Well, at least we know where the thing is. It’s just a matter of getting to it. The earliest I’m getting up that way is about sunset Friday, so it shouldn’t take too much to beat me there.
Heh, my path up there would take me right past Darlene Harris’s house.
I guess I forgot to hit SUBMIT this afternoon.
For the whiners and to spare Stu the climb.
WDSY 107.9 MHz FM
40° 28′ 20.28″ N, 79° 59′ 40.2″ W
[a number of years ago I posted a tag that addressed this location issue; when the tag was acquired from a distant location and I suggested it wasn’t a valid pick-up, I was ignored… just make the rules that suit you…but at least, be consistent and in agreement… @eric, @paulheckbert seem to know it all..even if not in agreement. לחיים.]
- This reply was modified 2 weeks, 2 days ago by The Iguana.
In the case you raised you were trying to get people to take a picture of the tag from a certain location, which wasn’t anywhere near the closest they could get to the actual tag. In Paul’s case, he wanted you to get reasonably close to the tag. (Paul also objected to a tag pickup I made, but in that case I won because I really was about as close as I could get to the tag, barring scrambling down the hill or approaching it from a completely different set of streets.)
You were trying to add a new constraint on the tag pickup, as I see it — take it from a particular location (you also tried, I think, to enforce that the tag pickup had to be made as a particular time). Paul is merely enforcing the “as best as possible” constraint in Rule #1.
@jonawebb Thanks for clarifying that…Your My Hoochie Coochie Man.
So much for pleasat trees:
Your target this time is more ornithological than botanical. Look for a large raptor and colorful robins and an elderly gentleman’s farm. So get going…we gotta keep this game moving:
[If there are too many words, feel free to remove any offensive ones; if there are not enough hints, feel free to add any of your favorites]
What I’m looking for is a bike. Is that little loop thing I see part of your handle grips? I can’t tell from your tag pick-up photo.
I haven’t figured this one out, but here’s one way to interpret the hint: not birds, but fast food or other business chains.
Ok, here is my best shot. I have hays bald eagle, then red Robin in waterfront. Only old man farm I can think of is Bob Evan’s, but none of those nearby.
That is my best shot, now let the smart people go to work.
large raptor could be Giant Eagle – plenty of them around
colorful robins – I can’t think of a Red Robin around here, but it is a chain
elderly gentleman’s farm? – hmmm, nothing comes to mind – neighborhood? borough? landmark?
Carnehie Library of Homestead
In particular, @katzenmiau might have something to say about that, though I’m sure she’d find the place interesting.
How old are you?
I see peaches…not on the tree…in a bowl…in the past…My age then, in lizard years, was the 9th Fibonacci number… … …
…stop whining… it’s 3-squared plus 5-squared…3 and 5 are also Fibonacci numbers. That’s not surprising since the sum of the squares of two consecutive Fibonacci numbers is always a Fibonacci number:
F(n) + F(n+1) = F(2n+1)
Oh yea, I’m 3 x 3 x 7 lizard years old now. How old R U?
Whew…and with 90 minutes to spare.
[I’ll bet you don’t believe that the clue was formulated before the tag was identified.]
This game is supposed to be about cycling and exploring, not about spending hours at home solving too-difficult puzzles. If tags are going unsolved for a week even in nice weather, that’s a sign that they’re too hard.
Gotta agree. I have no idea where to start. My first hunch was there would be a football field between 34th and 35th streets with a children’s playground. Such a thing does not exist.
The clues given are more confusing than helpful. I’m already a half hour into this, and nothing.
For that matter, I have yet to properly locate the angle iron in the river.
In the past, if I could not pick up a tag, I could usually figure out where it was and contribute an additional bit of info so someone else could. But I don’t even know what side of what rivers to start looking, and there are dozens of nursery schools and elementary playgrounds inside the box.
I have three tags I could set. Can we please get this game rolling?
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