Trip Dates:  Sept. 21/22/23 2002 (OH,WV,KY)

PHOTOS BY:  Jim McMullen & Dave Patton

Jim on his 2001 Suzuki VL 800 Intruder Volusia  and friend Dave on his 1999 Yamaha 650 V-Star finally got a chance to get away on a bike trip before the cold weather sets in.  With only a few days for a trip -> we got to head for some West Virginia back roads.  698 total miles (Greenfield to Greenfield), plus another 120 miles for me to get from home to Dave's and back. 

The route from Greenfield took us thru Athens and Marietta, OH to New Martinsville, WV (river crossing), then over to Morgantown, WV.  The 2nd day took us thru Buckhannon, Weston, Spencer, Kenna, Winfield, WV over to Ashland, KY.  The 3rd day we went from Ashland, KY to Portsmouth, OH (river crossing), then northwest up to Greenfield, OH.  Map of our route.


Dave's house, Greenfield, OH, final packing and ready to go.

1st stop, Chillicothe, OH. Open house at the dealer I purchased my Suzuki from. Live band and all!

Just stretching our legs.

25 miles to Athens, OH. (SR-56).

Rest area - Barlow, OH (SR-550).

Along SR-26 northeast of Marietta, OH.

Re-packed and ready to roll next morning in Morgantown, WV.

No road trip is complete without at lease one stop at Wal-Mart. (Grafton, WV, US-119)

Just another break along US-33/119 somewhere between Weston and Spencer, WV. Plenty of rain!

Time to put on another jacket during the rain before heading across CR-15 from Grandeeville to Kenna, WV to pick up SR-34 west.

A view from atop Rutger's Ridge in WV. We got a little lost for awhile and even ended up going down a road that went from being paved, to gravel and then petered out all together. But, the views were great.

Re-packed after 2nd night (Ashland, KY) and checking out the dirty bikes from all the rain the day before.

A view from my bike going along Ohio SR-73 northbound.

Dave leading he way.

A view of Dave from my bike. I'm leading the way this time.

Just another view of Dave taken while riding.

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