Mass Tag-O-Rama

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by dugmar, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. greginno

    greginno Adventurer

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    Well the new tag... I haven't been this disappointed in a while. I'm a bit of a North Shore hermit, so I was trying to think of something in the area with a bit o' history. Well I finally came up with an idea, arrived and then promptly decided that, not only were the roads dreadful, but so was the landmark! To top things off, the battery in my camera decided to die - not just run out of juice, but a complete doornail death. So, I snapped a placeholder image with my cell phone until I can go purchase a new battery and get something a little nicer tomorrow.


    This new tag is shameful, and I apologize.



    This tree is known to be the earliest cultivated fruit tree in all of North America. It is believe to have been planted somewhere between 1632 and 1649, though by just looking at the size, you'd never have guessed. Most likely, the tree was imported from England upon the Arbella, which was the flagship of the Winthrop Fleet.



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    Lame!! :bore
  2. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Not really....the bike makes up for it :clap

    I have to get the Speed Triple in one of these here Tag-O-Rama shots.
  3. Joe?

    Joe? ...

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  4. greginno

    greginno Adventurer

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    I tried to make it very Google friendly! :cob
  5. dugmar

    dugmar Pinball Wizard

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    Not lame at all. That tree is something I never knew existed. Quite interesting really.
  6. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    I'm less than 4 miles away at work, but as I have to drive my car to work tomorrow and have to get home, I'm going to leave it unmolested. That's one famous tree, though! Even more famous than Muddy Boo!
  7. Volta

    Volta Fuck Cancer

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    <img src="http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w94/xvolta/Tag-o-rama/downsized_0924091651.jpg?t=1253827479">

    Endicott Pear Tree.

    New tag tomorrow night unless I can post from the road, I'll be riding all day tomorrow. :)
  8. greginno

    greginno Adventurer

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    Nice one, Volta - I was just about to update that cruddy cellphone pic, but no need now!

    For some reason, I was also really tempted to munch down on one of those ratty little pears during my revisit today. Glad I didn't :)

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  9. Volta

    Volta Fuck Cancer

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    I misremembered the layout of this site, and wasn't able to get the picture I wanted, so the actual tag photo is pretty boring:

    <img src="http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w94/xvolta/Tag-o-rama/0925091302.jpg">

    The interesting part is down below the dam:

    <img src="http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w94/xvolta/Tag-o-rama/0925091302a.jpg">

    The potholes here are pretty big, but should be easy enough to avoid.

    <small><a href="http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w94/xvolta/Tag-o-rama/0925091305.jpg">extra clue for the clueless</a></small>
  10. masv650

    masv650 Adventurer

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    Very nice Volta!
    While the actual tag picture might not be that impressive that area is a lot of fun. Haven't been to the potholes themselves in a while, used to go swimming there years ago. And you can't help but find a great road around there either.
  11. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper motorcycle junkie

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    I hardly ever know where any of this ish is. I need to get out more...
  12. RTLLTR

    RTLLTR RotoTiller!

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    Now that's a good tag. I spent many years swimming in those perfectly rounded cylinders as a kid.

    the layout there has changed alot recently with the fence and the Keep Out signs.

    Well done Volta

    Ride safe:clap :clap :clap :clap :clap
  13. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    It helps to be really old.
  14. bobnoxious67

    bobnoxious67 Baby steps...

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    You should come ride Western MA with us some time:thumb
  15. Liza

    Liza Dirty Girl

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    Did you get it yet?

    How 'bout now?

    Now?

    :lol3
  16. RTLLTR

    RTLLTR RotoTiller!

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    So the funniest thing happened to me on the way to the tag............................see I tried to go from Middleboro MA to Shelburne Falls without touching a highway (except for a few miles) and also trying to find new dirt roads on the way.

    This one was going fine
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    Then the wash out!!
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    Me and the GS made it through that one but it took a bit. Had to walk the bike over most of the big rocks.
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    The I arrived in Shelburne Falls to grab the tag!
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    After that it was time for some warm food! Fresh tomato basil soup, some fresh baked bread, and a mad fudge brownie! Road food, and time to put down some miles.
    Graet place to get a bite to eat next to the potholes.
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    I'm now 165 miles from home and the rain is starting to fall.........not good! It wasn't exactly warm today, so please NO RAIN!

    I got lucky, the rain somehow stayed all around me but I never saw more than a few showers.

    I had a great day on the road and put down just under 400 miles without much highway.
  17. RTLLTR

    RTLLTR RotoTiller!

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    NEW TAG!

    So here is the new tag It's about 154 miles southeast from the old tag!
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    in 1734 a dam was built across this river. It has also been the site of variuos mills, and industrial buildings.

    A very Colonial spot indeed!
  18. Blind Joe Beck

    Blind Joe Beck Adventurer

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    Here's my view:
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    Oliver Mill on the Nemasket River in Middleboro.

    Interesting place, I've never stopped there so thanks for pointing it out.

    Here's a brief look at the history:

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    - John
  19. RTLLTR

    RTLLTR RotoTiller!

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    Blind Joe you're the man. I thought I may need to add a few clues to this one and your photo was the next one I was going to load as a hint.

    That's one of those spots you drive by hundreds of times but don't stop.

    Nice job:clap
  20. ThomasRizzo

    ThomasRizzo anonymous

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    Whoohoo! Nice job! :clap ..and epic fail for me. I was at some 1700's historic place today with water 'n damns 'n stuff. :rofl