The Twist - Jeb Stewart Hwy --RT 58-- + ADD NEW ROUTE
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I added this portion of Rt.58 to a larger loop beginning at Doughton Park on the Blue Ridge that included "The Snake" and then this portion of Jeb Stewart Hwy. This portion of that loop begins in Damascus, VA. Take Rt.58 toward Mouth of Wilson. This portion of Rt.58 is absolutely beautiful, running along the Virginia Creeper Trail for a distance. As it twists through the valley you'll think you are back on the Blue Ridge Parkway with some tighter turns. They had just repaved this road before I rode it in Mid October 2012 and the fresh berms had deposited some gravel in many of the turns. This should be clear by spring making this road a must if you are in the area.
The road travels up a valley and then crosses a mountain or two. Many views from atop and the valleys over toward Mouth of Wilson are spectacular. Mountain laurel lines the road in the first 6 to 8 miles as you follow the stream up the valley.
Just repaved, lined and bermed in Mid October 2012 so should be extremely good for 2013 riding season. There was fresh gravel in many of the turns due to the new berming however had a lane that allowed us to have fun.
There's not much between the two cities noted. There was one small convenience store / gas station somewhere along this route. We stopped and spoke to a few of the (country folk) patrons sitting on the big porch watching what traffic did pass or stop for gas. Took on some caffiene and were on our way.
Please note to watch for sharp turns. There were a few that were not marked and ended up being about 15 MPH turns. Lot's and lots of turns. Bye the time we reached Mouth of Wilson that day my lady friend on her Harley looked tired. When asked if she was ok, she stated "I'm tired".... "Tired of Turns". It's that good !
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