User:Nickholden

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Living in the Birmingham East, United Kingdom graticule.

Have bike, will geohash. Subject to attractiveness of the location, the weather and general proximity to Leicester. Now armed with a Nexus 4, which takes away several excuses for not getting out more.

Tending to hash by bicycle - count those kms!


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[edit] My expeditions

This is a work-in-progress. Which of course means it probably doesn't work.

  1. Arrow4.png 2012-11-18 52 -1 in Birmingham, United Kingdom with at In a car park for a Nursing Home, on the outskirts of Leicester
  2. Arrow2.png 2013-05-25 52 -1 in Birmingham, United Kingdom with at In a farmer's field north-east of Moira, on the border between Leicestershi...
  3. Arrow2.png 2013-06-01 52 -1 in Birmingham, United Kingdom with at A small patch of grass by Anstey Lane in Leicester. Shall we have an urban ...
  4. Arrow2.png 2013-06-08 52 -1 in Birmingham, United Kingdom with at Long Itchington, Warwickshire. In a farm field off Marton Road.
  5. Arrow2.png 2013-06-18 52 -1 in Birmingham, United Kingdom with pplspitbull at A field just south of Stanton under Bardon, Leicestershire, UK. Looks like ...
  6. Arrow4.png 2013-07-13 52 -0 in Northampton, United Kingdom with at The bird watching / nature reserve at Rutland Water, near Egleton village.
  7. Arrow2.png 2013-08-04 52 -1 in Birmingham, United Kingdom with at A field off Enderby Road, Thurlaston, Leicestershire, UK.
  8. Arrow2.png 2013-08-22 37 -2 in Baza, Spain with greatgregosh, katea at An empty field off the A-4200 near Baza, Andulusia, Spain.
  9. Arrow2.png 2014-03-10 52 -1 in Birmingham, United Kingdom with at Mansfield Street, Leicester (city centre). Mind the traffic.

If it does work, it's all Aperfectbot's fault. If it doesn't work, I'm taking the credit.

[edit] First attempt

2012-11-18 Made it to within about four feet of the hash. Not bad for a first effort.

[edit] First success

2013-05-25 97.9km round trip on a bicycle to a field near 'Short Heath', the 'Centre of England'.

[edit] Achievements

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Nickholden earned the No trespassing consolation prize
by almost (four feet) reaching the (52, -1) geohash on 2012-11-18.
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This user earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (52, -1) geohash on 2013-05-25.


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This user earned the Bicycle geohash achievement
by cycling 97.9km to and from the (52, -1) geohash on 2013-05-25.


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This user earned the 2013 Mouse Over Day achievement
by celebrating in the (52, -1) graticule on the Saturday following May 21st 2013.

I think this is an unusual event - a double Yerevan. There should be a ribbon for that.

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Is it true that Nickholden earned the No Trespassing?
In principle, yes.
But the locked gate preventing access couldn't actually be reached either (2013-07-13 52 -0).
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Is it true that Nickholden earned the Mother Nature's Bitch?
In principle, yes.
But it was Mother Nature's servants that stopped him reaching the hashpoint, she didn't show up herself (2013-07-13 52 -0).
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According to the rules of the Admit One achievement, expeditions which ultimately fail still qualify, which is just as well, otherwise, we'd have a triple Yerevan on our hands.

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Nickholden earned the Admit One Achievement
by paying £4.30 GBP to access the (52, -0) geohash at Rutland Water Birdwatching Centre on 2013-07-13.
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Nickholden earned the Tron achievement
by reaching and returning from the (52, -1) geohash without crossing his own tracks on 2013-08-04.


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Nickholden earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (37, -2) graticule, here, on 2013-08-22.
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Nickholden earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging GreatGregosh and KateA to the (37, -2) geohash on 2013-08-22.
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