Tag-o-Rama 5

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TeamDecaf
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^Ditto that @paulheckbert


zzwergel
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I got it!

Randyland!


Eric
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story in the media a few months ago about Randy’s husband, who is not doing well medically.

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/fans-donate-to-send-randyland-couple-on-dream-vacation-911266371920


zzwergel
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I didn’t know Randy is gay. Good for him!

New tag:

I’m pretty sure this is a little north of the box.

Where’s the bus! I’ve been waiting for it for six years.


StuInMcCandless
Participant
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Perry Hwy at Lindley Lane, Ross Twp.

While the 11C (or 9) bus has not run since 2011, an off-road Ross Garage bus went past while I was tweeting the tag. Wouldn’t stop, either.


Eric
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That was way outside of the box


zzwergel
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@edronline,

Oops, I thought West View was in the box.

@stu,

Was that bus headed to Blazier Drive?

It’s kind of hard to know where the box lies when Chasing and placing without an internet connection.


zzwergel
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I heard that section of Ross used to have urban blight in years past.


Eric
Member
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Per Google maps, this was about a 4 mile ride up perrysville Ave outside of the box.  There was a west view tag in the past which was outside of the box  and that was about a 2 mile bike ride on perrysville.

If you go to page 1 of this thread , post #1, you can see the box.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  Eric.

StuInMcCandless
Participant
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Whatever, it was a mile and a half from my house, and I was going right past there anyway.

OK, new tag. This one is well inside the box.


paulheckbert
Keymaster
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World War 1 memorial, Butler & 46th, must be an Underwear Ride


paulheckbert
Keymaster
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new tag

hint: that’s a tall building

DSC06314


buffalo buffalo
Participant
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Diamond Building, Liberty at Fifth/Delray, Downtown.

With @drewbacca


buffalo buffalo
Participant
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This kid knows
a place no cars go

He’s taking that ride to nowhere
will you take that ride?


Ahlir
Participant
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loc: 40.450926, -79.989565

If you follow the Strip District Trail upriver, past all the detour signs, you’ll get to the fence blocking the trail. There.


Ahlir
Participant
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Sorry, no shadows. But I did pass a 29er…


Dberlin
Member
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29th and Railroad. Coincidentally, where I spent a few minutes waiting for the ambulance a couple winters ago when I wiped out on the railroad tracks. Not on a 29er.

 


Dberlin
Member
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New Tag:

To market to market to buy a fat hen…

 


Dberlin
Member
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Hint: you can see another tag on this page from where I took the photo.


Dberlin
Member
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28, 29, 31, 77, 81, 82, 83, G2 …


paulheckbert
Keymaster
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Rain doesn’t stop tag-o-rama. Market&Fifth. Art from CAPA, by Julia Melnyk and others


paulheckbert
Keymaster
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New tag. Nice brickwork! I could give a hint later, if necessary.


RustyRed
Member
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Emmanuel Episcopal Church, W North Ave and Allegheny Ave

 

View post on imgur.com

 


RustyRed
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By George, I think we need another church tag.

 

 


zzwergel
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New Zion Baptist Church, Juniata St., Manchester


zzwergel
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New tag:

 

Get your One, Seventy-Five, or Ninety-One here!


Eric
Member
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Unsolicited advice: get some toe clips (you’ll need pedals that work with them).  They aren’t very expensive and make hill climbing a lot easier as you can get a bit of power on the upstroke too. Also don’t have to worry about feet  slipping off and destabilizing you on a hill climb. I bet you can get pedals, clips, and straps for $20 total.

I used them for decades before moving into the much more expensive Shimano clipless pedals.


paulheckbert
Keymaster
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Bus stop at Freeport Rd & Western Ave, Aspinwall


paulheckbert
Keymaster
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new tag

hint: this is not an apple core

stone_14_ps_sph_s2_unsharp


Ornoth
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I can’t believe I recognized this funky tag almost at once.

Railroad trestle over Highland Drive by Washington Blvd, across from the Zone 5 PD and the bike track. That would be 40.4741 x -79.9072.


paulheckbert
Keymaster
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Good work!


Ornoth
Member
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New tag!

From one end of the city to the other…

I don’t think any of my Pittsburgh Randonneurs friends play ToR, but they would understand that this is the only street in the city where you could ride an entire randonneuring event on a single public way.

Although it’s at the less-developed end of the street, someone obviously thought this big red dot would be a convenient marker! THIS IS THE TAG:

If you want to validate your guess on Street View before hitting the road, you might find this near the other end of the street. THIS IS NOT THE TAG, THIS IS JUST A CLUE:


paulheckbert
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I see the hint “the only street in the city where you could ride an entire randonneuring event on a single public way” but couldn’t any street be used as the entire randonneuring route? Just go back and forth many times.


Ornoth
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I suppose that’s true. But “a randonneuring event” should get you where you need to be. It’s the only way.


Mikhail
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Just go back and forth many times.

Nope. https://rusa.org/orgreg.html

Routes:

Each event must use a RUSA-certified route. An event’s route may be assigned after the event is approved for scheduling. An existing certified route may be used. New or changed routes must be submitted to RUSA at least a month before the date of the event where it is first to be used.

Choosing the route is left to the organizer; however, routes consisting of doing the same loop multiple times, regardless of the distance of the brevet, are not permitted. Ideally, routes should be out and back, on low traffic roads, and on roads that are easy to follow. Extreme terrain should be advertised as such when the ride is first publicized. The date and location of a ride should take into consideration possible weather conditions to avoid, when possible, such as snow, or extreme cold or heat.

 

 

 


jonawebb
Participant
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FWIW, I’m a randonneur and a tagger and the clue doesn’t mean anything to me. I don’t think it’s that the road is 200k long. Or even 50k. And I don’t think it’s that it’s named kittens and puppies or spring cheese. It’s a toughie.


buffalo buffalo
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I’m not a randonneur, but I know exactly where this is.  Unfortunately, I already have plans tonight in a different part of town; you’ve got on the order of 20 hours before I’ll be able to get there.


zzwergel
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Is it in the West End somewhere?


Ornoth
Member
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I wouldn’t “overlook” the West End…

Haah! That’s a pun more than it is a clue, tho.


Marko82
Participant
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Jon, you don’t have to think too long on this one.

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