North American Tag-O-Rama!

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by Blinkerfluid, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. screamin injin

    screamin injin FUBAR

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    [FONT=arial, helvetica][SIZE=-1]A little tag ride with some fellow ADV'ers, yea!
    St. Luke's Church
    Amid stately oaks south of the James River in Virginia stands a handsome brick Gothic church which has stood vigil over the community of Isle of Wight County through almost 400 years of conflict, peace, despair and prosperity. Traditionally, Historic St. Luke’s Church, formerly called the Old Brick Church, was founded in 1632 as a beacon, a fortress, a mission, and a gathering place for colonists facing unbearable hardship in the early days of the colonies

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    Put the egg on the outside of the gate, it's under the traffic cone(that looks like it's been there since 1632) next to the light pole and green box
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  2. Patrick46

    Patrick46 visionary

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    Game ON!!!
  3. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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    Whenever I see a tag out in this area I think I may just see a red VFR next...:lurk
  4. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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    :D Hit the ground about 40 hours ago.....spent all day Sunday with Mama, she worked today....what to do??? :wink:

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    14477 Benn's Church Blvd. Smithfield, VA

    The mighty egg.....came with fix a flat too, nice to have if you're putting miles on the Tag :nod

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    Got some happy snaps of the actual church too, pretty cool :thumb

    Front side

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    Back Side

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    Off to set the next Tag :super

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  5. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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    CLUES: This cemetery is a large, sprawling cemetery located in Virginia. Characterized by rolling hills and winding paths overlooking the James River, it is the resting place of two United States Presidents, James Monroe and John Tyler, as well as the only Confederate States President, Jefferson Davis. It is also the resting place of 25 Confederate generals, more than any other cemetery in the country. Included are George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart.

    The Cemetery was opened in 1849, constructed on land known as "Harvie's Woods" that was once owned by William Byrd II. It was designed in the rural garden style, with its name, "Hollywood," coming from the holly trees dotting the hills of the property.

    In 1869, a 90-foot (27 m)high granite pyramid was built as a memorial to the more than 18,000 enlisted men of the Confederate Army buried in the cemetery.

    MONEY SHOT
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    From where the shot was taken, there is a cannon, look in the barrel and you shall find the Egg....

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    GO GET IT!!!
  6. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Nice grab and nice tag, UpST8!:clap

    Welcome home! Thank you for your service.:devildog
  7. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    HELL YEAH!:clap Welcome home :devildog
  8. screamin injin

    screamin injin FUBAR

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    I was expecting you to show up on one of these tag threads sooner or later :D
  9. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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    I can not rest while there are active Tags sitting around....I think I have a problem with portions.......too much of everything to go please :D :lol3

    So? Are we racing to the HR Tag now??? :lurk

    JK, I am grounded for the night
  10. screamin injin

    screamin injin FUBAR

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    Yeah, me too. I should make a run to Hampton, but feel like tinkering around on the bike instead.
  11. Hack

    Hack ......

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    Details later:evil
  12. Hack

    Hack ......

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    So for right now here's the money shot...

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    More to follow!
  13. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    NICE!!!! That explains the direction of the DE tags!
  14. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Didn't the North America tag start as a Virginia TOR? :wink: :wink:

    Can't you folks move it more then 50 miles? You're gonna run out of room on the egg for signatures pretty quickly if you make it a local tag game. I say minimum distance should be 300 miles. That would get you closer to NJ, right?:wink: :wink:
  15. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    "It's too far. It's too close. I don't want to go to school today, Mommy.":cry

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    Nice grab, hackhawk!:clap
  16. Blinkerfluid

    Blinkerfluid Long timer

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    Sweet, I was beginning to wonder if this thread was going to die :lol3
  17. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    From one extreme to the other. Good point, EvilClown.:clap :clap

    I was suggesting that we try some middle ground. Like reasonable amounts of distance between drops. Like 320 miles. :evil :evil
  18. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    +1 for both points
    I'm just glad to see it keep moving!!!


    And yes, it's done a lap of the east coast, so needs somebody heading off to the southwest for the winter.
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  19. Hack

    Hack ......

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    Anyone talked to or heard anymore about hburgninja? If you dont know what im talking about check the richmond chatter thread. Get well hburg! New tag spot coming soon along with my ride to Richmond info. Upst8 and screamininjun your signatures have all but disappeared from the egg would you like me to engrave it for ya or do you wanna take care of it the next time you grab it? Not to sound like a butthole but im not mailing it. Not losing the egg on my watch.:D
  20. Hack

    Hack ......

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    Monday morning Sarah and I woke up bright and early to drop two tags for the De TOR and Delmar TOR.

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    We then stopped at McDonalds for a quick bite to eat and upload to ADV, and check the NA TOR one last time to make sure it was still there.
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    Once posted we geared up, with all the local coffee drinkers staring at us like we were crazy, as the morning didn't don the best weather for riding.

    In the cloudy, misty mess we started our adventure ride to Richmond, Virginia. Heading South on Rt. 13 @ the Maryland/Delaware state line we ran into heavier misty rain, with a questionable thumbs up to Sarah, I received an enthusiastic thumbs up, and forward point in return. SWEET!

    Quick stop for gas in Snow Hill and our next stop was the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, for a quick 5 min stretch and a few pictures. Always wanted to ride a mc over and through the tunnel, and the time was here. It didnt disappoint!
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    On the other side of the bridge we stopped here
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    Then a few more pictures and a little bit of window peeking, then back to Rt. 64.
    A quick bite @ taco bell and the next stop would change the entire tone of the ride (more on that in a bit). So we gased up in Croaker and the next stop would be Hollywood Cemetary. It was around 3:20 and I thought 'Hmm, I wonder if the cemetary is gated? D'oh!

    Back on Rt 64 Haulin to Richmond. Arrive at the cemetary and the gates are open, yahoo!
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    Wow this place is huge and strangely beautiful!
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    Wondered around a bit and there it was, the excitement building as we approach. As we pull up we could see something hanging out from the cannon. Usually I wait for Sarah to jump off first but this time the race was on! I won. We had to look like complete idiots we were so happy.
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    Wonder over to the other side of the cemetary and some people were parking there car and i assumed they knew something we didn't, so I parked and followed them. Sure enough they went straight to the presidents graves.
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    Now you may be thinking OK, Mission accomplished, end of story. But no.
    Back on Rt. 64 heading east, its dark and getting brisk. I throw out a question "Wanna get a" and before i could get out "room" I see Sarah's helmet nodding "YES!" I'm rolling down Rt. 64, trying to get as close to home as possible, and i get the shoulder tap. I pull off exit 238, WIlliamsburg to get a room. Pull up to the White Lion Motel. Nothing fancy but we just wanted to relax and sleep for a few hours. Go to the desk and request to see what the rooms are like. While looking at the room I ask if Domino's delivered and he said yes - Excellent. Back to the bike to grab my wallet. Well maybe I put it in here. Or maybe here. Ohh No! Remember the Croaker stop earlier? Well I will not forget it for a while. In my rush to get to the tag I hastily put my wallet on the tank bag and loosely tucked it under one piece of my net strap, I never do that.
    Now what? Well luckily I had picked a motel with a very kind owner. Paul, as I found out his name, saw me freaking out and kind of got to wondering why i was taking so long to come in. Everything we had was layed out in the parking lot. Here comes Paul "whats the problem?" I explained. He was a bit questionable, at first it seemed. But when he realized I was for real, he started offering phonebooks to try and find the gas staion at which we had last stopped. Somehow Sarah spits out "CROAKER". Wow! Where she pulled that from I'll never know, but she was right. I called to confirm, and see if just by chance someone found it and gave it to the store. No Luck. Paul now realizes I am very screwed and offers the room. So cool. Get Sarah in the room and i am off to Croaker. Stop at the 7eleven, just to check and leave my phone number, just in case. I get on Rt 64, kind of looking the best I can at 65 MPH in the dark. Now here's where things get weird. I'm pissed and I'm never doing this dumb S__T again. I hate the world. It's cold out but im hot and sweaty. Probably riding with a bit too much attitude and speed. I give up for the night and get off at the West Point Exit. I was probably doing about 60MPH when I hit the off ramp, and in the middle of the road was the biggest buck I had ever seen. Instantly ADV'r Clayton Schwartz/ OZYMANDAIS (RIP) is all I think. STOP. STOP. STOP. It's not gonna happen. And even if I had completly stopped I would have been within arms or worse yet racks reach, so I kind of swerved right because he was facing left. Wrong move. He swung his head around, just catching my left leg and putting a small tear in my seat. What the? Did I just? And for some reason I totally got on the throttle looking in the mirror, as if the effing deer was chasing me with a knife. After checking my pants and seat, my attitude was a bit adjusted. Dont get me wrong I am still stressing, SS Card, License, Cash, but im alive. Screw the other stuff. Back at the room, Sarah has not had my moment of enlightenment, she's tired and hungry, and we have no money. Back to the front desk to find out where there is a Western Union. Found out they closed @ 9pm. Paul to the rescue, he remembered the Domino's question and offered with his thick middle eastern accent to pay for a pizza, "You order, I Pay.". White Lion Motel and Paul Pison my new hero.
    I made a couple more runs in the morning, just to see if i could find it. Nope. Oh Well, called home, had some money Western Union'd. Did I mention Sarah was tired? This is what I found when walking out after some computer glitch made things take a while at the western union. Helmet still on, full gear and out cold. Thats my jacket over her head grabbing heat from the engine. It was now a balmy 44 degrees.
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    Went and paid Paul and headed home.
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    Here is what we think is a picture of the new USS New York, But dont hold me to it.

    WHERE TO NEXT? :D
    And I promise to get the new tag up soon.