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Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by SlipChip, Sep 11, 2007.
Division St Youngstown.
The bacon is cooked in a deep fryer at this fine staple of my home city. Enough said.
Practice Saturday, MX racing Sunday at Western Reserve. Camping Saturday night.
Coming up Saturday and Sunday September 28th and 29th, Western Reserve Motorcycle Club will be hosting a great weekend of Motocross events!
Starting on Saturday September 28th, we will have Motocross Practice from 10AM-2PM. All are welcome to ride, no sanction cards needed
Thats from a post on pitracer. Kyle is riding at BC or RT.62 saturday.
Any woods riding available Saturday? Do you have to be a WRMC member?
Just curious to hear about the different ways (if there are any) that the ADVrider folks find the tags. Do you scope them out on an unfolded paper map, instinctively know where they are, use Google Maps, GPS?
And, then, when you figure out where they are, do take advantage of an opportunity to ride out in the open.....?
That's less than a half mile from where i work. And yes it's delicious.
Typically Google,first hand experience from driving all over,then the poster's known area of riding all help me narrow down. If work slows some, I'd be riding a ton more for tags.
With satellite and street view you can pretty much confirm the location before even starting out.
Ofcourse the more fun thing is just to get a general idea and go ride, but that usually takes much longer and often results in a bruce.
Remember when you are out riding to stop occasionally to get a picture that can be used for a tag location so you can quickly post one up next time you tag.
Sounds like we need to have a pre-work ADV breakfast some day soon. I live close and Hateithere lives and works close to Fred's.
I use a Ouija Board, or if that fails we kidnap the person who posted and give them sodium pentothal. So far neither has been very effective.
Sounds good to me. I start work at 7, so it would have to be pretty early.
I'd have to re-learn how to set an alarm clock
I generally Google them. I will give a tag about 5 minutes of searching, if I can't find it in that time span, or at least narrow it down to a small area, I usually leave it alone. It's a game designed to get people riding, not jerking off behind a computer.
Back in the day, over on the Ohio tag thread, it was common practice to post bizzare clues and have people totally lost. Shit, one tag was literally lost because the guy who posted the picture forgot where he had taken it! That game is way better now, generally the clues are easily searchable and the tag can be found within my 5 minute marker. I still find some NEO clues to be hard, some posters assume that everyone has a great deal of local knowledge and that isn't always the case.
Some tags I recognize from riding around, others are famous enough that they are identifiable by anyone.
I generally try to get tags at times that most other people are occupied - weekdays during work hours, or nights during normal person sleeping hours. Having a job with odd shifts makes this easy for me. Typically I will ride straight to a tag, post it from my phone, and then explore in the area and just gradually and not directly poke around back towards home. This helps cut down on my being bruced.
I also pay attention to where people live and the areas they commonly post tags in.
Overall, it's a fun game that provides an interesting distraction, motivates me to ride more, and educates me about things I did not know. I enjoy it.
And I've learned Mark likes to post tags along the far boundaries of the tagging area.
I love bacon!
Deep fried bacon!!!
Put some miles on the connie after work today. Rode over to Indiana for the weekend. Usually sucks balls riding the KTM out here, but it was easy on the big beast. Only had to stop once for gas too!
Did the most miles i ever have on a bike without stopping, 170. Felt like i did about 45 on the KTM. The thing just eats miles. Had a nice close call with a stupid little doe right after the state line. Dumb shit stood in the middle of the road as i came to a screeching halt in front of it. Never moved until i was almost stopped. The brakes on this bike leave a lot to be desired, especially since i'm used to supermoto brakes, stopping a bike well under half the weight of this one.