Heading to ride 611! Need some trip info!
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Mon Apr 11 14:06:29 EDT 2016
Well, the old turnpike is steeped in history. Historical signs can be read while cruising through the curves at 10 mph. LOL.
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> On Apr 11, 2016, at 10:34 AM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> Everyone needs to drive US 250 ONCE in their life!
> Tom Cosgrove
>> On 4/7/2016 3:56 PM, NW Mailing List wrote:
>> Would recommend against US 250 unless you really, REALLY enjoy driving mountain roads.
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>> On Apr 7, 2016, at 9:19 AM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 11:49 PM, Ray wrote:
>>>> After dinner we want to head for Cass! This is where we are at a bit of a loss!! Google maps gives us 3 choices all within 20 miles and 10 minutes.
>>>> If anyone has driven down this way what are the best roads to take?
>>> At times I wonder about what algorithms that Google uses to map some of its routes. The results I got weren't necessarily _wrong_ but they weren't the best routes either. The "shortest" route (and the others) has you meandering all over the place with a lot of driving on two-lane country roads in West Virginia. Scenic but you aren't going to make great time. The more direct way is to come further south on I-81 before heading west. The closest mountain crossing to Cass (and you can't avoid that) is via U.S. 250 west out of Staunton. You can get off at exit 225 and take VA 262 west around Staunton to reach U.S. 250 or pick up 250 directly at exit 222 and go right through the middle of town (not a bad place to visit if you have the time). Once on U.S. 250, follow it into West Virginia to the tiny burg of Bartow. Take WV 28/WV 92 south for about 12 miles, then turn right onto WV 66, which will take you right into downtown Cass.
>>> To get from Cass to Roanoke, you can reverse your route back to I-81 to head south. You can also go back out to WV28/WV 92 and turn right to take that road south for 15 miles. Turn right on WV 39, which will take you west to Marlington, where you pick up U.S. 219 south. Follow that road until the junction with I-64. Take the interstate east, either all the way to I-81 or as far as Clifton Forge, where you can take U.S. 220 south to Roanoke.
>>> Lots of roads, lots of countryside, lots of mountains, but there is a lot to see. Have a good trip.
>>> Bruce in Blacksburg, railfan and road geek
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