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Snickersville Turnpike - February 23, 2007, 03:00 PM

As I was doing some VDOT work I came across this, there is some interesting info in it

http://www.snickersvilleturnpike.org/default.htm

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Which section would you be refering to on the website??


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Interesting lil tid-bit of history there. The twisties are certainly nice on the state byways...but I choose those routes not for those so much as just cruising from small town to small town and taking in some scenery along with a little history lesson from time to time.

How many of ya'll think about where you're riding when you're out on back roads?

Unlike the super-slab of today, the byway roads are the same trails blazed by men centuries ago. Some are quite significant to our country's history.

Something to think about the next time you're riding the gems we have around here.

And if you're ever out and find yourself bored with the public roads...pull over...park your bike...and go sit in a ditch until you can appreciate what and who was there before asphalt.



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February 23, 2007, 03:56 PM

Cool info, Snickersville is a fun road, just hate that 180+ degree turn in Bluemont!!! GRRR


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Thanks for that!


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I know someone will kill me for this, but that turn isn't that bad, there is just one way to go through it...and ONLY one way


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I know someone will kill me for this, but that turn isn't that bad, there is just one way to go through it...and ONLY one way
Isn't that bad, huh. From my perspective (leaned over at 0mph), it was pretty shitty.


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I like the smells you'd normally miss in a car when country side. Some times if it's empty and a nice sized hill I'll cut off the engine and coast.

But I like to go voom voom more.


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Isn't that bad, huh. From my perspective (leaned over at 0mph), it was pretty shitty.





ha! At least you now know why it hasn't been "fixed" by VDOT. It's got a neat story. At least while you were there you could have checked out the historical marker.


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ha! At least you now know why it hasn't been "fixed" by VDOT. It's got a neat story. At least while you were there you could have checked out the historical marker.
We should have! Spent enough time there taking the damn rear brake lever off and talking to the locals around there.

From talking to the nice folks around there (who don't mind helping a girl get her bike upright), they said quite a few bikes dump it on that turn each week, especially cruisers.

And EPLaw...I saw your original post.


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February 26, 2007, 11:31 AM

I love that road. Always have. Led a group ride through there a few years ago and every said I was crazy. Miss those days.


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Good stuff. I went to that site a few years ago. I like a little history with my scenery. It's not all about hauling ass all the time.


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Do you have any idea how many Cold War-era sites and facilities you pass while out riding?

Some are still active!

I know of a bunch in Fairfax and Loudoun.


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Paris Mt? I think thats the only one I know about but I don't know where exactly.



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Paris Mt? I think thats the only one I know about but I don't know where exactly.

Not exactly, though I think there may have been a microwave tower there that was part of a large network. Nothing more.

I'm talking about underground AUTOVON facilities, serious nuclear bomb-proof communications facilities and former Nike ballistic missile defense sites.


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