2013-01-09 -37 144

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Wed 9 Jan 2013 in -37,144:
-37.2565571, 144.9330460

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[edit] Location

In a paddock West of Kilmore

[edit] Participants

[edit] Planning

After checking the geohash we decided kilmore was the best choice. The ride straight there from home was along freeways and wouldn't be very nice, our next preference for route was catching a train to Cragieburn and riding but this would take us very close to a bushfire which has since been contained. We decided on the train to Kilmore east and then ride the rest of the way,

[edit] Expedition

After a decent break from the previous expeditions(this is day three of Lachlan's five day consecutive) Lachlan and Cam continued their three day consecutive hash. Leaving Brunswick on bike at 6:20pm riding up the Upfield bike path and along camp road to Broadmeadows station. From there we caught the train to Kilmore East. The train arrived at Kilmore east station 20 minutes late meaning we had one hour to the planned return train or two hours for the train after. Being optimistic and naive we thought one hour for an 18k trip total would be plenty.

The first 6k were very easy but the final 2k of riding were on gravel, i was on a road bike with a history of broken spokes so we took it very slowly. As we turned off the first gravel road we noticed a dam in what looked like the direction of the hash but as we got closer discovered we were well clear, it had been a warm day so we weren't to worried about having to swim. Continuing down the road we found an abandoned cement truck and a lot of dead rabbits hanging from a fence(sorry forgot to take a photo). We reached a point where the bikes could take us no further, lying them down at the side of the road we climbed a fence and headed through a paddock to the hash point.

After the Hash we bought dinner supplies to eat on the way home and headed for the Kilmore Hotel which was unfortunately closed. Making it to the train with only a few minutes to spare(an hour after we had planned to get back) we caught the train back to Broadmeadows and road to what we thought would be the nearest open pub. Three closed pub's later we found the Glenroy RSL where we discussed the probability of winning the heads and tails lottery over a delicious stout.

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[edit] Achievements

This is day 3 of a consecutive geohash achievement. For the other days, see:

Consecutivegeohash.jpg
Cam and Lachlan Gordon earned the Consecutive geohash achievement
by reaching 3 consecutive hash points starting on 2013-01-07.