I might do a short trip to West Virginia on a whim. I don't know much about WV but saw this bridge in the last ON magazine. So I took that as a destination in Google maps, selected 'avoid highways', and got http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...44&ie=UTF8&z=8.
I know the part from Durham to Radford, VA but not the remainder. I might consider going on the BRP in Roanoke and alter the way back. So mainly I am wondering about the arc between Christiansburg and Roanoke. Are those good riding roads? What I am looking for is a getaway with more cows and nature than people and cars. I prefer to ride on paved roads and do not have a GPS. My idea is to plan a route, print it, and follow it.
I can spend about 3 days. I usually like to make many breaks, gawk, and also hike a bit. That way, I'd expect to need at least one and a half times as long as the suggested 12 hours, but maybe more.
Thanks and happy Fourth of July!