2021-03-31 48 7

From Geohashing
Wed 31 Mar 2021 in 48,7:
48.2978890, 7.4449001

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Location

In an orchard a meadow near Scherwiller.

Participants

Plans

Baarde is going to take his bicycle and ride there in the afternoon. He expects to reach the hashpoint around 15:00.

Expedition

The hashpoint was located near Scherwiller, a small wine-producing town along the EuroVelo 5 (Again! What a great week for geohashing).

According to satellite imagery, the geohash was supposed to be in the middle of an orchard. However, the coordinates were completely tree-less.

After recording proof, I turned westwards and made a 20 km loop through the Vosges mountains before stopping on a small hill below the Ramstein and Ortenbourg, two ruined castles commanding Scherwiller and the entrance to the Val de Villé and Val d'Argent valleys.

On my way back, I suddenly noticed a strange noise and vibrations coming from my front wheel. Upon inspection I discovered a tear in the tire bead, which has caused the tire to partially dislodge from the rim and form a bulge that was rubbing against the break pad. I was quite annoyed as I hadn't any spare tire on me and I was 9000 wheel revolutions (about 20 km) away from home. However, after decreasing the air pressure in the tire, the bulge subsided and I was able to reach home without further incident.

Photos

Achievements

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Baarde earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (48, 7) geohash on 2021-03-31.
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Baarde earned the Bicycle geohash achievement
by cycling 25 km to and from the (48, 7) geohash on 2021-03-31.
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Baarde earned the Hashcard achievement
by sending a postcard of the hashpoint area to Alison on the (48, 7) expedition on 2021-03-31.