I was at one of the local motorsickle joints in the area that was having a sale today, wondering if they'd have new shoes for the RT, when the Service Manager says "How's the alligator doing? Haven't seen him in a while." Well, that's all the incentive i needed, since I'd recognized the tag site and deciphered the clues . . . Chapman's nee Beverly's Mill, Thoroughfare Gap just north of I66 at Broad Run. Obligatory bike shot . . . . Yup, the gator's still here. I think he likes the Dubya . . . . or is it the "camo" helmet . . . The rest of the sign . . . interesting story. Thoroughfare gap, since it commands one of the approaches to Washington was hotly contested during the Civil War . . . .