Pittsburgh Tag-O-Rama!

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Jason
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I got nothing, I have been looking at maps for almost 40 minutes now, comparing DD climbs VS tower sites.


Lyle
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I think I maybe just saw this from my office.


Jason
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Sounds like you need to go for a ride…


Lyle
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After work, if it’s not raining. I got a new helmet light AND FENDERS but I still don’t want to mess with the potholes in the rain any more than I have to. Bruce me!


dwillen
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I figured it out, but work and other obligations until 10pm for me, and that place does look like a crappy bike ride.

You can see the building and tower on street view :)

(Image sourced from Google Street View)

I believe this is about midway between the tag and the tower…


Jason
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Found it! Gonna go for a ride now. Hopefully I can get there in time.


Jason
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I have not climbed that hill in a long time. Could be fun.


Jason
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Tag:

Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

Sycamore St, about 1/3 the way up.

That hurt a bit.


Dave
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dwillen & Jason got it.

Was the VHS copy of “Panty World Volume 2” still hanging from the fireplug? Because that was my favorite part:

A plug for Panty World Volume 2


Jason
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New tag:

Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

Who ever thought that termites could cause potholes?


Jason
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I did notice a bunch of tape in the bushes but did not see the cassette it’s self. What happened to volume 1, did you keep that for your self?


Dave
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I have volume 1 on beta.


Greasefoot
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Jason,

This is a duplicate it was used for tag number 118. Roslyn Place, Shadyside.

The map list all the previous tags:

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=204034264373521807046.000493617d604f4af9741&t=h&z=12


HiddenVariable
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is that a big deal?


Jason
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Damn, if someone want to grab it, go ahead, I don’t think i am going to get back out for another tag today.


Jason
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I don’t think it is a big deal, the city so only so big and there are bound to be duplicate tags. You can’t expect everyone to remember all the previous tags.


cburch
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i think jason gets to leave whatever tag he wants since he started the game!


Nate
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I think dups are good, actually. I try to pick tags that are good places to see, worth visiting. The point is to get out and ride, I think.

If we stopped riding to places we’d already seen, we wouldn’t ride very much.


Pseudacris
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Worth a visit because the wood has such a nice impact on the ambient sound of this block.


Pseudacris
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::::::::::::::::: NEW TAG :::::::::::::::::

Not very far away from the other one. I snapped this on the way home. The alley on the left has a great view of the Cathedral.

This spot may not seem that special, but I get little pangs each time I go by it because there used to be working Linotype, Ludlow, and Compugraphic Editwriter machines on the second floor, and the guy who ran them was a total sweetheart.


dwillen
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Hahaha, I love the TWO parking tickets. Little too close to the corner, I’m guessing.


Pseudacris
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Dwillen, there are actually more than two there! At least one of the tires is flat.


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe
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Hmm. It doesn’t take a Village anymore…


Pseudacris
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^ HEY! Are you toying with potential tag seekers? That seems shady.


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe
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Just havin’ some Olde Tyme fun!


stefb
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Comet way and I am not surea the street name. Right off of walnut.


Pseudacris
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Ivy St. 2nd floor was home to Markowitz & Haas printers.


Pierce
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I still want to visit the wooden street. Somebody with a bamboo frame and bamoo fabric clothes should ride over there for ultimate hipster cred


stefb
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I wish it was light outside when I took this picture. The view of the cathedral is quite nice.

I hope it is still light by the time i get home from work tomorrow to drop the next tag.


Pseudacris
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The wood street is off Ellsworth, very close to Aiken. I’ve lived in the E End for over a decade but only found out about this street through the Tag-O-Rama.

Do visit it: it’s very cool! There’s a ~2″ wide strip of asphalt (or chipped tar) running up the length of it. Maybe some kind of expansion joint? Anyone know?


Steven
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Stef’s mention of views of the cathedral reminded me of “One A Day: 365 Views of the Cathedral of Learning”, a series of 365 paintings, each one featuring somewhere a bit of the Cathedral as seen from many different neighborhoods.

They’re all on display on the 7th floor of Oakland’s former Masonic Hall, now Pitt’s Alumni Hall, at Fifth and Tennyson (after a stint at the Carnegie Museum in 1999).

They were painted from 1997 to 1999 by Spanish artist Felix de la Concha, one for every day of the year.

This PG article talks about how he hauled his painting gear around the city by bike.

The paintings are worth checking out.


Pseudacris
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^ I love those paintings! Now, when I get an unexpected view of the Cathedral, I think about paint :-).

They’re really lovely.


caitlin
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if it happens to be a re-tag, could you just keep quiet about it? i mean, in the rules it doesnt say anything about re-tags, i dont think, except “no whining”, which would seem to cover the re-tagging discussion.


cburch
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What she said.


Jason
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LOL, x3


stefb
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luckily colin was with me after we left the theater. his phone Works a lot better than mine in the dark.

edit – this has nothing to do with the tag, but i am very pleased with my new redline conquest classic from Thick.


Mick
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@psuedacris The wood street is off Ellsworth, very close to Aiken. I’ve lived in the E End for over a decade but only found out about this street through the Tag-O-Rama.

I walked past the street maybe a thousand times (really!) before I found out it was wood.

In the early 80’s, there was a gas line problem underneath the street and the gas company rebuilt the whole thing. It was a smooth, gorgeous surface when they were done.

Great for dancing – which I did, regularly on Saturday nights, as I staggered home from the punk rock bars.

I once danced down that street playing a bass guitar through a battery powered amp strapped to my ass. 3 am Sunday moprning. I was trying to impress some woman with my scArY musical chops. Only to find out later she was Michael Hedge’s girlfriend.

No matter. Michael’s girlfriend was the chorus for my rendition on bass guitar, of Beethoven’s 9th. I can deal with that memory.

One night, about the time I turned 40, I was out there dancing in the rain. And some wood nymph like creature just appeared and started dancing with me. One of the most amazing experiences in my life.

But then… she started appearing every time went out there. I realized she was (maybe) 15 years old and like a juvenile delinquent.

DANGER WILL ROBINSON!

I was about 273 in dog years.

I figured it was time for me to hand over the wooden-street-middle-of-the-night-dancing to the next generation.

It’s probably safe for me to go back now.


AtLeastMyKidsLoveMe
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Wow. Cancel the remainder of the season. Close the Board.

There will never be another post to top that from Mick.

God bless you, brother. That made my day.


stefb
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Which bars were punk rock? Are they still around?


edmonds59
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@mick – brave enough to dance up to the edge of the cliff, smart enough not to dance off. Thumbs up.

Sadly, the subject of punk rock bars is probably better left to the old farts thread at this point.

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