2015-08-16 49 7

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Sun 16 Aug 2015 in 49,7:
49.4949137, 7.9682920

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In a narrow valley deep in the Palatine forest near Alsenborn.




Have a quick ride on my bull there.


When I woke up this morning it was raining, and so I waited if it may stop. It did so around 12 o' clock and so I planned to go. When I finished planing and had managed all the preparations it was 1 already and - was raining again. So I started in the rain. I came forward really fast and came through Böhl-Iggelheim, Meckenheim, Niederkirchen and Bad Dürkheim. Here I reached the Palatine forest but I still could move fast as I followed a minored through a valley.Things got harder, when I had to leave the road at the Forsthaus Isenach. From here the way got worse and worse. First it was a gravel road along a ditch,, then it got more and more narrow. It all culminated in a path that was very narrow, very uneven and very steep (upwards of course). It's really hard work to push a 30 kg bull this way up.

Then I crossed the Autobahn and now the way goes downwards on a mellow sandy way where I had to drive really carefully and slow. But after a while things got better again and I could ride a little faster. And the hash couldn't be so far away anymore. I had to turn left on a small path again, where I hardly could ride, especially because it was blocked by fallen trees for several times, where I hat to lift the bull. But finally I came near the hash. I had to cross a small brook and just some meters next to it at the opposite slope it was.

Some pictures later I pushed the bull again and followed the path, although osm sais it would end (I'll correct that later). When I rejoined the planned path I wasn't sure where to go and I missed the way twice before I found out that I had to go upwards again. After awhile I crossed the Autobahn again and the ways are getting better now, although I still had to be carefully as I rode downwards on sandy paths. How happy was I when I reached an asphaltic road again and as I still was going downwards I got really fast now and quickly reached Frankenstein. The place with the scary name is a little village, where you can't find anything to eat (on a sunday afternoon). So I just waited there for the next train, that came in 20 minutes.

I had to switch trains in Schifferstadt, and when I got out of the train, another train just came in. I joined it - and it was the wrong one, that brought me back to Böhl-Iggelheim. I left the train there and had to ride the payback home on my bull again. Just 5 minutes before I reached home, it stopped raining.


66 KM via hash to Frankenstein and 15KM from Böhl-Iggelheim. And all the way incl. 42 KM train.



DODO earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (49, 7) geohash on 2015-08-16.
DODO earned the Consecutive geohash achievement
by reaching 2 consecutive hash points starting on 2015-08-15.
DODO earned the OpenStreetMap achievement
by contributing to OpenStreetMap based on their expedition to the (49, 7) geohash on 2015-08-16.

DODO earned the Drowned Rat Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (49, 7) geohash on 2015-08-16 despite being thoroughly wet from cycling through rain for almost 3 hours.