@edmonds59 damn you’re right, sorry. That’s a pretty brutal detail to get wrong. My mistake.
I would never have thought Neville Island, but I likely would have done some research with a phone book and/or StreetView before I headed out.
IMHO, the best tags are ones that are visibly obvious but difficult to identify without a clue. I picked up one such tag, the anchor by Allegheny Center (tag 36 in the original thread), and dropped one, a huge painted “@” sign (tag 81).
This is outside the box but such a nice ride I hope someone will grab this new tag this weekend.
Well I am glad I didn’t go out to get it.. I thought it was romp n roll
Man I totally blew it with east/west. Sorry. Glad you found it jonawebb.
ha! I must be operating at the same wave length as abracadabra because despite reading “east” I thought west and knew exactly where the tag was!
I read east, so assumed it couldn’t be Neville Island. Ah well, no biggie.
This is the second time I got a tag because I misinterpreted or ignored the clue. I think the wording mislead me: “too far east” made me think west.
I hope this doesn’t sit beyond today. I know where it is, but don’t feel like spending most of a Sunday riding out there and back. If someone else doesn’t think differently, it’s liable to sit until next weekend.
I rather prefer we keep it “inside the box”, where we can keep the game moving.
My day is booked and the route to this is probably like wet cement right now.
maybe i can persuade some others to do a gang bang style tag with me after the ms150 training ride today if it’s still there… i would also have to figure out exactly where this is first.
Hey – I got holla’d!! Just to add to the photo gallery, I took a picture too. Y’all can admire my gorgeous cross bike
You should be able to get there almost entirely on an aristocratic road without having to take the gritty trail.
Oh, man, I love the ska!
@stef, @edmonds: Great minds think alike regarding tag-grabbing and routes.
Well we broke off from the ride yesterday and started toward it. On our way, we realized that some of us didn’t have lights, and that it was taking longer than anticipated to get there. I probably won’t be able to get this any time soon.
Wow, I should go for a night ride, but my sinuses feel like an alien is trying to bust out of my face.
I should’ve grabbed that Costume World tag. This is boring.
Rule #2: Take the tag to a new location, shoot a photo with your bike in the picture, and post it here. Keep the tag within Pittsburgh city limits and the surrounding neighborhoods – a map of the geography the tag game covers is here.
I’m in no way averse to riding, but let’s try to play by the rules. Otherwise, small exceptions creep in and become the general rule. In which case, I will attempt to delay the progression of the game for weeks on end. Are there point penalties for delay of game? Maybe there should be
Yeah I am pretty sure this is in sturgeon or McDonald, and if it is, it is way outside the box and this game is just gonna stall out.
When I place tags I try to keep in mind riders of all levels from new to experienced I like the idea of everyone playing even inexperienced riders.
Point taken. I will be more careful in the future.
BTW, the map does say it is OK to place tags outside the bounds of the map.
If people prefer, I could set a different tag tonight.
^ Where does it say it’s okay to place tags outside of the limits?
See http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=204034264373521807046.000493617d604f4af9741&z=12, “OK to have tags beyond this”
I’m with quizbot, this gets boring when tags take too long. Outside the limits or too obscure = dull.
“OK to have tags beyond this”
I just added a “slightly” to that text. We’ve had a number of tags just outside the box, but this is a good deal farther outside than any previous one. I agree that closer is better.
I was already planning to take the T out to Library and bike the Montour down to Coraopolis today, so I’ll be passing by this tag. But it’s fine with me if Jonawebb just sets a new one.
ETA: And if anyone was planned to head out Noblestown Road to the tag, the PG’s reporting a fire closed the road.
@Steven, if you get this tag, I would appreciate it very much.
But if it’s still open, say, tonight, I’ll set a new one.
Bored? There is a whole wide world out there to see and experience! I am okay with a tag taking a few days.
> I was already planning to take the T out to Library and bike the Montour down to Coraopolis today, so I’ll be passing by this tag.
since we are quoting rules, *technically* this violates rule #6: The bicycle in the picture must get to the tag location under the player’s own pedal-power.
but now im probably disobeying #7 – No whining.
My first tag was a group tag with the Tuesday Decaf ride, my wife drove me to the beginning of the ride then after about 17+ miles of riding we picked up the tag, maybe it depends on how many miles you put in from being dropped off to the tag.
I’m willing to cut Steven a break on this one. Library to Cpls is close to 40 miles. It’s not like he’s taking a 54C to get a tag on S.18th St.
i would say that as long as you get out and do some riding, who really cares how far you travel by bike to get it? just because you start from some trail head instead of your home or work doesn’t mean you’re violating the spirit of the game.
Library -> McDonald is 22 miles on the Montour trail. Seems far enough.
I think we need a rule adjustment. Starting point for all tag retrieval must begin at the bike shop where the bicycle that will be in the photo was purchased. That is the only proper way of ensuring that we use 100% pedal power. :p
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