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post #1 of 15 Old 03-12-2011, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
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West Virginia Ride Planning Site

I have started a new website dedicated to those riders wishing to explore West Virginia. I frequently see requests on forums for information about visiting and riding around the state, asking for information about what roads to ride, what places to visit, and (of course) interesting places to get good food. With the help of fellow riders, my goal is to make this a Must-Stop online for those riders. Although I am a musician, not an English or Journalism teacher, I will try to keep the writing standards "above average".

The site will be divided into 3 main sections: Street Ride Reports, Back-Roads Ride Reports, and Food/Destinations/Lodging. The Street section will cover main highways and county roads - basically any 2- or 4-lane paved road with a painted center line. The Back-Roads section will cover the narrow paved back-roads as well as graded, govt-maintained gravel roads such as Dolly Sods and the Laurel Fork area. We will not cover trails (such as Hatfield & McCoy or private-access roads) on this site.

Guest contributors are welcome to submit Ride Reports, Photos, and/or Food/Lodging Reports for consideration. Please keep it clean. I will monitor the site as closely as possible to ensure all content is "G" rated. Your help will be appreciated.

The site is still under construction and has some empty spots and links that I am working on. My goal is to go back through my ride photos from the past few years and write some reports while the snow is flying this winter. And, I'm inviting readers to submit articles so that it is a well-rounded site. By springtime, I'm hoping to have a good selection of reports.

Please stop by and visit us at RidingWV.com



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post #2 of 15 Old 03-12-2011, 09:10 AM
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There are no bad roads in West Virginia, or Vermont. :mrgreen:

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post #3 of 15 Old 03-12-2011, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by tmcgee View Post
There are no bad roads in West Virginia, or Vermont. :mrgreen:
Or Québec!

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post #4 of 15 Old 09-11-2011, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by tmcgee View Post
There are no bad roads in West Virginia, or Vermont. :mrgreen:
or in western North Carolina

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post #5 of 15 Old 10-10-2011, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
or in western North Carolina

I just did a ride there and I loved the roads

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post #7 of 15 Old 10-27-2011, 10:28 PM
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I live here in WV and would love to help. let me know what I might be able to help with.

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post #8 of 15 Old 09-20-2012, 09:56 PM
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Route 50

I live in cumberland md very close to west virgina i rideWV alot and know of great roads. messege me if anyone is comeing through the area and wants a tour of route 50 and other realy neat places
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post #9 of 15 Old 09-21-2012, 10:07 AM
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Great idea thanks. Now bookmarked.
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post #10 of 15 Old 09-26-2012, 09:58 PM
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Great site, Great state, I was keeping it a secret!!
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