New Improved Richmond VA Tag-O-Rama

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by jgiacobbe, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. MAN OF BLUES

    MAN OF BLUES COG #5977 EX-TECH EDITOR

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    it's a BIG area... many great roads north, in the "zone".. whatever happend to the other "zone" that did the eastern (hampton rd's) area...?"
  2. Ludicrous Speed

    Ludicrous Speed Been here awhile

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    Well, I'll be interested in this. Can we actually keep it going?
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  3. blalor

    blalor Been here awhile Supporter

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    The ball’s in Jacob’s court, now. ;-)
  4. riderjacob

    riderjacob Been here awhile

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    The new spot is VERY close to James River High School with a view overlooking the river. Bring some snacks and drinks and grab this photo while watching the sunset. This is one of my favorite spots around for just that!

    Look like there will be some great weather tonight to head out!

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  5. Mike Garner

    Mike Garner Time longer

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    If only I had a motorcycle at the moment... I've been there a million times.
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  6. riderjacob

    riderjacob Been here awhile

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    Were you able to grab it yesterday?
  7. Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Sic Semper Tyrannis Plays with Banjos, Boats and Bikes...

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    I did not get it....
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  8. Mike Garner

    Mike Garner Time longer

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  9. Ludicrous Speed

    Ludicrous Speed Been here awhile

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    Well, since nobody else wanted to do this, I guess I have to cross the damn river to pick up after the rest of you slackers :augie

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    Next spot will be up in 30 minutes or so.
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  10. Mike Garner

    Mike Garner Time longer

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  11. Ludicrous Speed

    Ludicrous Speed Been here awhile

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    And here we go.

    Bonus points if you get it with a train :D

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  12. Mike Garner

    Mike Garner Time longer

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    Grab. Ashland Amtrak station.

    Missed the morning's train...
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  13. Ludicrous Speed

    Ludicrous Speed Been here awhile

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    Nice! It was blind luck the train was coming through. I actually took the pic, was getting ready to post it and heard the horn and thought to myself "What's better than a pic of the train station? A pic with a train at the train station!"

    BTW, love the new bike, Mike!
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  14. Mike Garner

    Mike Garner Time longer

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    From one point along the tracks to another.
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  15. Ludicrous Speed

    Ludicrous Speed Been here awhile

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    Doesn't count. Those are NS tracks, the Ashland station is CSX. :amazon
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  16. MAN OF BLUES

    MAN OF BLUES COG #5977 EX-TECH EDITOR

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    gotta love the "first tag, on a New Bike" smell don't ya?
    Nice..

    (trains come thru there all day long, pretty much every hour or so...), I used to sit there when I was doing TOR anywhere near Ashland, as it had a nice shady spot, with picnic tables, and I always got great "reception" when I was using my "Ntelos Air Card"... before I got a cell phone that was "smart"..

    Got a picture there on one of my computers, when some old woman was crossing the tracks, and turned her car west, before the actual side street,in front of the IronHorse, and drove the car down the tracks almost to the beer/wine shop, before she "wedged it in".. man, that was a real panic situation, cops road crew, and railraod people frantically trying to contact the next train, before it came thru.. they actually got the trains all "stopped", 2 were sitting in opposite directions,both sides of 54, while they "extracted" the woman's "car"

    Glad to see you guys resurrecting, and keeping the TOR alive, i have to say, playing that game there, on my new bike, was probably the most fun I've ever had, on 2 wheels.. the places I saw, photographed, researched, were life changing.
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  17. riderjacob

    riderjacob Been here awhile

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    Glad to have a tag so close to home! IMG_3143.JPG
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  18. riderjacob

    riderjacob Been here awhile

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    Here's a location about 15 min away. In MIDLOthian we have some of the oldest mining shafts in the country. In 2004 these MINEs and the surrounding area was converted to a park for the locals to enjoy.

    Take a trip to this location and take a stroll down the walking trails or relax near the local LOCH where this photo was taken.

    I wasn't able to get any signs in the photo so I added a few hints. IMG_3147.JPG

    Bonus points if you take a photo with some extra tires on the back lol
  19. Mike Garner

    Mike Garner Time longer

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    Grab. Midlothian Mines Park, Woolridge Rd.

    Believe this is at least the 2nd drop in this location?

    New drop later/tomorrow.
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  20. Mike Garner

    Mike Garner Time longer

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    Privately built in 1902, it became part of the Chesterfield Country library system in 1967 only to be closed as the result of Rattlesnake in 1975.

    ETA: When you grab the tag, make sure to check out the post office across the street.

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