I am thinking of organizing a One Week ride visiting Civil War battlefields in Virginia – with some forays into Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
There is nothing closer to Stuart’s Calvary racing along back roads to flank Union Armies than a batch of motorcycles twisting along old railroads from battle site to battle site.
Basically this is ride from one Civil War battlefield to the next. Mostly battlefield; not so much riding.
Mostly little back roads following Stuart’s Calvary (not the big roads taken by 50,000 troops marching).
In Sept 2017 after kids go back to school (off-peak rates and get campers off Skyline Drive).
Stay in cheap motels 8 nights - but - with meals, beer, park fees, etcetera it still adds up to $1k
If you are interested (this is not a sign-up yet) please respond.
I will only do all the detail planning if we have 6 riders who will actually show up.
The headquarters website for this ride is INTRUDERS-ALERT dot COM so this thread is IT.
DrAlloway aka Bob
Meetup for dinner in Culpeper on Saturday night Sept 23. And return home after breakfast from Appomattox on Sunday morning October 1.
Our route goes up and down Virginia. We are basically tracing the Confederate Calvary in their Three Major attacks north to capture the Union Capitol. It took them four years and we have only one week, so there are some compromises to fit in all the major battles. I just counted 35 on our routes. The last two days are Grant pushing Lee out of Richmond and battling again and again until Appomattox.
8 RIDERS INTERESTED SO FAR
MadCow (weekend only
Digger + Friend
PinkKingFish + Eric
As you can see from this preliminary plan these are long days, nine hours and change, most of which is sightseeing battlefields. Saddle Time is included in the Total; given the low miles per day, you can see the pace on little back roads will be leisurely.
- Dinner Total Saddle Date Sleep Miles
Country Sat 23 Sept Culpeper meet at dinner or motel
Vietnamese 9:42 3:42 Sun 24 Leesburg 120 miles
British Pub 9:33 2:48 Mon 25 Shepherdstown 83
Diner 9:36 2:36 Tue 26 Chambersburg 90
Country 8:39 5:54 Wed 27 Front Royal 204
BBQ 9:13 4:43 Thur 28 Fredericksburg 165
Southern 8:45 3:15 Fri 29 Richmond 133
American 8:56 3:26 Sat 30 Appomattox 143