NY Metro Dirt Tag-O-Rama

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by docgonzo, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. KL_ARRR

    KL_ARRR Adventure Piggy

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    Moo, I'm a duck!
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  2. wpbarlow

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    He who shan't be named got the duck

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    And is ready to ride...

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  3. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    Only * got the grab :lol3
  4. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    *'s bike looks familiar.


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  5. jimmr

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    You got it, *:clap:clap.

    Boulder Hill Rd Lebanon, NJ 08833
    40.705221,-74.805586

    Angel says "Hi!" to the little fella:
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  6. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Thanks! Very nice road and placement!

    So, Here's the New Tag:

    The tag shot (the duck is in the tree right behind the bike):
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    The duck location:
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    The clue (the bike is right behind the bush):
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    Another view of the sign:
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  7. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    The dirt road may be hard to find with the above clue, so here's another:

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  9. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Just in case someone wants to see if their dual sport can do snow, here's two additional hints:

    1. The duck is in the opening in the tree on the BACKSIDE of the trunk..

    2. N 40º 39.377 W 74º 45.427 :wink:
  10. Jezza

    Jezza A British Invasion

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    Got it
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  11. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Jerry, did I pass you on the way to New York? :huh

    Great early morning "Duece"! :clap:clap
  12. Jezza

    Jezza A British Invasion

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    New Tag

    First get to this point.
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    You should see this disused railway line.
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    Head South alongside the line, until you see these Silos on the left. Note the fallen telegraph pole in the trees.
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    The Duck is at the far end of the pole. As you can see its accessible with a road bike, but I was skating all over the place on the frozen snow.
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  13. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Well, waited to see if any weekend warriors were interested in warming up their dirt bikes, but, alas, the tag sat dormant.

    So,

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    Was a very neat road, there, Jerry. With the warmer temperatures, was an interesting combination of mud, wet snow, and ice!

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    New tag maybe tomorrow.
  14. Jezza

    Jezza A British Invasion

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    :clap Great grab Doc :clap
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    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Thanks! Neat legal road in the middle of suburbia! Wanted to explore further down, but was getting late, and don't like to get stuck by myself! How far does it go?
  16. jimmr

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    Nice, *:clap:clap. I had to decide this one or GSTOR, I picked GSTOR because I ran out of places I know I could drop a new dirt tag this afternoon and be back to cook dinner. I ended up being late anyway, though.
  17. docgonzo

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    Thanks. One of the things you have to be careful of with electric gear is that the charging system has to be able to run it and keep the battery charged. That's why I love the big GS for winter riding. I have very few "gizmos" running off the system, but it's designed to run lots of stuff, including the ABS. So it handles the electric vest, gloves, and heated grips without too much trouble. And the big lights at night.

    One trick is to unplug all your stuff a few minutes before stopping, giving the system time to charge up the battery. And when you start the bike, have everything turned off, so only the starter is drawing on the battery.

    Hope you didn't have to sit out in the cold too long!:eek1

    Will try and get the new tag up later, or tomorrow.
  18. Jezza

    Jezza A British Invasion

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    I haven't ridden much of it, but scouting the track on Google Maps shows a potential 12.5 mile track, plus some detours to cross rivers.


    <iframe marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=213213920421986613176.0004d2b1631d26affee8b&ie=UTF8&t=m&ll=40.97264,-74.248352&spn=0.248848,0.439453&z=11&output=embed" frameborder="0" height="480" scrolling="no" width="640"></iframe>
    <small>View Dissused Rail Track in a larger map</small>
  19. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Walter and I dropped the duck in a very cool spot, but Photobucket is on the fritz again, so I'll try again later to post some pictures. The spot is pretty muddy, frozen underneath, and mushy on the surface, so get your knobbies ready. Redpower, I wouldn't suggest the multi/hyper motard with street tires. You might need a push!:D
  20. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Well, one of the pictures seemed to go through.

    So, here's The Tag Shot:

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    The duck is under the flat stone just behind Walter's left boot....

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