2010-04-10 49 8
On a road just outside of Ubstadt
At a road just outside of Ubstadt. Koepfel will go there, a S31 arrives in Ubstadt Ort at 15:38, from there, it's a little more than 1 kilometer to the hashpoint. Koepfel talk 19:26, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
- Euterkuh and I might go there as well, but we're not sure yet. If we go, we should be there at 16:00. --Fivetonsofflax 21:15, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
The hashpoint was near Ubstadt, easy reachable with the S31/S32, which goes past the Durlach station. So I left my home at 14:45, took a tram 4 and tram 2 to Durlach. At 15:14, my S31 to Ubstadt left Durlach and arrived in Ubstadt Ort (Ubstadt Village) at 15:38. From the station, it was a bit more than one kilometer to the hashpoint, which was located between Ubstadt and Unteröwisheim. I found the coordinates on the walkway next to a rather busy road, a few minutes before 16:00. I placed a marker and started taking photos and a video.
Aside from me, several other people biked and walked by the hashpoint, unaware of the important point they just passed. Not to mention several cars that dashed by. They probably even won the speed racer achievement on the way, a 70km/h sign was posted nearby.
I remembered that trains at Ubstadt left at *:20 and *:40. 16:20 was a S31 from Odenheim, whereas the 16:40 was a S32, which comes from Menzingen and passes the hashpoint only be a few hundred meters. There even is a stop served only by the S32 (Ubstadt Salzbrunnenstraße) very close to the hashpoint. I stayed at the hashpoint for a while, took a photo of the S32 to Menzingen (opposite direction), then went to Salzbrunnenstraße.
By 16:38, the S32 back to Karlsruhe arrived, which brought me back to Durlach by 17:02, from where I took an S5 and an S2 home, arriving at 17:25.
I left Karlsruhe at 7:20 in the morning to do some business in Bruchsal, providing me with an excellent starting point for my first Geohashing expedition to Ubstadt. Unfortunately this meant that I reached the hash point at 12:24 instead of 16:00, missing the chance for a meetup with koepfel.
I had no writing pad with me, so I decided to place a tire cap, which someone had conveniently lost only 50 meters further. After taking a few photographs and no hope to meet another hasher, I decided to ride my bike back to Karlsruhe.
| Joe1gi earned the Bicycle geohash achievement