OHIO~~~ Pete's version !!!
corbie at verizonmail.com
Fri Jun 27 13:19:09 PDT 2008
Stopped the night at mom and pop Motel in Bedford PA. At $35 and a
carport for the bike - can't be bad.. "<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
could that have been Judy's Motel ??? stayed there before , good rooms , great price and Wild Bill the proprietor !!! top notch in my book of travel ;>
but Pete ya stopped in H-Town and didn't look me up ??? I'm surprised you could find me liddle town hahaha
Sounds like you had another awesome motorcycling adventure , WVa does have some fine roads
"""" Nice hostess - but I digress """"" I LIKE DIGRESSIONS
I'm going to have to find Rt 423 in Pa , good write up Pete , thanks
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: schnowz <schnowz at localnet.com>
> To: gpzlist at micapeak.com
> Subject: RE: OHIO
> Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 22:16:55 -0400
> Arrived home from Ohio last night, after 6 glorious days and
> 2200 miles of riding.. Originally the forecast called for
> thunderstorms every day but I only experienced two half hour
> episodes on Friday in WV.
> After a boring slab ride to NJ, I couldn't wait to get the
> hell off. Took a spin thru Hackettstown but the Mr Maggitz GPZ was
> not sighted. I ended the the night in PA in a Motel that made the
> Econo lodge look like a palace. The next day I got to run the upper
> end of a most excellent road I was on last year and checked out as
> many new roads as possible as I made my way thru PA and WV. Some
> great, some not as good. Rolled into the Motel in Marrietta around
> 5:30pm? to find the GPZ bretheren suckin refreshments by the pool.
> Greetings and introductions were made and within no time Steve
> rolls in on the other black steed.. I swear i could hear Dave
> Daniels Geeper admiring mines sheepskin in the background..but mine
> was having non of it and actually dug it's centerstand about 1"
> into the ashphalt to prevent any hanky panky..
> That night at dinner Jerry passes a chance to call the waitresses
> bluff with a ride on the ZX.. I guess she lived to close to him to
> start a serious relationship..;-)
> Saturday Paul led us around some great roads and handled the
> Geeper 2 up with much more aplomb than i ever could. We split at
> some point in the afternoon as there were more roads i wanted to
> check out . I wasn't dissapointed.
> When we met up again, back at the Motel the others had already
> eaten so I dined on the best Walmart cuisine and Guiness..
> Early Sunday I hear a GPZ burble as Steve heads out.. I call into
> work to tell them I won't be back til Wednesday - just too many
> nice roads to ride. We were originally going to head into WV, but
> Jerry and Paul both live North so we head in that direction where
> they both split off and head for home after we stop at the big
> Muskie bucket monument . The remainder of the crew Dave and Dave
> and Pat and myself do a zig zag route Northeast of Marrietta and
> covered some most excellent roads, some i had marked on my map 2
> years ago. There was a little confusion at the end of the ride as
> we had followed one of the few cars we saw at a snails pace for
> several miles. I couldn't take it anymore and blasted past. When I
> make a pass I generally don't slow down immediately, as nothing
> pisses me off more than a leader who makes a pass then slows down
> immediately so the others have to brake like hell to get back in
> line between the leader and the cage. Anyway I missed the cutoff
> and then a series of hairpins wasn't conducive to U turns so I
> waited at the end of the road. After a while I realized they, being
> smarter than me, made the turn. We were close to the Hotel so I
> head to the Hotel to see if they were there, and they rolled up
> shortly after. They waited at the turn for Pat on the cruiser. I
> would be pretty scared on a cruiser on those roads with the limited
> ground clearance.. but to each his own..
> That night against my better judgement we head out to eat without
> covering the bikes. Nice hostess - but I digress. Of course the
> skies open up and hail the size of quarters bounce off the roof. We
> head back after a decent meal and of course the sheepskin is
> soaked, but nothing a garbage bag can't cure.
> The next day we say out goodbyes and I head back into WV to hit a
> couple of roads I heard about one was Rt 15 between Sutton and
> Webster Springs. With a surface like a Billiard table and plenty of
> twisties I wasn't dissapointed definitely a winner. The section of
> 219 and 33 I took was mostly void of traffic being a weekday and
> this section of 219 has some high speed sweepers and 33 both nice
> turns and excellent scenery as you go over the mountain into VA. As
> I headed North I found smoke hole road which I heard a lot about on
> various lists. The first part follows a river and then heads over
> the mountain but the road is narrow with a series of blind turns
> and my horn wasn't working because rain had got in the relay in
> last nights soaking. Luckily I only saw one car coming the other
> Stopped the night at mom and pop Motel in Bedford PA. At $35 and a
> carport for the bike - can't be bad..
> Tuesday I headed North and strung together a series of roads i had
> heard of. As I turn and head East i am constantly cresting the
> hills that run North/South with some great views of the surrounding
> farmland. As I get into eastern PA the traffic picks up near Jim
> Thorpe so I headed North thru the Poconos Rt 423 was a nice road.
> Pulled into the driveway around 7:30pm avoiding most of the CT rush
> hour mayhem.
> Those roads in OH and some in WV put New England roads to shame.
> Good to see some old and new faces and thanks to the Dave duo for
> getting this organized.
> Pete Staniforth
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