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Old 05-09-2008, 09:36 AM
 
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Thomas is the better route...and a little cheaper to build...Will open the ski areas up to more people and money..I remember when it was too expensive at 1 million per mile...now its 25 million and easier to do...
Those logging trucks are hauling for Senator Rocky...they certainly have the horsepower.
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Old 05-09-2008, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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That's US-33, isn't it? Definitely a "sporting" road, great for a bike or one of my old Spitfires.
Spitfires? Care to share a little more? Maybe some pics???
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Old 05-09-2008, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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I'll have to dig for the pics... none are digital, all slides (obviously).

The roster:

'69 Blue Mk III
'71 Yellow Mk IV
'74 Yellow 1500

After the 1500, I graduated to TR-7s.

And my (one-time) pride and joy:

'67 Yellow/Black Mk II, SCCA GP road racer

Raced a couple of times at Summit Point, had my one bad crash there in fact. That was when I discovered there's a reason for dual master cylinders.

These were all in the DINK days, now it's a Trailblazer and a Cobalt.
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Old 05-09-2008, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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I ran Rx-7's around the track a few times. I love the rotary engine..Such a delightful sound (once you circumvent the EPA mandated HP constrictions). Had a real gem a few years ago. Loved to ride the back roads in Back Creek Valley. But alas, my wife convinced me (read-made me) sell my pride and joy. Didn't seat the whole family, was a boys toy, garage queen, you've got the Farmall and New Holland, yadda, yadda, yadda..





Guy came up from Alabama and bought it, then wrecked it two weeks later.
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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I agree with GHO on the stretch of road between Elkins and the mouth of Seneca. I don't even know the route number but I used that road growing up going to our mountain house near Seneca Rocks and I'm here to tell you I've had more than a few near life ending experiences on that road. I think part of the problem is indeed the sheer beauty of the area, which leads to a lot of gawking (ME), combine that with insane curves and truck traffic and you get some pretty scary conditions...
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:14 PM
 
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I love that road. The aforementioned Rx-7 does too
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Elkins, WV
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That's US-33, isn't it? Definitely a "sporting" road, great for a bike or one of my old Spitfires.

Wasn't the original thought that Corridor H would more or less follow 33, before they shifted the alignment more to the north, thru Thomas?
Yeah, it was supposed to follow US 33 until it was put in hold in the 70's due to environmental concernts. My mom was in high school when the section from Elkins to Bowden opened. It didn't start again until around 2000 when work started around Elkins and Moorefield began again. Thanks Robert C. Byrd!

I actually do have little car Kennedy. I have a VW Jetta GLS turbo. It loves turns, I love turns, and I've never let grass grow beneath me, but I've seen so many wrecks in my years on this road, mostly on Allegheny Mtn.
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Elkins, WV
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Thomas is the better route...and a little cheaper to build...Will open the ski areas up to more people and money..I remember when it was too expensive at 1 million per mile...now its 25 million and easier to do...
Those logging trucks are hauling for Senator Rocky...they certainly have the horsepower.
See I think it would have been better to go the old way to open the ski area up. It would have went through or near Harman, and Harman is just a few short miles from Canaan and Timberline. They could have came within probably 3-4 miles of the actual park itself. It also would have also been a more direct route instead of swaying north so much then swaying south over by Moorefield and Wardensville. But alas, the environmentalists stopped it. Don't get me wrong, I'm a big environmentalist myself, I'm a member of the Sierra Student Organization, and Protectors of Wildlife. But stopping Corridor H was stupid!
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:05 PM
 
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I say all of them! Not really but one of my friends who works for the WV DOH said that the Governor wants the roads to almost go back to dirt before repairing them.

Some of the bad roads for me are Rt 2 from St.Mary's to New Martinsville,Rt 14 from Parkersburg to Elizabeth,the turnpike from Charleston to Beckley,and little Owl Hollow Rd that runs between Rt 29 and Rt 127 over near Bloomery.I know it's kind of a short-cut through there but for that 1 mile it's got a lot of rough spots.
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:23 PM
 
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"Roads going back to dirt? that will be next spring...that 1/2" of blacktop laid down last fall is turning to dust now...beneath that is the rock of our old gravel roads...
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