How I Love To Bike and Use My GPS To Find Treasure!

Get your bicycle & GPS to find Treasure!

I recently develop a great system to get me into some hard to find places by using my mountain bike and a GPS. I have an older mountain bike that is well tune and very road ready, and a Magellan eXplorist GC GPS to locate or log my treasure places.

I backpack everything nicely including my metal detector, Geocaching Magellan GPS, maps, food, water, and tools just in case my bike breaks down. I’m out there looking for the best cache, riding in makes it so easy to do. When I find my cache I can jump on my mountain bike and hit another cache. Using a bicycle saves on gas, maintenance to my car, and more. You also get outdoors and feel the wind filling up your lungs which is good for the body; exercise is the best thing for everyone.

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Having my metal detector is also great for finding additional treasures if I see an old homestead while looking for a Cache. I found a really old coin one day doing this and have been backpacking my detector ever since! I think I’m one of the few treasure explorer that does this, I have yet to see anyone do this, but once I did see another Geocacher on his bike and said hello with a big smile.

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When you’re an explorer like I am, you think of all types of different ways to get on treasure trove places that you can. I found the best way to do this is with this system, when you have a better access ability to the places that you’re trying to get to, you will find the use of a Bike and GPS is great.

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Using a bike to find treasure also has to be within reason, the places you’re trying to get to have to be fairly close, depending on the level that one is at physically. There is also ways of driving in your bike to a large amount of caches and riding from there, this also works well if you’re very determined and it’s worth the gas. Most of the time when biking I keep pushing myself to go longer distances and gain for the endurance and strength in my legs.

This great way to find treasure I think would spread if gas goes up and people can’t afford the treasure hunting hobby the love so much. If this happens I have the edge on the competitor treasure seeker because I have been doing it for a couple years now. Maybe other countries outside the US are already doing this, I’m not sure but their gas is much higher and the hobby of metal detecting and Geocaching is pretty popular.

Get on your bike, strap on your backpack with a good metal detector, GPS, and caches ready for the hunt, you will wont regret this new way in finding the treasures!

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Biking and Metal Detecting


Do you or anyone else ride a bicycle and take your metal detector to your hunts?

I love to do this for many reasons; there are a lot of advantages. Almost all of my finds have been within few miles to my home. I put my metal detector and accessories like batteries, water, food, mini shovel, and more metal detecting equipment in a backpack and ride to my top metal detecting spots. I also like to stop on the way and get some food while looking for and acquiring permission to metal detect, it’s very convenient if your love both sports/hobby. I also use a GPS to mark my spots while I’m out, and have one mounted on my bike to navigate me to my treasure detecting spots. I tear down my metal detector and put it in my backpack which only takes a few moments. When I get to the place I want to metal detect I’m ready to hunt in just about 5 minutes or sooner. When I’m done metal detecting that spot, Steve from Sydney Brothels and I can put everything back into my backpack and take off to the next place. It’s makes my biking trips more adventures when you know your metal detecting and possibly find some treasure, gold rings, old coins, relics and more.

Here are some advantages to using a bicycle for metal detecting into your favorite treasure hunts,

  • You can get to inaccessible places that a car cant, but a bike can.
  • You can cover more area on a bicycle and it’s really easy to get on pathways cutting through to your spot.
  • Its great exercise and you can do both sports/hobby at the same time
  • The convenience of going just about anywhere you want is unlimited, there is treasure everywhere and when you bike your metal detector around you can stop and search.
  • I have spent many days driving in my car looking at places I wish I could metal detect, when I bicycle or bike my metal detector around I can stop and hunt at that moment.
  • Using a bike or bicycle to get to a beach front to metal detect it’s really great because the ocean fronts are so large and you can see the best place to get a lot easier than in a car. This is by far the best way to metal detect while biking.
  • I have even use a Recumbent Trike with a mounted GPS on the handle bars and pack in my metal detector.
  • There are so many metal detecting tools out there to help you pack your way into some great spots.

Conclusion to biking and metal detecting.

So the next time you think about going metal detecting, you might want to consider biking or bicycling to a place, use a GPS to get there or create a waypoint to that spot, get some exercise, experience the freedom of going to any hunts allot easier and enjoy the adventure, the exercise and the freedom of it.

Thanks for reading all about metal detecting while on a bicycle, motorcycle, motor bike using at times a GPS to find or save a waypoint and more.

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