Roanoke Area Tag O Rama

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

  1. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    You know, with so many great roads and places in that part of the world, I'd hate to see this particular game devolve into something that, you know, "clever".

    Just my 2ยข.

    I'd much rather ride than dig around some f'ing pile in a store full of people I chose not to be around in the first place.
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  2. Gilerd

    Gilerd Been here awhile

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    yeah it is supposed to be about riding. I doubt any of that craziness would happen, but if it did there would probably be some tightening of the ropes. if that kind of game was to start it would have to be called the great race or whatever the latest "reality" "survivor" type of tv show is called.
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  3. goosecreek

    goosecreek Looking for the sunny side of the street.

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    wb57 if the wind is not to bad this evening I may be moving it a little closer to you, but not to close.
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  4. KingJarhead

    KingJarhead Long timer

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    I am watching this like a hawk. First chance I get to bring it to the border, I am there.
    This game contains some of the greatest unknown riding areas. I am looking so forward to joining in on this game.
    Unfortunately I am heading to WV in the cage in the morning.
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  5. big-t

    big-t Been here awhile

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    Those parking lots are usually packed on weekends with folks hiking the trail.I'm predicting it will be gone if no one picks it up before then....
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  6. big-t

    big-t Been here awhile

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    That parking lot is usually packed on weekends with folks hiking the trail.I'm predicting it will be gone if no one picks it up before then....
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  7. Gilerd

    Gilerd Been here awhile

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    it was one of the first places I hiked at after moving here from VB 10 years ago. it is extremely popular. hopefully it puts its invisibility cloak on for non adv'ers
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  8. bobbylight

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    it has a fair amount of leaves covering it, should be ok
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  9. goosecreek

    goosecreek Looking for the sunny side of the street.

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    :lol3 how hard is the wind going to blow?
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  10. wb57

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    The weather guessers are calling for 60mph wind here this evening. I don't know how close I'd venture. :D
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  11. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    I'm going to state on the record that KJH will win the award for most prolific poacher in this game. :deal
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  12. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    Been there, done that...

    I rode about ten miles one night with a wild electrical storm brewing to grab the VA tag. I was like Roseanne Rosannadana...I thought I was gonna die! :lol3
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    Took me twenty minutes standing in the rain and lightning to get this bonus shot...:evil
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    It's always a good idea to place a stick or rock(something that doesn't look out of place) on top of the leaves. One of the beauties of hiding mascots is it teaches you to become a sneaky bastid! :lol3

    There have been numerous times recently where a mascot was uncovered and even blown from the hiding spot by the wind.
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  13. goosecreek

    goosecreek Looking for the sunny side of the street.

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    Tag I had a great ride last night! I did not pass a single pirate:lol3.
    I would have placed the tag but after spending ten minutes triying to get a picture of the bike for the pick-up I was not going to fightit for the drop.
    I would have taken stonecoal road but thought the multiple water crossing would cause problems since there was already standing water everywhere. I had to watch for rocks coming off the banks on 311 .I passed several that had rolled out in the road.[​IMG]
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    New tag at lunch if the wind lays down if not I will get it up tonight or in the morning.
    Oh this is at the parking lot for the A T south goes to dragons tooth and north goes to McAfee Knob and Tinker cliffs .
    McAfee knob is one of the most photographed spots on the A T . If you have not done so I recomend taking a week-end and hiking from 220 to 311 around the cove across the cliffs and up to the knob you will not regret it. It is a little over 20 miles I think and can be done in a day but it is better done overnight.
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  14. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    Well played sir! :clap
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  15. bobbylight

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    Sweet grab, those pictures are something else
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  16. Gilerd

    Gilerd Been here awhile

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    That Grab was the adventure in adventure rider for sure, unbelievable!

    FYI to all RAT Gamers
    A missing in action / Brucing policy has been added to the first page set of rules, stolen from the national tag game and edited. Please read it before setting out for the next grab. This will keep the game moving and civil in case the inevitable happens to Rat. What a sad day that would be, yet we could rejoice for the birth of a new rat.
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  17. bwalsh

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    Sorry to highjack the thread but didn't know where else to put it. I just saw this on a whitewater boating website I frequent...

    All the gauges across the state have jumped WAY up!

    http://waterdata.usgs.gov/va/nwis/current/?type=flow

    Be careful out there!
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  18. goosecreek

    goosecreek Looking for the sunny side of the street.

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    Okay here it is not the spot I wanted but it is windy and I had to ride to Roanoke earlier , the wind and cold abreviated the tag ride.
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    It is in the bushes on right side of the sign.
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    See there it is.
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    from behind the sign looking at the bush.
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    You do not have to pay to access this sign. If you choose to visit the memorial tickets purchase tickets at the visitors center.
    The mascot should be safe till mulch season but if it sits that long I will take it into the hills and bury it in mud:deal
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  19. Mava

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    I'll grab this if it lasts..
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  20. TOYBARN

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    Hey, I drove by there earlier today in the (toasty) cage!!! Goosecreek, must be over that cold you had a few weeks ago to be out riding in the rain.
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