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Motorcycle Picture Challenge....

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We did this on another bike forum and it was fun. The intent is to get out and ride to complete the challenge before someone else does. All you need to do is take a picture of your bike with the challenge item in the background.

The rules here are simple. Be sure to note them before creating the next challenge for the rest of us.

1 - Has to be YOUR motorcycle.
2 - Picture has to be taken after challenge is made.
3 - Challenge is good for 2 weeks, if it is not met, the previous picture poster picks a new challenge.
4 - Nothing illegal to be challenged.
5 - Keep comments to a minimum, if you comment, post the current challenge after your comment. In Bold Italics
6 - No repeat challenges.
7 - All challenges must be of your bike and a landmark, something most people can ride to or find in their area.
8 - No other bikes can be used in a challenge, ie. your bike next to a Ducati. Some exceptions allowed, ie. you bike next to a bike cop.
9 - All challenges can be removed by moderators. At which point the postee of the challenge will be asked to change his current challenge. After being asked once and there is no change or challenger posts another crapy challenge then the prior challenge winner will pick a new one.

Examples - "Your motorcycle in a garage", "Your motorcycle crossing a river", "Your motorcycle with no engine", "Your motorcycle next to a firetruck" etc. Doesn't need to be a fancy picture, cell phones, whatever works.

Thanks guys. Remember, this thread is supposed to get guys to WANT to go ride right away and beat your friend to the picture challenge, be creative, but have limits. Thanks.

First Challenge:

Your bike in front of a sporting goods store.
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That's an easy one!
If there's a safe and legal place to pull over in front of some strangers house....

oh wait a lot of businesses have Halloween decorations up and they all have parking lots the public is welcome to pull into.
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I could participate if I were in my childhood hometown of Buffalo New York.

But now I'm near Atlanta, Georgia and we only get a dusting of snow once a year.

I'm also a newbie to using full sized motorcycles on paved roads, so I'll have to sit this one out even if we do get an inch or two of snow down here.

( but I am following this thread and I hope to participate in some future challenge.)

Obligatory reminder of current challenge:
Your bike on a trip through the snow.
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Thanks. As a reminder to myself and any other potential new participants to this thread,
I'll create & post here (by editing THIS post)
a recap of what the last challenges have been for the last 2 years, all of 2021 & up to now in 2022.

Current one- "Your bike on a trip through the snow."

Before that it was:
-- your bike with something warm
-- with Christmas decorations that were up before Thanksgiving Day.
-- anything you are thankful for.
-- Fully rigged sailing ship, or an image / representation of one.
-- your bike with its rider (you).
-- big forklift
-- Halloween decoration
-- Harvesting equipment or big [farm] tractor. (Recent repeat)
-- a spider (the scary bug, not the 3-wheeled cycle)
-- skeleton
-- Halloween inflatable yard decoration
-- fall flowers in bloom
-- jack o'lantern
-- tunnel
--- graffiti-covered railroad car.
(That takes us back to Sep. 29th, 2022, on page 361).


-- FedEx delivery truck
-- vineyard with grapes growing on arbors.
--field of sunflowers
-- "back to school sale" sign or banner.
-- animal boarding kennel
-- combine harvester
-- big flag of your nation.
--corn field
--fire truck (repeat)
-- "fire danger TODAY" type sign (This was back around August 7th).
-- dinosaur (not a toy)
-- rocket
-- fountain
-- standing dead tree
-- dump or landfill
-- sign saying "mountain" or "mountains"
-- sandy beach at sunset (lake or ocean, not a small creek or pond).
-- earthmover tire
-- payphone (this takes [us back to July)
-- tour bus (not city bus)
-- campfire (this challenge was not met within the deadline)
5/11/22: -- cow (must be female of species)
--miniature horse
-- independent auto parts store
-- shoe repair shop (not sales, only repairs) (takes us back to page 351)
- Mexican restaurant
-- windmill or wind turbine
-- sailboat in the water
-- delivery van
--electronics store
-- mill stone
-- electric car
3/17/22: -- related to St. Patrick's Day
--sign naming your state, province, district, etc.
-- welcome to [some other state, not your state] sign.
-- business sign depicting an item they sell or service.
-- flag of any democratic country
-- flock of birds (this takes us back to page 342).

-- the Sun.
-- any woman who is a mother
-- church steeple with a cross on it
-- community bus / short bus
-- retirement home
1/19/22 --a winery.
-- famous person's grave
-- sun just peeking up at dawn
-- Gulf gas station's round sign
1/3/22: -- discarded Christmas tree
-- war monument / memorial
-- Christmas decorations
-- Anything damaged by recent weather (this challenge not completed by deadline).
-- on snow or ice.
12/8/2021 -- a real snowman
-- bandstand / covered outdoor stage for musicians
-- "coffee" sign
-- closed road or bridge (closed due to damage)
--logs or lumber
-- construction crane (not a boom lift).
-- wind sock
11-7-2021 Store with Christmas decorations
-- the moon
-- firewood stand with wood for sale
-- courthouse (repeat)
-- log cabin / log home
-- haunted house
-- baseball diamond
10-28-2021: --Halloween inflatable
-- wishing well
--- radio station antenna tower
-- 12-foot skeleton
-- bank with "first" or "commercial" as part of its name.
-- sports stadium
-- bowling alley
--wrought iron fence or railing
-- scarecrow
-- water tower
-- school bus
-- hardware store
-- store that sells mattresses
-- your bike ON-- not "with"-- a boat, ferry, dock, or anything floating in the water.
-- skate park
-- electric car charging station
-- scary Halloween thing
-- roadside farm products stand (repeat)
-- car-hauling truck and trailer.
-- ambulance
-- pumpkin (this is back on page 319)
9/15/2021 -- bird bath
-- gazing ball (outdoors)
-- lean-to on another building
-- horse
-- train
-- state police or state highway patrol station
-- steel girder bridge
-- Christmas tree farm
-- sunflowers
8/25/2021 -- orchard
-- gate with animal figures
-- gnome
-- tandem bicycle or pedal vehicle
-- totem pole
-- Greek restaurant
-- Massey Ferguson tractor
--handicap width porta-potty / portable toilet/ porta-John
-- public restroom
-- tennis court
-- football or soccer goal
-- dead end sign / other sign expressing same concept
-- near a baseball dugout
-- local non-chain seafood restaurant
-- Boy Scout / Girl Scout camp
-- VBS - vacation bible school sign
-- bobtail tractor without the semi-trailer

6/16/21: -- Ferris wheel
-- helicopter (bonus if flying)
-- roadside farm stand
-- park with sign saying "Lake"
-- big oak tree
-- active military base (is it OK to take pics of these??)
fire truck
-- on church property VOID / WITHDRAWN
-- boat on water OR boat on trailer
-- help wanted sign / "now hiring" sign
-- sign showing twisty / curvy road ahead (repeat)
-- at a water park
-- large prison (not completed) (is it really OK to take pics of such a security-sensitive location?)
auto repair show that is NOT a dealership too.
-- courthouse
-- your bike with a bike of SAME brand and SAME number of cylinders.
-- in a house (!!)
5/14/21: -- with dinosaur statue
-- your bike with a uniformed cop posing on it.
-- a school
-- scenic overlook or road pull-off
-- sign welcoming public to a city, county, state, etc.
-- cemetery
-- sign with at least 5 rules listed.
-- mom & pop chainsaw shop
-- roadside hot dog stand
-- mom and pop ice cream shop
-- house (not a barn or other structure) falling down, abandoned.

April of 2021, page 280 of this thread: -- big dump truck

-- airplane
-- old business that's been operating since your childhood (even if you didn't live nearby back then).
-- building with a bell tower
-- public street clock
-- bicycle shop OR you riding a bicycle.
-- public road that's dirt or gravel
-- tulips or daffodils
-- canoe / kayak livery / rental or storage facility
-- trail head sign
-- Irish pub
-- old covered bridge
-- big natural body of water
-- flowering tree
-- big pothole, so big you would not want to hit it.
-- mythical creature or fantasy / fiction character
-- cow /steer / bull/ heifer
-- church
-- "time and temperature" sign
-- pile of rocks or stones at least 3 feet high
3/2021: -- old house, before WWII, for sale.
-- barber pole CANCELLED / duplicate
-- Drive-thru coffee shop with pretty girl waving from the window.
-- wild animal crossing sign
Page 256, March of 2021: -- Yamaha Seca (isn't that a rule violation? Nonetheless, it was completed.)
-- Low water / high water / water crossing the road sign.
-- baseball field or stadium
-- metal animal statue
-- Roller skating place / roller rink [NOT ice skating]
-- bait shop
-- grain bin, but not a silo.
-- "curve(s) ahead" sign
-- flowers
March 2021: -- tire skid marks
-- golf course
-- Sasquatch statue
-- Railroad caboose
-- industrial smokestack / factory chimney
-- ice skating rink [not roller]
-- barber shop pole
-- sun in background
--- tow truck (this one not completed in time)
-- law enforcement motor vehicle
-- newspaper box / advertising paper self-service box
-- gasoline or petrol tanker truck
-- cell phone tower.

THE END. That covers us back to the beginning of 2021, back to page 243.

Current one- "Your bike on a trip through the snow."
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From Post #1, list of rules:

3 - Challenge is good for 2 weeks, if it is not met, the previous picture poster picks a new challenge.

"Your bike on a trip through the snow" was named on Nov. 19th.
Tomorrow it expires if not met.
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Oh, so the person who picked the "failed" challenge doesn't get to try again?
It reverts back to the author of the last SUCCESSFUL challenge that was fulfilled in time?
(Which was Max's "Your Bike With Something Warm")

Current challenge: to be determined
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I think "B" fits the actual wording of the rules because it refers to the "previous challenge" not the just-failed challenge but the previous challenge meaning the one that was successfully completed.

But, I think scenario "A" is simpler to understand and to apply in the real world, so if we're gonna change or clarify the rules I would go with "A" and let the originator of the non-completed challenge try again by naming something else that is easier to find.

P.S. A person who issues a pic challenge, watches it get successfully completed, and then announces the winner, may not follow this thread anymore! That poster may feel free to take a break and not pay attention to what's happening here, and might not be ready to step up and issue another challenge if the current one fails in 2 weeks.
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Plant Twig Wood Trunk Tree

But not like this Buell, which was launched through the air and got stuck in the branches of a tree when its rider failed to negotiate a curve and it bounced through a drainage ditch.

That thing stuck 15 feet above the ground in the trees branches!

CURRENT CHALLENGE: Your bike with a tree.
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I was planning on going to either a church or a private school to get a picture of my bike with a wreath,
because surprisingly I did not see any wreaths on any public government buildings around my town.

Rule 5 compliance: your bike be determined
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Mike 721, good pics. I like the big and bright tail lights your bike has!

My ride has minimalistic rear lights, having been replaced by some prior owner. I am not really comfortable riding after dark for that reason.

current challenge: TBD by Mike721.
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Now I've gotta Google a "gnome garden"
to see what one looks like.

I've seen folks' front yards that have one or maybe two gnomes for decoration, but not more than that.

EDITED TO ADD: Did you know somebody sells a lady biker gnome??

Gesture Sleeve Font Doll Fictional character

Current Challenge: your bike with a gnome garden
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I beg your pardon.

I never found for you a gnome garden.

A long winter bike ride,

Didn't show me where the Gnomes would hide.

Did my looking in folks' yards,
...but it wasn't in the cards,

for me to grab that pho- oh- oh- toe.

I beg your pardon.
I really tried to find a gnome garden!
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If you're too young to recognize the song,
and my post above makes no sense to you,
see this:

CURRENT CHALLENGE: Your Bike with a gnome garden.
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Garden gnome,
garden gnome,
Just a garden gnome.

Cutesy trolls
in the yard,
I seek a garden gnome.

Can't ride far,
looked close by
with my bike and car.

Found ce-ment
rabbits, and...
... toads and turtles too!
But of gnomes,
there were none.
Seems this search is through.

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I drove past an old Huey in front of an
army-navy surplus store last night in my car, but with the weather here in Georgia being rainy I couldn't have come back to it on 2 wheels to grab the photo until Friday or Saturday anyway.

Current Challenge: T.B.D. by Punxsy
Roger C60, damn that was fast!
You went out and snagged two photos that satisfied the current challenge,
just a couple of hours after the challenge was posted!?!
Does "split rail" include both fences WITH vertical posts, as well as those without any posts, made
Plant Fence Nature Green Split-rail fence
by stacking the rails at an angle to form a zigzag pattern?

Current challenge:
Plant Tree Natural landscape Wood Grass

your bike with a split rail fence.
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View attachment 78073 how about a guardrail

Great pic, for a general "cool photos" thread... but it doesn't match what we're searching for now. PS so that's a brushfire or forest fire in the background, eh?
I drove my cage past one of those it was kind of scary because I didn't know how many hundreds of yards are even miles of forest were burning. Turns out it was about half a mile worth of fire just a few yards away from the road but the road was open and traffic kept going past in both directions.

Your bike and a small Mexican restaurant,
a mom and pop place.
Wouldn't that be a Mama and Papa place?

The auditorium was too crowded to get my bike down the aisle.

Shoe Photograph White Leg Gesture

Current challenge: Your motorcycle with a neighborhood Mexican restaurant,
a small Mom and Pop place,
not a chain.
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Baseball diamonds-- I parked in between two of them.

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