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Great Canadian Travel Bug Race 2009-2010 Second Annual Canadian Travel Bug Race

#1 User is offline   TheLegoFool&Missus 

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  Posted 05 February 2009 - 01:02 PM

Good day everyone!

I am currently seeking individuals who would be interested in joining the Queens Borrowers Second Annual Travel Bug Race, The Great Canadian Travel Bug Race 2009-2010

After our first race, which can be found at http://queensborrowers.wordpress.com , we have decided to continue the tradition with a second race.

All are welcome to join, even if you are not from Canada. Although the race is in Canada, you don't have to be.

Here is the rundown on the upcoming race.

Basic Rules:
1. TB’s 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!

We will set up different stats...

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

Provinces to cross....

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

Estimated Start Date: July 1st, 2009
Estimated End Date: June 31st, 2010

If you are interested, please email me at legojo@gmail.com for more information.

Sponsors, Donations and Prizes Needed!

Sponsors and Donators will receive special mention on the cache page, and on all web pages related to the race. Please help us out like last race's sponsors...

wild wiggly beans at www.worldcaching.com
Sam Inc at www.saminc.com
GPS Central at www.gpscentral.ca

If you wish to contribute to the prizes for the race, please contact me at legojo@gmail.com for more information

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 07:54 AM

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 04:27 AM

I'm in and will send you my TB this week.

Thanks and best regards
Anita

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 09:12 AM

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  Posted 03 March 2009 - 09:09 AM

Our first racer has arrived in the mail today, all the way from Switzerland!

Welcome and good luck Anita!

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  Posted 09 March 2009 - 02:19 PM

Still looking for racers

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 09:57 PM

View PostQueens Borrowers, on Mar 3 2009, 06:09 PM, said:

Our first racer has arrived in the mail today, all the way from Switzerland!

Welcome and good luck Anita!


Great to see that you received my little racer :)

I hope that many more will join this race.

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  Posted 10 March 2009 - 09:10 AM

We have four more confirmed, just waiting for the racers to show up

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  Posted 14 March 2009 - 02:59 PM

View PostQueens Borrowers, on Mar 10 2009, 10:10 AM, said:

We have four more confirmed, just waiting for the racers to show up


if I use a drilled geocoin for my TB tags - is that ok?

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 04:58 PM

This sounds fun...are we sending all the racers to begin with you or can we send them to others in BC? What is the order for the Atlantic provinces? We had some tb's move around Australia before we got here, now I think we'll send some to Canada before we move back :)

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 11:05 AM

Just got my TB tags today and attaching them on to some racers. So far myself (Smiling Scott), Pitbull14, Skelly, and HappyJax will be entering. Will send them to you soon.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 11:27 PM

Great the number of racers is growing! That will be fun!

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 11:12 PM

Hello,

I am sending an email today to request more information.

Thank you,

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 02:12 AM

We are having a similar race here in South Africa.

Last year we had 16 entrants and this year a whopping 47.
The race page can be seen at www.sageostats.co.za/tbrace
We are now two weeks into the race.

If you want to keep score in a similar fashion as what we doing PM me (email address is in my profile). I will gladly give all PHP code under creative commons licence (do with it what you want, but share it again).

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 06:12 AM

I'd like to join the race - I've just bought a lovely orange vehicle especially for it...


Sending email...


MrsB

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 05:43 PM

I've got my racer ready and will mail it tomorrow. This baby oughta fly through those provinces...TB21RF8.

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 05:55 PM

I've got my racer ready and will mail it tomorrow. This baby oughta fly through those provinces...TB21RF8.

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 11:51 AM

6 Racers so far, with more on their way!

Thanks to everyone!

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 07:46 AM

My TB Micro Stig's Enzo Ferrari is in the hands of Purolator. Hopefully it will be there tomorrow.

Duncan

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 11:34 AM

View Postforthferalz, on Mar 14 2009, 03:59 PM, said:

View PostQueens Borrowers, on Mar 10 2009, 10:10 AM, said:

We have four more confirmed, just waiting for the racers to show up


if I use a drilled geocoin for my TB tags - is that ok?


By all means... that would be fine!
As long as it has wheels... :D

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 11:35 AM

Good day everyone!

I am currently seeking individuals who would be interested in joining the Queens Borrowers Second Annual Travel Bug Race, The Great Canadian Travel Bug Race 2009-2010

After our first race, which can be found at http://queensborrowers.wordpress.com , we have decided to continue the tradition with a second race.

All are welcome to join, even if you are not from Canada. Although the race is in Canada, you don't have to be.

Here is the rundown on the upcoming race.

Basic Rules:
1. TB’s 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!

We will set up different stats...

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

Provinces to cross....

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

Estimated Start Date: July 1st, 2009
Estimated End Date: June 31st, 2010

If you are interested, please email me at legojo@gmail.com for more information.

Sponsors, Donations and Prizes Needed!

Sponsors and Donators will receive special mention on the cache page, and on all web pages related to the race. Please help us out like last race's sponsors...

wild wiggly beans at www.worldcaching.com
Sam Inc at www.saminc.com
GPS Central at www.gpscentral.ca

If you wish to contribute to the prizes for the race, please contact me at legojo@gmail.com for more information

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 11:38 AM

View PostDamhuisClan, on Jun 14 2009, 03:12 AM, said:

We are having a similar race here in South Africa.

Last year we had 16 entrants and this year a whopping 47.
The race page can be seen at www.sageostats.co.za/tbrace
We are now two weeks into the race.

If you want to keep score in a similar fashion as what we doing PM me (email address is in my profile). I will gladly give all PHP code under creative commons licence (do with it what you want, but share it again).


That's a kewl page!

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 12:05 PM

Racers are at the starting gate, just waiting for the activation of the page.

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...51-0895b6830e89

Thanks to all

PS, you can still enter racers into the race

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 12:08 PM

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This post has been edited by Queens Borrowers: 30 June 2009 - 12:13 PM


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Posted 30 June 2009 - 12:13 PM

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 05:33 AM

Did my racer arrive yet?

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  Posted 09 July 2009 - 09:50 PM

View PostQueens Borrowers, on Jun 30 2009, 01:05 PM, said:

Racers are at the starting gate, just waiting for the activation of the page.

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...51-0895b6830e89

Thanks to all

PS, you can still enter racers into the race


Good to know, I'll be a late starter - give everyone a head start :blink:

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 10:59 PM

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3. First TB to reach the end cache, by stopping in each province, wins.


I know it's probably too obvious but....

By stopping in each province means "checking-in/out" at a cache in each of the 10 provinces / 3 territories in our big wide country - correct?

If there is no cache nearby (unless I started and seeded a cache), would a photo of a landmark with the TB in it be suffice?

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 06:18 AM

After a promising start to the race, it looks like Micro Stig may be MIA based on the last log entry for the cache it was in:

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A very innovative cache for sure! I enjoyed this one, except it needs some serious TLC. Seems that someone had thoroughly gone through the cache; not much left inside - not even a log book. Found a geocoin (TB1H1YE) floating around loose inside so grabbed it and moved it along to another geocache; no sign of any of the other TB's listed. TFTH!


That's too bad. Maybe it will turn up in a while, so I won't mark it missing yet. Fingers crossed!

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 09:42 PM

Hi everyone!

Sorry that this comes a little late, but I have had some sort of a very weird year, and I want to apologize for the delay in updating the race.

I will be trying to get this update done as soon as possible!

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