Flat tire, no Pocket Query but find 900

A story of cache #900 at “WMRT – Thick As A Brick” GCJZ3R

While SirCurly, Janji and I were out caching on Friday, Jeremy Irish was working to try getting Geocaching.com back online. If you hadn’t heard there was a fire in one of the generators at Internap in Seattle where the Groundspeak servers call home. Not only did that mean Friday’s logs didn’t get through, but a PQ I had hoped to run for a bicycle ride on Saturday didn’t get run.

So when Saturday morning rolled around when Donna and I had planned for a bicycle ride on the WMRT, I didn’t have any caches loaded. “Oh Well! Let’s not let that a little thing like no caches stop us from having a good ride.” So we headed out anyway.

About 3 miles into the ride, at the little cemetery on the trail I had a flat, and no amount of profanity helped in getting the tire off the rim, So I used some CO2 to reinflate the tire and head back to the car while Donna went on to meet me at the bike shop in Hancock.

After the flat was fixed, and we’d eaten our lunch we did continue our ride ‘westward’ on the trail. When we were approaching the location of this cache (at the time we didn’t know it was here) we saw a couple, one holding both bikes and a woman coming up from the undergrowth. She yelled to her partner “There’s a Geocache down there!” Donna and I hit the brakes, asked about it and found that they were not cachers, just people interested in old ruins, and got a description of where to look.

By golly it was there – Donna made the first find. and I followed in a couple seconds. What a way to find my 900th find.


About Mike

I'm an avid bicyclist, that also enjoys Kayaking, Nature Photography, Cross Country Skiing and Geocaching. There's nothing more boring than sitting indoors in "good" weather.
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