Austin, TX Scooter Tag!
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Molto Verboso
2009 LXV - Puddin'
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Location: Austin, TX
Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:27 pm quote
Someone suggested starting an ATX scooter tag game, so I figured I'd get the ball rolling. OK, OK, there's not an actual photo here YET but I'm going to copy some rules in and if someone wants to get a photo in before I do, that's great...I love a challenge!

The rules are essentially the same as the Orange County Tag and I borrowed some rules from that thread:

* The boundaries are within Travis County, TX.

* 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 scooter gets to post the next photo for people to find.

*ADDED: if the tagger does not post a new photo within 48 hours, anyone may hijack the tag and start a new photo.

* 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.

Here we gooooo!!!
Molto Verboso
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Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:29 am quote
OK, I stayed up this morning after working all night, got my scoot and ran out to take a photo to put up. Now, I'm trying to get it downloaded into my computer and all of a sudden, my camera won't interface with the computer (it's always been fine before). I'm so frustrated! I think it may be the cable, but I really don't know. Doing all I can, and if that doesn't work, I'll probably go buy a new camera.
Molto Verboso
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Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:56 am quote
Also first photo of Puddin' on the board!
Success at last!

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Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:50 am quote
TAGGED!!

1886 Cafe & Bakery at the Driskill Hotel.

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Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:51 am quote
Here's another easy one for everyone.

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Molto Verboso
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Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:09 am quote
Steve~
You did an awesome job with the Driskill photo! I totally know where the next one is but am not sure when I could get out there. Hopefully, some other Austinites will join in the game...
Molto Verboso
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Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:08 pm quote
Maybe by the end of tonight if no one beats me to it...
Ossessionato
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Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:54 pm quote
I'll play a bit after I get my helmet and license.
Molto Verboso
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Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:13 pm quote
Helmet's good! License is better.
I figured you weren't ready to join in, but definitely looking forward to it!!! I have a bunch of ideas, so I hope I get to use them.
Ossessionato
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Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:38 am quote
khaiku wrote:
Helmet's good! License is better.
I figured you weren't ready to join in, but definitely looking forward to it!!! I have a bunch of ideas, so I hope I get to use them.
Oh and I know where the last tag is from darn!!!! and it is only a 5 minute drive from my work. Could I take a picture of a picture of my scooter in front of it?
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Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:56 am quote
steve_in_austin wrote:
Here's another easy one for everyone.
Yum, making me hungry!
Molto Verboso
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Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:10 am quote
Maybe you could do some really good photoshop editing...LOL. I still haven't had a chance to get over there! Dang! Fish tacos sound kinda good, too.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:31 am quote
So it hasn't rained here in forever and now that I'm going to go take the photo(s)...oh look! RAIN!
Ossessionato
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:00 am quote
Someone has to go get it. It will be pretty sad if I am the one who gets it at the end of the month.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:09 am quote
I'm just not one to deliberately ride in the rain. I think it'll be over in a while and I'll have a chance to zip over.
Ossessionato
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:22 am quote
Better believe me when I say I will not ride my scooter when it is wet out. If I am at work I'll ride the bus home before I risk that so I am all for being safe.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:25 am quote
When I had my GTS, I got caught out at a Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse and had to ride home (at that time, I lived near the current photo in question) in a torrential downpour. It scared the crap out of me. I'm usually very careful about checking weather and forecasts so as not to get caught out. I've even taken leave from work to be able to get home before a storm. It is not only scary, but the rain actually hurts if you don't have on tons of clothes.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:00 am quote
Shouldn't this thread be in Rallies & Events with all the other scooter tag threads?

(Would love to visit Austin again, especially with a scooter!)
Molto Verboso
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:01 am quote
It probably should...but... I don't know how to move it and since we're a smaller group on here than the CA people, I started it where I thought more Austinites would see it. Was that wrong?

Austin is a fun place, with or without a scooter. It's growing like crazy, so you might not recognize it.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:04 am quote
The mods can move it for you.

It is an activity, it belongs with its little thread friends.
If we can keep the categories fairly clear, then people won't wonder where things go or where to find threads. Visibility is an issue for many threads. The California threads go for weeks without activity sometimes.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:08 am quote
Hey moderator! Can you move this thread for us? I don't know how else to contact a moderator...sorry...
Molto Verboso
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:29 am quote
The little exclamation point in the upper right corner is a moderator paging device. It will get them to come over but they won't bring you any more coffee.

Get out and take more pictures of Austin.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:34 am quote
Thanks! I ended up going to another thread and emailing them from there. Learning is good!
Gonna take a shower (it's my day off!) and hopefully go get the photos. The next one is likely more challenging.
Ossessionato
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:46 am quote
Uh oh let's see if I know it. I have only lived here for 3.5 years so some might stump me.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:51 am quote
I'm on my way out the door, looks like the rain is to the south. Woohoo!
Molto Verboso
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:12 am quote
Here it is! Great cool weather outside, too!!!

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Ossessionato
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:16 am quote
Way to go!. I love Hula Hut! I drive my boat there.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:18 am quote
It's fun and delicious, what more could you want??? Lucky you arriving by boat! They have a pretty decent motorcycle/scooter parking area, too.

Next photo is taking a while to attach itself, but it's coming!
Molto Verboso
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:19 am quote
and for your next challenge...!!!

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Hooked
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:28 am quote
So, is anyone else from Austin going to participate (soon)? I'd hate for these tags to be solely between khaiku and myself. I have a hunch where this one is, but need to verify it.
Ossessionato
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:33 am quote
I will participate but do not have a helmet or my M-license yet so it might be Sept before I am active.

I don't have a clue where this is but it looks cool.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:37 am quote
I'm hoping if we persevere, others will join in...
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:16 pm quote
Please do persevere. I will play! I am desperately trying to figure out where this is. I've only been back in Austin for about six months after having been gone for 14 years!
Molto Verboso
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:19 pm quote
You may have been in Austin longer than the spider...hint hint...
Ossessionato
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:44 pm quote
Darn I know where it is. Someone go get it!
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:47 pm quote
I'm looking for another hint. About to head home from work if I can figure it out and it's relativley near I am all over it.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:49 pm quote
The other Austin post in Rallies & Events mentions riding near here...or...it's over a hike & bike trail...
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:09 pm quote
a nice sunset tonite.....

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Molto Verboso
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:11 pm quote
Excellent! Hike & Bike trail at the Mueller development off Manor Rd. Can't wait to see what you come up with!!!
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Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:22 pm quote
This one is not so easy, so I will start with some clues. This building is in a somewhat unlikely spot of what it is. The shot is taken from the side of the building. It is dedicated to objects somewhat like the spider.

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