Motorcycle ride – Richmond, Scottsville, VA and beyond
July 2, 2009
Richmond to Scottsville via Rt. 6. Henrico County rolled out a red carpet for us all the way to the Goochland County line.
Scottsville, circa 1744, doesn’t have much crime. We leave our things hanging on the bike while we walk.
History repeats itself when the James River unleashes its fury. The marks on this downtown building show the water level from various floods since the 1800’s.
The James looks pretty tame today though.
“You’ve never smelled nothin’ till you’ve smelled Pee Wee’s pits!” says the sign in front of Pee Wee’s Pit Barbeque. Home-made everything in Walmart-sized servings.
The damn 600-series roads on the map don’t exactly match what you find on the road, and many aren’t even on the map. GPS? Ha. That’s why we ride dual-purpose bikes. This farm is on 626 near Charlottesville.
The Tyson chicken wardens have no idea why their chickens were squawking so loudly that day. Maybe it was the visit from the alien?
Our route, roughly:
From northern Henrico/Goochland line
South on 522
Patterson Avenue/Rt 6 west past Scottsville
South on 626
West on 602
South on 722
East on 647 (awesome roller coaster-like road, hard to get to but worth it)
East/south on 56
East on 60
North on 15
East on 610
South on 690
North on 45
East on 6
North on 522