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Motorcycle Touring in West Virginia (and a Bit of Virginia)

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There’s an old joke about the Mountain State that goes something like this: “If you could flatten out West Virginia, it would be as big as Texas!” While my goal was to spend a few days riding my Buell Ulysses around West Virginia from my home in Tennessee, I needed to cut across the western tip of Virginia to get ...

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Short Motorcycle Ride through West Virginia and Maryland


Done. Finally! The lawn is mowed, trimming completed, garage swept, and I even got the car washed. The Honey-Do List completed, I venture inside the house to suggest to my wife that since it is a glorious day and only mid-afternoon, a motorcycle ride would be in order and I will not be late for dinner. My better half, elated ...

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Midwest Motorcycle Rides: Ohio to West Virginia


story and photography by Lance Oliver [Midwest Motorcycle Rides: Ohio to West Virginia was published as a Favorite Ride in the September 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Even when gasoline cost a fraction of today’s going rate, I always felt better about a ride to a destination than a ride for pure recreation. For the past seven years, I have ...

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West Virginia Motorcycle Touring


story and photography by Mario Caruso [This article about West Virginia motorcycle touring was originally published in the March 2008 issue of Rider] West Virginians love quoting New River Gorge Bridge statistics: the biggest steel span bridge in the Americas (used to be The World before the Chinese one-upped it three years ago), 3,030 feet long, 876 feet high, 1,700-foot ...

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West Virginia Motorcycle Rides: Escaping Washington D.C.


[Virginia Motorcycle Rides: Escaping Washington D.C. was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the August 2006 of Rider magazine] One of the best things about living in Washington, D.C., is how easy it is to get away from it. Life in the nation’s capital can be exhilarating, but the nonstop partisan political passions combined with the region’s surplus of ...

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