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Day 4 Heading Home

When we put this trip together I wanted to be sure there was something for all four of us to see and do. After breakfast we parted ways with GWK & Maureen since we were headed on different routes. We knew already of at least two stops we would make and a third would be for the fun of it.
Himself the Virginian finally got his wish, we were to ride in the rain even though it was off and on, then off and on again and again………The “8 Mile road was just drizzle but when we got to Fort Mulligan it was a bit heavier. Janice stayed on the bike and kept my seat dry by leaning over it. Forgetting that her back rest was getting a tad wet. What A GAL!!! @crownfire we could have walked to the Fort when we were at the M&G….literally in the Fort Hill Motels backyard. The place is very nicely kept.
After leaving we headed east into Petersburg on 28 to 220 N. Following that route we drove in the valley all the way up to 50 E then a short trip to Romney and picked up 28 again. In Springfield we got on Greenspring Valley Road and arrived at another destination, the Oldtown Toll Bridge. I believe it was @Luv2fish who mentioned it on the GWOF before but it is really neat to do. One of only a few privately owned Toll Bridges it is a low water only wooden single lane bridge that you cross into Md. and on the Md. side at the toll booth a woman pushes a stick out through a sliding window that has a metal cup attached. 50 cents later a motorcyclist is underway again. This brought smiles to our face.
We then got on 51 E and headed to our final stop of the trip before legging it home to Pa. The C&O Canal built a tunnel through the mountain to cut off some 6 miles of twisty river. The Paw Paw Tunnel is a fun stop and part of the National Park history. The tunnel is made of all brick and is about 2/3 of a mile long. The canal flows through but the path is now a walkway for pedestrians and bicyclists. A word of caution take a flashlight or be sure you have your cell phone because it is dark and slippery in spots. It is fun though and worth the trip.
Leaving Paw Paw we got on Rt. 9, then 522 N to I-70 and finally I-81 to Frackville. We rode in and out of rain for the remainder of the ride with the worst of it in Pa. of course but the time we had with the Milton’s and the rest of our trip was worth every bit of donning the rain suits.


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Looks like a great ride and mini-vacation!
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Wow, thanks for the ride report and the photos. That Top Kicks guy clearly had a lot of neat stuff. I wonder who does his maintenance on all of those vehicles? Even sitting on display, they require quite a bit of TLC.

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Very cool Bill. I'm not sure why we never walked up to the fort during our stay. Glad y'all enjoyed your weekend.

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Very cool Bill. I'm not sure why we never walked up to the fort during our stay. Glad y'all enjoyed your weekend.
I believe the "Peach" may have had something to do with it.......



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