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Title: The FlyBy Week Route Guide is online!
Post by: normkern on August 02, 2018, 03:28:15 PM
The FlyBy Week Route Guide is online!

http://flybyweek.com/RouteGuide.html

The Route Guide lists all routes with details including route type, navigation difficulty, distance, lunch stop, direction from Marietta, comments, date of latest version and link to a full page map. There are also links for the PDF printable maps and turn-by-turn instructions and Garmin GPS route and track files in GPX format.


The PDF and GPX links will be activated on August 10.


Norm Kern
Title: Re: The FlyBy Week Route Guide is online!
Post by: stevegrab on August 03, 2018, 12:59:13 PM
Awesome we were just at the Bealsville Diner last weekend for lunch.

I was also trying to see if I could identify any potential construction issue with road closures in that area. I've been using the OHGO site and app, I wish they'd used the similar style of red/yellow icons so red one closures) stood out. On Southeast OH they show the following closures which may impact us, all of these are state routes 821 (north of 78), 537(west of 26), 255 (just north of 7). I suspect that last one will impact some routes (looks like 03 East 235 uses it) and likely to be labeled as CLOSED at both ends with no reasonable alternative paved road. (I've seen that before on 536 just a few miles from there).

See www.ohgo.com, click on CONSTRUCTION them move the map around, zoom in, click etc.
Title: Re: The FlyBy Week Route Guide is online!
Post by: stevegrab on August 03, 2018, 04:10:41 PM
For anybody taking a route using the Sistersville Ferry (Fly OH to Sistersville WV) they are only open Thu-Sun, and close at 6PM, according to info at link below, and what I've recalled from recent past.

http://www.ohio.org/destination/appalachia/sistersville-wv-ferry-to-fly-ohio

That page includes a phone#, they are also on Facebook.

Also nearby and worth checking out, not sure if any of Norm's Fly By info highlights it, cool views but last time I was there (several years) the road was pretty beaten up

http://www.ohio.org/destination/appalachia/kiedaisch-point-park
Title: Re: The FlyBy Week Route Guide is online!
Post by: HawkGTRider on August 03, 2018, 09:53:12 PM
Nice link to the point park with a drone video...quite a view for sure!
Title: Re: The FlyBy Week Route Guide is online!
Post by: DirtFlier on August 04, 2018, 06:34:16 AM
If you need to cross the Ohio River in either direction and the Sisterville ferry isn't running, there's a nice bridge (free!) at St Mary's WV just a short ride downstream.
Title: Re: The FlyBy Week Route Guide is online!
Post by: stevegrab on August 04, 2018, 09:57:55 AM
Nice link to the point park with a drone video...quite a view for sure!
Didn't even notice the video, that is very cool. There isn't much there, couple picnic tables maybe a trash can, no restrooms. There's a Subway in the gas station along the river, we stopped there once got sandwiches then went to the park for lunch.
Title: Re: The FlyBy Week Route Guide is online!
Post by: bcd on August 04, 2018, 07:40:30 PM
Excellent route descriptions and info! Thanks, Norm!
Title: Re: The FlyBy Week Route Guide is online!
Post by: normkern on August 06, 2018, 06:16:11 PM
Awesome we were just at the Bealsville Diner last weekend for lunch.

I was also trying to see if I could identify any potential construction issue with road closures in that area. I've been using the OHGO site and app, I wish they'd used the similar style of red/yellow icons so red one closures) stood out. On Southeast OH they show the following closures which may impact us, all of these are state routes 821 (north of 78), 537(west of 26), 255 (just north of 7). I suspect that last one will impact some routes (looks like 03 East 235 uses it) and likely to be labeled as CLOSED at both ends with no reasonable alternative paved road. (I've seen that before on 536 just a few miles from there).

See www.ohgo.com, click on CONSTRUCTION them move the map around, zoom in, click etc.

Working through Ohio construction info, I had to modify 4 routes so far. Par for the course. Similar quality info for WV is unfortunately very hard to come by.

Norm