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    Posted: Dec. 04 2012,9:53 pm QUOTE

Results: Geodashing Game 137 (GDBL)

"First I drove to the place where the gravel road ended. It was about
1km from the point and I started walking on a meadow. Everything would
have been just perfect, but then I noticed that the dirt road on the
edge of the meadow is actually drivable as well. So I started the car
and drove about 500m forward, to the place where the road became too
soft. I left the car there and started walking forward. The point was
in brush and there was nothing special about it. But the real fun
started when I reached back to the car and wanted to drive away. I had
come too far with it and got stuck there. And whatever I did, I just
got stuck more and more. The front wheels just digged in. I lifted up
the front corners of the car by jack and put snow chains around the
wheels. I put chocks under the wheels to create a stronger surface. I
walked around, picked some stones and put these also under the wheels.
But nothing helped. Finally I called to road assistance, who said that
they can come from the town 50km away, which would cost about 100
euros. Ouch!! Anyway, they recommended me to try to find a household
nearby, where is a tractor. Which I did. I walked to a village 1,5km
away and asked help from locals. First people that I met there, were
an old couple, who happily agreed to help me. So we drove to my car
and tried to pull it out. But unsuccessfully, because I was in too
deep. Finally their car got stuck as well!! I was very worried because
of messing them into it, but luckily these people knew a man nearby,
who has a tractor. So they called him and he came and pulled them out
first and then me. The tractor guy asked me 20 euros for his service,
which I'd of course have happily paid. But I happened to have only 10
in my wallet. So I gave it to him and he said that it's ok. He also
gave me his number and encouraged me to call him next time when I
should get stuck nearby. No problem man, I'll definitely do it ;) So
if any of you who happens to read this, will ever get stuck anywhere
near Orissaare, or would need a tractor down there for whatever
reason, please don't hesitate to call +372 56490565. Thank you man, I
really appreciated your help!!"

That's Geodashing in Estonia with Haraldpoiss

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Game 137 (GDBL) of Geodashing was won by team GeoTerriers, their third
win in a row. Honorable mention goes to team Llama League.

Individual honors go to SoccerFanatics. Honorable mentions go to
Rogbarn, Dashing Dog Mac and Madam Dash.

The game saw 50 dashpoint hunts in five countries (US, Australia,
Austria, Estonia, and Germany).

==================================

A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in New South Wales, at the 1000 metre mark on the rowing course of the
International Regatta Complex, which had been established at Penrith
Lakes for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games

in Göss, a district of the city Leoben in Styria (Austria) not far
from the Gösser Brewery, where the world famous Gösser beer is brewed

in Maryland, atop a crest overlooking the construction site of a
planned community, "Brickyard Station"

behind an apartment complex in southern California, near a depression
that looks like a flood-control basin, which contains a set of horse
corrals with at least five horses

southeast of Melbourne, in the Highlands horse stables, a beautiful
lush, green property with a driveway that extends more than a
kilometre

in a horse paddock west of Melbourne, in a semi-rural area that
suburbia is beginning to encroach

in the parking lot of a shopping center in southern California, 300
meters from a Panera Bread restaurant ("an enjoyable, nay, pleasurable
DP")

in the parking lot of a Home Depot outside Chicago, a rural area
giving way to suburbia ("The stretch of road nearby the point has over
68 restaurants in a 3 mile stretch.")

amidst a glorious display of red, pink and white rhododendrons
surrounded by tree ferns in thick brush west of Melbourne

down Rabbit Road in Illinois farm country, in a checkerboard of
fields, some plowed with exposed soil and some with light-colored corn
stalks cut only a foot from the ground but not yet plowed under

in Springfield, Illinois, behind a two-story contemporary house with
an old fashioned TV antenna on the roof

on the right bank of the Mississippi River north of St. Louis, in an
abandoned and overgrown area that once was the scene of industrial
activity

on Arizona State Trust land below a long bridge over the dry river
basin

in Estonia, in forest near the Karujärve (Bear Lake) camping site,
closed down for winter and nearer to an abandoned Soviet military
missile base (Dejevo), where a ski resort is now

in Elmwood, Nebraska, home to Bess Streeter Aldrich ("I can't remember
much about her except that she was a writer.")

and in Germany, in the fields of Lichtenhorst, ("there lives a stork
at the rim of the fields there, alone cause the rest of his swarm is
already gone to Africa. Strange!")

==================================

Thanks to all the Geodashing players, whose many great reports are
quoted here, not always with proper attribution. Complete, original
reports are available on the Web site.

==================================

About Geodashing: Geodashing is a game in which players use GPS
receivers on a playing field that covers the entire planet. The
waypoints, or dashpoints, to be reached are randomly selected. The win
goes to who can get to the most dashpoints; that is, if you can get to
them at all! Each game has a new set of dashpoints making each game
different and unpredictable. For more information and to play, visit
http://GPSgames.org .


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