Pittsburgh Tag-O-Rama!

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Jason
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I tried to start this on Facebook and Facebook once again proved to me how much it sucks. So by someones suggestion I am creating this game here.

They do it on motorcycles, why can’t we do it on bicycles?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=372674

Rules are easy (although wordy, it is not hard to play)…

#1 – Find the tag and get a picture of your bike in the same location (as best as possible). The first person to post a found tag gets to place the next tag. If you get a tag, but somebody else posts their picture first, you lose – you’ve been Bruced. In order to post pictures on the page you must hit the “like” button first.

#2 – Take the tag to a new location, get the photo and post it here. Try to keep the tag within Pittsburgh city limits and the surrounding neighborhoods. Give a few hints so the next person can figure out where the tag is located. Try to place the tags in interesting locations, somewhere historic, etc. Remember, the point of the game is not to make the clues difficult to figure out. It is about riding, not Googling.

#2a – After you pick up a Tag a new tag must be placed within 36 hours. If new tag is not set within the time limit, the first Bruce posted gets the tag. If no Bruce was claimed, tag will revert to the previous tag, and somebody else will get their chance. If you won’t have the time to drop off a new tag, don’t pick it up to begin with.

#2a.1 – This rule is intended to keep the game moving. If the overdue tag is posted before somebody grabs the reverted tag, then the new tag will stand. However, giving the overdue tagholder a load of crap is highly encouraged.

#3 – Tag must be findable – don’t make your tag so obscure that no one will find it. Make sure to let folks know what riding conditions are involved to get to your tag.

#4 – File photos are NOT permitted. You gotta ride to play this game.

#5 – The bicycle in the picture must get to the tag location under its own power.

#6 – No whining.

A photobucket, smugmug, or other similar online photo hosting site will be needed to play. I am new to posting photos on here and it looks like you need to copy and paste the HTML code from the photo to post on here. I am use to using the IMG code on other forums.

Stay tuned, I will post a couple pics and show you how the game is played.


Jason
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Here is the first tag:

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It is near a local cycling attraction, so it should be pretty easy to find.


Jason
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David found the tag and posted this:

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It was located at the Zone 5 Police station near the Cycling oval.


Jason
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Here is the tag the David dropped:

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His clue is: You can catch a movie or get some Taco Bell/Pizza Hut if you like.


Jason
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So that is how the game is played. Now go find David’s tag and move is somewhere else!


Lou M.
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This looks like fun!


Lyle
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It does. I’m tempted to go grab that tag right now. I almost think that’s too easy to find tho.

Eh, Washington Blvd after dark is a bad idea. I’ll wait for another one.


dwillen
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Eh, Washington Blvd after dark is a bad idea

Looks like that bus shelter advertisement is in the right place then.


HiddenVariable
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this does look like fun. i can’t wait to see all the bikes.


Jason
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The current tag is not Washington Blvd. It is the bus shelter that David posted (not too much further away).


sloaps
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That St. Margaret bus shelter is far, yes?

Is there a geographic limit to this? I don’t want Dan or some other randonneur trekking into central PA and leaving the tag around a Holstein’s neck…

Funny, but not fun.


Lyle
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It’s not that far. It’s just I would have to use W.Blvd to get there, which I didn’t want to do after dark, see.


Jason
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As far as a geographic limit, lets keep it close to Pittsburgh for now. Pittsburgh city limits and surrounding neighborhoods. I think that will make the game move faster.


Noah Mustion
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Negley > One Wild Place > Butler > …. > BEAN BURRITOS!


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe
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St. Margaret’s is (believe it or not) within the City of Pittsburgh.


Lou M.
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I believe I just saw someone taking a picture with their bike in front of this stop…will the game continue?


Jason
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“I believe I just saw someone taking a picture with their bike in front of this stop…will the game continue?”

Nice!


John
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Ok I’ll play.


John
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Here’s your new tag, somewhere on Stanton Ave. Go get it.


Jason
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Nice tag. I might have to go get it in the morning if it is still there.


Noah Mustion
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ooof that’s a climb. enjoy, hardier souls.


Lou M.
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This wasn’t easy…


Erica
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[img src=”www.picture.com”]

except replace the [] with <>


Lou M.
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River to a river…


quizbot
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oh snap. I just got the stanton tag & was about to upload!


Erica
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ahhhh, I’m so leaving early for work tomorrow to get that.


Noah Mustion
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dammit that one’s easy for me too…


dwillen
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oh snap. I just got the stanton tag & was about to upload!

You could be evil, and use it after you get another tag? :)


quizbot
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I’ve got something more evil in mind now that I see how this is going >;)


peaceturkey
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So excited this is taking off!


sloaps
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Jeez…I rolled by there not more than an hour ago on my way home this evening.


Swalfoort
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I did bike rack counts within 50 yards of either side of this site earlier today. Hadn’t checked the tag o rama thread first. Shoot! But, I can tell you that this bike was not parked at either of the two Convention Center – river side – bike racks at mid-afternoon!


Lou M.
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No it wasnt’…stopped by on my way home from work.


Erica
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alright!

too lazy to flip


Erica
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Honey, this town is a prison, with its four walls closing in.


Lou M.
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Whew… early riser!


ejwme
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this could be a prime candidate for a sticky thread?

I’m just excited that I can actually identify many of these places :D


Erica
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Whew… early riser!

Actually, I slept in today, heh. I work anywhere from 3:30am – 6:30am


Pseudacris
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Lyle
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oh, dammit, you beat me.

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