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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  2. ClutchCargo55

    ClutchCargo55 650XChallenge

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    Yeah, I could not believe that someone else had not Tagged back there but did not see the tag on the map. :eek1

    At least my tag is a bit more difficult. :evil Where 5 Punks D went straight at 9:40 on the video, this new tag takes the left and heads up hill.

    Looks like he enjoyed the whoops at 8:40 + :clap

    The last time I was back there was 2 or 3 years ago and the uphill track was much rougher then than it is now. It looks like someone ran a small dozer through there since then.

    On my older paper maps (remember those things?), the straight ahead option where the old tag was located looks like it used to go on through to Cedar Creek. I wonder if we could persuade the GW Forest Rangers to open that up for us sometime?...Maybe I'll scout from the other side and see whether it's still accessible from there.

    Still it's a great ride.
  3. windblown101

    windblown101 Long timer

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    The route all the way through to Van Buren along Cedar Creek has been closed for many years. I've hiked along it a few times. It would be more of a trials type ride now in places. There is a ton of good riding back in that area up on top by the WV/VA border. Some of it still open, much of it closed. :(

    The route you took up the mountain is a new route they put in 15 years ago or so. The old route up to the top makes a left off the lower road about a mile before you get to where you made your left. It was a seriously fun route but was getting badly torn up so they re-routed traffic by creating the new route up and gated the old one. :(

    Like you said, still a fun ride though and there is more to discover yet further in but I'll not spoil it... ;)
  4. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-)

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    Tag! Gorgeous day to ride. I wish I had more time to explore that area today. I was a wee bit concerned with the description of the area with this rear tire but it wasn't a problem at all.

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  5. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-)

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    New tag...

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    Blue duck is at the base of the signpost behind my bike...

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  6. ClutchCargo55

    ClutchCargo55 650XChallenge

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    I eat my words...great job!
  7. 5punksdad

    5punksdad Tag-Master-Flash

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    I tagged that exact location about a year ago....
    Good tag Boat

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  8. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    He only has a 950, not a 990, so your word is still good. :wink: Nice job Boatman! You were busy today tagging and running down errant taggers(figuratively).
  9. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    BeastRider tagged it about two years ago. Third times a charm! :lol3
  10. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-)

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    I have a few years and miles under my belt. :wink:
  11. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-)

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    Crap!!! One of these times I'll find a virgin tag spot. :cry
  12. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    :rofl Its all good!
  13. twohawks

    twohawks Not Afraid

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    From the looks of the list in your "stable" we would assume so :deal
  14. OldnoGPS

    OldnoGPS Just a sightseer

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    I had an '04 Silver ADV and an '07 SE. Great bikes, Boatman is making me miss them. (At least the SE went to a buddy about 2 miles away so I can still visit it :D).
  15. 5punksdad

    5punksdad Tag-Master-Flash

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    Grab....[​IMG]

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  16. 5punksdad

    5punksdad Tag-Master-Flash

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    New tag.....u will need moderate skills ...

    Find your Target in Warren County and you will see this chained off road....jump the curb and ride to the bottom.
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    View from the bottom looking up in case u wanna walk

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    At the bottom u will c this old bridge. ..on the other side u will see a big tree...the duck is there....

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  17. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    Figured this was you. . ..

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  18. Old Man River

    Old Man River Possumdog!

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    So ... did you walk, ride the 4 wheeler or the bike to the tag location? :hmmmmm
    Just wondering
  19. 5punksdad

    5punksdad Tag-Master-Flash

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    Rode the 4 wheeler. ...

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  20. 5punksdad

    5punksdad Tag-Master-Flash

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    It was me.....came in hot.....lol. great road to be bruced on!

    New bike?


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