Northern VA Tag-o-rama!

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by zcooney, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. inhousebob

    inhousebob mostly vertical

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    Tag!
    The signs say it all...
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    Ali rests behind the right hand post holding up the big sign in the second photo. No "A" was placed as the grass is long and made it difficult. Plus there were a raft of kids hanging around and I had to be sneaky. Ali is sitting on the ground, hidden in the long grass, right against the post.
    Happy hunting!
  2. RocketMan

    RocketMan Out Rocketing

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    Ha! Been going there to walk the trails and photograph, lots of nice trails back in there and always quiet.
    RM
  3. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer Supporter

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    Then . . . why don't you GRAB the gator, RM?

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  4. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer Supporter

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    Grab!

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    Tag!

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    Text clues? Name of restaurant: Think, first name, name for general geographical area south of the border between Maryland and Pennsylvania [a line said to have been surveyed by Mr. Mason and Mr. Dixon; said to be the most important/significant border in American history]; and, second name . . . was it Ezekiel (Chapter 37) who saw these dry, calcium-rich solid structures, "walk around." Word is, they "roll" in Vegas; at least, they did before the pandemic!
  5. inhousebob

    inhousebob mostly vertical

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    Grab! In front of Dixie Bones BBQ, 13440 Occoquan Rd, Woodbridge. Corner of Route 1.
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  6. inhousebob

    inhousebob mostly vertical

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    Ali rode along to help me deliver some shirts to a costumer in Maryland, then we headed back across the river to find a resting spot.
    We were going to cross the river on a ferry run by Josias Clapham way back in 1757, but it ain't running at the moment. So we crossed a bridge and found the road named after that ferry. We followed it to the end and found the road closed so we backtracked about a quarter mile or so and Ali noticed this big old hollow tree by the side of the road...
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    A closer look...
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    And here you can see Ali resting comfortably in the hollow.
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    The entirety of this road is gravel but you can approach it from some paved roads to avoid a lot of the gravel. I had no trouble on my road bike but look carefully for a spot to turn around as the road is kind of narrow toward the end. The tree is down in a borraditch, so climb gingerly.
    This tag is WAY outside the beltway :-)
    Happy hunting!
  7. lunderdog

    lunderdog Adventurer

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    Grab.

    Took the pastabike out to Sprinks Ferry Rd. Leesburg approx 1/4 mile away from the ferry fromarly known as Clapham's Ferry (AKA Sprinks Ferry, AKA Riverside on the Potomac). 44023-44363 State Rte 657Leesburg, VA 20176 accordning to Google.

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  8. lunderdog

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    Tag.

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    Turn 180 degrees from the enterance shown in the first picture. There is a rock by the side of the road. Ali is tucked behind it, lightly covered by the grass and leaves.

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  9. inhousebob

    inhousebob mostly vertical

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    Not sure if Ali has ever ridden in such style! Sweet bike.
  10. lunderdog

    lunderdog Adventurer

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    Finally got plates for it so I can legally ride it after waiting a month and a half. I picked it up right before this pandemic kicked off and shut down the DMV. But I am not a scofflaw that would ride around the neighborhood with some fictitious plates...
  11. inhousebob

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    That is probably smart. Things will get back to normal soon, I hope. Meanwhile, enjoy the relatively less crowded roads!
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  12. inhousebob

    inhousebob mostly vertical

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    Grab!
    Waterford Union of Churches cemetery, Fairfax st. Waterford, VA.
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    Nice ride out there and back. Perfect day and not much traffic.
  13. inhousebob

    inhousebob mostly vertical

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    Tag!
    This was a fail as far as tags go. It seemed like a good idea but now I am having a heck of a time coming up with clues to get you there. The hints I have come up with are krap. They are slippery as an eel. Additionally, I have gotten the clues all backward. But if you grub around, you can see Ali and be on your way.
    Anyhow, once you are in the ballpark, look for a kiddie playground. It is a bit down hill from a library. Looking at the first photo, you will see steps behind the bike...
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    A closer look. Notice the playground in the back and the steps between the bike and the playground...
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    Ali is next to the middle step on the side of the steps closer to the playground...
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    Ali is lightly covered with leaves and such and marked very subtly with an A.
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    Maybe too vague. Let me know if I need to revise.
    Have fun!
  14. Carpski

    Carpski Adventurer

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    Grab.

    Leesburg, Va Ida Lee Park tot lot.

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    If anyone has a Wee and wants to swap me for a stock exhaust let me know!
  15. Carpski

    Carpski Adventurer

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    Tag.

    Mount up your horse and take a ride out to a small town that is near the intersection of road named after a type of furnace that Ts with a road that has a relationship to a famous candy bar. Just west of the intersection there is a short stone wall. At wall end Ali is in hiding.
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  16. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Long timer Supporter

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    Well, I know exactly where that is. Can I get there before getting Bruce’d?
  17. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer Supporter

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    Carpski, don't you mean, ".tol tot kraP eeL adI aV ,grubseeL"?

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  18. Carpski

    Carpski Adventurer

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    The dyslexia at work again. :D
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  19. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer Supporter

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    (Best John McNamara voice impersenation.) Are you SERIOUS, HarveyMushman? After all this time? Surely, you jest! :lol2

    Shorter answer: "No."

    But, stay tuned! Watch this space! NLT vespers Thursday, June 25, expect a profound tag displayed.

    Teaser "trailers" on the grab follow.

    Historic site en route to Ali's lair:

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    "Dashing and splashing, the mill wheel goes 'round,
    All the world's waiting for corn to be ground!"

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    Nor far from Ali's rock hideaway.
  20. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Long timer Supporter

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    Shit, I forgot. I went by the spot twice this weekend, didn't even think of stopping for the grab. Oops. :lol2