2012-02-20 59 17

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Mon 20 Feb 2012 in 59,17:
59.4981044, 17.6267383

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[edit] Location

Right by the road leading up to Bro Hof Castle, which now seems to be a golf course.

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[edit] Plans

Was meeting TheDoctor in town at an artists place and we were going to check the surroundings of Slussen to make an art project there. The hash was just 1.8 km south of the commuter train stop Bro so I was planning to go there after the meetings.

[edit] Expedition

Once we were done planning and scouting out Slussen my boss and I went and bought some tea at the Tea Center on Hornsgatan. We took of south to Södra Station and I bought a poster while TheDoctor was making a phone call. As we approached the platform I realized I had missed my train going towards Bålsta with just 3 min, so I had to wait 27 min. TheDoctor headed south with the train home to his place. Eventually the train came and I slumbered a bit on the 37 min ride to Bro.

Got off and by now it was 16:45 so the sun was setting behind the clouds. First thing I see was a car that had crashed into a light pole.

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Not how to drive your car. But I was walking on foot. At the first intersection I saw that someone had thrown a bike in the snow a while back. It looked intact so I borrowed it. I could understand why someone had thrown it away. It had nothing on the handlebars and it was locked in 3rd gear so very tough up the hill to Bro Church. As I got onto the road to Bro Hof Castle the road got covered in first snow and then pure ice. All of a sudden the bike just flew underneath me but my cat like reflexes kept me from getting hurt. I started biking on the parts that had snow on them, not the parts with pure ice.

I got to a down hill section of the road and I could see that it was pure ice so I ditched the bike for now. I would not be able to bike back up. Walked the rest of the way. This castle has a golf course around it on google maps but it was all snow covered now. The road was really slippery since we had rain a few days ago but now it was -2C so it had all frozen to pure ice.

Found the hash just a few meters off the road.

Snapped some pics and stamped a big marker in the snow. The battery in the phone was only 3% left so nothing fancy as track logs or anything like that. Walked back up the hill to the bike, rode it back to the train stop and up the borrowed bike in a bike stand. Better there than in a ditch I think. Then a 20 min wait for the train that took me to Karlberg and a walk home from there.

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Carl-Johan earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (59, 17) geohash on 2012-02-20.
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Carl-Johan earned the Frozen Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (59, 17) geohash on 2012-02-20 while the temperature was -2°C.
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Carl-Johan earned the Public transport geohash achievement
by reaching the (59, 17) geohash on 2012-02-20 using public transit.