Originally posted by bbirdxx2000
Hey DAD, you can jump in anytime (this is your backyard)
PJ1 is right about rte. 50. It's one of my favorites. I don't usually run it all of the way to Clarksburg though due to a little extra traffic that far west, but the road is good. I use Grafton as my most extreme west direction and then over through Md. and back in to W.Va, then 42 south to Petersburg, 55 south to Seneca Rocks, then 33 to Harrisonburg Va. (college town with lots of hotels). I avoid 220 because it runs the valley and tends to be a bit tame and fairly heavy traffic. You can then backtrack on 33 (it's worth doing twice!) and get 28 south to 250, then 250 back up north-west. I've done that loop out of Pittsburgh as an overnighter, staying in Harrisonburg. You can get into the room by 5:00 or so, get rid of your stuff, and then run across the Shenandoah Valley on 33 (another outstanding set of twisties!), ride down to Staunton on Skyline Drive, dinner there, and a short interstate jaunt up 81 (it will be dark by then) back to Harrisonburg. 250 has some good parts but will tend to be a let down after those other roads. The best part of 250 is actually west of I-79 up towards Wheeling. West of Grafton is good too, but oftentimes has high traffic, especially getting through Fairmont. There are others, depends on how long you want to stay out. 20 south of Buckhannon is fun... maybe work that in with some others with another another day or two. Want to make it a week+ and go on down to Deal's Gap? You can two lane it the whole way on some pretty good roads! We could leave Harrisonburg and work our way from there, then return from the Smokies on Interstate 81, 77, 19, 79. That's a day to Pittsburgh (600miles). The only reason I say return interstate is your new tires will be pretty well cooked after a week of this and you may want to run the highway to get some use out of the middle of your tire.
Some alternates like an eastern rte and a western rte might be wise with the choice based on weather. Mull that over and get back.
Do you have a Chatterbox?