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Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by PackMule, Aug 12, 2009.
Of course it was. And, there's more than enough info in the sign to pinpoint the location.
+1 - I've got the loc figured out no problem, but wasn't eligible to go for it until after tomorrow (due to the 2x2 rule).
Traffic was heavy and I did not want to stand in the road to get a better replica of the orional tag shot
Yup, the traffic is very heavy there but a quick stroll across the street with a little camera zoom gets you the shot without any immediate peril.
After driving around for hours( I could have been to Bethlehem for the NH tag), this is my choice.
Right in the middle of the Kimball Union Academy
And a NH Historical Marker in the hood too!
I wasn't quite sure where I wanted to place this one. I was passing by this location and I couldn't remember if it had been used before. As far as I can tell, it hasn't. So here you go...
This is a totally cool old "Stone Arch Bridge", currently it goes to no-where.
It is located in the birthplace town of the 14th president of the United States, and you can visit his old crib just up the road if you like.
If you look closely, you'll see that there are actually two stone arch bridges side by side. The second one is still being used by a 3 digit US route that connects Delaware to Maine (summing the 3 digits = 4).
<< -- bonus
150 grand spent on rehabbing the bridge to nowhere. Your (and my) tax dollars at work. :eek1
Yabbut... These are pretty special bridges.
From what I understand, they are constructed with dry stone (no mortar), and after all... what's a few hundred thousand in today's inflated dollars compared to what it took (in mega man hours) to make them in the first place?
If one were to find these kind of bridges interesting, there are many more scattered around the country side nearby. This is just the one you almost stumble over on a regular basis (and no dirt roads) and yet probably never notice. Well worth spending a few minutes to look over closely, IMO. WiFi across the street!
Little chilly and just got caught in a heavy rain shower!
But still found the bridge to nowhere
Jim!! You da man!
I forgot to look at nh tag before I left the area...I have a feeling I rode right by that!
New tag coming soon...just got back in my town just in time for my 11 yearolds winter concert
Nah, you'd have missed the kiddo's concert if you went for the NH tag. It's another 1/2 hour further north of Hillsborough.
Okay, not the spot I wanted to use but it was getting late (second showing coming up) and I will be with my dad at the hospital tomorrow...
so if you choose to accept the challenge go ride your motorcycle here ( no hint needed, correct?)
Kinda pretty up here!
welcome...Your in my home town!
I knew that, but couldn't recall which road it was that I passed your funny mailbox. No matter, I needed to head off and get a new tag:
Now, those with really sharp eyes will note the yellow flag just to the right of the stonework terrace. Yes, this is another golf course. Quite probably the toughest course in New England. I played it a few years ago and donated about dozen or so balls to the woods and hazards.
Course view from up on the terrace:
Oh yeah... the scenery doesn't suck there either. Knowing the name of that inselberg in the background will surely help you place the course.
With the addition of our latest dusting of the white stuff, riders may want to approach from the south. The northern approach has a couple of miles of (fun) dirt roads. If you can't get into the parking area close enough for a photo of the stone terrace in the tag, a photo with the course's sign (from the paved street) is acceptable.
New tag clue: You'll probably have a better chance of reproducing this photo now.
I'm not sure how well they plow the parking lot that the original tag photo was taken in.
Yeah, I freely, albeit sheepishly, admit that it seems that I have killed the NNE TOR.
It has now been over two months since I grabbed and moved this tag last. But nary a peep about it on here, never-mind any intrepid adventurers actually venturing out to grab said tag. And it isn't even in a place that is particularly hard to get to in the winter months, for NORTHERN New England. I mean, it's not like it is in Colebrook or Derby Line or Caribou or something.
There have been several spells of a day or sometimes more when the temps were high, and the roads were clear enough, and the sun was bright enough, to have motored around and got this, and also partaken of the visual splendor that is Mt Monadnock in it's winter coat. But, no...
My only conclusion is it is for lack of interest. NNE adventure riders are afraid of a little cold. You pussies.
This ends my feeble attempt to get this TOR moving again. I'd like to play some more, but when nobody else is willing (or able), it just sounds a lot like one hand clapping.