2014-09-11 42 -78

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Thu 11 Sep 2014 in 42,-78:
42.4424872, -78.9590708

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South of Gowanda, NY



The hash fell about 20 miles away and while it would be one of my longer rides this year, this was close enough to bike. The expedition began around 15:00 and was nearly a straight shot down Rt 62, a short way on Rt 39 and then a half mile down a country road. It was pretty uneventful until I got into Gowanda with about 3 miles to go when the road tilted way up and took a long time to climb up(but sure was fun going back down). Once to the top though, it was flat to the hash. There was a slight bend in the road and I was pretty sure the hash was in that forest, but I could see bright green squares along the edge. Riding up to the woods, I saw they were Posted signs. It was ok though because about 30 yards from the road, the ground dropped onto a steep gully and even if it wasn't posted, I doubt I would have attempted to scramble down and up the other side in road-bike cleats. I stopped to take some photos, eat something and rested for a little bit before heading for home.



Pedalpusher earned the Bicycle geohash achievement
by cycling 45.68 Miles to and from the (42, -78) geohash on 2014-09-11.
Pedalpusher earned the No trespassing consolation prize
by almost (491 feet) reaching the (42, -78) geohash on 2014-09-11.