I-77 Mountain Driving

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Kingty9183, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    100% truth. I once hit an appalachian on one of those that I had to take in 4th gear. I could have walked faster. And this is on a 2 lane road with no shoulder, traffic stacking up behind you....
     
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  3. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    it better to run 90
     
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  4. Antinomian

    Antinomian Road Train Member

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    You know the short cut up US-35 right? Goes from Hurricaine, Wv to Chillicothe, Oh.
     
  5. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    exit just pass TA on 64
     
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  6. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    If you like that, you'll LOVE Colorado,,,
     
  7. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    35 is a nice ride in a truck.
     
  8. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    Just be happy, 40,or 50 some years ago 77 was rebuilt and its way better than it was. I only know this from history and old hands. I'm to young to have driven old 77. But the stories were gruesome.
     
  9. truckdriver31

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    i miss the old way tho. nothing like taking a 10 at the porn store, then having breakfast at that church. didnt know about the round holes in the wall. until the preacher told me one morning over boil eggs and sausage links
     
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  10. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Light Load Member

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    GREETINGS ALL,

    Having driven I-77 for a few Years, I enjoyed it with light and heavy loads.
    I especially dug the fun of climbing and descending Flat Top in the Hillbilly.
    Some Winters yet mostly Spring and Summer.
    The FUN began and ended in the Tarheel!

    YES, the "alternate route" to PA. up/down Rt 19 was most enjoyable winters and summers because usually LESS TRAFFIC 'specially at nights/early mornings.

    Like the MANY ROUTES thru Valleys and over Mountains, they ADDED EXCITEMENT to the Adventures in Freight Relocation.

    Want some more Hills and Thrills fun?
    Run I-64 from Charleytown to I-81 or the reverse.

    PA offers so many diverse Routes that I had not travelled yet the ones I had were incredibly exciting as well dangerous, but that's just another aspect in 40 Ton Transportation.

    Ain't No Feelin' Like 40 Ton Wheelin'!!
    CHEERS!!
     
  11. Michael 247

    Michael 247 Medium Load Member

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    Just drive some of the 2 Lanes in W Va...Then the 4 Lane will be like Paradise...
     
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