2010-12-12 55 13

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

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In a field just north west of Sjörup.



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)


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!



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.