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Street view scavenger hunt (find the bikes)

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dwillen

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Oct 12 2010 at 3:13pm #

Every once and a while I will be looking at something on street view and I’ll run across someone riding a bike. When you find a Pittsburgh cyclist on street view, post a link of it here! Sometimes they blur out the face, but I’m guessing a lot of people here can probably ID their friends from only their bike.

To post a link here, get the street view you want up on your browser, click the “link” icon/text on the upper right hand corner of your google map window. You want the first link in that popup.. the one that says “Paste link in email or IM”. Paste it here replacing link.com with the thing google gave you:

North end of Junction Hollow

South end of Junction Hollow

Yesterday, Colin mentioned this scofflaw cyclist caught cutting through Sandcastle: side and front


Pseudacris

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Oct 12 2010 at 3:51pm #

Sampsonia Way.

There’s a lot more to explore here….art students in collaboration with Google.


edmonds59

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Oct 12 2010 at 4:23pm #

Dang, you were fast on that shot. That was the exact view I was going to post!


Noah Mustion

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Oct 13 2010 at 10:11pm #

Ha, my ladyfriend participated in that Sampsonia Way thing. Goofy art kidz


Marko82

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Oct 18 2010 at 12:49am #

center ave. in the Hill

5th ave Uptown


Andrew

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Oct 18 2010 at 12:13pm #

My parents are on streetview! Riding in clairton.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=15025&sll=40.45694,-80.011733&sspn=0.011168,0.01929&g=Sampsonia+Way,+Pittsburgh,+Pennsylvania&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Clairton,+Pennsylvania+15025&ll=40.296,-79.882547&spn=0.005564,0.009645&z=17&layer=c&cbll=40.295965,-79.882381&panoid=WSB_XZxwKdgA_8Gi4gNhuQ&cbp=12,189.22,,0,5.9


Swalfoort

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Oct 18 2010 at 1:23pm #

5300 block of Penn Avenue (near Aiken). Guy riding inbound on Penn.


dwillen

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Dec 11 2010 at 10:08pm #

Dude biking up 1 Wild Place – you can follow him all the way up the hill.


StuInMcCandless

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Oct 15 2011 at 4:27am #

Top! Swalfoort mentioned seeing a cyclist in a StreetView image I posted a few hours ago, which made me think of this thread.

Yep, there’s someone on a bike, moving away from the camera, off in the distance. [SV link, Saline by Greenfield/Irvine/Second]

I didn’t navigate around to try to get a better view.

Did anyone else notice that the camera had to be on the sidewalk at this point? Was this done with Google’s trail camera?


dwillen

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Oct 15 2011 at 4:38am #

Yea, definitely on the sidewalk. Here is a better view.


erok

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Oct 15 2011 at 4:56am #

grant and 6th, downtown

http://g.co/maps/4567y


Swalfoort

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Oct 15 2011 at 12:14pm #

Wow! It looks like those last two might have documented the existence of the less common female rider in Pittsburgh.


Pseudacris

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Oct 15 2011 at 12:18pm #

Not riding it, but hopefully will be soon.


Swalfoort

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Oct 16 2011 at 4:30pm #

214 West General Robinson (PNC Park) when viewed coming from west. Guy on a bike crossing the street just west of the crosswalk.


Swalfoort

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Oct 16 2011 at 4:33pm #

Three Rivers Heritage Trail between PNC Park and DelMonte (at base of stairs/planting.) Another woman rider.

Three riders (two off their bikes) at water feature near Heinz Field on Three Rivers Heritage Trail.


Swalfoort

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Oct 16 2011 at 4:37pm #

At funky stature on “upper” trail near Carnegie Science Center. then jump to lower trail, and look west, and you’ll see another cyclist riding westbound


Marko82

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Oct 17 2011 at 7:22pm #

you can follow this guy all the way up Murray ave. I wish he’d take the lane!


Swalfoort

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Oct 17 2011 at 8:16pm #

@Marko; been googling tags? When I click on that link, above, the sidebar to the left is filled with information that I THINK pertains to a recent and/or current tag.

My personal suspicion….the clue lies in the use of moo-ving.


Marko82

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Oct 17 2011 at 8:23pm #

Ha ha, busted. I was checking out the icecream shop in the area. I was also looking for a certain pop distributer – all dead ends so far.


benstiglitz

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Oct 17 2011 at 9:28pm #

Glad to know I have you guys and girls stumped. =)


Swalfoort

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Oct 18 2011 at 5:51pm #

Western Avenue, just east of Allegheny Avenue.

<iframe width=”425″ height=”350″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” marginheight=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ src=”http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=Pittsburgh,+PA&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Pittsburgh,+Allegheny,+Pennsylvania&ll=40.440625,-79.995886&spn=0.000033,0.026779&t=h&z=14&vpsrc=6&layer=c&cbll=40.451578,-80.018541&panoid=ZwnWd54gABTPm75jn8Hyig&cbp=12,99.96,,0,12.76&source=embed&output=svembed”></iframe>
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Swalfoort

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Oct 18 2011 at 5:55pm #

14th and Smallman – cyclist carrying a big drink cooler

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Smallman+Street,+Pittsburgh,+PA&hl=en&ll=40.448025,-79.990382&spn=0.000065,0.053558&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=51.04407,109.6875&vpsrc=6&hnear=Smallman+St,+Pittsburgh,+Pennsylvania&t=h&z=15&layer=c&cbll=40.447963,-79.990485&panoid=Ynoau13xN-mcYL88HUsdnQ&cbp=12,62.53,,0,17.02


Swalfoort

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Oct 18 2011 at 5:57pm #

Strip District, near the Produce T

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Smallman+Street,+Pittsburgh,+PA&hl=en&ll=40.450164,-79.987072&spn=0.000008,0.006695&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=51.04407,109.6875&vpsrc=6&hnear=Smallman+St,+Pittsburgh,+Pennsylvania&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=40.450498,-79.986545&panoid=PkVxgxLuQ3fLspqEt1uYEA&cbp=12,47.07,,0,7.85erminal


StuInMcCandless

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Oct 18 2011 at 7:31pm #

The last entry doesn’t come up in StreetView if just clicked on. (just gives you the map) But edit the URL to remove a stray “erminal” off the end and StreetView appears, showing the cyclist.


TeamDecaf

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Oct 18 2011 at 11:41pm #

VeteransBridgeDanO

Holy Crap – me on the Veterans Bridge! In the fast lane.


reddan

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Oct 18 2011 at 11:46pm #

Dan, are you on your cell while on the bridge? Seems unsafe…

;-)


TeamDecaf

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Oct 18 2011 at 11:58pm #

StephBFtPittBridge

stefb on the Ft Pitt Bridge

@reddan – calling 911 in advance


TeamDecaf

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Oct 19 2011 at 12:32am #

Marko82LibertyBridge

Marko82 flyin’ home on the Liberty Bridge.


mr marvelous

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Oct 19 2011 at 12:34am #

Not only is stefb on the FT Pitt Bridge she’s going the wrong way


Swalfoort

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Oct 19 2011 at 9:34pm #

Here’s the guy on Penn at Aiken…..

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Pittsburgh,+PA&hl=en&ll=40.46463,-79.937618&spn=0.000016,0.016469&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=58.598104,134.912109&vpsrc=6&hnear=Pittsburgh,+Allegheny,+Pennsylvania&t=h&z=17&layer=c&cbll=40.464637,-79.93749&panoid=ruHSkWt_D585carjJUkoNg&cbp=12,77.58,,0,18.7


Swalfoort

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Oct 19 2011 at 9:35pm #

Guy at PNC Park crossing East General Robinson

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Pittsburgh,+PA&hl=en&ll=40.448213,-80.004727&spn=0.000016,0.016469&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=58.598104,134.912109&vpsrc=6&hnear=Pittsburgh,+Allegheny,+Pennsylvania&t=h&z=17&layer=c&cbll=40.448238,-80.004601&panoid=cU9Fh2KWtQ0ZE2cHPCuYHA&cbp=12,127.77,,0,7.92


Swalfoort

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Oct 19 2011 at 9:42pm #

Female rider near PNC Park, on trail

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Pittsburgh,+PA&hl=en&ll=40.445714,-80.006781&spn=0.000008,0.008234&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=58.598104,134.912109&vpsrc=6&hnear=Pittsburgh,+Allegheny,+Pennsylvania&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=40.445692,-80.00691&panoid=-lwQGO56NdhmC8tYaMV_dw&cbp=12,309.68,,0,25.5

Three cyclists at water feature near PNC Park on trail.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Pittsburgh,+PA&hl=en&ll=40.445506,-80.008042&spn=0.000008,0.008234&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=58.598104,134.912109&vpsrc=6&hnear=Pittsburgh,+Allegheny,+Pennsylvania&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=40.445483,-80.008192&panoid=8sXW3oEZpzkxDKBJPVPbjQ&cbp=12,291.73,,0,19.76

North Shore Trail under Ft. Duquesne Bridge

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Pittsburgh,+PA&hl=en&ll=40.445355,-80.009168&spn=0.000008,0.008234&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=58.598104,134.912109&vpsrc=6&hnear=Pittsburgh,+Allegheny,+Pennsylvania&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=40.445328,-80.009274&panoid=saIV8_QOt7pnEtFPOlVWCQ&cbp=12,243.38,,2,5.97


stefb

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Oct 21 2011 at 8:56am #

Hahah tdw, I got your PM. I hadn’t opened this thread for whatever reason until now. Nice! You caught me taking a dump on all of the bad drivers not using turn signals on the bridge!

Also those fingerless gloves only lasted about 2500 miles. They matched my road bike in perticular so well. We had a good summer, gloves!


erok

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Dec 1 2011 at 4:01pm #

found this as i was preparing a blog post about the sharrows and future bike lanes on brighton. A Double!!!

http://g.co/maps/68bjs


erok

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Dec 5 2011 at 9:58pm #

here’s a brave soul on W Carson St that i found while making a blog post about w carson st public meeting

http://g.co/maps/snrhm


Swalfoort

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Dec 7 2011 at 12:15am #

Looks like his bike’s a tad small for him.


Swalfoort

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Jan 30 2013 at 12:34pm #

Bike cop downtown:

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jonawebb

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Jan 30 2013 at 12:48pm #

Here’s me on the Hot Metal bridge ramp:

http://goo.gl/maps/8ELtC

They reshot the trail, apparently, and there are other cyclists you can see around there, too.


StuInMcCandless

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May 30 2013 at 9:50pm #

Hm, this thread isn’t as stale as I thought, only 4 months.

Just found another example: West Station Square Drive below the Duquesne Incline. Does anyone recognize this rider?

Street View


edmonds59

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May 31 2013 at 5:29am #

Whoa, I think it’s Frank Lenz.

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