2015-11-24 -12 130
On University Avenue, next to the Palmerston Golf Course
I've been riding to work recently - or, more exactly, riding from Darwin, where I live, to Palmerston, where I don't live, nor work, but where I occasionally take the bus to the construction site at which I spend a sizable chunk of my waking life.
However, today I decided to enjoy the sleep-in and take the bus from town. This proved to be an annoying mistake, as, upon arriving at work, I discovered the geohash for that day to be very close to where I would have parked my bike in Palmerston. Knowing I couldn't walk away from such a hash, so to speak, I took the bus back to Darwin at the end of the day, rode my bike home, changed, and rode a different bike back out to Palmerston an hour away.
Riding 50% faster than my usual commute speed through a combination of not having panniers, riding a lighter road bike and being somewhat freer of the draining existential exhaustion often experienced during work commutes, I quickly descended upon the hash-locale, the sun setting on me as though spiting my endeavour in pique.
Spending a seemingly interminable period friggin' around with the newly updated hash-app and associated mechana to suck my camera's photos through the wifi onto my phone, have them rotated, appended with coordinates, described and installed onto the self-creating wiki page, all the while being consumed by a golf-course swamp's worth of mosquito feeding-frenzy denizens, I had achieved the broad aims of my expedition and mounted my steel steed to bring myself home - pausing only briefly to resupply bodily energy stocks with a kebab and sarsaparilla from a charming Berrimer-based eatery. Otherwise, the ride was uneventful.
Here is the route of my trip.
Straight-forward hash in Palmerston @-12.4802,130.9749
Sunset in Palmerston @-12.4802,130.9749
GPS proof @-12.4802,130.9749
Felix riding to the hash @-12.4802,130.9749
Sunset scenery on the way to the hash @-12.4802,130.9749
Celebratory kebab and sarsaparilla on the ride home. @-12.4323,130.9230
| Felix Dance earned the Bicycle geohash achievement