Long Beach/South Bay, CA Scooter Tag!
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Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:53 pm quote
Anyone playing? Need clues? Wider angle?
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LX 150
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Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:28 pm quote
Re: BUMP!
RobynS wrote:
Anyone playing? Need clues? Wider angle?
yes please... all I can make of it is that the map shows the corner of Wardlow Rd. and Cherry Ave. Can't find the mural though... then again, I've only been in LB for 6 months.
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Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:40 pm quote
Better?
The clue is in the map on the mural. Helps if you are traveling North
or Eastbound.......
Welcome to the game!



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Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:45 pm quote
BUMP!
Sunny and 80 degrees! Anyone playing?
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Vespa Super 250
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Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:22 am quote
email hacked!
Hey don't click on Amy's post above... her email got hacked. This is spam..
she will try to remember how to log in to delete that post....
(if anyone is still watching this post)
~R
Molto Verboso
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Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:10 pm quote
Is there any interest in reviving LB Scooter Tag?
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Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:09 pm quote
Sure Rusty, bring it! I was playing with myself for the longest time. I'm game!
Especially while it's still light longer.....
Thanks for asking!
~RobynS
Molto Verboso
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Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:37 pm quote
Good deal. The last tag standing is a bit out of my way, but I should be able to get it in the next day or two.

I'm in the northwest corner of the Long Beach Tag playground, but get down to Long Beach a few times a month for LBASG rides. This'll be an interesting way to get more familiar with that area.
Molto Verboso
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Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:35 pm quote
It's alive. ALIVE!!
(Ok, that was a bit over the top.)
Anyhow, the tag was at Orange and Wardlow.
Nifty neighborhood over there, too.

LB Found 1.jpg

Molto Verboso
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Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:51 pm quote
New Tag
Hints available on request.

LB New 1.jpg

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Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:45 pm quote
I suspect I will need a hint... (since it's just us playing)
Molto Verboso
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Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:35 am quote
I expected this would be a bit obscure to anyone who hadn't actually been there -- this view is not visible from surrounding roads.

So, a hint:
The lake is within a Los Angeles City park, and I took the picture on my way to Long Beach to get the previous tag.
Molto Verboso
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Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:54 pm quote
Further hint/clarification:
It is a single body of water, and the photo does not include all of it. It extends into woodlands beyond the rise in the right middle distance, and becomes marsh (mostly dry) out of frame to the right. For scale, the buildings in the distance are about half a mile away and 4-6 stories tall.
Molto Verboso
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Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:23 pm quote
More Hintage
The body of water is Lake Machado.
This is almost the reverse angle of the tag photo, taken from the Wikipedia article on Harbor City.
The gazebo-esque awnings that I took the tag photo from are hidden (probably -- I'm not quite sure of the angle) by the abandoned dock and remnants of the observation deck at the right edge of this photo.


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Molto Verboso
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Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:25 pm quote
...And the refinery/tank farm in the distance there, is notable for this seasonal landmark (The faces aren't painted on it yet, but it's orange year-round):
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Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:34 am quote
I'm off on Wed... will head that way! Thanks for the great hints!
Molto Verboso
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Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:25 pm quote
Good luck, and have fun!
Molto Verboso
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Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:57 am quote
Hint
A subtle hint:

Hint 3J.jpg

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Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:54 pm quote
I'm sorry Rusty, I won't have a day off for 2 weeks now.
Molto Verboso
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Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:52 pm quote
No problem!

I hope that whatever's keeping you busy is appropriately rewarding!
Hooked
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Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:23 pm quote
dare I breathe some life into another scooter tag area? If I hijack two tags does that make me a tag-ho?
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Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:57 pm quote
No need to hijack if the tag is still out there, which it is. Just go get the tag and post the next.

Hijacking is only acceptable if someone has tagged and doesn't post the next one.

Go find the previous tag, then the floor is yours.

I'm working too much and can't get there... although I drove right by in my car last week...grrrr....
~R
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Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:48 pm quote
Re: New Tag
From August??
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Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:56 pm quote
TAG
A rather famous group of teenagers:



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Molto Verboso
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Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:25 pm quote
Re: New Tag
Paladin wrote:
From August??
Yep! Finally!

Nice park, innit?
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Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:53 pm quote
I was thinking of wearing my my Reggie the Alligator T-Shirt that I got in August '05:
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Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:31 pm quote
I drove around trying to find this spot! There was a carnival going on there and I never did find the right spot. I did find the new tag and took a photo, but I cannot re-up in that area until next week, so I will wait to see if another adventurer wants to snag it.
Molto Verboso
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Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:48 pm quote
Re: TAG
Paladin wrote:

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Not going for that tag just yet, merely wanted to compliment you on the license plate rim.

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Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:32 pm quote
Re: TAG
Rusty J wrote:
Not going for that tag just yet, merely wanted to compliment you on the license plate rim.
Ahh! Do you follow
Anyhow.... A little help on finding the TAG:
Molto Verboso
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Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:33 pm quote
Re: TAG
Paladin wrote:
Rusty J wrote:
Not going for that tag just yet, merely wanted to compliment you on the license plate rim.
Ahh! Do you follow
Yep, but not usually in realtime -- I wait a few months at a time so there'll be a good backlog to catch up on.

Thanks for reminding me I hadn't looked in on that for a while.

And thanks for the hint, as well.
Molto Verboso
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Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:08 am quote
Beach Boys' House Monument, Hawthorne
It's a marker -- the actual site is under the 105 freeway behind it.

I'll try not to take as long to post a new tag this time as I did on the Los Angeles one.

2012-11-22 12.12.22.jpg
20 feet north of this point and you'd have busted the boundary of the Long Beach Tag zone! :D

Molto Verboso
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Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:36 pm quote
Delayed, but less so.
Here's the new one:

2012-11-25 13.47.35.jpg

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Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:29 pm quote
What happened to the sun?? Not to mention some pig took the parking slot.


On the way home under grey skys I stopped at a place I had seen for decades and have finally looked inside. It's free.

Had to take three pictures and splice together make the wall.
Molto Verboso
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Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:31 pm quote
Weather permitting, I have a pretext to head out that way tomorrow afternoon. Is anyone else interested in claiming this one?
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Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:25 pm quote
More Hints:
Molto Verboso
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Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:58 pm quote
I'd actually forgotten about this one, and was sure someone else had picked it up. Seeing as they haven't...
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Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:33 am quote

Nah.... No one else has tagged it because no one else is willing to go into Compton.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:13 am quote
Twenty-some-odd years ago, I was within two miles of there on a daily basis -- but the only planes I knew about in that area at the time were launched by winches or hi-starts (oh, occasionally you'd see one with an electric motor, but they were the exception).

Also, since your last clue makes this not a spoiler, the pretext I had for going that way on December 1st was this:
11th Annual XMas Lights Ride & Party - Pre-Meetup

However, due to the inclement weather, I just went straight to Torrance instead of out to Lakewood and then back. We still got rained on, but it was fun nonetheless.
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Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:56 am quote
Yermo, the 6-legged Octopus.
If you don't want to go into Compton, you can find a New tag:

Yermo has been around for over three decades -- find him.
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