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    Default Freezing Saddles 2021 - Daily Photo Scavenger Hunt

    3-10-21: Wired (Pay?) Phone

    I went to over a dozen sites in the Falls Church/Fairfax area that allegedly had pay phones at some point, according to 2 antiquated public phone locator databases, but no longer do. Iím convinced that they are extinct in NOVA suburbia. The closest I came was this gutted shell with protruding wires at a local 7-11 store. I hope that it will earn partial credit. I past a gazillion mobile phone shops, but that seemed too easy, and I was stubbornly committed to the pay phone mission ... por nada !



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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    3/10/21 - Cell Phone Store OR Wired Phone OR Pay Phone (read details for breakdown)

    For 2 points - take a picture of a wired phone (caveat, it can't be your own phone or at your own home)
    There should be payphones at the airport. Getting to Reagan National Airport by bicycle is not easy and bike parking is at the very end of the garage in a remote area. Inside the terminal, I asked a group of TSA workers for a payphone and got puzzled looks. After explaining the daily scavenger hunt saga with all the rules and points, they gave me more puzzled looks. They suggested there may be a bank of phones by baggage pickup, but said no, they have been replaced with charging stations, but wait, there might be one payphone left.
    The one phone left is a house phone, but it is wired - 2 points.
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    3/20/2021 Phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    3/10/21 - Cell Phone Store OR Wired Phone OR Pay Phone (read details for breakdown)
    3/10/21 -- a cell phone store was the best I could muster, alas:

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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    3/10/21 - Cell Phone Store OR Wired Phone OR Pay Phone (read details for breakdown)
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    Pay phone at Gravelly Point
    https://www.strava.com/activities/4926577626

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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    3/10/21 - Cell Phone Store OR Wired Phone OR Pay Phone (read details for breakdown)
    A local convenience store has two pay phones out front. However, I'm honestly not sure how convenient a pay phone is these days.
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    It's wired and has a coin slot visible (near the top right), so this is a three pointer.

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    Re: Payphones

    I would love to know where in NoVa/MoCo/PGCo/DC people found actual pay phones -- just for perspective. They are definitely difficult to find. If you found one (and are in the local jurisdiction), would you mind saying where? I know Serdar and I did Gravelly Point (total props to him)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kbikeva View Post
    Re: Payphones

    I would love to know where in NoVa/MoCo/PGCo/DC people found actual pay phones -- just for perspective. They are definitely difficult to find. If you found one (and are in the local jurisdiction), would you mind saying where? I know Serdar and I did Gravelly Point (total props to him)
    I found two in Mt Pleasant, just a block apart after nothing for a few miles of cruising around Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle, and 14th Street

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    Quote Originally Posted by komorebi View Post
    3/10/21 -- a cell phone store was the best I could muster, alas:
    If only you had known. The two I found were next to the Wafle House, which would have not been far out of your way atall.
    Last edited by Steve O; 03-10-2021 at 09:45 PM. Reason: I did not know this at HDCC, though; so I was not being a jerk. At least not in that regard.

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    Default Freezing Saddles 2021 - Daily Photo Scavenger Hunt

    3/10/21 pay phone!

    On the way to Fort Hunt. I was dressed colorfully today so my ride buddy took a pic of me in front of this payphone on the MVT

    Unfortunately Josh reminded me I'm supposed to have taken the pic myself. I could totally have taken a selfie, but I forgot that rule. So since it's not necessary for me to appear in this pic, I'm swapping it out for a pic of the bike & phone. I was careful to make sure the coin slot was visible so it'd be a 3 pointer..... Good thing a coupla people have quoted my original post, so the colorful pic will live on in their reposts.





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