Motorcycle Wanderings, General Travel, and a Weird Mix of Other Stuff

Favorite Local Road (BBBC-2017-20)

This is an easy post for me. I didn’t even have to give much thought to “favorite road close to home” since I’ve said here at least dozens of times that I have a favorite Fauquier County Road (Leeds Manor Road). You can see a bit of it on this video (jump to 9:35) if you’re curious.

The northern end of the road used to have a roughish surface, but they repaved it a year or so ago, so now it’s pleasantly smooth. Unfortunately, it’s home to one of the more-popular wineries in the area AND is close to I-66, which makes it an easy target for the tourists from NoVA and DC. As a result, I avoid the northern end of the road (above Hume) when I can, which is fine since Hume Road (the first half of the video I linked to above) is my second-favorite road in this county.

Another favorite, which is even closer to home, is Springs Road / VA-802.

Oh, and I can’t forget Blackwell and Blantyre Roads since we were on those yesterday. It was in the low 70s in this area yesterday, which was perfect riding weather. It felt sooooo good to get out on the bike. It’s supposed to be nice today, too. Perhaps I should go out for lunch?

This pic is from Friday, not yesterday, but it’s pretty, so I thought I’d share it here.

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10 Comments

  1. February 20, 2017    

    Low 70s, eh? No comment….

  2. February 20, 2017    

    Not that I’m bitter or anything (-28°F tonight)…

    • February 21, 2017    

      Wow. That temp sounds bad enough, but when you look at it this way, it’s worse… it was 98 degrees warmer here than there! Yikes.

  3. February 21, 2017    

    Kathy those Virginia country roads are gorgeous. I love the fences.

  4. February 21, 2017    

    David, the fences are a constant source of wonder for me. Not just the regular black or white wooden fences, but the miles upon miles of old stone walls as fences. It really is a lovely part of the country. We are so lucky to have landed here!

  5. February 21, 2017    

    Yes, you are definitely road-blessed in your area!

    And that photo is gorgeous!!!

    • February 23, 2017    

      Thanks!

  6. February 21, 2017    

    Beautiful roads in the video. Remind me of the way things look in the southern part of Pennsylvania when you get out of the mountains. I had to wonder though — do you have to contend with a lot of deer traffic? We have them bounding across the road pretty much everywhere.

    On an unrelated note — writing on the prompts has been a great experience. For the second time. Really makes you think. The only downside is I have almost no time left to visit other blogs to see what people are doing.

    Steve Williams
    Scooter in the Sticks

    • February 21, 2017    

      Steve,
      You’re letting that “work” thing get in the way…

      So how many more days?

    • February 22, 2017    

      Steve, I know what you mean. I guess it’s the rolling hills and farmland.

      There are deer around here, but they don’t wander across the roads as much. I’ve been lucky, and have had some very close encounters. Hopefully that string of luck will hold out.

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