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With the year rapidly coming to an end, its time to start thinking about a TB race for 2007. We are busy working on plans and will accept suggestions although the basic plan has been derived. All caching teams are invited to submit one TB. All TB's must reach me by 31st December 2007, via plane, boat, snail or the banana express. All TB's must have a zero km rating.

 

Hope to hear from anyone soon.

 

Maybe they should start in Australia?

 

:)

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All TB's must reach me by 31st December 2007, via plane, boat, snail or the banana express.

 

2006?

 

Ive just ordered mine! How long do they usually take to arrive?

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;) We are in. :P

 

Will be sending TB down via Bannana express. When is the next coach leaving JHB?

 

I am sure that Noddy meant 31st December 2006

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Please will all who are interested in taking part in the TB race submit their bugs on this page. This will allow us to keep track of which bugs have been entered and by which cachers.

 

Don’t be too phased about a final name and what not we are currently just looking at the number of cachers that will be taking part.

 

I appologise for any bugs (hehehe :P ) but the pages were thrown together in 5 seconds. ;)

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Count us in! we're always game! ;) Just ordered some tags now from geocacher.co.za, so will try get our newest little recruit (Penguin Farmer) down to the sandpit asap! :P

 

... and it seems bugs are eating away at the Race Submission page of yours Q? Can't seem to put our bug on the list...

Edited by Team_Farmers

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... and it seems bugs are eating away at the Race Submission page of yours Q? Can't seem to put our bug on the list...

 

Hopefully these should be fixed. You will need to log in to submit a bug (this way we know who you are). Please send a message via the contact us screen if you are not yet in the list.

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Maybe they should start in Australia?

 

We have this in Alice Springs that would love to host the start. What better place to start than in the middle of Australia.

If you are interested let me know I can place them.

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You can count us in this year, I have just ordered our tags and will start thinking of a cool bug to join in the race.

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:blink:

 

Hey Team Farmers, your password is: iamanidiotforloosingmypassword :unsure:

 

PM on the way.

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Yipee! A new race!!! Our TB Baiesukkel (yes that is afrikaans for bicycle) will enter this race. Does anybody know about a lift from Mpumalanga to the starting point?

The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine. ~John Howard

:)

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Hello Noddy

 

Our TB’s are ready to go and we would like to send them with fast mail to you. Maybe we missed it somewhere but can you please provide us the address or postal details?

 

Cheers Trackinfind

<_<

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Hello Noddy

 

Our TB’s are ready to go and we would like to send them with fast mail to you. Maybe we missed it somewhere but can you please provide us the address or postal details?

 

Cheers Trackinfind

:laughing:

 

Still waiting for our tags to arrive, but if you could CC us in (with regards to your postal address), that would be great! :D

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Hello Noddy

 

Our TB’s are ready to go and we would like to send them with fast mail to you. Maybe we missed it somewhere but can you please provide us the address or postal details?

 

Cheers Trackinfind

:wub:

 

Still waiting for our tags to arrive, but if you could CC us in (with regards to your postal address), that would be great! :)

 

Ditto, thanks :D

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We will also be entering a bug in the race this year.

Bats we will be sending a few up on the Banana Shuttle if you could collect in the usual place in Pinetown.

PLEEEEZ!!!

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:wub:

 

Anyone wanting to send me bugs, send me an email and I will reply with my address.

 

:)

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Is there still a place for our T/B or have we missed the boat this time? If yes, we will get him/her/it to you, Noddy, within in the next week or so.

 

Bugs that arrive at the Noddy residence will be accepted until December 30th. Please also submit you bugs name and description to the Geocachingranking Tracking site. I will be releasing a new version on Monday so that you can edit your bug names and upload and image of your bug.

 

Will keep you posted, please pass on the word to the non-forum cachers.

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Hi QFC,

 

http://www.geocachingranking.com/Tracking/default.aspx - Geocachingranking Tracking site looks abit black when we open up to edit the bugs we have logged on the tracking page. Are you still working on this?

 

Cheers Trackinfind

 

Thanks for the feedback, it is actualy dark blue, but will find a more apealing smoke white.... :)

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Hi QFC,

http://www.geocachingranking.com/Tracking/default.aspx - Geocachingranking Tracking site looks abit black when we open up to edit the bugs we have logged on the tracking page. Are you still working on this?

Cheers Trackinfind

 

Took some time off work this morning to sort out the tracking site. It seems to all be working. Once you have logged on you will be able to edit your bug using the edit button next to your bug in the list. The page is also now a pleasant smoke white. Thanks for the comments and help from all.

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:D Just wondering about the race .......... where does it officially start, how many pitstops do the bugs have to visit, etc?

 

2007 is almost here and we're busy trying to plan our travels - so we need some guidance as to where we need to visit! :):D

Edited by Tricky Vicky & Mickey

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Right, as requested more details of the race have been posted on the There can only be one! we page.

 

These will only be finalise early next year, but for the moment they will give cachers a feel on how to get their bugs a-head in the race and safe from the chopping block.

 

Good luck to all.

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with reference to the rules : Multiple cachers colluding to achieve multiple hops is not allowed

 

How about that a travel bug can only be retrieved ONCE by as specific player and placed ONLY once by specific player.

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Trackinfind, please activate you TB asap, it needs to get under starters orders.

 

:anitongue:

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with reference to the rules : Multiple cachers colluding to achieve multiple hops is not allowed

 

How about that a travel bug can only be retrieved ONCE by as specific player and placed ONLY once by specific player.

 

As we have seen from the previous race, this would cripple the race. There are many cachers out there, including us, that will not visit a cache again after the original find. The races (and this has been seen in the last two years) therefore relies on “more active race cachers” to help bugs through the pitstops or accross the distance.

 

In the case of PE there are only 5 or so active cachers, so once a bug has been moved by them it would be stranded until an outsider visited the town to help the bug move further.

 

This rule would help remove the problem of multiple hops and colluding by cachers but would destroy too much of the race.

 

Thanks for the suggestion.

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The race got off to a very enthusiastic start at Prospector's Folly in Mpumalanga on the 6th January 2007.

 

The cachers in the area were honoured to have the race start in their province. Each cacher took a few bugs to spread out across the area. I am sure that they will do the race justice, before they each move on to other provinces throughout the country.

 

I really do suggest that if you haven't visited the area yet, you should look ahead. Mumalanga is a stunning province with amazing cache locations.

 

Good Luck to one and all !!!!!

 

:anicute:

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Good Luck to one and all !!!!!

 

<_<

 

Thanks Noddy & QFC for organising! It looks like it's going to be a lot of fun, especially for our first race! :huh:

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Frustrated 4x4 - 13.5 km hmmm....

 

and there is a rumour that I may have that long overdue "business" visit to the area towards the end of January :D

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Race Update

A quick half month update on the status of the race:

 

Four travel bugs have taken the lead, Mpumalanga Cache Adventures, Strandloper, Little Penguin Farmer and Message in a bottle are forging a path through the Mpumalanga vegetation for the other racers to follow.

 

TB Cache Surfin' has caught a wave and is on the backs of the four leaders.

 

Frustrated 4x4, Lazer Razer, Die Rooi Gevaar, Mickey Racer and TF Are we there yet? have also started moving and are finding nearby caches to the event to lay low.

 

Unfortunately the other bugs are still stuck in the event. Some have been picked up, while others are still waiting anxiously to start their race.

 

Thanks to the MP cachers for the help, it has only been about 10 days and it seems like some leaders have developed. If you have not yet picked up the bug from the event please do so, so that it can be archived.

 

Please check out the race web site to track the progress of the bugs.

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hey QFC, since this race is being done to the theme of highlander, maybe all future race updates should be done with a scottish acsent? :)

 

... and wouldn't it be cool if you wore a kilt while typing the updates ...........? :o

 

:) Go Little Penguin Farmer!!! :lol:

Edited by Team_Farmers

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... and wouldn't it be cool if you wore a kilt while typing the updates ...........? <_<

 

What I wear in the comfort of my home is none of your business.

 

*(void in head) How do they know.*

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3 Days until the rules are final. Please have your say:

 

The rules page.

 

The Rules:

* Only travelbugs recieved by QFC or Noddy by the 31st December 2006 will be entered into the race.

* Only one travelbug may be entered per South African geocacher.

* A safety period of the first 3 months of the race will be in effect. One these three months pass the travelbug with the least points will be removed from the race.

* Once the race is over or a travelbug has been removed from the race it is the owner's responsibility to re-tag the bug and give them a new mission.

* Multiple hops by the same cacher are not allowed.

* Multiple cachers colluding to achieve multiple hops is not allowed.

* Bugs can only collect points for a certain cache once. The first time is the only time that the bug will be awarded points for a cache visit.

* Bugs can only collect points for a province once. The first time is the only time that the bug will be awarded points for a province visit.

* Multiple long distance trips with a bug but the same or a group of cachers will be clasified as foul-play, and the bug may be penalised for it.

* 14 day escape clause: Should a bug be stranded in a cache from 14 days or more, the cacher that placed the bug in the cache can move it.

* Should two bugs at the bottom of the ranking have the same points at the end of the month, and the month is an elimination month then both bugs will be “chopped” from the race.

* The race has been designed so that six bugs will remain on the last month of the race (December 2007). The number of bugs that will be eliminated in a given month will be announced on the forum and this site on each elimination month.

* Bugs are to finish the race by the 31st December 2007, late finishes will not be included in the final ranking.

* The judges/ organisers decision is final.

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How and how many points are allocated for the abovementioned achievements?

 

Where is the finish.

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