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Canadian TB Race 2007-08 A race across Canada, one cache at a time

#1 User is offline   TheLegoFool&Missus 

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  Posted 21 March 2007 - 10:45 AM

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Good morning racers!

I was wondering if there would be anybody interested in participating in this year's Canadian TB race?
If there is enough interest, I will assemble rules and answer any questions that may arise.

- The only information I have at the current time is that we will have a start of the race in BC, and a finish back in BC.
- Each TB must cross Canada, one physical cache at a time (No Virtuals) in each province.
- Each TB must pass through only one Province per cacher.

More information coming with the interest growth.

Thanks,
DJMax of the Queens Borrowers.

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 02:17 PM

I'm interested.

But I want a guarantee this race will actually finish and have results.

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 02:45 PM

Would racers from last yer's failed race be accepted,
by substracting kilometres already loggued?

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 06:01 PM

Sounds like it could be fun will look for details

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 07:44 PM

I'm interested!

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 06:09 AM

Perhaps the trick to the race is not to have a specific destination in mind, but rather to:

1. have each participant TB have the same mission, first to complete the mission wins.

2. in the likely event that the mission is not completed, then total mileage or some other quantifiable criterion used to determine a winner on a specified date.

I think that sort of thing might assuage any doubt based on previous years.

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 11:27 AM

View Postertyu, on Mar 21 2007, 02:17 PM, said:

I'm interested.

But I want a guarantee this race will actually finish and have results.


Yes, I am very much interested in completing the race!

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 11:28 AM

View Postblackjack65, on Mar 21 2007, 02:45 PM, said:

Would racers from last yer's failed race be accepted,
by substracting kilometres already loggued?


I would personally prefer to start with fresh TBs, especially if we are to release them from one starting point.

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 11:29 AM

View PostgeoSquid, on Mar 22 2007, 06:09 AM, said:

Perhaps the trick to the race is not to have a specific destination in mind, but rather to:

1. have each participant TB have the same mission, first to complete the mission wins.

2. in the likely event that the mission is not completed, then total mileage or some other quantifiable criterion used to determine a winner on a specified date.

I think that sort of thing might assuage any doubt based on previous years.


I will incorporate these ideas into my research for the race details, and keep them in mind.
Thanks for the feedback.

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 11:43 AM

Basic Rules:
1. TBs can only move one province at a time, provinces must share a common geographic border.
2. Anyone MAY move any TB in the race. Owners are encouraged to request help from other cachers along the way in order to move their bugs faster, rather than attempting to slow down others.
3. First TB to reach the end cache, by stopping in each province, wins.

Rules are simple:

1. Start with a NEW unused TB tag.
2. Attach it to any WHEELED vehicle that you wish. (It MUST HAVE WHEELS TO ENTER).

Anyone interested in doing this like the Cannonball Race 2005, Third Annual?

Thanks to CBR2005 for the great idea!

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  Posted 22 March 2007 - 02:27 PM

Sounds fun will they start from same province ? East or west coast?

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 08:11 AM

View Postgeocachingdragon, on Mar 22 2007, 02:27 PM, said:

Sounds fun will they start from same province ? East or west coast?


They will start from the West Coast, head East to Newfoundland, then return to the West to BC.
Hopefully clearing all provinces!

Check Points in Newfoundland.
Once your TB arrives at any of the above caches, it can begin its journey back.

This post has been edited by Queens Borrowers: 23 March 2007 - 10:56 AM


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Posted 23 March 2007 - 11:58 AM

Should we keep this strictly to Canadian racers, or should we open it up to others.
We could set up different stats...

Overall Racers
Canadian Racers
United States Racers
Australia Racers...

etc, etc, etc...

DJMax

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 01:12 PM

I was also thinking of throwing in a few Police Cruisers into the mix.
What do you think would be a good penalty if any Cruiser meets up with a Racer?

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 01:29 PM

Provinces to cross....

-British Columbia
-Alberta
-Saskatchewan
-Manitoba
-Ontario
-Quebec
-Newfoundland
-New Brunswick
-PEI
-Nova Scotia
-Nunavut
-Northwest Territories
-Yukon Territory

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 06:11 PM

Limiting the travel to adjacent provinces is a bit problematic.

And what happens if one skips a province?

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 06:44 AM

I think a idea for the police cars is if you release a police car from your own province then any time they meet a racer they get a point. Only no police in b.c. because to easy to get points at start of race B.c. racers can send police to other provinces For early release or have a release date of first racer to manitoba or ontario. Open to suggestions. :anitongue:

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 02:34 PM

View Postertyu, on Mar 23 2007, 06:11 PM, said:

Limiting the travel to adjacent provinces is a bit problematic.

And what happens if one skips a province?


They must return to the previous province before continuing to the next province...

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 10:01 AM

I'm interested as long as the organizer follows through to the end saw a post of one started then never finished the race

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 06:08 PM

This sounds like fun. When will the start date begin?

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 06:27 PM

View PostJayPeg, on Mar 25 2007, 06:08 PM, said:

This sounds like fun. When will the start date begin?


I was thinking June 1st, 2007
This will geice everyone enough time to purchase a new TB tag, and get their TBs sent in to me for the release.

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 10:59 AM

Bumping back up...
Any more intesrested?
Open to all!

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 01:44 PM

View PostQueens Borrowers, on Mar 30 2007, 11:59 AM, said:

Bumping back up...
Any more intesrested?
Open to all!


Bumping up to page 1

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 04:59 PM

I wish there was more interest in this... I posted a link to this thread in the SaskCachers forum. Got my tag, ordered my vehicle. I'll be ready to send my vehicle off in earlyMay.

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 10:08 PM

View Posthurleyanne, on Apr 2 2007, 04:59 PM, said:

I wish there was more interest in this... I posted a link to this thread in the SaskCachers forum. Got my tag, ordered my vehicle. I'll be ready to send my vehicle off in earlyMay.


I think we're all hesitant since the previous two races never ended.

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 04:55 PM

View Postertyu, on Apr 2 2007, 10:08 PM, said:

View Posthurleyanne, on Apr 2 2007, 04:59 PM, said:

I wish there was more interest in this... I posted a link to this thread in the SaskCachers forum. Got my tag, ordered my vehicle. I'll be ready to send my vehicle off in earlyMay.

I think we're all hesitant since the previous two races never ended.

Yeah, I figured that. Sucks for relative newbies like me who would like to try this out. I was planning on making this TB someday anyway, but a race would be fun to watch. It will still start out sometime this summer if there is no race.

Lorianne in Saskatoon

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 05:34 PM

...nevermind. bad advice.

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 07:42 PM

I am interested in this.
The last race I tried to enter but the guy running it never returned any email , so lucky for me i never did send in the bug.

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 07:43 PM

would we be not allowed to move our own bug ?
or others in the race ?

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 10:25 AM

Here is the rundown on the upcoming race.

Basic Rules:
1. TBs can only move one province at a time, provinces must share a common geographic border.
- And what happens if one skips a province? They must return to the previous province before continuing to the next province...
2. Anyone MAY move any TB in the race. Owners are encouraged to request help from other cachers along the way in order to move their bugs faster, rather than attempting to slow down others.
3. First TB to reach the end cache, by stopping in each province, wins.

Rules are simple:

1. Start with a NEW unused TB tag.
2. Attach it to any WHEELED vehicle that you wish. (It MUST HAVE WHEELS TO ENTER).

They will start from the West Coast, head East to Newfoundland, then return to the West to BC.
Hopefully clearing all provinces!

Check Points in Newfoundland.
Once your TB arrives at any of the above caches, it can begin its journey back.

We will set up different stats...

Overall Racers
Canadian Racers
United States Racers
Australia Racers...

Provinces to cross....

-British Columbia
-Alberta
-Saskatchewan
-Manitoba
-Ontario
-Quebec
-Newfoundland
-New Brunswick
-PEI
-Nova Scotia
-Nunavut
-Northwest Territories
-Yukon Territory

You may release a police car as your traveler.
If you release a police car from your own province then any time they meet a racer they get a point.
Only no police in BC because to easy to get points at start of race.
BC racers can send police to other provinces for release.
The police cars will have their own Stats.

*** In the event that the race is not completed by June 2008, then total mileage or some other quantifiable criterion used to determine winner(s)

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 10:27 AM

Those of you who are interested, and wish to send your TB to me, please contact me for my address.

Cheers!
DJMax

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 07:57 AM

We now have three racers (including myself) for the race... anyone else?

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 05:48 PM

View PostQueens Borrowers, on Apr 24 2007, 07:57 AM, said:

We now have three racers (including myself) for the race... anyone else?


I will be, but I thought I'd be better off waiting to get your contact after I return home in 2 weeks (so I don't lose your address).

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 04:22 PM

We'd like to join in. Will you be at the next BCGA event, so we can pass our racer on to you?

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 04:50 PM

Wild wiggly beanz may have a couple of entries.... two at least !
Will talk to the beanz and see who is in !

Does anyone need tags! I'll bring some to the blitz in the Lower Mainland so if you bring your racer, I have the tags.

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 06:13 PM

BUMP!

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 08:33 PM

New MSN Group set up for the race.
Please come by and join...

MSN Group

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  Posted 24 May 2007 - 09:38 AM

Bumping because I want more people to race against!

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 07:36 PM

So What is the latest word on the race. Has it started??

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 08:17 PM

View Postgeocachingdragon, on Jun 17 2007, 07:36 PM, said:

So What is the latest word on the race. Has it started??


Not yet. :o As far as I know there are only 2 racers so far.

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 09:40 PM

Hi -

I registered into the MSN group, but couldn't see anyone registered in there.
So I'm going to drop off my wheeled vehicle with a TB tag attached over at QB's house on Friday morning.
My fellow is a speedy little red car, with the words "Fire Dept." on it. Bodes well...

Is there any information on who is going to release all the TBs in the race, and how they are to be released?

Cheers -

Berkut

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 02:09 PM

Sorry folks, life happens!

I have the TBs (4 of them) and will be setting up the cache shortly.
I am without vehicle right now... no brakes... lol

Sorry for the delay!

DJMax

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 02:42 PM

Thanks for the update!

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 03:54 PM

No checkpoint in the BIGGER part of Newfoundland & Labrador, consider Welcome to Labrador City?

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 02:24 PM

Any chance of a late entry???

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 11:56 AM

View PostPushing Tin, on Jul 5 2007, 03:24 PM, said:

Any chance of a late entry???


Yes, you may still enter... PM sent

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 03:02 PM

So? How's the starting cache coming along? Can't wait to see this race start!

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 09:05 PM

Hello? What's happening with the race? There hasn't been an update in 2.5 months. You've had my TB for 4 months... Any chance the race will be starting any time soon? If not then I'd prefer you to place it in a cache soon instead of participating in the race. Want to get my little LandCruiser on the road!

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 12:32 PM

View Posthurleyanne, on Sep 17 2007, 09:05 PM, said:

Hello? What's happening with the race? There hasn't been an update in 2.5 months. You've had my TB for 4 months... Any chance the race will be starting any time soon? If not then I'd prefer you to place it in a cache soon instead of participating in the race. Want to get my little LandCruiser on the road!



I am so sorry about the delay, I have had some serious family issues come up, and I haven't had the chance to get thngs rolling.

I have a couple of spots chosen to start the race, and I will keep everyone posted as soon as I can.
Again, so very sorry!

Marc

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 01:41 AM

View PostQueens Borrowers, on Dec 5 2007, 09:32 PM, said:

View Posthurleyanne, on Sep 17 2007, 09:05 PM, said:

Hello? What's happening with the race? There hasn't been an update in 2.5 months. You've had my TB for 4 months... Any chance the race will be starting any time soon? If not then I'd prefer you to place it in a cache soon instead of participating in the race. Want to get my little LandCruiser on the road!



I am so sorry about the delay, I have had some serious family issues come up, and I haven't had the chance to get thngs rolling.

I have a couple of spots chosen to start the race, and I will keep everyone posted as soon as I can.
Again, so very sorry!

Marc


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