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2020 Ontario GTA Photo Tag!

Jayell

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I'm unsure if this is appropriate given these uncertain times, but what better way to keep your distance than going for a ride?

I should make it clear that I am neither the owner nor administrator of the game; I've merely copied and pasted the rules from last year.

Newcomers are encouraged! It’s a great excuse to go for a ride. As always, please ride safely and have fun!

Rules

The rules are pretty simple:

1. Post a picture of any place in the Greater Toronto Area that you have ridden to. That becomes the “go-to” spot for others.
2. Your bike must be in the picture.
3. The go-to spot has to be somewhere anyone can safely ride to (no private property etc.), on roads (paved or gravel), no trails.
4. The first person to post a photo at - or “tag” - the current go-to spot (including their bike) on this thread gets to post a photo for the next go-to spot.
5. No old photos, must be current.*
6. When tagging the go-to spot, “current” means you took the photo (not just edited or Photo-shopped it) after the time the current go-to spot was posted. Simple.
7. When posting the next go-to spot for others to find, “current” means you took the photo of the next go-to spot within approx. the last 3 months.
8. As a courtesy to others, ensure that your photo of the next go-to spot is indeed current, for example, the business you took a photo of and posted hasn’t since relocated or closed up shop, or the farm field you took a photo of and posted isn’t now a sub-division construction zone.


* The person who tags the current go-to spot has a 3-hour exclusive window to post their photo of the next go-to spot, otherwise their exclusive window ends. At that point, someone else can attempt to tag the current go-to spot AND post the next go-to spot before the original tagger. To clarify: the second tagger gets a 3-hour exclusive window against everyone else except the original tagger.
* When tagging the current go-to spot, the post should include “Old: ”. The could be the street address or the nearest major junction / landmark.
*If a go-to spot is out-of-bounds: If someone posts that it is OB before anyone tags it, the OB go-to spot is disqualified. The previous go-to spot remains current and, if its 3-hour window has expired, some else can attempt to tag it as described above.
* If no one else notices that the go-to spot is OB before someone tags it, it counts even though it was OB.

The goal is to get out riding and have fun, so don’t place any go-to spots that are impossible to find, that kinda defeats the purpose. Please try to include some identifier in the photo that makes it locateable within a reasonable amount of Google searching.

Boundaries:
 

Jayell

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More copy/paste:

Some FAQs/tips about the game. They’re not part of the rules – just some things learned in the past:

9. Why does the game include Georgina, but not Orangeville? Yup, this has been debated and the short answer is that the game works well as is. Invariably, someone will post from Great Blue Heron casino or Newtonville, and someone else needs to ride out there and bring it back, which might slow things down occasionally. It’s just part of the game. Expanding the borders would slow the game down even more. Besides, officially the “GTA” is Durham, York, Halton and Peel, so why confuse matters more?

10. That said, watch out for the northern limits of Halton and Peel: Halton does not go as far north as Peel, and Peel (and the west side of York) do not go as far north as eastern York. If you’re north of Caledon, the upper limit generally is Hwy 9, but it gets complicated around Orangeville. West of Winston Churchill, the northern limit drops way down. So, yes, Belfountain is in-bounds, and Erin is out-of-bounds. (I still haven’t completely figured out Eden Mills.)

11. How hard should it be to find the next location? Opinions differ on this one. Me personally, I get frustrated if I can’t find the location within about 10 minutes of Googling so I always make sure the photos I post include an easy identifier. Others like the investigative part and enjoy a photo with virtually no clues. In my view, the game shouldn’t come to a standstill for days because no one can figure out the location. After a few hours have passed, I’ll admit defeat and ask for a hint if I’m itching to get out.

12. The photo of the next location does NOT need to be taken after grabbing the previous location. It only needs to be a “current” photo, meaning you took the photo within the last 3 months and the place today still looks the same as when you previously took the photo. This enables you to keep some photos “in the bank” for those times when you’re time-pressed to post the next location.

13. It’s not prohibited to post the same location twice. It happens (usually accidentally) sometimes, but we try to avoid it.

14. If we remember, at the end of the year we’ll nominate someone for most creative location, and someone else for most photogenic location.

15. Remember that the main thing is this game gives you an excuse to get out and ride, often to someplace you’ve never been to before. It’s also surprising what you can find through this game that you never knew existed here.
 

Mango Rider

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Old:
Bloor W and Manning, Toronto.
*I noticed tapatalk has changed some properties around since the last game.


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Joe Bass

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Thanks @Jayell
I dropped the ball with the 2019 edition

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anterabae

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Damnit I was out yesterday and even thought about this, but also assumed it wouldn't start for a while. Cheers to being wrong! Cheers to Jayell for getting us going. And cheers to Joe for running the show last year!

P.S. No-one tell old man wingboy we're off!

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Jayell

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New:



It's a beautiful afternoon. Now, get out and ride!

Edit 1: I'm giving Tapatalk VIP or Pro or whatever they call it a try. Allows for full resolution photos.

Edit 2: Still not good enough.
 
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anterabae

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New:



It's a beautiful afternoon. Now, get out and ride!
I was leaving my parking lot when you posted your ikea photo. Any chance of a close up on that sign in your new photo? Can't read it on my little phone screen.

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Jayell

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I was leaving my parking lot when you posted your ikea photo. Any chance of a close up on that sign in your new photo? Can't read it on my little phone screen.

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Sorry, the Tapatalk upload resolution is dreadful.

Try this:



You'll have better luck using web view, rather than Tapatalk. Let me know if this satisfactory.
 

ACsurge

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Oh oh oh.. I know where that is. Its just too bad my bike is locked up in a (third party) storage and no one around to get it out.
 

anterabae

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Sorry, the Tapatalk upload resolution is dreadful.

Try this:



You'll have better luck using web view, rather than Tapatalk. Let me know if this satisfactory.
Yup this one's clear as day! Cheers! Unfortunately I ran out of time, plus y'all have a temp advantage over me. A lot of the places I would charge at are closed now so it's not as easy for me to get around.

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Robbo

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Yup this one's clear as day! Cheers! Unfortunately I ran out of time, plus y'all have a temp advantage over me. A lot of the places I would charge at are closed now so it's not as easy for me to get around.

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I’ll be the first to step up...

Oakville charging station is all ready for you. PM me if you are out this way and need a charge.

BYOP (bring your own plug)




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Mango Rider

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Old:
Hillside Church, Old Finch west of Meadowvale, Scarberia.


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