2015-05-17 48 8
on a field near Neustetten/Rottenburg
This one seems easy enough and I have some free time, so Klaus will attempt his first geohash from Tuebingen by starting with his bicycle around 2pm ;)
I started at around 1:50pm from my home.
It was quite an easy bike ride until Rottenburg, with very good, flat and paved bicyle roads. After Rottenburg, I had to get up a hill to the get to the village of Neustetten which lies on a plateau around ~100hm above Rottenburg.
I arrived at the geohash at around 15:00. I didn't go to the exact spot, but was at the nearest point to the geohash where I could go without destroying the crops on the field. The next I was to the geohash was around 8 metres. So hopefully this counts as this was my first one :)
On the route back I decided to try another farm lane, because I had the feeling that the first route I took was not the shortest one. I had no map on my GPS and got a little lost in the unpaved farm lanes between the fields. They start as a good road, but would always get worse and worse, and I even had to push my bicycle a few hundred meters and turn around, as I couldn't drive anymore. Note to myself: For the next geohash I attempt, I'll download the OSM map to my GPS first, so I can see where the paved roads are :)
On the route back I stopped in Weilheim, as there was a little village fair. I ate a pair of bratwurst and drank some "Radler". (Funny note for non-Germans: "Radler" is a German word which can mean either "bicyclist" and "beer with sprite")
Around 17:00 I arrived at home. All in all it was nice and sunny 42km bicycle tour.
As I didn't figure out how to upload GPX here, just look at the image down there :)
| Klaus earned the Land geohash achievement
| Klaus earned the Bicycle geohash achievement