GeoCaching

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www.TheLondonProject.ca
Member Since: Feb 07, 2005

Hey db,

I remember a long time ago you were talking about Geocaching. I'm a complete noob and decided that this would be a great thing for the entire family to do. Are you still doing it? Do people hang out at the geocaching.com forum or are there other sites to check out?

Hope all is well!

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


Apr 28, 2016 02:03 pm

Hey BeerHunter, good to see you.

I still geocache a bit, it's gotten more fun with the advancements in smartphones these days...and really, geocaching.com is the only place I go, plus, they have an app for the phones which is nice integration...makes it easier than browsing, downloading to a GPS, etc...

As the kids are getting older we've done it less, but when they were younger it was a very fun family activity.

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Since: Feb 07, 2005


Apr 28, 2016 02:15 pm

I grabbed the geocache app (free one) and it looks like it will do the job... we are picking up new bikes this weekend which has prompted all of this... BTW - we are not far from you now (well still hours and hours but a lot closer than before) and will be taking a trip sometime in the summer. It is about 11 hours away. We plan on going through Fargo on the way or perhaps drop down to South Dakota to see Mt Rushmore.... who knows... we are making it up as we go!

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


Apr 28, 2016 02:16 pm

Hey, making it up as you go is the best way to vacation.

If you happen to swing close by, let me know, could never hurt to swing by First Ave and Paisley Park to pay respects while in the area.

Enjoy the bikes, been so wet here we haven't gotten out much yet...my Kona is calling my name!

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Since: Feb 07, 2005


May 03, 2016 01:17 pm

Well, first part of the journey is done. We got our bikes. the wife picked up an Electra Townie and I got this Trek Marlin 5. so far we've ridden about 10 miles and I gotta say I like this bike. I've never had a "real" bike before. I've always had department store specials. We did a quick search for some GeoCaches but so far we've been skunked. We don't really know what we are looking for so it is a bit challenging at this point.


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Since: Apr 03, 2002


May 03, 2016 01:22 pm

Did you get the 27.5" or the 29er? 29ers are nice, you can replace the big ol' off road tires for 700's if you get into doing longer road rides...I do that a lot on my Kona Mahuna 29er...it's a mountain bike, but when I do 100-150 miles road rides (like the MS150 or something) I can take the fat tires off and put nice road tires on it.

Enjoy the riding, a good bike makes a lot of difference in enjoyment!

My purchase over the weekend was a 1985 Corvette with 32k miles on it. :-)

You could be looking for anything, usually it's about the size of a peanut butter jar I have found...sometimes it's army ammo boxes, heck I have even found old film containers or pill bottles...get thru the skunking most folks get skunked early until they learn to read the maps, their device, and understand what they are looking for...but remember, no tools should be necessary to find them, no shovels, ladders, ropes...nothing but your hands and feet.

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Since: Feb 07, 2005


May 03, 2016 01:42 pm

this one has 27.5 on it. I tried the larger frame and tire setup but it didn't feel right to me. I probably could've gotten used to it but I but I didn't really know what I was looking for.

A vette?! Nice one db! That sounds like a great ride.

Your GeoCache tips help. I've only seen the "commercial" type cache boxes that they sell on the site. Off to Googleland to look up pics.

Cheers!

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


May 03, 2016 01:49 pm

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May 04, 2016 10:03 am

Very nice! Now lets see how long it takes to get your first ticket with it! I still have my Mustang but its stored about 1,000 miles away. As soon as I setup a place to properly store it here I will be bringing it out. I totally miss flexing my mid-life crisis muscles lol

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


May 04, 2016 11:11 am

Yep, day one of having it I had to test out that third digit on the digital speedometer...it works! :-)

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May 04, 2016 11:31 am

Haha, ya its hard not to lean into it once in a awhile! I really feel for those with Ferrari and Lambo's.... how can you NOT give'r?!

How's the rubber? My tires were crap when I got the stang. Had terrible, terrible Perelli's on it. Would break lose all the time and couldn't even make right turns in the rain without spinning. Now I have BF Goodrich KDW2's and they are awesome! Made for a much more enjoyable ride

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


May 04, 2016 11:45 am

I can't remember the exact model of tire, but I'll say this, they grab the road tight! Like brand new...of course, the car only has 32k on it...

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