I don’t get all the other hints, either: not whining, just inquisitive.
As you come up 18th and are about to turn R on Arlington to get to Mt Washington (unless you already did an R onto Mt Oliver), or are headed on to (say) Nobles or just headed for an L on Arlington, you come up on this sight on your L:
Pretty much all the clues were off of it. To me that sight is one of the rewards you get for climbing up 18th. But whatever. It was never a tag candidate: you can google each of those phrases and get yourself to Johno’s. I’ve never seen the shop open (it has limited hours) so I can’t say if Johno is still around or whether the property is just sitting there, part of the slowly vanishing Old Pittsburgh.
For anyone not getting the clue, the library is nicely sandwiched between Rodney and Reuben Streets, both of which edge off to the north of Woods Run Ave.
This castle tower
’tis outside the box
so this tag seems sour
Nah, if I can figure it out, anyone can; I’ve just had a hard time overcoming the inertia of rest.
I’ll head out to pick it up this morning, but I’m gonna try a new 60-mile route to get there. See ya this afternoon!
Okay, here we go, the recently-sold for $100k Westinghouse Air Brake Company General Office Building in Wilmerding. 40.392551, -79.808792
Not sure it was worth the road rash from the digger I took on the ride, tho… ;^(
Tag pickup: ACTA Program Center, 2410 Fifth Avenue
I know where the current tag is located, which I guess is good (except that I have other stuff I have to do just now).
In the meanwhile, here’s a story on a somewhat related activity that’s been around for ~35 years. It developed clue issues.
Good thing our Tag-o-Rama has all those rules.
^I’d rather hunt for this http://www.npr.org/2016/03/13/469852983/seeking-adventure-and-gold-crack-this-poem-and-head-outdoors
“Over a hill and not that far away” could be almost anywhere in Pittsburgh, couldn’t it?
*tries to think of a clever clue, but is unable to do so*
“Over a hill and not that far away” from @ornoth‘s tag. As in, there’s a direct, if slightly obstructed, sight line between the two tags. Go out and pedal!
loc: 40.427619, -80.000737
Belvedere at the edge of a reclaimed field in Emerald View Park. At some point it was festooned with string lights; a cool hang out. Then the lights disappeared and there’s been no apparent upkeep for the last couple of years…
Actually, I counted 53 but I could be wrong. In any case, 57 sounds much better. Yes, that’s a Little Library down there.
There’s a clear sight line to the previous tag (and vice-versa). I checked. Well ok, there’s foliage and you do have to step a bit over the the left. But close enough, like the step count. The view is definitely finer in winter.
Lots of water nearby, but none you can swim in. Almost makes me see red, big time.
I’ll pick this up later, if someone else doesn’t beat me to it.
Sorry, I didn’t count steps. But I did go through some of the books in the little library. There’s one in it about the construction of I-279.
Tag pickup. Red Way by Lafayette Av, next to McNaugher Reservoir. pic.twitter.com/tfYyyXwjZh
— Stuart Strickland (@bus15237) June 21, 2016
Red Way, above Biggs St., next to McNaugher Reservoir. I hiked the bike up the 370-ish steps of Rising Main Ave to get here.
I’ll drop the next tag on my way in tomorrow morning if it isn’t storming too badly.
“I can’t say if Johno is still around or whether the property is just sitting there, part of the slowly vanishing Old Pittsburgh.”
As fas as I know he is still in business; we got a print of one of his paintings as a Christmas gift maybe 2 years ago – it was the painting of the group of road bikes traveling in a pack through the South Side.
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