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Old 01-31-2010, 12:10 PM   #91
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I was on my way to find this.


This was used as a recent tag.
Actually the tag before Island Heights.

This bottle does not have as much detail as the one in New Gretna.


I believe it was a Renault Winery billboard at one time just like the other 3 in the state.
Here is a picture and some more information on this particular bottle.

I checked the base out and it is just a plain concrete block behind the block wall you see.

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Old 01-31-2010, 12:32 PM   #92
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Back in September I tagged the Bayville Dinosaur.


I mention this here because it is right down the street from Cosmo's and the Bottle.

I tried having it ride my bike, but it was hard on the suspension.







Information about the Bayville Dinosaur from Roadside America.

There is controversy as to how this dinosaur started its life.
Most connect it to the Sinclair Oil Company which had a similar dinosaur as its logo.
Read more here about other options.

It is supposed that this statue has been here since the 1930's.
And it has apparently been in a few accidents which have removed its head at times.
All is well currently with the statue.

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Old 01-31-2010, 01:52 PM   #93
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Wow PC a great thread...and as everyone can see you are quite prolific yourself! As a former resident of NJ(35 yrs) I must say you have done me proud...Many people dont consider NJ for much of anything...how wrong that is. NJ is very rich in culture and American history...Why the bulk of the Revolutionary War was fought in NJ...Gen'l George Washington slept everywhere And Nj is far from being ugly although there are urban area and industrialized sections of the state that I would avoid...Still there is much beauty there. The network of backroads is endless. As I sit here in Raleigh on a cold winter day(we had 5"of snow yesterday) your thread has entertained me for several hours. I miss riding with you all and the Bruce Run last summer was great fun. Heres a pic of a tag at the Marina in Trenton with the Delaware River in the background...Pc had ridden fro South Jersey up to Trenton to grab this tag ...when I came along...This was in my neck of the woods...so to say...So I was able to get home and post it before he did.BTW he had a list of other tags with him that he was gonna ride to and see...so he wasnt going straight home anyways... This was the 1st time I had met him too and folks he is a real nice fellow!
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:20 PM   #94
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Hey PC, my buddy polished my headlight with a power buffer and a light compound and it helped. They sell polishing kits for headlights at most automotive supply stores...... With the exception of the mountain states, every state I have visited has been much different from what I imagined. I doubt I'll ever visit N.J. so your pictures are appreciated. With the exception of my friends HD service car, I have never seen anyone ride a motorcycle on a snow covered street, that's gotta be tricky!

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Old 01-31-2010, 11:02 PM   #95
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Good job,enjoyed the tour.

I can say i've seen N.J.in a way,love the history you brought out,will come thru maybe in summer this yr.i lived in Pa.70s for a few yrs.got cold,went south.
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Thanks Ben !

I appreciate your comments.
Miss you hear in the Garden State too !

I too remember this day.
I got to this place which was the 7th tag of the then newly formed South Jersey TOR and thought I had it in the bag until this guy pulls up wearing my jacket!

He gave me a fist in the air as he pulled in, and I went over and talked to him anyway !

Ben was the first rider from the games I had seen on the road at a tag.
It has only happened one other time for me.
But I did get a nice HI sign from another rider who was going to a tag I had just come from.

Ben and I had a great conversation and he lived a lot closer than I did so he was going to get home first and post his pictures before I ever could.

We had a meeting of the bikes as you can see here and parted ways.
He went home to post and I went to some other old tags before going home.
Don't worry, I'll post those some day !

I'll post some more pictures of this tag later.
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:09 AM   #97
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Hey PC, my buddy polished my headlight with a power buffer and a light compound and it helped. They sell polishing kits for headlights at most automotive supply stores...... With the exception of the mountain states, every state I have visited has been much different from what I imagined. I doubt I'll ever visit N.J. so your pictures are appreciated. With the exception of my friends HD service car, I have never seen anyone ride a motorcycle on a snow covered street, that's gotta be tricky!
Thank you for the information on the headlight.

So is it that you don't want to visit NJ or that it is too far out of the way to visit?
I have never known anyone to place it on their list of places to visit !
And unless you are going from Maine to Florida it is not a major throughway.

The snow riding was not intentional.
In the first picture the snow was just blowing across the road and not sticking. No problem there.
When I got to the intersection of Rt.72 I almost lost it.
From there I did 40 in a 55mph zone.
Fortunately there were not too many cars out.
When I could I would pull over to let any cars behind me pass.
The roads seemed a little slippery at that point and I wasn't going to push it.
So it was pretty slow going.

I knew I had to take backroads to get home.
About 10 miles worth.
There was no other option.
That is where the snow covered roads pictures come in.
I pulled over when I could until I got to within 6 miles of home and that road had no shoulder on it.
One truck passed me out there.
I was only doing 25mph and I had my feet close to dragging the ground in case the bike decided it wanted to tip over.
I would drag me feet once in a while to see how slippery it was and it wasn't too bad, but still not good.

I sure would not suggest anyone do it by any means !
Especially with street tires !

I guess that is where ADV comes in on this trip !
Well, except for the dirt/sand side trip I made !
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I can say i've seen N.J.in a way,love the history you brought out,will come thru maybe in summer this yr.i lived in Pa.70s for a few yrs.got cold,went south.
The cold is one of the things that drove Ben south too !
That and the cost of living is high here.

Stay tuned, more history and odd stuff to come.
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Here is one of the places I had been wanting to visit since it was tagged in early May of last year.


All of those poles are part of an antenna farm located here in Ocean Gate on Barngat Bay.
It is listed as AT&T Long Lines.
The link above has all kinds of pictures from when this place was in operation.
There are even pictures of the inside equipment rooms.

Here is a small one that didn't make it.


I tried to get a far shot, but there are just too many of them on both sides of the road.


Also noticed the fine road.
I rode around here for a while.
It was nice and quiet and the roads had curves and there was no traffic.

The only problem out here is the smell from the marsh, sorry, wetlands !
It smelled like rotten eggs, even in 20 degree weather.
You can see ice on the water in some of the shots.
This looks like a tidal marsh, so the water here is brakish, meaning it is at the convergence of fresh and salt water.
That would explain some of the smell, and the water would freeze at a lower temperature.
I had not realized how cold it was out while riding this day.
I must be .

I wanted to get a closer picture of the building so I drove up the driveway and turned around in their parking lot.


It doesn't look like this place has been used in years.

I saw this sign at the beginning of the driveway and thought, Oh good, a Wildlife Refuge, no problem.


It wasn't until I read the whole sign after taking the picture that I noticed the Unauthorized Entry Prohibited.

I got back to my bike fast and got out of there.

I don't think there would be a problem, there is no one around, but better to be on the safe side.

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I had intended to stop at a few more old tags.
I had missed one somehow.
And it was starting to snow.
I figured it best to get home before it got to bad !!!
Little did I realize what I was riding into.
I made it though.

For the Southern Tag game I used a picture I had taken while on my ride.


What a name huh?
Mount Misery !

What is worse is there is a Methodist Church Camp down that road.




Here was the road headed to Mount Misery.
It was miserable !


Here is a local NJPineBarrens forum about some ruins in the area.
(Great thread for local history and legends in the pines by the way.)
I did not locate the ruins as I was on a mission for a tag.
I looked for the ruins, but I guess they were too far off the road.

I did see this nice "goat pen" as I call it !


If you want some spooky tails see this at WeirdNJ.
I did not see anything weird while I was out there.
Well, except for the odd pen shown above.
Ok, well the house had all kinds of what I will call "collectables" around it.
There was another house in just about the same shape nearby.
These were close to the camp that is out there, so I just figured they belonged to who ever was running the place.

If you are interested in a week campout in the woods check out the Pineland Center at Mt Misery.
I saw this sign, but about 1/3 of the letters were missing.

It is hard to find decent historical information about the area on-line.
The weird stuff keeps coming to the top.


The only thing I did see was that Mount Misery was originally named by a Frenchman as Mt. Misericorde.

Upon looking up misericorde the prospects of a good reason for the name are even less helpful. Especially definition #3.



mis·er·i·cord or mis·er·i·corde27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000>
























(mzr--kôrd, m-zr-)
n.
1. a. Relaxation of monastic rules, as a dispensation from fasting.

b. The room in a monastery used by monks who have been granted such a dispensation.
2. A bracket attached to the underside of a hinged seat in a church stall against which a standing person may lean. Also called miserere.
3. A narrow dagger used in medieval times to deliver the death stroke to a seriously wounded knight

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This is a place in Edgewater Park that I use to play around when I was younger.


This is the Red Dragon Canoe Club.

A friend of mine lived nearby and we use to go down to the Delaware River and see what we could find.

I really don't know why they call it a canoe club when all that they have here are sailboats!

There isn't much down here unless you like small rocks and water.


Although a couple of neighbors of my friend were out here along the shore one time and found a dead body !

No such finds for me though !

You can see the Burlington Bristol Bridge in the background.
It is to the right sticking out to the left of those buildings.
This is from the southern side.

I would have taken more pictures but the gentleman in the picture informed me as soon as I got there that I was on private property!

He and a couple of women were sitting there when I came up, or down actually, and I explained our game and they thought it was interesting.
They were also glad my bike was quiet.
It is a Honda ya know !

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If its a canoe you want here is one stuck in a tree!


This is known localy as the Canoe Tree.
There was a flood here in July 2004.
Here are some pictures of the area and the canoe in the tree.
The Beach#1 mentioned in the article is off to the left of my picture.

Here is a better picture of the Canoe Tree.

Everything at this location has been returned to normal, but some other dams breached in this flood have yet to be remade.
Probably local politics at work.

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Another interesting buillding in Riverside is this Watch Case building.


This was the world's largest watch case manufacturer, doing business around the globe from the Philadelphia Watch Case Company Building.

I found some history here which says this building was built in 1906 and this also lists the Case Grades they made.

Here is some information on the website for Riveside.

Here is an aerial view and some more pictures.

I don't know if all, but some of the watch cases were made of gold and I found some interesting notes on this link (scroll down to the bottm). Here is what it says: "Ornate clock tower is the perfect symbol atop the seven-story office tower of The Philadelphia Watch Case Co. in Riverside, NJ. The factory, which produced gold watch cases, had 32 fire and burglar-proof vaults. Floors were sloped so gold particles could be flushed into a cistern and recovered."

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If you ever want to see who your real motorcycle friends are just make sure your bike is in every picture whether you were there or not.


Someone had tagged an observatory, and it looks like someone found intelligent life out there !
That's the PC Nebula in the Honda System.

Someone suggested I put my bike into this picture.


Who was I to let them down !

My bike is in this picture, can you find it?


The tag here was the giant plastic cow in the field with its face on the utter side.
This was an attempt to help a photographically challenge rider make his picture look presentable.

I have yet to see this in person, but I will some day.
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Graves were being tagged around this time and while I was looking those up I found these.


These are pictures off the web and I have never been to them.
I think one was in Pennsylvania and the other was in New Zeland.
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