Charleston South Carolina Tag-o-rama

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Domromer, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Domromer

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    What I take from Ter3e comment was most of us are already riding all the time anyways. A tag doesn't have to be a 300 mile round trip to make it worth doing. Yesterday riding to Georgetown to grab that tag on my way to Wilmington was fun. But I also think it would be fun to grab and place a few local tags in the week that don't require a long ride. It seems other people were trying to make the point that you must not like to ride if you aren't willing to ride a few hours for the tag. Where as I think most of the people in Charleston playing the game are commuters and it's more like grabbing a tag while your out doing your day to day thing anyways. Don't know if that made any sense. I just had two sticky buns and a large coffee so I'm on a bit of a sugar high. Speaking of your tag on way just on my way to grab that one. Glad you decide to try the local game. My feelings are if people want to play it they will and the thread will take off. If not it will die. Democracy in it's truest form.
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  2. Marsh Tiger

    Marsh Tiger Been here awhile

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    I see your point. And I agree. I still think you will enjoy the NA wild card Tag O Rama, give it a try.
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  3. kalonji

    kalonji nihilism or nothing

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    I didn't think anyone was trying to make that point.

    Enjoy you're sugar high.
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  4. Domromer

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    I must have misinterpreted it then. Either way.
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  5. bronco6.5

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    Under the northbridge, off sam rittenburg.
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  6. Domromer

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    Nice grab, can you believe this nice weather.
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  7. t3rse

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    I see this game as a means of A) encouraging people to ride to places they normally wouldn't, and B) encouraging people to document their endeavours. It would seem to me, the more active games running in parallel, the more likely you would be to get people not normally interested in playing to go document a tag a few blocks from them, and possibly get them engaged in the game. I don't see having more games as a problem, but simply giving the members here more chances to put his or her mark on the game. Maybe I missed the mark.... Like I said, I'll be riding whether I take pictures or not.

    The reason some of the tags seemed to linger, is because they were further than a lot of people were willing to go for a day ride. I would normally not care about putting these miles on my bike, but I'm not made of money, and chains, tires, oil, fuel, cams, valves, piston rings, main/rod bearings, tranny dogs, gears, clutches, etc are all consumable parts. Because I'm a maintenance Nazi, I do my valve adjustments every 6k miles, and the more I ride without good reason, the quicker I have to replace parts, tackle big tasks, and the more money I spend to see places that I likely couldn't give two shits about seeing. If this game is the motivation some people need to get out and ride, that's great. I don't need motivation, so I'll play when it's convenient.

    I really wasn't trying to harp on anyone. It's not like I'm talking to a group of Harley owners that spend more time polishing their heavy chrome behemoths than putting time into developing adequate skills. It just seems like (and this is the American way), that the people complaining aren't the people contributing.

    So if anyone took offense to anything I said, I'm sorry--that you have thin skin.

    Now, this last tag--I have no idea where this is. I looked at the map trying to located off the bridge, but I'm pretty stumped. I was figuring with the dirty minded comment that either the name of area has some sexual connotation, or that it's near a titty bar....namely Jaguars, but the scenery doesn't look quite right....
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  8. bronco6.5

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    Keeping the theme of 'under bridges', or 'places crackheads may hang out'
    Here's a new tag:[​IMG]
    There's a railroad track right behind me here, and the next bridge has a real boat landing.
    Also it's been established that my geography sucks, but I think this is still in charleston county. Over the next bridge(this is more like an overpass), I think Berkeley county starts.
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  9. bronco6.5

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    It's maybe 4 miles west, then 5 miles south of the previous tag.
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  10. t3rse

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    I know where this one is! Too bad I don't have time to grab it.
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  11. Domromer

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    You seem to know all the crack spots.
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  12. Marsh Tiger

    Marsh Tiger Been here awhile

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    :dhorse The game worked for years as is. People play when they can, the new Charleston will be no different.


    Everybody has to do maintenance, you seem to REALLY enjoy it :eek2 (that's not a poke, it's cool if you like to work on your bike)

    You feel this way because you haven't spent enough time playing to know who plays. When you decide to take a break from tag will you be upset if someone tells you that you are not contributing? I think I can speak for many of us when I say this whole thing started with one man's bad mood. Had this game come about under different circumstances it may have been greeted with open arms. Tag will not always move at a pace that suits all of us. There are other games on ADV that may. Did any of you ever consider looking before you decided to blow up the community? When this game fails to meet the collectives standards of the group will another one be created? The conclusion can easily be drawn that you didn't, nor did you care if you offended inmates that have been playing the lowcountry game longer than presumably you have lived in Charleston or at least known about the game. Please do not presume that we must not care because you haven't seen us play much.



    I sure as hell hope that this has reached the discussion stage, if anyone took offense to anything I said, I'm sorry--that you have thin skin.
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  13. bronco6.5

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    The 'dirty minded' thing is probably reference to the road to get down there.
    I'd intended to use that same place as my next tag, and was going to say that if you're not comfortable riding extremely rutted rocky roads, to approach from the east side. It's short, but not something everyone would want to do.
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  14. Domromer

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    What would the different circumstances have been? Should I have asked the "communities" permission first? Come on man this is an Internet forum not the Lions Club. Here is it broken down. Low country tag game comes to a stand still when the game leaves Charleston. I wanted to create a game without so much downtime. This idea didn't come about from a bad mood. It came about as I was thinking how I enjoy the tag game and I'd enjoy it more if I could get more people to play. This game wasn't created to shut any other games down. As ter3e mentioned I created it to get more people playing. I'm really not sure how this created so much upset among the "community". It seems there is a lot of upset over very little. As I've said numerous times now if no one wants to play then the thread will die. Let's just all calm down. There is no reason get all worked up and challenge each others riding cred.
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  15. ob1quixote

    ob1quixote Been here awhile

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    My take on the issue...I like having 2 games going, one local, one more expansive.

    My choices on tacking a tag; am I working 7 days this week? what gear ratios am I running? how far the ride is?

    Right now, working 6 days, still have dirt ratios installed, local tag is less than 5 miles away, coastal tag is much further away.

    I may grab the local tag, have to bail on the coastal. Nice to have options!
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  16. Domromer

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    Could I ask for another hint on this one. My Google map skilz have let me down. I was convinced I knew the spot until I took a ride out and realized I was wrong.
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  17. bronco6.5

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    It's near the limehouse boat landing.
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  18. Domromer

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    Dang I was right there. How the hell did I screw that up!
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  19. Domromer

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    Grab I think. Far west side of Limehouse bridge?

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  20. bronco6.5

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    That is very close. When I took the picture, I was literally ten feet from a set of railroad tracks.
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