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JJnTJ
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 3:53 pm    Post subject: Biking and Caching Reply with quote

Earlier today I got my dusty old bike back into shape and biked a small part of Elm Creek park, finding a few caches. It was fantastic! I've forgotten how much I love bike riding, and caching seems to have added a missing ingredient to my motivation to get out there.

A handlebar mount for my 60CSx looks like it's going to be a necessity. Smile

Anybody else bike & cache regularly?
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team_geomonkey
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just did that down the Luce Line for my first time a few weeks ago. It was awesome and makes getting those caches that are .7 away a lot easier to get to. Biked 6 miles and when you are picking up caches along the way, it doesn't even feel like it!
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A-body
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I picked up a free bike on the side of the road last summer for this very reason. I didn't own a bike, and was tired of walking the .25 to .65 down a trail and back to get a few caches. Now I can go a few miles if I want.
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swfan
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love it. It's a great way to cache. If you have smaller kids like I do, stopping for a cache makes a great rest stop for them.
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new_dharma
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i did a string on the West side of the mississippi river between the camden bridge and 694...i want to do more by bike (my bike misses me!)
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did the bike trail down by Plainview over the course of two weekends and found all 64 some-odd caches. Very nice experience.

Also, you want a super nice biking experience, check out the Cannon Valley Trail. Jusy watch out for those stray pipe bombs.
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Bad_CRC
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last time I tried bike caching, each time I would ride to the next cache, and find it, then pop out of the woods, there was a female jogger who had just passed me or was nearly approaching.

I was expecting to get maced at any moment, and I'm sure I didn't make her feel very comfortable.


Definitely seems to me that they are along the lines of playground caches that should only be done in groups. Wink
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ST11
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

99% of my caching is done with my bike - in the summer anyway. Wink



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Kurt Franke
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bike alot and cache fairly often. It's the perfect combination.

If you get really good you can combine them both with the Hiawatha Line Light Rail or the North Star Train! It's not where you're going, it how you get there.

KF
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Team MN Moose
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll take geocache "containers" for 200 Alex. Shocked

bflentje wrote:
Jusy watch out for those stray pipe bombs.
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speedysk1
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ST11 wrote:
99% of my caching is done with my bike - in the summer anyway. Wink



Very nice conversions. Those are the first trike conversions I've seen like that.
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joboo
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 for caching by pedal bike!!!

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beagleboo
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two wheeled fun smilies are fun! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's my rig.......
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A-body
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

where did you find the bracket for your GPS?
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