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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-09-2014, 01:38 PM
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Posted By TomW
Yeaaa! :clap Where to?

Yeaaa! :clap

Where to?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-26-2014, 06:11 AM
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Posted By TomW
New Tag

Hearing no suggestions, here's an easy one in the spirit of moving things along. I don't think I've used this one before. Google is your friend.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-25-2014, 08:07 PM
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Posted By TomW
I didn't notice the little link to the map down...

I didn't notice the little link to the map down at the bottom of your tag post so I spent a while on the web looking for it. :norton And then I spent some time on the ground looking for it.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-25-2014, 02:14 PM
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Posted By TomW
Tag

Nice spot on a brisk day. Warm enough I didn't need heated clothes and CR70 out of Piedmont was entertaining.

Any preference on where to next? I have some in the can from Cherokee, Jackson and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-21-2014, 06:39 PM
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Posted By TomW
Right. I and others have done it numerous times,...

Right. I and others have done it numerous times, and recently too.

Cheerios,
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2014, 04:46 AM
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Posted By TomW
Ozarkia is an informal name I coined for the...

Ozarkia is an informal name I coined for the mostly flat and featureless southeastern portion of the state. :evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-19-2014, 08:48 PM
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Posted By TomW
Okay.... Over two months now. Is the tag still...

Okay.... Over two months now. Is the tag still in Qzarkia?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-24-2013, 08:32 AM
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Posted By TomW
Welll??

Welll??
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-06-2013, 04:41 PM
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Posted By TomW
Hell, take the KTM.

Hell, take the KTM.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-30-2013, 09:05 PM
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Posted By TomW
The arrangement of outbuildings and the A/C unit...

The arrangement of outbuildings and the A/C unit gave it away.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-30-2013, 08:15 PM
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Posted By TomW
This looks suspicious. ...

This looks suspicious.


http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3751/10584972123_9c8e6d9639_z_d.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-30-2013, 03:56 PM
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Posted By TomW
How about another clue. I presume the reference...

How about another clue. I presume the reference to BGOODWIN means it's near Hartselle?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-29-2013, 10:14 AM
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Posted By TomW
Geeze, thanks! I was thinking just last night...

Geeze, thanks! I was thinking just last night that I'd need to create a new ADVrider account, dust off the 40-yr-old R90 and ride back down there just to restart the game by movng the tag somewhere...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-16-2013, 08:24 AM
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Posted By TomW
Hey, this is my post number 1,000. Geeze, I'm a...

Hey, this is my post number 1,000. Geeze, I'm a wordy bastard.

I really don't care if you or I make a mistake like that, we're amateurs, but when someone does this for a living they should do a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-15-2013, 07:32 AM
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Posted By TomW
principle: a moral rule or belief that helps you...

principle: a moral rule or belief that helps you know what is right and wrong and that influences your actions

principal: first, highest, or foremost in importance, rank, worth, or degree; chief
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-14-2013, 09:08 PM
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Posted By TomW
Yep.

Yep.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-14-2013, 08:23 AM
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Posted By TomW
New Tag

Not an inspiring photo, but can be an interesting ride in a low-key sort of way, and it's in a different part of the state. For those in a hurry from the Birmingham area it's a quick ride down...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-13-2013, 06:45 PM
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Posted By TomW
Tag

Gee, everyone missed a really good one and it was only 100 ft off pavement. Beautiful day and a great ride up AL65/CR9/CR175. Someone has been out there with a bulldozer making some 'improvements' to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-07-2013, 07:31 PM
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Posted By TomW
Har. I was there most recently last spring on a...

Har. I was there most recently last spring on a caving trp. Nice place.

t.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-05-2013, 04:37 AM
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Posted By TomW
Not to worry -- someone'll get it. :1drink

Not to worry -- someone'll get it. :1drink
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-04-2013, 02:51 PM
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Posted By TomW
There must be a nest of you guys around Decatur.

There must be a nest of you guys around Decatur.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-03-2013, 09:01 AM
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Posted By TomW
Good work, Mr. Dog. That's quite a trip from...

Good work, Mr. Dog. That's quite a trip from Decatur. It was a 194-mile round trip from Fort Payne to the tag in Wedowee and this one was pretty close to there.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-30-2013, 05:50 AM
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Posted By TomW
Nw Tag...really

Yes, Bill, that's the new (seasonal) Tag. I figure someone'll get it before Halloween.

As Bill knows, it's on US431 near Hollis Crossroads less than 10 miles south of I-20 (Exit 191, for you...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-29-2013, 05:46 PM
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Posted By TomW
New Tag

I was planning to send everyone over to Pickens County, but I ran into this on the way back from Wedowee. Here's a teaser:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7316/10010362973_576dc5ede2_o.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-29-2013, 04:10 PM
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Posted By TomW
Tag

Hub of the Wedowee universe.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5548/10008974474_54a2680cc0_o.jpg



From the other side....

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2837/10009546483_dd6f168bb3_o.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-25-2013, 12:27 PM
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Posted By TomW
You just missed one up on Altamont Rd.

You just missed one up on Altamont Rd.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-24-2013, 02:24 PM
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Posted By TomW
Missed out

Ach, I was in Utah all last week and missed the Weaver Point tag in my virtual back yard. That's a really cool place where we go to practice rope work for caving.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-14-2013, 12:18 PM
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Posted By TomW
When I first arrived there in the mid-'50s the...

When I first arrived there in the mid-'50s the stadium would only hold about 20,000. I was little more than a toddler...knee-high to a married grasshopper.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-03-2013, 12:45 PM
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Posted By TomW
That bad, eh?

That bad, eh?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-28-2013, 03:37 PM
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Posted By TomW
Good catch. Sooo...where next?

Good catch. Sooo...where next?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2013, 08:30 PM
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Posted By TomW
The clue I got says somewhere near 5th Ave. North...

The clue I got says somewhere near 5th Ave. North and 24th St. North. But that doesn't look right on Google Earth...so BJCC seems more likely.

Cheers,
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2013, 04:44 PM
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Posted By TomW
Good, quick catch.

Good, quick catch.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2013, 06:16 AM
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Posted By TomW
New Tag

Okay, fine -- urban it is. While you're at Barber you can get this one too.

Here ye go:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3766/9604994793_65e2b300f9_o.jpg

The Altamont School is a coeducational...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2013, 06:40 PM
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Posted By TomW
Tag

Well, two tags in one day. Nice ride -- I'd never been on that stretch of AL18 between Oakman and Berry.

There was a construction crew rebuilding the guard rail under the trestle when I got...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2013, 08:46 AM
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Posted By TomW
Think I have it. The trestle casts a long...

Think I have it. The trestle casts a long shadow.

Will just continue down AL69 past Bugtussle to Oakman.

t.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2013, 08:31 AM
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Posted By TomW
Ooo...psycho-delic. Lemmee see if I can find it....

Ooo...psycho-delic. Lemmee see if I can find it. (Back at the house with 17.6 mi on the odometer from the aborted trip.)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2013, 08:03 AM
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Posted By TomW
Damn! Bruced again. :1drink Good thing I...

Damn! Bruced again. :1drink

Good thing I checked before I got too far. It is a nice morning, isn't it? Where to?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-24-2013, 08:18 PM
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Posted By TomW
That was a tough one. I probably spent an hour...

That was a tough one. I probably spent an hour in Google Maps looking for roads that went down narow valleys that are now flooded. Currently most of the roads around the lake stick to the high...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-23-2013, 04:07 PM
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Posted By TomW
That said, Yankee Dog, it does have the correct...

That said, Yankee Dog, it does have the correct preliminary road closed signs and the 1500 ft. sign is bent appropriately and has the blue county road sign attached to the left post as in Mr....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-23-2013, 03:47 PM
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Posted By TomW
I was looking at CR437 at the extreme eastern end...

I was looking at CR437 at the extreme eastern end of the lake, but it doesn't look right in Street View.
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