I’ll likely have more about this — with a few photos — sometime soon. But I just wanted to throw out a quick post about today.
Two of us took advantage of the decent weather today and headed down to Poughkeepsie for some geocaching. We hit up two rails-to-trails spots and they were great. Paved and beautiful for riding bikes. However, the first one had some work being done about halfway through, so we had to split it in two.
That trail had eight caches, but we DNFd two on there, so not too bad. The second trail had 12 and we found all of them.
All told, we biked 8.18 miles today! It felt really good to get out, ride and do some caching. The final 3/4 of a mile on the second trail, I really kicked it up a little and sprinted my way to the parking lot, which felt good.
Unfortunately, something was going on with Brent’s bike and his handlebars were wacky, so he couldn’t do the sprint as well.
In the end, we finished with 28 caches. That 28 is an important number, however, as Brent got his 1,000th find on the final cache of the night. A great milestone indeed!
Today’s adventure featured a breakdown as such:
- 3 virtual caches
- 3 letterbox hybrids
- 2 multi-caches
- 20 traditionals
- Only two DNFs (both nanos, one on a train caboose).
I like that breakdown.
I also left several of my new signature items as well.
Can I tell you why it’s great to have golf pencils as signature items? If you have several in your pocket, you can sign the log for a good cache and leave your signature item as well!
Anyway, including some walking to caches, we did a shade under 9 miles today, which is nice. That being said, I’m whipped now. It was very windy at times, which is hard to pedal into. I’m going to try and log everything tonight and grab the travelers I picked up and then debate bed!
Overall, one heck of a day. I’ll look forward to setting up out own bike caching series (three of us are talking about doing one that will stretch about 12 miles on a rail-to-trail area) and finding other bike trails where we can land several caches — especially if they have more than micros!
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