Appalachian Tag-O-Rama for those that think vertically.

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by daGeeeze, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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  2. daGeeeze

    daGeeeze Geeezed lightning

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  3. tallbob

    tallbob Been here awhile

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    Frog Level Service Station and Yacht Club. Looks abandoned now?

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  4. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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    :nod

    good grab and welcome to the asylum of appalachian taggers :wave

    I understand the old gentleman who ran it broke a hip,

    then when he got out of the nursing home, promptly broke another!!

    might not ever reopen :cry

    I needs a new t-shirt!!!

    this was the only place in VA that sold beer for onsite consumption and gas for a long time.

    the quote from 101 dalmations is something like "I'm so HUNGRY MOTHER, I could eat a whole elephant." referring to Hungry Mother State Park which IS the way to get here.
  5. daGeeeze

    daGeeeze Geeezed lightning

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    Cool spot and history. Dang I would love a Frog Level T-shirt too. I searched on "one bite at a time" and didn't find that in 101. :-/

    Onward and upward?
  6. tallbob

    tallbob Been here awhile

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    Since this is the Appalachian Tag-O-Rama I went up on a mountain for the new tag.

    There are only two natural freshwater lakes in Virginia. The tag is at one of these lakes and it's about 3000 feet up the mountain. There are two great paved roads and a several gravel forest roads going up the mountain. Lots of good riding in the area!

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  7. sockethead

    sockethead Adventurer

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    great job on the last tag!!!!
  8. daGeeeze

    daGeeeze Geeezed lightning

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    Agreed. Good get and this new spot looks FANTASTIC. :clap
  9. NC-Okie

    NC-Okie Long timer

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  10. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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    good clue

    but so easy I be skeered of being bruced on a 4 1/2 hr ride up there :eek1
  11. lgajohnymac

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    Mee too, specially since my 4.5 hour trip is de fast way up 81...no thank-you. Good luck to the locals.
  12. daGeeeze

    daGeeeze Geeezed lightning

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    If it would be a new place to ride you could just take your time, take the long way, enjoy the ride. Snag some file pics on the way if you want. When you get there get the shot and then check to see if you got Bruced. In the mean time you've had a great ride in a new area. Who knows, you might meet some other folks going after it and find some new riding buds.

    If you get Bruced please share that though. It's kinda fun for everybody that way.
  13. tallbob

    tallbob Been here awhile

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    My longest tag run was 950 miles. Bruced! It was a good ride to a place I hadn't been before. Didn't hurt too bad. :rofl
  14. daGeeeze

    daGeeeze Geeezed lightning

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    :lol3 Now that's my kind of tag run. I'm watching various tags just to see where I might take a camping run for fun. When one of them hits a spot I like I hope to just take off. Most likely I'll get Bruced on it but maybe it'll be close by and I can get the next one.

    When I set off to get the tag at Craggy Gardens I was sure I'd be Bruced. Amazingly I wasn't.
  15. tallbob

    tallbob Been here awhile

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    You never know. Sometimes a tag will sit for a long time and sometimes they get snapped up. I just got Bruced a few minutes ago for the VA tag. Ain't nothing to it! :D I like to have a destination to ride to. If I just go out for a ride I tend to ride the same area.
  16. Ogribike

    Ogribike Vagabond

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    But not that long, GRAB...

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  17. tallbob

    tallbob Been here awhile

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    Good grab Jim. I didn't know if anyone was paying attention. There are a couple more tags in the area. You could get 4 today. :rofl
  18. Ogribike

    Ogribike Vagabond

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    I'm not to good at leaving clues, so I just go with the photo shot. This is at the southern end of the park on a three number road adding up to 17.

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  19. Ogribike

    Ogribike Vagabond

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    I didn't look up the other tags, two were enough trouble finding new spots. Plus it got pretty hot in the afternoon. I was glad to get home, no Interstate riding, just a couple of big US highways and lots of back roads. Plus like you, no file photos, it did cross my mind for a moment, then I regained my senses.:lol3
  20. daGeeeze

    daGeeeze Geeezed lightning

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    Nice spot you put the tag in. Kinda pretty there too. I'm glad to see some movement on this tag.

    I wonder what the record is for getting different tags in one day? I keep an eye on the East TN tag, the VA tag, the NC tag, and this one.

    I placed the current East TN tag and this area just doesn't seem to have anyone willing to ride out and get it. That keeps me riding farther afield to get tags. :D