Northwestern VA Tag!

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

  1. 5punksdad

    5punksdad Tag-Master-Flash

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    It was fun..I left a little early and the temps hadn't gotten up there yet. I probably should have waited a little longer since I have no heated gear whatsoever. I did stop at the Baker Store for a warm sandwich and some borrowed heat along the way. It wasnt too bad though, I have ridden in worse. I had to break out some skills I havent used since my childhood in upstate ny to get past where bob had been.......but most of the road was just a sloppy muddy mess. The Avon's didnt do too bad considering the terrain.

    The movie is a little long 12 minutes. I started the camera at wolf gap rd assuming I was closer than I actually was. I previewed it already, its worth watching but not going to win any awards.:lol3

    I am new at the go-pro stuff. if anyone has any tips I am :ear
  2. 5punksdad

    5punksdad Tag-Master-Flash

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    Here is the new tag. It seems as if the pic file may be corrupted but im gonna try to post em anyway

    The road this tag is on contains the number 7 (seven) in more ways than one.

    Under one of the four bridge corners you will find rudy in a bag with a fountain of light.

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  3. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    Actually from what you just said, the book may take less time! :rofl

    Video takes for EVER to upload. I've uploaded short, under ten minute videos, and I believe it took close to an hour. I was shocked at how long it takes.
    Anything you do to reduce upload time will degrade the video sharpness.


    I know that spot! So did the late Ranger Duck...:evil
  4. 5punksdad

    5punksdad Tag-Master-Flash

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    did I duplicate AGAIN without knowing??? I should get 40 lashes with a throttle cable and be forced to study the tag map! :lol3
  5. 5punksdad

    5punksdad Tag-Master-Flash

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    I was worried that the sauce bottle would be frozen, I guess it really is Hot sauce.
  7. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    It's all good.

    :lol3 Made you dig for it! Damn the only bad spot was that one incline. You can see my tire tracks where I went to the ditch at 4:40...

    same here. It's a good thing it hasn't been any colder.
  8. twohawks

    twohawks Not Afraid

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  9. TH

    TH There and Here

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    When I went for this, I turned around at 9:43. I was close....
  10. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    + :thumb

    You don't happen to know when they close the gates do you? after the Walkers Cash Store RTE I led the group up there and right up to a closed gate! :cry
    I thought the road back over to Wolf Gap road stayed open year round. We never even made it to the intersection. :huh
  11. twohawks

    twohawks Not Afraid

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    it may not close until after spring gobbler season but I am not sure.
  12. 5punksdad

    5punksdad Tag-Master-Flash

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    thanks guys......the videos are fun, but I am frustrated it takes longer to upload them than the total day of riding!!!

    and yes twohawks......excellent (meaning terrible) road. Great tag location. looking forward to some good riding the next few days.
  13. OldnoGPS

    OldnoGPS Just a sightseer

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    I didn't see any bridges that looked like the tag site or any "7" heavy roads when I was up there this am. Came through Moreland Gap, over the covered bridge, stayed on Wissler to 263. Jogged across 263 on Crooked Run, Deerhead (icy), Pepper to Supinlick, up to Jerome (cool old school building up from the church), looped back to 263, 620, 211 to 340. Road Cub Run (FR65) through the ice and mud then back through Elkton. Had to come by the house and hose me and the bike off before I could take the bike up the hill to get it inspected. Couldn't see the lights or brake pads the way it was.
    Nice being able to ride 6 hours in January.
  14. twohawks

    twohawks Not Afraid

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    Great ride! Wish I had been with you!
  15. 5punksdad

    5punksdad Tag-Master-Flash

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    moreland gap to the end then go left (north) on that road til the seven road becomes apparent. It will be on your right. does that help?

    Im with 2 hawks, wish I had been with ya. I wanted to ride today and couldnt find an excuse.
  16. OldnoGPS

    OldnoGPS Just a sightseer

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    Thanks, looks like it's a stocked trout stream under that bridge :1drink
    I should be considered a non-player in this game, too far away and too technologically deficient (have to take a pic and come home to post it) to slow down a game where you guys seem to actually get out and play.
    I enjoy watching and seeing new and interesting places to check out though.
    I watched the video also, very cool. Nice wheelie.
  17. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    Yes, it is a stocked stream.
    Please don't think you are going to "hold up" this, or any other game(s) because you can't post from the road. Grab it and run! :lol3
    I can post from WiFi spots with a net book(which I rarely carry) and an Ipod(which takes crappy pics) but most of the time I use my camera and ride home to post.
    As slow as this tag game and the valley tag have been moving, any tag is welcomed. Anyway, posting from the road cuts WAY down on brucings. :lol3

    I don't think Joe knows how to ride with two wheels on the ground. :D
  18. twohawks

    twohawks Not Afraid

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    99% of the time I take the photo and post when I get home...keep tagging
  19. 5punksdad

    5punksdad Tag-Master-Flash

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    Thanks.....and im with bwalsh. Grab now tag when able.

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  20. OldnoGPS

    OldnoGPS Just a sightseer

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    Thanks for the encouragement guys. My Seat Concepts foam/cover just came today, maybe that will help me put on more miles to come that way to play!