2008-06-07 33 -84
I took this route  on my bicycle. I started out about 1:30 and arrived at the destination about 4:05. I spent about 30 minutes sitting in a gas station on the ride down, as the entire ride was in the sun and ambient temperatures were above 95 degrees F the entire trip. I brought with me a GPS unit, Camera, ~ 4 liters of water (which on arrival I had consumed around 5 liters of water and Gatoraid), a kite, and some filp-flops to walk around in. To my surprise the satellite photo of a field was now occupied by a house and Chevy Tahoe. So I got off my bike, and scattered my stuff out in the shade next to the street, and took a just in case GPS photo. Then I realized I failed to write down the actual coordinates, so phoned my mom for her to relay them to me. Then went wandering into the back yard. Found the spot, after my GPS unit told me to walk into the woods, decided to find it myself. Then I packed everything up and started to ride back. After another stop to fill up with water and Gatoraid and another AC stop I realized that it wasn't the distance or lack of food that was making me feel like crap but rather the insane heat, and lack of shade. So I pulled off, about 15 miles back to my house, in a park and called a ride. Took a nap on a picnic bench. Then about 30 minutes later got picked up and driven home.
This was a successful Bicycle Geohash as I reached the location by bicycle alone, although I did not return the entire length by bicycle.
People who reached these coordinates:
- ElSupreme rode his bicycle 45 miles from Vinings, brought food and water, and bought more on the way down, and arrived around 4:05.
- I lost over 5 pounds of weight this day. Even though a quick calculation gives me drinking about 25+ lbs of water and other fluids.
- Hyperthermia is some serious stuff, so pay attention to the weather.