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    Geocaching while riding?

    I just started to get back to it and have been riding to the finds. It will get me riding to different areas and terrains. Does anyone else do it? Lots of spots that the bike will make it easy to access and get to where a vehicle makes it more a walking thing the bike will take me right to them.

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    I do both, but typically not together. Time is usually tight and I’m cycling for fitness. If I go out for what my daughter calls an “adventure ride” with her that involves mixed surfaces, maybe a stop for ice cream, some off the beaten path neighborhood cut throughs etc, then yes we might geocache.

    There are several along my regular rides that I glance down at as I pass by at speed.

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    bme I do the same. In season I get my workout out in and never even thought about it. I cruise by them and barely think about them.
    I got a pacemaker in early Dec and lately I'm taking it easy getting back onto the saddle and I thought about trying it while riding. It takes up time but I'm in no rush presently. Funny though, I'm one that doesn't like to stop or deviate during my rides while I'm in workout mode. We'll see how it goes. But it will take me to different areas so maybe it works out.

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    The last geocache I discovered I thought was garbage...a discarded plastic jar. I wrapped it in camo duct tape and left it. But the erosion created by people accessing the site sort of screwed things up. If people had been riding bikes to the site there would have been an uproar about riding off-trail. So it doesn't get universal approval.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHIEF500 View Post
    ...... lately I'm taking it easy getting back onto the saddle and I thought about trying it while riding. ......
    I had knee surgery 12/14 and eventually, when cleared to ride, I'll probably start off slow. I'll be smelling a lot of roses so geocaching would be something to keep it interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bme107 View Post
    I had knee surgery 12/14 and eventually, when cleared to ride, I'll probably start off slow. I'll be smelling a lot of roses so geocaching would be something to keep it interesting.
    What did you have done. I had a total replacement of my right knee in 2016. Good luck with the rehab.

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    I picked up 4 out of 6 this evening during my chilly ride 41° degrees when I finished.

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    ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair with a bit of arthritis clean up. First partial ACL tear was 1993. Finished it off 12/2. 25 years was a good run I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHIEF500 View Post
    Does anyone else do it?
    I tried to do it a few times, but kept coming back to the fact I loved riding my bike and I hated geocaching so I gave it up. It does seem like a good combination if you love to do both activities.
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    I prefer the hard to get to and easy to find when you get there.
    Unfortunately I'm a poor looser and gave it up after 100 finds.
    It was pissing me off more than it was fun, now I just ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bme107 View Post
    ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair with a bit of arthritis clean up. First partial ACL tear was 1993. Finished it off 12/2. 25 years was a good run I guess.
    Good luck with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaleidopete View Post
    I prefer the hard to get to and easy to find when you get there.
    Unfortunately I'm a poor looser and gave it up after 100 finds.
    It was pissing me off more than it was fun, now I just ride.
    LOl, I understand completely.
    I started in 2016 did a few, got bored and I noticed there were a lot more in my town so I started up again. Once it warms up enough to get seriously riding I'll be blowing by them too.

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