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Bikeathon! 5:00 PM Monday 17th
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Oneied Cooky
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for dissappearing on you guys tonight, But I had to stop and suck wind for about 5 mins! Figgered the truck was still 3.5 miles away I better head for it. My body was telling me ENOUGH! By the time I got back. Great time! No pain no gain! Cool ..... Now if we can get a tricycle and a little pointy hat....
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pfalstad
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oneied Cooky wrote:
Sorry for dissappearing on you guys tonight, But I had to stop and suck wind for about 5 mins! Figgered the truck was still 3.5 miles away I better head for it. My body was telling me ENOUGH! By the time I got back. Great time! No pain no gain! Cool ..... Now if we can get a tricycle and a little pointy hat....

We figured you were OK when we didn't find your corpse lying on the path on the way back. I almost turned back myself. But I'm glad I didn't; I had a great time!! Thanks everyone!
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LucidOndine
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hah! What a fun time. If you haven't gotten these caches, do so! The bike ride was a lot of fun despite CW complaining about his sore bum.

All cachers accounted for: CelticWulf, GeoPierce, LucidOndine, Pfalstad, Onied Cooky, & RickRich.

Thanks for coming out! I had a great time!!! Very Happy
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celticwulf
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LucidOndine wrote:
Hah! What a fun time. If you haven't gotten these caches, do so! The bike ride was a lot of fun despite CW complaining about his sore bum.

All cachers accounted for: CelticWulf, GeoPierce, LucidOndine, Pfalstad, Onied Cooky, & RickRich.

Thanks for coming out! I had a great time!!! Very Happy


Was a great time last night, and even though I wasn't in shape enough not to feel it, right now I can't tell if my legs/bum is really sore or if my seasonal allgergies are kicking my butt too much to notice...thanks to all who wandered along and made it a fun time!

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GeoPierce
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation I agree! It was a blast! My rear is a little sore too but I'm surprised I'm not sore all over considering I haven't rode my bike in at least 5 years. A great series of caches and a great group of people to find them with. That's what caching is all about! Very Happy I also highly recommend doing them all at once. We started at Bikeathon - Mill and worked our way to Bikeathon - Tunnel. Then someone suggested riding the 3+ miles out to Bikeathon II: St. Albans Bay (Lucid and I made it there well ahead of the rest Very Happy) and finding the rest of Bikeathon II on the way back. We had to DNF Bikeathon II: Lake Minnetonka after searching for quite awhile and even calling Gilby for a hint. By then it was almost dark so we found the rest of the Bikeathon II series in the dark. Thanks for the great series of caches, rickrich!
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LucidOndine
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:36 pm    Post subject: Caching Pics Reply with quote

Here are a few selected pictures from my cell phone of the Bikeathon trip and the general vicinity of the caches as per request.

http://www5.spread-it.com/dl.php?id=20bafea0c70c96733995c0b1b74fef85dc645c76

Enjoy!
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GeoPierce
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Caching Pics Reply with quote

LucidOndine wrote:
Here are a few selected pictures from my cell phone of the Bikeathon trip and the general vicinity of the caches as per request.

http://www5.spread-it.com/dl.php?id=20bafea0c70c96733995c0b1b74fef85dc645c76

Enjoy!

This is the slowest 5MB download ever!
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LucidOndine
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Caching Pics Reply with quote

GeoPierce wrote:
LucidOndine wrote:
Here are a few selected pictures from my cell phone of the Bikeathon trip and the general vicinity of the caches as per request.

http://www5.spread-it.com/dl.php?id=20bafea0c70c96733995c0b1b74fef85dc645c76

Enjoy!

This is the slowest 5MB download ever!


Come to think of it, the upload was slow, too.

On the upside, it was free!
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GeoPierce
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Caching Pics Reply with quote

LucidOndine wrote:
GeoPierce wrote:
LucidOndine wrote:
Here are a few selected pictures from my cell phone of the Bikeathon trip and the general vicinity of the caches as per request.

http://www5.spread-it.com/dl.php?id=20bafea0c70c96733995c0b1b74fef85dc645c76

Enjoy!

This is the slowest 5MB download ever!


Come to think of it, the upload was slow, too.

On the upside, it was free!

Great pictures though! Laughing
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LUID=e1c6d1c4-90db-4e40-ac10-6cd8e2c5ca60
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LucidOndine
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hahhahah... yea, I love that picture. Glad it turned out!
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Toby Tyler
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoy reading your tales of the bike trip from Monday. Let me get this straight, this Bike-a-thon series in on a actual bike trail correct? Is it a rails to trails type thing, or just a trail system put together by a city or county. Just wondering beause last weekend I went for a bike ride and then drove to the cities to cache. I was thinking I could kill two birds in a sense... Thanks!
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GeoPierce
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toby Tyler wrote:
I enjoy reading your tales of the bike trip from Monday. Let me get this straight, this Bike-a-thon series in on a actual bike trail correct? Is it a rails to trails type thing, or just a trail system put together by a city or county. Just wondering beause last weekend I went for a bike ride and then drove to the cities to cache. I was thinking I could kill two birds in a sense... Thanks!

Yes, it is a great walking and bike trail that has two series of caches. I think it is a Three Rivers Park District trail. The Bikeathon series starts at Bikeathon - Mill and ends at Bikeathon - Tunnel. The Bikeathon II series starts at Bikeathon II: Meadowwoods Golf Course? and ends at Bikeathon II: St. Albans Bay. Using Google Earth, I estimated that we went 15 miles round trip and found 24 caches (1 DNF!) in a little over 4 hours!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently found a very cool mapping resource for calculating distances of trails, hikes, etc-
http://www.usatf.org/routes/map/

For an idea of what you can produce, see this link:
http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=1889
Its an example of going around Medicine Lake.

You can calculate distances, loops, out and back etc-
Read the directions, and give it a whirl!

You can also save your workings, and add it to thier database......
It'd be cool to see the bikeathon route covered. . . .
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GeoPierce
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pto wrote:
I recently found a very cool mapping resource for calculating distances of trails, hikes, etc-
http://www.usatf.org/routes/map/
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It'd be cool to see the bikeathon route covered. . . .

I created a route for the Bikeathon and Bikeathon II caches. I think it's pretty accurate considering the waypoints for each cache are not on the map so I tried to follow the trail using the hybrid view in Google maps and my own memory of the trail.

http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=18751
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Cool! Thanks for whipping that up!

*Cool mapper to?
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