North American Tag-O-Rama!

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by Blinkerfluid, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. whizzerwheel

    whizzerwheel Using Occam's Razor

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    You guys are doing fine...Keep on moving it and eventually somebody will jump in and take it for a big ride.

    We get to learn a bit about Toronto in the meantime. Nice pics too by the way :D
  2. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Hiya, Whiz!!!:wave

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    Call me crazy but that looks more like a seawall to me. If so, not sure what happens around seawalls in those parts this time of year but around here things don't remain buried there for long.:deal

    Jus' sayin'.

    If it is a drain pipe that really doesn't make it much better. Pipes are usually put in for a reason.

    Go save the egg while you can.
  3. MAN OF BLUES

    MAN OF BLUES COG #5977 EX-TECH EDITOR

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    with all that said, and as you and the current holder are completely familiar with the area, I'll wave the flag and say that none of the tag/grab combos above explained anything whatsoever as to the "formal name" or "somewhat usable location for future reference" of any of the grabs...
    Soooo, it kinda makes it a guessing game still for all the folks wondering where in the freaking "GWN" they really were...not that it really mattered, it would just be nice to know...get the picture?
    I mean if the tag was soo cool in the first place, maybe give some explanation and relevant info on it for future reference...jmho, ymmv,
    tia, and all that jazz....oh, I already have 3 asshats before you decide to honor me with one....I bought them all up there....:rofl :rofl
    paid duty on them, and hauled them home for gifts, thank you.
    :photog eh?
  4. guymanbro

    guymanbro da Vermonster

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    Thanks for the invite. If there were some more clues included in some of the actual tag posts (similar to your descriptions of the previous tags), I might actually come visit Toronto to grab it. Wasn't trying to start any shit, but apparently I ruffled your feathers...

    Grab a beer and chill a bit, mate.:freaky
  5. ULELUZE

    ULELUZE Been here awhile

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    I will work on putting more detail in the future Tag's... In mine there was the name of where it was in the image. Larter, if you Google that you have the image of that wall, I thought it would be pretty easy to find....
    The ones from DOGSROOT where pretty hard if you dont know the area, DOGSROOT you should put some clues in here for future ones incase someone wants to come up and grab it.

    Also we only sell those Asshats to the tourists we dont wear them ourselves :evil :freaky

    Guymansbro, I think your right... I am heading out now, I gotta start taking those valium again.
  6. DOGSROOT

    DOGSROOT OUTSIDE

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    ....I've been oot and aboot all day, was waiting for a response--sure got one!:rofl
    It is a great building--but perhaps some more clues are needed.:eek1
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    I figured I'd provide clues if requested. That is indeed a "seawall", EVIL CLOWN, but its on one of the Great Lakes: Lake Ontario. Its well above the debris line left by the last storm, which was unusually intense, so I reckon the EGG will be fine there. Its buried under about 6" of sand.
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    I did post a TOR alert on the Regional Forum
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    Howzabout I post a few hints?
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    Coupe de Grace.:norton
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  7. Yankee Dog

    Yankee Dog Long timer

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    I gotta admit. You Canadians sure know how to build a sewage treatment plant. I am truly impressed. (no sarcasm, looks a good TAG)

    As to the significance of some of the earlier TAGs. I would help if someone, either before or after the grab would post a bit about what makes the tag special. Dont count on us Googling it for ourselves. You know us Yanks are a lazy lot. :D

    Yankee Dog
  8. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain

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    I think you canucks are doing a GREAT job!! I've enjoyed each tag and all the pics. Keep it movin and THANKS!!
  9. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    The extra clues really weren't needed. how hard is it to google "water purification in toronto"?

    When I did that, the first hit gave me all the information I needed to find the location. 450 miles...hmmm, I do have some time off next week.
  10. DOGSROOT

    DOGSROOT OUTSIDE

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    QUOTE:I gotta admit. You Canadians sure know how to build a sewage treatment plant. I am truly impressed. (no sarcasm, looks a good TAG)

    As to the significance of some of the earlier TAGs. I would help if someone, either before or after the grab would post a bit about what makes the tag special. Dont count on us Googling it for ourselves. You know us Yanks are a lazy lot.

    Yankee Dog

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    From one DOG to another.....:rofl

    Thanks for the compliment on the TAG, and the sound advice. I gotta admit, in the sheer excitement of getting and setting TAGS after so long a time monitoring the Big Apple TOR and the N.A. TOR I did drop the ball on explaining the Irish Famine Statues. While looking for something to post to clarify things a bit, I learned some more about Toronto's history and this monument too!

    OK, here's a site w/ a brief explaination:

    http://www.airhighways.com/toronto_irelandpk.htm

    A second link to an article w/ a pic of my TAG site in Canada's National Newspaper:

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news...ct-plans-to-raze-site-instead/article1271313/

    I was pretty surprised to see this a few days after finding out about this site myself.
    Gotta love the ever-educational Tag-O-Rama!!!:norton
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  11. DOGSROOT

    DOGSROOT OUTSIDE

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    Figured I'd share a few pics I took w/ my new camera on my TOR run up to Algonquin Park last week. The Original Idea was to stash the EGG in Killbear Park.... but the folks I was camping with in Killbear (Irish Simon and Smokin' Billy) convinced me the EGG would prefer Irish corpses.:huh


    Here's the pre-ride check, captured by Mom:
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    Yes I did notice and finally fix the blinker.

    A wee bit later I spotted what I thought might be a good TAG for later:
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    As an Inmate in the Asylum,I was excited to find what promised to be a good spot for lunch......The Mental Pub:
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    I guess you really do see what you want to see!:rofl
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    After 140 kms of Highways, Cities and Nuclear Plants, I'd escaped:

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    Thank Dog!:norton
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  12. DOGSROOT

    DOGSROOT OUTSIDE

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    Soon thereafter I was hopelessly lost on beautiful backroads, usually a happy state of affairs. However, I had a mission! So I stopped to ask a local.... and met the lovely and talented Emily G., who set me straight:
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    I am truly a lucky Dog to meet up w/ a Surf Bunny in landlocked Ontario!:norton
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    On through the crowded twisties:
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    Decided not to:
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    Left Swamp Country and headed into the Onterrible Mountains:
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  13. DOGSROOT

    DOGSROOT OUTSIDE

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    Night fell:
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    So I needed to make a beeline for Algonquin.
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    After several hours of rain mixed w/ high speed running, I was close. I got some final advice from Pat and Mike, a couple of bikers who were too wasted to find their way back to "The Road House" and probably slept in the parking lot:
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    I took their sage advice to camp "wherever the fuck you like":
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    I was sorry not to run into Maria, Clara, or their good friend.
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  14. DOGSROOT

    DOGSROOT OUTSIDE

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    DOGDAMNIT NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!
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    After a very manly hissy fit I had a closer look:
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    All I'm gonna say is Bruce must be an Idiot!!
    Two minutes after packing my camera away and resuming my ride I was buzzed by a CAF Hercules. Amazing sight; wished I'd had the camera ready!
    I am now thinking about a HelmetCam...
    So onwards I went, quickly passing through Downtown Brent:
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    On my way to the Meteor Crater:
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    Which, after 450 million years, is beloved of Geologists but a bit of a letdown for the rest of us.
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    On the lookout tower I met Leah and Scotty, who belong to an obscure UFO cult from Quebec and insisted on paying obeisance to the EGG. As I favour religious freeoms, and am not one to get in the way of alien beings:
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    They wanted to take the EGG to their landing site (???) but relented when I showed them the Rules.:deal
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  15. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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    I had no idea Brent was such a big, cosmopolitan city
  16. ULELUZE

    ULELUZE Been here awhile

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    When I went to Brent there was some construction going on but wow they got a lot done in those two weeks time...

    This is what it looked like when I went there..

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  17. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander Ride Far - Ride Fast

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    my how times change :D

    the question is .... now don't tell me ..... what city is that??

    Spain maybe? Italy?
  18. DOGSROOT

    DOGSROOT OUTSIDE

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    Perhaps I better CMY in case there are any Geologists lurking on ADVRider:[​IMG]
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    So that's 250 megatons.:huh Is that Metric? It seems that Canadian Geologists favour the more accurate (not to mention iconoclastic and easier to use) Imperial Measurement System over the silly Metric Confusion Measurements

    So I now needed to join my pals in Killbear Park. First I had to conquer the Great Stonecliffe Pass:
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    After 12hrs riding I joined my pals in Killbear.
    Irish Simon, Evil Genius:
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    After much festivity, we all had a game of Hokey Pokey, which, as you can see, the EGG won, hands down, as Irish Simon was well past Left and Right:
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  19. DOGSROOT

    DOGSROOT OUTSIDE

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    The next day was spent recuperating at the beach. The EGG is a real bitch hungover.:D

    Later we all split up to flee Killbear and head to Toronto. Irish Simon and Smokin' Billy took the Highway and were home in 2 hrs.
    I did not, and it took 7hrs.
    Now that's a shortcut!!:
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    This road was the lonliest, curviest, sexiest beast of a backroad on the whole trip. The only traffic I encountered in 30kms was captured in this pic... of course.

    Now if I could just remeber how the hell to get back to it.....:norton
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  20. DOGSROOT

    DOGSROOT OUTSIDE

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    Yeah I was a little surprised by it.
    You should hear the odd local dialect...
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