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I just checked, all is well. :(

As soon as I get your package, I'll post your entry asap.

Remember the DeadLine is one week from today.

May 31 2005

 

Thanks and good luck

CBR2005

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What web page should we refer finders to, once they find the bug, so that they can get more information?

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What web page should we refer finders to, once they find the bug, so that they can get more information?

Temp wesite says:

These pages are TEMPORARY and will be deactivated, once all the Racers have arrived, and have been grabbed by the Race Official CBR2005, and the entry registration closed. You will then be directed to go NYGO's "Official CannonBAll Run Race pages. The Owners will be emailed the links in one of the emails just prior to the start of the race. It should be the same as in the past 2004 Cannonball Run: Leaderboardl

 

edit to add: In other words, send people there (temp page). then after everything's transfered, send them there (nygo).

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What web page should we refer finders to, once they find the bug, so that they can get more information?

Boy, I don’t want to keep telling Welch he is right, again.

He might get a complex LOL :P.

I should make him my “UN-Official” spokesman, for the race. :anibad:

As usual, thanks for the help!

 

Hi Marmulade and everybody else,

 

These are the temporary links: until the Deadline of the Entries (May 31, 2005).

After the close of the Entry portion, those pages will have the data removed and anyone who visits them,

will be re-directed for a 30 day period, to the OFFICIAL NYGO site.

 

CBRWelcome - http://members.localnet.com/~linsal/CBRWelcome.html

CBRRules - http://members.localnet.com/~linsal/CBRRace%20Rules.html

CBRRace Roster - http://members.localnet.com/~linsal/CBRRoster.html

CBREntry Form - http://members.localnet.com/~linsal/CBREntry%20Form.html

 

For everybody’s convenience,

here are the Official 2005 CannonBall Run Race links

to direct everybody to, to see the roster, progress map and other pages of interest,

on the NYGO Official CannonBall tracking web pages.

These pages, still list the past (2004) “outdated” race.

I will be updating them asap, (before the start of the 2005 race).

 

NYGO –main - http://www.ny-geocaching.org/cannonballrun/index.php

NYGO – about - http://www.ny-geocaching.org/cannonballrun/about.php

NYGO – rules - http://www.ny-geocaching.org/cannonballrun/rules.php

NYGO – faq’s - http://www.ny-geocaching.org/cannonballrun/faqs.php

NYGO – stats - http://www.ny-geocaching.org/cannonballrun/stats.php

NYGO – map - http://www.ny-geocaching.org/cannonballrun/maps.php

 

Entries close in five (5) days.

 

Good Luck one and all,

CBR2005

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Okay, the TEAM SNIP bugs are on their way to you. Snip's back, and he's brought a couple friends... :lol: Can you let me know when they arrive?

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How many unreg racers? Mine isn't listed yet. Are there any last minute racers? If so how many total? Just wanted to know.  :laughing:

Hey HappyFrog,

Don't pout, I overlooked your tb, when I did the last update.

I'll log yours in with a few more this weekend.

Sorry for the oversite.

 

As for your question, I believe there are 5 registered non-fee based entries.

 

I'm hoping that there will be more tb's arriving sooner than later.

I've emailed and talked to a few players, that say they would sent them out.

 

CBR2005

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Okay, the TEAM SNIP bugs are on their way to you.

Snip's back, and he's brought a couple friends... :laughing:

Can you let me know when they arrive?

Recieved your 3 tb's in today's snail mail. :drama:

You'll be getting notices that I've grabbed your tb's in a few minutes.

 

Congrads and good luck.

 

CBR2005

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I was having trouble registering.. so i just sent the TB... you should get it soon...

 

-ryan

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I was having trouble registering.. so i just sent the TB... you should get it soon...

 

-ryan

Ok, I'll be looking for it.

 

CBR2005

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The Temporary CBR Roster has been updated as of 05/31/05 at 02:00 AM.

The final update on the Temp roster will be Wednesday evening. :ph34r:

 

I have entered all tb’s to the roster page that have arrived as of 05/30/05

 

I will then finalize the Roster, and prepare to upload to the NYGO “2005 Official Race Site” before the weekend. Once the NYGO site is up and running I will code all “Un-Official” links to re-direct to that site.

 

Good Luck one and all.

CBR2005

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Hi All,

 

The tb’s are all loaded and on their way to the secret starting point. :)

 

I will be doing the final roster update asap. I waited 5 days for any other arrivals. :)

Remember: “Owners Only” will get a private email about the starting point.

 

Race on, Race hard, but make sure your car stops in an adjacent state as they move east to Checkpoint Charlie.

 

Good Luck one and all.

CBR2005

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Sorry my tb never made it to you. Between moving and finals, it got lost in an oversight. *looks around embarassed*

 

Good luck to everyone else in the race.

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Has anyone looked into getting the "Unofficial Cannonball Race 200x" sanctioned by Groundspeak, so that it could be made into an "Official" event?  Perhaps that would help to get it made more public, and get the number of entrants back up.  Not that I'm not excited about running against so few competitors... still, there's something more fun in competing with the masses.  Honestly, I don't read the forums, except for this one topic (which I find a link directly to through google, so I don't bother seeing other topics), so I feel like I'm part of the many people who geocache, but would have NO idea there is a race if it weren't for stumbling across it by dumb luck.

 

What would you mean by 'offical'?

I'm not in any way involved with organizing this thing, but I'm not sure what it is you want to see done differntly :ph34r: .

 

one of the requirements for the race is that each racer have a Groundspeak traveler tag . In the past two races the begining, ending, (and this year check point) were all gc.com listed caches, the starting point has been an event cache. Why this year has only like 20 entries (so far :laughing: ), and the past ones have had 70+, I don't know.

 

I think the organization side of things has appeared to go quite well. I was interested in seeing if, perhaps, Groundspeak might 'sanction' this race. Get it some publicity/advertising on the main geocaching page. Something similar to the Jeep stuff. I'm sure that Jeep threw money at them, that we wouldn't have.. but still, it might be worth a shot. Perhaps more interesting races like this could pop up!

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Greetings TB Racers and Fans,

 

I have some bad news, and some slightly better news on two accounts.

 

I had hoped to be emailing the owners, that their tb’s had arrived in the starting area, instead I have other news.

 

This past Wednesday, upon returning home, I found an unexpected package on my porch. Somehow the CannonBall Travelbugs returned back at the original departure zone. It seems the *To: label* got tore off with some damage to the cardboard box. That’s’ the bad news.

 

The better news is that I had used *Welch’s shipping container* to hold all but a few bugs, and even though the rest were in the same cardboard box, they all are ok. The damage was controlled by the shipping container, within the cardboard box. There is no damage to any tb, and none got lost in this episode. I have recounted each and every one (twice), to make sure they are all there.

 

We have now missed the shipping deadline, to get out the tb’s for this weekends (secret release) event. I even tried to see if we could do a *NEXT DAY*. Besides being way to costly for shipping and not getting a 100% guarantee ( it’s not a typical business letter), that they would arrive one time, I have chosen to reschedule the starting date.

 

I’m in contact with my partner, to work on a re-scheduling date, and expedite the starting of the race asap.

 

Please, bear with us, on this unforeseen mishap.

Rest assured, the tb’s are still refueled and ready to go.

I still need to add a few tb’s to the roster page for a final update.

 

If anyone has any questions, please email me thru my profile or at CannonBallRace2005@yahoo.com

 

Thank You

CBR2005

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this is crazy...

Crazy is an understatement, to say the least!

 

.. is anything going to happen??

 

The CannonBall travelbugs have arrived, safe and sound somewhere on the west coast.

I am extremely sorry, for the delayed posting and response to your inquiries.

Unfortunately, we had to delay the start due to two deaths.

 

This past weekend (June 26-27th ) the CBR Race Officials were handed a double blow. One on the west coast, and one on the east coast, a day a part.

 

With deep regret, I would like to inform you that we lost another great cacher. The west coast and the caching community suffered a great loss, with the passing of * Granny *. On Sunday June 26 2005 Granny ( mother of HappyFrog & grandmother of PizzaBoy) was stricken with a massive stroke and passed away later that same day.

 

For those of you that were involved or followed the 2004 CannonBall Run race, you may recall the name

HappyFrog ( & gang )

 

The gang, on this excursion consisted of HappyFrog, Granny and PizzaBoy, who were solely responsible for moving NWscout1’s ...... DragonFlyer #12[

all the way from California to near the Winner's Circle in 30 days, across 14 states, for an approximate total of 4925 miles.

 

It was a great pleasure to meet three of the gang, and exchange various caching stories over dinner. Granny had such great spunk as the senior member of the gang. To here her tell stories about caching in detail, made you feel you were right there on the hunt.

We truly enjoyed all of your company, and will miss you.

 

Then on the following day, my brother-in-law lost his battle with cancer.

Unfortunately, this all is happening just two weeks before my wedding day.

So yes, this is “Very Crazy” as we are concerned!

 

I apologize for not being able to stay on top of the forum posts and the minor delay.

 

The race will start by the weekend of July 15, 16, 17th.

 

CBR2005

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I am sorry to here about the deaths of "Granny" and your Brotherinlaw!

 

I would like to thank you for the update and all of the time and effort you have put into this race. I for one say if you need time to take care of your personal business the race can wait! After all it is just a game and personal matters do come first.

 

If you need help tracking the bugs and giving updates I am volenteering my time.

 

May God be with you and all the others who have suffered from the the loss of the these 2 people!

 

~Shaggy~ :unsure:

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i too extend my hand to help in an7y way i can..

 

I am sorry to hear about the loss of great people.. i pray for and with you ..

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First off, thanks Shaggy and rolenrock for your greatful thoughts.

 

Now for the business at hand.

All travel bugs have been logged into the starting event cache.

 

We wil attempt to get the NYGO tracking pages up this weekend.

If not early this week.

 

Any questions or problems you have, email me at cannonballrace2005@yahoo.com

or post here and I'll respond!

 

Good Luck, one and all in the race.

Thanks from NYGO, HappyFrog and CBR2005

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Hello racers. Looks like I got me a big bagful of racer travel bugs I gotta put out this week. Since geocaching.com is giving me server error fits today, I'll log them out of the Geomunch event cache in a couple of days.

 

Another cacher at the GeoMunch event took all the avation-themed bugs in the pile and will be placing 'em a few miles north of here.

 

I will be splitting the rest of the pile between 2 large caches I know of on Portland, Oregon's west side sometime in the next few days.

 

Who the bleepin' heck came up with the giganta-normous AMMO CAN with a WINDOW in it for a racer bug??? Sheesh!

 

Im just glad I have a safe place to put that one... I don't expect it to move very far very soon, though.

 

Good luck, all! :o

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First of all..... I must say that I'm sorry that it took so long to get the travel bugs to an event cache. I feel that it is my fault as I wanted to start them off in Oregon this year instead of California. The plan was to put them into an event cache that I attended in June in Bend, OR, but the Post Office messed up and the travel bugs ended up at the Cannonball Race Masters home again B)

 

So the next event that I was going to attend was on the 27th of June. This sounded really good. I got the travel bugs at my parents home in Portland, OR and I was going to release them on the 27th, but on the 26th of June my mother had a massive stroke, never woke up, and passed away. :D (This is the way she would have wanted to go). I went to the event cache on the 27th, but didn't feel like dealing with 29 different travel bugs. I was trying to get destressed.

 

So the next two events that I planned on attending were on the 10th and the 15th. One was small and the other was large. I really didn't want the Travel Bugs to get lost in a large crowd, so I picked the one on the 10th. The event owner loves travel bugs and would take good care of them if there weren't enough people at the event. I do know who took your travel bug as I had everyone log them out. They will get dropped off soon. I'm sorry there wasn't a large crowd, but I also didn't want the travel bugs to get lost at the starting point like last year. May the best racer win.

 

I want to thank everyone who send me kind words about my mother. B) I will miss her and will as her grandchildren will.

 

HappyFrog

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Ooppppssssss! B) The Race has begun.

 

Good Luck one and all! B)

 

Just for the record, The CannonBall Cop’s The CannonBall Cop Car , Strikeforce1’s Stealth F117 and HappyFrog’s 1 Golf Cart are race Officials and can’t get any awards. Sorry you are DQed. :mad:

 

CBR2005

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The bugs I had are now safely in a good cache on Portland, Oregon's west side. (Since I moved it to it's new location recently, it's a pretty secure hide.)

 

May the best bug win.

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What web page should we refer finders to, once they find the bug, so that they can get more information?

Boy, I don’t want to keep telling Welch he is right, again.

He might get a complex LOL B).

I should make him my “UN-Official” spokesman, for the race. :blink:

As usual, thanks for the help!

 

Hi Marmulade and everybody else,

 

These are the temporary links: until the Deadline of the Entries (May 31, 2005).

After the close of the Entry portion, those pages will have the data removed and anyone who visits them,

will be re-directed for a 30 day period, to the OFFICIAL NYGO site.

 

CBRWelcome - http://members.localnet.com/~linsal/CBRWelcome.html

CBRRules - http://members.localnet.com/~linsal/CBRRace%20Rules.html

CBRRace Roster - http://members.localnet.com/~linsal/CBRRoster.html

CBREntry Form - http://members.localnet.com/~linsal/CBREntry%20Form.html

 

For everybody’s convenience,

here are the Official 2005 CannonBall Run Race links

to direct everybody to, to see the roster, progress map and other pages of interest,

on the NYGO Official CannonBall tracking web pages.

These pages, still list the past (2004) “outdated” race.

I will be updating them asap, (before the start of the 2005 race).

 

NYGO –main - http://www.ny-geocaching.org/cannonballrun/index.php

NYGO – about - http://www.ny-geocaching.org/cannonballrun/about.php

NYGO – rules - http://www.ny-geocaching.org/cannonballrun/rules.php

NYGO – faq’s - http://www.ny-geocaching.org/cannonballrun/faqs.php

NYGO – stats - http://www.ny-geocaching.org/cannonballrun/stats.php

NYGO – map - http://www.ny-geocaching.org/cannonballrun/maps.php

 

Entries close in five (5) days.

 

Good Luck one and all,

CBR2005

Mr. Race Master of the Cannonball Race,

 

I know that you are really busy marrying your sweety and all, but can I ask when the pages for the Cannonball Race 2005 will be up. They are already moving... B)

 

Doesn't it suck when life gets in the way of fun.

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Mr. Race Master of the Cannonball Race,

 

I know that you are really busy marrying your sweety and all, but can I ask when the pages for the Cannonball Race 2005 will be up. They are already moving...  B)

 

Doesn't it suck when life gets in the way of fun.

Yeah, life gets in the way, too much sometimes. That's what makes getting out and caching sooo much more rewarding. LOL

 

I have the files ready to upload, but I just need to coordinate with NYGO on doing the uploads. Starting next week, I'll update the "Un-Official" site and link / post a map with positions. They could still ref the following link or the 2004 Rule page.

CBRRules - http://members.localnet.com/~linsal/CBRRace%20Rules.html

 

As an owner, you can point them to your TB owners page for more instructions as well. Just make sure the head east for now.

 

Sorry, the event had a weak start, on not too many players showing up.

Thanks again SparrowHawk for your extra assistance on moving them on.

This may be my last post, before the wedding bells ring B) .

 

See ya'll next week, :blink: good luck all!

CBR2005

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i see a couple of the bugs have traveled north up into washington... what happens if they make it to canada? :rolleyes: do they have to come back into the US via the same state?

 

so many issues! :lol:

 

i am enjoying this... GO PATRICK!

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i see a couple of the bugs have traveled north up into washington... what happens if they make it to canada? :) do they have to come back into the US via the same state?

 

so many issues! B)

 

i am enjoying this... GO PATRICK!

If they go to Canada from Washington they can come back into either Washington or Idaho any other state would not work. Some of the Cannonball Racers are still in Oregon.

 

May the best racer win. I just want mine to get to the finish line. It can't win anyway. B)

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It looks like our "Meals on Wheels" may be in the lead, having made it through Idaho to Wyoming! Go little cheeseburger ;)

 

001 Vee-Dub the Tortoise Bug II: Oregon -> Washington

002 CannonBall Cab - 2005: Oregon -> Washington

003 Yellow thunder (Cannonball race 2005) -> Oregon

004 Stealth Entry - 2005 Cannonball Run: Oregon

005 Mustang Mach III (?) - 2005 Cannonball Run: Oregon

006 Patrickmobile: Oregon

007 The Sponginator: Oregob

008 Moon Unit #1: Oregon -> Washington

009 HiHo Cheerios: Oregon -> Washington

010 M&M Girl's Lil Buggy Wuggy 2005 Cannonball Racer: Oregon

011 Daffy Duck 2005 Cannonball Racer: Oregon

012 Ugly Bob-CannonBall Run 2005: Oregon

013 Gant's Road Racer 2005 Cannonball Race: Oregon

014 "The Silver Bullet" - 2005 CannonBall Race: Oregon

015 Captiv8ed Racer: Oregon

016 The "Are We There Yet" Special: Oregon -> Idaho

017 TEAM SNIP: Nip and Torque: Oregon

018 TEAM SNIP: Snip's Lightning Lamborghini: Oregon

019 TEAM SNIP: Zip's Zouped Up Cobra: Oregon -> Washington

020 Sunset's Bumble Bee: Oregon

021 Sunset's Scooter: Oregon

022 CannonBall Board 2005: Oregon -> Washington

023 PINK PARADISE RACER: Oregon -> Washington

 

non-fee racers:

001 Viking Jr: Oregon

002 Cannonball Brain: Oregon

003 Meals on Wheels: Oregon -> Idaho -> Wyoming

004 1 Golf Cart: Oregon

005 CBR_ Stealth F_117: Oregon -> Washington

006 The Cannonball Cop Car -2005: Oregon

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Hey hermit crabs,

 

Thanks for the update, :D I just got the roster updated, and have most info except for the actual coords and map updated. I'm trying to finish them tonight and will post on the "Un-Official" site asap.

 

Thanks again, for keeping us up to date, and your help :D

CBr2005

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It looks like even with the 48.78 mile detour west that "Meals On Wheels" is still the leader.

 

"Pink Paradise Racer" is making its way across Idaho -- and even had an encounter with cacher Moun10bike -- and seems to be holding second place.

 

Edit - I think "Are We There Yet" actually may be in second.

 

Any word on the official tracking site?

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001 Vee-Dub the Tortoise Bug II: Oregon -> Washington -> Oregon

002 CannonBall Cab - 2005: Oregon -> Washington

003 Yellow thunder (Cannonball race 2005) -> Oregon -> Idaho

004 Stealth Entry - 2005 Cannonball Run: Oregon -> Washington -> Idaho

005 Mustang Mach III (?) - 2005 Cannonball Run: Oregon

006 Patrickmobile: Oregon

007 The Sponginator: Oregon

008 Moon Unit #1: Oregon -> Washington

009 HiHo Cheerios: Oregon -> Washington -> Idaho -> British Columbia -> Alberta -> British Columbia -> Idaho -> Montana

010 M&M Girl's Lil Buggy Wuggy 2005 Cannonball Racer: Oregon -> Idaho

011 Daffy Duck 2005 Cannonball Racer: Oregon -> Washington -> Idaho

012 Ugly Bob-CannonBall Run 2005: Oregon -> Idaho

013 Gant's Road Racer 2005 Cannonball Race: Oregon -> Idaho

014 "The Silver Bullet" - 2005 CannonBall Race: Oregon

015 Captiv8ed Racer: Oregon

016 The "Are We There Yet" Special: Oregon -> Idaho

017 TEAM SNIP: Nip and Torque: Oregon -> California

018 TEAM SNIP: Snip's Lightning Lamborghini: Oregon -> Idaho

019 TEAM SNIP: Zip's Zouped Up Cobra: Oregon -> Washington

020 Sunset's Bumble Bee: Oregon -> Washington -> Idaho

021 Sunset's Scooter: Oregon

022 CannonBall Board 2005: Oregon -> Washington

023 PINK PARADISE RACER: Oregon -> Washington -> Idaho -> Montana

 

non-fee racers:

001 Viking Jr: Oregon -> Idaho

002 Cannonball Brain: Oregon

003 Meals on Wheels: Oregon -> Idaho -> Wyoming

004 1 Golf Cart: Oregon -> Idaho

005 CBR_ Stealth F_117: Oregon -> Washington

006 The Cannonball Cop Car -2005: Oregon

 

(I hope I didn't make any mistakes! :) )

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I'm almost, :P done with all the updates for the stats and map pages, again.

But you can try here : CBR Stats For the last update I did this weekend. Or try copying the following to your browswer http://members.localnet.com/~linsal/CBR%20Stats.html

 

It seems that I no sooner get them plotted, and there are several more notices arriving. I had to re-write the old “Un-Official” web pages recently and will be updating the master links between pages. Also, the stat page contains the tb name, last cache visited to calc mileage, and mileage between starting cache, Nature Walk (Checkpoint ) cache, and the Finish line cache. Let’s see if I can get things finished for tomorrow evening. I’ll also, repost all the links for those that don’t have the older temp links, once everything is ready.

 

On another note:

Word reached our ears, that Dani DU had been involved in a major accident, while moving tb’s to an event in Montana. Our thoughts and best wishes for a speedy recovery to our caching friend Dani DU.

 

CBR2005 :P

 

Edited by CBR2005 07/17/05 11:30 am (EST) to fix hyperlink to stats page.

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This weeks Updated stats page is done. 

CBR Stats -  Last Updated on 08/27/05 07:30 am.

You can also copy the following to your browswer http://members.localnet.com/~linsal/CBR%20Stats.html

and get the latest Update that way.

Actually not quoted !

But, just using the links, again! :lol:

Latest Stats are now available.

 

SNIP's "Nip and Torque" seems to have traveled the farthest with 762.8 miles. :lol:

followed by the hermit crab's "Meals on Wheels" with 725.1 miles! :laughing:

 

Race On! :huh:

CBR2005

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This weeks Updated stats page is done. 

CBR Stats -  Last Updated on 08/30/05 01:00 pm.

You can also copy the following to your browswer http://members.localnet.com/~linsal/CBR%20Stats.html

and get the latest Update that way.

On the "Paid side" - SNIP's "Nip and Torque" has traveled 762.8 miles. :D

And on the "Un-Paid side"the hermit crab's "Meals on Wheels" has traveled 1421.0 miles, and has jumped further ahead! :unsure:

 

Race On! :huh:

CBR2005

New update is available!

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This weeks Updated stats page is done.

CBR Stats - Last Updated on 09/14/05 02:00 am.

You can also copy the following to your browswer http://members.localnet.com/~linsal/CBRStats.html

and get the latest Update that way.

 

On the "Paid side" - SNIP's "Nip and Torque" is still in the lead, and has traveled 842.3 miles. :D

And on the "Un-Paid side" the hermit crab's "Meals on Wheels" has traveled 1439.7 miles, and has jumped further ahead! :laughing:

 

Race On! :D

CBR2005

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gah. 4 different people have passed up taking patrickmobile from the cache he has been languishing in near portland, or. i am losing faith in my little guy....

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