2010-07-30 49 12

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Fri 30 Jul 2010 in Regensburg, Germany:
49.0236281, 12.1898671

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Right on the bicycle route along the Danube, just east of Tegernheim.

[edit] dawidi

A proof of concept geohash for the Juggernaut achievement; a lucky location insofar as my office is very close to the straight line between my home and the geohash coordinates - so I could take a much-needed break from juggernauting after covering half of the distance.

I deviated from the straight line only up to 400m (once to buy a pretzel for lunch, and once to get across the river); the straight line distance from my home to the hash was 10.7km, and it took me over 15km to get there.

There's a time-lapse video of the entire trip on YouTube which includes a little indicator for the deviation from the straight line (not automated yet, thus only tells which direction the straight line lies in, not the distance, but it should still help visualize the thing a bit).

As you can see in the video, in the harbour I encountered a fence blocking my way for no good reason - I could go around it through a construction site - and had to push my bike over a sand/gravel pile shortly afterwards at another construction site. I (quite literally) went to some lengths to minimize my average deviation, and that just happened to mean giving you a tour of the city park, crowded pedestrian zones and some of the usual tourist magnets in the city center :-)

My tracklog, together with a plot of the straight line, can be viewed on Google Maps.

Panorama from the dike above the hashpoint (my bike marks the hash)
Juggernaut.png
dawidi earned the Juggernaut achievement (beta)
by reaching a geohash in a straight line from home (with a deviation of less than 1:26) on 2010-07-30.