My son and his buddy did some mountain biking. Then they had kids and that pretty much went by the wayside. Anyway, they constantly said, "If you're not bleeding, it wasn't a ride." So, I know something about Dan's...um, stupidity.
I thought of WV. I did a seminar in Charleston once and just thought it was one of the most beautiful places I've seen. I spent a lot of time at the FEMA Academy in Emmitsburgh, MD but we mostly drove down the road to Gettysburgh to go ghost hunting during our off time.
Gosh, I love it out there. Just didn't think the inclines were that high. But I was on the Interstate and wasn't really thinking about elevations as much as just enjoying the drive.