2009-07-15 33 -84

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Wed 15 Jul 2009 in Atlanta:
33.8763924, -84.4781617

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This Geohash is just off the interstate almost on my way home. There should be no reason why I couldn't make it.



I left work around 5:30pm driving the normal way that I usually drive home. I get on Interstate 75 heading south towards Interstate 285 to go east. I make it 3 or 4 miles south on I-75 and then all of a sudden traffic ahead of me comes screeching to a halt.

It is normal for the south bound traffic to be moving about 30 to 40 mph at this time of day but not at a dead stop. I sit there for 5 to 10 minutes with no movement at all. I then start to move about 10 feet at the time. Another 10 minutes passes and I hear the traffic report on the radio that 4 cars are involved in a accident 5 miles ahead of me and 3 lanes of the 9 lanes of I-75 have been closed.

Not only are a 1/3 of the lanes closed, there are accidents occurring in the backwash of traffic. There are estimates on the radio of taking up to an hour to reach I-285.

I get out the trusty eTrex and look how far away the hash point it, 6.7 miles away. I see an off ramp from the interstate off in the distance. I have my bicycle with me in the back of my truck and maybe I should make this geohash a bicycle geohash.

20 minutes later and less than a mile, I make it to the off ramp. I pull into a fast food restaurant and again look at my trusty eTrex. The hash point is 5.7 miles away as the crow flies. I get my bicycle out and gear up.

The best part about this bicycle geohash is that most of the way to the hash point it was down hill.

The ride turned out to be 6.3 miles from my bicycle computer. I found the hash point in between two apartment building in the woods.

Now to ride back to my truck and hopefully the 3 lanes that were blocked with the accident were now cleared.

It took me twice as long to ride back to my truck as it did to ride there because it was almost all up hill as I rode back. Total ride: 12.7 miles = 20.438709677362997 Km



NWoodruff earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (33, -84) geohash on 2009-07-15.
NWoodruff earned the Bicycle geohash achievement
by cycling 12.7 miles to the (33, -84) geohash on 2009-07-15.