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Tag-o-Rama 3

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Ahlir

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Jul 9 2014 at 12:13pm #

The original pic and clue were actually enough.
(Though there’s a nice decoy that came to mind first.)
But I’m in Baltimore…


paulheckbert

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Jul 10 2014 at 9:21am #

Ok, not Armstrong Park, or Black St, or Friday St, but Sister Thea Bowman Catholic Academy, St James Parish, Wood & Rebecca Streets, Wilkinsburg


Ahlir

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Jul 10 2014 at 9:46am #

the brucing:

I initially thought this would have to do with the train station: (And the city morgue is across the street.) But of course the facade is wrong.


jonawebb

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Jul 10 2014 at 10:12am #

Open for days, then bruced — the perfect combination of Tag-o-Rama hope and disappointment! Congrats, Paul.


paulheckbert

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Jul 10 2014 at 11:22am #

Wow, I’m glad I went to EEFC after the pickup, not before. Every minute counts!

New tag.


RustyRed

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Jul 10 2014 at 11:30am #

Ha! I was lurking around the Medical Examiner’s offices and the train station this morning too!


LizziMac

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Jul 10 2014 at 3:58pm #

Well, I figured I should hit up the Giant Eagle today anyway. The end of Laurel Street, back entrance to the Edgewood Tahn Center.


StuInMcCandless

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Jul 10 2014 at 4:20pm #

Ohhhh, THAT gate.
Yeah, we’ve discussed that one at length a couple of times. Maybe I’ll go dig up the thread (or two or three). Short take: Usually open, but every once in a while, someone gets a seed under their dentures about people passing through here, and it gets closed.


paulheckbert

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Jul 10 2014 at 5:08pm #

Here’s the old thread: Ryan Sprake and Rob Knapp and I asked the Edgewood Borough Council to open this gate in 2011 (wow, has it been that long?), we met considerable resistance at the time, and I’ve left the issue alone, since then. I don’t know what might have changed.

http://bikepgh.org/mb/topic/from-oakland-to-edgewood-town-ctr/

I hope the gate stays open!


Ahlir

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Jul 10 2014 at 8:31pm #

Tag-o-Rama hope and disappointment
You mean “the agony and the ecstasy”? (or, I guess, ~ vice-versa.)

I got back to town last night, assuming that someone would have figured out the rather obvious 2nd clue (high school / Rebecca / …). But I when I checked this morning it was still open. Go figure. So I took the roundabout ride to work and snapped my pic. (Were I a Type A I would have have been out there by 6am. Sadly, I’m maybe a Type Ab. At best. On a good day)

The heart tag was straightforward to figure out.
I usually focus on the pic, since it’s hard for the tagger to completely control what shows up (even when they try to be clever and pixilate obvious bits). Anyway, the building behind the tag had to be either a school gym or industrial. On reflection, the quality was a bit too nice to be the latter.

The clue originally made me think of the train station and the morgue (which are next to each other). But a quick check on the StreetView took care of that. The next step was to search for “St. James [school]“. This nailed it immediately.

I should also note that this was one of those tags that I knew I had seen before (which I had, searching for Jon’s launderette). It’s also one that shows the weakness of the StreetView approach: this tag is newer than than their last cruise through that neighborhood.


Steven

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Jul 10 2014 at 10:59pm #

No, it’s on Streetview, though it looks a little different there. Of course, there have been plenty of other tags that weren’t.


LizziMac

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Jul 11 2014 at 1:18pm #

This sign indicates two of my favorite activities! (Do yinz consider ‘travel by horseback’ to be multimodal?)


StuInMcCandless

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Jul 11 2014 at 2:15pm #

I suppose that depends on how much you like your horse.
:-)


jonawebb

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Jul 12 2014 at 9:14am #

Wilkinsburg park and ride lot


jonawebb

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Jul 12 2014 at 8:52pm #

Samwise Gamgee saw an elephant
But he didn’t call it that
This house is a dome
But it’s not where you might think it’s at


Ahlir

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Jul 13 2014 at 9:25pm #

Nice pic.

And your’e right, it’s not where it’s at; googling “pittsburgh shire” gets you this (among other things):
“Shire” is also an actual street; adding “hobbit” doesn’t help. (Though I should note that hobbit habitations traditionally are built into the ground; this one isn’t.)

When you do find it online, you’ll discover that the owners have fiendishly tried to obfuscate its actual location (for commercial purposes). Oddly, it’s (figuratively) at the other end of a tag I posted a while ago. Small town.

Anyway, here’s the thing: I need to leave town tomorrow, late in the day. If you know where this is and intend to get it, please post. Otherwise I’ll go get it in the morning. Don’t worry: I have a couple of nifty follow-up tags lined up, so the game goes on.


Ahlir

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Jul 14 2014 at 1:48pm #

Well, didn’t happen. Sorry for the confusion.


paulheckbert

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Jul 14 2014 at 7:56pm #

Right where I expected it to be: 736 Olivant Pl, Lincoln-Lemington. Designed by Joe Yacoboni in the 60s. Is available for rent at $125/night apparently.

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1114987


StuInMcCandless

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Jul 14 2014 at 8:18pm #

Well, that saves me about 10 extra miles of riding in the morning. I just figured it out, and was planning a sunrise departure for work.

It’s been four days since I’ve been on the bicycle, and I’m going stir crazy.


paulheckbert

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Jul 14 2014 at 9:23pm #

That Yacoboni dome house was designed to withstand earthquakes and 250 mph hurricanes. http://www.post-gazette.com/life/homes/2010/01/24/Readers-go-over-uncovered-ground-from-dome-home-article/stories/201001240239

new tag


jonawebb

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Jul 15 2014 at 8:27am #

@Paul, a word clue?
Those houses at the end of Lincoln-Larimer are remarkable. The dome house is the most interesting, but there are several really nice homes. All in a neighborhood known as a slum, which sits on flat land, a short ride from East Liberty. It is really a remarkable place; a shame that it has fallen into such hard times.


paulheckbert

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Jul 15 2014 at 8:59am #

Here’s a video clue:


StuInMcCandless

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Jul 15 2014 at 1:06pm #

Well, that took some googling, now to do some riding. This will be adding a LOT of miles to my trip home tonight. (This is not a complaint.)


StuInMcCandless

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Jul 15 2014 at 5:28pm #

Wood Street steps next to the East Busway, Wilkinsburg.
Actually what’s at the top of these steps is the bike path to Rankin (minus the piece in Edgewood). So, thank you for helping me figure out another way to access these!


StuInMcCandless

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Jul 15 2014 at 9:33pm #

New tag!

A food desert is where the members of a community do not live within one mile of a grocery store. In this case, about one-third of the community fits that description. To help relieve this situation, a grange is planned to go in this space. Last night, community members gathered in this space to share ideas.


jonawebb

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Jul 17 2014 at 7:56am #

I know where this is, roughly — but I don’t think I’ll get there before Saturday morning.


StuInMcCandless

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Jul 17 2014 at 11:45am #

If anyone else is interested, perhaps you can get Jean or Marc to make a cake for you, but that still doesn’t solve the food desert problem.


Steven

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Jul 18 2014 at 1:03am #

It doesn’t? Marie Antoinette might disagree.


jonawebb

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Jul 19 2014 at 10:07am #

I can see Jean-Marc’s from here
Pocket park at Grant and North, Millvale


jonawebb

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Jul 19 2014 at 11:19am #

You may find yourself
Longing for a brighter bike
You may find yourself
Wanting some reflective stripes
On your bicycle wheels
You may ask yourself
Well, where do I get them?


steeld55

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Jul 20 2014 at 7:22am #


Bankers supply co. Baum blvd


jonawebb

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Jul 20 2014 at 8:58am #

Yes! That is Nick D’s new shop, selling bike clothes.


steeld55

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Jul 20 2014 at 5:34pm #

New tag

If you wanna move on up with George Jefferson your not going to the east side. But to find this tag you have to know the first name first.


steeld55

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Jul 21 2014 at 6:50pm #

Kay’s characters weenie and skipperdee had a great owner if you find her you might find this tag


StuInMcCandless

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Jul 22 2014 at 2:59am #

No photo?


Steven

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Jul 22 2014 at 4:11am #

There’s a photo in steeld55′s post of July 20th, but not in the subsequent post of July 21st. Here’s a direct link to the photo if it’s not showing up for you:

http://bikepgh.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/IMAG0199_1.jpg


StuInMcCandless

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Jul 22 2014 at 5:43am #

D’oh! I didn’t realize that was a second clue. Yes, it’s visible.
I have a pretty good idea where this is, but won’t be able to pick it up until Wednesday. Have at it, folks!


steeld55

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Jul 22 2014 at 10:58am #

I figured the first clue was to hard and it’s a newer pic so it won’t be on Google maps so I think that’s what Is taking so long you gotta ride to find


StuInMcCandless

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Jul 23 2014 at 9:17am #

Well, I tried. I went the length of Eloise St on the North Side twice (working from the Skipperdee hint), once slow, again slower, even ducking into some little side alleys, but came up empty. I don’t know where this is.


steeld55

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Jul 23 2014 at 9:43am #

Did you get the first clue stu? That one was more important to the location but you were close

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