Roanoke Area Tag O Rama

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

  1. goosecreek

    goosecreek Looking for the sunny side of the street.

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    Like a new man. You should grab it and put it in the dirt some where.
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  2. Gilerd

    Gilerd Been here awhile

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    I was asked today if Potts Mt Jeep trail was within the boundaries and after careful examination I believe it is :lol3
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  3. Davo-55

    Davo-55 Long timer

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    have you ever been there? I visited a year or so ago and would have to be under some kind of influence to take my KLR up that pig path. My advice...if you venture there, do not do it alone. Seriously, bad cell phone service, and a high probability of a get off..if you go there go with a buddy.
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  4. Davo-55

    Davo-55 Long timer

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    great grab Goose! it was raining really hard last night, bet it was hard to see in that downpour. Of course this is the man that when the skeet thrower broke, threw about 300 clays by hand just so his buddies could shoot! You da man Goose!
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  5. TOYBARN

    TOYBARN Adventurer

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    I should grab it and move it 20 or miles away from civilization; or if we were to get some significant snowfall I could bury it in a snow pile as I am plowing the access road up to the monument on the hill.

    Potts Mtn. trail is do-a-ble on a 650cc or larger bike in the heat of August; just ask Goosecreek.:rofl(Don't read the entrance sign warning only for lifted vehicles).
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  6. Gilerd

    Gilerd Been here awhile

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    I can read the poachers' minds. it will be left at a "welcome to NC" sign at the base of the sign post tucked away in the uncut grass, someday soon to be full of chiggers and ticks! :eek1

    Anybody grabs the rat in this cold wind today is as adventurous as that grab in the thunderstorm. There is black ice out there!
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  7. goosecreek

    goosecreek Looking for the sunny side of the street.

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    Gilerd I thought you had talked to Toybarn when you mentioned potts mountian jeep trail.:rofl
    Visibilty was poor at best I found that if my speed dropped below 60mph I had to turn my head all the time to clear the water from my sheild.
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  8. Gilerd

    Gilerd Been here awhile

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    havent been there myself except to shoot guns. Sounds like someone has a history there! I've seen pictures online, they look insane. I wonder how it would be in the snow? Yeah edit that last post. Anybody gets it in the snow today can take the most insane award I'd say. though I don't have any experience riding in either a raging thunderstorm, nor a snowstorm. great, i drove the maxima in instead of the jeep. fun time!
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  9. KingJarhead

    KingJarhead Long timer

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    You must have read my mind.....Already have the route and hiding place already choosen.
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  10. Gilerd

    Gilerd Been here awhile

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    Atleast I couldn't predict the route. Still some challenge in there for sure :norton
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  11. KingJarhead

    KingJarhead Long timer

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    Oh, the ride to and from is great... Heck, even if one was to be Bruced. I got Bruced in the VA game once in Indian Valley. Just under 200mi round trip and it was well worth the ride.
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  12. Gilerd

    Gilerd Been here awhile

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    RatMap is up. Far more detailed and tag loc's mapped :lurk
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  13. pfestus1

    pfestus1 Slasher

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    I'm going to briefly HIJACK this thread. TONIGHT (Sat. 2/2) is the Roanoke Fiddle and Banjo Club show at Northside High School. Good local Blue Grass Music. I plan to go, and wanted to invite other local ADV and TVR folks who like Blue Grass. Starts at 5:30, goes to 9:00.
    email me or call me off thread if you are interested in going.
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    Appology for this Hijack. Carry On. :strum
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  14. Gilerd

    Gilerd Been here awhile

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    No worries, Hank. Nothing wrong with a little rat chat on this thread. I bet that bluegrass was some good stuff :D
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  15. Mava

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    Got RAT. Moving it now and will report back.
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  16. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    We have 5" of snow on the ground right now..:cry

    Good grab :thumb
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  17. Gilerd

    Gilerd Been here awhile

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  18. Mava

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    Alright, had it not been so cold/starting to flurry I might have taken this one a bit further. It's ~20 mi from the D-Day Memorial. My ride ended up being 70+ miles I think. Also, goose, I felt like an ASS digging around in the bushes in front of a sign for a National memorial. Thanks for that. :wink:

    If I need to make things any clearer, let me know. Here's where the RAT is now:
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    That's what you need to find the RAT.

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    If you follow that road in the last pic it takes you up to the BRP, but it gets a little hairy and I didn't attempt it for fear of ice, etc. I did follow it 2 miles up until this sign but I've been up it before... when it was warmer. Have fun! BTW, the RAT is behind the left post when you're facing the sign. I buried it under some leaves:

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  19. 5punksdad

    5punksdad Tag-Master-Flash

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  20. goosecreek

    goosecreek Looking for the sunny side of the street.

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    Good show Mava.
    If I went for this tag I would take Wheats Valley road , It turns to gravel just past the reservior. Be sure to stop at Gross orchard for some cider on the way.
    If you decide to take Overstreet Creek to the parkway it does get a little ruff towards the top so if you are on a street bike I would take it slow
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