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. The next few years I used Geohashing as a suggestion of where to go for cycle rides etc when I have a spare weekend. These days my GeoHashing exploits are few and far between due to other commitments.
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 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 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 2017 - Life has changed since I started doing this in 2009 - I have many more commitments and responsibilities so finding time to squeeze in GeoHashing is tricky these days. Having missed out doing any in 2016, I got to a couple in 2017 but they were really lazy ones, almost enough to qualify for a Couch Potato Geohash or Cubicle Geohash achievement by being almost equidistant between my home and work, with minimum effort required to deviate from my ~4mile cycle commute.