sort of funny to hear you guys say wv has roads in good repair. IF coal trucks aren't running 90 down a back country 2 lane, most likely it is a good ride. They don't pave the burm and you can catch quite a bit of gravel sometimes from people dropping the rear car tires off the road. I am born and raised in wv. Grew up in buckhannon, went to marshall in huntington (awesome road around yatesville lake) working and living in charleston now.
There are just some amazing places to ride and the places to see. I love riding up route 60 (midland trail) to hawks nest, and then to new river gorge. I plan on doing the ghost towns of the new river this summer, but that will require a dual sport.
The turnpike is horrible condition and i hate the tolls. So i take 60 to by pass it. I can make nearly same time. I do admit the interstate gives you some good leans in the turns on the bike.
I got a huge list of roads to ride this summer, namely 33 from seneca to va, 16 from parkersburg to war(or where ever it ends), 219 again, 50 from I79 to eastern panhandle, and many other little small town gems.
I"ll probably spend a week in crandberry glades doing mountain biking at snowshoe and slatyfork, and then hitting the roads on the 9r.