NC-North-Central-Tag-A-Rama Game - NC-NC-TAR

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by NCNCTARGAME, Dec 28, 2011.

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Add the adjoining Virginia Counties to the Boundries

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  1. RevBill

    RevBill Irreverent Reverend

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    .. Wanted to have the new tag posted this afternoon but picked up a nail and had to nurse it back home ..

    Made it back in time to pack up the family and head to the in- laws ..

    I did get two options spots and some pics, so I'll pick one when I get home tonight so it'll be ready for the morning .. or a late night ninja grab ..


    Sent from RevBill's iPhone using Tapatalk .. Ride Blessed y'all ..
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  2. RevBill

    RevBill Irreverent Reverend

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    .. it would look like this then ..

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    .. everyone chime in ..
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  3. KingJarhead

    KingJarhead Long timer

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    Perfect, I like it
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  4. RevBill

    RevBill Irreverent Reverend

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    .. here we go .. had a great day out banging around Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Yadkin, Iredell, Davidson, Forsyth, and back up through Guilford .. picked up Tag #5 in Stokes and hit a site in Iredell (that was actually just barely out of bounds) and was on my way to Montgomery to pick up a shot at a covered bridge (hint - that will be a future tag for the NC-TOR Game) .. my plan was to then head up to the in-laws .. well .. plans change .. I picked up a nail in Iredell County (there used to be a one-lane bridge on a dirt road that the NCDOT beat me to and have already widened the road, paved it, and put in a modern bridge .. Google Maps still shows the one dirt and one-lane bridge, Huie Road, Union Grove, Iredell County in fact) .. regardless, I had a great day riding and then limping home with a leaky tire ..

    ... got to see plenty of sights like this ..
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    .. so .. to make a short story longer .. heading home I passed two locations I though would be good for a tag .. this is the one I thought was the most interesting .. and it should be an easy find with a little google-fu and the clues on the sign ..

    .. heading East it looks like this ..
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    .. heading West is looks like this ..
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    .. and a closeup of the plaque/marker ..
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    Interestingly enough there is some info on the web about this marker and it's location .. I actually had no idea it existed, I just happened to notice it and spun back around to just see what it was .. got home and did a little reading and learned a little something too ..

    .. there is a bridge nearby named after this gentleman as well .. it's a modern bridge though, nothing spectacular .. I had no idea this airman was from NC though .. that, I think, is pretty amazing ..

    EDIT - I confess .. I am pushing the rules (#2) here a tad .. it is a picture of private property taken in a private driveway, but taken in the right-of-way along a public road .. yeah .. I know .. I'm a rebel ..
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  5. RevBill

    RevBill Irreverent Reverend

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    .. I shot out 704 from the house and hit Snow Hill Church Road and then over to Piney Grove Church Road and then hit 268/Lynchburg Road to Rock House Road and then the house .. great morning ride .. from there I doubled back and ran on out 268 to I-77 to really get a feel for that 16t front sprocket I just put on (and man I am liking it) ..

    .. and I also wanted to hit the double round-a-bouts at the intersection of 52 and 268 .. a buddy of mine told me about it and thought it was really weird how they had installed those on the off/on ramps for 52 and he is right .. it is kinda odd .. that almost became the tag spot is I could have found a safe way to get a shot and keep anyone from getting killed trying to duplicate it .. it's nothing really to go out of your way to see, but I had never heard of anything like it anywhere else and for some reason it stuck in my mind ..

    .. got the caca scared out of me up on I-77 when a gust of wind hit me and just about took me off my wheels .. running about 80mph (which, for you KLR guys, is just a cake-walk with the 16t front sprocket) and "Wham" .. the whole bike jumped about 4 inches .. though I would need a spatula to break the seal to the Corbin seat when I got down to Huie Road ..

    .. anyway .. tube changing scheduled for me tomorrow .. lol .. really gonna wish I had not shot that leak-stop crap in there when I get into that tire ..
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  6. ggrjr

    ggrjr Been here awhile

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    Seen this marker several times, and never even bothered to read it, It is on the back road to my house from Winston.
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  7. NCNCTARGAME

    NCNCTARGAME NC-NC-TAR Custodian

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    .. after getting the feedback from Parker and Jarhead, I just updated the map of the playing field .. so we'll see how this rolls and keep the tag moving .. we are off to a great start I think ..
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  8. KingJarhead

    KingJarhead Long timer

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    Great new tag...Sounds like you had an eventful day. You like those roundabouts in Pilot Mtn, Sundays after all the churches let out its crazy.
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  9. RevBill

    RevBill Irreverent Reverend

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    .. man I bet .. I had not even thought about that .. lol .. wonder how much praising vs cursing is going on then?? .. lol ..

    I can hear it now ..

    "Woooo whee", said the Preacher the following Sunday, "Brother Jonas I do believe you should be waving hello to all the other brothers and sisters and the other denominations with all five fingers" ..

    "I wasn't waving hello Preacher, I was telling them we are number one", exclaimed Brother Jonas ..

    .. yeesh ..

    .. thank you, try the veal, tip your wait-staff please ..
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  10. Gene1956

    Gene1956 Adventurer

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    Hi, Being new to dual sport riding, Iam wondering if there are any good maps that show dirt rodes in and around Randolph County,NC. Thanks, Gene
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  11. RevBill

    RevBill Irreverent Reverend

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    Gene you lucky devil .. Uwharri is practically in your back yard .. maps all over the place for that playground ..

    You can also pick up a DeLorme NC State Atlas and start digging through it and exploring .. I have not looked at Randoph County so can't offer you much advice ..

    Virtually all of the dirt and gravel roads around me are on private land or are restricted access, I hope your hunt goes better than mine ..
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  12. aplscrambles

    aplscrambles WNC trail addict

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    A fellow trashboro resident eh? :wave
    I use the city nav maps on my garmin 60, they show most of the FR's in randolph/montgomery co. alternately, google maps shows pretty much everything also. On another note, did some exploring in the national forest yesterday and found several gates open that are usually closed, due to hunting season I guess? Got to see several miles of gravel/two track 15 mins from the house that I didn't even know existed :evil
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  13. lostmarbles

    lostmarbles Long timer

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    :y0!i know where the new tag is with out looking for it :lol3
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  14. KingJarhead

    KingJarhead Long timer

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    If all goes to plan....tomorrow I get off work at 11:30....just saying....maybe even heading to Colletsville....:evil
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  15. RevBill

    RevBill Irreverent Reverend

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    .. get 'er done .. I've got the boys all day tomorrow .. got a new inner tube today so it looks like a little wrenching tomorrow as well .. good times ..
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  16. Prior

    Prior Been here awhile

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    Hope this doesn't stay a 4 player game... I might have to go after this one after work, it's been standing too long!
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  17. ggrjr

    ggrjr Been here awhile

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    I will get involved as soon as teh doctor Okays me to ride. I actually drove past this Wednesday evening, if not for health issues I would have been on teh bike then.
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  18. KingJarhead

    KingJarhead Long timer

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    Sitting here having a cup of coffee before heading out, thinking about the two-fer.... Decisions
    Ggrjr, hope you feel better soon.
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  19. ggrjr

    ggrjr Been here awhile

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    Feel fine. However doctor has reccomended against riding for a while, and wife (and RN) agrees. If I decide to ride, I would probably end up with flat tires on both bikes.:D
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  20. KingJarhead

    KingJarhead Long timer

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    Grab
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    2522 US-64, Mocksville, NC
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