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Old 01-05-2013, 06:54 AM   #4531
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Jerry, did I pass you on the way to New York?

Great early morning "Duece"!
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:58 AM   #4532
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New Tag

First get to this point.



You should see this disused railway line.



Head South alongside the line, until you see these Silos on the left. Note the fallen telegraph pole in the trees.



The Duck is at the far end of the pole. As you can see its accessible with a road bike, but I was skating all over the place on the frozen snow.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:11 PM   #4533
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Got It!!!...

Well, waited to see if any weekend warriors were interested in warming up their dirt bikes, but, alas, the tag sat dormant.

So,







Was a very neat road, there, Jerry. With the warmer temperatures, was an interesting combination of mud, wet snow, and ice!



New tag maybe tomorrow.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:15 PM   #4534
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:17 PM   #4535
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Great grab Doc
Thanks! Neat legal road in the middle of suburbia! Wanted to explore further down, but was getting late, and don't like to get stuck by myself! How far does it go?
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:02 PM   #4536
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Well, waited to see if any weekend warriors were interested in warming up their dirt bikes, but, alas, the tag sat dormant.
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Nice, *. I had to decide this one or GSTOR, I picked GSTOR because I ran out of places I know I could drop a new dirt tag this afternoon and be back to cook dinner. I ended up being late anyway, though.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:46 AM   #4537
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Thanks. One of the things you have to be careful of with electric gear is that the charging system has to be able to run it and keep the battery charged. That's why I love the big GS for winter riding. I have very few "gizmos" running off the system, but it's designed to run lots of stuff, including the ABS. So it handles the electric vest, gloves, and heated grips without too much trouble. And the big lights at night.

One trick is to unplug all your stuff a few minutes before stopping, giving the system time to charge up the battery. And when you start the bike, have everything turned off, so only the starter is drawing on the battery.

Hope you didn't have to sit out in the cold too long!

Will try and get the new tag up later, or tomorrow.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:05 AM   #4538
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Thanks! Neat legal road in the middle of suburbia! Wanted to explore further down, but was getting late, and don't like to get stuck by myself! How far does it go?
I haven't ridden much of it, but scouting the track on Google Maps shows a potential 12.5 mile track, plus some detours to cross rivers.



View Dissused Rail Track in a larger map
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:24 PM   #4539
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The Duck has been "dropped"!

Walter and I dropped the duck in a very cool spot, but Photobucket is on the fritz again, so I'll try again later to post some pictures. The spot is pretty muddy, frozen underneath, and mushy on the surface, so get your knobbies ready. Redpower, I wouldn't suggest the multi/hyper motard with street tires. You might need a push!
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:28 PM   #4540
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The New Tag!!!

Well, one of the pictures seemed to go through.

So, here's The Tag Shot:



The duck is under the flat stone just behind Walter's left boot....

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Old 01-08-2013, 01:42 PM   #4541
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Some "Dropbox" shots...

Well, since photobucket won't work, I've used my backup system. Nice we can do this at home because of the mascot!

So, here's a picture of my bike down the hill from Walter:



And here's where you find the beginning of the road that parallel's the abandoned railroad bed, and leads to the tag site. My bike is coming out. You want to head West from the asphalt. GPS coordinates available. Just PM me.

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Old 01-08-2013, 02:05 PM   #4542
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... Redpower, I wouldn't suggest the multi/hyper motard with street tires. You might need a push!
Sounds like a challenge to me

Imo, can be done wo knobbies with careful line picking and if it doesn't rain. Otoh, the bike with the knobbies today took a nap after crossing (almost) a small log

Here are a couple of teasers (from a quality photo hosting site )

It's an abandoned railbed.




At least we think so- don't know about ghost trains




Our first spot proved to be too slick-- but should be a great drop when it's not soft over frozen. And this railbed might be rideable for a while. Passed it a million times, so to Barry for suggesting we try it.
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Clue...

Don't click on THIS unless you want a GPS coordinate clue.....
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:48 AM   #4544
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Always wondered where that went...
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