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Any suggestions or advice for a 200-250 miles day ride? - November 5, 2016, 09:11 AM

Hi Guys, so I am planning to do a 200-250 miles round trip ride on a Sat or Sun and looking for suggestions and advice?

I have looked at few options from Gainesville/Manassas area:

1- Seneca Rocks, WV

2- Gormania, WV

3- Gettysburg, PA

4- Harpers Ferry, WV

5- Something else?

Any other suggestions are most welcomed too.

Also, I would truly appreciate if anyone has done any other nice or similar routes, can share the route with me.

For reference, I am not overly concerned about speed(just because I am slow )

Thanks so much for the help and advice.


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When I rode on the street these were my quick adventures I went on with zero planning and leaving an hour after I thought of it. All were lots of fun.

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The Gormania / Mt Storm area would definitely put you in the 200-250 range. Though expect it to be 15 degrees cooler than here.


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What bike are you riding? I have a 193 mile loop that starts in fayettesville pa. Goes up and over 3 mountains, awesome views, and has the real estate to push it if you desire.

All tarmac. I can send you the gpx file as well

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Gorgeous and stunning. Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out. Feel free to share a route if you have got one?

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Pittsburgh lots of twisties and hills
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Hershey PA lots of chocolate

When I rode on the street these were my quick adventures I went on with zero planning and leaving an hour after I thought of it. All were lots of fun.

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That's funny, after I posted today morning, literally left with zero planning for Gettysburg, PA. It was fun

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The Gormania / Mt Storm area would definitely put you in the 200-250 range. Though expect it to be 15 degrees cooler than here.
Thanks for the weather advice, I'll make sure to gear up for it. That's next on my list


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What bike are you riding? I have a 193 mile loop that starts in fayettesville pa. Goes up and over 3 mountains, awesome views, and has the real estate to push it if you desire.

All tarmac. I can send you the gpx file as well

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Thanks so much for the route and suggestion.

Unfortunately, getting to Fayetteville, PA is nearly 2ish hrs drive from my place, without any traffic

I am definitely not into pushing, just because I am a chicken/slow/easy rider


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Go to Spruce Knob, You can catch Seneca Rocks on the way there or on the way home also. I was up there last weekend. Great roads and minimal traffic.



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Go to Spruce Knob, You can catch Seneca Rocks on the way there or on the way home also. I was up there last weekend. Great roads and minimal traffic.

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