2010-12-12 55 13

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Sun 12 Dec 2010 in 55,13:
55.4447425, 13.6258899

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[edit] Location

In a field just north west of Sjörup.

[edit] Participants

[edit] Plans

It's close to Fasanen's home (3.5 kilometers) so he will get there by bike. Skis might not be necessary as the geohash seems quite close to a road. According to SMHI it might get a bit chilly. --Fasanen 16:18, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Expedition

This was a geohash close to home and I decided to spice it up a bit by trying to make it a no-batteries-frozen-bicycle hash. I calculated the hash to be located 40 meters in bearing 290° from the first crossing on Kobrovägen (Cow bridge road), so this time the good old compass went down the backpack too. My bike is in very poor condition. I have not used it for the past ten years and it was not suitable for the current road conditions. I borrowed my wife’s. It’s also close to junk but still gets the job done.

I got to the old bridge crossing the Skivarp stream when I met a lady waking her dog. She thought I was bold bicycling on the icy road. I told her not to worry; an empty head protected by a helmet, what could possibly happen? She laughed and I pressed on. There was a geohash to be reached!

I finally got to the crossing where I parked the bike. It actually fell to the ground because of the bad kickstand. I started to rummage around my backpack in search for the compass when a young man came out from one of the nearby houses. He asked if I needed help. I said no and that I just needed to get to some coordinates 40 meters out in the field. To my happy surprise he assumed I was a geocacher. He had tried that himself. I started to describe geohashing. Luckily I had brought the Active geohasher leaflet which made things a bit easier to explain. In the end I gave him the leaflet and he seemed interested. It was nice not to be treated as a lunatic alien for a change.

I paced out 40 meters, bearing 290° in the snowy field and took some pictures. It was -6° C in the air and a bit windy. I went back to the bike and started the ride back home; now slightly downhill with the wind from behind. Great!

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[edit] Achievements

Fasanen earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (55, 13) geohash on 2010-12-12.
Fasanen earned the Frozen Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (55, 13) geohash on 2010-12-12 while the temperature was -6°C.
Fasanen earned the Bicycle geohash achievement
by cycling 9.4 km to the (55, 13) geohash on 2010-12-12.
Fasanen earned the No Batteries Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (55, 13) geohash on 2010-12-12.