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3.5 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.5
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By MCR Contributor (999 McR Points) on May 18, 2011

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Fuzzy
42 McR Points
February 12, 2020
Great ride. Had trouble staying on route in…
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October 6, 2011
In my opinion it's a little boring/trafficky…
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Written Directions

Take I-81 to Bristol VA. Go North on I-81 to Rt. 92 North. 92 turns into 42. Go North for 2 days. Have fun!

Scenery

This is the longest state road in VA. It runs from just north of Bristol VA (Glade Spring Rt 91) to Woodstock VA. 42 is west of I-81 and you will visit a lifestyle of Virginia that is lost in time. The ride is very mountainous, full of very small towns such as Saltville VA.

Drive Enjoyment

Rt 42 is very twisty, switch-backs galore, narrow in places with lots of farmland.

Tourism Opportunities

You will need to swing towards I-81 to find great steakhouses, Hampton Inns etc. Wear warm clothing. The altitudes will fool you, even in the summer.

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Fuzzy
February 12, 2020
42 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Adventure Touring
Great ride. Had trouble staying on route in southwest Virginia. 42 not well marked there.
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October 6, 2011
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In my opinion it's a little boring/trafficky until you get south of Staunton but no matter what, it's all better than I-81!
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