I just got back from my trip from WV and thought I'd post a few pictures to share. Jetpilot5 and myself left Saturday for WV.
On our way to the National.
We became experts an putting on our rain gear quickly. We encountered rain for the first 3 days of our trip.
An impressive selection of fuel available.
A picture off of Williams River Road which was 'highly recommended' by a local. It was OK for riding, very scenic.
We stayed at the Fairfield Inn (thanks Roger). They had excellent parking accommodations.
Roger taking it all in.
One of the scenic look outs on the Highway 150 Scenic Bypass. This was an exceptional road, saw a black bear cross in front of us. At first I was thinking damn I wish that bear would have stopped in the road so we could have taken a picture. Then I though, hmmm what would I do if I had a bear stop in the road in front of me while riding. Probably best he just crossed.
We took a 'butterfly vote' of which bike they liked better, and you can see 2 out of 2 butterflies preferred the FJ.
Parked on a bridge over the Greenbrier River just outside of Blue Bend.
On the 'trail' somewhere by Blue Bend, great little scenic road.
All in all a very good trip despite the rain we encountered. Things I learned during this tour:
- Touring in leather works, first time for me.
- I have vents in my rain jacket. I didn't know this until my third day riding in the rain and was sweating profusely.
- Always have anti-fog with you when traveling. Lots of fog in the morning.
- Riding with music is good for the slab, but not good for day riding loops (IMHO).
- When lubing your chain always rotate the chain away from you. Yes I was warned.
Thanks Doug and Chris and anyone else I didn't mention for coordinating all of the details.