Eastern North Carolina Tag-o-Rama

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by RidingDonkeys, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. lonewolf97

    lonewolf97 Long timer

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    Ah. If only I had my roadking. I should visit my mother and grab that tag. I could borrow her harley trike and get it. Would that be legal? No rule on whose bike I use.:wink:
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  2. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha ADVenturer

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    you are correct ..its a phobia i cant seem to overcome...if its a really large open body of water I wont even look that way...but some bridges I can do it just depends...you wont see me on a ferry either...:eek1
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  3. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Perfectly legal. That isn't my Ural in the Tag photo. That's MrsDonkeys' Ural, and she won't let me forget that either. I just get to borrow it occasionally. :lol3
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  4. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    OBX are in now. I'm still a little concerned about that eastern boundary though.

    We could just do Richmond, Moore, Chatham, Orange, and Person counties to the West, and the Atlantic to the East. That would give us some of the Northern ground which is currently uncovered, and keep us out of NCNC turf.

    Thoughts?
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  5. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    From NCNC-land to the coast sounds great.
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  6. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    WB, I was really hoping you had grabbed the tag. my niece and wife are currently engaged in a "Pretty Little Liars" marathon and I can't seem to escape. I need an excuse.....bad.
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  7. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    I guess it is safe to say this tag isn't moving this morning. Lovely weather we are having!

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  8. Flashback

    Flashback Mommys Lil Monster

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    Hah...it's raining cats and dogs here this morning.

    :rofl
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  9. FishHunt

    FishHunt slow poking...

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    Grabbed in the rain with a little thunder and lightning thrown in for good measure. I left the shop this morning with a cloudy sky and the rain started almost as soon as I left the driveway. Rode my step-dad's Honda Ace that is now mine to grab the tag. It has not been on the road in over two years. Even after 85 miles today the bike is still running rough. Going to have to look into this on a less rainy day.

    House in the Horseshoe aka The Alston House http://www.nchistoricsites.org/horsesho/horsesho.htm

    Personal tag histoy lesson for today. This is the first tag I ever placed in the NC TOR game. I placed it with the same bike over three years ago. Last year on the same day my step-dad passed away DEPARKER1817 placed the NC TOR tag back at the same location. Lots and lots of memories of that place and of the man who introduced me to the joy of seeing the world from two wheels.

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    Old NC TOR pic from 3+ years ago.

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  10. FishHunt

    FishHunt slow poking...

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    I had a different place in mind for my tag placement but the rain and a rough running bike made me pick a spot close to home with a lot of history.

    Eastern NC TOR tag #2 can be found in a county that was formed in 1779 and named after the first president of the Continental Congress. I think you will find everything you need to find the tag in the clue pic. It has always amazed me that what 16 people started here in 1755 led to the creation of over 1,000 churches in less than 75 years.

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    Clue shot:

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  11. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Bravo!

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  12. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Fish, that's a very tempting tag. That area is one of my favorite places to ride, and I love NC 22. No dice for me tonight, but I may make the run tomorrow.

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  13. FishHunt

    FishHunt slow poking...

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    If can ride a different bike over to the tag, grab it and move it if needed! :1drink

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  14. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    The weather did not cooperate with my plans for the triple play yesterday. I'm shocked that one of the NCNC players hasn't snuck in to grab it though. I love riding that area of NC, and I would tell anyone that this tag is well worth the ride.

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  15. RevBill

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    .. yer right .. the Trifecta is just sitting there without much to do to get it ..

    .. just rolled in from a day at the zoo with the kids (just did one half) ..

    .. tempting ..
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  16. RevBill

    RevBill Irreverent Reverend

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    .. well .. went after this one tonight .. FAIL ..

    .. after having a tech-fail on the NCNCTAR I decided to still go after this one .. and was even thinking of running the trifect tonight just for kicks as I was feeling pretty sure they would not be standing by the time I had some time off and the opportunity to run them later ..

    .. well .. dark-thirty got darker .. then about ten miles out the rain started falling .. just a little drizzle .. no biggy .. the pavement under the trees overhanging the roads were still dry so I figured it had not been falling long nor very hard .. then my Garmin sends me down Brower Meadow Road, which looks just fine on the Satellite view but is in fact gravel .. and those long buildings you see on the satellite view?? .. yeah .. Dairy Farm .. anyone been around a Dairy Farm in the rain?? .. oh it's an odor not to be missed and one that I have not experienced since childhood ..

    .. that's about the time I started laughing at myself and the situation ..

    .. wheeled into the new church parking lot, which is right next door to the historical church .. young man sitting on the front porch across the street was eyeing my pretty hard while he was chatting on his cordless phone .. I was tempted to pull up under the cover to what looked like the fellowship hall .. but decided against it .. especially with a witness .. lol .. buy now it was actually raining real raindrops and acting like a rain shower .. complete with the lightening and everything ..

    .. now there was no chance in the world I was going to go off-roading through the yard to get a pic .. much less drag my iPhone out in to the rain to do so .. lol .. so I packed it up and wheeled it back home just as the fog was starting to rise and get thick .. lol .. it was great .. still smiling at myself ..

    .. the rain kinda caught me by surprise .. I had just been down in this area for most of the day with not a cloud in sight and near-perfect weather all day long while we were at the zoo .. yeesh ..

    .. by the time I got ten miles up 421 north the rain broke and the ride home was a great opportunity to dry out and just enjoy the night ..

    .. good night ..
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  17. FishHunt

    FishHunt slow poking...

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    Sorry but I had to ---> :lol3 when I read this. Nice effort RevBill. There is a small drive at the smaller white church that is a lot closer to the old church than the newer larger white church.

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  18. RevBill

    RevBill Irreverent Reverend

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    .. I'm still chuckling over the whole thing myself .. I'd love to hear what that kid across the street has to say .. lol ..

    .. was gonna head down this afternoon but I looked at the radar first .. yeah .. not happening ..
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  19. lonewolf97

    lonewolf97 Long timer

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    I'm just quietly watching.. The harley should be ready to roll soon.:shog
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  20. truck6driver

    truck6driver The Fireman

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    Well I have Friday off but me and my son will be headed in the other direction to place the ABC TAG in Hyde county. It will be an all day event as it will be a 4 hour one way not counting fuel stops and food. So I am looking at 9 hours on the little Ascot riding 2 up. :eek1

    Should prove eventful to say the least. Got to change the oil in the bike tonite. It's over due.


    Ray
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