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Destroyer of Worlds
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Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:41 pm quote
Well I was exaggerating about the Solana part. I originally wrote Oceanside, actually. But I know what you mean, and I admit I'm at the lower range of how far I'm willing to go.

I think I was just writing in response to the notion that we might go a further 20 miles outside the county. That just seems excessive to me. I mean, that last one was only in Fallbrook, and it would have been about an hour and a half to get there by back roads. And judging by how long it took for someone to finally tag it, I must not be the only one who wasn't willing to go out that far.

Overall, I'd say north county is fine if there's a big enough demand for it, but I can't be the only one who would like to see the game move a little faster. That can only happen if it doesn't take three solid hours out of your day. I'd like to see this be a race to the target, rather than a test of who gets a day off first.
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Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:33 pm quote
Well, since you asked so nicely, Len . . .
I would like to cast my vote for keeping the game fairly loose. One reason is to keep more players in the game. When it was in North Park and La Jolla it didn't seem to go that fast, either. Well, not the lightning-fast two-hour turn around they had recently in SF. The only exception I can think of has been the all-too-easy Motorsports location. My fault.

Another reason I'd like to keep it county-wide is to learn about the area. I play OC tag because I used to live there and, at least so far, I recognize most of the locations. Plus, I can't resist a ride up the coast. I haven't lived in SD very long and this is helping me become more familiar with different neighborhoods. It was fun to learn about a new place to eat when I'm near downtown.

I was willing to ride to Ms. Spelling's B & B in Fallbrook. But when I heard the thunder this morning, I decided to stay under the covers. (Cudos to Matt and Patty for braving the elements.) I am willing to ride to the next location, too. (Thanks for including the "cactus" with the street number. I would have never been able to find it otherwise.) I don't mind if Patty gets it either. If the objective is have the game move fast, maybe that's a good option.

As far as the OC game, I don't think it's slow-moving because of geography. The sites have been pretty close to each other so far. Camp Pendelton, Dana Point Harbor, Newport's Balboa Island and Back Bay. Petrol moved it a little further north to Huntington Beach. I think part of the problem is there's only three of us playing. It's unclear to me how to engage other MVers (or even non-MVers). Any ideas?

Do you guys think we should revive Ritch's rule thread and hammer out what to do in SD and/or in every tag area?
Destroyer of Worlds
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Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:45 pm quote
We do need to reach out to other local scooterists. Maybe a posting on the bulletin board at Motorsport?
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I play OC tag because I used to live there...
I follow the Bay Area tag for the same reason... I used to live there. I'm envious of their rapid pace.
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Plus, I can't resist a ride up the coast.
I'm curious, how does one get from here to OC without the freeway or going via Elsinore and Ortega Hwy?

Also, I feel it pertinent to add that I meant no disrespect to anyone by bringing this up. I was just trying to ascertain others' opinions on the subject.[/quote]
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Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:13 pm quote
Don't worry, Ian. I didn't think your post was negative in any way. It's probably a good idea to find out what everybody thinks / wants to do. Like Len, I'd like to hear from some of the other players, too.

Pendleton - To ride on base, you need to wear boots, armored jacket, safety vest and a helmet. You also need a "sponsor". I was told that means anyone active-duty or retired in any branch of the service. I have driven north by entering the main gate at the far right lane. I tell the sentry I need a visitor's pass. He waives me through to the tented area on the right. After showing the soldier(s) my M1 license, registration, insurance and giving them my sponsor's name, the pass is issued, and I'm on my way. It's a nice slow ride - 35 mph mostly, some areas 15 mph. I think Len's group is planning a similar ride sometime soon. Check out their web site.

Hope to see you out on the road and playing tag
Destroyer of Worlds
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Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:48 am quote
ks7877 wrote:
To ride on base, you need to wear boots, armored jacket, safety vest and a helmet. You also need a "sponsor".
So that's why I see so many of those sportbike guys with orange vests around here! (I live right by Miramar.)

With regard to sponsors, does the sponsor need to be with you? I've got a buddy in the Army stationed in Kentucky, but no one local.

Back to the topic at hand, now that I've got my scooter all legal and registered, let's see someone bring it back down to San Diego proper!
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Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:47 am quote
I am in North County...and I don't know where this mystery cactus place is.

Any hints other than the address?
Hooked
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Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:15 am quote
Badpenguin you pass this everyday and I thought you would have been the ringer.
BTW I was joking and trying to get people excited about finding a new place. I guess it backfired. I am willing to go wherever as long as I know where I am going. I haven't known any of the places except the last and this one.

Karen it was pouring and in some places even hailed on us. It was fun though.
I am for whatever I was trying to put a play on "the capture the flag" fun.
My bad. Sorry. I would not cheat and get this location.

For everyone else, If you have been on the wine ride you have passed it.
To much of a clue?

Patty
Molto Verboso
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Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:52 am quote
I'm willing to make the trek up to North County to get some of the more remote locations. I don't really want to do it twice a week, but I'm still willing to do it. Like I said to Rex earlier, it might even be a way to get a little group ride in. I think if one of us from the downtown area wants to go get one in North County they should post that they are going to get it and maybe make a litttle group ride out of it. It'd make the long trek a lot more fun that way. So long as there are enough north county riders up there to keep the game moving when the locations are up there I think we should keep the rules the same.
Time for me to go ride!
Ossessionato
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Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:34 am quote
Usually, I tend to not reply to a topic just for the sake of replying (read: cupcake), but here I go...

The 'rules propositions' posts are making me sick! Holy cow...all the damn rules we already have in this overly-regulated day and age... and we need rules on how to play a photo game?

I see it as easily as this: post a picture, any picture in the San Diego county and general outlying areas. If no one knows it/wants to drive to it, then within a few days you have given hints and no one is biting. Then we get a new picture by agreement of the posters.
No one is forced into driving too far for their comfort level or performance level of their machine. This is a game kids - it is supposed to be fun. I don't see North County folks purposingly taking photos so far off the beaten path that no one gets them or that kill the game. Where is the fun in that? Let North County have the flag for a while... it will be captured and brought south or east again. It's open to any and everybody within their personal limits.

Now, here is what I want in return: I want to click on this thread and see pictures - not rules!!! Ahhh!!!!
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Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:37 am quote
buglake wrote:
Now, here is what I want in return: I want to click on this thread and see pictures.....
+1
Molto Verboso
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Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:13 am quote
buglake wrote:
Now, here is what I want in return: I want to click on this thread and see pictures - not rules!!! Ahhh!!!!
Agreed.
You going to get this last one Gitta?
Destroyer of Worlds
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Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:49 am quote
buglake wrote:
Now, here is what I want in return: I want to click on this thread and see pictures
My point exactly, let's see some pictures!
Rock Star
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Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:56 am quote
Well, quit posting text and let's start seeing some pictures!! Don't let this be another cupcake thread. LOL This is toooooo funny! I've just committed a cupcake-demeanor and is punishable by cupcake-Law!
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Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:10 pm quote




Go therefore and do likewise.

Do you need a hint where this is?
Destroyer of Worlds
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Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:15 pm quote
Len Smith wrote:
Do you need a hint where this is?
A really high overpass?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:37 pm quote
ianfromnyc wrote:
Len Smith wrote:
Do you need a hint where this is?
A really high overpass?
wiseguy..
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Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:23 pm quote
Come on! Where's my fellow metro-San Diegans? Who's going to be the hero or heroin (buglake?) and bring the flag back down here? Who hasn't participated? I hate to BUG those who are just lurking or fishin' on a LAKE. Git' (uh) on your Vespas and ride! Lurk around NEVERMORE said the pimpest sled named _____.
Destroyer of Worlds
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Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:24 pm quote
RexGT200 wrote:
Who's going to be the hero or heroin
Mmm, sweet heroin...
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:11 pm quote
Here's a visual hint for you. The picture was taken in the same year Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville hit the charts.

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Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:03 am quote
ianfromnyc wrote:
RexGT200 wrote:
Who's going to be the hero or heroin
Mmm, sweet heroin...
Are you referring to heroin? Or heroine? There IS a big difference...
Rock Star
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Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:07 am quote
mattgordon wrote:
ianfromnyc wrote:
RexGT200 wrote:
Who's going to be the hero or heroin
Mmm, sweet heroin...
Are you referring to heroin? Or heroine? There IS a big difference...
I faled speling clas.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:13 am quote
i knew it before the hint! I THINK I can get up there tomorrow afternoon. I'll have to see what kind of route I'd need to take.
Ossessionato
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Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:14 am quote
RexGT200 wrote:
Come on! Where's my fellow metro-San Diegans? Who's going to be the hero or heroin (buglake?) and bring the flag back down here? Who hasn't participated? I hate to BUG those who are just lurking or fishin' on a LAKE. Git' (uh) on your Vespas and ride! Lurk around NEVERMORE said the pimpest sled named _____.
I wish I could figure out who Rex is talking about. hmmm.... HEHE!

I know EXACTLY where that picture is taken. In fact, it is Kurt's favorite bridge each time we drive out that way...he always makes of point of telling me.
Here is the rub: I leave for Europe day after tomorrow. While participating in scooter tag is high on the list of my personal goals... I don't think I'm gonna be able to squeeze it in before I go!

If that same post is there when I return, I'm on it like black feathers on a raven. See you at the end of September!

Gitta
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Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:28 am quote
Have fun Gitta!

OK, so I have a rough route I can take. If you North County guys don't get it by then, I'll leave tomorrow at 2:30 PM from downtown to go grab it. If anyone wants to come along for the ride let me know.
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Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:49 pm quote
VP1 wrote:
Have fun Gitta!

OK, so I have a rough route I can take. If you North County guys don't get it by then, I'll leave tomorrow at 2:30 PM from downtown to go grab it. If anyone wants to come along for the ride let me know.
I know it was hot today, so hopefully you SD city guys get a break in the weather over the next day or two. Who knows, maybe Badpenguin will swoop in and pick up that pic....
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Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:07 pm quote
I am going to try tomorrow!!!!
Molto Verboso
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Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:21 pm quote
I haven't forgotten about this thread! I just got my new forks on and seem to have developed an electrical issue now. With the help of Jim from Maine we're working it out. I should be up and running soon....then that bridge is mine! :-p
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Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:49 am quote
Tag!
Len Smith wrote:
VP1 wrote:
Have fun Gitta!

OK, so I have a rough route I can take. If you North County guys don't get it by then, I'll leave tomorrow at 2:30 PM from downtown to go grab it. If anyone wants to come along for the ride let me know.
I know it was hot today, so hopefully you SD city guys get a break in the weather over the next day or two. Who knows, maybe Badpenguin will swoop in and pick up that pic....
Hot today too! But there's NO time like the present....here you go!

BR.JPEG

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Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:50 am quote
You're it!
Still in No. County!

DSC02341.JPEG

Destroyer of Worlds
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Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:03 am quote
What's the caption on the photo mural in the background? The image resolution is too low to read it.
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Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:00 am quote
ianfromnyc wrote:
What's the caption on the photo mural in the background? The image resolution is too low to read it.
It says something about "Main Street"...
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Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:44 pm quote
A little help, please?
I tried to look for a public building in an old town or downtown area on Main Street in Temecula, Fallbrook or Bonsall - nothing so far. Can you give a clue or two, Matt?
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Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:27 am quote
Re: A little help, please?
ks7877 wrote:
I tried to look for a public building in an old town or downtown area on Main Street in Temecula, Fallbrook or Bonsall - nothing so far. Can you give a clue or two, Matt?
Close. Think...Avocados!
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Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:44 am quote
Tag!


Here's the new one with a hint right in the picture:

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Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:17 am quote
bumpity bump! eww...
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Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:57 am quote
Wimpy San Diego City Riders
Okay, how about a rules exception for the San Diego City riders who can't seem to escape the gravity of the city? We'll let you guys TRUCK your scooters up to North County to try to "Capture the Tag." Will that make it easy enough for you?

If not, it's okay, cuz we're enjoying having the game up here.



Oh, by the way, if you do end up making it up here someday, give us a call after you get the tag, so we can buy you a cup of coffee or something....
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Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:52 pm quote
Oh, I recognize that one (only because of the nearby golf course), but I can't get it until Tuesday.
If you townies don't take a ride north this weekend, the training center photo is MINE.

By the way, where was the location of the "Main Street" photo?
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Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:02 pm quote
ks7877 wrote:
By the way, where was the location of the "Main Street" photo?
The name of the location is in the picture I took
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Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:07 pm quote
OK, I promise I will try to get this one this weekend!!!!! Melanie and I plan on meeting up with you guys in Fallbrook on Sunday...maybe we will shoot out after that.
Destroyer of Worlds
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Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:37 pm quote
You might have some competition...

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