Long Beach/South Bay, CA Scooter Tag!
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Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:49 pm quote
Ok, Long Beach/South Bay Scooterists! I am dying to play tag, and am frustrated by my lack of ability to get up to the LA area to play with the Hollywood-folk. Anyone want to start a game down here? I am borrowing the rules from the LA tag:

* The boundaries are as follows:
To the North: The 105 Fwy
To the East: The 605 Fwy
To the West: The Ocean!
To the South: Orange County

* 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 person who 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.



I'll start with an easy one to get the ball rolling and hopefully entice you all to get out and Tag me!
This one should be relatively easy to figure out:

Queen Mary Tag.jpg

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Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:21 am quote
Seriously
Nobody but me lives in the LB/South Bay and wants to play tag? Or it it just because it was during the week?
Here's hoping someone gets out and tags me this weekend!
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Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:37 pm quote
OK, I'm an active participant!
Robyn,
I'll give this "tag" game a try ... here's a pic of my Burgman at the Queen Mary.
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Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:01 pm quote
Trouble uploading photo
Robyn,
Having trouble uploading my pics. I'll play around with it and try again later
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Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:13 pm quote
Posting photos
Ken,
I've found the easiest way to post photos is to email them. At the top of any topic is a little envelope in the upper right-hand side corner of the topic. If you click on that it will bring up an email address that you can send a photo or reply to post to this string.
The photos will automatically be resized, so it is much easier than trying to resize photos and save them, etc.....

Give that a try. Your message and photo will appear within minutes. A brilliant feature the moderator has built in!
That's how I get all of my photos on there.

Let me know if you still can't get it on.

Don't forget once you post your photo of the Queen Mary, you are "It" and you get to post the next Tag for us to go find. I can't wait!
~Robyn
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Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:25 pm quote
Queen Mary
Thanks Robyn, I'll give the email option a try.



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Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:35 pm quote
Try this one
Wow, my Queen Mary pic came out gigantic! ;o)
Anyway, here's a new one to find .......



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Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:17 pm quote
Oooooh..... Good one! I will have to look for this one. I may need hints if I can't find it... Hopefully someone else will jump in too!
Good job! Thanks for playing!
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Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:36 am quote
this might be ruled out by the judges
Here's my pic of the Red Car Museum on Electric Avenue near Main Street in Seal Beach, CA. Even though it's a different angle, I'm pretty sure it's the same location as starvn4speed's.


Two things:
1) rules in first post say southern border of this tag thread is Orange County (this local is OC)
and
2) don't know if my pic qualifies since I used it in the OC tag thread

starvn4speed - want to go get another tag pic?
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Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:35 pm quote
Since I'm the OP, I'm just glad someone is playing. We can his tag stand, if you want to post the next tag, we can keep this game going.

I'm ok with a few minutes outside the boundaries, just didn't want to encroach into OC.
I vote: let's play on!
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Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:46 pm quote
oh, oh
ks7877 and RobynS,
Yes, you identified it ks7877 ;o) Sorry if I didn't follow the rules ... I live on the border of Long Beach and Seal Beach and didn't pay attention that I crossed the border! Thanks for giving me a break, Robyn ... my humble apologies.
From a "scooter tag" rookie,
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Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:00 pm quote
starvn4speed wrote:
ks7877 and RobynS,
Yes, you identified it ks7877 ;o) Sorry if I didn't follow the rules ... I live on the border of Long Beach and Seal Beach and didn't pay attention that I crossed the border! Thanks for giving me a break, Robyn ... my humble apologies.
From a "scooter tag" rookie,
Ken H
No worries Ken, I'm just happy you joined in the fun!
Do you want to post another tag or leave it to ks7877?
We'll leave it up to you- let us know!
Good job, let's play on!
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Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:04 pm quote
I like your relaxed approach RobynS. I may have some Long Beach / PV pics but it'll take me a while to locate & post. If either of you want to post another shot before then, go for it! (and Ken: I wasn't trying to bust yer chops, just wanted to avoid some of the whining and carrying on we had in more southerly tag threads.)
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Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:12 pm quote
I'll try again ... in LB!
I'd like to try again. I plan to go out this afternoon and find something in LB and post it later today.
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Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:12 pm quote

no worries ks7877, I feel like a kid who just wanted the neighborhood kids to come out and play- I'm not picky about the rules.....
I just couldn't make it up to LA to play with the Hollywood folks, and was looking for something closer to home.
Ok, 48 hour "rule" will apply! Ks7877- you'll have 48 hours to post the next tag- if not, anyone can "hijack" it with a tag of their own. Cool? That will keep us in the game.
Bring it!
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Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:24 pm quote
RobynS wrote:
. . .you'll have 48 hours to post the next tag- if not, anyone can "hijack" it with a tag of their own. Cool? That will keep us in the game. . .
I think that's a great rule suggestion to keep the game moving! I'll defer to starvn4speed this time though. He said he'd like another shot at it and I think everyone's entitled to at least one Mulligan. OK?

Looking forward to this thread picking up some speed (so to speak).
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Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:50 pm quote
How 'bout this?
This one shouldn't be too hard ... jump on your scooters and get going
guys, you can do it!



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Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:38 pm quote
Shweet! I like your enthusiasm, Ken! I was saying that I thought that would make a great tag.
I will try to leave for work early tomorrow, so I can get it.
Well done, sir!
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Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:47 pm quote
Re: oh, oh
starvn4speed wrote:
ks7877 and RobynS,
Yes, you identified it ks7877 ;o) Sorry if I didn't follow the rules ... I live on the border of Long Beach and Seal Beach and didn't pay attention that I crossed the border! Thanks for giving me a break, Robyn ... my humble apologies.
From a "scooter tag" rookie,
Ken H
You two (RobynS and starvn) have tangled with the wrong opponent...ks7877 is the BEST scooter-taggist in the MV stratosphere ! She will work you hard and barely break a scooter-sweat....

Let the games begin!
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Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:34 pm quote

Exellent! Some friendly scootin' competition!
I say "bring it"!
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Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:36 pm quote
RobynS wrote:

Exellent! Some friendly scootin' competition!
I say "bring it"!
Oh, she will.
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Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:55 pm quote
CalState Long Beach Pyramid
Getting dark, in a windstorm! Made it!







(I just noticed how horrible this photo is, sorry.... but between the cell phone and it getting dark... I didn't want to wait another day and miss getting the tag)

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Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:25 pm quote
Good job!
Your on the money, Robyn. You even had to weather the wind storm .. what a trooper! Ok, we're ready for the next tag. Ken
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Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:05 pm quote
Making things a little harder now!
Ok, now that we are in the swing of things. I've cropped the photo to
obscure part of the object... if it makes it too hard, let me know and I'll
repost it with more showing or post clues to assist you in finding this
landmark.

If I'm not mistaken this is part of the game (I've been following the other
Scooter Tags on MV and that seems to be part of the fun).



Good luck and happy hunting!



~Robyn



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Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:08 pm quote
whoa, that picture brings back memories. When I was in college, I remember a bunch of us drove our cars up there and took some pics.

Does it have chain barriers now to prevent cars from doing that?
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Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:14 pm quote

Don't give it away...
I didn't get close enough to notice... but I can actually see chains in the picture behind my scooter.
It wouldn't have been appropriate for me to ride much closer than I did.....
As it was I parked on the sidewalk where I probably shouldn't have been....
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Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:29 pm quote
haha.. won't give it away. Just laughing at myself at how close we got to it with our cars. Like less than 30 yards away. Glad we didn't get arrested that night.
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Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:53 am quote
Pretty sure I know it
I'm pretty sure I recognize this place. Can't get there today, but I'll scoot down there tomorrow. Hope I get there before someone else does! Good pick, Robyn. Ken
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Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:02 am quote
This makes me laugh - it's the same location I was gonna post! (I have a shot from last year's Orange Crush ride.) But I don't have another tag location and I won't be able to get up there for a while. Go get it, Ken!

(By the way, Matt is a funny guy. He forgot to tell you that I live over 90 miles away. So, even though I want to play with y'all, I'm perhaps a little more limited than he's letting on. Besides, I knew where the pyramid tag was, but I was too weenie to ride out in the wind. Good going RobynS!)
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Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:09 pm quote
I figured that you lived in South OC or North SD.... I see you playing there. Matt had me nervous that you'd be jumping in so I figured I better brave the windstorm! LOL!
I was peaking at your profile and saw that you were retired, so I also figured you may have more time to ride than my humble 2 mile commute back and forth to work, and weekend jaunts..... I guess I can breathe easier now!

I think you should have to go "get" the tag, not use a photo you have laying around..... is that how you are such a scooter tag maven? You just have photos of all over Southern California?
Pretty funny!

This should be fun! Holla when you are in the LBC- we'll go get some coffee and scoot!
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Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:20 pm quote
Hey guys, unfortunately, some urgent family matters came up. so I can't play tag for awhile. After I take care of these matters I'll get back in to it. "I'll be back", Ken
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Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:33 pm quote
Bummer Ken, I hope everything is ok. Maybe I'll try to entice the LB gang to play on Sunday.
In the meantime, I'll send some good vibes your way.....
See you soon!
~R
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Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:45 pm quote
Bump
I think enough people know where this is. just thought I'd bump it to
generate some more interest!

"You can ring my bell...ring my bell"





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Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:03 pm quote
I'm back
Hi Robyn and ks7877,

My Mother passed away on October 29th and we had her funeral yesterday ... needless to say, I was MIA for awhile.

Anyway, I was able to get out and scoot today and went to where I think your tag site is. I'll post up in a minute.

Ken

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Here it is ...



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Here's a new one ... might be more difficult!
 



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Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:54 pm quote
Ken, so sorry to hear about your mother....
but am glad you are back in the game! I have no idea where that is! I will consult my LB expert! I may need a clue... Sunday and Monday are my days off, if I don't get it by then, I'll have no daylight hours... any clues?
~R
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Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:03 pm quote
Hint: It's a large pond, not a lake, lot's of ducks, geese, and other birds just love it here. You can see it from the main boulevard that passes by.
More hints if you need it ... let me know.
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Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:22 pm quote
Another hint: It's located on the east side of Long Beach.
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Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:45 pm quote
I found it, but wasn't on my scooter. Will try to tag it before work in the next day or two.... Stand by!
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