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Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by Blinkerfluid, Feb 1, 2009.
but glad I stayed put; would have gotten Bruced.
only thing we need now is to see the tag photo at the site with the tagger's in costume.....
Now that's a sight I may never forget!! Wreck and PB dressed as Divine posing on their bikes sidesaddle... ...... BAAHAHAHAAHAHHAHH ! Looks good on y'all..... Good n Funny.
Eggo is safe & waiting to go.
I didn't even plan on getting the egg till Saturday morning, when the wife-unit announced that she was going to a neighbor's for a couple of hours, giving an opportunity for a ride. The cemetery's only about 50-ish minutes to our east.
Coming up the west side of the Baltimore beltway and in between gaggles of cars, I was running at traffic speed in the low 60s when something flashed in the right mirror. I'd noticed the Jeep Liberty in the construction mess on the right and it looked like a typical construction vehicle. The speed camera's mounted on the front of the grill, so it had been pretty inconspicuous. Drat, unless it got the one car possibly near enough to me, that'll be 60+ in a construction zone (double fines) where the limit drops to 50.
So I'm just about to pull into the cemetery and pass a familiar black Beemer K-bike in the back of a parking lot. I was past before realizing who it was. Into the cemetery and slowed to a crawl, finding the grave stone wasn't hard. But there was an older guy paying his respects just a few rows away. We've all been or will be in his shoes, so idling by as quiet as possible, the lane emptied into a parking lot and there was Brian with his K-bike. Turns out that he'd also idled by. We went back in when the older gent drove out.
Brian posted a good photo and the headstone is to the right of the bike windshields in his shot, so here are a couple more (he's the tall guy on the left :) ):
The weekend got crazy after that, what with standing by for a trip that never came work-wise (good thing), and then heading to our son's college after some bonehead took a 2x4 repeatedly to my son's WeeStrom.
The base of the Strom's right mirror mount was broken by the force of whoever unleashed on it. Who woulda thunk that using the front brake bracket from the bars of an old KLR could get a Wee ridable again? Who woulda thunk we'd need to find out?
They may already know who did it, so we'll see how that goes.
I actually recently broke the compass I used for work and the one from the bag will now become a world traveler, took a SMIBby sticker (thanks SMIBs), put in a bottle opener, and eggy is ready to go back out. New post when I can get to it, which'll probably tomorrow at this point.
Sorry about your son's bike. The motivations of so many people are a total mystery to me. I hope you can recoup some damages from the asshole who did it.
But it's cool that you and Brian hooked up again on the NA Tag! Oh yeh, I said I had been lurking this game forever
I suspect that because your foreign gig fell though, eggo is gonna stay more local.
...you mean like this?
Even though it was in a construction zone the fine is still "only" $40, ask me how I know.
Brian, you WEREN'T supposed to tell anybody!
Wingfixer, hope you're right. That or I'll slip it in with the camera tix that my wife keeps getting. Maybe she won't even notice.
It was a bit nippy this morning, but Mr. Egg was hot to go.
With something popping up at the office, I don't have time to do what I'd planned, so am placing a quick tag that seems appropriate for the day.
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So the tag below is what the voting is about. This was taken from a bridge you use to drive over rail tracks, as the train is headed straight at the Capitol. Note the sunrise in the triangular building windows for orientation.
Why here out of all DC? Because it's pretty darned hard to find a place to leave something within sight of the Capitol building, AND with the bike in the photo, AND expect to have it there for a day or a week.
Better view of eggzactly where the camo pouch is and of the bridge that the tag photo was taken from:
Easy to Google Map and find with street view before you ever leave your nice warm chair. Hopefully, Mr. Egg can go south before it snows.
I used to work for the company that rebuilt that bridge. The location where the egg is currently located is scheduled to have some work done around it very soon. That empty lot is where our trailers were located and that lot still needs some final grading and topsoil. Unfortunatley, I can't run in and get him because, fortunately, I'm in Cacun right now!
Anyway, tag up quick so Mr. Egg doesn't end up in the bucket of a backhoe
I pass it twice a day, so will keep my eyes open. It's enough of a softball tag that I doubt the egg stays there long.
We need someone to break the rules again. The Tag-O-Rama got reaally eggciting when someone got their panties in a ruffle over someone new to the game not reading the rules and then other's getting all defensive thinking that someone's panties were actually in a ruffle.
Just got done reading this thread from start to finish and wished I was on the East Coast to ruffle some feathers. Great read, keep up the good work, while I enjoy riding in the Southwest almost year around and only dream about a trip comparable to Digiamo or Motomac!!
Egg has been rescued from 12th & D St SW, D.C. and is back in MD.
Grab photos as soon as I get them out of the camera and uploaded.
Damn I hate big cities and their one way frigging streets.
Round and round and round we go....
After missing the exit off I 395 S, going over the Potomac, driving around the Pentagon, going across Arlington Memorial Bridge, going by the Lincoln Memorial, up Constitution Ave to 12th, figuring out how to go around the Mall and get back on 12th, I finally got to D St SW. I didn't see the tag spot until after I went by it,(D St is a one way street going away from the tag.) I made the left after the tracks and that put me back on I 395 S.
So... after crossing the Potomac again I managed to get on the GW Memorial Pkwy this time, crossed the Memorial Bridge again, went around the other side of the Lincoln Memorial, got on Independence Ave and took a right on 12th. When I got to D St, I couldn't figure out how to get into the construction area. So I kept going straight this time and ended up at a red light on Maine Ave at 9th. I then figured I needed to hang a uby. After surveying the area for cops(u turns in DC are illegal) I decided to go for it. I roll up on the red light at 12th & D, going in the other direction this time, still trying to figure out how I'm going to get in the construction area when I see the ramp in the side walk and I'm in.
If I'd had my chainsaw with me, this would have been a much better photo. The Capitol dome is behind the trees.
Egg is going to spend a few days relaxing at my house. :slurp
He'll be placed in a new location Sunday.
New tag should be posted around noon.
And I really do hate big cities! :fyyff
WayneJ, Have you ever been to the "Old Stein Inn" in Mayo? I'm looking for a good German restaurant to do a "ride to eat".
I used to go in there years ago when it was "Neil's Old Redneck Inn"(that's what us locals called it) and drink beer.
I haven't been there since it became the Old Stein, but I know people that have. They all say the food and the beer is top notch. Highly recommended. It's usually packed. Maybe it's time I check it out. Are you going to post the RTE in the SMIB thread?
I'll pick a day and post in the SMIB thread when I do.
BTW nice grab, who said there are no twistees in the city. You just gotta throw in a couple of on and off ramps.
Glad you rescued Mr. Egg, there, Wayne.
I do think we gots your tag:
Phoenominal work there boys!!! Keep it bumpin'!!!
btw...are there any 'girl' TAG game players out there???
I haven't driven in DC in over 20 years, never on a bike before and never in SW.
I wasn't lost. I just couldn't get there from there. oser