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Old 06-03-13, 07:46 PM
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Rding and Geocaching

Seems like there are literally hundreds of Geocache sites on the bike paths around. Has anybody ever combined their bike riding with Geocaching?
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Old 06-03-13, 08:18 PM
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I had to look it up.
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Old 06-03-13, 08:24 PM
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I've heard of it only through an article I read a few months back in a doctor's waiting room. But since then I've thought while traversing bucolic rural roads that it could be a good fit with riding.
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Old 06-03-13, 08:29 PM
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While on a ride saw a guy standing in the cold water of a tumbling stream with his wet hand under a log. Yes, he was looking for something (and I don't know how the game is played) - a marker of sorts - for his geocaching activity (sport? game? contest?).

OK - I think he was having fun.
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Old 06-03-13, 08:42 PM
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I've done geocaching as part of my "Map Interpretation and GPS" class at at the local community college, but have never thought to combine cycling with the treasure hunt. Hmmm. With the caches around here, I'll have to get a mountain bike.
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Old 06-03-13, 10:21 PM
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Google Jens Voigt and geocaching to see someone who has successfully combined geocaching and cycling
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Old 06-04-13, 08:05 AM
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Yup, done that. It was an adventure because I was in an unfamiliar area, and my GPS was ans early model Garmin, no maps. The arrow pointed to back to where I was staying, and a road was pointed in the right direction. Lets just say that road wasn't the straightest, most direct road I could have taken. But it was a good ride.
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I've been combining the two for several years. These days, I don't even go after a cache to find or hide it unless it's on a bike route or it's a cemetery cache.

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I've not done it as it would require me to have a GPS unit. On the Badger trail, however, I've seen a number of people who are participating as there are in the neighborhood of 50 sites.
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I'm thinking:
Orienteering is the Map and compass reading Predecessor, this is the GPS purchase required, offspring.
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Not geocaching but we often do Letterboxing which is similar I guess.

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Used to do orienteering many years ago but that was pre mountain bikes. On top of that the places the checkpoints were placed I doubt that cycling to them would have been possible. But sounds like a good form of combining two outdoor sports.
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