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Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by cbolling, May 17, 2010.
It's on my radar. Not a grab.
I agree. Rice "rightfully so" Paddy chewed me out a bit ago for giving what I didn't realize was a clue to one of his tags. Didn't know it was a no-no at the time but I see the point. What's harder to understand lately are tags posted with no clues and grabs posted with no locations noted. Inner circle syndrome or paranoia? Unfortunately makes some lose interest in the game.
Carry on all and ride safely!!
It's hard to find a happy medium I love to ride but hate to Google. Sometimes I feel like I'm almost asking for the answer when I ask for clues. But some people seem to like the challenge of figuring it out and others seem to like making it as difficult as possible. I'd rather keep people riding than making it super difficult. That is the point of the game right... Getting out and riding.... Just one mans opinion.
I agree. I have missed a few grabs for a variety of reasons, but never had a bad ride.
+2 It's all about the ride for me.
The flip side to that is sometimes finding a really hard tag can be rewarding. Rice placed a tag in winnsboro. There was no clue other than the photo and Google Earth was no help. I managed to find the tag after a lot of searching. Would have felt as good if it wasn't such a challenge? No I don't think so, but do I want every tag to be super hard no I don't think so either. That's why it's tough to find the middle ground. I feel like if you are going to place hard tags you should be ready with some good clues. Sometimes when I place a tag I have to remind myself that not everyone lives where I do and sees what I see every week and I shouldn't assume that everyone knows the same locations that I do.
Ideally I'd like someone from any part of the state to be able to find my tags if they felt like going for a ride. Like someone mentioned earlier how many people will skip out on the tag game if they have to spend more than a few minutes on the computer before they grab a tag.
I've been with the same company for 18 years and some of my coworkers still ask the silliest questions like "Did you ride your bike to work today?" Well duh, my motto is if I'm breathing I'm riding.
Does your scooter have the heated grips and seat?
Why yes it does... and ABS to boot.
Great looking bike. I gotta find one of those locally to check out.
I'm loving mine. I'm trying to find a time slot to do a coast to coast to coast run this summer on it.
That's a very cool bike and if you are handicapped then please ignore my next comment.
As a motorcyclist, road bicycle rider, and car driver I a always interested in fostering good will and respect use of the road. As a physician with handicapped patients I'm keenly aware of parking. So please consider not parking in handicapped spots or the blue lines around them they are needed space for loading or unloading wheelchairs etc. even if you just stopped for the picture it sets a bad example and appears to be disrespectful.
It just my opinion take it leave it. I do not claim to know you or your intentions.
You must not hang out here much or you would have seen my handicapped license plate in some of my other posts. Jumping to conclusions is not a healthy exercise. As I explained to the DMV worker, all of my bikes have motors so my bad leg and cane don't stop me from riding since I don't have to pedal them. As for my choice of parking space, I position my bike far enough to the rear and away from the car beside me to allow unfettered access. The other reason I use that spot is to free up another full handicapped space for a car driver that needs it. How about climbing off of your high horse and onto your bike. If you're busy riding you don't have time to draw wrong conclusions.
Did he not ask you to ignore the rest of that post if you were indeed handicapped?
Sounds to me like he was defending your right to park there.....
No, he was not defending me. He stated that he doesn't know me or my intentions. Physicians are supposed to speak from a basis of facts. That's why they run all those tests before they give you the diagnosis. He did not seek facts before getting on his soapbox to vent. And that "ignore this if it doesn't pertain to you" caveat doesn't cut it. To ignore it leaves it out there as an uncontested fact. If he's going to quote my post and denigrate me, weak caveat or not, he better have FACTS to back it up.
:eek1 :eek1 :eek1 Wow ! I guess I'm just not used to hearing this kind of argument in the forum, but
it somehow provokes me to say something.
I am a disabled Viet Nam vet. When I returned from the war, I was spit on and called a baby killer.
When I went to college, no one would have anything to do with me, but I got over it.
The funny thing is, that to this day, I still get upset when I see a car without a plackard parked in a handicap space. Fortunately, I have learned to mind my own business and not jump to conclusions. I think it's better
that way. Why stir up trouble if you don't have to.
Riding is my attitude adjustment, so I'm going for a nice long ride and come home with a smile on my face
and tolerance in my heart. Riding is medicine for the soul. Party on taggers !
Is this the current tag?
It is indeed.
I had a feeling I'd be opening up a hornets nest and I'm more than happy to explain myself. And yes I'm new to the forum and new to riding and enjoying both as well as the new people I've met. As I first stated I could not tell if the bike was tagged or not . If tagged then the bike is in the right spot although I would encourage you to use the whole spot as Is your right. I think would be safer as well. I was not tying to jump to conclusions,I was just stating facts and opinion based on what I could see in the picture. I am more than happy to be corrected I am only human after all.
My concern was protecting the rights of the handicapped and trying to present a positive image of cyclist. A little bad press goes a long way. I've seen it many times as a bicyclist when a group of us clog intersections or not let cars pass when a little common courtesy could have gone a long way
And yes I ride as often as I can. To work and long rides on weekends. At over 1000 miles in less than three months I don't think I'm doing to bad. I'm trying to learn as much as I can as fast as I can that's why I also take times to read the forums and comment. I Also look forward to my first contribution to this tag o Rama and meeting y'all on the road