The Midland Trail - By luckylendy

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By luckylendy (2 McR Points) on Jul 23, 2015

Creator : Luckylendy
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring

Rode most of this loop on 18 July (a Saturday) and enjoyed it. HWY 60 has some good curves on it and traffic remained light. The road conditions were a 3.7 out of 5 and we encountered very little debris of any kind. We started in Covington VA and worked our way West towards Gauley Bridge, then came back East and shot south to Beckley (New River Gorge), visited the New River bridge on HWY 19, and returned to Covington VA on back roads, totaling about 230 miles. Lots of places to stop stretch and eat. In Beaver WV we discovered great photo ops at the Beaver Barber Shop, the Beaver free clinic, and the Beaver Wash. Good call by another reviewer with regard to railroad tracks. Encountered 2 or 3 locations where tracks ran at significant angles to the road in a turn. Did notice a pretty prominent law enforcement presence on HWY 19. Even Interstate 64 in this region is enjoyable due to the significant turns and elevation changes. This route makes a good day ride, starting anywhere on the loop. Pictures to follow.

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