New York's Dirty Little Tag-O-Rama

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by kerhonky, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. kerhonky

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    OK, so there was at least a little interest in doing a TOR on only dirt roads, so I'll start it. Rules are modified from the Empire State TOR.
    1. Find the tag and reproduce the photo (as best as possible). Take the tag to a new location, get the photo and post it here. It's your choice whether you want to give the exact location of the tag or not. If you don't, at least indicate where the general area is. GPS coordinates are OK, but I don't have a GPS unit so I won't be giving them on the first tag.
    2. Tag must be: a) findable; b) placed on a dirt or gravel road, or a trail if you're so inclined; and c) in a place you can ride to LEGALLY.
      • Try to give folks some idea of the skill level that will be needed to get to the tag location. The harder it is to get there though, the longer the tag will likely sit. If nobody picks up the tag, the holder may elect to re-post a different one.
    3. The first person to post a found tag gets to place the next tag. If you get a tag, but somebody else posts their picture first, you lose.
    4. One tag at a time within thread. File photos ARE permitted to SET a tag, but not to GET a tag. You gotta at least ride to the tag you're picking up to play this game.
    5. I don't give a fuck about tags from other states, so keep them to yourself. This is a New York TOR.
    6. No whining :nono There are plenty of folks here that will help you understand the rules:lol3
    7. The holder of the tag determines if the tag has been duplicated and acknowledges it by posting on the thread. (Surrendering the Tag) However, if the tag holder does not respond within a day, the rest of the players will be the judge.
    8. No Pre-Arranged Tag Handoffs / Linear Tag sequence
    9. The motorcycle in the picture must get to the tag location under its own power (The vfr870 rule).
    So here's the first tag:

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    This is at the parking lot for the Holt Preserve in the Town of New Scotland. To get there, you can take Copeland Hill Road south from NYS Route 32, or you can take Appleby Road north from Albany CR 108 (which also happens to be named Copeland Hill Road). The gate that you see in the background is where the northern approach reaches the parking lot. I haven't ridden that route, and the article that they posted on the sign says that it's impassable by car. However, I did not see any signs indicating the road is closed. The southern approach is pretty tame, a gravel road with nothing worse than some potholes.

    Not a real hard-core dirt rider's tag, but I'm not a hard-core dirt rider, and this ain't hard-core dirt rider heaven around here, either. I just wanted to get this game started, mainly in hopes that it will inspire me to get off the pavement more.
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  2. Stagehand

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    I've got a lot of time, next week. :evil
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  3. edfetz

    edfetz Been here awhile

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    Dirt tag- Great idea !!! Im subscribed. Great way to find more big bike dirt.:freaky
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  4. natedog39

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    I got some big bike dirt for ya. That tag is right around the corner from my house. I cant post pictures yet so if I go over there I won,t touch the tag. But now I want to see if I can find it.
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    And so completes the GReat TAG Trifecta! :lol
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    Sum bee otch,, wifey and I just went up there and couldn,t find anything. Guess ya beat us to it.
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  7. Fraulein

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    Poor thing is going to have to join taggers anonymous if this keeps up. And I am going to have to start a support group for tag widows and widowers.
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  8. kerhonky

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    You're really making the rounds, Stagehand. Did you check out the northern approach? 10 minutes from home; I really should go ride it myself.

    Edit: Hey, wait a minute! You're not standing on the seat! Come to think of it, you weren't standing on the bike in the Clermont tag, either. I'd hate to think you're descending into slipshod tagging just for the sake of speed. Expediency will drown you in mediocrity, my friend.


    If for some reason you're interested in finding it anyway, and you go in from the south.

    From Ravena:

    N on 9W
    Left on CR 101
    Left on SR 396
    Stay straight on to 301 when 396 ends
    Left on Copeland Hill Road (CR 108)
    Appleby is at the top of the hill on your right.
    Tag location is a couple hundred yards past the derelict barn with the herd of goats wandering around.
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  9. Stagehand

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    Not a chance! Its just way more difficult to take a pic of myself standkng on the bike with the phone :D I took additionals with the camera, but it requires an actual computer hookup to complete.

    Fraulein, at least you did not start the adv girlfriend tagorama like you we're thestening to! :lol3



    At least I hope you didn't, :ummm...
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  10. natedog39

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    I know where the site is, I ride through there all the time. No tag, jason beat me to it. unless I,m missing something.
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  11. kerhonky

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    Sorry. I mistook what you meant by "couldn't find anything."
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    I think I saw some single tire tracks while I was there. Was the DOT filling some holes in the road down the street while you were there?

    Oh, I did come in from the south (Copeland hill rd) and no, I didnt enter. There weren't any signs to tell me not to, but it was an "animal sanctuary" and I am pretty much the opposite of that :lol3

    Also- I got pics standing on the seat for the NYS and the HV tag, but indeed I did forget to for this one. NEVER AGAIN! :rofl
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  13. natedog39

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    You can go thru there, the santuary is off the road. thats a right of way thru there.
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    Sorry guys, I have to make this one wait just a bit. I have two ideas in mind... make that three, but I'm heading in a different direction than all three of those, so I will have the thing up before the 48 hour mark-- I promise...


    but not yet!


    At least I'll still have options if it rolls back around.
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    Fox hill. Near sacandaga. Fun little double track. More pics later.

    Tag away! This place was about 3-4 miles in, just as the class 3 road descended in to a class four, and we didnt feel like slogging the big GS's through, in the time we had to do it in.

    Should be a good tag, I think it captures the spirit of the dirt tag pretty well.

    Need more hints? I'm almost positive it is a legal road, there were zero signs and no gate, no nothing. I think its possibly the only one off that road. Sure are a ton of dead ends and posted signs. This one should be ok, and provide a good couple miles of riding entertainment, as well.
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  16. Fraulein

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    What you can't see in this photo is the sign that says "Store Hours, 11 - 8 everyday" on this little cabin. Jason will post pics that show some of the rest of the ride in a bit.
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    I like to call this one: "Wilderness Exploration in a Horizontal Plane" :poser

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    She saw the moose and took off through the woods after it like an Irish setter. One that chases moose, of course, but not quite as graceful. I missed the moose, only got its tracks:
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  18. Fraulein

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    OK, not that I'm making excuses, or anything, but the 1150GS is not quite as nimble, as, say, an Irish setter. Stagehand was busy setting up a shot of himself doing a triple gainer off his motorcycle, so he didn't notice when the moose started charging. I selflessly and courageously tried to place my motorcycle and myself between him and his excellent photo opportunity. Of course, he suggested that perhaps it wasn't a moose, per se, but a bunch of mud that a moose had walked through that led me to drive off into the woods horizontally, but I'm sticking to my story. We have photographic proof that there was indeed a moose here at some point.

    :wink:
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  19. BK.RD.RNR

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    Thats really cool. I spent my entire vacation in Maine 3 yrs ago looking for moose everywhere we went and NADA!

    Love that photo title BTW.:lol3
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  20. Trust

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    cool idea - I'd love to see if there are any dirt tags that crop up around Rochester..
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