Northwestern VA Tag!

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by bwalsh, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    Northwestern Virginia tag...for those of us in the northwestern part of Virginia who don't want to ride forever to grab a tag. Let the game come to you!

    This is roughly modeled after the highly acclaimed Valley Dual Sport Tag game found here...

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=405166



    Here are some rules:

    1. Tag boundary: It has changed some over the course of the game, now incorporating some of West by god Virginia!
    Take a look at the map.

    Tag map: NWVA TAG MAP
    EDIT on 5/1/14: the map hasn't been updated in over a year. You can still use it to see where the boundary is though.


    2. Tag placement:
    ~ The tag can be on any type of road and road surface...or even trails...(ie: Highways, Byways, Forest service trails, Legal trails) No interstates or "fee" areas. You can even incorporate a little hiking into it too! A prominent geologic feature or a trail intersection would be a good choice, waterfalls, etc. There are tons of possibilities! If the tag is placed on a rough gravel or dirt road, mention it so someone on a street bike will have a heads up.

    ~ Tags can be placed close to older tags, but not for the very next tag. It's got to move! If it is a previous tag, don't log in and post that it is. Keep em guessing! Have a cool spot in mind? Place it there. Don't have a clue as to where to place it? Look on the map for ideas(see the edit above).


    3. Tag Photos
    ~ No file photos! You have to ride to play!
    ~ Your bike must be in at least one of the photographs.
    ~ Indicate the location of the mascot in at least one photograph.


    4. Game play
    ~ If you are new to tagging, sit back and watch how it's played...It's pretty easy, then jump right in!
    ~ If someone PM's you for more clues and you decide to give them more they should also be posted in the thread to keep the game fair.
    ~ Chatter about the game, and other semi related topics is encouraged. I think it adds to the comradery of the game!




    Good luck! Now let the game begin!
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  2. mica

    mica Weekend Adventurer

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    oy vey
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  3. twohawks

    twohawks Not Afraid

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    ...and I know where this is. Now if I can find a way to get paid for tagging.:lol3
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  4. Wingfixer

    Wingfixer Watch this...

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    Subscribed.......to another tag-o-rama.
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  5. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Jax Off again.

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    OH B...... What have you done?


    I will pay you to tell me how to make money tagging!!!!:lol3
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  6. Beast Rider

    Beast Rider Beast Rider

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    This looks like fun....now I will never get anything done....oh well:lol3
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  7. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    I've been working hard at learning the secret to making money tagging.:scratch

    Just send me a blank check...:lol3 I'll tell ya how!

    I stopped and talked with the lady who works at my bank who rides.
    She and her husband ride. I told her to check out the game. It would be great to have more local players.:ear
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  8. Old Man River

    Old Man River Possumdog!

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    Good job Bwalsh - lets play!!!:clap
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  9. Old Man River

    Old Man River Possumdog!

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    Rt. 522, Remount Rd. just north of Harmony Hollow Rd.
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    And in his hiding place...

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    Get to know Dewey and the NWVA Tag game

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    New tag in just a minute!:evil
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  10. Old Man River

    Old Man River Possumdog!

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    As I was taking the picture of the duck on my helmet, a work truck slowed down to about 5 miles per hour and the guys inside crained their necks to see what the dude on the motorcycle was taking a picture of. You should have seen their faces when they saw the duck, I waved and laughed. I'm sure they thought it was about the wierdest thing they had seen in a long while. :poser
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  11. Old Man River

    Old Man River Possumdog!

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    Dewey is behind my bike in the tall grass on the small berm...
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    A little closer shot...

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    See where the grass is matted down...

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    And here's dewy with his favorite drink...

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    And covered up with some grass...

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    Now for the clues...

    Dewey is on a 600 series road that the sum of the numbers is 11.
    The name of this small gravel road is the same name as an Institute for Botanical Documentation.
    If you park your bike where my bike is in the shot, Dewey will be behind your bike, on the berm, covered in grass at the base of a small bush.
    Enjoy the soda!

    Tag on!!! :D
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  12. Elkhound

    Elkhound Hunting Dog

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    Good job on first tag/grab! Old Man River has been busy today.
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  13. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    Sheesh.

    Good Grab OMR
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  14. Old Man River

    Old Man River Possumdog!

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    Thanks gentlemen! You may want to make a move early for the grab as I'm almost certain Bwalsh knows where it is.
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  15. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    Ya think? :evil

    I don't want to have a monopoly on the game. Someone else go grab this thing and get it moving!

    I do like root beer though...
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  16. Old Man River

    Old Man River Possumdog!

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    Bwalsh..... I think you had better get this thing moving!!!
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  17. Old Man River

    Old Man River Possumdog!

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    :johntm .... Bwalsh, it's up to you Bro! :lurk
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  18. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    I have redone(sort of) the rules to make
    1: less reading...got rid of some of the things most taggers know,
    2: a little more lenient...gave more time to post a new tag and
    3: added some more area to the game...parts of Loudoun and Green counties.

    Hunt rd, rt 614 Warren County, about 300' south of Rt 55

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    This looks like a tag a Cat Herder would set...

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    Dewey is threatening to fly south with this cold snap and all!
    New tag within the next few hours.
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  19. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    See the electrical box on the right side of the pic?
    Dewey is in the center behind it...

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    And now covered up...

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    Sorry for the upside down pic. One more, I'm feeling generous...

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    This is an access road to a tower. It is off of a road with the same name as a town that has long served as Southern New Jersey's commercial center and is just around the corner from a real trashy place.
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  20. Old Man River

    Old Man River Possumdog!

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    Nice grab and tag Bwalsh......:clap ...... I may have to make the run tomorrow. I will gladly not go for the grab tomorrow if another inmate wants to jump in.... just PM me and I will hold off until Tuesday.
    Ride on!:deal
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