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#982277 - 03/16/17 01:15 PM Re: Recommended rides in Virginia area [Re: Stbell]  
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Pick any road you want.The riding area west of I-81 into the eastern edge W Va,from the top of Va to Tenn is a spectacular riding area.But bear in mind this time of year a lot of those roads will have some fine gravel on the sides and center of lanes courtesy of VDOT.

As a start you could take Rt 50 out of Winchester to RT 220 south,which is somewhat a north/south dividing line thru the area and is also a great ride. RT 33 as Pat suggested back thru Harrisonburg or if time permits farther south to RT 250 thru Staunton would be a great starting ride.
As the weather warms up don't miss riding all those little roads in that whole area.The scenery is nothing short of awesome.


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#982299 - 03/16/17 03:08 PM Re: Recommended rides in Virginia area [Re: big-t]  
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Originally Posted By: big-t

But bear in mind this time of year a lot of those roads will have some fine gravel on the sides and center of lanes courtesy of VDOT.


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#982573 - 03/20/17 04:44 PM Re: Recommended rides in Virginia area [Re: Chris K]  
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#983080 - 03/26/17 01:19 PM Re: Recommended rides in Virginia area [Re: Stbell]  
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example of an "east" ride. it was just too nice not to take a long ride yesterday. 200mi, a few stops, 5.5hrs.
alexandria, chapel point park, piney point, georges island, solomons, cheasepeke beach, rose haven, deale and return.








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#986084 - 04/28/17 10:30 PM Re: Recommended rides in Virginia area [Re: blackbrick]  
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Hey, that's my old stomping grounds. Left Southern MD in 2011 and came down here to VA Beach. Not much in the way of riding for about 50-60 miles from here, I assure you.

I miss riding up that way. Spent 15K miles riding in WV from 2007-2013. Lots of great roads. PM me for some routes, if you have a GPS.


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#986666 - 05/06/17 02:52 PM Re: Recommended rides in Virginia area [Re: Stbell]  
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I'm in Alex, too -- hit me up, and I'll show you a local fave or two.

And here's props for what Pat said about Pual. I never got to ride awith him, but knew him from Battley Cycles in GAiterhsburg, where he worked. Top-shelf guy, for sure.

We missed you at START, Pat -- hope you're doing well.


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