Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:03 am

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:03 am linkquote
found it I knew I had seen this mural



Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:08 am

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:08 am linkquote
next tag later today
yipee a reason to take a nice roadtrip
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:26 am

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:26 am linkquote
Re: Got it
dragonredlx50 wrote:
found it I knew I had seen this mural
Bravo! I thought that one was going to be up for a while. I'm going to have to go "no mercy" next time. I'm also glad us little air-cooled carbureted engine bikes are getting our jabs in.

I look forward to your tag post.
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:50 am

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:50 am linkquote
This is really fun. Now I just need my scooter, and a camera. (all area dealers have been expecting them for over a month)
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:52 am

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:52 am linkquote
I'm almost wondering if we want to re-define the bounds of this game to keep it in NoVa. Originally I said NoVa/DC because I didn't think there would be enough "players" in just NoVa but apparantly I'm wrong. Thoughts?
Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:09 pm

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:09 pm linkquote
New Tag{my buddy says its too tough)
Here you go no real clue other than I included a street sign and the surrounding houses



Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:19 pm

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:19 pm linkquote
I know exactly where that is. Getting my scoot there after work . . . that's a different story.
Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:58 pm

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:58 pm linkquote
Tag . . . I'm it!
Taa Daa! I'll do a tag tomorrow if it isn't raining too bad.


I totally forgot the name of this street but it's in Olde Towne Alexandriae

Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:25 pm

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Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:25 pm linkquote
well done
thought that could be a stumper
Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:02 am

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Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:02 am linkquote
Re: well done
dragonredlx50 wrote:
thought that could be a stumper
I used to drive by it every day when I worked in Old Town otherwise it would have been a stumper.
Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:04 am

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Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:04 am linkquote
Re: well done
BoomieMCT wrote:
dragonredlx50 wrote:
thought that could be a stumper
I used to drive by it every day when I worked in Old Town otherwise it would have been a stumper.
Old Town Fairafx / Vienna? (I only know Old Town Alexandria.)
Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:55 am

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Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:55 am linkquote
Re: well done
chug wrote:
BoomieMCT wrote:
dragonredlx50 wrote:
thought that could be a stumper
I used to drive by it every day when I worked in Old Town otherwise it would have been a stumper.
Old Town Fairafx / Vienna? (I only know Old Town Alexandria.)
It IS Alexandria (see caption on pic). I think that is Fairfax St. that the path goes under. The picture is taken from Pitt or the next one up.

I'm not real good with street names.
Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:54 am

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Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:54 am linkquote
Re: well done
BoomieMCT wrote:
chug wrote:
BoomieMCT wrote:
dragonredlx50 wrote:
thought that could be a stumper
I used to drive by it every day when I worked in Old Town otherwise it would have been a stumper.
Old Town Fairafx / Vienna? (I only know Old Town Alexandria.)
It IS Alexandria (see caption on pic). I think that is Fairfax St. that the path goes under. The picture is taken from Pitt or the next one up.

I'm not real good with street names.
I need to get out more....
Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:45 am

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Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:45 am linkquote
And for my next trick . . .
This one may be very hard or very easy. If no one has a clue sound off and I'll lay down some hints.


Come catch me!

Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:22 am

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Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:22 am linkquote
Re: And for my next trick . . .
BoomieMCT wrote:
This one may be very hard or very easy. If no one has a clue sound off and I'll lay down some hints.
I have no clue. It's not long enough for the under-road tunnel I'm familiar with.
Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:15 am

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Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:15 am linkquote
I had to register and quit lurking after seeing the bridge I grew up in NoVA and am familiar with it, but I don't live there anymore sadly. When I went there in HS, we got pulled over just for showing up. Apparently the local residents weren't too fond of kids showing up at night fyi, it has a wikipedia entry.
Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:17 am

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Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:17 am linkquote
dephyler wrote:
I had to register and quit lurking after seeing the bridge I grew up in NoVA and am familiar with it, but I don't live there anymore sadly. When I went there in HS, we got pulled over just for showing up. Apparently the local residents weren't too fond of kids showing up at night fyi, it has a wikipedia entry.
SILENCE YOU!!!!

But, yeah, if you know where it is don't go there at night.
Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:21 am

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Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:21 am linkquote
hehe, not another peep
Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:24 am

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Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:24 am linkquote
dephyler wrote:
hehe, not another peep
j/k. I want to give the players a few days before I make it too easy.
Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:42 am

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Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:42 am linkquote
tough but I got some ideas
give me a day to search both my memory and NOVA a good one none the less

Vince
Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:45 am

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Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:45 am linkquote
Re: tough but I got some ideas
dragonredlx50 wrote:
give me a day to search both my memory and NOVA a good one none the less

Vince
I will drop these vague hints;

1. It is in NoVa, not DC or Md.
2. It is outside the beltway.
Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:23 am

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Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:23 am linkquote
Thursday's hint
3. No one calls it by its "official" name, they use it's nickname. In fact most people wouldn't even know the "official" name.

To be added to these already existing hints;

-1. It has its' own Wikipedia page.
0. Don't go there at night.
1. It is in NoVa, not DC or Md.
2. It is outside the beltway.
Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:55 am

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Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:55 am linkquote
I have no idea
Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:16 am

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Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:16 am linkquote
I still think I know
Just need the chance to ride and look. If I don't get it tonite I will surrender
Vince
Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:14 am

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Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:14 am linkquote
Maybe some internet research is in order?

I'll post another hint tomorrow morning. Maybe Ratstar can get a tag the same day she gets her scooter?
Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:16 pm

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Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:16 pm linkquote
Got it, but it will take some doing
My LX50 will be pushed tommorow morning, This will be my furthest hop so far!
Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:38 pm

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Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:38 pm linkquote
Re: Got it, but it will take some doing
dragonredlx50 wrote:
My LX50 will be pushed tommorow morning, This will be my furthest hop so far!
So you have a plan then? Good luck!
Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:54 am

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Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:54 am linkquote
Ladies and Gentlemen Ipresent the "Bunnyman Bridge
Really have to thanks for the challenge. It was 22 miles each way so it was tough on the LX50, but I had my best adventure so far and for that you get my thanks



Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:59 am

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Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:59 am linkquote
Ok. I really want to know where that is!

22 miles on the 50, good going!

I'm doing 25 each way to work on a 250. It's still a bit tiring with the big engine, but SO much fun.
Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:10 am

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Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:10 am linkquote
Found it! And it is near my commute tonight!

Just have to get out of here before dark.
Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:40 am

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Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:40 am linkquote
That, my friends, is Bunnyman Bridge - the 14th most haunted place in the U.S.A. (I read that somewhere).

Supposedly in 1904 a train wrecked nearby. One of the train cars was carrying prisoners and mental patients bound for a prison. After a manhunt all but two of the mental patients were retrieved. Authorities assumed the other two died.

After the crash people started noticing carcasses of rabbits hung from the bridge. After one of the two missing inmates was found people believed the one remaining one at large was living in the woods and eating rabbits. A few months later some kids went missing and their carcasses were found hanging from the bridge.

The Bunnyman was never found and local legend has it that if you go there at night (or at night on Haloween) the Bunnyman made come and get you and hang your carcass from the bridge. The vertical brown marks on the bridge are supposedly marks from the ropes victims are hung from.

Also, another cool rumor, I heard this bridge was part of the inspiration for the movie Donnie Darko.
Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:42 am

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Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:42 am linkquote
SanGimignano wrote:
Found it! And it is near my commute tonight!

Just have to get out of here before dark.
Yeah, since you commute through Clifton I assumed you'd get this one. Who knew Dragonred would be so hardcore on his 50?
Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:23 pm

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Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:23 pm linkquote
Wow, that's a cool story (spooky!).
Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:32 pm

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Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:32 pm linkquote
Clifton!?

That's like, almost to North Carolina....
Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:33 pm

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Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:33 pm linkquote
Hardcore or obsessed
My wife is concerned over this game and my obsession with it. Highly recommend Fairfax Station Rd. to get to the bridge. It has rolling hills and snakelike turns, so much fun. After this I'm in for the get together. Raise a pint glass to you all. The new post will be on tonight, and I leave for vacation tomorrow. So talk to everyone in a week. Don't be sad for me my scoot is coming on vacation too!!
Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:51 pm

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Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:51 pm linkquote
I looked for the bridge on the way home but couldn't find it! I'm thinking you have to come from the other end of the road I came from. I turned onto the road, it turned to gravel, then went down a hill and became a driveway!

I just want to see this place now! I loved Donnie Darko and always love good urban legends. I'll try from the other direction one day to check it out.

Side note and slightly disturbing, given the lore of the bridge. I was IM'ing with a good friend, she's a bit older than I am and has lived here all her life. I asked her if she knew about the bridge and she told me a boyfriend of hers in high school got his legs cut off by a train not far from the bridge.

Now that we are all depressed, I'm having a drink, it's Friday!
Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:20 pm

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Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:20 pm linkquote
SanGimignano wrote:
I looked for the bridge on the way home but couldn't find it! I'm thinking you have to come from the other end of the road I came from. I turned onto the road, it turned to gravel, then went down a hill and became a driveway!

I just want to see this place now! I loved Donnie Darko and always love good urban legends. I'll try from the other direction one day to check it out.
Turn on Colchester Road off of Braddock. Follow it until you see the bridge. If you turn onto Fairfax Station Road from Colchester you will have just missed it (so don't do it).
Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:23 pm

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Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:23 pm linkquote
Yeah, figured that was it. I was coming from Chapel Road, took Clifton Road, right on Wolf Run Shoals, left onto Chapel, then a right on Colchester.

But Colchester from there was pretty much just a long gravel driveway.

I'll try it from Braddock soon.
Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:27 pm

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Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:27 pm linkquote
Incidentally, I didn't post it because Dragonred seemed to be hot on the trail, but here was what was going to be Friday's clue.


Why are you wearing that stupid man-suit?

Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:28 pm

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Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:28 pm linkquote
new tag
could be easy could be hard



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