This thread is bringing back memories from a couple of fronts.
1. Re Ohio Valley biking: my last long trip from last year was down to Wheeling via Massillon, New Philly & Cadiz via the 250 road. One thing I love about the Valley is its share of twisties, especially on the 250, but also on other side roads in the area, once you get +- 5 miles from the River. And when I'm done giving my money away to Wheeling Downs or Mountaineer, anything I have left goes to Cabela's. And I've yet to meet an unpleasant person in the area.
2. Pomeroy is close to another one of my old stomping grounds, a little cubbyhole across the river in WV called Cottageville. Only lived there for a few months (I think I was 5 @ the time), but had fond memories of good food @ nearby Ripley. Visited the area a couple years ago (Bob Evans Farms, Hocking Hills, etc.). Haven't biked there yet but want to sometime this year, now that wife can ride for longer periods @ a go.
Also looking forward (hopefully) to seeing area riders on way to NF Canada Rally.
old: 1984 VT700C
not forgotten: 1999 VT1100C3 Aero
new: 2005 C90T 1500cc Suzuki Boulevard
2007 Suzuki 650cc Bergman