Talk:2009-05-21 49 8

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Well, that would have been really close to where I live. Now I'm finally back to Heidelberg, hope we'll meet soon. --ilpadre 18:22, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Planning

moved here from Talk:Mannheim, Germany

It's in Eppelheim, on what appears to be private property :( I will be in Heidelberg tomorrow, though, so I might try. Otherwise I might go for 49 9 in Kailbach. Anybody from Heidelberg wants to join me? Koepfel talk 13:40, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Entered the wrong date. *head->desk* I wondered why these were so close to each other. Koepfel talk 13:43, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
The actual Hashpoint in 49 9 in Neunstetten looks somewhat accessable, too. Koepfel talk 16:13, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

I'm planning on being in Heidelberg tomorrow for Geohashing Day. If all goes according to plan, I should be getting off the train at 11:08 and getting back on at 18:47, which gives me more than enough time to get to the hashpoint! -Srs0 14:19, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Srs0: The cheapest train ticket from Würzburg for you would be the "Ticket 24" from the VRN transport agency. It goes from Würzburg (via Osterburken) to Heidelberg / Mannheim / Kaiserslautern ( see here ), is valid for 24 hours from validation (unlimited connections) and costs 13.50 Euros. - Danatar 14:56, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Oops, missed the discussion! What time are we meeting there tomorrow? I'm going to try for the Fulda and Frankfurt graticules "on my way". What are the rules about bringing bikes on the train? Thepiguy 15:12, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

You are not allowed to take your bike with you in ICEs (the fast trains). In most cases you can do so in the slower trains like RE and RB. I'm not sure about ICs. If you look up your schedule on bahn.de and there's "Fahrradmitnahme begrenzt möglich" for your train, then it's fine.--Reinhard 15:25, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
Here's more about it.--Reinhard 15:27, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
RE, RB and S trains virtually always carry bikes (as long as there is enough space, might get difficult tomorrow), ticket is 4,50 for one day, no matter how much you go. In some areas (e.g. from Würzburg to Heidelberg via Osterburken), it's free, but not everywhere you want to go. Those 4,50 won't do much, because your plans are quite expensive as there is no discount ticket you can use for that. Some IC trains carry bikes as well. The ticket is more expensive, is not a daypass, and reservation is obligatory. Sometimes also trams allow bikes, e.g. at Heidelberg off the rush hours. --Ekorren 15:59, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
Here's a [1] map for bike transport in local trains in Baden-Württemberg. Green lines mean free bike transport except for weekdays before 9 am, remember that tomorrow is not a weekday. There are probably also maps for other parts of Germany somewhere, if you want to go to Fulda/Frankfurt. Koepfel talk 16:13, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
You guys have it easy. We have to meet online at 6:30 am tomorrow to figure out if we an make the coordinates and plan it all in time to make the right ferries. Rawr. -Robyn 16:27, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

So, when exactly should we meet? Thepiguy, when will you be in town? Srs0, when do you plan to go? I'm pretty much free for the day, so I can go anytime. Koepfel talk 22:26, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Illegal Substances vs. Terrorism

Welcome to Germany (and its law enforcement)! Our police has a reputation of searching folks who look somehow non-German, but I guess that despite this tendency, they are usually not that paranoid towards terrorism and once you explain things, a biohazard container will likely cause you by far less trouble here than in the U.S. (I don't know too well about Canada). As far as riding your bike in cities at night, after a beer: If the lights on your bike work, you are likely to be fine. Has always worked for me. --Zb 21:20, 23 May 2009 (UTC)