Heading to ride 611! Need some trip info!
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Mon Apr 11 10:34:34 EDT 2016
Everyone needs to drive US 250 ONCE in their life!
On 4/7/2016 3:56 PM, NW Mailing List wrote:
> Would recommend against US 250 unless you really, REALLY enjoy driving
> mountain roads.
> Sent from my iPad
> On Apr 7, 2016, at 9:19 AM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org
> <mailto: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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