Global Multi grab

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by RC Pilot, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    With no luggage on my bike, I'm NOT going to try and find a way to tote around some sporting equipment that I don't even own in the first place. Does the date stamp apply to this one as well? Is that a permanent file tag preventer at this point?
  2. California

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    Date stamp showing is ok!
  3. Forde

    Forde Been here awhile

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    hey man, havent been on here in a few days, nice work on getting my list!


    at this point it seems that date stamping is always ok from now on, but people are still adding file preventers to their lists in case someone who is going after the grabs cannot date stamp? thats why i added one to mine

    im gonna have to sit the latest list out, as numbers 2,3,4,5 basically dont exist here lol
  4. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    Nice grab.

    Can you amend your new list so that it is global in nature? As Forde pointed out, a number of the items are not available outside the US or this time of year.
  5. California

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    Questions for you from other countries.....

    You don't have some sort of "Girl Guides" or organization for girls that sell stuff to make money? So, how about a picture of any charitable organization raising money with a table full of stuff in front of a .............

    Really? Are Elevation signs an American thing?

    There are camera stores everywhere, well not so much anymore, but they use to be universal, that's why I chose it, I thought it would be a challenge to find one of them left.....

    As for the blooming tree, I admit that I'm spoiled by the fact that they're blooming in pink and white and purple all over the place here where the weather is more mild and where people with good sense choose to live, as opposed to the frozen north, soooooo, I'll accept anything, even flowers in the window of a florist for you numbnuts that live where you can't ride all year round....
  6. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    Cool
  7. California

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    As proof that spring has reached TEXAS,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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  8. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    It's all over North Carolina too. I'm still not convinced that we won't get a late round of winter that's going to freeze everything that's currently blooming/budding.
  9. eepeqez

    eepeqez Long timer

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    I guess that would be me in Australia.

    Girl Guide biscuits and primary school chocolates tend to be done differently here; rather than door to door selling, basically the kids bail up any and all adults they know, especially those who don't have kids of their own also trying to sell them.

    What we do get though, is Bunnings bangers. Bunnings is basically Home Depot in green instead of orange. Each "Bunnings warehouse" typically has a large BBQ on wheels, a 20 foot square tent and a bunch of tables. Every Saturday and Sunday it's all set up by the entrance and each week a different community group gets to sell sausages ("bangers") in a slice of bread for $2.50 to the passing parade. A range of sauces, mustard and fried onion is free.

    They're an altitude thing. You'll see them at passes and at lookout points, but the sign at the edge of a town (the "city limits" is a very American term) typically says something like "Nhill population 1915" (or more likely, "Nhill Lions Club welcomes you" "Meetings in the Mechanics Institute third Wednesday of every month").

    According to Wikipedia, Nhill is at 436 feet ASL, but then I doubt there is anywhere below about 400 ft or above about 470 ft within 10 miles of Nhill. (I was wrong, there's a small hill about 520 ft ASL a couple of miles east of Nhill)

    BTW, you can figure out how Nhill is pronounced from the fact that the local motel is called the Zero Inn.

    So having chosen "Nhill" pretty much at random as a small country town, I tried to find a sign at the edge of town on google street view. And here they are:

    <iframe marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&source=embed&hl=en&geocode=&q=Nhill,+Victoria&aq=0&oq=Nhill&sll=-25.335448,135.745076&sspn=41.4653,56.513672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Nhill+Victoria&ll=-36.332472,141.649494&spn=0.016662,0.055189&t=m&z=14&layer=c&cbll=-36.342002,141.641315&panoid=96kcabpp2KXegNIGgdvVLw&cbp=11,67.52,,2,2.83&output=svembed" frameborder="0" height="350" scrolling="no" width="425"></iframe>
    <small>View Larger Map</small>

    And the Lions (etc) sign just before it, also weirdly on the wrong side of the road:

    <iframe marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&source=embed&hl=en&geocode=&q=Nhill,+Victoria&aq=0&oq=Nhill&sll=-25.335448,135.745076&sspn=41.4653,56.513672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Nhill+Victoria&ll=-36.332472,141.649494&spn=0.016662,0.055189&t=m&z=14&layer=c&cbll=-36.34227,141.641048&panoid=-AqAT-8gHNfdOTKclvGnPA&cbp=11,70.84,,2,3.43&output=svembed" frameborder="0" height="350" scrolling="no" width="425"></iframe>
    <small>View Larger Map</small>

    Yep, and camera stores with enormous cameras out on the verandah roof too... (Though I doubt theres one in Nhill.)


    It's 3 days into Autumn here, but there's sure to be something flowering somewhere...
  10. danedg

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  11. advNZer?

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    girl guides here tend to sell via parents and freinds of parents,sometimes they are waiting at the local supermarket where there is a small mall.Elevatoion signs tend to be at significant summits only,not that many camera stores,most are now part of larger electrical type stores.Like epe over here Bunnings,mitre ten or The ware house tend to have a sausage sizzle going on out front for charitable (or non profit group)fund raising
  12. Forde

    Forde Been here awhile

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    we have the girl guides and stuff but the cookie selling is definitely an american thing it doesnt happen here.

    i could find an electronic store that sells cameras, but not a store that just sells cameras. a lot of towns here arent big enough for very specialised stores, they wouldnt get enough custom. i guess there is probably one in belfast or some other big city but its too far away

    our road signs dont have elevation on them

    the trees arent blooming yet

    lol
  13. Forde

    Forde Been here awhile

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    wouldnt bother amending it like ill just do the next one, theres so much stuff in the usa youd have to rule a lot of stuff out to always make it global
  14. California

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    The list has been amended!!!!
  15. wb57

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    I don't have a thinking cap connector on my bike. Can you amend this again please????? :lol3

    (I got a couple of the non-amended ones today...)
  16. advNZer?

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    1. A sculpture of a horse.

    2. A tree in bloom, it is spring, isn't it? (Amended) Or anything, even a florist window, with lots of blooms!

    3. A sign that shows the elevation (amended) or population. Like a city or town limit, or highway pass.

    4. Girls Scouts selling Girl Scout Cookies. Like in front of a store, or mall. Or any charity or civic organization selling whatever in front of a store or something...(amended, anything being sold, not in a store. A temporary set up)

    5. A Camera store.

    Go riding, take pictures, have fun! Amended; have fun if you can, and since this is global, the weather will always be bad somewhere, it will be spring in the north and fall in the south, If it's daylight here, it'll be dark there. So get on your bike, plug in your thinking cap, get your creative juices flowing, and go grab this tag!
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  17. California

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    How long is too long? At what point in time do I take on the mantle of "thread killer" and change the list to something much easier? 2 weeks, 3 weeks, a month?
  18. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    There is not really a time limit, but if it looks like a thread killer it just might be. I spent a few hours out and about this mornign and did not see one elev / population sign or anything being sold outside.

    It is your call, but if you want to get the game moving again it might be worth changing the list.

    WIth that said, to all the players; try to make your lists doable for every one. The point of the game is riding, use things that are not seasonal / regional / etc.
  19. wb57

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    Before I post the other four, let me know if this will suffice for the elevation pic. No notable elevations around here until I hit the Continental Divide a few hundred miles from here and no populations worth speaking of... :D

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  20. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    If my "elevation" sign is acceptable, I've got the list complete. Just waiting on approval before heading back out to ride. I'm going to go ahead and post my pics in 15-20 minutes rather than wasting a riding day sitting around waiting for my computer display to have a meaningful, life change. :D

    New list goes up at 2:30 Eastern US time unless I see a thumbs down on my pic above before then.