Bicycle Tag of bike

Posted on
of 895
  • Fascinating read, many thanks.

  • I think BQ's tag is evidence that clues often sound more obvious to the person giving them than to the people reading them. N-Dubz? From Camden?

    I didn't get that clue, either, perhaps BQ meant that their 'music' is somewhat like edge ware, but I wasn't about to try and find out.

    I think the main reasons why this was a difficult tag was the way the picture was taken, as nothing useful came up with image search, and my aforementioned issue with the way it made the building appear, but that's a lesson learnt for me. Other than that, it was pretty clear from the clues, including the 1940 in the picture, that it was some kind of wartime installation and that there was an underground component to it. Then it was a bit of slogging through web-sites about that sort of thing, and there are only a few that come up easily when searching, so that made it a bit tricky. Good tag, though.

  • Ok, n dubs was simply the direction, in that it is a NW postcode.
    All at sea was an admiralty reference, and the maps referred to the chart establishment.
    Insurance policy was one of Oxgate Citadel’s code names, and deeper than that was a reference to the fact it disguised a bunker entrance.

  • Current Tag for (my) New Page:

    on the third stroke

  • Old: The former Post Office Research Station in Dollis Hill.

    Not only home of the speaking clock, but also where Tommy Flowers and Alan Turing built the first computer in the world: Colossus.

    1 Attachment

    • 355602E6-D0FB-4692-81F0-85A7EEF16A60.jpeg
  • New: If Oat44 didn’t pretag this I’d be surprised.

    1 Attachment

    • 27EE18EF-36F3-41D1-B3F7-FBAE3457FC47.jpeg
  • Haha, this is definitely staying in the area. I thought of doing that, too. Shortest distance between tags ever or have we had tags even closer together?

  • Retag, Ruserius/Polka_Dot, but worth a revisit.

  • Ha, I didn't pre tag it, but I did pass it, and went along a nearby road that must have been the source of its nickname. It took the whole day from Stratford with the (not so) little one in tow, and I foolishly went over the Heath past the Flask, (I'd have killed for a pint at that stage), so I probably should have banked a few while I was in the area. I desperately speed read the chapter of this area in John Rodger's This Other London before setting out looking for tag ideas! There's certainly one connected to Oxgate I'd like to go back to a little further out. Solo mission for that one.

  • I'd have killed for a pint at that stage

    If you hurry, there might still be a can of Fosters at the new tag

  • Ah well, I shall let the majority pass judgement on whether it stands. I thought it was funny.

    I thought about doing this as my tag originally but after riding back from Chelsea I simply couldn't be arsed going up the hill.

  • I have no clue even where the fuck dollis hill is.

  • Oh, retag indeed. I didn't remember that:­

  • It's up a bastard great hill.

  • Hah, funny, I guess I used to pass pretty near every time I took a train to London as a nipper, which was pretty damn often.

  • Well, at least Ruserius left a fucking clue

  • Mrs Q is now busy so we’ll not be going out again, but if you will accept this reflecto-pretag as an alternative then you could choose that instead.

    1 Attachment

    • B322010E-5DE9-478B-AA2E-4D98EA5586F5.jpeg
  • It'd be great if the tags could start to move on to something darker, like actual locations of espionage hits...

  • Ah, but that's the thing about espionage. How do you know they haven't already?

  • . (Edited for daftness)

  • Are we going with the second one? Perhaps with a clue @bq. My Aston dealer doesn't have that display in his window so that's one down.

  • That's a, umm... unusually helpful clue!

  • Nice one BQ
    Still West :)

  • Post a reply
    • Bold
    • Italics
    • Link
    • Image
    • List
    • Quote
    • code
    • Preview

Bicycle Tag of bike

Posted by Avatar for MinhDinh @MinhDinh