1 Fun West Virginia Sunday

Despite the cantankerous winds and chilly forecast Sunday I got out for a road ride into our western counterpart.  The route; North from Bayse, over wolf gap, south through trout pond and back over Shenandoah mountain into Bayse.  A fun ride on rural roads made of pavement and gravel with more than an adequate dose of ascending.  

Atop Basore Rd looking back down towards Mathias WV

Atop Basore Rd looking back down towards Mathias WV

The fall time is always a time of exploration for me, going on rides to my favorite remote places  and taking the paths seldom traveled.    This ride was nothing short of back country with mostly line-less roads.  In the warmer months the roads here are a road bike heaven, however with winter approaching a lot of these good gravel grinds become a fat tire endeavor leaving the skinny tires for more maintained roads.

I can confirm that Basore Rd is not plowed in the winter, after trying to climb it one icey January Sunday trying to beat dark back to my car.

I can confirm that Basore Rd is not plowed in the winter, after trying to climb it one icey January Sunday trying to beat dark back to my car.

Check out my ride file here.  you can even download a GPX file to try it out yourself!

Another view of West Virginia from the west side of Great North Mountain.

Another view of West Virginia from the west side of Great North Mountain.