NC Sandhills Tag-O-Rama

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Chris-KH2PM, Jul 3, 2020.

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    Chris-KH2PM Kawasaki Versys 1000 & KLX650 Supporter

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    Another TAG game in NC! And yeah, it overlaps a few of the other TOR areas to some extent, but that gives you opportunities to grab multiple TAG games in one long ride!

    The boundaries are laid out on the map, but if you're within a couple miles, your TAG drop is OK.


    The NC Sandhills TOR Rules:

    1. Your GRAB picture must be as close to the TAG picture as possible, unless it's inaccessible due to a gate or road conditions. If so an alternate Grab pic in that area should suffice. Your bike must be in the Grab picture.

    2. Your TAG should be accessible by all types of motorcycles..street or Dual Sport. Your bike must be in the picture. Gravel or sandy roads are OK, as long as they are legal and the access is public. Let us know in your post if the road conditions are questionable or if we'll get dirty.
    If you desire, you may post additional pictures as 'clues'. Maybe a GPS screenshot, or nearest crossroads if necessary.

    3. The Inmate who Grabs the TAG first by posting their picture here Wins. You have 36 hours after your Grab to Drop a new TAG. After 36 hours, your Grab is forfeited and the original TAG up for grabs again, or if someone posted a 'Bruced!' picture, they now have it. If something out of your control happens (weather, breakdown etc) let us know.

    4. You cannot use a 'File TAG' picture to grab a tag. A File TAG pic may be used to place/Drop a TAG. Gloves are not necessary but if you must...

    5. The Rules and Boundaries may be changed if there is a general consensus.

    6. If a Drop sits for an extended time due to inactivity, the Inmate that originally Dropped the TAG may pick it up and Grab/move it after 6 days

    Any comments or suggestions please feel free to chime in here or PM me.

    Consider locations that make the ride interesting, particularly on curvy roads. Maybe a really good local 'Mom N Pop' eating establishment. Or something of Historical significance. Make it worth riding to!

    MAP:

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    For clarification, the Western boundary is Highway 52 at the NC/SC state line Northbound to NC 49, and up to Highway 64.

    The Northern boundary is Highway 64 to NC 55, and NC 55 Eastbound to NC 42 all the way to I-40.

    The Eastern boundary is from I-40 Southbound to I-95 down around the 295 outer loop, staying outside of the Fayetteville loop. From 295 Southbound down 401 to Laurinburg, connecting to Highway 15 to the NC/SC state line.

    The State Line is the Southern boundary all the way from Highway 15 to Highway 52.

    I tried to notch out high density traffic areas, but remember, the boundary is 'fuzzy' so if your drop is within a couple miles it should be OK.




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    Chris-KH2PM Kawasaki Versys 1000 & KLX650 Supporter

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    Here's the first TAG to start off the game. Have fun!

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    Happy independence day!!
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    Nice! It really cooled off this afternoon. Temp dropped 15 degrees between 4 - 5 PM. I really wanted to get out and ride but I had some steaks and burgers to grill.

    Good to see you moving things along here!
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    Thanks Chris. The ride felt good in the cool air under the full moon and passing by many fireworks.
    Will think of collecting interesting locations. For now the next tag is in Carthage, I think it's a well known mural.
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    Great!
    A tag game that avoids large cities and urban areas.
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    Good morning @4PawsHacienda !
    That was my dilemma with the other regional TAG games, having to ride through, or circumvent, high density areas and traffic, spending a lot of time on super-slab. I made sure to include the Uwharrie National Forest by extending the Northwest boundary up to Asheboro. I'm thinking about extending the Southeast corner down to the NC/SC State Line at I-95 and notching out Fayetteville, as there are some neat small towns down in that corner.

    Enjoy the ride and move some TAGs!
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    Neat pic, Victor! Nice shallow Depth of Field. Awesome! I love riding around the Carthage area and I know right where that mural is.

    Now to get some ice stuffed into the pockets of my riding pants and jacket. It's gonna be a HOT one. Yeah, maybe later if the thunderboomers don't get too active.
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    Tag!

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    Tag is in Troy

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    Well, I thought of going for it but the Guzzi fuel gauge and/or EFI pump decided to act weird, didn't feel like camping near Troy, so I called it off.:photogNow to pull it out, inspect and replace the plastic factory filter, I need a bit of 3/8 submersible fuel resistant hose which is unobtanium apparently at the local stores..
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    I found the Scotch cemetery quite interesting. I'm Scottish-Irish and some of the markers were Morrison, my Mother's side. I'll be taking my Mom over to see it one day, as she and her sister are into the Genealogy research of our family.

    Obtaining proper fuel line can be frustrating. Most of the generic auto parts store grade stuff might be the correct inner diameter, but it seems like every time I have to replace an OEM Japanese (motorcycles, and my Toyota forklift built in the early 90's) the OEM line is much smaller outer diameter, and maybe has to pass through a tight spot along the way it's routed, or a small hole. Or it's molded a certain way to not kink when it's routed at a 90 degree angle in a difficult to access location. I recently overhauled the carb on an old chipper/shredder with a Tecumseh engine. The fuel line went through a tight spot, and the OEM line went through no problem when I removed it (and ended up putting it back anyway) since the much larger outer diameter hose was not going to fit and there was no safe way to re-route it. Then the OEM hose clamp won't fit either.

    Good luck with your project.
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    I'll get the goose going Chris, just a matter of patience. Dealing with it has taught me few things and I love that. For what is worth, some folks from actual Scotland these days complained of the term Scotch (and on that sign) and said it should be removed and changed. I was intrigued, as am not a native speaker.
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