Big "D" area Tag-O-Rama

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

  1. simmons1

    simmons1 Long timer

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    That sounds like fun. Next ride for me is a Goldwing Wing trip with Linda to the Smokies at the end of May. After that I start to become vacation challenged for the rest of the year.

    I guess we better get back to playing Tag.
  2. DepthFinder

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    Traveling Man sculpture, 1 of 3. Deep Ellum, Good Latimer next to Dart Station.

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    Here he is in the dark

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    Better start warming up your google earth!
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    Here's your new target, check back as I will update this post this evening with some story and possible clues. edit: done

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    Okay, okay, photobuggit lowers resolution. Perhaps MOAR ZOOM!? If you know what this is, you should be able to find it as this is a fairly unique part of Dallas history.

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    The paved location is the official tag, but you can get a little bit closer.

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    Perhaps make a new friend?

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    Fugarwii?

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    Oh, and for Aragazzi:

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    Oh yeah, don't start off on the wrong foot

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  4. GSAragazzi

    GSAragazzi Long timer

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    Thanks for the consideration Depth!:D

    I got it covered: :norton

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    How is it that I get the snakes and the rest get the butterflies? Reminds me of AOT all over again!
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    On an extremely serious note, if you get on that path I was on (not on the road) you need to be loaded for bear.. err, HOG and Alligator if you go down to the *thing in the picture* :eek1

    Glock 23 or 22?
  6. GSAragazzi

    GSAragazzi Long timer

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    When I ride I use a 33 bc of my experience with windshields. I like the size for cross draw but Ido carry standard 22mags. I do drop a 27 barrel in it sometimes but if Im not switching stuff I use a 22C. :wink:

    But Ohh you see.... Snakes ok alligators ok but I like my tags Kosher (no offense to any of the Jewish faith for using this as a crutch).
    Hogs? No can do... :rofl
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    Then get the pic from the road :deal
  8. GSAragazzi

    GSAragazzi Long timer

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    Out of all the guys here I thought you would get what I was talking about.
    HOG= Hunter of Gunmen USMC

    I though it was a sniper deal you know, given your "hobby". Took it as a warning.

    PIG (Professionally Instructed Gunmen) to HOG. You may be interested.

    Maybe I just too out there :norton

    Really though it was a watch out fun I'll surprise the heck out of whomever shows. Kind alike theZombie tag.
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  9. DepthFinder

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    No, yes, I meant the 4 legged kind with tusks :rofl

    There is a range across the street though. Think I'll lease a key for next year if I can since it is a pretty cool place.

    And here I was thinking you were skeered of bacon.
  10. myorangecrayon

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    After much detective work I know where this is... to ride in the rain or not to ride? What are we playing for again? A trip to Hawai'i? $5,000USD? If so, I may ride in the rain. :*sip*
  11. Tex76

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    You can just tell me where it is and ill go get it lol.
  12. GSAragazzi

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    Crayon answer leads me to believe that I was wrong about the location on this one. Clearly Depth wouldn't choose one tht close to Crockett TX :rofl
  13. myorangecrayon

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    Good time to test the rain gear anyways. Frogg Toggs, First Gear Kili and Alpinestars S-MX5. I sip my tea with my finger sticking out as well, since I appear to be so dainty in the face of a little mist. Alas, I was dry the whole time.

    This is the best picture I could get:

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    As you can see, there's 0 shoulder on the bridge... when I tried to go to the other side I had a nice talk with a member of the Wilmer Police Department, who kindly asked me to move along or be shot (I assumed that second part).

    This is Lock and Dam 2 coming out of Dallas on the Trinity River, if I understood correctly they were trying to make the trickle that is the Trinity River navigable to Galveston, so they tried to build a bunch of dams. Somehow, this didn't work (who would've thought) and because of the expense and difficulty they gave up after 9. Being new to Dallas, it was a neat piece of history to learn.

    Using the original picture, I used the blue hue of the sky to approximate the position of the sun over the picture taker, and assuming that picture was taken within +/-15 minutes of when it was posted it allowed me to approximate a latitude, the longitude was a bit easier... just kidding! I hope I had some of you going. The black and white picture was named "lockanddam2," so then all I had to do was google that name and found the history and location and whatnot. :rofl

    I didn't go off-road as 1. I don't carry a gun. 2. I didn't feel like it.
  14. myorangecrayon

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    Biggest danger here might be a stray dog... and the humans. Don't feed the humans.

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  15. GSAragazzi

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    Sorry Simmons, my friend.

    New tag too close for FT Worth crew! Thought the damn was risky but this is just insane given the fact that the weekend is coming' !

    Jk Crayola,good tag. That area of town you may reconsider going without a bang bang. :deal
  16. simmons1

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    Better get it soon!:D
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    :huhWhat are you smoking? (GSA) Tag was located at http://goo.gl/maps/0P562

    I've got a pretty fair idea of where this new one is.

    Edit to add: Congrats and good work Crayon! Looks as though we've got another player in the game.
  18. simmons1

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    Probably thinks if it is farther West than the Texas Louisiana border that it is too close to Fort Worth
  19. GSAragazzi

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    I knew where it was ...off the Beltline Bridge. I said it was risky bc we know Simmons modus opreandi! He likes rides like that one! I do too btw, I may go check it out just to show that I not only love bacon in the pan but in the flesh too!
    Yeah, it's a Fair chance you know where the new tag is:lol3
  20. GSAragazzi

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