Valley Dual-Sport Tag-O-Rama

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Skippii, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    Hey Mtnflow...:freaky

    Damn Sam, when you fix something you fix it good!

    Nicely done...I think you covered every possible issue and then some...:thumb
  2. Iamchaz

    Iamchaz Been here awhile

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    Thanks mtnflow.:evil
  3. H14

    H14 I Gotta Go!

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    Back on track:clap thanks Mtnflow.

    Did the raccoons get the candy bars at your old tag spot?
  4. XC Rider

    XC Rider Motorcycle Vagabond

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    Damn Mntnflow....you rock! :bow

    Foxe, yeah being bruced only kinda sucks. After all, the way I see it is that its about the ride. The Grab & Tag is just like icing on the cake! Woulda still been nice to get the grab....I had a nice new tag already picked out! :evil

    Hppyfngy, Jarmans Gap was a total coincidence. I'd never been down that road, and it just looked like a nice road so I decided to see where it took me! :lol3
  5. mtnflow

    mtnflow LFC, more pie please

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    Nope, everything is at the new location.:ricky
  6. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    Well, my geography used to be pretty good...

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    but I'm still not getting the clues...:cry
  7. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    "Skin So Soft" road is easy to find - just google the phrase.
    Then, search the area until you find a road that could mean Food for Fish.
    Follow that until you find a road with a "name of a color" Mountain Road.
  8. mtnflow

    mtnflow LFC, more pie please

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    You can also search the road # and look at surounding roads names that fit the clues. Sometimes my clues are phonic so don't always pay attention to the spelling, as in the current tag clues. You'll "doh" when you find it since it was your idea.:lurk
  9. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    Yep, I got it now...jut finding time between these ACC games...:freaky
  10. mtnflow

    mtnflow LFC, more pie please

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    FIM world superbike comes on speed at 4 (race one) and 5 (race two) at Quatar. I'm not going anywhere, Ben Spies had killer lap times at the first race of the season. He just got pushed of the track in the first lap and had to play catchup. It should be a good one.
  11. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    Well, that was horrible.

    Just before my graveyard shift, I get a call from work, telling me not to come in and to work at 7:00am instead.
    Can't get back to sleep, so I watch some TV and at 3:00, decide I might as well go grab the tag before work.

    After getting all suited up and having the keys in the ignition, I realize I have absolutely no clue where on the road the tag is....back inside to fire up the computer again and print out the page.

    Going down 81 at 3:30, I realize it's actually a bit cold.

    Going down 64 at 3:45, I realize it's getting a bit foggy, both inside and outside my helmt.

    Going up Afton Mountain at 4:00, I realize I can't see a fucking thing. I'm doing 30mph and just praying that the lights in front are streetlights rather than oncoming headlights.

    At some point it starts pouring with rain. I don't know when this started, because there honestly wasn't much difference in the amount of water around me either way. I kept switching back between faceshield closed (Can't see shit) and open (Still can't see shit, and now there's rain in my eyes), trying to find a way to ride safely.

    Got to the Tag road at 4:15, and pulled out the printout of where the tag shot was.
    Must have been a printer jam--the first few pages came out fine, and then the last few pics by Mtnflow were all printed on top of each other. Screw it, I remember there's a license plate in the tag shot.
    Ride to the end of the road, slowly scanning the roadside for a license plate.
    Ride back, even slower.
    Damned if I can find a license plate anywhere.
    Time to examine the pic again---a tree. Okay, that shouldn't be too hard to find. :baldy
    Ride the entire length of the road again, stopping by every single crooked tree there is. Get muddy, get wet (did I mention it's still pouring rain???) and get halfway through the road again before my engine overheats and automatically shuts itself off.
    Pull into a driveway, listen as a pack of vicious hounds start barking at me, hopefully from behind a fenced yard, pull out the LED head-lamp from HBN, and start searching some more crooked trees, until eventually the engine cools and I can start it again.

    Resume my searching for a crooked tree, on a section of the road with high banks on either side. I leave the head-lamp strapped to my wrist for better searching of the banks.
    Come to the end of the road again.
    Still can't find a license plate, and sure as hell didn't find any candy!
    But, it was dark and half the time I couldn't see more than 3 feet beyond the road edge because of all the fricking fog.

    Turned back again, and just started taking pictures trees along the road. Put away the camera, and road back to the start of the road one last time, examining every tree as closely as I could. Still couldn't find anything.

    5:30am now, I've been searching the damn road for over an hour. It's still raining, my boots are filling up with water, and I have to work in 90 minutes.

    So, I say fuck it--someone else can have the damn candy bar. At this point, I don't have time to post a new one anyway. Hell, I won't even have time to upload the pics before work.

    So, I head home, getting back just after 6:30, with feet really, really cold, and wishing I had waterproof boots.

    Can't resist the urge to run a really hot shower and just stand in it, unmoving, until my body temperature finally rises by at least 2 inches on the Natural Male Body Temperature Thermometer. Get to work about 15 minutes late.

    And you know what I'm going to do now?

    I'm going to fucking STEAL a candy bar from work. Ha! I don't need you and your impossible to find caches!!!!
  12. mtnflow

    mtnflow LFC, more pie please

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    Wow.
  13. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    That wasn't all of it, either.

    But I don't know how to explain the other part....
    I think the road might be haunted.

    A female voice yelled something at me around 5:15am. I couldn't understand what she said.
    It was really weird. I was wearing earplugs, and could hear the voice clearly.
    .....and it was coming from the passenger seat on my bike.

    I seriously considered not turning back around to do the 6th pass along the road.

    Also, it really didn't help my nerves after that that I was still wearing the lamp on my wrist, so randomly there would be a bright white light in my right rearview mirror.
  14. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    Double Wow...
  15. H14

    H14 I Gotta Go!

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    :huh
  16. mtnflow

    mtnflow LFC, more pie please

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    I added a picture taken from behind the bike to the clue page. The dirt road in the picture doen't look like a drive way to me but more like access to a camp. There IS a driveway with a yellow mail box to my right and behind me as I was taking the last picture.

    I'm sorry you didn't find it, but you did have a nice adventure. I don't mind getting bruced but it's quite irritating to ride great distances and not find the tag. The KTM is in a bag covered with leaves, but I left the corner of the bag with the KTM front wheel sticking out.
  17. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    I think I have a photo of that tree, too.
  18. mtnflow

    mtnflow LFC, more pie please

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    Good, that's the one you need. hpygy can get the ktm.:ricky
  19. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    I dunno, Skippi worked awfully hard for this one...

    You want it Skippi?
  20. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    Go ahead and grab this one. I don't have time to post a new tag anyway.


    If there's no license plate there anymore, I'll feel a little better about not getting the right tree.

    If there is a license plate there again....the road is definately haunted.