2009-05-20 48 9

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Wed 20 May 2009 in Stuttgart, Germany:
48.5386059, 9.0766967

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The hash is within city limits of Tübingen, on the road between Bebenhausen and Lustnau. Lazy public transport hashers can just take the bus and pass through it on line 826 or 828. Less lazy hashers find a narrow side lane for pedestrians or bikes (but only one of them at a time).

Expedition: Ekorren[edit]

The nearest hashpoint I got since I started geohashing, and my 42nd expedition. I had intended to do the 42nd expedition either on geohashing day or on towel day, but this opportunity simply couldn't be missed.

I estimated it would take me about 20 minutes to get there, and wanted a little spare time as well, so I went off shortly after half past 11. What I hadn't really taken into account was that traffic around midnight is something totally different from traffic during the day, and I had to cross all of town. Usually, during daytime, I take a small detour to avoid going through the inner city, this time I didn't. And I actually can't remember when it happened last time that I could go all the way to Lustnau without even stopping once for a red traffic light (most were switched off, anyway) or someone blocking the road. Even with a decent speed.

About 800 m from the hash, I reached the last larger crossroads. While waiting for my light to become green nick_mz called me from the pedestrians lane. We went out into the dark together (now at pedestrians speed) and reached the point a few minutes before midnight.

Averaging several measurements, the point itself appeared to be exactly in the middle of the road. It was not much of a problem to walk on that road as there was surprisingly low traffic at that time. We made sure to be on the road at 0:00, took photos (well, not very many of them - it was actually almost pitch dark there), and finally went into town again.

Expedition: nick_mz[edit]

Well, the hashpoint was close to my place, as you can guess from the couch potato honorable mention. First I thought about the sunrise achievement but getting up to reach a hash point at 5:38 a.m. isn't the best idea if a long day at uni starts at 8:15 a.m. But a meetup at midnight is an awesome thing too. Ekorren kindly told the rest of the story.


This is a Deja-Vu geohash for Ekorren. He has passed through the hash countless times on the bus between Dettenhausen and Tübingen, and numerous times by bike on the narrow side lane 2 m from the hash. Examples: The tracklock posted for 2009-04-27 48 9 passes on the side lane, and the way to and from 2008-12-27 48 9 both went along that road by bus, so together they even cover all lanes.

Nick_mz can prove it with a tracklog from 10. October 2008 when he visited Bebenhausen monastery by car. The tracklog is available on OSM.

Ekorren and Nick_mz earned the Déjà Vu Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (48, 9) geohash on 2009-05-20, and previously on countless trips.

Also it is a midnight hash for both of us.

Nick_mz and Ekorren earned the Midnight Geohash achievement
by reaching the (48, 9) geohash on 2009-05-20 in the middle of the night.
2009-05-20 48 9 Road.jpg

And a couch potato honorable mention for nick_mz, who lives about half a kilometre from the hashpoint.

Nick_mz earned the Couch Potato Geohash Honorable Mention
by living near the (48, 9) geohash on 2009-05-20.