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Southeast Ohio on Route 32 & Hwy 33

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By Longhaul (16 McR Points) on Aug 17, 2011

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Written Directions

Start in Parkersburg West Virginia and take Hwy 50 west to Blennerhasset. It's a very small quiet place so If you need gas make sure you get it at the start of your journey. On Hwy 50 In Blennerhassett, the road will follow the Ohio river very briefly before going into a cloverleaf right hand turn to go over the bridge across the Ohio River and then get on Route 32 heading west to Athens where you need to get on Hwy 33 heading northwest. The ride will end when you come into Columbus, Ohio and take a turn onto 270 going around the city.

Scenery

You are passing through a transition zone from mountainous to rolling hills of southern Ohio. The route passes by Stroud's Run State park, and through Wayne National Forest. There are some good grades that may cause you to down shift, but going a little slower through some of the forests on either side of the road, as well as the short time spent looking at the Ohio River are worth it.

Drive Enjoyment

There is a good bit of construction along the way right now, and the road does not stay two lane, often switching back to only one lane with little or no passing opportunity for passing. I had to slow down when that happened, but the road surface was smooth about 70% of the time. In the places where it switched to just two lanes, there was normally a very wide paved shoulder.

Tourism Opportunities

There were some small towns along the ride that offer food and gas. There weren't very many places to stay except for the State Park already mentioned.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Blennerhassett, Wood, West Virginia&daddr=US-33 W&hl=en&ll=39.587831,-82.552299&spn=0.024672,0.0842&sll=39.816975,-82.74353&sspn=0.393443,1.347198&geocode=FcYdVwIdkm8i-ylJ99u3xk5IiDFDsLXIPARkrw;FczQYAIdiiAP-w&mra=dme&mrsp=1&sz=10&vpsrc=6&z=14

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