PARK(ing) Day is Friday! Changing public space for creative uses.

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ejwme
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I hereby declare this Friday, September 17th, 2010 as “Too Many Rides, Too Little Time” Day, the most Bicyclicious Day Ever. What a wonderful problem to have, I can think of absoultely no better connundrum to try and solve, a giant day of WIN.

I’m so excited I could just spit.


Tabby
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uhm, will you be spitting on me when we meet to plan the route tonight? if so, I may wish to reconsider the in-person planning session. :D

I totally forgot that it was a flock friday.


ejwme
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I promise to maintain strict controle over any exuberant excess salivation in public, no worries Tabby :D

Car Free Friday:

Bike Documentation Final Day

Riverfront Trail Grand Opening

PARKing Day Ride

Flock of Cycles Ride

OTB extravaganza

Saturday – Flock to the north (also Dragon Boat Festival at South Side Waterfront Park)

Sunday – ROS/memorial ride/GBLU.

(This weekend is also Ohio Paw Paw Festival w/ride on Saturday and Paw Paws all weekend)

A Very Big Weekend.


cburch
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also sunday is the next in the downhill race series at seven springs


Lolly
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The map is ready! You can view it here: http://www.mapbuilder.net/Map.Code.php?Action=Preview

Let me know if that doesn’t work.


Tabby
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when I click the link it says I need to be logged on to mapbuilder


Lolly
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Hm, does anyone understand technology more than me?


Boazo
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I did the logged on, but it just opens up a default map of the US – ther’s no locations located…


Boazo
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Ok I found the map. After you login with mapbuilder, you’ll see a BOOMING MAPS tab on their home page as shown below, click on it and you’ll see a link to the BikePgh map.


Kordite
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Boazo
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After you click BOOMING MAPS , you get this :


Boazo
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Kordite’s faster !


Kordite
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By a strange coincidence, I have the day off so I’ve been planning on making it a biking day. I’ll ht the Market Square thing downtown, visit a few park(ing) space in the strip, cross the river to attend the Rt 28 trail segment opening, probably not be able to get to the BikePGH space in Oakland by noon so I’ll probably ride up through the Strip towards East Liberty to visit all the park(ing) spaces there before rolling back through Oakland to the South Side Bike Tour at REI. I’ll peal off of that and go to a skeptics meeting at the Double Wide rather than going to OTB.

That’s going to be 12 hours of riding. Well, I’ll probably break that up with sitting around in parks, socializing, resting, reading and such. Still. That’s a lot of riding.


edmonds59
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That’s similar to my plan for the day, though by 9:00 pm I may have to call for a helicopter evacuation to get home.


ejwme
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That’s my plan too – but I’m going to camp out at ARB/Washington starting as early as I can haul my lazy butt out of bed. I’m gonna count those Oakmont commuters – they can’t hide from me!

I was going to try and work the new part of the Northside Trail into the ride, but there are so many cool spots to go see! Still, could be handy to get to the spots near the Aviary.

I have already planned my “Um, I’m sorry I rode too far, can you come get me?” speech to induce maximum pity and sympathy, but puppydog eyes are difficult to convey over a cellular phone. Though I think my husband’s patience is good for another two or three “come get me” rides this year, at least. :D


StuInMcCandless
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All that stuff on Friday.

Woods flocking on Saturday.

Dubois rides on Sunday.

And with these damned 3-hour bus trips home each night and 2hrs in the morning, probably biking both ways (16mi one way) starting ASAP.

That’s a lot of biking.

How soon do we start training rides for Dirty Dozen?


reddan
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How soon do we start training rides for Dirty Dozen?

As soon as someone (not me this year!) decides to run ’em.


Lolly
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Thanks for finding that map!

Tomorrow looks awesome and I wish I could ride my new bicycle all around town too, but the Bike PGH parking spot is going to be SO O O O O OO OOOOO fun that I’ll probably never want to leave.

Due to all of these events and half the staff being out of town at a conference, we’re stretched really thin on Friday so if anyone would like to help Lou for Car Free Fridays on Friday at Market Square from 7am-8:30am.


sloaps
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Lolly
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Here’s a video of our space. Come check it out!


edmonds59
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I haven’t seen, is there a route set? or in general, where will the ride head after Craig St, Penn? I could head straight there from the ribbon cutting.


Lolly
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Here’s the route. Thanks to Tabby and EJWME for putting the ride together


edmonds59
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Beautiful, Thanks, in the nick of time! Heading out.

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