Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Twisties + Sweeping Curves = BIG FUN

Another glorious weekend of motorcycling has come to an end. The weather was far from perfect. Friday, it rained. So we pretty much hung around the house relaxing. Saturday, it was cloudy. We still did about a 5-hour ride. Sunday, the weather was perfect. That's when we did our longest 7+ hour trip.

The roads in West Virginia are perfect for motorcycling. They are full of the twisties and sweeping curves that make rural riding the pleasure that it is.

A "twisty" is a series of switchbacks, or left-right-left curves. It's the kind of road you'd expect to encounter after passing a warning sign like this one.

The picture above is a small stretch of US 50 west of Keyser. This curvy incline, AKA hilly twisty, is a typical stretch of "highway" in the mountains. It really is exhilarating and relaxing all at the same time.

The weekend flew by. Even if we were in WV for 4 days. Actually, the entire summer has streaked past. It's hard to believe summer is almost over. It doesn't officially end until the autumnal equinox on September 22, of course. But with the kids back in school, the sun setting earlier, and the nights getting cooler, it sure feels like fall is on its way.

I'll share more images and stories from the weekend in later posts. Right now, I have to get to work (imagine a huge, damn-I-don't-wanna-work sigh here).


  1. I totally feel ya on the damn-I-don't-wanna-work sigh.

  2. Hey,
    I was excited about going to work today!


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