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brakemeister 12-19-10 12:36 PM

Happy Holidays and a little contest
 
The very best warmest friendliest holiday wishes to all of you gals and guys ....
Here is a little contest ....

email me where these two Dahon bikes were when the picture was taken .... bonus points when you tell me where those bikes were made ....

http://www.thorusa.com/dahonpair.jpg



write the answer here but also email me the correct answer .. the first correct Email answer will win something from my desk

corsair28r@hotmail.com

Merry christmas
thor

Foldable Two 12-19-10 02:37 PM

It was taken near the corner of a building in front of some palms, and they were made in a bike factory. Too easy!!!

Lou

Dynocoaster 12-19-10 03:05 PM

In Florida and the bikes were made in Taiwan

jur 12-19-10 03:30 PM

Between Thor's shop and the marina where he keeps his boat, and they were made in mainland China.

brakemeister 12-20-10 05:47 AM

a hint...... they are not made in china or taiwan but thats only the second ( bonus ) question anyhow.....
and its not near the marina i keep my sailboat .... i wish we had palm trees anywhere close ..lol

thor

JosephLMonti 12-20-10 07:49 AM

Question - can one actually deduce the answer(s) from clues in the photo, or will it have to be a wild guess?

brakemeister 12-20-10 10:30 AM

sure there are clues .... it helps if you have been there of course ..lol

JosephLMonti 12-20-10 11:30 AM

The bikes appear to be a pair of Dahon Roos w/ the Radius Telescope handlepost, introduced in 2005. The palm trees suggest a tropical climate. Assuming the bikes are local, we are considering a country with a tropical climate where Dahon offered the Roo (after 2005). The bike archives on the Dahon website could be of use, provided the bikes are from 2008 or 2009 (only years available).

owenfinn 12-20-10 05:28 PM

Was it taken in Barcelona, Spain? I know Bike Rental Barcelona uses Roos like those.

I read that Dahon has an office in the Netherlands - are the Roos manufactured there as well?

jur 12-20-10 05:33 PM

It's news to me that Dahons are manufactured anywhere but in the Far East. :)

vmaniqui 12-20-10 06:33 PM

Dahon Roo - Made in Japan
Picture taken in Japan.

jur 12-20-10 06:50 PM

OK, some pic analysis...

item - bamboo palms - could be anywhere but likely somewhere kinda tropical/sub-tropical.
item - white-washed tree trunk - could be anywhere ants are a problem, I have seen this in Israel, also in Australia
item - a bit of a vehicle in the background - actually looks like the cab of a ute! - so this could be Australia, since if it IS the cab of a ute, it is parked on the left side of the road, not that many places where people drive on the wrong side
item - Dahon Roo bikes - not available in the US (Dahon web site), ARE available in Australia
item - Building in background - hmmm not much there, just that it is not incompatible with what is around here

So my second guess is Australia, perhaps Brisbane or Darwin.

[edit] if not in China or Taiwan then I suppose Macau is left over...

Dynocoaster 12-20-10 07:16 PM

Australia and Macau

owenfinn 12-20-10 07:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vmaniqui (Post 11961167)
Picture taken in Japan.

Can`t be Japan. I think I see some gum on the sidewalk. :lol:

jur 12-20-10 07:23 PM

Actually that could be in Hong Kong as well! More likely than in Australia. Fits all the visible clues in the pic.

JosephLMonti 12-20-10 08:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jur (Post 11961241)
OK, some pic analysis...

a bit of a vehicle in the background...it is parked on the left side of the road, not that many places where people drive on the wrong side

Good eye! That certainly helps to narrow down the possibilities.

Dave1899 12-20-10 09:07 PM

I'll guess the location is Key West Florida...Made in California.

jur 12-20-10 09:42 PM

3rd and final guess... at or near the Dahon factory in Macau.

tcs 12-21-10 05:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jur (Post 11960864)
It's news to me that Dahons are manufactured anywhere but in the Far East.

From the Dahon web site:
'We are headquartered in Los Angeles, California and our bicycles are assembled in our factories in Taiwan, Macau, the Czech Republic and China with parts sourced from the leading component manufacturers from around the world."

jur 12-21-10 06:55 AM

My guesses were off the mark... the sidewalk and the sun makes me think of California...so over to experts. :)

bored117 12-21-10 10:21 AM

If in Cali, I would imagine probably close to Dahon HQ.
Honestly lot of houses with that kind of vegetation for bit run down area around any industrial complex in California. If someone has time, google mapping and cruising around Dahon HQ might not be bad idea. It could be also around older towns around beach (though most of side walk is much better maintained).

JosephLMonti 12-21-10 06:05 PM

Thor, you have been awfully quiet. Perhaps another clue?

Foldable Two 12-21-10 07:45 PM

Looks way too tropical for Duarte, CA. Also, Loading Zone curbs (see the partially yellow curb in picture) in California are normally entirely YELLOW on their vertical & horizontal surfaces.

Lou

jur 12-21-10 07:52 PM

I'm thinking San Diego.

(I have never been there so have no reason to think this. I have seen Riptide tho. :P )

BruceMetras 12-21-10 08:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jur (Post 11966517)
I'm thinking San Diego.

(I have never been there so have no reason to think this. I have seen Riptide tho. :P )

Baywatch is the most watched TV show in the world of all time.. :eek:


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