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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by jtwest, Aug 20, 2013.
You gave it away??
What happened to your ride?
Clay, don't let that stop you...you can still pedal to victory
Every time I get on here I start to crave agave... I wonder why
Whats with the "bike back" comment clay?
I have always been accused of being too cryptic. Dunno why. Two corners of a chess board "Rooks". Any map search engine would pull up Rooks rd. start with the previous tag and make "vroom"noises while heading to rooks road. Keep following 85 and youll find ogle-sby. Then look at the time of day, where the shadows are falling to get which side of the road. Then you have less than 300 feet to search for one building. The notice the lower half of the word on the building can only be a few words. Match those words with words at the location. Easy stuff.
Thanks for the explanation. The accusations of being cryptic are justified My methodology for finding your tag was based on advanced assumption making.
1. Your tag was placed on the north side of a road with commercial buildings
2. You have a sore ass Sorry about that by the way.
3. You spend time in Buckeye...sorry about that too
Since most ass friendly, easy to reach, and interesting architecture (being generous with the term when describing the built environment of Buckeye) is on or around old hwy 80, I assumed you would venture a short distance to place the tag. Using my state-of-the-art aerial reconassance platform (yeah, it's google earth), I located the tag in less time than it took to type this. I think I would still be wrapping my head around the clues, but I'm slow like that As much as I joke about the west side, I sure have been enjoying my trips out that way thanks to this game. It has changed a lot since I lived there in the 80's, but it's fun to see some of the old buildings are still around and discovering ones like your tag that I never realized were there.
Very impressive process of deduction. Much the way I do it: using the unintended clues.
bike is getting a suspension refresh, i try to take care of it.
What a coincidence! I just got a "suspension refresh". Now my bike needs one.
went to move the tag this a.m. but THAT plane wasnt there so i guess i got the wrong graveyard.
U missed the flight...
Wherever did you go, wasn't Goodyear was it?
i went to buckeye airport,,,a guy i know has a real nice collection of some awesome planes including a super rare c-119 boxcar, he used to keep them at glendale airport but they didnt like them there so he moved them all to buckeye, i thought for sure the pic you took was one of his planes out there.
Man, at this rate, my ribs will be healed up before this tag gets moved
I thought we just paused the game out of respect for you until you're healed and ready to play again!
I know where it's at, I'm just not riding all the way down there to get it! Might have to be one of those east siders.
lol, i been kinda busy riding dirt, and will be for a few more w/e's so i'll get it one of these days if nobody does before me.
Now that's the funniest thing I've read all day
Come on man. If you come out this way, you can see what happened to my KLR and the new toy in my garage I can't reveal what it is until I'm ready to put it on the dirt.
New toy? What did you do with your 250?
How about a proper hint other than "go find an airplane boneyard that has this particular run-down plane in it?"
I'm guessing the plane is an old WWII era bomber, judging by what appears to be a refueling nozzle forward of the cockpit, and the wing-mounted propeller engines being that close to the fuselage tells me it's probably a relatively small plane without a very large wingspan.
Google Earth scans of Goodyear and Luke don't have anything nearly like this plane. The only prop at Goodyear is much too new, and the engines are invisible from the cockpit. Buckeye has a B26 at their entrance, but that's not a B26 yoke and I think the engines are still too far back to be visible from the cockpit like this.
I didn't know they did air to air refueling in WWII.
Helps to know yer planes on this one. I thought about asking around about that. I suppose you filled in about all Id be able to find.
XXXX XXXXX is a private-use airport owned and operated by the Gila River Indian Community... It is used for cropdusting and air charter operations, with no scheduled commercial services.
By 2007, the Gila River Indian Community evicted all commercial tenants from the property in the hopes of turning the airfield into a casino
In 2008, numerous aircraft were still present, including C-54s, DC-4s, DC-7s, PV-2s, and a Howard 500. Many of them have since been removed, with some of the old airport outbuildings dismantled, with further plans to expand and develop the airport still in progress.