Events such as the Mega, Ballarat Geo Tour and the Maze GPS would not be possible without the hard work of the GVI committee members that work tirelessly in the background. Over coming weeks, we would like to introduce you to some of these committee members that try to make a difference to the Geocaching Community in Victoria.
Today we would love to introduce Rod Lyon aka n0w0rries.
1. Rod please share with us when you started geocaching and what got you into this crazy hobby we love?
Although I opened my geocaching account on 7th May 2012 I didn’t find my first cache until about a year later on 14th April 2013 when my eldest son, Brad, rang to tell me he had become engaged. He was out caching with his girlfriend, Tammy, and hid a jeweller’s box in a cache. When Tammy open the cache he asked what was in there. (It was a “Sards Wonder Soap” container – hidden by Spangles22 in Capel, WA) GC1KXPK – Capel railway bridge See log here: https://coord.info/GLAB8AH7 Anyhow, I then got out of my tow truck and walked across the road and found Raymond. My first find. Quite an unusual start to geocaching
2. How do you like to play the game? Are you a numbers person, do you chase challenges, do you love the adventures or have your own approach to caching?
I just love caching, tree climbing, caving, bridges, hikes, Virtuals, drive bys, ammocans, mint tins, Geocaching Australia caches. It makes no difference to me. I just love geocaching. Mostly though, events and the lovely people that make up our geocaching community.
3. What is the craziest thing you have done in the name of caching?
As Shaz put up recently, riding a bicycle up and over Mt Weatherhead at 2am, to claim FTF on a day1976 puzzle
4. What is currently on your Geocaching Bucket-list?
Completing my 5th loop of the D/T grid is high on my bucket list.
5 . What is the most remote or unusual place you have collected a Geocache?
My favourite find would still be An Irrational Fear Of Needles in the Brisbane Ranges. Found with Jacko and his pooch, Bentley Parker. Greg liked it so much that he actually adopted it for his own soon afterwards. https://coord.info/GC449PTMore recently the Team Thommo earthcache in Port MacDonnell, SA – where I took of my shoes, socks and pants to wade into the Southern Ocean, off the most southerly point of South Australia. Earning second to find and a bout of pneumonia.
Please let’s take the time to celebrate the amazing contribution that Rod brings to our community. For much is understated, he is proactive in hosting many CITO events, taking newbie geocachers under his wing and maintaining more that 80 hides. Thanks Rod for all you do.