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Sn :blink:  :( gans

I must be looking at the wrong link as there are no travel bugs listed (Or updates)...Can someone please post the correct link?

 

Thanks a bunch!! :(

Here's what he's talking about. Remember this includes all the bugs including non-2CBR'ers.

As always, thanks Bill for the update! Not sure what we would do without ya'! :(

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Until the official site is up, you can check out this for stats and a map (though the map is a bit of a mess with all the bugs in one area right now).

 

Edit: Results may vary as I'm still working on things (so don't be surprised if you get empty files, etc.)

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Six of the seven bugs left at the starting line are cannonballers. I wonder who is gonna get picked up last???

 

Sn :(:( gans

And one of those six is my Invincible Iron Man travelbug. I hope he fares better than my Captain America did last year.

 

I have updated a few things on the Official Cannonball Run page. It now lists the destination cache. I have also posted the stats manually for now until we get the automated system up and running.

 

Good luck everyone!

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I find this so strange... we did talk to everyone about quickly logging the racers and I know they were all picked up. Maybe it was a busy weekend and they'll take care of business before next weekend. Otherwise, I'll send everyone that attended an email.

 

All reacers will be in the race this year!!!

 

BTW, regarding my playful comment earlier

We look forward to watching this years race and hope to move a couple this year as well... I have no entry this year and have completed my official roll... now I get to help (or mess with) your racers.  Now, where are those rules again?? 

I found those rules at the beginning of this thread and found out we can't mess with the racers this year... we can only help them along. So I'll be kind and good... this year.

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I'll be mailing out informational inquiries tomorrow to most all of the attendance at the start line. It is my intention to get every last racer properly logged off of the starting line! I thought we had properly educated everyone but it looks like six cachers need detention. :lol:

 

BTW, We have the prestart logs all corrected now. All racer mileage should be true. :)

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WOO HOO!! Our Blues Mobile was just logged into a cache in Nevada!! :( I was finally changing instructions on the racers' pages (west to east) and the log happened while I was making the changes! I haven't been able to keep up with this too much until today - chemotherapy had me tired & foggy when the racers finally took off from the starting line - but I'm feeling fabulous today!

 

The site seems to be really busy right now, but I am not sure that the link I have posted for the Cannonball Run webpage on my racers' pages is working right. When I clicked on it, it took me to a "not found" page. How can I change this to take people to the right page?

 

Thanks much and have fun everyone!! :huh:

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Round trip miles from Elk Grove, Ca.: 215

Trip time: 8.5 hours

Fuel cost: $26.75

Lunch for three on the 18th floor of Harrah’s: $62.99

Casino and arcade donation: $8.50

Warm drinks at Starbucks for the drive home: $7.45

Caches found: 1

 

Finding the word famous Dad's Cache and taking two Cannonball TB’s to Nevada: Priceless!!!!

 

We had a great trip today taking the DragonFlyer #12 and Blues Mobile race TB’s out of California and on their way towards New York.

 

They joined Kitty Car #3 in Dad's Cache near South Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

 

Good luck and thanks for the fun!

 

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M cubed is going to have lots of company... 5 weeks to go to start the Navigational Rally and it looks like a bunch of us are heading up there - Racing Travel Bugs in tow, likely. I'll be looking for any slow bugs as the off road event gets near.

 

Also, 3 more racers made it off the starting line today. Wowho!! If the last two get going, we'll have a race. :D

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Well I picked up the Cannonball Run Transporter TB today and MMM is within my reach. A buddy of mine and I may take it to New Mexico soon, or possibly El Paso, Texas if we're in the mood. NM border is less than 2 hours away from me.

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Our Big Green Mean Machine TB was not found in the cache when it was visited on April 15. We are hoping it is being taking on quite a long trip and will get logged and be in the lead! Or we will get the award for the first one to be muggled! The other Cannonball TB that was in the same cache was also not in that cache.

 

Ed

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Muggled?! Not likely. According to the log, and I quote

...we ended up picking up the "I-Hop" travel bug instead ( we think). The last written log mentioned that he was placed there...

the ''last written log'' has not entered the find yet but must have made a trade. That makes sense and they will do so soon. It's my guess it was a traveling cacher from... ah... New York and they're taking the races dirrectly to the finish line. But that's just my guess. :(

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I'm bummed that our race bug is MIA and hasn't made it out of the starting gate. I wish we had been able to attend the event so I would have known who had it. I hope it isn't the subject of some mean spirited antics...

 

--Marky

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I'm bummed that our race bug is MIA and hasn't made it out of the starting gate. I wish we had been able to attend the event so I would have known who had it. I hope it isn't the subject of some mean spirited antics...

 

--Marky

But Marky, you and Joni are to nice to be mean to. When Pizzaboy and I visited at event you were at, you were the first people to greet us. I hope your racer is around and hasn't been lost. Maybe it will end up on the other side of NV. :mad:

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I'm bummed that our race bug is MIA and hasn't made it out of the starting gate. I wish we had been able to attend the event so I would have known who had it. I hope it isn't the subject of some mean spirited antics...

 

--Marky

I didn't know what one was whos when I selected at the dinner. If I had known one was yours, it would be in Nevada right now.

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I'm bummed that our race bug is MIA and hasn't made it out of the starting gate.  I wish we had been able to attend the event so I would have known who had it.  I hope it isn't the subject of some mean spirited antics...

 

--Marky

But Marky, you and Joni are to nice to be mean to. When Pizzaboy and I visited at event you were at, you were the first people to greet us. I hope your racer is around and hasn't been lost. Maybe it will end up on the other side of NV. :rolleyes:

I didn't know what one was whos when I selected at the dinner. If I had known one was yours, it would be in Nevada right now.

You guys are the best. I feel better already, even if our racer goes missing. Hope to see you at the next RCGDS event.

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Hi,

 

How often will the Cannonball Run website be updated? My own recon shows several bugs in "Lost Wages" and at least one that is half way across Arizona along with the TB Transporter. There's no pics from the event posted either.

 

Just wondering..... :rolleyes:

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Hi,

 

How often will the Cannonball Run website be updated? My own recon shows several bugs in "Lost Wages" and at least one that is half way across Arizona along with the TB Transporter. There's no pics from the event posted either.

 

Just wondering..... :rolleyes:

Sorry, you can blame me for that one. Between work and NYGO stuff, I haven't had much time lately. I should have a bit more time now though, and I apologize for the delay. I plan to update the Cannonball Run page soon - right after I work my way through that pile of laundry and dishes (not all in the same pile). Oh heck, they can wait a bit longer... let me see what I can do about that Website.

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As a reminder, until we get the official site database server issues worked out, you can always check stats here. I've been updating them daily.

Thank you Egnix :D for the update page, it is awesome. My racers are 18 & 28 places now, but they are really on the move as they have been picked up and moving into NV as we speak. PizzaBoy is laughing at me as his racer is ahead of me. He thinks he will win my racer. I tell him that the race is not over yet :D

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Okay, so like many of you, I am presently watching the cache where my racer is located. Two people have visited it so far and not picked it up! Is it wrong to think ill of those people who aren't helping me? ;)

 

YodaDoe

(owner of "The Weiner")

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Okay, so like many of you, I am presently watching the cache where my racer is located. Two people have visited it so far and not picked it up! Is it wrong to think ill of those people who aren't helping me? ;)

 

YodaDoe

(owner of "The Weiner")

Yup... It Is... Unless of course they DID take your bug and did not bother to log it ;)

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As a reminder, until we  get the official site database server issues worked out, you can always check stats here.  I've been updating them daily.

Thank you Egnix :o for the update page, it is awesome. My racers are 18 & 28 places now, but they are really on the move as they have been picked up and moving into NV as we speak. PizzaBoy is laughing at me as his racer is ahead of me. He thinks he will win my racer. I tell him that the race is not over yet ;)

Are the stats being updated periodically? Or is that on hold in hopes whatever the problem is, will soon be fixed??? ;)

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Are the stats being updated periodically? Or is that on hold in hopes whatever the problem is, will soon be fixed???

 

The way it's supposed to work, is that my little program thingy will run on it's own every so often (prob 1-2 times a day) and feed the database at the official site. But I stiill need login info, etc. for the db (and I think there are some other db issues). So in the meantime, I've been running my program by hand and uploading my stats page once a day (though sometimes its in the morning and sometimes its at night).

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Thanks to Sweatpea of the Bitterroot for helping me tie for 1st place

 

According to Egnix's site.

 

Sn ;):o gans

Holy Carp!

 

That's 35th to 1st. That's enough to give anyone hope for their own bug. ;)

 

I wonder how long our lead will last? :o

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Okay, so like many of you, I am presently watching the cache where my racer is located. Two people have visited it so far and not picked it up! Is it wrong to think ill of those people who aren't helping me? ;)

 

YodaDoe

(owner of "The Weiner")

May they didn't take your racer, because it could not be moved east. Maybe they were going the wrong direction. You would be upset about that.

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Maybe I still have hope then! I am in 35th and dropping! My bug was placed April 11 and then when someone came by on the 15th to pick it up, it was gone. No logs for the bug being picked up or the geocachers visit to the cache yet ;) Hopefully there will be logs soon and it will be across the states! Yes I am worrying as it was our first bug!

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Grrrr... :rolleyes:

I think that cutiness thing got us.

Our KC#3 went from 8th to 46th place.

It got taken from a cache in NV back to the CA coast, twice the distance in the wrong direction! :D

I've got another TB racer (in the US race) also stuck in the bay area. :D

We could sure use a "Snoogan's leap" here!

 

At least our second racer DF#12 is still in NV.

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Grrrr... :D

I think that cutiness thing got us.

Our KC#3 went from 8th to 46th place.

It got taken from a cache in NV back to the CA coast, twice the distance in the wrong direction! :D

I've got another TB racer (in the US race) also stuck in the bay area. :D

We could sure use a "Snoogan's leap" here!

 

At least our second racer DF#12 is still in NV.

I'm just in this for fun. I don't care if I win or lose.

 

My big, yearly, road trip is coming up in July. I would help any other competitor's bug as far as Houston on my return. If that's Kosher???? (And of course, if I actually find a Cannonball Run TB.) I would go outta my way to get the TB Transporter.

 

The Bay Area is always on my list of stops. (I hope your bug's not still trapped there when I get there.)

 

If I do find some racers, I know at least a couple quick caches in every state on my trip and I DO have past experience with this race..... :rolleyes: (C'mon good Karma!)

 

:D:D

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Win? Lose? Not the issue.

After seeing travel maps from other TB races, we were thrilled that our TBs got out of the starting state. So to have one go back to CA right off was a little frustrating. So my post was just a moment of forum angst. We are happy if they keep moving and don't go MIA.

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Sailorscodgers & TeamSpaz

 

Thanks again to you both for the assisting the Evil Chicken Space Age Van along the way! It is much appreciated.

 

Sailor: keep diggin' those fossils.

 

Spaz: Hope the Jazz Fest is going well.

 

As for heading a little out of the way, we here at EC 5 Headquarters (while we are fond of traveling east) love to hear reports from the Van's extended Pit Crew, whatever direction that 6 wheeled wagon may be heading!

 

Take care and thanks again,

 

Evil Chicken, Mother Hen & the Three Chicks

 

:)

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So, is there a consolation prize for being last? I don't think we have much chance of anything else now... :D

 

--Marky

Marky there are 12 racers that have not moved since the dinner. :D Of those 12, 2 (one being yours) have not been logged in. :D Maybe a new cacher came to the dinner and placed it in a cache within 100 miles of the dinner, of course you need to firgue out which cache. :D Don't give up hope. Just make sure you show up to May's dinner and ask everyone if they have seen it. It still could show up.

 

I had a travel bug lost once for 3 months, a new cacher picked it up and took it to Montana. The travel bug is now sitting on top of a mountain at a 5/5 cache waiting for the snow to thaw. At least it isn't lost, just not moving. I'm sure that someone has it or dropped it somewhere. :D

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Win? Lose? Not the issue.

After seeing travel maps from other TB races, we were thrilled that our TBs got out of the starting state. So to have one go back to CA right off was a little frustrating. So my post was just a moment of forum angst. We are happy if they keep moving and don't go MIA.

I am really racing myself and hoping that mine gets to the finish line. I really don't care if I win or lose. I just want mine to finish by next March 05. My son's racer is in 6th place and mine is in 28th. He states he could led now, but we need to see when the race gets closer to the end.

 

I am traveling North on the I5 to Oregon in June, then I will be traveling east to Washington DC, in July. If anyone would like their TB hop a ride with me I will pick them up if they are easy to get to as I am passing near their bug. I will check and see what racers are in CA before I leave.

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I got the following message by email from Saito - aka Orange Hippo:

Went to move your travel bug from the GBES hotel in Reno - looks like someone else beat me to it - it's not in the cache - good luck with your race.

 

So I went to check out the webpage: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...a3-529866344b10

 

And found the following replies:

May 2 by Sir Scruffy (5 found)

Came looking for bugs, found only one cute little orange one looking for a frosty mug. I bet this one would be beautiful at night. Left dragon stickers, took a beer coaster.

 

May 2 by Saito - aka Orange Hippo (101 found)

"dropping" this bug off to log it's location from where I actually picked it up!

 

April 28 by dillydallymore (17 found)

About 10 am in a howling windstorm our team stopped at GBES TB port and dropped 3 cars that are racing East in the Cannonball Race II. On their way: Grampa Campbell's Cannonball Racer, 70 Charger Dodge and Cannonball Run 04 Road Racer II. Sorry for this late posting.

 

So missing from this cache are are 4 Cannonball Racers:

Grampa Campbell's Cannoball Racer, 70 Charger, Cannonball Run 04 Road Racer II, Triumph 600, & My Lucky Day.

 

I hope that all 5 racers are headed east and no one has logged them in yet. Good Luck to all.

 

[Edited this to add a forgotten racer in the first posting]

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Well to this point I've had very little luck in the race, but have moved from 47th place to 42nd place with out actually moving, so at least i'm not moving backwards. New York is still in need of more Fire Trucks, so Go "Engine #122" Go.

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I have two states down and should have four by month end :lol:

 

Also if the drops and retrieves go right Haulin Cache should rack up some serious miles this month as well...

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of my two bugs, one is still sitting on the starting line, and the other (my mom's) has made it to its third state.

So tell me... which of these two racers do you claim?

The M&J Racer (Marky)

Fitz-N-Giggles Cannonball Racer (Ellenbarger Crew)

 

Since that's the only two racers stuck at the gates - stolen likely - I'm confused. If you're basing this on the official stats, that would explain things as they're not current. Please explain. :lol:

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Rule question:

 

The rules say "states must share a common geographic border". I'm assuming that any two states that touch, even at a corner, are considered to be sharing a geographic border. Specifically, bugs that are traveling through Arizona should be able to move directly to Colorado, and bugs that are in Utah can move directly to New Mexico. These are acceptable moves...right? I think the "4 corners" region is the only place that this comes into play.

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Since that's the only two racers stuck at the gates - stolen likely - I'm confused. If you're basing this on the official stats, that would explain things as they're not current. Please explain.

On the Egnix stats.

 

It was placed today though! I knew the reason the one hadn't moved yet and wasn't upset about it, sorry if you construed my post that way.

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I have two states down and should have four by month end :(

 

Also if the drops and retrieves go right Haulin Cache should rack up some serious miles this month as well...

OOPSS... Wrong thread here... Sorry....

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