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Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:45 am linkquote
Think I know where that is. now I need to get there. Wow, you got a spot fairly close for that event.
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:51 am linkquote
no idea where this is... no clues that I can go on
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:11 pm linkquote
Large assembly of motorcycles in a residential area. Lack of background in the thin sliver of sky suggests the coast. Picture file name helps pin down when.

Taken together there's a strong suggestion of the event and the roof of the building next to the tree confirms it.
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:33 pm linkquote
Here is another hint: Since it was too cold/foggy this weekend to get the shot I wanted, I relied on archival footage....

BTW, there is computer store that helps with resurrecting laptop HDs, Right Next to Cafe Lambretta!!! Open on Sunday! gotta love it.

Also: Shout Out to the South Bay peeps.

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Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:33 pm linkquote
oopsclunkthud wrote:
Large assembly of motorcycles in a residential area. Lack of background in the thin sliver of sky suggests the coast. Picture file name helps pin down when.

Taken together there's a strong suggestion of the event and the roof of the building next to the tree confirms it.
ok Sherlock... go get it then!
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Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:54 pm linkquote
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ok Sherlock... go get it then! :)
I'm in Palo Alto, scooter and camera are in San Francisco. If not I'd grab it on a long ride home.
Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:11 am

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Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:11 am linkquote
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ok Sherlock... go get it then! :)
You go get it. You were out there just a few weeks ago. Or maybe I can get it tomorrow.
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Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:14 pm linkquote
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You go get it. You were out there just a few weeks ago. Or maybe I can get it tomorrow.
Oooh... I think I can get it tomorrow! Didn't take the scooter today.
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Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:41 am linkquote
Great idea, Ritch. I just adopted it for Orange County.
Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:14 am

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Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:14 am linkquote
oopsclunkthud wrote:
scooterlicious wrote:
ok Sherlock... go get it then!
You go get it.
Hey you other South Bay MVers - its spittin distance. hint: LOM + archival footage (on several levels).

SOMEONE go get it!

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Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:51 am linkquote
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Hey you other South Bay MVers - its spittin distance. hint: LOM + archival footage (on several levels).

SOMEONE go get it!

\osc
I was planning on gettin it yesterday on the way home from work but I got stuck in a business dinner & by the time I left SF it was 9 and it was too dark and I was too tired! Gonna try to go get it today!
Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:58 pm

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Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:58 pm linkquote
Well, that added some excitement to my day! Good hint, Oscillator!

Cheers,

Bob



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Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:42 pm linkquote
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Good hint, Oscillator!
Learning Object Metadata - works everytime! ; ))

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Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:14 pm linkquote
Oscillator wrote:
Burgerbob wrote:
Good hint, Oscillator!
Learning Object Metadata - works everytime! ; ))

\osc
"Learning Object Metadata is a data model, usually encoded in XML, used to describe a learning object and similar digital resources used to support learning." (Wikopedia).

And all the time I thought you meant Lots Of Motorcycles!! Oh, well, whatever works! The picture of the Ritz hotel on their website verified the location (the small tower in the background) and the rest was easy, but I was worried that I was going to be beaten to it. What fun! I guess I'll have to think of a place now. Probably still in the South bay. Watch this space.

cheers,

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Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:22 pm linkquote
whew. I was gonna head up after work today.. thanks for saving me a trip glad someone finally got it.
Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:48 pm

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Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:48 pm linkquote
So where was that? For us non-geek types......
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Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:18 pm

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Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:18 pm linkquote
LOM - Welcome to Osc's Dumb Metaphor Theatre (DMT). LOL!

Apres Vous , BurgerBob...

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Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:09 am linkquote
Way to go BurgerBob. I hope you snap a pic for us non-classic attending/gotta work people to go chase after this weekend.

Nice dragon by the way, I knew it wouldn't be long before we saw some custom paint on your new GTS.
Burgerbob wrote:
Well, that added some excitement to my day! Good hint, Oscillator!

Cheers,

Bob
Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:36 am

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Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:36 am linkquote
I've just returned from my picture taking mission. I have three shots, all within 20 miles of my home. Which one to choose? Whichever one it is, I'm afraid it's gonna be a longish ride for you, Dreaded, and all you North Bay types. Anyway, yesterday's ride for me was a 100 mile round trip! So here goes, this one chosen because it's on an entertaining stretch of road.

Cheers,

Bob



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Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:45 am linkquote
Love the filename, Burgerbob!
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Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:55 am linkquote
Yeh, I'm not giving anything away, at least, not yet!

Cheers,

Bob
Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:30 am

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Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:30 am linkquote
Burgerbob wrote:
Yeh, I'm not giving anything away, at least, not yet!
But I think you just did:

1) within 20 miles of my home (you are in SJ, right?)
2) photo appears to be taken facing west, based on sun's shadow
3) non-urban area

and my fave:

4) an entertaining stretch of road

\osc
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Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:25 pm linkquote
So far, so good Mr. Holmes, but which entertaining road? And it's not Calaveras Rd!

Cheers,

Bob
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Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:53 pm linkquote
A lot of Bay area riders will be going to the San Francisco Classic this weekend, so now's your chance to grab this one! Hint: I met a young cow on the way there!

cheers,

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Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:03 pm linkquote
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So far, so good Mr. Holmes, but which entertaining road? And it's not Calaveras Rd!

Cheers,

Bob
At this point, I'd put my money on that road backside of Hamilton, Kincaid Rd, I think.
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Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:50 pm linkquote
Not it! It's almost due south of where I live (eastern foothills) and about 9 miles as the crow flies. Does that help?

Cheers,

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Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:18 pm linkquote
wow, that is hard to get to from the city but I know the road.
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Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:33 am linkquote
OK, ladies and gentlemen, it's a lovely morning for a ride, so here's another and possibly final clue: It's a park, the kind most of us would probably enjoy and don't forget what I said about the baby cow, or should I say, calf, that I met. So now go find it!

Cheers,

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Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:44 pm linkquote
Didn't get to SF Classic so I went lookin for a pic.
County Motorcycle Park, Metcalf Road



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Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:49 pm linkquote
GAWDDAMMIT!!!!!

My initial impression was that it was a motocross park. THEN, got confused by the clues, thinking "Lake Cunningham Park". Knew I was close when I saw Bob riding on Tully yesterday . . .

. . . . blast.
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Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:54 pm linkquote
I had no idea where it was, so I just gave up way to go Mike!

Now... where are we going next??!!!
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Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:13 pm linkquote
Here ya go!



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Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:26 pm linkquote
Congrats, Mike, I'm glad somebody finally got it! I was afraid my hints would make it too easy, but I guess i was wrong! Now, your new pic, I know I've ridden past that spot, but there are so many like it around here, I just can't place it. I will go hunting tomorrow!

Cheers,

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Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:19 pm linkquote
Those who know my haunts
will find the tour...
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Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:57 pm linkquote
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Those who know my haunts
will find the tour...
You mean somesing . . . .


LIKE ZIS?!
*lmao

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Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:58 pm linkquote
whoa.. that was fast!
Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:16 pm

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Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:16 pm linkquote
Sure was fast! Where is that? Mt Hamilton Rd? Quimby Rd?

Where to next?

Cheers,

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Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:12 pm linkquote
As Mike said . . .
Quote:
Those who know my haunts
will find the tour...
Tour . . . as in AMGEN Tour of California.

Those of you who attended Classico Moto Italia 11 this year would recognize it from the Saturday Morning ride from Battlescooter.

Sierra Road, just up from Piedmont road.

Mike and I traversed that road twice to make sure we had every twisty figured out. You see what the result was - a perfectly organized ride (no crashes or anyone left behind) w/ yours truly as the Enforcer/Blocker.
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Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:11 am linkquote
I figured Jester would jam over there before sunset!
Sierra Rd is one of my favorite Southbay runs.
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