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Old 04-04-2010, 08:31 AM
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Hwy 16... simply start on HWY 16 going North around Alexander or Wilks Counties. My last ride was to Coalwood WV. Hwy 16 gets so curvy that it makes deals gap look like a drag strip:-). Really it is a Great ride.... one of the best of the best. To really enjoy.. make it an over night, and go all the way to the end of Hwy 16. I think it goes into Ohio.
PS.... there is only # (three) ways into or out of Coalwood WV.... you must take either hwy 16, hwy 16... or... hwy 16...... Coal wood in the home of the "Rocket Boys".. there is a Space shuttle mockup there installed by Nasa. If you don't know about the "Rocket Boys" just google them.
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:52 PM
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I have always wanted to do the entire 16... I've done parts of it and it's great. This summer maybe. Thanks for the reminder.

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Old 04-05-2010, 11:56 AM
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I've done 16 from Charlotte to Marion and Marion (Hungry Mother SP) to Tazwell many time. Hoping this year to take it from Tazwell to where it ends at 2 and the Ohio River someday.
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I rode it from Gauley Bridge to just north of Lincolnton on my way home from my first (and last) BMWMOA rally in Charleston. Amazing road. I would slab it to Charleston after work on a Friday just to ride 16 back home on Saturday.

Better have a big fuel tank and some food in the tank bag, though.
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