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    Weekend riding

    On May 22 I Left my place in Woodbridge at 7:30 AM to head out to explore some new and old roads in West Virginia, 12 hours and 350 miles later I arrived back home. The route basically took my out Rt. 619


    to Gainesville then north on Rt. 15 to Leesburg. From there I took Rt. 9 northwest to Harpers Ferry after crossing over the Potomac River

    then on to the town of Shepherdstown WV. that dates back to the 1700's, for breakfast (the town, not the breakfast! )
    I've stayed at the Inn right down the street from where this picture is taken, great little collage town.

    There is a stream that runs right though the center of town and goes though back and side yards of some the homes.




    Heading back to Rt. 9 I stopped in Hedgesville to pick up some information on some vacation properties I wanted to look at, then proceeded up Rt. 9 to Berkley Springs. I spent several hours exploring some back roads in the Cacapon Mountains,

    mostly unmarked one lane and gravel, and some I wish I could have gone up, a GS would have nice here


    headed down to Capon Springs, to look at some property on the Cacapon River

    and forded a stream that had run over the road due to a storm the night before


    and then on to Paw Paw, and finally I headed back home on Rt. 50 and back to Gainesville and Rt. 619. All told I spent 8 hours in the saddle (my newCorbin saddle is Great!) of the 12 hours I was out and spent most of my time at an elevation of over a 1000 feet and thereby missed the heat of the day down in the low land around Northern VA.
    Did a lot of these kinds of roads, winding down valleys between the mountains ranges


    The highlight was finding some great new roads and ridding down Frog Eye Sirbaugh Rd!

    Started out with the sun over my right shoulder, ended the day with it still over my right shoulder, as I came home along Rt. 619, only now going east instead of west.




    Sunday Jim V., also out of Woodbridge and I met up and went to a vintage bike show, must have been several hundred vintage bikes and maybe a grand all told, the oddest one though whas this one



    Next time some one asks about motorcycle skiing, think twice!

    Just my kind of weekend!

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    That was a great post with some fantastic photos. I love that part of the country with Harpers Ferry being one of my favorite places on the east coast.


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    Nice, really nice

    Some beautiful country you got to see there! Nice photos to boot.

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    Thumbs up WeekEnd Ride

    Awesome shots RocketMan....... Thanks for Sharing......
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    Welcome

    fellow Marshmallow Butt rider. (No offense, just my term for a great ride like you just took.) The only thing you forgot to do (or tell us) was taking one wrong turn!
    Hey, could you get me a set of those skis for my Rockster? they would come in handy some days up here in Michigan.
    Finally, a question. What is that brown thing in your windshield in photo 11? At first I thought it was a rag/chamois, then it looked like a mashed squirrel!
    Really like the pic of the stream wandering through town/yards.
    Great report - thanks for sharing it.
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    Thanks for the ride RM! And thank your GF for her letting you out of the house despite the "List"!

    Jim

    PS I posted some pics on another post.

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    "The List"

    Originally posted by JimVonBaden
    Thanks for the ride RM! And thank your GF for her letting you out of the house despite the "List"!

    Jim

    PS I posted some pics on another post.
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    Ya know, with summer starting to kick in, I'm really, really digging the ride reports folks are putting up. Tonight, I got to see riding in Arizona, WV and Michigan.

    Awesome.
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    Originally posted by JimVonBaden
    Thanks for the ride RM! And thank your GF for her letting you out of the house despite the "List"!

    Jim

    PS I posted some pics on another post.
    Well with a three day weekend coming up, I took yesterday off and got rid of the list...

    I'll check out the other pics.

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    Originally posted by rocketman
    Well with a three day weekend coming up, I took yesterday off and got rid of the list...

    RM
    Smart man!

    Jim

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    Re: Welcome

    Originally posted by Cliffy777
    fellow Marshmallow Butt rider. (No offense, just my term for a great ride like you just took.) The only thing you forgot to do (or tell us) was taking one wrong turn!
    Hey, could you get me a set of those skis for my Rockster? they would come in handy some days up here in Michigan.
    Finally, a question. What is that brown thing in your windshield in photo 11? At first I thought it was a rag/chamois, then it looked like a mashed squirrel!
    Really like the pic of the stream wandering through town/yards.
    Great report - thanks for sharing it.
    Wrong turn? no such thing, now there *are* "unplaned side trips", I've taken a lot of those, as Jim can tell you on our ride Sunday, but wrong? Nope, never done that!

    As Daniel Boone (or was it Fess Harper?) was qouted as saying "I've never been lost, though at times I've been might bewildered"

    Thing on the shield, well could be a squirrel, but it would be pretty stinky by now as it's been on there since fall of 2000! But in fact it's a face carved out of wood i found at Mt Pisgah on the Blue Ridge Parkway on my ride in Sept. of 2000. It reminded me of Gandalf, from the Hobbit, he's been with me ever since, kind of a guide and second pair of eyes to keep me safe on my travels. (I've always had a secret desire to be a wizard/hermit and live in a cave *way* up in the mountains and walk around with a *very* knowing/wise look while everyone wonders??? ) I'll have take a pic of it this afternoon and post it.

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    Originally posted by KBasa
    Ya know, with summer starting to kick in, I'm really, really digging the ride reports folks are putting up. Tonight, I got to see riding in Arizona, WV and Michigan.

    Awesome.


    Yeh saw those pics from Arizona, man now those are mountains, with a Capital "M", some day I'm gonna have cross over those a few times! So far the highest I've climbed on a bike is 6045 ft. in NC.

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    Nice ride, and just the right distance for a relaxed day ride. My someday list had a big empty space in it for someplace really really green like that. Thanks for sharing the day with us........

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    Re: Welcome

    Originally posted by Cliffy777

    Finally, a question. What is that brown thing in your windshield in photo 11? At first I thought it was a rag/chamois, then it looked like a mashed squirrel!

    The "brown thing" from the front!
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