Big "D" area Tag-O-Rama

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by PSYCLOPS, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Sabre170

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    What a random clue. You had to have grown up in this town to know that. Ha!


    On a different note, any of you all ride with headphones/music? I would love to have a nice set of Bluetooth ear buds (no wires at all) to wear under my helmet both for music and maps turn by turn directions. Any suggestions???
  2. wrussell61

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    Clue number 3 - As evidence of further diversity in notable folks that come from this town, a three time medal winner in the Olympics called this his hometown. He won golds for wheelchair tennis (both singles and doubles) and a bronze for wheelchair basketball. He is also the first Paralympian to be inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame.

    @Sabre170 - I use a Cardo Scala Q3 headset. I can't say I really recommend it though. Music quality kinda sucks. On top of that, the thing is flakey as heck. It randomly disconnects and reconnects. Pushing buttons sometimes gives the expected result and sometimes not.... YMMV. I will be following this portion of the discussion with interest though. I would love to find something really good.
  3. Sabre170

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  4. wrussell61

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    @Sabre170 - Very Nice!

    Now I have a bag full of useful and fun clues that I don't need to use. :mully Things like -

    A resident of this city owned the first gasoline powered car in Texas. When he and his driving instructor (the guy that built the car) decided to journey to the far off place of Dallas, they broke down in my current home town, Forney. Repairs were made by a local blacksmith. I guess this should make Forney the car repair capital of Texas since we were first!

    Or more than 2,000 British RAF pilots learned to fly over the cotton fields around here during World War II. There is a nice museum out at the airport that covers that period of time.

    Or that during the cold war, there was a Nike missile battery just on the outskirts of town. It's intent was to protect the DFW MetroMess from an incoming ICBM but probably made this little town a prime target for the evil commies ;-)

    My last clue - in the event that no one could figure out how to use Google was to mention the hometown hero that played QB for the high school team but then went on to win an Academy Award, a couple of Grammy's and a Golden Globe along with a whole slew of lesser known accolaids. He even has a street named after him, though it is his stage name, not the name we knew him by.
  5. Sabre170

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    I finally was able to get the bike all back together and inspection taken care of.


    Clue: the logo for this establishment is a pig.

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  6. Aanarchy

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    A lot of pig logos out there. BBQ, pubs, boutiques. I need a little more than that.
  7. Sabre170

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    -this establishment is NOT a restaurant.

    -the place is along an interstate.
  8. Sabre170

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    One more

    -the name of the place points to why a pig is the logo. The logo is a pure coincidence as pigs have nothing to do with this place.
  9. Sabre170

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    Ok.....one more to help someone out there take advantage of this awesome day!

    Google says it is about 30mi driving from the previous tag (Terrell)
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    A bit more zoomed out
  11. Sabre170

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    More clues needed? Not trying to hold up progress.
  12. wrussell61

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    I've got it! I just need to actually get on the motorcycle and go collect it though.... I was out all day yesterday north and west of Ft. Worth. Rode right by here but was too tired to stop last night.
  13. wrussell61

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    Grab!

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    New tag soon.
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  14. Aanarchy

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    All those clues and I was clueless. I'm not very good at this game.

    Where is this?
  15. simmons1

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    Must be in Dallas, which is why I had no clue either. LOL
  16. wrussell61

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    New tag (hope it isn’t a repeat) -

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    Might be time for someone to level up.

    This one is in the same general neighborhood as the pig place.
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    @Aanarchy / @simmons1 - Hamm's Tires on Carroll and I-30. Mural faces I-30. I have no idea how many times I have driven by that place.. It has to be in the thousands though. I had NEVER seen that mural though until last night. The brain works is really, really weird ways.
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  18. simmons1

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    Thanks!
  19. Aanarchy

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    Ham. :baldy:baldy:baldy
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  20. Sabre170

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    Ooooo. Good burgers near the new tag!