Here are some pictures from a three-day/two night trip taken by me and friend Dave in June 2001.   Dave on his Yamaha 650 and me with my new Suzuki Volusia 800 crusier.  The trip took us down thru southeastern Ohio crossing over into West Virginia at Point Pleasant.

When we left Greenfield, OH our route took us down thru Rarden and Portsmouth, OH and then along the Ohio River over to Gallipolis to cross over into West Virginia.  In WV we camped the first night just north of Point Pleasant at a Wildlife Mgmt Area.

The next day we headed east past I-79 and then turned south heading thru mountains (actually 99% of the route thru WV was mountains) and eventually pasting thru Beckley, WV heading back west towards Huntington. 

We had a long riding day so we spent the second night in a motel close to Portsmouth OH on US-52 before heading back northwest (SR-73 & SR-41) to Greenfield.

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Had to happen sometime...6-01picture29.jpg (60289 bytes)

We were well protected during some parts of the Ohio portion of the trip.

Premium Rest Area facilities abound in the sticks...6-01picture30.jpg (77073 bytes)

Davie needed a pit stop.  But I think I utilized the facilities too.

Peaceful spot for a break...6-01picture20.jpg (49123 bytes)

Pushing 50, but wish we were just pushing 30 again.  Oh well, at lease the scenery is great.

A Ohio River lock...6-01picture18.jpg (39611 bytes)

A Ohio River lock...

Cruising thru the hills along the river...6-01picture17.jpg (50965 bytes)

Cruising thru the hills along the river...

Just another bend in the road...Hey, who took our picture...6-01picture16.jpg (59171 bytes)

Just another bend in the road...Hey, who took our picture...

Same bend in the road...just a different angle on things...6-01picture14.jpg (57867 bytes)

Same bend in the road...just a different angle on things...

Looking upstream from the Ohio River lock...6-01picture28.jpg (28512 bytes)

Looking upstream from the Ohio River lock...

Time to put the bikes to bed...6-01picture15.jpg (58211 bytes)

Campground at the Wildlife Mgmt. area, WV.  Camping is fun, but motels are more convenient.

1st night...North of Pt. Pleasant, WV at a Wildlife Area campsite...6-01picture13.jpg (62301 bytes)

Last time we have camped out on a trip. I woke up with a heck of a headache...I blamed it on the camping (weather), etc.

Time to put ourselves to bed...6-01picture23.jpg (28569 bytes)

Nighttime at the Wildlife Mgmt. area, WV

Next morning out, east of Flat Rock, WV...Which way should we go?...6-01picture33.jpg (38450 bytes)

Decisions, decisions... which way to go?  Could have lived without the heavy fog too!

Looking down at a river with a railroad track running parallel to it...6-01picture31.jpg (62698 bytes)

Just one of the many views in the WV mountains.

Two-thirds of a train bridge is all thats left. Gauley Bridge, WV (Jct of SR-39 & US-60)...6-01picture32.jpg (42550 bytes)

Two-thirds of a train bridge is all that's left. Gauley Bridge, WV (Jct of SR-39 & US-60)...

A lone canoeist on the river...6-01picture24.jpg (71129 bytes)

A lone canoeist on the river...

Area east of Gauley, Bridge, WV. Plenty of river views...6-01picture26.jpg (47451 bytes)

Area east of Gauley, Bridge, WV. Plenty of river views...

A nice waterfall sightseeing area east of Gauley Bridge, WV (US-60)...6-01picture25.jpg (85790 bytes)

A nice waterfall sightseeing area east of Gauley Bridge, WV (US-60)...

Mountain view. We'll be over there shortly...6-01picture19.jpg (83033 bytes)

Mountain view. We'll be over there shortly..

Area east of Gauley, Bridge, WV. Plenty of hills and curves...6-01picture27.jpg (76907 bytes)

Area east of Gauley, Bridge, WV. Plenty of hills and curves...

Area east of Gauley, Bridge, WV...6-01picture21.jpg (32148 bytes)

Area east of Gauley, Bridge, WV...

In the town of Gauley Bridge, WV...6-01picture22.jpg (56400 bytes)

In the town of Gauley Bridge, WV...

Just another break, plus photo opt...6-01picture12.jpg (61682 bytes)

Another good stop for a photo opt.

When you gotta go, you gotta go...6-01picture11.jpg (100256 bytes)

Dave thought he'd catch me off guard.  Joke's on him!  He didn't have a telephoto lens!

Yet another break. This time at a DQ...6-01picture01.jpg (74416 bytes)

Lunch break at a Dairy Queen.

DQ break...6-01picture02.jpg (69332 bytes)

Dave waiting for me to get my shit together.

Looking down the road from the DQ break...6-01picture09.jpg (56155 bytes)

Our route away from the DQ...more hills & curves!

Getting older...the breaks come more often...6-01picture07.jpg (53911 bytes)

Beautiful day, Beautiful scenery!

Last break...Locust Grove, OH (Jct SR-41 & SR-73)...6-01picture10.jpg (81267 bytes)

Sinking Springs, OH.  Trying to figure out why my new bike won't start.

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Still trying to figure out my bike's problem.  I have a habit of shutting off the bike using the kill switch.

Dave enjoying the last break before returning home...6-01picture03.jpg (76624 bytes)

Eventually got her started.  Problem with some wiring connected to my kill switch.  I'll use the key from now on!

 

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