Garfield is dead
Herrings are red
A burro is fed
A piece of a bed
Where flamingos are bred
But starting a war
Would be better instead
If the weather permits, I’ll try to swing by (but not today)
@paulheckbert Would you like me to give a hint…not that it’s needed…it should be obvious to anyone…as per your standard:
“here’s a picture and hint that will take you a few minutes to figure out, and an hour to bike to”
I mean, who has time to bike along all the rivers for this one…this game isn’t about biking, it’s about moving along…
@paulheckbert Are trying to paralyze this game for another 20 days?
No hint? OK. I don’t need no badges or hints. ..and I BET I get this tag…any takers?
Blasted storms. No tag drop tonight and I doubt I’ll have one in the morning. Don’t look for one until late Friday.
Lat/Long on the tag pickup was (40.4442509, -80.0268837)
Tag pickup. Ninth Street and Three Rivers Heritage Trail…Southside..by the RR and Crick
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I was trying to make it easy. Easy to identify, easy to get to. Plus I didn’t have a whole lot of time to set it.
Coordinates for that tag: (40.4312432, -79.9900225)
Well, it’s not a church…or a crick…or a river…but John could operate nearby and pray…And chicken make vrery nice pet.
Please post another clue, so someone can have the fun of picking up the tag.
That hint didn’t help me.
Bon Air T Station ramp
- This reply was modified 11 months ago by The Iguana.
I’m going to need more context here. Alternate shot? Pun on a street name? Something related to why there would be a sign with a non-existent date? This is about as cryptic as if I’d zoomed in exclusively on the Fish The Crick sign without any landscape.
@Yale, I like this game, and I like you, and I wish you would post another clue so someone can pick up this tag.
It’s ok to post a hard tag, and we’ve put up with Paul not posting word clues long enough that I guess that’s ok too.
But it’s not ok to post an impossible tag and then not help people find it. If you don’t post a good clue I think somebody should go back and pick up the previous tag so the game can proceed.
This location is really quite appropriate with all the summer traffic going to visit Trump, and with the summer heat, just pick up the tag and get some ice cream to cool off, but be careful of the traffic….please.
[Have a happy and safe 4th…and may you experience fireworks in all your endeavors.]
Would crossing RR tracks, or being needed to Run to the calling by someone named Beck be involved here?
To be clear…for once 😜… requiring trespassing on RR property is verboten for a tag… and indeed, in this case not necessary…. However, as stated in the clue, after picking up the tag, one may crave a frozen confection, and how you satisfy that craving is your personal responsibility.<!–more–>
I agree with what Jon said: “it’s not ok to post an impossible tag and then not help people find it. If you don’t post a good clue I think somebody should go back and pick up the previous tag so the game can proceed.”
IMO he is helping. He could help more. But I feel like we’re making progress.
Well, it’s not at Page Dairy Mart. All I got out the ride is ice cream.
@paulhecjbert, you speak the obvious, I think? we all agree with @jonawebb regarding:
“…it’s not ok to post an impossible tag and then not help people find it…”
For sure, this tag, as well as all tags that I’ve recall (certainly mine), have been found and are NOT IMPOSSIBLE..
However, I’m not so sure we agree with this part of @jonawebb‘s comment that you conveniently left out:
“…we’ve put up with Paul not posting word clues long enough…”
And finally @jonawebb‘s conclusion:
“…that I guess that’s ok too.”
I.e., all is copacetic. (misrepresentaion is fake news)
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fwiw I ran into Yale on the way back from Page’s and he let me know that Stu is sort of on the right track. So, somewhere near Page’s I think.
To cool off, It’s safer to take a dip in Eagle Lake than get a cone.
Now that we’re nearly two weeks into this tag search, I haven’t even tried, but I fear I am going to have to invest another entire evening into scouring every bit of the GAP from McKeesport to Station Square, again, looking for one particular sign which I can only see a couple square inches of, hardly enough to recognize the typestyle.
Can we get a zoom-out photo? Like I did with a similar tag, Tag 1126, a sign behind AGH? (Thread 5, page 23, May 16 2016@6:44pm) Link: https://www.bikepgh.org/message-board/topic/tag-o-rama-5/#post-327317 (might have to scroll down a bit) Said photo was accompanied by a mildly cryptic clue that mentioned the street name.
Successive tag drops should be hours or a couple days apart, not large fractions of a month. That one took only three days.
@stu (and others) I’ve not looked along the trail (and was kicking myself for it on the way home yesterday — I looked in the various streets around the FBI building on Carson near the Steelers training area yesterday). But I suspect if you look, say, from Hot Metal Street to Haysglen St along the trail you’ll find it, and there aren’t a whole lot of signs along there, either.
I generally agree with your idea of how long tags should take. I like to think of it as maintaining tags. After a few days, post an additional clue; after a few more days, another; and so on. Also keeps the post near the top of the message board.
As I’m a reptile, these hot days are murder…Yesterday afternooon I was on my way to cool off in Eagle Lake (disappointed that there are no more eggs in the nest as eagle yolks are a treat)…and saw what appeared to be a tag pickup… ..someone is holding out… but if you get there now you might be able to bruce them… and get this game moving… it’s been awhile since I’ve been able to pick up a tag…
We gotta live your reasoning…and admitted manipulation of the game; has this haooened before?:
“I was hoping… slowed the game too much [IMHO]..[so I slowed it down more…]”
Well, I leave any censuring to the few people left in the game..
I expect a new tag in the next few minutes given the artificial delay created…
I was thinking of waiting to see if someone else would pick this up and delay thegame since that seems to be the standard, but figured I’d be selfish…
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