Street view scavenger hunt (find the bikes)

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dwillen
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Every once and a while I will be looking at something on street view and I’ll run across someone riding a bike. When you find a Pittsburgh cyclist on street view, post a link of it here! Sometimes they blur out the face, but I’m guessing a lot of people here can probably ID their friends from only their bike.

To post a link here, get the street view you want up on your browser, click the “link” icon/text on the upper right hand corner of your google map window. You want the first link in that popup.. the one that says “Paste link in email or IM”. Paste it here replacing link.com with the thing google gave you:

North end of Junction Hollow

South end of Junction Hollow

Yesterday, Colin mentioned this scofflaw cyclist caught cutting through Sandcastle: side and front


Pseudacris
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Sampsonia Way.

There’s a lot more to explore here….art students in collaboration with Google.


edmonds59
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Dang, you were fast on that shot. That was the exact view I was going to post!


Noah Mustion
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Ha, my ladyfriend participated in that Sampsonia Way thing. Goofy art kidz


Marko82
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Andrew
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Swalfoort
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5300 block of Penn Avenue (near Aiken). Guy riding inbound on Penn.


dwillen
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Dude biking up 1 Wild Place – you can follow him all the way up the hill.


StuInMcCandless
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Top! Swalfoort mentioned seeing a cyclist in a StreetView image I posted a few hours ago, which made me think of this thread.

Yep, there’s someone on a bike, moving away from the camera, off in the distance. [SV link, Saline by Greenfield/Irvine/Second]

I didn’t navigate around to try to get a better view.

Did anyone else notice that the camera had to be on the sidewalk at this point? Was this done with Google’s trail camera?


dwillen
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Yea, definitely on the sidewalk. Here is a better view.


erok
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grant and 6th, downtown

http://g.co/maps/4567y


Swalfoort
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Wow! It looks like those last two might have documented the existence of the less common female rider in Pittsburgh.


Pseudacris
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Swalfoort
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214 West General Robinson (PNC Park) when viewed coming from west. Guy on a bike crossing the street just west of the crosswalk.


Swalfoort
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Three Rivers Heritage Trail between PNC Park and DelMonte (at base of stairs/planting.) Another woman rider.

Three riders (two off their bikes) at water feature near Heinz Field on Three Rivers Heritage Trail.


Swalfoort
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At funky stature on “upper” trail near Carnegie Science Center. then jump to lower trail, and look west, and you’ll see another cyclist riding westbound


Marko82
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you can follow this guy all the way up Murray ave. I wish he’d take the lane!


Swalfoort
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@Marko; been googling tags? When I click on that link, above, the sidebar to the left is filled with information that I THINK pertains to a recent and/or current tag.

My personal suspicion….the clue lies in the use of moo-ving.


Marko82
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Ha ha, busted. I was checking out the icecream shop in the area. I was also looking for a certain pop distributer – all dead ends so far.


benstiglitz
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Glad to know I have you guys and girls stumped. =)


Swalfoort
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Western Avenue, just east of Allegheny Avenue.

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Swalfoort
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Swalfoort
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StuInMcCandless
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The last entry doesn’t come up in StreetView if just clicked on. (just gives you the map) But edit the URL to remove a stray “erminal” off the end and StreetView appears, showing the cyclist.


TeamDecaf
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VeteransBridgeDanO

Holy Crap – me on the Veterans Bridge! In the fast lane.


reddan
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Dan, are you on your cell while on the bridge? Seems unsafe…

;-)


TeamDecaf
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StephBFtPittBridge

stefb on the Ft Pitt Bridge

@reddan – calling 911 in advance


TeamDecaf
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Marko82LibertyBridge

Marko82 flyin’ home on the Liberty Bridge.


mr marvelous
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Not only is stefb on the FT Pitt Bridge she’s going the wrong way


Swalfoort
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Swalfoort
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Swalfoort
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stefb
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Hahah tdw, I got your PM. I hadn’t opened this thread for whatever reason until now. Nice! You caught me taking a dump on all of the bad drivers not using turn signals on the bridge!

Also those fingerless gloves only lasted about 2500 miles. They matched my road bike in perticular so well. We had a good summer, gloves!


erok
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found this as i was preparing a blog post about the sharrows and future bike lanes on brighton. A Double!!!

http://g.co/maps/68bjs


erok
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here’s a brave soul on W Carson St that i found while making a blog post about w carson st public meeting

http://g.co/maps/snrhm


Swalfoort
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Looks like his bike’s a tad small for him.


Swalfoort
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Bike cop downtown:

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jonawebb
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Here’s me on the Hot Metal bridge ramp:
http://goo.gl/maps/8ELtC
They reshot the trail, apparently, and there are other cyclists you can see around there, too.


StuInMcCandless
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Hm, this thread isn’t as stale as I thought, only 4 months.

Just found another example: West Station Square Drive below the Duquesne Incline. Does anyone recognize this rider?

Street View


edmonds59
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Whoa, I think it’s Frank Lenz.

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