Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sep 27th motorcycle ride to Fort Valley, VA

Taking advantage of exceptional weather, we planned a ride to Fort Valley, VA because I couldn't remember if we had ever rode our motorcycles through this "valley within a valley." It is about 20-miles long and Rte 678 essentially goes from one end to the other. From the Wikipedia entry on Fort Valley:
According to tradition, Daniel Morgan built the first road into Fort Valley from the north, at the order of George Washington, with a view to holing up in this naturally fortified valley as a possible last stand against the British during the American Revolution. The Continental Army's victory at Yorktown altered Washington's plans.

The GPS stats:

  • Total distance = 213 miles
  • Overall avg speed = 28.1 mph
  • Moving avg speed = 40.7 mph
  • Max speed = 67.1 mph
  • Total time = 7 hrs 34 min
  • Moving time = 5:13
  • Stopped time = 2:20 (GPS on entire trip)

Here's a map of the route we took:

And here are some photos:

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