C.O.M.M.I.E.S and the Metro Atlanta Commuter Tag-O-Rama

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by inspectorpacket, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB

    GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB Long timer

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    I hope that's not your first bike. :ear If it is :clap and we need to get you in the dirt. :lurk
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  2. shark31

    shark31 Adventurer

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    Yep, it's my first bike. I was fairly concerned about the maint. at first, but I've already added a dual sport kit, replaced the clutch pack, changed the oil, bled the brakes, and checked the valves. It is a very easy machine to work on.

    I am planning on getting up to Noontootla and Amicolola on Sunday if I can.
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  3. GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB

    GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB Long timer

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    Wish I could join ya but with the rain and just getting over a broke arm, I'm going to pass. :wink: Be carefull and let's see a ride report. :lurk
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  4. FriedDuck

    FriedDuck Why die all tensed up?

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    Man, here I am thinking 'cool, a new bar I haven't heard of' and I finally get the lowdown on where (and what) it is. Yeah, that clue went over my head. :lol3

    I gotta admit, you stumped me on that one. I had to lean on a friend who grew up here.
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  5. shark31

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    I figured that some of you guys would have a sense of humor about it, lol.
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  6. GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB

    GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB Long timer

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    If it's what I think it is, know wonder I was clueless. :ddog :rofl :rofl Can't wait till coates get's wind of this. :lurk

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  7. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Man, thats old skool. how in the hell did you know where that place was? don't ask me how i know.
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  8. FriedDuck

    FriedDuck Why die all tensed up?

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    My buddy's response is classic:

    "Yeah, I was a little hesitant to divulge my knowledge of the place, but it's a great way to cut through to miss traffic on ....."
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  9. shark31

    shark31 Adventurer

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    One of my buddies is a patron and took my wife and I there.
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  10. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    WTF? Didn't any of you cats go out and shake yo thang last nite? Go play a few rounds, then order a few rounds, then get the tag.!!!
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  11. FriedDuck

    FriedDuck Why die all tensed up?

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    I should have time this afternoon to go snag this one. I have another tag lined up that I'd like to explore, so fair warning to anyone considering it--get off yo asses!

    (I rode about 300 miles yesterday so I have a good excuse for not getting this.) :deal
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  12. shark31

    shark31 Adventurer

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    Jeebus, I just thought it was a funny tag. I didn't mean to kill the game.


    Death by gay bar :cry
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  13. SuchesRider

    SuchesRider Just Do It!

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    Jenna, you and I should go get this tag! :D These guys are afraid of 'the boys'. :ymca :lol3 I wish I had a bike in Atlanta. SR
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  14. FriedDuck

    FriedDuck Why die all tensed up?

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    I stopped by to say hi to the boys tonight :lol3

    Damn that place is hidden! I used to go to Royal Bagel years ago (and Ansley Wine Merchant--best wine store ever) and never knew it was there.

    [​IMG]

    ...and I also had time to get the next tag :evil

    More to follow.

    Jeff (or I guess, for this post, call me Jeffrey :rofl)
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  15. Dags

    Dags I'm not British

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    The next tag FriedDuck is inside with the bike:rofl


    Two KTM's out the front, does this prove that KTM riders are all like Coates
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  16. hardwaregrrl

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    Man, Duck. I almost gave up on you. You're on, Patti. We may have to show these cats up at some point. waiting with baited breath for the new tag!!. bated breath? whatever...
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  17. FriedDuck

    FriedDuck Why die all tensed up?

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    So here we go. Something about buying a dual-sport has made me want to seek out urban refuges, and this one captivated me. Clues:

    --It's inside the perimeter
    --It was built in 1906
    --At one time was an indoor pistol range
    --It was dynamited in the 60s :D

    Though there are trails & I rode em I'm not clear if it's cool to ride in there. There's an approach from a different direction that I think is used by people on foot or bike, so I'll allow any latitude you want in getting this one (pics from the entrance, say.) Anyway this should be a fun escape to a part of Atlanta you haven't seen.

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    From David Kaufman's book Peachtree Creek here's a photo that shows (at the right edge) the tower that's visible behind my bike in the 1st pic.

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    That's enough clues for now, methinks.
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  18. shark31

    shark31 Adventurer

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    The old Decatur Water Works
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    I didn't get to ride any of the trails as there was a rail road crew working there and I didn't want to get hassled. I will be back there though, cool tag.


    I'll try and get my new tag up as soon as the rain lets up a bit.
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  19. FriedDuck

    FriedDuck Why die all tensed up?

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    Oh now it's on! Speed-tagging with ground-pounding nitro-burning thunder! :lol3

    Dude that was fast - I need to provide less clues (or pick tags that aren't so obviously close to my home)
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  20. shark31

    shark31 Adventurer

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    I didn't have to work today, so I took a while to figure out the clues. If it wasn't for the book clue, there is no way I would have got it. It still took a while to figure out.

    But I also wanted to get this thread going again, as I think it is a ton of fun. That was the best tag yet fo' sho'.
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