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Old 06-05-2011, 05:47 PM   #31
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New Tag!

That's right! Just what you've all been waiting for

















It's a new TAG!!!!!
And it does come with a story

But first the new tag



This is the money shot. More details to follow.
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:36 PM   #32
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So the story goes...

I had just come back from a couple days riding and camping with pnoman, (I'm sure he's about to post up a ride report just anytime ), so I had my bike geared up for highway riding and I had just had time to put my new Mefo on the rear. And as you can see from the photo BuffWV had just converted his bike to the Super Ninja, complete with very high gearing. We haven't been able to get time to ride at the same time for a couple of weeks, so we took off this afternoon to get this tag going.
We decided on a place to go for the tag and in true ADV style decided we would try a new way to get there
It started off well enough, then I decided to see where my gps would decide to take us.

Now anyone that has a Garmin 76 knows that they are somewhat unpredictable when it comes to routing. This has caused me trouble a few times, but I still try it on occasion.

Even this started out pretty well. It turned off the road I had planned on traveling, but we decided to go with it anyway. We hit some nice gravel roads and Buff was



Then we got back to blacktop and were tooling along, when Gamin said turn off. this looked a little bit questionable, but why not.

After a few water crossings





We hit one that was a little deeper and I must have picked up a little bit of water because my bike skipped a few beats. I stopped to make sure everything was ok.





Buff decided to wash up a little bit while he was waiting...





























He's kind of funny that way!

He seemed to be ok, so picked the bike up and moved on. Then I found him stopped again. What's wrong with this picture?




Now to some people this would be a problem, but Buff just said "Oh well, I still have a front brake!"

He decided he would stay in front after that to help avoid playing bumper cars.







There were a few muddy spots. Of course I don't have pictures of the worst ones because I was too busy trying to stay upright.








At this point I was thinking the Mefo did better than I expected in the mud. More on that later.

We finally got out of the mud and water crossings and found some more nice roads.



Then we got to the tag location.

Another post coming with more information.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:00 PM   #33
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This here is better than Pulp Fiction.
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:11 AM   #34
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Ok, back to some tag information.
Here is the original courthouse. The main structure was built in 1895.



The courthouse with some of it's additions.



There was a sheriff's office and jail built around 1902 and an addition to connect the two in 1939.

There's this hugh block of coal out front



This was brought out in the 1930's. I'll leave it to the next tagger to decide about more information on this.

They also have a very nice veterans memorial out front.







Now while I was fooling around taking pictures and such, Buff decided he would try to improve his brake.



Didn't work!




As you can see (at the end of my lousy arrow) his problems only got worse. Guess we'll be taking it easy going home

Next, a quick (almost) trip home.
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:15 AM   #35
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On our nice leisurely ride home This time Buff decided to take a short cut.
Looks kind of familiar



Then we got to the "only gnarly section" on the trail.
I didn't make it up the hill the first time. In trying to get taken off again my camera fell out of my pocket and I stepped on it, so no pictures of this area!!
This and the next couple of nonexistent gnarly areas were steep, muddy and rocky. My Mefo let me down a little bit on these. That combined with being geared too high.
We finally turned around and went back and made it back.







Someone will have to ask Buff about this last picture.















Have a good ride!
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:35 AM   #36
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When I say give it a little gas I dont mean pin the throttle....
And who took it slow coming back we didnt, brakes just slow ya down who needs them
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:37 PM   #37
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Got back and found out the last few miles was on an almost flat rear tire. New tuff tube the inside of the
tube split like it had dry rotted. Less than 100 miles...
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:39 AM   #38
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You guys are NUTS!

All this just to get to the next county over?? Well done.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:22 AM   #39
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So the story goes...

I had just come back from a couple days riding and camping with pnoman, (I'm sure he's about to post up a ride report just anytime ), so I had my bike geared up for highway riding and I had just had time to put my new Mefo on the rear. And as you can see from the photo BuffWV had just converted his bike to the Super Ninja, complete with very high gearing. We haven't been able to get time to ride at the same time for a couple of weeks, so we took off this afternoon to get this tag going.
We decided on a place to go for the tag and in true ADV style decided we would try a new way to get there
It started off well enough, then I decided to see where my gps would decide to take us.

Now anyone that has a Garmin 76 knows that they are somewhat unpredictable when it comes to routing. This has caused me trouble a few times, but I still try it on occasion.

Even this started out pretty well. It turned off the road I had planned on traveling, but we decided to go with it anyway. We hit some nice gravel roads and Buff was



Then we got back to blacktop and were tooling along, when Gamin said turn off. this looked a little bit questionable, but why not.

After a few water crossings



.............Then we got to the tag location.

Another post coming with more information.
Where in webster county was this road? do you have gps coordinates? Thanks
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:23 PM   #40
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Some of this was still in Braxton.

N38 34.331 W80 37.850 was the first one.
N38 27.554 W80 30.725, although I'm not going to guarantee these are correct. this is what Garmin Basecamp says!
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:35 PM   #41
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You guys are NUTS!

All this just to get to the next county over?? Well done.
Ya'll wondered what took them so long! They've been riding this whole time between the first and second tags, it's just been eventful!
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:45 AM   #42
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Some of this was still in Braxton.

N38 34.331 W80 37.850 was the first one.
N38 27.554 W80 30.725, although I'm not going to guarantee these are correct. this is what Garmin Basecamp says!
Thanks I will check that out, if it is off it doesn't matter since I will still be out riding the bike.
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:27 AM   #43
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Just because we were slow getting the tag going, doesn't mean everyone eles has to be.
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Webster County Courthouse in Addison, oops, Webster Springs.







Nice Veterans' Memorial - stop for a visit when you're in town.

I didn't try the water out of the Salt Sulphur well, even though it was 101* temps.
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This courthouse is located in the city where Gen Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was born.





Bonus points for the Stonewall Jackson statue located just to the left of the front steps. (See next photos)








Inscription on the statue's base.
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