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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:02 pm    Post subject: scooter scavenger hunt week four- scooters and skylines Reply with quote

scooter scavenger hunt week four- scooters and skylines
oct 5-11
this hunt ends midnight your time on saturday.


3 pt your scooter and a view of the skyline. it may be in the distance or nearby. if you live in a smaller town, take a picture of your scooter on main street.

1 pt if you are in the photo.
2 pts if something in the photo says the citys name on it (a bumper sticker on a car, a sign on a building, etc.).
3 pts if there are skyscrapers in the photo.
+2 pts if there are more than 10 skyscrapers in the photo.

NEW: if you take your picture from the top of a building (meaning you are ON TOP of the building), add 4 pts.

an example? you got it....





bonus points: since this weeks challenge doesnt involve many points, i am offering a challenge for bonus points. take a picture with a gas station where the prices are clearly visible. the person who finds the gas station with the lowest price on unleaded gasoline will receive an additional 10 pts.

this is the last hunt under my mastership. thanks for playing along. the winner will be posted on sunday.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:12 pm    Post subject: Re: scooter scavenger hunt week four- scooters and skylines Reply with quote

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3 pts if there are skyscrapers in the photo.

How many floors to count as a "skyscraper"?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just have to ask ... what constitutes a skyscraper? Not sure if the buildings in these parts really scrape the sky.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jinx!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great minds, and all that!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, this is great because I was thinking of this very theme recently!

I'm not sure we have that many skyscrapers in LA! Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The tallest building we have here is a 4 level parking garage. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


3 pts your scooter and a view of the skyline.
3 pts if there are skyscrapers in the photo.
+2 pts if there are more than 10 skyscrapers in the photo.
8pts total for me.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:30 am    Post subject: Re: scooter scavenger hunt week four- scooters and skylines Reply with quote

MarsR wrote:
sailortot wrote:
3 pts if there are skyscrapers in the photo.

How many floors to count as a "skyscraper"?


just use your own judgment on this. for me to consider them skyscrapers, they would simply have to be taller than most buildings. anyone know the official rules on this?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great photo, eric.

now thats a lot of skyscrapers. good chance you would win if i counted one point for each one.

p.s. if anyone has an idea for extra points on this one, please let me know and ill try to include them asap.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:53 am    Post subject: Small Towns with No SkyScrapers - and Bonus Points? Reply with quote

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The tallest building we have here is a 4 level parking garage. Very Happy


I have to echo Racenuts minor gripe - it's awfully hard to play this game if you happen to live in a small town. He mentions a 4 level parking garage - in Talent, Oregon, where I live (population 7,500) there are no buildings taller then TWO (2) stories - and in neighboring Ashland there are only two buildings in the town (population approx 30,000) with elevators that go higher than 2 stories!

So....in the interest of evening the odds a little - or in the interest of making things more interesting for those of us who live in small towns or rural areas, let me suggest the following variations for Bonus Points -

If you can park your Scooter ON TOP of a building - an extra 10 Bonus Points (of course we have to be careful here because some people might go to extremes to do this)

If in the photo of your Scooter and the Skyline - you can incorporate a local Police Officer in Uniform - then I'd like to suggest 10 Bonus Points.

And finally....uhhh.....how about....if, in the background, on one of your tall buildings, uh, make that skyscrapers, you can include a Window Washer - on an upper story (2nd or higher) window - that should be worth....10 points?

What do you think, sailortot?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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3 pts your scooter and a view of the skyline.
3 pts if there are skyscrapers in the photo.
+2 pts if there are more than 10 skyscrapers in the photo.
8pts total for me.

Nice clear day, Eric. Hope LA had weather, that way PHX might have some too.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:54 am    Post subject: Re: Small Towns with No SkyScrapers - and Bonus Points? Reply with quote

MiguelATF wrote:
I have to echo Racenuts minor gripe - it's awfully hard to play this game if you happen to live in a small town.


I'm often one of the voices of how tough this is on us little-town folks, but ST did it up right here. The "tough" item is only 5 points! And it's only really a 2-point ding if you can at least get your city's tallest buildings in the skyline.

Hey MiguelATF, maybe you could get her to accept natural skyscrapers ... bet you have some in view from Talent.

Wonder if a silo is a heartland skyscraper?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clarification question: Do you get either the regular points or the bonus points or can you get both?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:32 am    Post subject: Re: Small Towns with No SkyScrapers - and Bonus Points? Reply with quote

MiguelATF wrote:
Racenut wrote:
The tallest building we have here is a 4 level parking garage. Very Happy


I have to echo Racenuts minor gripe - it's awfully hard to play this game if you happen to live in a small town. He mentions a 4 level parking garage - in Talent, Oregon, where I live (population 7,500) there are no buildings taller then TWO (2) stories - and in neighboring Ashland there are only two buildings in the town (population approx 30,000) with elevators that go higher than 2 stories!

So....in the interest of evening the odds a little - or in the interest of making things more interesting for those of us who live in small towns or rural areas, let me suggest the following variations for Bonus Points -

If you can park your Scooter ON TOP of a building - an extra 10 Bonus Points (of course we have to be careful here because some people might go to extremes to do this)

If in the photo of your Scooter and the Skyline - you can incorporate a local Police Officer in Uniform - then I'd like to suggest 10 Bonus Points.

And finally....uhhh.....how about....if, in the background, on one of your tall buildings, uh, make that skyscrapers, you can include a Window Washer - on an upper story (2nd or higher) window - that should be worth....10 points?

What do you think, sailortot?

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first of all, skylines can include smaller buildings. also, if you read the full points you might have noticed i made special mention of people in small towns (take a picture on main street). as for the suggestion, i am going to use it and twist it a little. thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Clarification question: Do you get either the regular points or the bonus points or can you get both?


the bonus for the gas picture? you only get that one if you are the one who finds the lowest-priced gas out of everyone who plays. go for it! you never know!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEW: if you take your picture from the top of a building (meaning you are ON TOP of the building), add 4 pts.
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I want to make it clear that I was not complaining, I was just crackin a lil joke. I know that some of these just play easier for some than others. I recall the "Beach Theme" played out rather nicely for me. Very Happy

Kudos to Scoot Lemont and now Sailortot for running the deal. I'm happy to play even if I can't score big everytime. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sailortot wrote:
NEW: if you take your picture from the top of a building (meaning you are ON TOP of the building), add 4 pts.


I would presume that a parking garage is not considered a building or is it?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

newslinky wrote:
sailortot wrote:
NEW: if you take your picture from the top of a building (meaning you are ON TOP of the building), add 4 pts.


I would presume that a parking garage is not considered a building or is it?


yes, a parking garage will count.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Small Towns with No SkyScrapers - and Bonus Points? Reply with quote

MiguelATF wrote:
I have to echo Racenuts minor gripe - it's awfully hard to play this game if you happen to live in a small town.


The other side is... if you live in a small town, you have a much better shot at the bonus
Being close to chicago, I dont have a chance at the lowest gas price... & I am OK with that

bonus points: since this weeks challenge doesnt involve many points, i am offering a challenge for bonus points. take a picture with a gas station where the prices are clearly visible. the person who finds the gas station with the lowest price on unleaded gasoline will receive an additional 10 pts.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Small Towns with No SkyScrapers - and Bonus Points? Reply with quote

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The other side is... if you live in a small town, you have a much better shot at the bonus
Being close to chicago, I dont have a chance at the lowest gas price... & I am OK with that



Small town in California = No Chance Very Happy


But we're gonna see if we can get to the top of that parking garage anyway. Razz
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not to get off on a tangent... but the best around me today is $3.75
gasbuddy.com says you are cheaper than that... Sad
& 50,000 people is not a small town where I come from Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:36 pm    Post subject: Re: scooter scavenger hunt week four- scooters and skylines Reply with quote

sailortot wrote:

3 pt your scooter and a view of the skyline. it may be in the distance or nearby. if you live in a smaller town, take a picture of your scooter on main street.

1 pt if you are in the photo.
2 pts if something in the photo says the citys name on it (a bumper sticker on a car, a sign on a building, etc.).
3 pts if there are skyscrapers in the photo.
+2 pts if there are more than 10 skyscrapers in the photo.

NEW: if you take your picture from the top of a building (meaning you are ON TOP of the building), add 4 pts.


Richmond City Skyline - 3pts
Me in photo - 1pt
Sign w/ city name - 2pts (Bonus for historical marker? Laughing )
Skyscrapers - 3pts
10+ skyscrapers - 2pts

Total = 11pts!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3 pt your scooter and a view of the skyline.
3 pts if there are skyscrapers in the photo.
2 pts if there are more than 10 skyscrapers in the photo.

8 pts for now. Maybe I'll go downtown to a parking garage I know, maybe not. But for now, here's Phoenix:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

3pts for small town mainstreet

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WoBoScoot makes our city look really clean from that spot.....lol
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Scooter and Ventura Skyline=3pts
Skyscraper (taller building)=3pts
Maybe tonight I'll go downtown and get a better picture althought thats the only tall building in this town.

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Yikes, that one came out dark. We'll have to go out earlier and get a better picture tonight.
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wikipedia wrote:
A skyscraper is a tall, continuously habitable building. There is no official definition or a precise cutoff height above which a building may clearly be classified as a skyscraper. However, as per usual practice in most cities, the definition is used empirically, depending on the relative impact of the shape of a building to a city's overall skyline.





3 pt your scooter and a view of the skyline.
1 pt if you are in the photo.
2 pts if something in the photo says the citys name on it (a bumper sticker on a car, a sign on a building, etc.).
3 pts if there are skyscrapers in the photo.

9 points.



And also ...


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:20 am    Post subject: Ok- here's a better picture... Reply with quote

+3 scooter and skyline
+1 Zac in the photo
+3 skyscraper
7PTS

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I may like this picture better, even if it's less points. Can I look at it a while?
3 pts your scooter and a view of the skyline.
3 pts if there are skyscrapers in the photo.
6 pts total

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And also ...



Bah I knew I should have asked Sailortot to limit the bonus pic to gas stations that were actually still in business now my photo will be worthless. Crying or Very sad

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Syd wrote:
I may like this picture better, even if it's less points. Can I look at it a while?


Syd, that pic is awesome.

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Bah I knew I should have asked Sailortot to limit the bonus pic to gas stations that were actually still in business now my photo will be worthless. Crying or Very sad


I drive by that old station every so often and always think, "Leaving those prices up there is cruel." Now, I'm glad they did!

Any chance for bonus points for "unusual circumstances"? There were blue shop towels all over the ground ... And based on the odor and appearance of the towels, someone did not make it to the facilities in time. Shocked

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Syd wrote:
I may like this picture better, even if it's less points. Can I look at it a while?


Syd, that pic is awesome.

Aww, thanks.

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Bah I knew I should have asked Sailortot to limit the bonus pic to gas stations that were actually still in business now my photo will be worthless. Crying or Very sad


I drive by that old station every so often and always think, "Leaving those prices up there is cruel." Now, I'm glad they did!

Any chance for bonus points for "unusual circumstances"? There were blue shop towels all over the ground ... And based on the odor and appearance of the towels, someone did not make it to the facilities in time. Shocked


Eww TMI and I agree leaving those prices up there is cruel. Hmm it was only what 2 years ago maybe three that prices were in that range?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats nice, orangeguy!

and syd...i love your night photo with the skyline.

anyone up to challenge orangeguy for the old gas prices signs? surely he can get some competition here. whos up?
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Ok so here is my submission. Taken from the roof level of a parking structure in downtown Ft Worth.

3 pt your scooter and a view of the skyline.
1 pt if you are in the photo.
3 pts if there are skyscrapers in the photo.
+2 pts if there are more than 10 skyscrapers in the photo.
if you take your picture from the top of a building (meaning you are ON TOP of the building), add 4 pts.

13 points for my hunt submission

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Just because I took this pic I thought I would submit it anyway despite it not being the lowest by far. Heck even without orangeguys master find I doubt this one would have won what with gas prices falling like a rock lately.
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Heck even without orangeguys master find I doubt this one would have won what with gas prices falling like a rock lately.


We have a station in town at $2.89/gal.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I coincidentally took my picture from the same spot Newslinky did. Great minds think alike.

3 pt your scooter and a view of the skyline.
3 pts if there are skyscrapers in the photo.
+2 pts if there are more than 10 skyscrapers in the photo.

If you take your picture from the top of a building add 4 pts.

12 points for my first Scavenger Hunt submision.

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Picture taken after work and the batteries in the camera were dying so lighting wasn't the best, but you can see my Pamplona in the foreground.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice R.McLeod! We should coordinate next time so we can meet up and you can get the extra point(s) for being in the pic.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:29 pm    Post subject: The only Skyscraper in Ashland, Oregon! Reply with quote

Well, I must say, first of all, that there are some G-R-E-A-T photos in this weeks Scavenger Hunt....and kudos to sailortot for thinking it up. I think it has brought out the best in some people's imagery....and it's kind of fun to see scooters against different skylines and/or backdrops.

So...here is my entry....not big on points alas but kind of a cool photo anyway.

3 points for my Scooter and a Skyline - in this case the skyline of Ashland, Oregon, the neighboring city to my own smaller town of Talent, OR.

Another 3 points for having a Skyscraper in the photo. The building in question is the Ashland Springs Hotel - the tallest building in Ashland and I believe the tallest building in the county - a historic building which actually measure I believe 8 stories....quite a feat for rural Oregon.

And finally an additional 4 points because this photo was taken from the TOP of a building - the building in question being a relatively tall (2/3 story) parking garage that sits in the hills above the main part of Ashland.

That makes a grand total of 10 points - and as a special visual bonus, you can see the beautiful clouds hovering over the Cascade Mountains which are looking quite pretty this time of year.

Time to go have a cup of coffee now...I think I'm suffering from altitude sickness brought on by being at such a dizzying height!

-Miguel
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

only one day left to submit an entry. who will be the next hunt leader?

im loving the photos this week.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

3 pt my scooter and a view of the skyline.
1 pt me in the photo.
3 pts if there are skyscrapers in the photo.
+2 pts if there are more than 10 skyscrapers in the photo

= 9 points.

Sorry my camera managed to underexpose the foreground and overexpose the background o_O But there are at least 10 taller than average buildings.

I am impressed with how reflective my stripes were with the flash though Very Happy


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've been so busy working that I haven't had a chance to squeeze in even a short ride. Sad but I love seeing everyone's pictures.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sailortot wrote:
who will be the next hunt leader?


I made an Excel spreadsheet I will post once all the scores are in, but it looks like the top scores belong to

MarsR 49
OKBubbles 46
zoomzoom 44
MiguelATF 42
Racenut 42

If one of them wants to step up to the plate?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sliding in under the wire, as usual.



3 pts -- Dorothy and the skyline
+2 -- Tulsa World newspaper
+3 -- skyscrapers
+2 -- more than 10 skyscrapers

10 points total

And, I'd be more than happy to take the helm for the next contest. I've already got three categories ready to go!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3 pt your scooter and a view of the skyline. it may be in the distance or nearby. if you live in a smaller town, take a picture of your scooter on main street.
3 pts if there are skyscrapers in the photo.

Total = 6 pts

This is a building on the main drag through Orem. It's only 7 stories, and wider than it is tall, but since Orem has an ordinance that only allows buildings to be about 2-3 stories tall, this one is a special case. It is a combination commercial/residential building that is not yet complete. You can only see about 1/3 of it in the photo. And of that, only about 5-10% is complete and occupied. The drop in the housing market has pretty much guarenteed that it won't be completed anytime soon.


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