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Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:42 pm quote
Okay, I've seen other cities do this. I wonder if we can get one going on in the NoVa / DC area?

The Rules:

* The boundaries could be the greater DC area.

* To start, someone posts a photo of their scooter with a landmark, sign, etc. Clues may be given along with the photo.

* Individually other participants ride to the same place and get a photo with THEIR scooter at the same/similar spot.

* The first person to "tag" the photo by posting their photo with their bike gets to post the next photo for people to find.

If no one is able to identify the tag, the poster can give progressively easier clues until someone finally says "AHA!" though please don't post the location of the tag until after someone else has tagged it. The hunt is part of the fun.

I'll start off with this easy one.

scootertag1.jpg

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Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:07 pm quote
I know where that is!
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Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:41 am quote
Ratstar wrote:
I know where that is!
Have you gotten your GTS yet?
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Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:39 am quote
I would love to play. Not a clue where that is though.

Wayne B
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Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:43 am quote
Ok, little fuzzy but I figured the road out by the sign. Going for a cruise after work today.

Wayne B
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Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:26 am quote
Figured it out. Going for a cruise at lunch

Wayne B
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Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:48 am quote
I found it.

Wayne B

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Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:49 am quote
My photo coming soon.

Wayne B
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Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:56 am quote
That's right around the corner from my house!
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Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:02 am quote
Sorry, not meaning to high jack your thread here, BUT, I grew up there. Infact, Graduated from Chantilly High. My house used to stand on Stringfellow RD, that is until the county pushed it over and made that lovely commuter lot right there by 66.

We Terrier lovers hold our Terrier Christmas there at Olive Garden.


AAAAAaaahhhh Home sweet home!

Now back to your regularly scheduled game!

Valerie
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Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:55 pm quote
SanGimignano wrote:
That's right around the corner from my house!
You should have gotten it then!

I'll be out until Sunday so y'all will have the jump on me.
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Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:40 pm quote
I don't have my GTS yet, but when I do, I will play
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Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:36 am quote
Wayne B wrote:
My photo coming soon.

Wayne B
Ollie Tamale and I are waiting....
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Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:58 pm quote
Sorry for the delay. I road out to Paw Paw WV yesterday. Got a great shot of the scooter in front of a castle but figure that is a little far.

Now I am having trouble resizing the photo I have.

Here's a link to the pic on webshots.
http://community.webshots.com/album/565233709idEaxz

There got it re-sized. Figures, right after I post a link I figure it out. Just re-sized it in webshots

Wayne B

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Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:31 pm quote
I know *exactly* where that is but can't get there until Thursday. Consider the gauntlet thrown NoVa-ers!
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Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:31 am quote
Loudon County
That was a bit of a trick - the red sign is gone..... In Loudon County, by Dulles Airport

Man, this is a big area....

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Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:34 am quote
An easy one....
OK, here's an easy one.

Ollie Tamale was begging for a Five Guys! (No, he is not carried in the top case....)

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Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:07 am quote
Am I the only one who can't see the images?
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Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:25 am quote
OK, I uploaded the pics to MV instead of linking off site.

Can you see me now?
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Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:26 am quote
Yuppers. Thanks!
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Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:31 am quote
Man, this is quickly moving away from NoVa and out into the sticks!

I think I know which Five Guys that is. I'll have to get it Thursday. Bonus - I'll get a tasty burger too.

EDIT: That's not the sticks. I thought it was Manassass but it's not. I KNOW which one it is.
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Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:39 am quote
BoomieMCT wrote:
Man, this is quickly moving away from NoVa and out into the sticks!
From my perch near the Pentagon, so much of NoVA is the sticks.... Loudon, Prince William, the far reaches of Fairfax County, etc. It is easier for me to get to Silver Spring than to some parts of NoVA.
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Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:52 am quote
Re: An easy one....
chug wrote:
OK, here's an easy one.

Ollie Tamale was begging for a Five Guys! (No, he is not carried in the top case....)
Of course not. He rides in the pet carrier obviously.
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Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:10 pm quote
Found it, now I just need to get there. Am going to try to do it tonight.

Wife is going to BITCH at me for wasting my time and gas. I'll tell her it could be truck tag and would be driving the F250 Super Duty Diesel at 15 MPG & $450+ a gal.

Wayne B
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Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:07 pm quote
Wayne B wrote:
I'll tell her it could be truck tag and would be driving the F250 Super Duty Diesel at 15 MPG & $450+ a gal.

Wayne B
Then it would be Ford F250 tag....
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Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:00 pm quote
Well, you get mad props for going old-school. Isn't that the progenitor Five Guys from which all other Five Guys spawned?
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:01 am quote
Burgers
BoomieMCT wrote:
Isn't that the progenitor Five Guys from which all other Five Guys spawned?
My understanding is that the original Five Guys location, somewhere near Baileys, no longer exists.

What I'd like to see here is In-N-Out, the California chain.
http://www.in-n-out.com/
Many folks say it is the best fast-food-burger, but that could just be California dreamin' by folks nostalgic for home....

My personal favorite is from Tony Dragonas, a street vendor in Manhattan at 62nd and Madison.
http://aguyinnewyork.com/archives/2006/01/john_and_tony_d.php

Locally, I like the Bosnia Burger at Cosmopolitan Bakery.
http://hobnobblog.com/2006/05/cosmopolitan_bakery_carry_out.php

Hmmm, that gives my an idea - scooter tag at our favorite places to eat. My picks would be very heavy on Asian places.

BTW, is that meet up at the Italian place in Fairfax still on? Is it this week?
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:56 am quote
Re: Burgers
chug wrote:
What I'd like to see here is In-N-Out, the California chain.
http://www.in-n-out.com/
Many folks say it is the best fast-food-burger, but that could just be California dreamin' by folks nostalgic for home....
Ugh. I am familiar with In N Out and we aren't missing much. Mediocre burgers with a lot of attitude. They have a "secret" menu that's not in writing. You have to be "in the know" to order the things off it. The times I wanted to order stuff by description they hassled me because I didn't know their stupid cute names for everything. The stupid names are important because the viral advertising aspect of it is the only thing that seperates In N Out from Macdonalds.

I'll take Five Guys or Fosters any day.

Now what I am jealous about is that Cali has L&L Drive-Ins (a Hawaiian chain). The closest one to me is in New York - kinda far for a Loco Moco.
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:57 am quote
Re: Burgers
chug wrote:
BTW, is that meet up at the Italian place in Fairfax still on? Is it this week?
Yup. Today, Sfizi, 6:30.
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Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:07 pm quote
I recommend Elevation Burger in Falls Church.
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Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:03 pm quote
No one's going to tag this one? I may have to go out tonight and get it.
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Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:06 pm quote
Tag, 5 Guys in Alexandria. Finally took the game back from you crazy 3-wheelers. P.S. Thanks for making me ride through Culmore . . . twice.

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Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:08 pm quote
New tag. Hint: It's on the same road as the last one.

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Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:10 pm quote
As an aside I stopped here on the way home to get coffee'. This is the best coffee in the DC area. Our Oahu bruddas in No Ka Oi SC may recognize it - the other Ba Le is in Aiea near my old house.

THIS IS NOT THE TAG!!!!

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This is not the tag but they have great coffee and sammiches



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Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:22 am quote
BA LE
Off thread, but love the BA LE restaurant ... best Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches in Fairfax County. Try the shredded chicken sandwich, it is wonderful. Maybe a good place for a weekend lunch Northern VA get-together ... my wife is Vietnamese, I could talk her into this one ...
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Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:25 am quote
Re: BA LE
msauter wrote:
Off thread, but love the BA LE restaurant ... best Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches in Fairfax County. Try the shredded chicken sandwich, it is wonderful. Maybe a good place for a weekend lunch Northern VA get-together ... my wife is Vietnamese, I could talk her into this one ...
I had been going here for years when I lived in NoVa on and off. When I moved to Hawaii there was a Ba Le with the same symbol. At the time there were only two, one in Va and one in Hi. They were run by brothers or somesuch. Odd coincidence.

I also like to eat here. I like the fact that you don't order "large" sandwiches, you order "long" ones. I get a sick giggle when I order a "long pork" sandwich. They taste really good though!

EDIT: Yes, I will also be happy to go here for food pretty much any nice weather day.
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Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:31 am quote
I know where this is. 830AM and I'm on my way. I love this game and site . Would love to meet other scooter folks in the NOVa area
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Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:34 am quote
dragonredlx50 wrote:
I know where this is. 830AM and I'm on my way. I love this game and site . Would love to meet other scooter folks in the NOVa area
Man, I thought that was a hard one (otherwise I wouldn't have given a clue). Make sure you are going to the picture ABOVE Ba Le! I only put Ba Le in there because I happened to stop by on the way home.
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Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:31 am quote
ouch!
I was wrong in my thinking. I thought it was the birchmere even though you clearly stated the same road . I will search today
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Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:33 am quote
Re: ouch!
dragonredlx50 wrote:
I was wrong in my thinking. I thought it was the birchmere even though you clearly stated the same road . I will search today
Actually that's a pretty good guess. I think the Birchmere does have a similar mural and has a "B" in it.
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