the park a bit, aggravated the people in the paddleboats on a little pond.
The road from hinton to shady spring (same one i reported the drunk driver on a couple of weeks ago), is flat awesome.Winding, with those cute little 15mph signs for added color. Road is in decent shape not too many gravely/bumpy portions. The leaves are coming out, the sun was shining, my back was aching, and I was trying to keep my feet from snagging the road.
Sent a cousin of mine on a ride yesterday that hes cussing me for still. He's a dual sporter. KLR type. He got a hankerin to see Williamson WV, which at one point was a massive rail yard. He heads out from VA, and crosses over into what i like to call the "oh holy hell what have i gotten myself into" portion of WV. It's one of those rides where you get back and stick your gear for bullet holes and scorch marks. For those of you with a mapquest fetish. Look for Squire, War, Berwind, Mohawk, Panther, and Rt.52 all in WV.
Oddly enough I spent the first 18 years of my life about 20-30 miles from these places. Somewhere called Horsepen VA.
I probably shoulda warned him to take a stick.