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Eager to get to my first maintenance, I logged 300 miles today along the Virginia/West Virginia border. I figured this part of the World may be "exotic" to some, so posting a few stills from the GoPro.
 

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Very nice, thanks.
Looks like you ride with your headlight on.;)
 
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That looks great!
Thanks for sharing. I'ts nice to see some good roads and scenery at this time of year. It's all starting to cool down and get a bit fresher here
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Very nice, thanks.
Looks like you ride with your headlight on.;)
Can't tell if this is a joke. It's the law in the USA to ride with your headlight on for motorcycles.

However, I can't for the life of me figure out, must be one of those fisheye lens things, but it almost looks like your roads aren't straight. I mean, do they make roads that aren't straight and why would they do that? :D

Sigh...curvey roads.
 

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Can't tell if this is a joke. It's the law in the USA to ride with your headlight on for motorcycles.

However, I can't for the life of me figure out, must be one of those fisheye lens things, but it almost looks like your roads aren't straight. I mean, do they make roads that aren't straight and why would they do that? :D

Sigh...curvey roads.
Sorry for any confusion, meant to say it looked like he was riding on "high beam" because the blue headlight warning light seemed to be on. Yes for sure we all ride with the headlight on.
Just one or two on the forum deliberately ride on high beam during the day.
 
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We need more pictures...

Crest Hill Road, outside Hume, Virginia, looking west towards the north end of Shenandoah National Park.



A "high crash area" along Rt 211, headed west towards West Virginia.



Gas Station BBQ for lunch. Combination beef brisket and pulled pork sandwich, with a side of mac-n-cheese with bacon.

 

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However, I can't for the life of me figure out, must be one of those fisheye lens things, but it almost looks like your roads aren't straight. I mean, do they make roads that aren't straight and why would they do that? :D Sigh...curvey roads.
Jasen, you sound like you are due for a trip to the Hill Country! Kerrville Texas and the Three Twisted Sister's (RR337, RR336, RR335) are calling to you. Pack the tank bag, ride on down, spend a couple of days getting your two-wheeled freak on and head back home, refreshed and happy again. (Well, you may want to wait until October, when it cools down again. Pretty hot right now. But you get the idea.)
Read up on it:
https://www.ridetexas.com/the-twisted-sisters/
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https://ridermagazine.com/2013/07/08/twisted-sisters-the-texas-hill-countrys-most-famous-trio/
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The Three Sisters (AKA The Twisted Sisters)- Ranch Roads 335, 336,337a in Texas | Texas Motorcycle Roads and Rides | MotorcycleRoads.com
 

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Eager to get to my first maintenance, I logged 300 miles today along the Virginia/West Virginia border. I figured this part of the World may be "exotic" to some, so posting a few stills from the GoPro.
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That is such a pretty area with a lot of twisty roads. I've heard the W. Virginia roads would be awesome, but the coal truck traffic makes them 'slippery' with coal dust. Did you come across that? I experienced it in Kentucky which is why I ask. Some day I'll get to W. Virginia to see it for myself. I've been there on a business trip (beautiful!) but not on a motorcycle. Thanks for the post. It was a good reminder of great places to ride and what makes two wheels more fun than four.
 

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...the coal truck traffic makes them 'slippery' with coal dust. Did you come across that? I experienced it in Kentucky which is why I ask.
The trick is to stick to eastern West Virginia where the national forests are, and to avoid the central part of the stater like the plague (err, black lung). Pretty much all of the VA/WV border is prime riding, and it continues down into NC/TN.
 

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Jasen, you sound like you are due for a trip to the Hill Country! Kerrville Texas and the Three Twisted Sister's (RR337, RR336, RR335) are calling to you. Pack the tank bag, ride on down, spend a couple of days getting your two-wheeled freak on and head back home, refreshed and happy again. (Well, you may want to wait until October, when it cools down again. Pretty hot right now. But you get the idea.)
Read up on it:
https://www.ridetexas.com/the-twisted-sisters/
or
https://ridermagazine.com/2013/07/08/twisted-sisters-the-texas-hill-countrys-most-famous-trio/
or
The Three Sisters (AKA The Twisted Sisters)- Ranch Roads 335, 336,337a in Texas | Texas Motorcycle Roads and Rides | MotorcycleRoads.com
290 miles to the fun stuff!!!
Man, you've gotta move. :eek:
I don't think i could put up with that. I'm lucky enough to have the Cotswalds on my doorstep and only 20 miles in the other direction I've got the beautiful valleys and woodlands of Wales..
That would drive me crazy having to drive that far just to find a few bends.
Here's an old one from one summers evening on a ciggy break. It's about fifty miles from home and i can get all the way there without touching a highway or straight bit of road:laugh:
 

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Great riding roads

290 miles to the fun stuff!!!
Man, you've gotta move. :eek:
I don't think i could put up with that. I'm lucky enough to have the Cotswolds on my doorstep and only 20 miles in the other direction I've got the beautiful valleys and woodlands of Wales. <SNIPPED STUFF>:laugh:
Hey Beaker, such a small world. I used to live in the Cotswolds, too. Highworth and Fairford (village.) Such a pretty area. And, as you said, some great, twisty roads to play on. Wales wasn't that far for a fun day trip or getaway. I'm sure much has changed since I was there (1985-1987.) As for GixxerJasen, he needs to move to San Antonio so he can be right by the 'good roads'. Texas doesn't have a lot of them and most are right here in the Hill Country. (Shhh...don't tell everyone!)
 

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I think everyone should post some place epic or cool they've ridden. Not sure how 'epic' this is, but I have some pics from my trips going up Mt. Evan's (in Colorado) over the years. Where have you gone? What have you seen?
 

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Hey Beaker, such a small world. I used to live in the Cotswolds, too. Highworth and Fairford (village.) Such a pretty area. And, as you said, some great, twisty roads to play on. Wales wasn't that far for a fun day trip or getaway. I'm sure much has changed since I was there (1985-1987.) As for GixxerJasen, he needs to move to San Antonio so he can be right by the 'good roads'. Texas doesn't have a lot of them and most are right here in the Hill Country. (Shhh...don't tell everyone!)


Fairford isn’t too far up the road from me. I can tell you used to be a local, you spelled in properly
You’re right. The lanes haven’t changed much. The traffic is getting a little heavier but at least now there are some bypasses to keep the lanes a little freer.
I’d love to visit San Antonio, I’ve been around quite a bit of the States over the years but not there. Used to live in FLA and I wouldn’t recommend that state for twisted either
I’ll see if I have a few more pics, only problem is, when I get to the good bits I don’t often stop. I just go off and enjoy it


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