Roanoke Area Tag O Rama

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Gilerd, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. KingJarhead

    KingJarhead Long timer

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    Too funny, that is were I originally going to hide the RAT. My gas light (no gage) came on at the beginning of Squirrel Spur... I was in need if fuel so I opted out.
    I figured the NCTOR would be grabbed with the RAT, not too far apart.
  2. Doorz

    Doorz Adventurer

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    Hey Guys- sorry for the hijack...

    Anyone know if there any any stations in Salem area that are selling alcohol free fuel?
  3. Mava

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  4. pfestus1

    pfestus1 Slasher

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    The market on Apperson that used to sell ethanol free gas is closed. I don't know of any place in Salem that sells ethanol free. There are several places listed on pure-gas.org that sell ethanol free.
    Pure Market at 2131 Franklin Rd
    Snappy Food Market on Liberty Rd at Plantation
    Plantation Market 7372 Plantation
    Garden City Grocery
    Express Stop 3509 Plantation.

    Smith's General Store in Copper Hill sell premium no ethanol.
  5. TeneRay

    TeneRay 2>4

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    Was I Bruced or was the Rat the catch of the day? :ear

    Edit: Imma Moran. Didn't head upstream far enough.

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    Get shloshed at this Chateau
    Just North of the Meadow


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    If you arrive before/after hours: Across the street from the 2nd gate. Utility pole center mass of the pic.

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    In the tree stump

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  6. TeneRay

    TeneRay 2>4

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    Hope everyone had a nice day of riding! Damn, if I didn't have to double back for cell service to double check the previous Tag location :shog, I was hoping to pass RAT along once or twice today.
  7. Am.E

    Am.E Been here awhile

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  8. Am.E

    Am.E Been here awhile

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    New location -

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    View of the smith river this time.

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    The nest:
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  9. tastroman

    tastroman Long timer

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    You'll didn't have to swing wide for an RV when you were headed up Squirrel Spur did you?


    Nice drop BTW.
  10. Am.E

    Am.E Been here awhile

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    Heh, actually, there was a big travel trailer at the top that needed their half of the middle.

    Squirrel Spur was pretty clean (and we had it ourselves on the way up :clap), and the parkway in that section was clean (just a little snow left in some of the shadows). Route 8 on the way down had some pretty dirty corners that would have made me nervous if we hadn't been stuck behind the slowest truck of all time.
  11. FullCircleXJ

    FullCircleXJ n00b

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    After much deliberation, I took a late afternoon gamble to see if RAT was sill in his hiding spot after sleeping off yesterday’s drink! Thanks for the heads up on Route 8, Am.E! There were several spots of sand that could have caused trouble had I not been on the lookout.
    Made it down to the Smith River Dam, and to my surprise, nobody had made a grab of RAT!

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    I figured RAT had slept so well with the sounds of water so I should probably keep him near some water source. I wandered back north, taking 220 to Henry Rd., then on to Franklin St. This led to Shooting Creek Rd. and eventually the BRP. From there I ended up back in Floyd started back up Route 8 toward Christiansburg.

    For RAT’s next spot, I figured I would give him some cover. I intended to take him to what was once called “Salt Pond,” where the Innkeepers there will “Put you on top of the world.” In the interest of time I left him at the bottom of that road with some nice cover in a bridge.

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    Rat can be found in the center of the bridge on the up-stream side under some leaves.

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  12. tallbob

    tallbob Been here awhile

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    Grabbed the Rat from the covered bridge just off Rt.700, Mountain Lake Rd.

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    Took him up Big Stoney Creek to the Whistle Stop.

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    The Rat burrowed in the gravel under the caboose.

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  13. FullCircleXJ

    FullCircleXJ n00b

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    Rode up to Whistle Stop, but someone must have beat me to grab RAT!
  14. old_oolfay

    old_oolfay Adventurer

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    behind rock "D" corner buried
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  15. Davo-55

    Davo-55 Long timer

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    Grab. Vinton War Memorial.[​IMG]
  16. Gilerd

    Gilerd Been here awhile

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    Did Rat go to LFC? :hide
  17. oakleviathan

    oakleviathan Adventurer

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    Any idea the RAT is? he decide to run away after
    all?
  18. Davo-55

    Davo-55 Long timer

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    Yes he did and my apologies to all. I grabbed the tag on Wednesday with full intentions of dropping it later that day or early on Thursday. Got behind on prepping for Laurel Forks and never got the chance to place RAT. I was going to give him a ride from Laurel Forks, but the weather was not helpful. Any way, new tag to follow.
  19. Davo-55

    Davo-55 Long timer

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    New tag. Took a route out of Roanoke on 460 east. Took a left onto Camp Jaycee Road. One more turn after that. [​IMG]

    Turn here

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    Pass this on your left

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    You can see the gate ahead

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    Behind the gate

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    Behind the sign

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    Rat is under the rock

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  20. TeneRay

    TeneRay 2>4

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    I thought I recognized that KLR at Laurel Forks but couldn't find the operator.