User:MagicIan

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[edit] About Me

Me Geohashing!
Norfolk colour.PNG This geohasher lives in Norfolk.

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Hi, I'm Ian, and contrary to my username I have yet to discover anything magical about myself! I live near Norwich, England and I started Geohashing in late 2009 as a way of exploring the region to which I had recently moved. I completed lots of hashes in 2010 before having a bit of a lull. Nowadays I use Geohashing as a suggestion of where to go for cycle rides etc when I have a spare weekend.

I have access to car, motorbike, bicycle(s) and kayak(s) and have used them all at some point in to achieve a variety of ribbons, although I am yet to use public transport to get to a hashpoint - something I hope to fix in the future. About 1/3 of my home graticule is the North Sea so if I can find someone with a seaworthy boat then that will increase my range of possible hashes in the area!

When I go out of my home graticule I try to make a point of looking where the hashpoints are located, but usually they require a large detour from whatever activity I have planned. One of these days I would like to do a hash or two while I am in a foreign land.

When I started Geohashing I didn't have a GPS device, so I used to print out the satellite view of the hashpoint from GoogleMaps to identify the it using local topographical features, but now I use the Geohash Droid app on my phone to give an indication of how close I am.

I was quite pleased to achieve a Tron Ribbon, and am now turning my attention to other achievements. I keep trying to do a Hashcard one so I ensure I take fellow Geohashers' addresses with me when I go out, but have yet to find any villages selling postcards. Guess I'll just have to keep trying! Others on my radar are the Juggernaut and, having got a Regional ribbon by getting to bits of Norfolk that are in 52,0 and a Reverse regional ribbon by getting getting to hashpoints in Norfolk and Suffolk in 52,1, I would like to get the Regional ribbon by getting to bits of Suffolk that are in 52,0

[edit] Achievements

I got within a couple of hours of achieving the Virgin Graticule for 51,1 but Sourcerer just beat me to it!

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MagicIan earned the Multihash Achievement
by reaching 4 hash points on 2010-06-20. It's an Ultra Hash.
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MagicIan earned the Consecutive geohash achievement
by reaching 2 consecutive hash points starting on 2010-03-30.
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MagicIan achieved level 2 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
by visiting coordinates in 52,1 and 2 of the surrounding graticules.
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MagicIan achieved level 1 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
by visiting coordinates in 52,0 and 1 of the surrounding graticules.
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MagicIan achieved level 1 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
by visiting coordinates in 52,-0 and 1 of the surrounding graticules.
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MagicIan earned the Regional geohashing achievement
by reaching a hash point in all 2 graticules belonging to Norfolk.
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MagicIan earned the Reverse regional achievement
by reaching hash points in all 2 regions of the Norwich, United Kingdom (52, 1) graticule on County level.
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MagicIan earned the Tron achievement
by reaching and returning from the (52, 1) geohash without crossing his own tracks on 2010-07-24.
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MagicIan earned the Speed racer achievement
by passing through the (52, 1) geohash on 2010-03-31 at 60 mph.
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MagicIan earned the Bicycle geohash achievement
by cycling 64.1km to the (52, 1) geohash on 2010-07-25.
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MagicIan earned the Walk geohash Achievement
by reaching the (52, 1) geohash on 2010-07-24 on foot, travelling a distance of 18.1km.
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MagicIan earned the GeoTrash Geohash Achievement
by cleaning up the (52, -1) geohash on 2010-06-20.
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MagicIan earned the Police Geohash Achievement
by returning to find a police dog van parked next to his car while attempting the (52, -0) geohash on 2010-06-20.
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MagicIan earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (52, 1) geohash on 2009-11-27.
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MagicIan earned the There might be alligators! consolation prize
by being prevented from reaching the (52, 1) geohash on 2013-02-15 by an impassable and unforseen boggy wetland (and probably lurking alligators).
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MagicIan earned the No trespassing consolation prize
by almost reaching the (52, 1) geohash on 2010-03-24.

[edit] My Geohashes

I've completed 25 successful geohashes in 6 graticules, with 2 failures. I have now done a hash on each day of the week, and 11 months of the year (just missing January)

A map of my various Geohashes can be seen here:

27 Arrow2.png 2013-09-22, 52,1 (Norwich, United Kingdom) - In Coltishall before going for a kayak GHWE sun.pngGHTR car.png
26 Arrow2.png 2013-08-28, 52,1 (Norwich, United Kingdom) - Cycle to Wangford GHWE sun.pngGHTR bike2.png
25 Arrow2.png 2013-07-21, 52,0 (Cambridge, United Kingdom) - A Sunday morning cycle to Attleborough GHWE cloudy.pngGHTR bike2.png
24 Arrow2.png 2013-07-08, 52,1 (Norwich, United Kingdom) - Cycle to Fundenhall/Tacolneston after work GHWE sun.pngGHTR bike2.png
23 Arrow4.png 2013-04-16, 52,1 (Norwich, United Kingdom) - Kayak on Hickling Broad to get a Water Geohash but failed due to fence GHTR moon.jpgGHTR ferry.png
22 Arrow2.png 2013-02-21, 52,1 (Norwich, United Kingdom) - Cycle to Intwood Lane after work GHTR moon.jpgGHTR bike2.png
21 Arrow2.png 2013-02-15, 52,1 (Norwich, United Kingdom) - Kayak to Reedham Ferry (done on the 16th) GHWE sun.pngGHTR ferry.png
20 Arrow2.png 2013-02-10, 52,1 (Norwich, United Kingdom) - 30 mile cycle to Denton GHWE cloudy.pngGHTR bike2.png
19 Arrow2.png 2012-12-27, 53,-2 (Manchester, United Kingdom) - In Hazel Grove over the Christmas holidays GHWE cloudy.pngGHTR car.png
18 Arrow2.png 2012-05-21, 52,1 (Norwich, United Kingdom) - Short cycle to Newton Flotman GHWE cloudy.pngGHTR bike2.png
17 Arrow2.png 2011-10-18, 52,1 (Norwich, United Kingdom) - Motorbiked to Framlingham in the dark to get Reverse Regional GHTR moon.jpg
16 Arrow2.png 2011-08-16, 52,1 (Norwich, United Kingdom) - On the Tas Valley Way near home GHWE sun.pngGHTR walk.png
15 Arrow2.png 2010-09-24, 51,1 (Canterbury, United Kingdom) - Almost achieved a virgin graticule for 51,1 but was beaten by Sourcerer GHTR moon.jpgGHTR car.png
14 Arrow2.png 2010-08-25, 52,1 (Norwich, United Kingdom) - Kayak on Horsey Mere (done on the 30th) GHWE cloudy.pngGHTR ferry.png
13 Arrow2.png 2010-08-20, 52,1 (Norwich, United Kingdom) - 13 mile cycle to Buckenham train station with gnomes GHWE sun.pngGHTR bike2.png
12 Arrow2.png 2010-07-25, 52,1 (Norwich, United Kingdom) - 40 mile cycle to Somerleyton GHWE cloudy.pngGHTR bike2.png
11 Arrow2.png 2010-07-24, 52,1 (Norwich, United Kingdom) - Tron walk via North Burlingham GHWE sun.pngGHTR walk.png
10 Arrow2.png 20-06-2010, 52,1 (Norwich, United Kingdom) - Four-in-a-day #4 - Ringland GHWE sun.pngGHTR car.png
09 Arrow2.png 20-06-2010, 52,0 (Cambridge, United Kingdom) - Four-in-a-day #3 - Wisbech GHWE sun.pngGHTR car.png
08 Arrow2.png 20-06-2010, 52,-0 (Northampton, United Kingdom) - Four-in-a-day #2 - Crowland, Peterborough GHWE sun.pngGHTR car.png
07 Arrow2.png 20-06-2010, 52,-1 (Birmingham, United Kingdom) - Four-in-a-day #1 - Leicester GHWE sun.pngGHTR car.png
06 Arrow2.png 31-03-2010, 52,1 (Norwich, United Kingdom) - Consecutive day and Speed Racer achievements earned near Tacolneston GHWE cloudy.pngGHTR car.png
05 Arrow2.png 30-03-2010, 52,1 (Norwich, United Kingdom) - The Forum in the centre of Norwich GHWE cloudy.pngGHTR car.png
04 Arrow2.png 28-03-2010, 52,1 (Norwich, United Kingdom) - Cycle along Marriot's Way GHWE cloudy.pngGHTR bike2.png
03 Arrow4.png 24-03-2010, 52,1 (Norwich, United Kingdom) - Failed due to being on private property GHWE cloudy.pngGHTR car.png
02 Arrow2.png 08-03-2010, 52,1 (Norwich, United Kingdom) - At the sewage works GHWE cloudy.pngGHTR car.png
01 Arrow2.png 27-11-2009, 52,1 (Norwich, United Kingdom) - My first geohash! GHWE cloudy.pngGHTR car.png