2009-06-23 49 -122

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Tue 23 Jun 2009 in 49,-122:
49.1206378, -122.2934513

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In a farmers field about 35 m off the side of Page Road. Likely not reachable on private property.



I will be arriving around 4pm at the hash either by vehicle or bicycle. --Fbfree 17:29, 23 June 2009 (UTC)



I had planned to cycle to the coordinates. After a delay while finding my helmet burried under clothes, I departed home around 3:45pm, a little late. As I left I noticed half our goat herd on the neighbour's property. With the help of our tenant, we rounded them up and lead them back into our pasture. Being late, I borrowed his vehicle and made my way 8km to the hashpoint. I parked about a block away at 4:25pm. A westbound CN freight just passed the Page Rd. level crossing as I walked across the tracks. With no possibility of access to a planted field, I left a copy of Dreams with a "The Internet was over there" statement on the back. On my way back, a waiting eastbound CP coal train crossed the Riverside road level crossing, but it didn't block me. I then returned to Mission to shop and arrive back home.

I do not drive too often, and certainly not on a standard transmission. Beyond being an annoyance to rush hour traffic, (and Mission's poorly designed arterial routes create congestion), I stalled at a light, was slow on the clutch, and stalled the vehicle at low speed in 3rd gear. I need a bit more practice.