Tag-o-Rama 3

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Ahlir
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Homewood Ave at the Busway (well, under it).

loc: 40.452666, -79.898847


Ahlir
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Whew. That was close. I made it back to my actual Home, and right now I can barely see the other side of the street.

This is a hard one to clue; I can’t Brush off the “Ha-Ha” stuck in my head.


Ahlir
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My sense that this street, although not arterial, is still pretty well traveled. So you shouldn’t let the weather stop you.
Unless it’s the lack of clue. Let me know.


StuInMcCandless
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OK, I finally figured out what the “Ha-Ha” clue meant, so now know where this is. If riding tomorrow isn’t too difficult, I can probably work in an extra four-mile side trip out thisaway. But there are a bunch of people a lot closer to this than I am.


Ahlir
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It’s raining and the temperature (now 32°F) is going down. Maybe not the best night-time pickup (unless you’re running Lance-level competitive). Tomorrow afternoon looks to be above freezing.

But you’ll find that the tag is in a kinda cool corner of a maybe otherwise dreary neighborhood.


StuInMcCandless
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Hamilton at Hale, Homewood.

Can’t get the URL for the photo from my phone, sorry.

Edit, 45 minutes later: Looks like embedding the tweet makes the photo show up. OK, I’m happy.


StuInMcCandless
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New tag haiku:

A tag once before
Fond memories of filled growlers,
Kegs, bikes, and trailers.


Ahlir
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progress: bah
where will the bees go?


paulheckbert
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Congrats, Stu.
I could have picked up Ha-Ha, but I’ve been skiing more than biking, lately.


neilmd
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My pix on long overdue intro from the Alps suggests I ought to know this one…


Ahlir
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On Susquehanna in Homewood, near Dallas

Loc: 40.455373, -79.904607

Just down the street from the old East End Brewery location (the ugly concrete-block building in Stu’s pic).


StuInMcCandless
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I’m pretty sure it’s the same building, only that the old EEB entrance a couple feet away was already torn down by Sunday afternoon. This was Tag #21, back when this game first got started back in Sept. 2010. The map also shows three other tags within a couple hundred feet.

This isn’t even what I’d planned to tag, but seeing it as I rode out Hamilton for the “Ha-Ha” tag, there was no way I was going to miss capturing that image.


Ahlir
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The remaining structure is indeed the Brewery. I agree that the distances seem all wrong (and it’s all subjective, like the rest of life).


Ahlir
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Wheeee!


Ahlir
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Woof.

Is it time for another clue?


StuInMcCandless
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Now if I were to ride my unicycle there, y’know that one wheel thing, I’d have to ride through Mill-vale to get there. But this is not in Millvale.


amygdala
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Thanks for the clue, Stu.

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Wheel Mill at Hamilton and Dallas in Homewood.


amygdala
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Keeping Home sweet since the ’70s.
I had the apple raisin turnover.


Ahlir
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Dana’s Bakery, both in Homewood and on Homewood.
loc: 40.456133, -79.896705


Ahlir
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To continue pressing the Home advantage…

Think Hyphen, but look left (or right). And don’t go off much, the grade gets pretty nasty.


edmonds59
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I’ve been hearing good things about that bakery.


Ahlir
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So, do you know where this is?


Ahlir
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paulheckbert
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Kelly St near Brushton Ave, Homewood



paulheckbert
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new tag.
The building: was once a neighborhood sweet shop, now a convenience store.



Ahlir
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That’s the second memorial in a row. I know I’ve seen this new one but at the moment I can’t quite remember just where. If I do manage to remember and snag it, I think I’ll try to stay away from that stuff. At least for a while (though, sadly, there’s a lot of it around this town).

It’s powerful that, collectively, we make a point of not letting people simply disappear. Lives do matter.


paulheckbert
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hint: a main road in Pittsburgh’s easternmost neighborhood


jonawebb
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Frankstown ave. The infant who died here:
Levels convenience store:


jonawebb
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I don’t have a rhyme.

Sometimes, after a pickup, the next tag just reaches out and smacks you right in the face.


Steven
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Where on Frankstown Avenue is Levels?


Ahlir
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loc: 40.455661, -79.879296
past where Bennett & Frankstown merge


Ahlir
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Dick Valley Texaco; Bennett, just before it merges with Frankstown.


loc: 40.454480, -79.883035


Ahlir
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sorry for the delay…

We’ve had A20 and A21 (though not A22 if I recall correctly).
M22 you might have seen, riding along some trail…


StuInMcCandless
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Certain horned riders of late might very well have seen this.


The Iguana
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Across the Mon from my old employer US&S now Ansaldo Signal on the SS. https://plus.google.com/112059919652158167006/posts/Z8JSttarVgS

Whew!????


Ahlir
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The Iguana
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paulheckbert
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The Iguana’s new tag, in case you didn’t see it:


Ahlir
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Good pic & clues; tag was right where it was supposed to be.

loc: 40.429948, -79.950404

The soccer field parking lot, Junction Hollow (with parkway in the distance). Also, those tires are in one piece.


Ahlir
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I learned a phrase today “orthotic device” that I’m pretty sure I didn’t know before. But actually, I was trying to figure out what this mural was about (sorry, I used my phone camera). It’s clearly about electricity, its generation and distribution. Now that I’m looking at the pic I notice what looks like a label in the lower right; I always miss this stuff at the time. Sigh. I think I’ll take the liberty of getting myself a brew.

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