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Old 08-14-2012, 07:59 AM   #1546
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..ahem..

I hear tell some folks had started enjoying the fact that the game had fallen to page 5 and were planning a really nice trip up to fetch it. It was NOT going to sit up there through the long dark.

Good grab. Where to next?
.. lol .. aha .. a ring leader comes forth ..

.. and yeah .. where to next?? .. I gotta couple of days off starting tomorrow and no obligations to get in the way ..
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:53 AM   #1547
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Wonder how far south it will come???
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:00 AM   #1548
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The hero of Matewan was murdered by Baldwin-Felts detectives on August 1, 1921 on the steps of the McDowel County courthouse in Welch, WV. The tag is his gravesite.



The marker is located at the top of the hill.

The Matewan massacre, and events leading up to it, are the subject of the 1987 film "Matewan" by John Sayles. Much of the film was shot at Thurmond, WV. Also google "Battle of Blair Mountain" if you're interested in reading more about the West Virginia coal wars.


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Old 08-15-2012, 07:04 AM   #1549
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The hero of Matewan was murdered by Baldwin-Felts detectives on August 1, 1921 on the steps of the McDowel County courthouse in Welch, WV. The tag is his gravesite.

The marker is located at the top of the hill.


The Matewan massacre, and events leading up to it, are the subject of the 1987 film "Matewan" by John Sayles. Also google "Battle of Blair Mountain" if you're interested in reading more about the West Virginia coal wars.
That is such a cool tag! I love history in the tags when we can get it. Anything that really makes a spot noteworthy. Great work!
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:54 AM   #1550
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:14 AM   #1551
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.. an awesome drop brother .. very kewl ..


(I hear the Mighty Duc warming up already) ..
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:56 AM   #1552
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really cool tag! I did a little reading.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:18 AM   #1553
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really cool tag! I did a little reading.
Yes, Vey cool history lesson. Lots of coal mining in this area too...If I ever get my hands on this tag I have some good ideas. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lattimer_massacre





I promise I won't bring it up here for the cold weather
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:10 PM   #1554
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Glad y'all are enjoying the new tag– it is some interesting history. The film is definitely worth seeing. Tagging is a good thing for those with OCD tendencies

I had a nice ride going for the Appalachian Gap tag. I rode up to visit in NY and did a 750 mile two-up ride through the Catskills and Adirondacks to get it. Around 1800 for the weekend. Managed to stay dry until last night, then had to ride through a few frog choker t-storms to get home. Tried to wait them out and by that time it was late and dark too. The trucks were slowed down to 40mph on the slab with flashers on. Now I know which pieces of gear are waterproof and which aren't.

I happen to have another live tag at the site of the shooting in my local club game. The straight line distance between the two is about half the actual riding distance––on the main US highway in the area. No straight roads to be found around there. This Appalachian game has huge potential. Hope we can keep it active and keep finding great places to ride.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:41 PM   #1555
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This Appalachian game has huge potential. Hope we can keep it active and keep finding great places to ride.
Yeah I liked the idea. I'm not averse to expanding the "region" a little to incorporate great riding and tagging sites. Just as I've already let the 24 hour rule be more of a guidline than a rule. It'd be fun to get this tag to travel to the extremes of its boundaries one year.
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:24 PM   #1556
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Nice drop nealcassady! I was through Welch a little over a month ago headed for Huntington WVa. Neat area and fun roads! They do a nice job of painting their water reservoirs I noticed. I think we followed mostly 16 and 10 going up and dodging coal trucks over the yellow
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:52 AM   #1557
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Yeah I liked the idea. I'm not averse to expanding the "region" a little to incorporate great riding and tagging sites. Just as I've already let the 24 hour rule be more of a guidline than a rule. It'd be fun to get this tag to travel to the extremes of its boundaries one year.
I don't think it's necessary to expand the region––a big attraction is that it's always in the mountains. What makes a tag game great is the mentality and dedication of the players, and I doubt that part can be defined. Not sure if this is the place, but... fanatics who won't hesitate to do a big ride, who can't stand to see a tag languish, who take as much pride in placing as in making a grab, camaraderie among the players and in the thread... I could go on. In some games the opposite of these are the reality and the level of play diminishes to the point of why bother. There needs to be a format where the game is played with substantial enthusiasm, and what better playing field than the Appalachian Mountains? A thousand years from now sociologists will not be kind to societies that grab and dump. I think about these things too much.


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Nice drop nealcassady! I was through Welch a little over a month ago headed for Huntington WVa. Neat area and fun roads! They do a nice job of painting their water reservoirs I noticed. I think we followed mostly 16 and 10 going up and dodging coal trucks over the yellow
Yea man, great riding through there. I read your thread. No coal trucks on Sundays. Still have to watch the coal dust on the roads though. That stuff can be as slick as %$#@, especially when it's damp. Always going to be drivers cutting across the center lines. Forty thousand dollar pickups in front of rusting double wides, satellite dishes, washing machines on front porches and the purdiest water towers in the country! Gotta love it. I just hope they stay focused on decorating those water towers rather than improving roads. Hope you rode 10 north of Matoaka!
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:37 PM   #1558
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:22 PM   #1559
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I don't think it's necessary to expand the region––a big attraction is that it's always in the mountains. What makes a tag game great is the mentality and dedication of the players, and I doubt that part can be defined. Not sure if this is the place, but... fanatics who won't hesitate to do a big ride, who can't stand to see a tag languish, who take as much pride in placing as in making a grab, camaraderie among the players and in the thread... I could go on. In some games the opposite of these are the reality and the level of play diminishes to the point of why bother. There needs to be a format where the game is played with substantial enthusiasm, and what better playing field than the Appalachian Mountains? A thousand years from now sociologists will not be kind to societies that grab and dump. I think about these things too much.




Yea man, great riding through there. I read your thread. No coal trucks on Sundays. Still have to watch the coal dust on the roads though. That stuff can be as slick as %$#@, especially when it's damp. Always going to be drivers cutting across the center lines. Forty thousand dollar pickups in front of rusting double wides, satellite dishes, washing machines on front porches and the purdiest water towers in the country! Gotta love it. I just hope they stay focused on decorating those water towers rather than improving roads. Hope you rode 10 north of Matoaka!
Yup! We were on 10 thru Gilbert, Man, Logan all the way to I-64 at Huntington..good stuff!
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