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The First Circumconus Travel Bug Race

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I've said it before. People do not necessarily follow what the instruction tags say :unsure:

 

The first weekly update of the map has been made. Three racers in Florida already, except for the small problem that bons and ~del Mar~ pointed out: they skipped Texas.

 

The voting for the most creative: Sunday Drive in the lead with 46% of the vote, followed by Minnesota Gumby with 21%.

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Well since they skipped Texas and will have to go back and then on to Florida again, I guess we are all still on California folks. Some of us though are wondering if our bugs will actually be allowed to race, being still locked in the hands of those that retrieved them from the starting line. Seems like they would actually move the bugs along quickly, being a race and all :unsure:

 

At least I can safely say I am in the lead for one of the prizes :blink:

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hey all -

 

with many, many, many thanks to brad, my desire of hosting a travel bug race has come to fruition.

 

ladies and gentlemen.. may i introduce you to the newest travel bug race:

 

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=111007

 

there is no rule about how many travel bug races you can be in (im in 3 so far!)

so team PEZ welcomes anybody and everybody from any part of the world to join!

 

1st prize - 4 travel bug tags

2nd prize - 2 travel bug tags

3rd prize - 1 travel bug tag

 

hope to see you entering!

 

corey

team PEZ

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Cartman was placed in Florida yesterday.

 

If he keeps up this pace (1/3 done now), he'll be done by July and there are several others in TX that are one step behind. Supposedly more people cache in the summer, so the whole race could be finished by the end of summer.

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Well, after circling the Bay area, it looks like Pop Salmon has gone MIA. :blink:

No activity in over two months and has not been found in the cache it is listed in.

Hopefully it will pop up soon.

 

NWscout1

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One of the rules of the race is:

 

"The race will be over 1 Jan 2005, or when all the racers reach the finish/final cache, which ever comes first. Hmmm, if the prize-winning finishers (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) don't finish in a year, then the race will continue until they do."

 

Well, today is the day and NO bugs are even close to finishing. Only two have made it to Maine, so after a year they are only half way around. My thought with the above rule was that maybe there would be a 1st, possibly 2nd, place winner, by now then the race would continue for a short time.

 

Should the race have Maine as the final state (e.g., reach any cache in Maine) and wait for three finishers to reach that state or do you want to wait, at this rate an additional entire year, until three TBs reach the final cache in CA as originally planned?

 

:D

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I say let it keep going. Why not?

 

If you want to start the second circumconus travel bug race and let them run simutaneously, let them.

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It would see that none have won yet. Shouldn't the race continue until one has actually won> (Now, I just have to figure how to get Sunday Racer to Maine...)

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I am currently holding Crapper Mobile Racing TB which is in the race (and a slow one at that). Picked it up today. I was going to feel a "little" bad about holding on to it for four weeks, but it may make it up to Maine to take 2nd place anyway!

 

I didn't read all the rules, but maybe you can e-mail cachers in the vicinity of the TB to plead for a pick-up? It's going to either Jacksonville, Orlando (Disney) or Lakeland. I might even take requests!

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... and off they go into year two of the race.

 

This is going to be an endurance race.

 

I haven't thought about starting a Second Circumconus, because I didn't think there would be enough interest.

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Cartman appears to be back in the race. That bug was MIA between Jul 2004 and Apr 2005, but somehow it moved from Maine to Michigan in the meantime without being logged into any caches.

 

He's back in the lead ;)

 

If you look at the current map, Lizzy is currently in Minnesota, but that's deceiving because she's on her way to Texas (way behind).

 

http://users.rcn.com/brad.32/geocaching/tbrace.htm

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Yep, this race seems to be neverending...

 

Well, the racers are making very slow progress. I thought they would be done in the first year, and the 3rd year is just around the corner.

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Well, it's "official". The race started 3 Jan 2004 and today is 3 Jan 2006, so the remaining racers are starting their third year.

 

About half of the racers are still active, and Orange Chicken is in the lead, on the way to Washington, after that, it has to travel on to California to win. One day we may have a winner :-)

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Well the Crapper got moved after a 6 month vacation in Ohio. Very slow race.

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Mine got dropped off to VA. today. Next stop Maine.

 

I saw that. I'll update the map in the morning.

 

... as far as your previous post: yes, it's a slow race. I never thought it would take this long.

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We're rooting for our new buddy Orange Chicken. He had lots of fun with us before we took him back to Washington. My daughter liked him so much, she is planning on starting her own race soon. She wants to do a clockwise route around North America. Judging by the speed of this race, she may be an adult before her bugs finish that one! :)

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The reason this one was CC was that I thought it would finish within a year and it started in Jan. That way the racers would be in the cold in the summer or fall and avoid the cold of winter and inactivity of cachers in the snow, etc.

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Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

 

This thing has to be the sloooooooooowest TB race ever.

 

Who came up with this lame idea anyway? ... Um, wait a minute, I'm the one who started this.

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Well I think mine is MIA. It made it to Massachusetts with the next stop Maine.

 

Today I got a tb back home with 14884 miles on it that was released February 17, 2003.

 

So, with 12 tb's released, 7 are gone, 4 are home & 1 in South Carolina trying to get home.

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My TB, Sparky is slow but steady as the race is now in 2008. I have noticed that the end point cache has been archived, however. I suggest a neutral ammo box cache in San Jose. Might ask Marky and Joani about a good ammo box that will last.

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My Crapper TB was picked up in Ohio 7/11/2007 with a goal to go to Minnesota. It sat for almost 2 years and was dropped off in Hawaii. Wow......................

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My Crapper TB was picked up in Ohio 7/11/2007 with a goal to go to Minnesota. It sat for almost 2 years and was dropped off in Hawaii. Wow......................

 

I thought your TB was dead. Then I see that it went to Hawaii?! Y'know, if it is in someone's possession for almost two years, I would expect them to figure out where it is supposed to go.

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My Crapper TB was picked up in Ohio 7/11/2007 with a goal to go to Minnesota. It sat for almost 2 years and was dropped off in Hawaii. Wow......................

 

I thought your TB was dead. Then I see that it went to Hawaii?! Y'know, if it is in someone's possession for almost two years, I would expect them to figure out where it is supposed to go.

 

Don't even get me started :o Atleast it's back..............

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Well mine did not stay in Hawaii to long. Now it is in San Francisco @ Green Thumb GCEC8.

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Mine just got picked up in New Mexico. So far it has racked up 16647 miles. Next stop Minnesota.

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