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Old 10-10-2011, 02:30 PM   #2296
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ok, finally on the board, next tag is a lighthouse. For all you landlocked types any image of a lighthouse will do for me

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Old 10-10-2011, 05:41 PM   #2297
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I came out of it far better than the bike. A few bruises and aches. No road rash, no broken bones, not even a headache even though the rider behind me said I landed head first. Helmet probably saved my life on this one.

The rest of my gear came through with minor scuffs and a small melted spot on the right knee where it made contact with the exhaust header. If anyone has any doubts about Fieldsheer gear, I can assure you it is very well made. No rips, tears or abrasion holes.

Not sure of the whole chain of events, but it looks like the front washed right about the same time as the back stepping out. I had enough time after the front dropped to think "Stay Loose" before I was ejected.

Bike hit a clay embankment at about 40 mph and tumbled right behind me. The front wheel is bent side-to-side, so I am expecting hidden damage in the front end. Left side saddle bag is shattered. The Buell luggage is pretty damn tough, so that is another sign of a hard hit, and may have resulted in a tweaked sub-frame. Everything else is cosmetic.

First time in over 20 years that I went down on pavement. Happened too fast to even have a chance of saving it, even though I was riding at a mellow speed. I hate to preach, but ATGATT is why I walked away and was having a beer with my friends that evening.

Glad your ok. I hope you get it all fixed soon. Just had a guy ask me about the Fieldsheer pants I was wearing on Friday. He asked me if they provide good protection. Told him I really didn't know, never been down in them. Now I can tell him the brand is recommended by the Godfather of tagging.
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:01 PM   #2298
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The Ulysses will not be getting any tags for awhile.

Very sorry to see this, glad you are OK



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Old 10-13-2011, 04:58 AM   #2299
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ok, finally on the board, next tag is a lighthouse. For all you landlocked types any image of a lighthouse will do for me

Fort Amherst


Cape Spear-most easterly point in North America

OK, I reckon I can get this one!

Red R65!



No, wait, hang on, it's supposed to be my bike with it?

Well it IS my red R65, but as you can see, no front brakes right now.

So, MY BIKE with a red R65!



Ahh now, hang on, there was something about a lighthouse too...

My not-red-R65 with a lighthouse!



What?
It's a light house!
It's at the local motorboat club:



Upon closer inspection, it's the intercom and lock/switch for the automatic gates:



At this stage, a voice with a thick Scottish accent asked me why I was photographing it! We had a brief discussion (the Scottish accented lighthouse and I) and determined that it didn't actually have a light, which was very disappointing.

So I went and found a different lighthouse:



Believe it or not, that's the sun next to the lighthouse:

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Old 10-13-2011, 05:15 AM   #2300
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So then I roamed around trying to think of a good next tag.
I got a pretty poor photo of the tram which weighs as much as 30 rhinos...

...but I'm not sure quite how you'd describe that so that it didn't exclude people who don't live in cities with trams (or possibly Africa). Still I can't resist showing it to you.

Then it dawned (dusked?) on me; something everyone can get:



Your bike with the setting sun.

(Or the rising sun, if you're that sort of weirdo.)

To help with your planning, being just after solstice, the sun is currently setting just south of due west; see if you can show us a better sunset than my rather poor effort.

And have a look at the video at the tram link, with 30 rhinos on skateboards...
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:11 AM   #2301
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Can I take a picture of the clouds that the sun has been behind for the last few days, and will be behind for the next couple days?
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:24 AM   #2302
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Can I take a picture of the clouds that the sun has been behind for the last few days, and will be behind for the next couple days?
It's sunny in Missouri. Go for a short ride.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:36 AM   #2303
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It's sunny in Missouri. Go for a short ride.
OK, but I'm going to wait till after the morning rush is over before I head out.
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:23 AM   #2304
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OK, but I'm going to wait till after the morning rush is over before I head out.
The morning rush is before sunrise?
Or sunset is before the afternoon rush?
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:29 AM   #2305
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Can I take a picture of the clouds that the sun has been behind for the last few days, and will be behind for the next couple days?
"Your bike with the setting sun.

(Or the rising sun, if you're that sort of weirdo.)
"

I tried to keep it universal, local cultural practices, no pumpkins, nor any oceans required, even accepted that some people actually get up in time for dawn, but if you can't manage suitable weather conditions...
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:01 AM   #2306
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I was making a joke. Sorry if it didn't read that way. There's only so much a person can do to make it universal. The sun rising and setting is about as universal as you could make it.
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:21 PM   #2307
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thanks for that

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At this stage, a voice with a thick Scottish accent asked me why I was photographing it! We had a brief discussion (the Scottish accented lighthouse and I) and determined that it didn't actually have a light, which was very disappointing.
part of a well written humorous post. enjoyed. thanks
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:20 PM   #2308
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I was making a joke. Sorry if it didn't read that way. There's only so much a person can do to make it universal. The sun rising and setting is about as universal as you could make it.
I spent a summer in Cincinnati once. Barely saw the sun and never saw the stars. Never needed sun screen. I used to think people who claimed "the Australian sun is different" were complete wankers, but I live at about the same latitude south as Cinci is north and the mid summer sun is entirely different here.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:23 PM   #2309
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Tried for a sunset this evening. Missed it by just a few minutes.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:37 PM   #2310
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GRAB!



not much in the way of color, but it's a setting sun!
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