Greater Twincities Photo Tag!

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by lonerockz, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. lonerockz

    lonerockz Permanent n00b

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    Ok I'm tired of having the central region photo tag be a full day’s ride away. So I'm starting one near me so I can find some new places to go and see.
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    The major mechanics are the same as other tags: post a photo of a landmark with your motorcycle/scooter/motorized bicycle. Next person to post a photo of the same landmark with their /scooter/motorized bicycle earns the right and responsibility to post the next photo. <o:p></o:p>

    Because I'm an engineer I have more rules with mine. <o:p></o:p>

    1. The goal of this is to have cool places to visit, not to stump your ADV brethren with some out of the way mole hill. So to that end all landmarks must be one of the following kinds:<o:p></o:p>
      • Unique non mobile manmade structures larger than a 1958 Chevy impala. (ie nothing that moves)<o:p></o:p>
      • Unique inorganic landscape features that are larger than the original Minnesota governor’s mansion. (ie no pretty stones by the side of the road)<o:p></o:p>
      • Unique organic landscape features larger than the Minnesota state capitol. (ie no trees)<o:p></o:p>
      • All restaurant tags must include a second photo of the dish eaten there. (ie I'm a fat guy in search of good places to eat)<o:p></o:p>
    2. From March to October all tags must be within 200 miles of the Minnesota state capitol. From November to February all tags must be within 75 miles of the capitol. (ie not Tennessee)
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      Two tools for checking straight line distance can be found here: http://www.distancefromto.net/ & http://www.freemaptools.com/how-far-is-it-between.htm<o:p></o:p>
    3. All tags must be accessible by a 1966 BMW R60/2 with 18 year old cracked street tires. (ie not on an island that is only accessible by an ice bridge in January)<o:p></o:p>
    4. Tags that last more than a week with no one being able to identify or find the tag are considered annoying and the poster is to be ridiculed by the ADV community. Oh and the next photo posted will replace it as the active tag.<o:p></o:p>
    5. Riders that don’t post a new tag within 24 hours of earning the right to post it are to be considered wankers. They should be reminded repeatedly of their status until they post a new photo.
    6. When posting the follow up photo, post the street address or directions how to get there so that the rest of us can enjoy a ride to it as well.
    7. Follow up photos must me taken after the original tag; no digging through the archives!
    8. Posting using smartphones from the field is strongly encouraged. But keep in mind that some of these phones put your LON and LAT in as metadata making it pretty easy to find the site!
    9. I will be creating a google map and mirroring the photos, so that they are saved for prosperity. If you don't want your photos mirrored please note it in your post what a big baby you are and I will respect your wishes even as I subject you to extreme ridicule.
    So here is the first tag:
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  2. Osnabrock

    Osnabrock Ditch GPS

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    Quality Post.
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  3. *Gravy*

    *Gravy* Jedi Loser

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    Too many rules, didn't read:lol3
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  4. lonerockz

    lonerockz Permanent n00b

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    Gravy, I think your just chicken. Probably scared to get a tag that is in an urban area...

    Steve
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  5. Daggy

    Daggy Wondering ...

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    Oooo ... I likey rule 1D.

    Yes, it would be nice to have a tag-a-thon closer to home.
    Any chance we can make it greater MN?

    And please, don't tag from an old photo. Ride there, take a new photo, continue ...
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  6. MikeS

    MikeS For sure! I'm game for it

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    Hmmmm; 1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy., Mendota ?????

    Now to just get there...
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  7. Daggy

    Daggy Wondering ...

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    Go get it. In 1854, that was just about the first house built in the state, no?

    And tag a restaurant. I want to see more food pics. :dg
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  8. lonerockz

    lonerockz Permanent n00b

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    Daggy, my goals were to keep it within an easy days ride from the Twin Cities in the summer and a 15 minute helicopter ride from HCMC's level 1 trauma center in the winter.:eek1

    It really does cover much of MN. Only the Norther third of the state is out of bounds. Heck Duluth is in bounds.
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  9. Daggy

    Daggy Wondering ...

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    (Cue game show music) Let's play!
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  10. Metallic Waste

    Metallic Waste Wearing the Cone Of Shame

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    Like!!! :clap
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  11. williefast

    williefast Been here awhile

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    finally someone started this game around here. Its mine tonight if no one beats me to it..
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  12. *Gravy*

    *Gravy* Jedi Loser

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    Leave my chicken out of this!:freaky
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  13. JJMSP

    JJMSP Cervicalgia

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    We may have to add a time stamp to the date on the photos cuz me thinks there will a lot of action on these tags based on the past. Let's we used the position of the sun in the pictures once, I think ...

    :eyes

    :lurk

    Off I go ,,,, :D
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  14. lonerockz

    lonerockz Permanent n00b

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    Time stamps and photo dates don't matter, its posting order. If you have the skills and tech to post from the site then that makes you better at the game!

    Another reason I chose a small area is that I wanted LOTS of sites. Many people choose out of the way locations so their photo will last a long time. Not me. I want more photos and more places to visit.
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  15. williefast

    williefast Been here awhile

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    Here Is Another Try?!
    New tag to come in the morning

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  16. lonerockz

    lonerockz Permanent n00b

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    Great Job Willie! Now don't be a wanker and keep us in suspense too long!

    Oh and I have updated the rules.
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  18. JetWrench

    JetWrench jetwrench

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    Great job getting the tag Willie!!:clap
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  19. williefast

    williefast Been here awhile

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    Go Get It

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  20. lonerockz

    lonerockz Permanent n00b

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    Well I'm stumped... Still looking though!

    Its a map of the Czech republic...
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