Charlottesville TAG

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by FATNBLD, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. Bowtie76

    Bowtie76 Been here awhile

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    I'll call him SeeDo,

    Monkey see Monkey do.
    See the tag, do the tag.

    Your traffic circles have me perplexed.
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  2. cameron110

    cameron110 Been here awhile

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    not quite the tag spot, but to clarify this:

    When I rode past the one at the front of the airport the other day a couple of us did a few high speed laps of the circle since there was no traffic coming. Then as we were leaving we noticed the cop car parked up on the grassy hill overlooking the circle. He must have either been a rider or taking a nap because he didn't budge.
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  3. tuffstuff

    tuffstuff Livin' Life

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    Cameron I knew you were going to get this one! As soon as I saw the post I almost dropped everything and ran out for it - practically my backyard (except on the other side of the airport).
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  4. cameron110

    cameron110 Been here awhile

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    So after a brief conversation with the V-dot crew SeeDo confided in me that such a warm day shouldn't go by without getting our feet a bit wet so we headed up to the hills to see what we could find. After a pause to enjoy the fall colors:

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    we ended up here:

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    SeeDo liked it so much he decided to hang out behind the low stone wall next to the 8 ft tall dead stump with woodpecker holes that can be seen in the back ground above.

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    He is on the side of the river where the cable stops those of us on two wheels from venturing about 2 miles up to C-ville's own version of this popular scuba spot in Belize

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    If you are going to go after it tomorrow and would like some company, PM and let me know. I would be up for checking out some gravel roads near there and my day is wide open.

    also of note and in an amusing bit of irony he has gone from a night stash to a place that is closed after dark.
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  5. FATNBLD

    FATNBLD Been here awhile

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    Traffic circles have a lot of people perplexed. Good god it drives me nuts to see the idiotic things people do at the roundabouts. The one right in front of the airport is worse since it's so small. The close quarters cause a lot of uncertainty.

    And regarding the weirded out V-dot guys, I did not know there was going to be any roadwork. That's a pretty new bridge, but I thought it was complete months ago. Sorry 'bout that.
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  6. cameron110

    cameron110 Been here awhile

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    Nothing to be sorry about, it was very entertaining, and certainly neither your fault nor a problem. I got there as they were just setting up for the morning so I'm not sure what exactly they were working on. They did have a Gradall so maybe they were just going to recut the ditches to protect their nice new bridge.
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  7. Beast Rider

    Beast Rider Beast Rider

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    Ahhhhhhh.....another Tag game....:lol3
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  8. Bowtie76

    Bowtie76 Been here awhile

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    Yeah brain fart, I was thinking that the circles were part of airport Rd, and was trying to figure out a dirt road with traffic circles.

    I've been known to add a lap or two on those while heading into work.
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  9. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    What is a tag? :pot
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  10. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    Well a tag game isn't much without a couple of nuts to keep it moving.

    Visiting nuts welcome.
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  11. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    :nod

    Wait, isn't this tag fairly close to you? :deal

    :lol3
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  12. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    Aww go piss up a rope.


    :lol3


    BTW, it's snowing like poop just south of me right now. Yellow Mountain just disappeared...
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  13. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    :evil

    Yep! Something is in the air. I have a nice view(usually) of Hogback Mountain on Skyline drive. Can't even see it.

    You better get cracking on that tag! :D
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  14. FATNBLD

    FATNBLD Been here awhile

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    I'm headed out to Belize to get this tag. Meet me there at 3:30 if you want to check some of the roads around there. Also have a pretty killer spot to stick SeeDo. Hoping I'm not about to get bruced.
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  15. FATNBLD

    FATNBLD Been here awhile

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    Not bruced, and SeeDo now has an amazing view! More on this new tag spot when I return home. If I return home. Getting down will be harder than coming up.

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  16. FATNBLD

    FATNBLD Been here awhile

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    First of all, what a great ride up to Sugar Hollow Resevoir. Once the snow/freezing rain stopped, the sun came out, the road dried up, the KLR ran great, and SeeDo was right where he was last left. I grabbed him, and we hung out, enjoyed the scenery, and got hydrated:

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    By the way, Cameron, you weren't kidding when you mentioned getting your feet wet. I was able to hike up the river though, cross, and cross back again without getting wet, but it was quite a trek. The water level was high enough to make getting across quite the chore. And no, I was not going to ride my KLR across the stream, though that might have been easier.

    I left Sugar Hollow, hung a left at the Whitehall Store, and headed towards my hometown. On the way, I remembered an old spot where I've gone 4-wheeling in my truck. And though it's been years, I figured It would still make a good place for the new tag.

    On the way from Whitehall to this place I passed a Mission Home, The Walton's homeplace, The Trading Post, and Bacon Hollow. I stopped when I got to a road named for the mountain to which it leads, and where SeeDo now sits. Considering the three to five inches of precipitation some of us got last night, and for the first time this winter, this was an appropriate road and mountain for today's tag.

    If you figured out the right road, and you get out there, you'll see a gravel road called "Old Mountain Road." Don't worry about that "Private Road, Dead End, No Trespassing" sign on the "Old Mountain Road" signpost. I've been up this road many times, and the guy on the 4-wheeler I met at the top today assured me it's not big deal for a dude (or dudette) on a motorcycle to come retrieve a purple monkey from this spot. Many people come up here for many reasons. 4-wheeling, 2-wheeling, and hang-gliding. You'll see why when you get to the top. Time to leave the Snow, and hit the Old.

    This road will quickly head up the mountain, and it's not a smooth ride. When you get to an "intersection" with this sign that's seen better days, go left (up):

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    And when you get to the next intersection, go left again, though there's no street sign this time. In this pic, my bike is coming down from the tag spot:

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    And, if your tires and tenacity got you to the tag spot, you'll be rewarded by this view:

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    SeeDo is hidden under this railroad tie. You'll have to go down to the white carpet, turn around and look back up to see him. The carpet is what the hang glider folks use to get good footing for take-off :

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    I hope you all don't find this tag too "Out there" but I sure had a lot of fun placing it. If nobody goes to get it, I'll have a lot of fun going to get it and moving it in a few days.

    Mad respect points to anybody that retrieves SeeDo from this spot. It was harder to ride up that road than I expected it to be. Don't bring your goldwing for this one!
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  17. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    I like the new location! Just have to figure out where it is. You know...you can't grab and re-move your own tag. Someone will grab it eventually...
    I've set a couple tags like this on the NWVA tag game. It took awhile for someone to grab but it was worth it! I may have to set a double tag down that way in the near future. I know a couple great spots.
    I've been hesitant to set the NWVA tag down that way because of a lack of enthused players but I see that may not be the case.

    An hour from Charlottesville eh? You know, I figure about three more regional games and the entire state will be covered...not to mention the state tag.
    Sorry to hijack the game. Tag on!
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  18. FATNBLD

    FATNBLD Been here awhile

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    Right on, glad to know someone appreciates this spot, even without seeing it yet. Because I can guarantee that whoever goes and gets this tag, assuming they can get up and down snow mountain safely, will be glad they did.

    I will also say that my iPhone GPS said I was on Mattie's Run Rd, which is not correct, but that road is close by.
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  19. cameron110

    cameron110 Been here awhile

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    Great looking spot; never been there before but I think I know where it is. If no one gets it before Thursday I'm going to give it a shot. That is my next day off when I'll be in town.

    Sorry to not meet you in Belize, it would have been much more fun than sitting in the snow in the cellphone lot at IAD waiting for a flight that got grounded in Philly which is where I was at 3:30 yesterday.
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  20. FATNBLD

    FATNBLD Been here awhile

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    Delayed at Dulles, can't think of a worse way to spend a beautiful fall afternoon, except maybe delayed a Reagan.

    Curious, did you ride across the water, or walk across getting your feet wet, or find a dry rock crossing?

    Also, the Belize clue was great. I was literally trying to figure out what to type into a Google search to get the name of the snorkeling spot in Belize when it hit me. Duhh.
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