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Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:17 pm quote
Paladin wrote:
If you don't want to go into Compton, you can find a New tag:
Yermo has been around for over three decades -- find him.
I know it's been awhile, but can I have a clue for Yermo? I wanna play!
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Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:17 pm quote
Re: Yermo, the 6-legged Octopus.
Don't look at the small writing
MammaMonkey wrote:
I know it's been awhile, but can I have a clue for Yermo? I wanna play!
It is fun. I generally start with Google, often Google Images.

Put "Yermo" in Google will take you into the Mojave, just past Barstow. Not what you are looking for.

Use "Coke Logo" and you will find Coca-Cola. Try "Yermo Logo" doesn't help.

Company animals are "mascots" -- "Yermo Moscot" in Google Images works, which leads to a website, an address, map, aerial view, a-Ha!
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Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:33 pm quote
Great posts. I moved to Seattle from Long Beach (20 year resident) in January. I was feeling a bit homesick and this hit the spot. THANKS!
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Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:30 pm quote
I had just about given up on finding Yermo when I found myself having lunch with my BFF in Wilmington today...
"Are we in Wilmington?" I asked
"Yup," she replied
"YERMO!!"

Come to find out he was only 1.8 miles from where I had lunch....



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Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:33 pm quote
New Tag
This might be too obscure, let's see...



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Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:59 pm quote
On it
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Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:20 pm quote
double tag



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Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:24 pm quote
come catch us....



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Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:20 pm quote
Got it, and here's the next one!





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Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:03 pm quote
Anchors Away...



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Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:46 pm quote
Man it was windy today. But here's the next tag...



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Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:41 pm quote
9-11 Memorial
In front of Manhattan Beach Fire Department Station 1, southwest corner of N Valley Dr and 15th St.

You parked on the sidewalk. I parked legally on the northeast corner of N Ardmore Ave and 15th St., about 160 feet away:

It was a nice 10 minute walk around the intersection.
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Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:44 pm quote
Tag: Building
I remember when this building was built, circa 1984. It was built in five floors, but was designed to be eight floors. If they need to expand they could build the top three floors.
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Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:39 pm quote
Woo hoo! Found with a little help from a friend at work



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Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:45 pm quote
Here is your next tag...I recommend doing your search around lunch time...



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Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:51 pm quote
hint..
o. k. I'll ask... What would I be hungry for ?
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Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:22 pm quote
Re: hint..
Scootin Rb wrote:
o. k. I'll ask... What would I be hungry for ?
A burger. And be sure to try the parmesan truffle fries...

Maybe Yelp will help?
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Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:19 pm quote
Re: hint..
MammaMonkey wrote:
Scootin Rb wrote:
o. k. I'll ask... What would I be hungry for ?
A burger. And be sure to try the parmesan truffle fries...

Maybe Yelp will help?
Oh yeah.... And those fries should be good enough for the trip.
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Wed May 01, 2013 3:35 pm quote
MammaMonkey wrote:
Here is your next tag...I recommend doing your search around lunch time...
The Standing Room. Reviews were 10 "Excellent"s and 2 that were merely "Very Good."

Strange place, a real "hole in the wall" -- literally! It is in the corner of a liquor store -- go in to give in your order, get your food through that hole in the wall. No standing room inside, but there are four tables outside. I was there about 12:30p with about 10 people sitting.
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Wed May 01, 2013 3:48 pm quote
Tag: Shiny Building
Molto Verboso
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Wed May 01, 2013 6:20 pm quote
Federal Building, 15000 Aviation Blvd, Lawndale, CA
You know, I think I saw the dent your centerstand left in the asphalt.


Federal Building
15000 Aviation Blvd, Lawndale, CA

Aviation Blvd & Marine Ave.

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Wed May 01, 2013 7:41 pm quote
Wow nice turn around on that tag, Rusty! I'm out of town until Saturday, but I'll be watching!
Do either of you belong to local scooter clubs? We did our first ride with the South Bay Scooter Club last month and hope to make it back in time on Saturday to make this month's ride!
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Thu May 02, 2013 6:28 pm quote
MammaMonkey wrote:
Here is your next tag...I recommend doing your search around lunch time...
that's so funny.. I live right up the street and go by all the time.But, never took notice of the place after they changed it from a really good pizza counter. now i'm going to go more often after seeing that menu. wow
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Thu May 02, 2013 7:48 pm quote
MammaMonkey wrote:
Wow nice turn around on that tag, Rusty! I'm out of town until Saturday, but I'll be watching!
Do either of you belong to local scooter clubs? We did our first ride with the South Bay Scooter Club last month and hope to make it back in time on Saturday to make this month's ride!
Local scooter clubs? Why yes -- yes I do.
I skipped last month's SBSC ride because my LX S 150 was overkill for the "Slow Ride", but other than that, I've made almost every one of their rides in the past year. I usually go with the Los Angeles Scooter Group (and coordinate group rides from the South Bay to the LASG route starting points and back). Likewise for the Long Beach Area Scooter Group.

Alas, I've had to miss a few rides lately due to "real life" getting in the way.
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Thu May 02, 2013 7:51 pm quote
I do have a new tag, but really dislike the way the photo turned out. I can't get a decent angle that includes my bike as well as background scenery that would make it findable, and this particular shot had terrible lighting. I'll try again tomorrow from the same spot, to see if I can salvage that location.
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Fri May 03, 2013 4:01 pm quote
Couldn't get the tag I wanted to do yesterday to work properly, even with better light. So, I'll try this one instead.



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Fri May 03, 2013 6:47 pm quote
Rusty J wrote:
Couldn't get the tag I wanted to do yesterday to work properly, even with better light. So, I'll try this one instead.
I totally know this one but I'm in AZ! I wonder if someone will beat me to it...
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Fri May 03, 2013 11:37 pm quote
MammaMonkey wrote:
Rusty J wrote:
Couldn't get the tag I wanted to do yesterday to work properly, even with better light. So, I'll try this one instead.
I totally know this one but I'm in AZ! I wonder if someone will beat me to it...
Looks like I need to find a better balance between setting up a race to the tag on one hand, and leaving a tedious search-engine grind on the other.


It's definitely nice to see the thread active again!
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Sun May 05, 2013 2:53 pm quote
Got it!
This building has been around since I was a little girl, so I recognized it right away. It wasn't always Macy's, though...


The parking lot was packed so I decided to use my phone's panorama feature :)

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Sun May 05, 2013 2:57 pm quote
Here's the next one!
Ride Safe!



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Sun May 05, 2013 5:30 pm quote
Re: Got it!
MammaMonkey wrote:
This building has been around since I was a little girl, so I recognized it right away. It wasn't always Macy's, though...
Yep. I still think of it as "The May Co." myself.
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Mon May 06, 2013 2:43 pm quote
Re: Here's the next one!
Green Hills Memorial Park, RPV.
"IN HONOR OF THE MEN OF SAN PEDRO WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN WORLD WAR II"


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Mon May 06, 2013 2:57 pm quote
Tag: Sword in N
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Wed May 08, 2013 11:54 am quote
Re: Got it!
MammaMonkey wrote:
This building has been around since I was a little girl, so I recognized it right away. It wasn't always Macy's, though...
I wanted my picture to be a bit close to the original:

The point of view taken about an inch closer to the scooter. If you look at the cracks in the pavement I was an inch or so rearward. The shadow of the tree shows that I was 30-40 earlier in the day than Rusty. But at least my picture included me (w/ Hawaiian Shirt)
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Wed May 08, 2013 6:35 pm quote
@ Paladin:
Are you using a timer or a wireless remote?

I'd considered using a bluetooth mouse paired to my phone as a low-budget substitute for a remote, with a Post-It Note™ over the tracking laser to keep the cursor from drifting off the shutter "button" as I get into place. Range would be limited, though.

(It's only low-budget because I already have one.)

At least you aren't wearing Toreador Pants...

Great. Now I've got songs from both Georges Bizet and Tom Lehrer stuck In my head.

(For the record, the text-replacement macro was not triggered; that was an intentional reference to it.)

EDITED TO ADD: I tried the mouse-as-remote, as described above. It works, though it is slightly awkward. The range is at least 30 feet. Now I need to fabricate a tripod mount for my phone...

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Thu May 09, 2013 6:46 am quote
Rusty J wrote:
@ Paladin:
Are you using a timer or a wireless remote?
....
My camera is a Fuji FinePix S2950 that AT&T gave me for my 40th anniversary. It has a 10 second timer -- I did pretty getting that far, eh?
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Thu May 09, 2013 6:50 am quote
Paladin, yes! Were you a sprinter on the track team?
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Thu May 09, 2013 10:25 am quote
North High
Home of the Saxons...Class of '87



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Thu May 09, 2013 10:30 am quote
North High
Home of the Saxons...Class of '87



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Thu May 09, 2013 10:45 am quote
Here's your next tag!
Ganbatte!



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