WV Golf and Bike Weekend, Aug 2021

Jim Kenney

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I just spent three great days in West Virginia with fellow SkiTalkers @jimmy , @Gary Stolt and @CharlieM during the third week of August 2021.
We played golf the first two days and took a bike ride on the third day.

Our first golf day was at the Valley View Golf Club in Moorefield, WV. We played in 85 degree temps with mostly sunny conditions. Don't recall them ever featuring a round of golf on the old Andy Griffith Show, but they could have filmed it here. This course was like something out of Mayberry RFD. It cost us $30 each for 18 holes and a cart. We saw about ten other golfers all day and drank six beers on the clubhouse porch afterwards for $8 total. Fairways and tee boxes were a little dry here and there, but the greens were excellent.

L-R: Jimmy, Gary, Charlie
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Gary alone could beat the three of us playing best ball!
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This place was as American as apple pie, Charlie watching his ball flight.
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Jimmy and mountain golf.
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Charlie took one quick shot of me and it was a better swing analysis photo than anything I got both days.
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après-golf from the clubhouse porch at Valley View Golf Club:
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Gary shuttled us to the course in his new Genesis SUV, believe it was the GV80 model. Beautiful car inside and out with something like 380 HP that ate up the WV mountain roads.
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We stopped at beautiful Seneca Rocks, WV on the drive after golfing:
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Our limo driver, "take us home Gary."
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We were staying in accommodations near Timberline Mountain Ski Area in Canaan Valley, WV and that night we feasted on homemade peach pie from Charlie's wife Patty.
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The second day of golf was at beautiful Canaan Valley Resort Golf Club. It's at an elevation of about 3200' and temps never went above 75 degs. We caught a little rain shower for about two holes, but otherwise had a dry day playing a full 18 holes again. I won't mention any names, but Charlie was stuck with a dog for a playing partner. :duck:

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L-R: Charlie, Gary and Jimmy. That's the Canaan Valley Resort Hotel complex in the background.
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Jimmy's been working on his golf game and it shows! He's gearing up for retired life.
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Gorgeous photo, gorgeous golf shot. Charlie put this 8 feet from the cup and sank the putt for a birdie:hail: That's Canaan Valley Ski Area in the background.
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After golf we checked out the base area of nearby Timberline Mountain Ski Area. This lodge was extensively remodeled in the last year by the new owners of the resort, the Perfect family.
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They also installed two new lifts in 2020, a high speed six pack (foreground) and a fixed grip quad (background). This is one of my favorite places to ski in the mid-Atlantic and now it's better than ever.
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L-R: Jimmy, Jim, and Gary. Jimmy wins for best après-golf shoes.:micdrop:
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On our third day together Jim, Charlie and Gary went for a 25 mile bike ride. We rode the Allegheny Highlands Trail (AHT) from Hendricks to Elkins, WV. The AHT is a rail-trail that follows the course of several rivers while passing through a mountainous region of WV with small towns and rural farmland. The surface was a little bit of everything including a number of miles of gravel.
L-R: Charlie, Jim and Gary
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The Bridge Over the River Cheat near the AHT trailhead in Hendricks, WV. This was an old foot bridge with a funny sign.
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Overpass for US 48 under construction near Montrose, WV. That pylon must have been 40 stories high, a lot of concrete! This bridge is going to look like something from Switzerland when they are done.
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Country roads take me home to the place I belong, West Virginia!

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We took a rest at about the 15 mile mark for a snack and repair of a flat inner tube that went smoothly.
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Beautiful 80 degree Saturday with blue skies and puffy clouds. Darn weekends are so busy on the AHT. ;)
During our 25 mile ride we saw a total of seven other people using the trail, three bikers and four walkers.
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We took another very interesting drive after the bike ride on some amazing, winding WV country roads. There was about a 300' drop to the right of the road here to a fast flowing river.
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It got real interesting when we met a dually pick-up truck on this road, no pictures, kept both hands on steering wheel.
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We drove by the 120 year old Tucker County Courthouse in Parsons, WV:
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I will close with a photo that says it all about this part of West Virginia.

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Gary shuttled us to the course in his new Genesis SUV, believe it was the GV80 model. Beautiful car inside and out with something like 380 HP that ate up the WV mountain roads.
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He was talking about this when I saw him. @Gary Stolt, how is it?
 

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Looks like fun! I miss seeing you guys.
 

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I just spent three great days in West Virginia with fellow SkiTalkers @jimmy , @Gary Stolt and @CharlieM during the third week of August 2021.
We played golf the first two days and took a bike ride on the third day.

Our first golf day was at the Valley View Golf Club in Moorefield, WV. We played in 85 degree temps with mostly sunny conditions. Don't recall them ever featuring a round of golf on the old Andy Griffith Show, but they could have filmed it here. This course was like something out of Mayberry RFD. It cost us $30 each for 18 holes and a cart. We saw about ten other golfers all day and drank six beers on the clubhouse porch afterwards for $8 total. Fairways and tee boxes were a little dry here and there, but the greens were excellent.

L-R: Jimmy, Gary, Charlie
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Gary alone could beat the three of us playing best ball!
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This place was as American as apple pie, Charlie watching his ball flight.
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Jimmy and mountain golf.
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Charlie took one quick shot of me and it was a better swing analysis photo than anything I got both days.
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après-golf from the clubhouse porch at Valley View Golf Club:
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Gary shuttled us to the course in his new Genesis SUV, believe it was the GV80 model. Beautiful car inside and out with something like 380 HP that ate up the WV mountain roads.
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We stopped at beautiful Seneca Rocks, WV on the drive after golfing:
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Our limo driver, "take us home Gary."
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We were staying in accommodations near Timberline Mountain Ski Area in Canaan Valley, WV and that night we feasted on homemade peach pie from Charlie's wife Patty.
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The second day of golf was at beautiful Canaan Valley Resort Golf Club. It's at an elevation of about 3200' and temps never went above 75 degs. We caught a little rain shower for about two holes, but otherwise had a dry day playing a full 18 holes again. I won't mention any names, but Charlie was stuck with a dog for a playing partner. :duck:

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L-R: Charlie, Gary and Jimmy. That's the Canaan Valley Resort Hotel complex in the background.
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Jimmy's been working on his golf game and it shows! He's gearing up for retired life.
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Gorgeous photo, gorgeous golf shot. Charlie put this 8 feet from the cup and sank the putt for a birdie:hail: That's Canaan Valley Ski Area in the background.
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After golf we checked out the base area of nearby Timberline Mountain Ski Area. This lodge was extensively remodeled in the last year by the new owners of the resort, the Perfect family.
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They also installed two new lifts in 2020, a high speed six pack (foreground) and a fixed grip quad (background). This is one of my favorite places to ski in the mid-Atlantic and now it's better than ever.
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L-R: Jimmy, Jim, and Gary. Jimmy wins for best après-golf shoes.:micdrop:
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On our third day together Jim, Charlie and Gary went for a 25 mile bike ride. We rode the Allegheny Highlands Trail (AHT) from Hendricks to Elkins, WV. The AHT is a rail-trail that follows the course of several rivers while passing through a mountainous region of WV with small towns and rural farmland. The surface was a little bit of everything including a number of miles of gravel.
L-R: Charlie, Jim and Gary
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The Bridge Over the River Cheat near the AHT trailhead in Hendricks, WV. This was an old foot bridge with a funny sign.
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Overpass for US 48 under construction near Montrose, WV. That pylon must have been 40 stories high, a lot of concrete! This bridge is going to look like something from Switzerland when they are done.
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Country roads take me home to the place I belong, West Virginia!

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We took a rest at about the 15 mile mark for a snack and repair of a flat inner tube that went smoothly.
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Beautiful 80 degree Saturday with blue skies and puffy clouds. Darn weekends are so busy on the AHT. ;)
During our 25 mile ride we saw a total of seven other people using the trail, three bikers and four walkers.
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We took another very interesting drive after the bike ride on some amazing, winding WV country roads. There was about a 300' drop to the right of the road here to a fast flowing river.
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It got real interesting when we met a dually pick-up truck on this road, no pictures, kept both hands on steering wheel.
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We drove by the 120 year old Tucker County Courthouse in Parsons, WV:
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I will close with a photo that says it all about this part of West Virginia.

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Jim, you do a great job of picture taking and recapping our trip. Your descriptions are really good.
 
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