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    Posted: Jan. 25 2002,12:25 pm QUOTE

Game 8 dashpoints are available for study. Go to the home page ( http://Geodashing.org ), scroll to the bottom and click on the link for Game 8. Remember, these dashpoints are posted early for planning purposes only. None should be visited before the start of Game 8 on February 1, 2002.

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Posted: Jan. 26 2002,10:51 am QUOTE

February GeoDashing seems to have a void around Rochester: Honeoye Falls & East Bethany are the closest waypoints (and they might be on private property).  

Once again I'll head North thru Red Creek, Fulton, & past Watertown, but the maps indicate it won't be a good month for drive-bys  ???

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    Posted: Jan. 26 2002,12:36 pm QUOTE

Likewise, most of my normal haunts seem to be devoid of dashpoints.

I've also nearly used up my selectable holiday days, so i may only get a few done in February.

looks like the field is open for the other Dave to paddle out from the Isle of Sheppey.   :grinnin

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    Posted: Feb. 06 2002,7:11 am QUOTE

If it gets any colder here in NY (Upstate) I will have to demand that dash points be placed on lake ontario, when it turns to ice we can go get them. :grinnin

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Posted: Feb. 06 2002,10:33 am QUOTE

Beware if you head to GD8-04798 near Honeoye Falls. I pulled up both Mapsource Metro maps & DeLorme Streets maps for that dashpoint, & both showed the dashpoint 52m of the road. The road does not go back as far as the maps show. I headed after this one at 6:00am Sunday morning & got skunked. Still could have gotten it, as it is out in a field, but thinking it was a drive-by, I headed there in the dark wearing sweats & slippers. DOH!!! Nothing like being prepared for anything. :angry: Yardboy scored it later that day, & also found the maps to be off.

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Posted: Feb. 06 2002,1:20 pm QUOTE

I think Scout used the "avoid San Jose area" filter on this month's dashpoints.  ???  Ah well, so I'll have a little bit more driving to do this month.  :p

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    Posted: Feb. 06 2002,6:33 pm QUOTE

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I think Scout used the "avoid San Jose area" filter on this month's dashpoints.  ???  Ah well, so I'll have a little bit more driving to do this month.  :p

-Ed

At least you can drive to them, I have to swim to mine!  :grinnin  by the way...when the car breaks down again I can point you in the direction of a good mechanic.

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    Posted: Feb. 11 2002,11:34 am QUOTE

On a January biz trip, I visited GDs in Escondido, Temecula & Anza, CA.  Yesterday, I visited February GDs in the same 3 areas, all within a few thousand meters of January co-ords.  Uncanny grouping.

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    Posted: Feb. 12 2002,2:33 am QUOTE

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On a January biz trip, I visited GDs in Escondido, Temecula & Anza, CA.  Yesterday, I visited February GDs in the same 3 areas, all within a few thousand meters of January co-ords.  Uncanny grouping.

I think I read that there is always one dashpoint per "square" made up from lines of longitude and latitude, although I'm not sure of the definition of the "squares".

Which I think means three things are likely;

1. Every game will have a dashpoint that is within a certain area that had a dashpoint in the other games and;
2. The further North and South you go, the closer each dashpoint will be to another;
3. The further North and South you go, the more likely it is that there will be another dashpoint, in the next games, which are close to the ones you've already visited.

Hummmm, now come to think of it, how many dashpoints could you be within 100 metres of at the North and the South poles?  :p

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Posted: Feb. 12 2002,2:37 am QUOTE

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Hummmm, now come to think of it, how many dashpoints could you be within 100 metres of at the North and the South poles?  :p

Just checked, and the answer is 'none'!

North and south of some line there are no dashpoints.

Sucks, time to put the snow shoes away and sell the Huskies.

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    Posted: Feb. 12 2002,10:01 am QUOTE

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I think I read that there is always one dashpoint per "square" made up from lines of longitude and latitude, although I'm not sure of the definition of the "squares".

The squares are about 50 miles on a side at the equator and narrower as you move north. So, every game there will be a dashpoint within a certain distance no matter where you are, but to have several fall within a 1km of dashpoints from a previous game is possible, but very unlikely.

The upper boundary of dashpoints varies from about 55 to 60 degrees North latitude. In the South, all land masses except Antarctica are included. That includes plenty of frozen tundra for snowshoe dashing.

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    Posted: Feb. 24 2002,6:45 pm QUOTE

Well...considering all the things I have been busy with I was able to get out and tag a few points this round. I am still slacking a bit on my team and should try harder to grab more. Once the weather warms a bit more I will be all over the state for work so this will help quite a bit. i look forward to grabbing some more very soon.

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