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Old 12-23-2010, 10:06 AM   #1
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Colorado Front Range Tag-O-Rama

Any interest in a local Tag-o-Rama? I need a reason to go explore some interesting places along the front range this winter. This game is popular back east, not sure why it has not caught on here other then the vast open spaces we have could lead to some long times between tags and frustrations in finding them. I have a possible solution. First,
Rules are easy...

#1 - Find the tag and reproduce the photo (as best as possible). The first person to post a found tag gets to place the next tag. If you get a tag, but somebody else posts their picture first, you lose.

#2 - Take the tag to a new location, get the photo and post it here. Give a few hints so the next person can figure out where the tag is located. Try to place the tags in interesting locations, maybe a bit of history that can be found down some nice twisties.

#3 - Tag must be a) findable and b) may be placed on a dirt road if a street bike can make it. Maintained gravel is OK, but make sure to let folks know that gravel is required to get to your tag. We don't want to exclude those who don't like to get dirty.

#4 - File photos are NOT permitted. You gotta ride to play this game.

#5 - Your bike has to be in the TAG picture

#6- The 36 Hour Rule. This rule is designed to keep the game moving. If someone makes a Grab, they have a 36 hour window to post the next Tag. If the Grabber does not post a new Tag within this 36 hour period then the last Tag is back in play for a Grab (Steal).


Here is my two suggestions for making this more fun and easier in our vast open spaces.

Lets restrict the area (for this winter anyway) to the front range and eastern plains. This means no farther west then where the snow builts up. No farther east then Kansas (this allows for some cool indian battle grounds), Fort Collins in the northern border and Pueblo could be the southern border.


I will post the first tag tomorrow. or tonight!

The Bike List used in the game as of April 5 2014

The list of players as of April 5, 2014

The first 200 Tags

Tags 201 to 400

Tags 401 to 550
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Old 12-23-2010, 06:50 PM   #2
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Tag

I enjoy playing TAG on the ST owners forum, its a kick. Obviously its better in warmer conditions. We play in the entire state, but nobody wants to strand the tag in the snow so it just happens to stay East and usually closer to the metro area during the winter. Im in..
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:33 PM   #3
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First Tag!

If you have the time to visit this place it has an great collection of vintage bikes. Mostly Italian. They are only open on Saturdays.
GPS Coordinates are approximately 30 46'36"N 104 104 59'6"N
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Old 12-25-2010, 01:36 AM   #4
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2:15 or so Xmas morning.........



Oddly enough I don't like the TOR but this was just too easy......

This shot would have made it a touch more difficult


Yeah, I'll add something soon.....
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Old 12-26-2010, 11:33 AM   #5
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Old 12-26-2010, 01:34 PM   #6
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Very Clever pic and Clue. Me and the girlfriend took a ride to the new tag. Her first times on the highway and in city traffic. This game gave us a reason to head that way.



I'll be moving the tag Southeast to the burbs.
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:06 PM   #7
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Old 12-27-2010, 04:17 PM   #8
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If you built a Castle in this canyon you should not use wood. And do a better job then these guys did with this dam.



The Dam burst in 1933 sending a 15 foot wall of water all the way to Denver and killing 2 people. There is some really great hiking in this area.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:52 PM   #9
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it will look like this in a couple of days

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Old 12-29-2010, 06:53 AM   #10
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The dirt road in and out of there can get slick after a storm. Especially in the shady spots.

Here is a view circa 1890

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Old 12-29-2010, 07:25 AM   #11
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Tag-o-Rama in the Rockies? Say it ain't so...

When I left Colorado and ended up in S. NY State all I could find on that forum was the what seemed to be an east coast aberration, the TOR. Now its made its way West? Is it my fault? Steamboat Dave seems to think so... whaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:47 AM   #12
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I always wondered why we didn't have Tag-o-Rama like the rest of the regions...
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:25 AM   #13
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TOR failures

I didn't even know what a TOR was until I visited some Adv friends in Connecticut and Mass. this summer. They assumed we would have an awesome TOR. Not so. I was looking through their thread and it looked like a fun game to me. A two wheeled scavenger hunt.

I saw the a TOR was tried a couple times in the past in this region. IIRC I saw some pics of a plated enduro bike by a pile of rocks out near Schofield Pass. No doubt a beautiful place to go but, you needed an enduro to get to it (leaving out a large portion of advers) and it was 8 hours from where most riders live (like the front range of Colorado).

I saw another one had started and fizzled. The premise was the next tag always had to be in another state. Nice if we lived we states are the size of our counties but not for those of us who work. Unrealistic challenge for most people and it leaves out anybody who would not want to ride a DR400S to Montana for example.

Thus, I focused this TOR on the front range of Colorado. It has to be accessible by most bikes, or at least big pig GS's. Most everybody can play that way. It maybe a winter game for the eastern parts of Colorado while the our mountain playground is closed to motorcycling.

So... Show us the cool places of the front range. Museums, Road Houses, Historic sites, odd ball roadside attractions, and what ever else you may think riders may want to see. Just give us a place to go and reason to ride there!

Maybe there will be a gnarly single track enduro bike TOR in the future.
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:24 AM   #14
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That one is Sooooooooooo easy...but I'm not going to ride up from Monument to take a picture...I tend to hike when I go there...LOL
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Maybe the tags need a time limit to keep the thing moving?
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