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Old 01-29-2010, 10:27 AM   #76
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I got home on Tuesday around 4:15 and start working on the lights again, ate dinner and finished up around 6:30, put my tools away and I headed out the door to test out my new lights.

The State Tag was still available so I headed for Oceanville and The Noyes Museum of Art.

I got there at 8:25.


Interesting place.
And the building has an unusual layout if you look at an aerial view.





They had an exhibit of pictures from WeirdNJ.
If you look at the link you will notice a picture that looks very familiar!

If I had known, I could have given them some pictures to show.

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I must say that the lights worked like I expected.
And no one seemed to complain about them either.

I dropped the State Tag before going to work the next day.


This is a Milestone indicating it is 15 Miles to the BIG "C" [Camden].


It is located at the edge of a short stone wall around this building.


From what I can tell this building currently belongs to the Methodist Church two doors down.
You can see the bell tower in this picture facing east.


Here is a picture facing west.


Exciting isn't it ?

The link here says the white building in the background is the former Town Hall.

I've driven by this thing probably thousands of times over the last 25 years and never knew it was there.
I used the hardware store that was across the street and never noticed it over there.

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Old 01-29-2010, 10:59 AM   #78
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I enjoy'd seeing all your pics, especially when all i can do is look at pics instead of riding now i must ask, what are these "tags" your talking about? i guess i dont get it.
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Back to some old stuff.

The second tag I ever got was this.


Imagine that !
Another Muffler Man/Woman !

I was in North Carolina for a week and had watched on-line while people were placing tags all around my area.
We left NC early (not on the bike) and got home about 9 hours later.

After unpacking and getting settled I checked the State Tag and here is this former Uniroyal Girl that I had planned on tagging at some point.
Someone beat me to it.

Oh well !
But beings I knew where it was I decided to take another ride.
Not as long as our NC trip!

Fortunately I remembered how to ride the bike after a week and found the place with no problem and got there just before dark.

I could not reproduce a picture of her riding my bike like I did with the Halfwit, so I did the next best thing and had her ride with me.


Here is another shot I took in case the other one didn't turn out.



They actually call this statue Nitro Girl.

She started life as a Muffler Man Uniroyal Gal.

They aparently made a bobble head doll for of her too.



I would guess that Nitro Girl comes from the sign you see where they use nitrogen to inflate tires instead of compressed air.

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I enjoy'd seeing all your pics, especially when all i can do is look at pics instead of riding now i must ask, what are these "tags" your talking about? i guess i dont get it.
The game is called Tag-O-Rama.
One of the riders in our state started the Garden State Tag-O-Rama.
Here is the thread.
The rules are explained on the first post, but here are the basics.

Rules are easy...

The "Tag" can be any object. It will be the object directly behing the bike in the photo.

#1 - Find the tag and reproduce the photo (as best as possible). The first person to post a found tag gets to place the next tag. If you get a photo, but somebody else posts their picture first, you lose.

#2 - Go to a new location and park your bike in front of something, get the photo and post it here. Give a few hints so the next person can figure out where the tag is located. Try to place the tags in interesting locations, maybe a bit of history that can be found down some nice twisties.



The basic idea is it is a tag game with motorcycles.
For instance, I was the first person to the Noyes Museum and post my picture on the above thread.
As the first person to do so I get to place/drop a new tag anywhere in the Garden State/New Jersey that I want (the Milestone Marker).

The same rider also later started a South Jersey Tag-O-Rama where the tags need to be placed below I-195 which pretty much divides the state into north and south.

The reason I keep refering to them is that these are the places I have been riding to since I found this thread.

For some reason it is very addicting !

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Old 01-29-2010, 01:30 PM   #81
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The reason I even mention the Tag numbers and names is in case anyone from New Jersey wants to see the same places.
With that informaion they will know what to look for.
The "ALL NJ Tags List" in my signature are all of the Tags done in New Jersey so anyone can look up the town a tag is in and go there if they want to.
My map, which I also put in my signature, has the same purpose, but with less information.
The more information that gets put on the maps the longer they take to load so I am trying to keep that to a minimum.
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:21 PM   #82
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I had gotten Nitro Girl the day before Memorial Day.
I had a tag in mind that was patriotic in nature.


This is Beverly National Cemetery.







The original cemetery was established in 1863 and consisted of one acre.
It was expanded in 1936, 1937, 1948, and 1951 to its present size.
It is nice to honor our service men and women who served our country.


When I got to the cemetery I had forgotten that they would probably have ceremonies here.
This fine Marine had asked if I wanted him to take a picture of me next to my bike.
I in turn asked if he would not mind if I took a picture of him next to my bike.
He graciously accepted.
I talked with him for a little while until he had other duties to attend.
He is a fine credit to his family, the Marines and his Country.


I found this to be a sobering site.


The website says that out of the original 147 Union Soldiers buried here, only 10 are unknown.

This gentleman is a Medal of Honor Recipient from the Civil War.


What struck me about Serg. Strasbaugh is that he was from Maryland, he was wounded at the first battle of Petersburg, VA, after which he was transported to a hospital here in Beverly where he died.
In doing the genealogy of my family my great, great, great grandfather was wounded at the Siege of Petersbug near the end of the war and was transported to a hospital in Fairfax, VA where he died of his wounds.
That connection pulled at my heart.

State Tag #243 Beverly National Cemetery

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Old 01-30-2010, 06:22 AM   #83
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Hey PC, try polishing your headlight lens. They tend to get foggy after twenty years, it should help. Nice RR.
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:07 AM   #84
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Hey PC, try polishing your headlight lens. They tend to get foggy after twenty years, it should help. Nice RR.
Thank you exoff-roadgoat.

The problem isn't the light intensity, but the places where no light shines.
But any extra light will help of course.
What kind of polish should I use?
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Here are some more roads in New Jersey that I was on yesterday.

This is Route 70 headed East.


Not a very exciting road.
It is pretty straight, and there is little else out here except what you see.
On this end of it anyway.
The western end of this road ends near Camden and is busy all of the time.

I had been on this road for about 20 miles at this point, and it all pretty much looked like this.

The speed limit here is 55.
It use to be 50.
That was one boring ride at 50 mph.

One of the things I remember from my early years of driving is that most of the roads in this area were concrete, so you had those expansion joints about every 15 feet, and your car would start to bob up and down as you constantly rode over them.
You can see where they are with those dark black strips going across the road in the picture.
The seams start to come through the pavement after a while, but the sensation is not there.

You will see more roads in some pictures later, but this is the road I wanted to take home.
This is County Route 532.
One of my favorite motorcycle roads.
It is not challenging, but it is not boring like most of the roads in the Pine Barrens.
You can see some curves, and there are some elevation changes.


I guess you noticed that white stuff on the road.
We were expecting snow, but I wasn't expecting it until later.
The closer I got to home the heavier it was, and the roads were getting covered.

Here is a small frozen lake covered with a little snow that I passed on 532.
It looked nicer in person.


Like I said, the closer I got to home the more snow I found.
I had to abandon my nice road home and stuck to the State Highways of 72, 70 & 206.

I had to take this road to get home however!

It was slow going from here to home.
25mph with my feet close to the ground in case the bike decided it wanted to flip me into the pavement.

And this is the road to my house.
2" of snow.


I thanked God that I did not have any accidents.
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My trip yesterday was for the purpose of getting the Southern Tag.

It was in a town called Island Heights.
I had never heard of it before, but I found it with little problem.



Here is a view from behind the flag poles.


The body of water in the background is the end of Toms River which empties into Barnegat Bay just to the left.

Here is a marker honoring those who served our country from Island Heights.


I never realized how many communities have markers/monuments to the brave people who serve and have served our great country.

I also like the mention here of these people serving God as well as their country.

Here is a view down river facing east toward the bay.


Here is a view looking up river.


I did get the tag by the way.

It took me just over an hour to get here.

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I had driven through Toms River to get to Island Heights.
In Toms River I saw a number of great sites.
This church building looks like it is attached to the library and is currently a Coffee House of some kind.


These stainless steel sculptures looked pretty interesting so I stopped to take a picture.
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I had wanted to do a new tag in Seaside Heights.
I was looking for a Muffler Man Pirate that was supposed to be at a miniature golf course.
For some reason I could not find what I was looking for.
After looking at the maps when I got home I found that I did not go far enough north.
I was in the wrong town.

I had seen the guy below in my "Muffler Man research" .
There was supposed to be a lot more of "my kind of stuff" here.
I did get to see the right side of Indiana Jones, but I could not get my camera through the chain link fence to get a picture.
What did I expect?
It is winter !
Some of the stuff was taken down to protect it from the winter weather.

At least I got these picture to add to my collecion.



This guy is located at Casino Pier in Seaside Heights.



I could not tag this guy because he was out on the boardwalk,
and even though the signs said nothing about motorcycles,
I decided against riding up there.

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There were several things that had been used for tags in the area, so I had to stop and check them out.

Someone decided these old concrete silos in South Toms River would make a great tag.
The tags are supposed to be accessible to street bikes.
Well, I guess this one is !


I knew I wasn't close enough, so I rode around to get closer.
This is what I saw where I was supposed to turn off the paved road.


My first picture of the silos was taken behind a row of houses.
As I rode around looking for a way to get closer I came to this.


Did I, or didn't I !!!!!



No, I found a way around that puddle.

I came to this wide open area that I can only describe as looking like the surface of the moon.
If you ignore the high tension wire towers and pine trees!


The sand looked like it should be soft, and it was to some degree.
But beings it was only about 25 degrees I think the sand was frozen.
I found that out when I came to ruts and holes in my path.
They gave a little bit, but it was a rough trip getting over them.
The silos were off to the left of the moon, so I looked for a way back there.


I have no idea what these were used for or how old they are.




I don't condone graffiti, but I find it creative and expressive and I thought these were worth a picture or two.


I like this picture.


I made it in and out with very little trouble believe it or not.

It looks like it would be fun on a dirt bike with knobby tires.

SJT 3 Giant Piney Mud Dobber Homes (named by a northerner )

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I have this in mind for a future tag.


But don't tell anyone !

Cosmos Ocean County Auto Wreckers

That is a 1950 Fiat Coupe that has been on their roof since 1961 !

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