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Old 11-11-2011, 10:34 AM   #76
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I hope I'm not revealing just how dense I am here, but I cannot figure out these clues. I'm pretty sure i've got the route number, and there's more than one not too far from Charlottesville, but doggonneit I just can't seem to nail down any of the rest of it. Gonna try riding out to one of them today, the closest one to Buck Mountain Ford and see if it looks different from the ground than it does from Google Maps.

And in the meantime, since I'm off work early today, I'm going after the Valley Tag, looks like it's in a pretty cool spot, and it's a lot closer than it's last spot, and it's not in the valley, I'm planning to keep it that way.
I also cannot figure this one out! I hope you do!!! I noticed the valley tag is on our side of the mountain this time. Go get 'em both! We might get yours tomorrow! Another great weekend to ride :)

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Old 11-11-2011, 10:56 AM   #77
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I also cannot figure this one out
+3. I have an idea where it is. Somewhere in Central Va!

There is another tag, besides the valley tag, not too far away.
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Old 11-12-2011, 12:06 AM   #78
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+3. I have an idea where it is. Somewhere in Central Va!

There is another tag, besides the valley tag, not too far away.
OK, so, I got the valley tag today, and kept it out of the valley, and I'm planning to grab the NW Virginia tag tomorrow morning. Still deciding on a spot to stick the duck, and I'm staying up way too late trying to figure out the Damn Charlottesville Tag spot. What am I missing!?!?!?!?!?!?
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:00 AM   #79
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Do you think we can get another clue on the Charlottesville tag? We went out last night looking for it with no success. Seems others are also quite baffled. It sure is a good one! Can we get more help?
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:29 AM   #80
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Do you think we can get another clue on the Charlottesville tag?
Tag games ARE about the ride...to the tag, NOT researching for hours on end and running all over the country side looking to see if you can "find" it...

grizz47 needs to come back here and post a solvable clue(s).
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Old 11-12-2011, 02:36 PM   #81
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Old 11-12-2011, 06:56 PM   #82
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more cluee

Dang it!
Its taken three attempts to post this message.

"Browns Gap and the turnpike were used briefly during the Civil War. On May 2, 1862, at the beginning of his Valley Campaign, Stonewall Jackson marched his entire army through Browns Gap. From June 9 to June 12, after the Battle of Port Republic at the end of the Valley Campaign, Jackson's army camped in and near Browns Gap.
On September 25, 1864, General Jubal Early and his army, after their defeat at Winchester, fortified themselves here and fought off Sheridan's attacks for two days while awaiting reinforcements.
The turnpike is now a park fire road. On the west it's Madison Run fire road; it descends five miles to the park boundary, where it becomes SR 663. The lower end of the Madison Run hollow is worth exploring (experienced hikers only). On the east, the Browns Gap fire road goes a little more than three miles to the park boundary, where it becomes SR 629."

This together with the earlier posts should answer any questions.
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:50 PM   #83
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Dang it!
Its taken three attempts to post this message.

"Browns Gap and the turnpike were used briefly during the Civil War. On May 2, 1862, at the beginning of his Valley Campaign, Stonewall Jackson marched his entire army through Browns Gap. From June 9 to June 12, after the Battle of Port Republic at the end of the Valley Campaign, Jackson's army camped in and near Browns Gap.
On September 25, 1864, General Jubal Early and his army, after their defeat at Winchester, fortified themselves here and fought off Sheridan's attacks for two days while awaiting reinforcements.
The turnpike is now a park fire road. On the west it's Madison Run fire road; it descends five miles to the park boundary, where it becomes SR 663. The lower end of the Madison Run hollow is worth exploring (experienced hikers only). On the east, the Browns Gap fire road goes a little more than three miles to the park boundary, where it becomes SR 629."

This together with the earlier posts should answer any questions.
Much better...in a round about way. I've got the spot.
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:45 PM   #84
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Perfect!

Can't wait until one of us grab so I can tell you all our mistake ... We are down a bike so maybe we will head out two up on my little dr and try to race you to it in the morning ;-)
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Old 11-12-2011, 09:33 PM   #85
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"Browns Gap and the turnpike were used briefly during the Civil War. On May 2, 1862, at the beginning of his Valley Campaign, Stonewall Jackson marched his entire army through Browns Gap. From June 9 to June 12, after the Battle of Port Republic at the end of the Valley Campaign, Jackson's army camped in and near Browns Gap.
On September 25, 1864, General Jubal Early and his army, after their defeat at Winchester, fortified themselves here and fought off Sheridan's attacks for two days while awaiting reinforcements.
The turnpike is now a park fire road. On the west it's Madison Run fire road; it descends five miles to the park boundary, where it becomes SR 663. The lower end of the Madison Run hollow is worth exploring (experienced hikers only). On the east, the Browns Gap fire road goes a little more than three miles to the park boundary, where it becomes SR 629."

This together with the earlier posts should answer any questions.
Well, now that you put it that way it all makes sense! Seriously Wish I'd a figured that out yesterday when I rode out to Crozet from Greene!!!

Hmm, how early am I willing to get up tomorrow before work? Yeah, work on a Sunday, bleck!. It would make 3 different tags in 3 consecutive days though. That'd be sweet.
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:17 AM   #86
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Didn't get up in time. See do is still up for grabs.
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But how early is early? That is the question.
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Apparently 12:00 noon is early enough. After two weeks high up on browns gap turnpike off rt 810 near Crozet see do is ready to get a move on!

Looking for new tag spot now.

Oh and this road was rough. I should not be up here with my broken skid plate, but there ya go.
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New tag spot for SeeDo!

Here's the clues:

Though the road he's on is not in the valley, it could be considered Shenandoah's Pride.

Many cars have crashed here, but none by accident (that I know of). Some crashes even happened on TV.

This road is within the boundaries of NWVA tag, but just barely.

SeeDo is buried up to his eyes in mulch directly behind the fire hydrant behind my bike in this picture:
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:40 AM   #90
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New tag spot for SeeDo!

Heres the clues:

Though the road he's on is not in the valley, it could be considered Shenandoahs Pride.

Many cars have crashed here, but none by accident ( that I know of). Some crashes even happened on TV.

This road is within the boundaries of the NWVA tag o Rama, but just barely.

SeeDo is buried up to his eyes in mulch directly behind the fire hydrant behind my bike in this picture:
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