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By Akumu (3866 McR Points) on Dec 29, 2013

Creator : Akumu
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring

In 2011 and earlier this road used to be a real crapped. They paved it in late 2011, I believe and ever since then it's been a mainstay on how I get deeper into West Virginia coming from south western PA. It's a great cruising road, but can be even more fun by adding some speed since the turns aren't anything too sharp. The view is great north of Parsons, as well. South of Parsons is a whole different animal, basically a paved 1.5 lane 25 - 40 mph road with no guard rails in many spots and a fair dose of gravel. I only take this south branch when I'm in the mood to do so, but I thoroughly recommend that you try it at least once. careful. It's a steep drop.

Update from West Virginia’s Road Ranger (July 31st, 2020): As of June 2020 it’s fresh asphalt from WV7 to WV50. South of Rowelsburg things are pretty lumpy, then it goes back to smooth for a few miles, the on the uphill, if going South, it gets pretty damned rutted and lumpy under some canopy after the yard full of satellite dishes. (You can’t miss them.) Then it’s smooth again all the way to Parsons. I have not yet been on the 1.5 lane part south of 219, yet. As usual, if you wish to know of possible construction check out

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