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Old 11-19-2011, 04:57 PM   #1261
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the current name given to the road it is on. But the folks behind the NC AERC got it right in 2006.

I apologize if this seems too vague. Let me know if more help is needed.


"NC AERC" meaning????

a. North Carolina Aviation Research Ctr

b. Nerds Collecting Abysmal Research and Crap

c. No Chance Anyone Expected to Really Come

A curious mind want to know.
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:59 PM   #1262
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I came back just to see what came up with the clues given. If I didn't know where it was I don't think I could figure the clues out.

Anyone else figure out the clues?
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:27 PM   #1263
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Not yet . . .
but suspect that once I get to the right furnace, the other clues might make sense.

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I came back just to see what came up with the clues given. If I didn't know where it was I don't think I could figure the clues out.

Anyone else figure out the clues?
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:46 PM   #1264
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I think I found the location, but still haven't figured out what the North Carolina chapter of the American Endurance Riders Club has to do with it. They're not even real endurance riders, they use horses, how anachronistic!

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"NC AERC" meaning????

a. North Carolina Aviation Research Ctr

b. Nerds Collecting Abysmal Research and Crap

c. No Chance Anyone Expected to Really Come

A curious mind want to know.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:10 PM   #1265
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I think I found the location, but still haven't figured out what the North Carolina chapter of the American Endurance Riders Club has to do with it. They're not even real endurance riders, they use horses, how anachronistic!

Leon.
allonsye was closest with answer "b". Esoteric info for the riders.

The 2006 race was held in the area and thru their July newsletter, the NC AERC wanted their riders to understand more about the Valley History Behind the NC's selection of the route.

John

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Old 11-20-2011, 04:28 AM   #1266
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I think I found the location, but still haven't figured out what the North Carolina chapter of the American Endurance Riders Club has to do with it. They're not even real endurance riders, they use horses, how anachronistic!

Leon.
I'll dig deeper into google next time. Didn't see that one.
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:16 AM   #1267
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I'll dig deeper into google next time. Didn't see that one.
btw, love these historical tags.

W/respect to pig iron. Few realize that this product was far superior than the carbon based iron of today. It forged really well and could be made to sheen. It did not rust like today's carbon based iron.
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:37 AM   #1268
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Wow, late night!

Just for the record, I new the location from the picture, not the clues...

Another inmate PM'ed me about the clues being tough. I'd hate to see this sit on a nice day...

Hopefully someones on the way to grab it!

EDIT: That inmate has found it! Maybe he will go grab it.
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:12 AM   #1269
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Didn't get it today.

I left this morning with the intent to go get the duck. But as I ate breakfast in Manassas, I realized that the Northern Virginia tag was a mere 5.4 miles as the crow flies from where I was sitting, not only that, but my planned drop for that one was right on a good riding route from Manassas to the NWVA tag. So I decided to go ahead and do that one while on the way.

While Clifton is only 5.4 miles from Manassas, the roads don't go that way. So, I ended up not doing the good tag in favor of the "quicker" one. That's ok, there will be more days for riding.

Now I need to go fix a lawn mower. . .

On BWalsh's comment about tough clues. I notice that this particular instance of the game tends to have tougher clues, but usually Internet searchable rather than "oh, I know where that is" clues. I like tough but searchable clues and will attempt to get out and ride more.



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Old 11-20-2011, 12:12 PM   #1270
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On BWalsh's comment about tough clues. I notice that this particular instance of the game tends to have tougher clues, but usually Internet searchable rather than "oh, I know where that is" clues. I like tough but searchable clues and will attempt to get out and ride more.



Leon.
You are correct and I need to apologize to ClutchCargo55. I PM'ed him saying the clues were too hard and needed some tweaking, hence the additional clue.
Evidently I didn't spend enough time on them...
Forget what I said about clues ClutchCargo55 and keep on doing what you are doing!

I'll shut up now and go sit in the corner!
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:32 PM   #1271
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Grab - Boyer Furnace

Boyer Furnace - aka Mill Run Furnace, just west of Boyer Rd on Mine Mountain Lane in Fort Valley.


The Duck on the top bag ready to ride .....


New tag shortly ....
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:27 PM   #1272
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Boyer Furnace - aka Mill Run Furnace, just west of Boyer Rd on Mine Mountain Lane in Fort Valley.


The Duck on the top bag ready to ride .....


New tag shortly ....
Don, for my own edification, can you be more specific with the location (like where on the map). I'm unable to place it w/your location description because the maps shows multiple Mine Runs and Boyers. More aggravating is that I've seen it before. Is this just down the hill from Woodstock Tower?

Thanks,
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:42 PM   #1273
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New Tag

The duck hiding under a cut-off piece of culvert pipe....


Now covered with leaves and a couple sticks ....


A couple steps back and you can see the culvert pipe on the bank above my top bag ....


A look at the road in front of my bike ..... Notice the culvert pipe on the bank to the right of my bike....


And the road behind the bike .... Remember the bridge ... there are several of these little bridges on this road....


The road the tag is on is a two word road. The first word is the same as the last name of a Texas Rangers first baseman. The second word is the same as an American clothing retailer based in San Francisco. The tag location is approximately 1.8 miles west of the intersection of the road in question and a road named after the first CCC camp in the nation.
After riding about 60 miles from the grab location, this new tag is actually located within 2 miles of one of the furnaces that Benjamin Blackford named for his daughters.
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:55 PM   #1274
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38.89254 - 78.39877

Fort Valley Rd, then right on Boyer Rd. Follow Boyer until it makes a quick left and Mine Mountain Lane continues straight. Boyer furnace is about .3 mile from that intersection. Googlemaps shows the road as Boyer Rd turning into Mine Mountain Lane. At about the point where Googlemaps shows Boyer turning into Mine Mountain, that is where the Furnace ruins are.

Yes, if you come from Woodstock Tower down the East side, you will come to a sharp right turn, if you go straight onto Mine Mountain you will come to the furnace ruins.

Copy and paste the coordinates above and it will show the location.

Have you figured out the new tag location?
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:37 PM   #1275
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OMR....great grab and tag....well done.....
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