geocaching

Pendleton trip

I spent my third Memorial Day in a row in the cycling paradise of Pendleton, Oregon. Can’t say too much more about the ride itself that hasn’t already been said. On the way there, I stopped in Ellensburg to do an art walk multi-cache. This one was pretty cool. Disturbing yard-art: Check out the whole …

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The Rules

Saturday morning, I helped with the Seattle Randonneurs “Adopt a Road” litter pickup.  Combined, we picked up sixteen moderate-sized bags along a stretch of East Lake Sammamish Parkway from LouisThompson Road to 28th ST NE.   In the two bags I filled, the most frequently found item was cigarette butts.  Styrofoam peanuts were the most obnoxious …

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A day of errands

The last few weeks have been the melange of wintery weather: Pineapple Express, snow, ice, snow, travel to Florida (well, that was okay), and Pineapple Express: The Empire Strikes Back.    In short, terrible for biking.   The lack of recurring, physical outlet has not been good on my physique… or psyche.   A forecast of “overcast …

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Cachetastic

I found my 250th geocache just before Thanksgiving, a milestone that officially elevates this pursuit from being a “hobby” to a “benign obsession.” There are several categories of container based on size.  The smallest ones are “micros.”  These can be as big as a 35mm film canister – enough to contain a log, but nothing …

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