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Old 09-15-2011, 06:11 AM   #61
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150-mile radius is good

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Well when I started it I thought 150 miles was ok, figured that was within a days ride for anyone around STL. But I think now maybe it could be less. I think it needs to be big enough to get to some great riding away form the big city. And also big enough to get a large number of people. So yeah what do the people that post and follow this thread think???
Just for reference, the KC-area tagfest has a radius of 250 miles from KC. That includes STL, Fayetteville, Tulsa, Omaha, and Iowa City. The game was spun off from the Central US photo tag thread by inmate ajayhawkfan almost 3 years ago (much like this one was from the MO thread) and has 2700+ posts, or more than 2.5/day. There are occasional bogs, including a two-week gap and a one-week gap between tags in the first month, but the game keeps moving. This STL tagfest has 1 post/day in the month and a half it's been on.

I think 250 is a little long, but when you're riding in Kansas, sometimes you gotta ride a while before you get somewhere.

150 seems reasonable to me. It's long enough that it casts a wide net for participants and short enough that a gnarly tag-bagger can still ride all the way across and back in a day. The STL area is dense with history, landmarks and natural features. It includes Springfield and Bloomington, Wabash and Ohio Rivers, the Ozark plateau, Columbia, Jeff, Hannibal. Oh, and St. Louis.
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:33 AM   #62
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150 mile radius

If we get too small, I question if there will be enough landmarks/sights to keep the TAG going?

And, of course, some of us live outside a smaller radius. Which would not preclude us from participating but make it difficult to offer a replacement TAG in an unfamiliar area. Everyone knows their home turf best. Within 50 miles of Cape I know of places that most St. Louis residents would be unlikely to know about. Thus the fun. Each of us have our 50~100 mile radius of familiarity.

The large territory TAG games are offered to those who travel larger distances. Which we all do, for time to time. While traveling we see something unusual and offer it as bait for others to follow in our path.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:17 PM   #63
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Edwardsville has a university, doesn't seem to be there to me.
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:35 AM   #64
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Yeah, how 'bout some hints Gleeser?
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:07 PM   #65
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justdirtyfun has the right town but it's not on campus.

And BTW, I think 150miles is great. If a guy at the far radius wants a cool weekend run or a long day run 300 miles is nice as far as I'm concerned. The day I collected that TAG I went 480 miles I think. I was done by the end but it was a perfect ride. I wouldn't make it any smaller. Beware though fellas, I like to ride and I'll grab TAGs if they sit stagnant very long. This is an absolutely GREAT idea. I love riding with a goal. If I just go out wandering I get bored pretty easily and that makes a short ride.

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Old 09-26-2011, 03:40 PM   #66
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Pictures and bikes are much cooler than trying to post bike pictures but here goes.
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:46 PM   #67
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new tag

DirtyOlLady and myself think this tag shows a commitment to the future and is well within the 150 mile zone. More info if needed.
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:20 AM   #68
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Did we make it too hard?
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:46 PM   #69
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I think I know but ain't been able to check it out. A hint or 2 would help.
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:13 PM   #70
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The water in the background of this picture is the Mississippi river. Loving this weather!
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Old 10-09-2011, 03:20 PM   #71
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Hey,I guess I have been lurking long enough. thought I would give this tag stuff a try.
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Old 10-09-2011, 03:31 PM   #72
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Ok next tag. I thought this was a cool old road sign that has been around since 1916 according to the plaque.Ya I know my bikes not actually real adventure material but I'm working on adding to the collection.
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Cool sign. Bike don't mater as long as the trip is an adventure! Glad to have a new player.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:13 PM   #74
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I agree it is always good to have new players. Welcome aboard. .
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Cool sign. Bike don't mater as long as the trip is an adventure! Glad to have a new player.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:59 PM   #75
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Ok next tag. I thought this was a cool old road sign that has been around since 1916 according to the plaque.Ya I know my bikes not actually real adventure material but I'm working on adding to the collection.

Gotta go find that one! Lot's of hints there, so let's get out the map and locate it... if only I wasn't out of town working.

Welcome. And, the bike doesn't make the adventure...you do!
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