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!

Great tips to find a Cache at Metal Detecting

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Biking Adventures with My GPS

I love to travel on my mountain bike to some great places.

I use a GPS to get to these places and usually map it out before I go. Using a bicycle for my adventures makes it very easy and accessibly easy. I’m a avid bicyclist going on long trips, using my GPS to mark cool spot I want to come back to, and taking photos of my experience. When I get on my bike I feel free to go spots I can’t in a vehicle, you can just get to these places so much faster and its great exercise too!

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When you’re a consistent cyclist you will be in great shape, balance in a physical sense, you open up your lungs and feel great afterwards. I have done long travels that lasted for days while biking, backpacking all my gear and find great trails that leads to camping area’s I can stay overnight. The freedom of being outdoors and riding through the trails is spectacular for an adventurer like me.

I make sure my bike is up to the trip, checking all the gears which I oil them, tire pressure and taking a spare tube with bicycle pump attached to the frame. I always pack in extra previsions like water, granola bars, trail mix, electrolytes, power bars with high protein and vitamins to keep my strength up. I try to stay cool as much as possible, stopping at shaded areas for a few hours before I move on. If I find a good spot I have never been I will create a waypoint on my GPS and come back this for later use.

 

I once found a really old trail off the beaten path and did some exploring, finding some old rocks and gemstones which was really cool. I have even found old river channels and waterfalls which I feel were forgotten because I was so far off the trail. I can find these places on a bike pretty easy and mark it on my GPS map for my friends to also check out. It’s like a road adventure that I have discovered which most would pay for a guide to take them to, or park ranger would show them.

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I can create my adventure before I leave my house using the internet maps and upload to my GPS. I can be my own guide with the proper maps and coordinates to get me there. It’s pretty cool with the technology we have to get you to forgotten places most people would drive by and not even know it’s there. I consider myself a biking adventure or explorer with no limits to the places I can get to, log it in my GPS and then download the KML file to a mapping system keeping a data base of all my places I have visited.

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Biking with a GPS mapping system is the best technology we have invented, being outdoors and exploring these places is something everyone should try once. Check out all the online and off line bicycle, GPS, gear that fits you, join a club and ask questions to figure out what is the best setup for you.

Thanks for reading.

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