Quest for Jensie!

May 10, 2015 UPDATE – Jens is on the lookout

Jens Voigt is aware of our trackables and on the lookout for them. Trackable #3 is in the hands of a Berlin geocacher, and #2 is in the possession of someone else in Germany. #1 is stuck in Florida. Our odds are good!

Feb. 9, 2015 UPDATE – Trackable #3 has reached Berlin

This is amazing – thanks to the help of the geocaching community, Get me to Jens Voigt Trackable #3 has reached Berlin and is in the Detlev-Rohwedder-Haus geocache.  Now we just need to get word to Jens Voigt to go pick it up!  Help spread the word to Jens (twitter handle @thejensie).

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Started in San Francisco, now in Berlin

Dec. 11, 2014 UPDATE – they’re on their way!
This project is off to a great start and two of the trackables have already made a lot of progress. Trackable #2 was taken to Paris, placed in a cache in the Jardin de Luxembourg, then picked up by ‘cacher Dadi92. Trackable #3 was picked up in Marin by an expert geocacher from Sweden.

My family and Jens Voigt‘s have something in common – we enjoy geocaching, finding small treasures using clues and GPS coordinates. Geocachers can also leave trackable items in caches and follow these items as they make their way around the world.

That got me thinking – maybe I could prepare a trackable item and leave it in a geocache with the mission to get it into the hands of Jens Voigt, everyone’s favorite cyclist.  I ordered several trackable medallions, tags, and coins from and crafted them into unique treasures using bike junk.

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My four treasures in my front yard

Then I registered them at and explained their mission – to get to Jens Voigt.  I placed them in geocaches here in California.  Now I trust the goodwill and travels of other hunters who can move them incrementally towards Jens Voigt in Berlin.  Sooner or later, I hope, Voigt will find one in a geocache, or another geocacher who knows Jens will deliver one to him.

If you know Jens Voigt, or know someone who know him, pass this along to him and he can join in the hunt.  One problem – we don’t know his geocache username – that would make things a lot easier! Let’s see how long it takes for him to tweet a photo with one of these treasures, and which one gets to him first.

You can follow the progress of each of these items here:

Get me to Jens Voigt #1
Get me to Jens Voigt #2
Get me to Jens Voigt #3
Get me to Jens Voigt #4

I made four in all – two with the German flag and two with small geocoins.  Here are closeup photos:

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Jens, if you read this, keep a lookout for these items and check on their progress at the links for each item above.  When it’s near you, grab it, tweet a photo of it, and put it in a place of honor alongside all of your other trophies and medals.  And, on behalf of cyclists everywhere, thanks for the inspiration!

Mark Slavonia
geocache username: spumercache
twitter: @slavonia
instagram: slavonia


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