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kitaira

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Sep 22 2013 at 5:29pm #

Friday, September 27th
6:30 on the Hot Metal bridge

I want to see the giant bath toy being dropped into the river. Dress in fun bath things (and clothes, or a swim suit if you don’t care about temperature) and ride a leisurely pace around the trails until we see it.

Interested?


Marko82

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Sep 22 2013 at 6:55pm #

In, and I’m trying to figure out a creative way of bringing my duckies with me.


RustyRed

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Sep 22 2013 at 7:03pm #

I plan on tooling around the area and taking photos…

I wonder if they inflate the duck or launch it?


kitaira

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Sep 22 2013 at 9:27pm #

Marko82 wrote:In, and I’m trying to figure out a creative way of bringing my duckies with me.

I’m trying to come up with the safest way to wear a bath towel…


Drewbacca

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Sep 23 2013 at 10:57am #

Marko82 wrote:In, and I’m trying to figure out a creative way of bringing my duckies with me.

New version of bumper-bike, involving a kiddie-pool filled with rubber duckies.


reddan

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Sep 23 2013 at 11:05am #

Marko82 wrote:In, and I’m trying to figure out a creative way of bringing my duckies with me.

New version of bumper-bike, involving a kiddie-pool filled with rubber duckies.

I was thinking clawfoot bathtub on a trailer, laden with duckies and suds.


RustyRed

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Sep 23 2013 at 1:05pm #

RustyRed wrote:I plan on tooling around the area and taking photos…

I wonder if they inflate the duck or launch it?

Urrgh, I just read that the Duck’s exact arrival time is top secret, but will come up the Ohio ‘sometime before nightfall’. Feh.


kitaira

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Sep 23 2013 at 4:52pm #

I think a slow ride starting at 6:30, swinging around the point, and ending on the other side should work – figuring it gets dark pretty early. Maybe a stop at giant eagle for picnic food? And we can just set up and eat while we wait? Blankets! (Thoughts?)


kitaira

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Sep 23 2013 at 4:53pm #

Actually there’s a bridge party – that would probably be more interesting…


kitaira

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Sep 26 2013 at 2:50am #

FYI

Thinking instead of trails, Carson to Smithfield, then through convention center to the trail… That way our bath gear can be seen along the way! And we don’t inundate the trail…

Thoughts?


StuInMcCandless

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Sep 26 2013 at 6:59am #

Carson is OK with me. Concern: Getting stuck in traffic. Would like the option to bug out and take Muriel or one of the other parallel streets if we get stuck.


kitaira

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Sep 26 2013 at 10:11am #

Change in plans:

Start promptly at 6, ride down Carson, then across Smithfield bridge and to the convention center. From there we will jump on the trail and head to the point, or to wherever we can see the duck.

There’s a bridge party too! So we can end there.


Marko82

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Sep 26 2013 at 11:12am #

If you’re coming, make sure you get all your ducks in a row…


edmonds59

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Sep 27 2013 at 10:04am #

So does anyone happen to have eyes on the duck? It must be somewhere.


RustyRed

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Sep 27 2013 at 10:21am #

edmonds59 wrote:So does anyone happen to have eyes on the duck? It must be somewhere.

At our office, we have a nice view of anything going under the WE Bridge and we’re waiting impatiently for any signs of any large Yellow Anatidae.

I rode down the trail past Brunot island and Western Penitentiary this morning and saw no sign of preparations.


StuInMcCandless

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Sep 27 2013 at 11:30am #

My hunch is that it will be covered in a tarp prior to 6, so what you want to look for is a large “thing”, potentially duck-shaped.


J.Str.

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Sep 27 2013 at 11:59am #

I want to make a duckie playlist. I only have a small Jambox… but it will do for the people close to me on the ride. I just can’t seem to come up with enough Duck songs that aren’t for kids. Help!


reddan

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Sep 27 2013 at 12:19pm #

As always, Al has the answer.


Marko82

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Sep 27 2013 at 12:22pm #

Giant yellow object spotted at Alcosan

https://twitter.com/Novo22/status/383640869565255680/photo/1


RustyRed

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Sep 27 2013 at 12:44pm #

While I won’t be able to ride in from the South Side, if anyone sees me (I’ll be on a purple granny bike with yarn-bombed basket and Pirates helmet) en route please feel free to wave.


RustyRed

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Sep 27 2013 at 1:10pm #

The duck is on the move!

QuackCam:

http://www.wtae.com/video/rubber-duck-project/-/9681382/19281952/-/13ggdcgz/-/index.html?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=wtae


edmonds59

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Sep 27 2013 at 1:28pm #

Outstanding.


Pierce

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Sep 27 2013 at 5:13pm #

Please tell me there is a Ducky Tour that goes along with this thing


RustyRed

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Sep 27 2013 at 6:30pm #

Wow, the bridge was crowded! I gave up and went to dinner with hubby. Got a chance to see it towed up the the bridge though.


jonawebb

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Sep 28 2013 at 8:24am #

Look famiiliar? From PG:


edmonds59

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Sep 28 2013 at 4:44pm #

Ha ha. Like.


Marko82

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Sep 28 2013 at 5:17pm #

Quack!


stefb

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Sep 28 2013 at 6:29pm #

I know that guy!


RustyRed

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Sep 28 2013 at 9:01pm #

stefb wrote:I know that guy!

He made the Pittsburgh Magazine video too!

http://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/Best-of-the-Burgh-Blogs/The-412/September-2013/Video-Rubber-Duck-Project-Pittsburgh/


StuInMcCandless

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Sep 28 2013 at 10:00pm #

A couple of little helmet-cam videos:

At river’s edge by the 6th St (Clemente) Bridge (link).

From the 7th St (Warhol) Bridge (link).

@Marko82 shows up at about the one-minute mark in both.


gg

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Sep 30 2013 at 11:23am #

I was there on Sunday. It was crowded and everyone was having a blast.


StuInMcCandless

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Sep 30 2013 at 12:22pm #

Do they hide it at night? I went past there around 8:30 but did not see it. I rode all the way from Point State Park to 9th Street. No duck.


andyc

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Oct 3 2013 at 1:58pm #

I was tipped off at work that it’s actually a Trojan Duck! Turns out that the duck is full of *gasp* Clevelanders *shudder* and that they come out of the duck at night!


reddan

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Oct 3 2013 at 2:13pm #

A giant rubber Trojan, eh?


Pierce

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Oct 4 2013 at 11:18am #

It’s kind of ironic that there’s all this hoopla about a large plastic duck given our extermination of actual waterfowl around here:

http://humaneoptionspittsburgh.org/?page_id=37

But then again, our relationship with nonhumans is a never ending source of irony

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