Absolutely smooth as silk with great grip.
Ran it from just outside Woodsfield all the way down to Route 7 at the WV state line.
Has many tight corners similar to Route 536
, but also many sweepers and S curves.
There are several areas where the road lays out in front of you and you can clearly see the undulations and proper line to take.
Sign markings are excellent, alerting you to blind corners, and where reduced speeds are needed.
I was never surprised by any corner.
Some parts of the road are perched right on a narrow ridge, allowing an incredible view into the valley on both sides (although you can only afford a very quick look!).
Ran this road 4 times yesterday, a beautiful Sunday summer day, and only encountered one car in front of us the entire day.
This is definitely an “E” ticket ride.
Chow note: we used Woodsfield as our 'home base' as there are 3 good roads leaving from it.
The Hometown Restaurant in the center of town has some great food.
- Jeff J. (8/10/09)