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"https://d1u1p2xjjiahg3.cloudfront.net/7da6bc6e-fcc2-4524-b8d4-76cc7b9b3ae8_l.jpg" /> A couple of years ago a sponsered the "Travel Express Train Race " around the world with (76) Travel Express geocoins. The coins were sent all over the world to start the race and the top winners received a total of (28) prizes. The prizes were a mixture of GaryM53 Edition Geocoins, Travel Express Geocoins and many other items. The race ran for one year and at the end of the race I adopted all the race Geocoins over to the person that was in the race. That way they could change the mission and have the coin travel to them. I don't know if anyone ever received the race coin but I do see them moved once and a while. I think its time for another race. This race will consist of (25) Blue Hummer Geocoins racing all over the world. If anyone is interested please e-mail me and I will place your name in a hat and draw out (25) names. If your name is picked you will receive someones coin by rail and will start the race from your home area. I run the Travel Bug Train Station (GC15XZ1) in Abilene, Texas and your coins will arrive via the Travel Express Train. All names need to be sent to me by March 15th Midnight Texas Time. I will post the rules after the drawing. There is no cost to you of any kind to be in this race. GaryM53

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email sent.... we didn't do very well in the Train Race, would love to have another try!

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E mail sent

Hope to get in again, my coin from the last race is still active and gets moved every once in a while.

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The Blue Hummer Geocoin Race Info

Name of Race -“The 2015 Blue Hummer” World Wide Cross Country Race

Sponsored by -- GaryM53 Conductor of “The Travel Bug Express” at the TB Train Station - GC15XZ1

Race Start Date --TBA

How many Blue Hummers in the Race? ------ (25)

Who will be the drivers in the Race? ----- The 25 Lucky names drawn March 18th

Who starts the Hummers at the beginning of the Race?--The 25 Lucky winners (we will call them the drivers)

Will the drivers start their own Hummer? -------NO------they will start someone else’s Hummer that they will receive at their home via the Travel Train Express.

How can we make this fun for everyone interested in being in the race? (Let me think a minute???????)

Will we need a cheering section? (I think that would be great!)

Who will be in the cheering section? (I think the people who were not drawn as a driver should be)

Who will they cheer for? (I think they should cheer for the Hummer in the order I draw them out of the hat - Example = the (26) name drawn will cheer for the #1 Hummer and so forth)

Can the cheering section win prizes along with the driver? (I think that would be great if they did!)

How will they know who to cheer for? (I will post a list)

Are there any rules? Yes keep reading 

Rules

Rules, Prizes, Etc. coming a little later

 

I have to get back to work ----- to be continued-----------------------------------

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The Blue Hummer Geocoin Race Info

Name of Race -“The 2015 Blue Hummer” World Wide Cross Country Race

Sponsored by -- GaryM53 Conductor of “The Travel Bug Express” at the TB Train Station - GC15XZ1

Race Start Date --TBA

How many Blue Hummers in the Race? ------ (25)

Who will be the drivers in the Race? ----- The 25 Lucky names drawn March 18th

Who starts the Hummers at the beginning of the Race?--The 25 Lucky winners (we will call them the drivers)

Will the drivers start their own Hummer? -------NO------they will start someone else’s Hummer that they will receive at their home via the Travel Train Express.

How can we make this fun for everyone interested in being in the race? (Let me think a minute???????)

Will we need a cheering section? (I think that would be great!)

Who will be in the cheering section? (I think the people who were not drawn as a driver should be)

Who will they cheer for? (I think they should cheer for the Hummer in the order I draw them out of the hat - Example = the (26) name drawn will cheer for the #1 Hummer and so forth)

Can the cheering section win prizes along with the driver? (I think that would be great if they did!)

How will they know who to cheer for? (I will post a list)

Are there any rules? Yes keep reading 

 

Rules

Rules, Prizes, Etc. coming a little later

 

I have to get back to work ----- to be continued-----------------------------------

 

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"Will the drivers start their own Hummer? -------NO------they will start someone else’s Hummer that they will receive at their home via the Travel Train Express."

 

What if I intentionally put this Hummer in a not frequently visited cache in order to slow it down? (Hoping in the meantime that another person does not do the same to mine?) :-)

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"Will the drivers start their own Hummer? -------NO------they will start someone else’s Hummer that they will receive at their home via the Travel Train Express."

 

What if I intentionally put this Hummer in a not frequently visited cache in order to slow it down? (Hoping in the meantime that another person does not do the same to mine?) :-)

Hummmmmmmm.

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"Will the drivers start their own Hummer? -------NO------they will start someone else’s Hummer that they will receive at their home via the Travel Train Express."

 

What if I intentionally put this Hummer in a not frequently visited cache in order to slow it down? (Hoping in the meantime that another person does not do the same to mine?) :-)

Hummmmmmmm.

I can't imagine anybody who would participate in this for fun would do this. It would not even cross my mind. It's all for fun!

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Bump ------ Entries end Sunday Midnight! I think this one will be a lot more exciting then the last one! I received one of the prizes today!

Edited by GaryM53

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sent a mail

big thanks to Strombus for information and of course to GaryM53

 

ramgab from Hungary

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The Blue Hummer Geocoin Race Info

Name of Race -“The 2015 Blue Hummer” World Wide Cross Country Race

Sponsored by -- GaryM53 Conductor of “The Travel Bug Express” at the TB Train Station - GC15XZ1

Race Start Date --TBA

How many Blue Hummers in the Race? ------ (25)

Who will be the drivers in the Race? ----- The 25 Lucky names drawn March 18th

Who starts the Hummers at the beginning of the Race?--The 25 Lucky winners (we will call them the drivers)

Will the drivers start their own Hummer? -------NO------they will start someone else’s Hummer that they will receive at their home via the Travel Train Express.

How can we make this fun for everyone interested in being in the race? (Let me think a minute???????)

Will we need a cheering section? (I think that would be great!)

Who will be in the cheering section? (I think the people who were not drawn as a driver should be)

Who will they cheer for? (I think they should cheer for the Hummer in the order I draw them out of the hat - Example = the (26) name drawn will cheer for the #1 Hummer and so forth)

Can the cheering section win prizes along with the driver? (I think that would be great if they did!)

How will they know who to cheer for? (I will post a list)

Are there any rules? Yes keep reading 

 

Rules

Rules, Prizes, Etc. coming a little later

 

I have to get back to work ----- to be continued-----------------------------------

 

http://www.geocoinstore.com/images/products/505/product1.jpg

 

“The 2015 Blue Hummer Geocoin World Wide Cross Country Race”

This Race will consist of a few rules and guidelines that should make it fun for everyone that signed up. I think these new ideas will make it easier to manage and maintain. If anyone has a question about the guidelines feel free to contact me.

 

1. Twenty five names will be drawn from a hat and these twenty five names will be called the drivers in the race. The first name drawn will drive Hummer #1, second name drawn will drive #2 and so forth.

2. Once all twenty five names have been drawn I will continue to pull names until all the names have been pulled. These names will be assigned to a car in the order they were drawn. Example #26 will be assigned the #1 car, #27 will be assigned to the #2 car. We will call these people the cheering section. This gives everyone a chance to win prizes.

3. I will activate the (25) Geocoins and set up the mission and rules for the race. The drivers name will show up in the title. I will also list names of the cheering section. (I hope we have enough names to give everyone at least one person to cheer for them)

4. Once I have everything in order and ready to place on the “Travel Express Train” for delivery I will post that the Hummers have left the train station. I will also post a list of all the drivers and cheering section.

5. The drivers will receive a package with instructions. We will not start the race until all packages have been received. Drivers, please e-mail me when you receive your package.

6. The driver will be starting someone else’s Hummer. Example; a driver from Germany may be starting a Hummer from Canada. The driver has three days to place the racer in a cache in their area once the start date has been established.

7. The race will have (3) categories that Hummer can win!

• Most miles traveled ( visiting / dipping a Hummer in a cache will not count in the miles total)

• Most caches the Hummers were placed in and left to be retrieved by a different Geocacher. ( visiting / dipping a Hummer in a cache will not count in the cache total)

• Most Geocachers that moved the Hummer or discovered it. Discovering the racer will count in the total.

8. Each category will have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize. Prizes will be something Geocaching related. Prizes will also be given to the cheering section if your car wins one of the three categories. I may decide to award a prize to all the drivers.

9. The race will run until the end of November 2015. That will give me time to send prizes out before Christmas.

10. I will try and update the progress once a month depending on how much time I have.

11. Additional guidelines may follow as I think of them; to be continued-------------------------------------------

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The Blue Hummer Geocoin Race Info

Name of Race -"The 2015 Blue Hummer" World Wide Cross Country Race

Sponsored by -- GaryM53 Conductor of "The Travel Bug Express" at the TB Train Station - GC15XZ1

Race Start Date --TBA

How many Blue Hummers in the Race? ------ (25)

Who will be the drivers in the Race? ----- The 25 Lucky names drawn March 18th

Who starts the Hummers at the beginning of the Race?--The 25 Lucky winners (we will call them the drivers)

Will the drivers start their own Hummer? -------NO------they will start someone else's Hummer that they will receive at their home via the Travel Train Express.

How can we make this fun for everyone interested in being in the race? (Let me think a minute???????)

Will we need a cheering section? (I think that would be great!)

Who will be in the cheering section? (I think the people who were not drawn as a driver should be)

Who will they cheer for? (I think they should cheer for the Hummer in the order I draw them out of the hat - Example = the (26) name drawn will cheer for the #1 Hummer and so forth)

Can the cheering section win prizes along with the driver? (I think that would be great if they did!)

How will they know who to cheer for? (I will post a list)

Are there any rules? Yes keep reading 

 

Rules

Rules, Prizes, Etc. coming a little later

 

I have to get back to work ----- to be continued-----------------------------------

 

http://www.geocoinst...05/product1.jpg

 

"The 2015 Blue Hummer Geocoin World Wide Cross Country Race"

This Race will consist of a few rules and guidelines that should make it fun for everyone that signed up. I think these new ideas will make it easier to manage and maintain. If anyone has a question about the guidelines feel free to contact me.

 

1. Twenty five names will be drawn from a hat and these twenty five names will be called the drivers in the race. The first name drawn will drive Hummer #1, second name drawn will drive #2 and so forth.

2. Once all twenty five names have been drawn I will continue to pull names until all the names have been pulled. These names will be assigned to a car in the order they were drawn. Example #26 will be assigned the #1 car, #27 will be assigned to the #2 car. We will call these people the cheering section. This gives everyone a chance to win prizes.

3. I will activate the (25) Geocoins and set up the mission and rules for the race. The drivers name will show up in the title. I will also list names of the cheering section. (I hope we have enough names to give everyone at least one person to cheer for them)

4. Once I have everything in order and ready to place on the "Travel Express Train" for delivery I will post that the Hummers have left the train station. I will also post a list of all the drivers and cheering section.

5. The drivers will receive a package with instructions. We will not start the race until all packages have been received. Drivers, please e-mail me when you receive your package.

6. The driver will be starting someone else's Hummer. Example; a driver from Germany may be starting a Hummer from Canada. The driver has three days to place the racer in a cache in their area once the start date has been established.

7. The race will have (3) categories that Hummer can win!

• Most miles traveled ( visiting / dipping a Hummer in a cache will not count in the miles total)

• Most caches the Hummers were placed in and left to be retrieved by a different Geocacher. ( visiting / dipping a Hummer in a cache will not count in the cache total)

• Most Geocachers that moved the Hummer or discovered it. Discovering the racer will count in the total.

8. Each category will have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize. Prizes will be something Geocaching related. Prizes will also be given to the cheering section if your car wins one of the three categories. I may decide to award a prize to all the drivers.

9. The race will run until the end of November 2015. That will give me time to send prizes out before Christmas.

10. I will try and update the progress once a month depending on how much time I have.

11. Additional guidelines may follow as I think of them; to be continued-------------------------------------------

 

Sounds fun, cannot wait to see if I make it into the race :)

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Sounds good! Fingers crossed that we make it as a racer, if not we promise to be a great cheering squad!! :lol:

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9666d377-eb2d-4e29-94a7-6afeb50c98cb.jpgBlue Hummers trying to figure out which way to go! Drawing Names Tomorrow. Edited by GaryM53

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The rules are great. They will make it fun for everybody.

I like it a lot that one is not allowed to run around with the coin and dip it in every cache. I hate when people do that to my coin instead of letting it go.

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The Blue Hummer Geocoin Race Info

Name of Race -"The 2015 Blue Hummer" World Wide Cross Country Race

Sponsored by -- GaryM53 Conductor of "The Travel Bug Express" at the TB Train Station - GC15XZ1

Race Start Date --TBA

How many Blue Hummers in the Race? ------ (25)

Who will be the drivers in the Race? ----- The 25 Lucky names drawn March 18th

Who starts the Hummers at the beginning of the Race?--The 25 Lucky winners (we will call them the drivers)

Will the drivers start their own Hummer? -------NO------they will start someone else's Hummer that they will receive at their home via the Travel Train Express.

How can we make this fun for everyone interested in being in the race? (Let me think a minute???????)

Will we need a cheering section? (I think that would be great!)

Who will be in the cheering section? (I think the people who were not drawn as a driver should be)

Who will they cheer for? (I think they should cheer for the Hummer in the order I draw them out of the hat - Example = the (26) name drawn will cheer for the #1 Hummer and so forth)

Can the cheering section win prizes along with the driver? (I think that would be great if they did!)

How will they know who to cheer for? (I will post a list)

Are there any rules? Yes keep reading 

 

Rules

Rules, Prizes, Etc. coming a little later

 

I have to get back to work ----- to be continued-----------------------------------

 

http://www.geocoinst...05/product1.jpg

 

"The 2015 Blue Hummer Geocoin World Wide Cross Country Race"

This Race will consist of a few rules and guidelines that should make it fun for everyone that signed up. I think these new ideas will make it easier to manage and maintain. If anyone has a question about the guidelines feel free to contact me.

 

1. Twenty five names will be drawn from a hat and these twenty five names will be called the drivers in the race. The first name drawn will drive Hummer #1, second name drawn will drive #2 and so forth.

2. Once all twenty five names have been drawn I will continue to pull names until all the names have been pulled. These names will be assigned to a car in the order they were drawn. Example #26 will be assigned the #1 car, #27 will be assigned to the #2 car. We will call these people the cheering section. This gives everyone a chance to win prizes.

3. I will activate the (25) Geocoins and set up the mission and rules for the race. The drivers name will show up in the title. I will also list names of the cheering section. (I hope we have enough names to give everyone at least one person to cheer for them)

4. Once I have everything in order and ready to place on the "Travel Express Train" for delivery I will post that the Hummers have left the train station. I will also post a list of all the drivers and cheering section.

5. The drivers will receive a package with instructions. We will not start the race until all packages have been received. Drivers, please e-mail me when you receive your package.

6. The driver will be starting someone else's Hummer. Example; a driver from Germany may be starting a Hummer from Canada. The driver has three days to place the racer in a cache in their area once the start date has been established.

7. The race will have (3) categories that Hummer can win!

• Most miles traveled ( visiting / dipping a Hummer in a cache will not count in the miles total)

• Most caches the Hummers were placed in and left to be retrieved by a different Geocacher. ( visiting / dipping a Hummer in a cache will not count in the cache total)

• Most Geocachers that moved the Hummer or discovered it. Discovering the racer will count in the total.

8. Each category will have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize. Prizes will be something Geocaching related. Prizes will also be given to the cheering section if your car wins one of the three categories. I may decide to award a prize to all the drivers.

9. The race will run until the end of November 2015. That will give me time to send prizes out before Christmas.

10. I will try and update the progress once a month depending on how much time I have.

11. Additional guidelines may follow as I think of them; to be continued-------------------------------------------

 

Sounds fun, cannot wait to see if I make it into the race :)

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9666d377-eb2d-4e29-94a7-6afeb50c98cb.jpgBlue Hummers trying to figure out which way to go! Drawing Names Tomorrow.

 

VERY nice ... !! ... :)

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The drawing is over and the drivers of the "Blue Hummer Geocoins" have been chosen! I did not continue to draw names for a cheering section because,??????? oh crap, I forgot what I was going to type. Oh, now I remember. The last race I sponsored with the train Geocoins went well for some but others had their trains run clean off the tracks never to be found! It's a funny thing when we place Geocoins in a cache they always seem to come up missing, while travel bugs seem to travel a lot faster and last longer. So I decided to try something a little different! I had a long talk with my assistant train conductor " Daffy Duck" and asked him to go around the US and see if he could find a few more Blue Hummer Geocoins. Daffy never listens to me and seldom pays attention. He went out and found (40 ) Blue Hummer "Hot Wheels". When I asked him why he did that he explained to me the "Hot Wheels" will travel more miles than the Blue Hummer Geocoins.I had to agree after the trouble we went through with the Travel Express Geocoins. I then asked him "what should I do with the (25) Blue Hummer Geocoins" He told me to read my last post, the part about giving the drivers a prize, and give the coins to them to keep. What a great idea! I can give them the coins and place the tracking number on them on the Hot Wheels! The next thing we decided to do is give everyone else a Hot Wheels car and a special tracking number so they can also drive in the race. Daffy also told me to be sure and send a prize to these drivers also. So with all this long winded e-mail it's time to post the winners. The first (25) names are in the order the were drawn, the remaining are in the order they were on my tracking sheet.

 

No. Geocacache Name

1 Lady Bee 4T

2 usyoopers

3 Bojta

4 sweetlife -V

5 moozer

6 Love Cachers - Jay

7 Penquin

8 Yanagi

9 New Market Mallers

10 JoenSue

11 Six Litle Spookies

12 brokev7

13 geominions

14 KD8ATF

15 speakers_corners

16 Bartians

17 Team Red-One

18 TrinIzzyCar

19 Ingwaz

20 Intrepid Dyad

21 Pingos

22 Strombus

23 Team Eccs 21

24 navadanick

25 steben6

26 ramgab

27 taska

28 Fuzzie Bear3

29 Amigos

30 Darlene 4th

31 ice13-333

32 Love Cachers -Joyce

33 Maine Family

34 Krazy_Kajun

35 Dofferson

36 frothingham

37 sweetlife-B

38 Getzie family

Edited by GaryM53

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The racers are starting to show up!35cd6720-250d-434e-9327-fcafd7ea650b.jpg

 

+1

 

Happy to be on the Driver list ... :D

 

Looking forward to winning this ... ummm ... errr.... Lil' Hummer ... (pun intended ...) :lol:

 

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24 navadanick = 24 nevadanick

 

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Edited by nevadanick

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Jippieh! I'm really happy to be one of the Drivers.

Am I the only one on the Driver list from Germany resp. from outside the USA?

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I love the picture! :-)

 

This is so much fun already!

But I feel embarrassed that you bear all the cost. How could we share that with you? Maybe offering coins as prizes for the winners? Paying you at least the shipping cost? It will be more now, that heavier cars will be shipped. Daffy Duck is funny (and nice). I guess he went to look for geocoins in a toy store, because he saw that geocoins are called "game tokens" when mailed. :-)

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Jippieh! I'm really happy to be one of the Drivers.

Am I the only one on the Driver list from Germany resp. from outside the USA?

 

No, you are not the only one from Germany. I believe ice13-333 is from Germany, too. There surely is a strong European representation! Yanagi, Dofferson, Pingos, Team Red-one, Getzie family are from the Netherlands, Bojta, brokev7, ramgab, taska, Strombus are from Hungary. I do not know the rest, but it would be fun to know what states and countries are here. I see Canada also.

 

Modified as more info became available.

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Thank you for your reply, Strombus! And I agree with you to support GaryM53 with the cost.

I think paying him the shipping cost would be a good idea.

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Great!!! I'm a hummer driver too. Also a driver from the Netherlands.

 

Sounds fair to pay the shipping costs (and the additional cost for buying the hummers). Can we donate something on paypal or can we donate prices?

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"https://d1u1p2xjjiahg3.cloudfront.net/7da6bc6e-fcc2-4524-b8d4-76cc7b9b3ae8_l.jpg" /> A couple of years ago a sponsered the "Travel Express Train Race " around the world with (76) Travel Express geocoins. The coins were sent all over the world to start the race and the top winners received a total of (28) prizes. The prizes were a mixture of GaryM53 Edition Geocoins, Travel Express Geocoins and many other items. The race ran for one year and at the end of the race I adopted all the race Geocoins over to the person that was in the race. That way they could change the mission and have the coin travel to them. I don't know if anyone ever received the race coin but I do see them moved once and a while. I think its time for another race. This race will consist of (25) Blue Hummer Geocoins racing all over the world. If anyone is interested please e-mail me and I will place your name in a hat and draw out (25) names. If your name is picked you will receive someones coin by rail and will start the race from your home area. I run the Travel Bug Train Station (GC15XZ1) in Abilene, Texas and your coins will arrive via the Travel Express Train. All names need to be sent to me by March 15th Midnight Texas Time. I will post the rules after the drawing. There is no cost to you of any kind to be in this race. GaryM53

Edited by GaryM53

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looks like I made the drivers list. :lol:

 

Hopefully the Hummer does better than my train did

 

Thanks Gary for the adventure

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