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  • Wingin in the Gorge A New River Gorge GTG!

    We could put on an event for summer of 2015 if there is enough interest.
    GTG would be New River Gorge West Virginia.
    There are plenty of great roads, attractions, zip lining, white water rafting to keep us busy.
    Let me know if there is enough interest to put this together.

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            I won't be able to make the trip (I suspect), but thought I'd throw this out there.

            Last year, my wife and I were asked to help my daughter and her husband move back to Texas from Pittsburgh, PA. We decided to ride the bike up and bring it back on the truck. Looking over routes, I decided that riding over the New River Gorge Bridge would be a nice experience, so we routed our trip that way. Interstates are boring, so we deliberately avoided I77 and took Hwy 19.

            That road, starting just a little north of Princeton, was amazing. I made the comment to her several times that I was enjoying it more than The Dragon. Not as many turns, and they weren't nearly as drastic, but they were challenging, and view was great. But, what really made it fun was the traffic was not nearly as bad, and the speed limit was 55 most of the way through it. Don't get me wrong, you couldn't ride 55 all the way through it (or at least, I couldn't) but rather than the restrictive 30mph on The Dragon, the limit was "can you really handle this".

            We topped it off with a stop at some little fruit stand near the end of it. We were both talking about how much we enjoyed it that night.

            Sadly to say, the bridge was a big disappointment. It looks great in photos, but when you're actually on it, it's pretty much like any other major highway. I made a last minute decision to exit off, leave my wife at the overlook, and ride back across so she could get a picture of the bike going across it
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              Originally posted by hparsons View Post
              I won't be able to make the trip (I suspect), but thought I'd throw this out there.

              Last year, my wife and I were asked to help my daughter and her husband move back to Texas from Pittsburgh, PA. We decided to ride the bike up and bring it back on the truck. Looking over routes, I decided that riding over the New River Gorge Bridge would be a nice experience, so we routed our trip that way. Interstates are boring, so we deliberately avoided I77 and took Hwy 19.

              That road, starting just a little north of Princeton, was amazing. I made the comment to her several times that I was enjoying it more than The Dragon. Not as many turns, and they weren't nearly as drastic, but they were challenging, and view was great. But, what really made it fun was the traffic was not nearly as bad, and the speed limit was 55 most of the way through it. Don't get me wrong, you couldn't ride 55 all the way through it (or at least, I couldn't) but rather than the restrictive 30mph on The Dragon, the limit was "can you really handle this".

              We topped it off with a stop at some little fruit stand near the end of it. We were both talking about how much we enjoyed it that night.

              Sadly to say, the bridge was a big disappointment. It looks great in photos, but when you're actually on it, it's pretty much like any other major highway. I made a last minute decision to exit off, leave my wife at the overlook, and ride back across so she could get a picture of the bike going across it


              There are some great roads in the area to ride. Going over the bridge is ok but travelling under the bridge is cool! We are fairly new to that area but have friends there that know the good roads.
              If you could make it please let me know.

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                Originally posted by SBB View Post



                There are some great roads in the area to ride. Going over the bridge is ok but travelling under the bridge is cool! We are fairly new to that area but have friends there that know the good roads.
                If you could make it please let me know.

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                Lot different view from the bottom of the bridge

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                  Keep us informed.
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                      The ride under the bridge is much better. The roads in that area is great.

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                        My avatar is the new river gorge bridge. I am parked on the old wooden bridge on the original route underneath the new bridge.

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