El O'el's "Tip 'O Lake Michigan" Tag-O-Rama

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by El_Oel, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. El_Oel

    El_Oel Laugh. Out Loud.

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    OK, decided there is enough interest for a Northern Il/In-Southern Michigan Tag Dealio here. I will start with some basic rulez, but we will make up the rest as we go. I want this to be fun, and get everyone involved and riding, so my rules will be set with those two goals in mind.

    First off let's look at the basic Photo-tag rules. (thanks to JJMSP for his Central USA Photo Tag thread that I used as the inspiration for this local one.)

    Find and ride to where the last tag in the thread was placed.

    Take a picture of your scooter in the same position as the last tag, and post it in the thread. This gives you possession of the tag, and you can post it in a new location. Try to do so as soon as possible, so that everyone has a chance to find it quickly, and then post their own tag. This keeps the game moving along.

    Try take your new picture in an area with good riding, history, or activities for the rider who looks for your tag.

    Make sure your motorcycle is in the new picture, and don't make it too difficult for the next rider to take a pic of his bike in the same location.

    Try not to make your tag impossible to find. (use a hint if you have to- I take extra pictures of the location just in case the tag I post only makes sense to me)

    Try not to post your new tag too close to your old one; as I see it, the whole point of this game is to get everyone out there participating, and riding and experiencing more.

    Host your picture via Smugmug, photobucket, flicker, etc. I already had a PB account, but smugmug is highly rated by the inmates here, and run by the owner of this site, IIRC.

    You can use archived photos for the new tag but I prefer that you didn't, if at all possible. We are using a pretty small area, comparatively, and should be able to take the tag from one end of our area to the other in a day. If you are using an archived photo for the new tag, you should be certain that your photo is still valid, accessible, and looks like the landmark does today. Let's not use old photos for the old tag- the point of this game is to get out and ride, and maybe even find some new areas.

    Personally, I think it is cooler to take all new pix whenever possible, and for that reason I carry this 7 year old laptop with me on the longer tagging trips. I make sure I find someplace with WiFi, and post from the road or motel room. :norton


    It will become more difficult to move the tag around as it gets colder, but I will do my best to keep this nearly four seasons. I know many of you are goofy enough to try to do the same. :clap

    Anything else, ask here, or PM me.



    Oh yeah- the boundaries. :deal

    This will be N IL/S IN/S MI based, with the boundary being north of I 74 for IL/IN, and south of 196/96 in Michigan.

    The map of tags so far-

    Tip O Lake Michigan Tag O Rama!
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  2. El_Oel

    El_Oel Laugh. Out Loud.

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    Since this is Armpitters' Territory, I thought that this would be an appropriate first tag.

    [​IMG]

    What's that you say? "But all I see is your motorcycle, and a shoe or three at some corner"

    Ahh, but let your search bold, and all will be revealed to you.
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  3. BMWRich

    BMWRich Sout'side Scooter Jock

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    I know that place...
    And your looking south...
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  4. sfd156

    sfd156 curiously curious

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    I know it too.....coulda stopped on the way home from work today.....goin for it tomorrow.:kboom
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  5. BMWRich

    BMWRich Sout'side Scooter Jock

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    Don't fer git yer bike in da pitcher!!

    ......sides...whatd' ya win if'n yur da first ta posta a pitchr...?
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  6. El_Oel

    El_Oel Laugh. Out Loud.

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    You get the privilege to post the next tag.

    See my slightly convoluted rules at the top of the thread, or read some other tag threads to get an idea of the game.
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  7. BMWRich

    BMWRich Sout'side Scooter Jock

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    If no body grab's a picture...I'll get it next week after I gits home from Michigan.....
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  8. sfd156

    sfd156 curiously curious

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    If "the man" doesnt force anymore OT on me today, I'll get it after work.
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  9. BMWRich

    BMWRich Sout'side Scooter Jock

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    Hey Dude...take the $$$...never know in this economy what's up next!
    Me...only wishing for work...only had 'bout 35 days of it since Sept.'08..
    By all accounts.....2010 don't look any better.....and the so called "Savior 2016 Chicago Olympics" ain't gonna happen....kinda figured that....
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  10. sfd156

    sfd156 curiously curious

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    got that right....only problem is, I'm salaried.....Don't get paid for OT...but at least I'm workin and paying the bills.
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  11. Savoir-Faire

    Savoir-Faire Powered by Hate

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    I think we may want to extend to Southern WI as well, like say up to Milwaukee and the vicinity of Madison. Lots of North Siders who may be interested.
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  12. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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    Too much talk, not enough riding. :D

    ...I'll be back..
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  13. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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    TAG

    These cops are following me around on these tags. :lol3

    Cool guy, stopped to make sure everything was OK. He thought the game sounded like fun once I explained what the hell I was doing taking picture of my bike out in the farm fields at night while drizzling.

    [​IMG]

    New one sometime tomorrow after I help my dad out on his house. :thumb
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  14. El_Oel

    El_Oel Laugh. Out Loud.

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    Nice!

    Thanks for pickin' up the tag. Lookin' forward to the new one. :clap
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  15. sfd156

    sfd156 curiously curious

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    Dammit....missed it by a few hours

    [​IMG]
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  16. Merle O'Broham

    Merle O'Broham too beaucoup

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    OK- give it up! Where the heck is that?
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  17. sfd156

    sfd156 curiously curious

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    Hot Damn has the tag.....his to disclose. I saw his tracks in the gravel when I took my pic....hoped he had just been there and I could beat him to post....but not this time. There's a clue on the squad car, although I think his "shadow" was a little out of his jurisdiction. Musta followed him out of town....
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  18. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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    It looks like every rural intersection in Michigan.
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  19. WindPipe

    WindPipe Been here awhile

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    He gave a really awesome ... maybe too awesome hint. Read it again. :evil
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  20. El_Oel

    El_Oel Laugh. Out Loud.

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    (I forgot the "be" the first time, but meh, same difference)


    Google is your friend here. Should be the first few hits.
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