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Old 04-25-2015, 06:56 PM   #1
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NorCalTOR - Northern California Tag-O-Rama

California is a Big State. Actually, it's more accurately described as LONG.
In order to make things a bit more fun for the Tag-O-Rama (TOR for short) fans in these here parts I wanted to start another game. A game filled with green trees, rolling hills, gorgeous mountains, magnificent coastlines, awesome cities and rad little towns.
BEHOLD! I give you NorCalTOR - the Northern California Tag-O-Rama! NorCal because it is NORTH of the exact center of California.
As usual, these rules apply:
Rules are easy...

The "Tag" can be any object. It will be the object directly behind the bike in the photo.

#1 - Find the tag and reproduce the photo (as best as possible). The first person to post a found tag gets to place the next tag. If you get a photo, but somebody else posts their picture first, you lose.

#2 - Go to a new location and park your bike in front of something, get the photo and post it here. Give a few hints so the next person can figure out where the tag is located. Try to place the tags in interesting locations, maybe a bit of history that can be found down some nice twisties.

#3 - Tag must be a) findable and b) may be placed on a dirt road if a street bike can make it. Maintained gravel is OK, but make sure to let folks know that gravel is required to get to your tag. We don't want to exclude those who don't like to get dirty.

#4 - File photos are NOT permitted. You gotta ride to play this game.

#5 - Your bike has to be in the TAG picture

#6 - cannot re-tag anything. Once something is tagged its done.

#7 - picture must be taken from the correct end/side..... when possible

***ATTENTION***
these are the rules from day 1 (as clarified by SallyDog)

#1. THE TAG IS THE OBJECT BEHIND THE BIKE. there are no official mascots in this game. any "item" left at a tag site is just that, an item and should be considered a gift to the tag gods. THE ONLY THING THAT MUST BE TRANSPORTED TO THE NEW TAG IS YOUR BIKE.

#2. THE FIRST PERSON TO POST THE PICTURE IS THE HOLDER OF THE TAG AND GETS TO PICK THE NEW TAG.

the following do not qualify you as a tag winner:
i googled it first
i arrived at the scene first
i clicked my camera first
i took a picture of an item left near a tag

In addition we do need to delineate some boundaries.
The Northern boundary is the California / Oregon Border.

The Southern boundary is at the USGS provided Coordinates of 3709′58″N 11926′58″W / 37.16611N 119.44944W / 37.16611; -119.44944
Google it. The southern boundary runs due East and West from there.

The eastern boundary is, of course, the Nevada/California border.

The Western boundary is Pacific wet stuff.

The south boundary is the "geographical center" of California according to Wikipedia.

All standard tag rules apply.

Find the first tag here:
I love this place. The buildings are much larger than they seem. Just like the items they house. The building in the background is undergoing a reskinning.
Happy Tagging!!
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SilverFaux screwed with this post 04-28-2015 at 01:40 PM Reason: Edited for clarity and accuracy and because everyone was baggin' on me...... :fyyff :rofl
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Old 04-25-2015, 07:12 PM   #2
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So Gilroy is in Socal now? OK

I like the idea, my only suggestion would be to take the northern border of the socal TOR and make that our southern border.

Then again, there is already a tag in Norcal that hasn't been nabbed in quite some time...maybe.
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Old 04-25-2015, 07:15 PM   #3
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Gilroy in Solcal?

Lol! I wanted to use something that was "official".
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:43 AM   #4
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Nor Cal vs So Cal

I live in Southern, Nor Cal. or maybe Central Jefferson. Anyplace South of 50 miles North of I-80 is NOT Nor Cal. Sorry places like Gilroy, Even Sacramento at best would be Central California. Unless you can proudly call yourself a Hick or a Redneck you do NOT live in Northern California.

I am curious why all the people want to identify with Nor-Cal. Is it because you are jealous of how cool we are. Or is it because you know that your stuck in the rat race, and have become Cityfied. sorry, that's a Redneck term given to others. P.S. thanks pavement dwellers, because I like dirt.
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:02 AM   #5
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I live in Southern, Nor Cal. or maybe Central Jefferson. Anyplace South of 50 miles North of I-80 is NOT Nor Cal. Sorry places like Gilroy, Even Sacramento at best would be Central California. Unless you can proudly call yourself a Hick or a Redneck you do NOT live in Northern California.

I am curious why all the people want to identify with Nor-Cal. Is it because you are jealous of how cool we are. Or is it because you know that your stuck in the rat race, and have become Cityfied. sorry, that's a Redneck term given to others. P.S. thanks pavement dwellers, because I like dirt.
OMFG &WTF!?!? - it's a GAME you frigging douche-nozzle. I set a boundary so there would be a line to define the playing area. Something quantifiable and easily recognized that had been established by a recognized agency. If you don't want to play, please dont!
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:29 AM   #6
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OMFG &WTF!?!? - it's a GAME you frigging douch-nozzle. I set a boundary so there would be a line to define the playing area. Something quantifiable and easily recognized that had been established by a recognized agency. If you don't want to play, please dont!
I would like to play. I just think your boundaries are for Central California.
Sorry you don't get my JOKE.

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Old 04-27-2015, 01:19 PM   #7
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What about us hippies? Are we Nor-Cal?
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Old 04-27-2015, 02:13 PM   #8
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I get things mixed up sometimes. But isn't a Hippie just a redneck in Denial. Maybe its the other way around.
An hour North of any city with over 100,000 people. But I am already in trouble with the boss.
Nevada City / Rocks / Granite just up the road. Trees and a Safeway. my kind of place for sure.
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Old 04-27-2015, 04:37 PM   #9
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Just for clarification it is spelled Douche nozzle, but either way it is funny. I had to look it up in the urban dictionary. Pretty serious offense, as in way more than just a douche bag.
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Old 04-27-2015, 04:54 PM   #10
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Just thinking, there are currently two TOR not to far apart. It's a chance for someone to bag a double header. I guess we can consider the current California TOR to be in Central Ca. Anyway I'm rooting for Nelly to bag all three CA tags together.
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Old 04-27-2015, 05:18 PM   #11
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North Fork is an unincorporated city. It doesn't have any city limits.
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Old 04-28-2015, 01:43 PM   #12
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North Fork is an unincorporated city. It doesn't have any city limits.
Point taken. I corrected the coordinates to the proper location about 7 miles out of town on Italian Bar Road.
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Old 05-01-2015, 02:00 PM   #13
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Oh damn I've been lurking over at Cali TOR and missed this thread! This is just what we needed, thanks SliverFaux!

Uh oh, I'm late, it appears fireworks have started already...
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