Middle Tennessee pixel hunt

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by rob feature, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. rob feature

    rob feature Domain Ranger

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    It's open season in Middle Tennessee. No license required. Your weapon of choice will be some sort of digital camera...be it phone, helmet, SLR, hidden, pocket...doesn't matter. You can take down the elusive pixel with just about any camera. Just get 'em in the frame and shoot. Well, then share.

    This is basically the same thing as all the tag-o-ramas out there. Just with a different name. I figgered tag-o-rama was getting well-worn.

    A simple explanation of the game: There should just about always be a current tag. If you wanna play, go find the tag and take a picture of it and your bike. Then post it back to this forum and claim your tag. Then post up a new tag...someone else will go get it. Rinse and repeat.

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    I guess we need some rules (subject to change). Please read the rules if you intend to post to this thread:

    updated 4/17/10

    1: Your photo must be taken after the new tag is established. (can't just use old photos you have on hand). This goes for a new tag placement as well. No file photos may be used. A photo taken on the way to the current tag may be used to place the new tag as long as it was taken no more than 24 hours prior to the new tag.

    1a: Try to reproduce the photo as well as possible from memory. If something's blocking your way, just do your best...the idea is to prove you were there; not to critique composition. You may only submit one photo for a tag. You may only capture a tag with one photo.

    2: Your photo must be taken from an area accessible to the public. Let's try and keep it legal. In the interest of as much participation as possible, the area should be accessible to all motorcycles. This means the tag location should be accessible via public road. Pavement is optional. Private property is okay as long as it is intended for public use and is open to the public (not gated/signed). A tag may not be taken nor placed inside a 'pay area'. If you have to pay to get in, you're out of bounds.

    3: The winner of a tag makes the next tag; preferably on the same outing to keep the ball rolling. Winner has 24 hours after tagging to post a new tag.

    3a: In the case that no new tag is established within 24 hours, the last tag still stands. For example, have a look at the first photo posted to the thread...the one with the big wine barrel. If it's tagged and no new tag is posted within 24 hours, then that first photo with the big wine barrel is still the current tag. Someone will need to go get it again. (The barrel photo is only an example...the game assumes that the last tag was never made). The player who invoked this rule (the one who tagged and failed to post a new one) is no longer eligible for this particular tag.

    3b: Once a new tag is posted, it is the new tag. In other words, no changing the new tag once it's posted...time remaining in the 24 hour period or not. Why? Because someone may have already gone out for it.

    4: Gotta have boundaries. Please consult the map above. If you're within the yellow counties, you're in bounds. Again, gated and/or pay areas are out of bounds even if they fall within the allowed counties.

    5: Your bike (or the bike you're riding) must appear in the photo. You can crop and color-correct your photos, but you may not digitally (nor by conventional means) insert a motorcycle or a background.

    6: First eligible post to this thread wins the tag.

    7: Please don't post the whereabouts of or hints to a current tag until someone has tagged it. If a tag just starts taking too long, the original poster may start giving hints. ONLY the original poster can post hints.

    8: You can't tag your own tag.

    9: No whining.

    I guess that's enough for now. Adjustments can be made if necessary...just speak up...still tweaking the rules to everyone's liking.

    If you're new at this and don't quite get it, why don't ya just kick back and observe for a bit. It'll come to ya.

    And okay, we aren't actually hunting pixels. We're really looking to arrange them in a way so that others will believe that we've been where we say we have. But it had a ring to it.

    Happy Hunting!

    Google Map of tags past

    Tags:


    Updated occasionally

    Pilot: Arrington Vineyards - www
    1: Madonna's Bra - www - www
    2: Phoenix flea market
    3: The Groove - www
    4: Old Hickory Dam - www
    5: Nashville Superspeedway - www
    6: J. Percy Priest Dam - www - *
    7: Dickerson Road Buffalo
    8: Trail off Nachez Trace Parkway @ Hy 50
    9: George Dickel Distillery - www
    10: Campbell's Station Country Store and foodery - *
    11. F-4 Phantom @ Sumner County Airport
    12. NOAA weather office - Old Hickory
    13. PJ's Antique Mall
    14. Charlie Daniels Park
    15. Center Hill Dam
    16. The Hermitage
    17. The Polk House - *
    18. Pink Elephant enjoying a martini
    19. Covered Bridge
    20. Old Springfield Highway train bridge
    21. Cold Springs School - Portland
    22. Hy 128 @ Clifton, TN - *
    23. Meriweather Lewis - www
    24. Parthenon in Centennial Park
    25. Port Royal State Park
    26. Stage Coach Hill
    27. Mousetail Landing State Park
    28. Cane Creek Market
    29. Fort Negley
    30. Drake's Park
    31. El Rodeo Market
    32. Whose house? CDQ3's house
    33. Tom Patten @ Cavendars (Hickman Co.) - *
    34. Pulltight Hill - Williamson Co. *
    35. The Farm Store *
    36. 4 Way Market - Centerville
    37. Grinder's Switch
    38. Fort Redmond/Bell Witch
    39. Fish Dam
    40. Circle Y Ranch - Rutherford Co.
    41. Cedar Pond
    42. Jarman's Sign
    43. Lock A - Cheatham Dam
    44. Mel Tillis' ass
    45. TN British Motorcycles
    46. Charlie Biggs' Chicken & Sauce
    47. Daisy Duke up against the wall - Williamsport, TN
    48. Cave Spring Church *
    49. Behind the End Bar
    50. Thompson Overlook
    51. Unknown...need info
    52. Short Mountain Bible Camp
    53. Unknown...need info
    54. Erin sign
    55. Some Fresh Produce sign somewhere
    56. Sinkhole on Hy 50 - *
    57. Odd Fellows Hall Church of Christ
    58: The Amish Galeries
    59: Nameless
    60: S&G Custom Cycles
    61: Huff's Grocery
    62: First Baptist Church of Spring Hill
    63: Henry Horton State Park
    64: Tennessee Renaissance Festival
    65. Puckett Field, Eagleville
    66. Marcy Jo's Mealhouse
    67: BBQ Caboose, Lynchburg
    68: Some little lighthouse
    69: A sign that reads Neptune
    70: Nature Center
    71: Some sign off in the woods
    72: Loveless Cafe'
    73: Just another covered bridge
    74: Just another gate
    75: Bells Branch Church of Christ
    76: Tennessee State Prison
    77: Cragfront Mansion
    78: Some old store
    79: Some phallic monument thingy
    80: Devil's Backbone state natural area
    81: Laurel Hill Lake
    82: TN/AL line on the Natchez Trace
    83: Drive thru store, Summertown
    84: Shelby Bottoms train bridge
    85: Ward's Seminary
    86: Dyer Observatory
    87: Stick in a box
    88: Standing Stone SP
    89: Some cooling tower
    90. Steps to Narnia?
    91. DelMonaco Winery and Vineyards
    92. Willow Grove Marina
    93. Mystery Falls
    94. Hemlock Semiconductor sign
    95. Hemlock Semiconductor building
    96. Ralph Spangler Stadium
    97. TN/KY state line store
    98. Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail
    99. Vagina Lips over troubled water
    100. The coolest house evar!
    101. Old Town - Franklin
    102. Any Subway
    103. Any boat named Orion
    104. Old chimneys?
    105. Campbellsville Community Library
    106. Fall Mills - Old Salem
    107. Ellington Airport
    108. Cordell Hull Lock & Dam
    109. Big ass tree house
    110. Some ferry
    111. Puckett's - Leiper's Fork
    112. Some Confederate cemetery historical marker.
    113. Warner Park looking at Belle Meade Blvd.
    114. Radnor Lake
    115. LOVE
    116. Cheatham Dam
    117. Strattons
    118. On the Cumberland - Nashville
    119. Marker @ Ft. Donelson
    120. Magnolia
    121. Spencer Courthouse
    122. Great View
    123. Cradle of the TN walking horse
    124. Where Vanderbilt attempts to play football
    125. Somewhere not too far from Joelton
    126. Highland Trail - Beaman Park
    127. Laurel Hill Dam
    128. Tennessee Farm Bureau
    129. Possum Trot
    130. Ten No
    131. Some caboose
    132. Mary Helen's Grocery
    133. Iroquois Steeplechase
    134. Hillbilly Porn
    135. James K. Polk historical marker
    136. Middle Tennessee Veterans Memorial Cemetery
    137. Outlaw Field
    138. Red River Canoe Rental sign
    139. Trevecca Nazarene entrance
    140. Cumberland Caverns
    141. UT Space Institute Propulsion Research Facility
    142. Qute Assa Button - ass farm
    143. old MTSU observatory
    144. Williamson County Agricultural Expo Center
    145. Natchez Trace arch bridge
    146. Nissan HQ
    147. Fernvale
    148. IHF's new place
    149. Old Grist Mill near the Harpeth
    150. Shady Grove Baptist Church
    151. Dunbar Cave Natural Area
    152. Pleasant View Elementary School
    153. Mound Bottom
    154. Saint Michaels
    155. Ferry near Erin
    156. Furnace off 149 at Palmyra Rd
    157. Beachaven Winery www
    158. Interstate 24 Exchange
    159. Trinity Music City Church Auditorium
    160. Some cemetery
    161. Bridge at Old Stone Fort State Park
    162. Manchester Recreation Department
    163. Thompson's Station caboose
    164. Bench at Warner Park
    165. Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary
    166. Nate's Cabin near Isaac's Fort
    167. Duck River Raceway?
    168. F86 Sabre - Centennial Park
    169. Black ass rock donkey
    170. Mothballed 727 near MQY
    171. Hangars at MQY
    172. DA 40 on a stick - Murfreesboro Municipal Airport



    * Bruces:

    Herod's flu - (Percy Priest Dam)

    (double Bruce)
    rob feature - Campbell's Station Country Store and feedery
    mbob - Campbell's Station Country Store and feedery

    mrbreeze - Polk House

    TroyJ650 - Hy 128 @ Clifton, TN

    TheyCallMeBruce - Spencer Courthouse

    (double Bruce)
    TroyJ650 & TN Steve - Tom Patten @ Cavendars (Hickman Co.)

    mbob - Pulltight Hill

    richarddacat - The Farm Store

    istbenz - Cave Spring Church

    rob feature - Hy 50 sinkhole

    ihatefalling - Huff's Grocery

    Drowsy Dave - A sign that reads Neptune

    richarddacat - Cragfront Mansion

    Mr. Breeze - Beaman Park

    Mr. Breeze - old MTSU observatory

    Drowsy Dave - Nissan HQ

    (double bruce)

    Ride 2 Little - Mound Bottom
    ihatefalling - Mound Bottom
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  2. rob feature

    rob feature Domain Ranger

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    Something nice & easy to get us started

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  3. ride2little

    ride2little MoveAlongNothingHere

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    (Dangit!) That's just up the road, it's raining and I'm about to leave town. I'm sure someone will beat me to this unless I can dig up an old pic.
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  4. rob feature

    rob feature Domain Ranger

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    See rule # 1 :deal
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  5. ride2little

    ride2little MoveAlongNothingHere

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    So then, according to rule # 6 I cannot take one with my truck in front of it on my way out of town (in the rain).
    I'll lay-low until I can get something that matches this criteria.
    Looking forward to this thread. Thanks for setting it up.
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  6. rob feature

    rob feature Domain Ranger

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    Well, bein' a motorcycle board and all :deal

    You're welcome.

    And FWIW, if anyone doesn't like the parameters I posted, speak your peace. I was just drawing on memory from similar threads. If you don't make rules, folks will do stuff like go get the tags in their trucks :lol3
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  7. ride2little

    ride2little MoveAlongNothingHere

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    :evil
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  8. ihatefalling

    ihatefalling Let it roll

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    Cool ! !

    Thanks for setting this up Super Rob. This is gunna be fun. I'll be a slow starter b/c I'm still about 2 weeks or so from getting the DRZ tagged....and I just sold my street bike. Looking forward the hunt. Let the games begin....
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  9. rockdog200

    rockdog200 Adventurer

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    I guess i cant play Warren County is the far south.
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  10. cdq3

    cdq3 DRZ400pack mule

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    rob might can add it? i was also wanting to add hickman,,(nice dirt roads there) this could turn out to be a fun thing,,, heheheheh
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  11. rob feature

    rob feature Domain Ranger

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    Wanna just say from the State line north to south and between the Tennessee River and Cumberland Plateau? I mean, technically, that's more or less Middle Tennessee. Sound better?
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  12. cdq3

    cdq3 DRZ400pack mule

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    woohoooo! yup yup,, thats cool ! sounds good to me man !
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  13. herods_flu

    herods_flu Been here awhile

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    +1
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  14. rockdog200

    rockdog200 Adventurer

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    Ok i guess i will play :D now i just need a boat to get there. The creeks are up and it is still raining what fun.
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  15. cdq3

    cdq3 DRZ400pack mule

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    it would be fun if it was warm out there. i love to ride in the rain even a nice spring thunder storm...but i cant stand the cold !!! (getting old i guess)
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  16. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    Us Cat Herders of the Shenandoah Valley use a 'cache' token left at the tag spot. Makes knowing if you are bruced real easy and saves the mad rush to find a computer to post up. Military style coins, any flat metalwork that can be hidden or in our case, Happy Meal Toys, lend validity when the Sheriff or Shotgun toting resident on his ATV stops to ask what you are doing..."Just lift up that rock sir and see if there is something under there" - Ah the look on their faces :lol3 Also allows for gifts such as beers, baked goods or homemade jams to be left as a gift. Just how we do in the valley - have fun with your fledgling game! :thumb

    Oh, also helps to have a Google Map keeper of previous tagged spots. PM me if you want any instructions or tag mapping ideas. Our Map
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  17. ride2little

    ride2little MoveAlongNothingHere

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    Sounds fun, but much more of a pain in the ass...to me anyway. I'd rather just snap a pic and move on. If someone posts it before me, so be it. Not that big of a deal.
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  18. rob feature

    rob feature Domain Ranger

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    Same here. It ain't gonna hurt my feelings if somebody wants to take that on, but I figured with the area we're covering, finding some of these could be hard enough :evil.

    The first one ain't that hard though. I tagged it again today, but obviously haven't learned that taking and retaining pictures with my phone's camera requires a number of steps. And my bike cam went tits up today.

    Was a great day for a ride though...hope some of ya got to enjoy it.
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  19. cdq3

    cdq3 DRZ400pack mule

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    same here man !... and i already know were your photo was taken. i had to baby set my little girl today so i could not get out. but soon as i get a good weekend im on it !... bike cam? you need to get that shit fixed would love to see some photos, i carry my canon with me, high $ cam but thats what i bought it for. only problem is its big and bulky, but takes really great pics and i love good quality pics.(your always welcome to post photos on my flickr site) just join the group, its free. :freaky
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  20. Drowsy Dave

    Drowsy Dave Square Peg, No Hole

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    This is great. Rob, thanks for stepping up and starting this. Just to clarify though...

    Are we using all of the counties in Mid Tenn?

    Not sure where the boundary line for the Cumberland Plateau officially is.

    <a href="http://s832.photobucket.com/albums/zz249/mobeus2001/Riding/?action=view&current=map_mtenn.gif" target="_blank"><img src="http://i832.photobucket.com/albums/zz249/mobeus2001/Riding/map_mtenn.gif" border="0" alt="Middle Tenn"></a>
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