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    West Virginia

    Planning a Spring trip from Florida up through GA, NC to WV, up hwy 16 then over and back on mostly 20 with a side trip to Green Bank. Most likely the first week of May, perhaps the last week of April. Anything I should be looking out for in that time frame? Should I hold off a few weeks? Any advice is welcome. Thank you.
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    At April's end there is a chance of the roads being messy from a late snow fall. I would wait for mid May if you can.

    If going to Green Bank you may as well stop at The Cass Railroad. After your visit there and directly behind the RR building take Rt 1 North to US 250 between Durbin, WV and Cheat Bridge, WV. Head south on 250 past Durbin and pick up Rt 28... run that north through Cherry Grove to Judy Gap... Left onto Rt 33N to Riverton, WV for lunch at the Gateway Restaurant. After lunch at the Gateway and while your there go on up Briery Gap Rd to The Spruce Knob Observation Tower. From there you can go anywhere!

    Spruce Knob Observation Tower http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mnf/recarea/?recid=7053
    Cass Railroad. http://www.cassrailroad.com/


    FYI: Some fine folks over at Sporttouring.org are pulling together a spring meet at Canaan Valley Resort May 13-15. You should go.

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    I second the idea of late Apri or May. We tend to push our start of season weekend and 2 years ago we went down April 5-6 and woke up to 25 degrees on Sunday morning. This past spring we waited to the third weekend of April, still frost on the bikes in the morning, but we had stayed in a cabin, so not a big deal.

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    what others said, sand on roads is the main thing. Weather generally pretty good.
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    Timing

    Sounding like May is the right call. I hate to wait too long because I want to be on the road before school is out so probably the week preceding Memorial Day, or the one before that. I'll try to figure how to post my planned route. Perhaps someone familiar with the area can point to any obvious bonehead mistakes. Thanks again for your comments.

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