North American Tag-O-Rama!

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  1. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    The Concours will likely outlast me. Original rear brakes replaced yesterday with ~45K on them...
  2. MAN OF BLUES

    MAN OF BLUES COG #5977 EX-TECH EDITOR

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    my feelings exactly...
  3. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    You can probably find one or two in eastern TN, typically on sunny days.
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  4. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    Luis should have his new, temporary home within a couple hours...
    Approximately 145 miles SSW of the previous tag site via slab.
  5. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    New tag. Continuing the Civil War theme
    Goldsborough Bridge Battlefield
    a little south of Goldsboro, NC

    Parking area:
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    Satellite view showing location of trail at the top right of the area. Parking area is at the top left:
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    Walk down this trail - it was 24 paces for me from this bridge:
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    You'll see this tree on the left about 10-15 feet off the trail with the dead tree in front of it:
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    Just behind it, you'll see this tree with the sapling next to it:
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    I jammed a dead branch in the ground to mark its location:
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    I just kicked some leaves away and recovered it here:
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  6. MAN OF BLUES

    MAN OF BLUES COG #5977 EX-TECH EDITOR

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    nice.... I have the "big book" on battlefields.. and also have been there when I was doing the "North/South, Generals ride" planning many years ago for COG.... 4 thumbs up...
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  7. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    Six week bump.
    Dang. Tried to make this an easy one....
  8. turtlemoye

    turtlemoye I'd rather not be online. Supporter

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    The history of the tag makes it interesting but the area itself I find pretty boring. That thing needs to be in the mountains where it's 10-20* cooler this time of year. Maybe we'll get lucky and someone headed to the beach next week will move it.
  9. XJ99

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    Dang! Back in NC? I thought this would be up in Alaska by now....
  10. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    You're three hours one way if you avoid slab, so I get that. There are a metric shitload of folks within an hour though. The ride up I-85 and I-95 to get the previous one wasn't my favorite ride of the year...:deal But it was a hooky day from work, so there's that.
  11. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    Here.... Do this before your Alaska trip:

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  12. XJ99

    XJ99 SFV650

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    Yeah, just have to finish putting the bike back together.

    Been busy!
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  13. Flasher

    Flasher Been here awhile

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    Hot and sweaty grab.

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  14. Flasher

    Flasher Been here awhile

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    Was a long day. 550+ miles for 2 tags. Just got home.
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  15. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    Good grab! :clap:clap:clap
    The weather was about the same when I dropped it. I did walk the entire perimeter counter clockwise looking for a place to hide the thing in full gear...
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  16. Flasher

    Flasher Been here awhile

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    Made two laps and gave up. Left to get the eastern tag and came back for another try. Was about to call it the day when I found the bridge. It was covered with sand and not visible. It is now uncovered. It was uncovered and about a foot from the tree. Luis said that the jets keep him awake was trying to escape.
    We took the day off today for some R&R. I promised him we would find him a new home this weekend. You know what happens when someone places one around the BRP. "POOF , There Gone"
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  17. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    Dude, sorry. I tried to make it as easy as I could to walk right to it. Glad you were able to find it.
  18. Flasher

    Flasher Been here awhile

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    I think the rain washed the sand over the bridge. The search makes the find sweeter.
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    wb57 Long timer

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    Glad it was uncovered and easy to spot once you got there. I figured it was off the trail just enough so that if it did become uncovered, it wouldn't be visible to a casual hiker.
  20. Flasher

    Flasher Been here awhile

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    Well after a late start and some rain, Luis said that he liked the area and wouldn't mind a little quiet time at his location. The road in is paved except the last short section which is packed gravel. Good for all types of bikes.

    New tag
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    Find this broken tree behind the sign. Luis is behind it. Have fun and be safe.
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