… March Scores

March Scores

The latest (March) race scores have been published, and we extend a hearty congratulations to Vintage 60s Roadrunner [grannie545] for racking up a hefty 21,826 points! Yowsers! that’s more points than 2nd place racer,  T-Moble Cell 1 [Pirates of Columbia] scored for the entire race. But hang in there, we’re not at the half-way point; there’s lots of racing left.

 New Pics

Forty-two pics for the month of March have been uploaded to the Race Gallery. Team Angry Birds [Decer] and V’s United Kingdom [Vauction] are well represented. Seems like the geomules enjoyed taking and uploading photos of their TBs.

Also, our bugs have visited some interesting places during March: Stellar’s Racing Gopher [Stellarscapes] is pictured at the 911 Pentagon Memorial in VA. Chelle’s Racer – Ghost Plushie [TeamKelChelle] made a trip to Kralovehradecky Kraj, Czech Republic (anyone know how to pronounce it?). Vintage 60′s Roadrunner [granne545] is seen in Northern Territory, Australia. ST.FU’s Cache Zone Cone [ST.FU] took a plunge and is pictured, submerged, in St. Croix, Virgin Islands; yes, you can see the little fishies! And finally, Master Yoda [Piger] is pictured next to a gnome in PA (I’ve often wondered how Luke didn’t step on the little guy).

Race on!

March 2014 Scores

Ranking Points Travel Bug Bug ID Geo Name
1 41419.30 Vintage 60's Roadrunner
Vintage 60′s Roadrunner
TB65B7N grannie545
2 19624.90 TMoble cell 1
TMoble cell 1
TB5KK85 Pirates of Columbia
3 17751.84 GeoJoe
GeoJoe
TB5JDNN Team4G
4 13080.40 My 2 Cents
My 2 Cents
TB5BDTG Schlepdawg23
5 11398.80 PA 1968 COPO Camaro
PA 1968 COPO Camaro
TB4WVGZ PaddleAway
6 11111.80 Leap Frogger
Leap Frogger
TB5YT7D KarebearAnnie
7 9092.60 PA 1971 Hemi Cuda
PA 1971 Hemi Cuda
TB4WXFX PaddleAway
8 8184.50 ST.FU's Cache Zone Cone
ST.FU’s Cache Zone Cone
TB54FR3 ST.FU
9 8120.40 Vs London Eye
Vs London Eye
TB596GQ Vauction
10 8044.40 Green Army Guy
Green Army Guy
TB4JMQ5 Geo Wot Wot
11 7739.15 Yellow Matthew
Yellow Matthew
TB5JT03 Braillercd
12 6584.00 Fly Fly Away
Fly Fly Away
TB5QHDA Catching caches
13 6580.40 Purple Sarah
Purple Sarah
TB5JRYW Braillercd
14 6489.70 "Bomb" - Team Angry Birds
“Bomb” – Team Angry Birds
TB5MT10 Decer
15 6101.60 Green Pig
Green Pig
TB5HKM2 Nancyroo
16 5873.30 "Red" - Team Angry Birds
“Red” – Team Angry Birds
TB5YP01 Decer
17 5869.20 Yoda
Yoda
TB66TBV Piger
18 5805.90 Riolu The Creeper
Riolu The Creeper
TB5K32X Greyvin
19 5684.10 Chelle's Racer - Ghost Plushie
Chelle’s Racer – Ghost Plushie
TB4JWXT TeamKelChelle
20 5606.20 PA 1969 Ford Torino Talladega
PA 1969 Ford Torino Talladega
TB4WVFJ PaddleAway
21 5485.80 Pilgrim Duck
Pilgrim Duck
TB5KQVJ ArubaXpress
22 4776.70 Cavern Ghost Buster
Cavern Ghost Buster
TB5JA30 agility3d
23 4362.00 Yoshi of Team Mario
Yoshi of Team Mario
TB63FC1 madhauler
24 4345.99 Love Lasts 4Ever
Love Lasts 4Ever
TB63C5Q KarebearAnnie
25 4318.60 Vs Travel Horse
Vs Travel Horse
TB5Q5GP Vauction
26 4292.09 Cruisin' & Cachin'
Cruisin’ & Cachin’
TB54EV4 Team4G
27 4287.20 Vs United Kingdom Flag Tag
Vs United Kingdom Flag Tag
TB592NR Vauction
28 4077.00 Eddie's Offroad Racer 2013-2014
Eddie’s Offroad Racer 2013-2014
TB5XX1Z nater104
29 3948.10 Bat Cave
Bat Cave
TB5JA38 agility3d
30 3940.60 It's a Natural Race
It’s a Natural Race
TB5JA37 Piacapseal
31 3835.90 The Natural
The Natural
TB5JA3W agility3d
32 3805.10 Vader's Sunfire Aussome
Vader’s Sunfire Aussome
TB4KJ7F Piacapseal
33 3748.40 "Chuck" - Team Angry Birds
“Chuck” – Team Angry Birds
TB5YNYT Decer
34 3668.40 Vs Got Milk
Vs Got Milk
TB513ZK Vauction
35 3603.33 Pink Pig
Pink Pig
TB5BCHP Nancyroo
36 3371.80 LL Cool Bean
LL Cool Bean
TB63FBW madhauler
37 3038.70 Tank You
Tank You
TB5JJMK TeamTuma
38 3001.50 Dicey's Sunfire Aussome
Dicey’s Sunfire Aussome
TB4KDH5 agility3d
39 2550.90 Droid X
Droid X
TB4J9DC Pirates of Columbia
40 2475.40 Kel's Racer - Indiana Jones
Kel’s Racer – Indiana Jones
TB4JQ2Q TeamKelChelle
41 2310.30 Ruby's BOO Factor
Ruby’s BOO Factor
TB5JA2G Piacapseal
42 2067.50 Captain
Captain
TB40HEZ Catching Caches
43 2049.30 Lady Liberty Duck
Lady Liberty Duck
TB5KQVW ArubaXpress
44 1901.10 SP 1
SP 1
TB5QHC4 Catching Caches
45 1895.50 Cute Green Guy
Cute Green Guy
TB4927Y Braillercd
46 1826.10 Chewie
Chewie
TB66TBX Piger
47 1553.80 "Blue Jay" - Team Angry Birds
“Blue Jay” – Team Angry Birds
TB5YNYV Decer
48 1465.40 Lowe's 31 - KT Racing Tea
Lowe’s 31 – KT Racing Tea
TB60E6P KathieTravels
49 1433.60 Winnie The Pooh Traveler
Winnie The Pooh Traveler
TBHNRK Gilwell1
50 1393.10 PA 1970 Monte Carlo
PA 1970 Monte Carlo
TB4XNJK PaddleAway
51 1248.90 Dune Buggy, No Sand
Dune Buggy, No Sand
TB2X90Q slowdownracer
52 1076.60 Nature Smurf Geocacher
Nature Smurf Geocacher
TB5JRZF Braillercd
53 935.90 My Daughter, My Friend
My Daughter, My Friend
TB3PPN6 Bus Catchers
54 875.20 3 Stooges Curly
3 Stooges Curly
TB40M70 Pirates of Columbia
55 831.30 BLUE DUCK
BLUE DUCK
TB4Y579 Schlepdawg23
56 710.90 Tardis
Tardis
TB5HWN7 micki7
57 688.20 R2D2
R2D2
TB66TBQ Piger
58 672.10 PA 1971 Dodge Charger
PA 1971 Dodge Charger
TB4WVG2 PaddleAway
59 632.50 Blue Pig
Blue Pig
TB5HKNA Nancyroo
60 590.60 Laddie, The Racing Collie
Laddie, The Racing Collie
TB5KD1P djknouse
61 590.56 Road Runner #1
Road Runner #1
TB4KPEV pynk
62 580.20 Sneaker
Sneaker
TB63FC0 madhauler
63 570.65 Flower Power Pink
Flower Power Pink
TB5KD2R pynk
64 553.00 Samsung Cell#1
Samsung Cell#1
TB4J38P Pirates of Columbia
65 524.90 Boba Fett
Boba Fett
TB66TBN Piger
66 504.20 Green Jeep Racer
Green Jeep Racer
TB5YWMQ Rrrbt202
67 429.10 Stellar's Racing Gopher
Stellar’s Racing Gopher
TB3PPEM Stellarscapes
68 424.20 Road Runner #2
Road Runner #2
TB48KVB pynk
69 412.10 Mr. Smooch's Orange Racer
Mr. Smooch’s Orange Racer
TB5Q1G4 TheSmooches
70 376.60 Coors Light 42 - KT Racing Team
Coors Light 42 – KT Racing Team
TB60E80 KathieTravels
71 333.34 Geotracker Smurf
Geotracker Smurf
TB5JRZN Braillercd
72 330.43 Skully
Skully
TB5YT8Z TeamTuma
73 287.70 Mario of Team Mario
Mario of Team Mario
TB63FC4 madhauler
74 283.10 Mmmmmm Donuts
Mmmmmm Donuts
TB5HTPX Schlepdawg23
75 276.60 Purple Pig
Purple Pig
TB5HKMJ Nancyroo
76 230.40 Foxy
Foxy
TB5CTJ1 KarebearAnnie
77 165.90 Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs TB
Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs TB
TB55AZG ArubaXpress
78 154.10 Vs Beep Beep
Vs Beep Beep
TB58TQN Vauction
79 140.50 "Pig" - Team Angry Birds
“Pig” – Team Angry Birds
TB5YP11 Decer
80 138.29 McDonald's 94 - KT Racing Team
McDonald’s 94 – KT Racing Team
TB60E6Q KathieTravels
81 128.12 Musikfest 2007
Musikfest 2007
TB5KQV2 ArubaXpress
82 104.00 Muggsy's Scout
Muggsy’s Scout
TB63FBP Muggsy8legsmalone
83 54.60 Rescue Me
Rescue Me
TB5JJN0 TeamTuma
84 44.70 Clear Pig
Clear Pig
TB5HV8T Nancyroo
85 34.90 I'll walk if I have to!
I’ll walk if I have to!
TB4XBAC Stethe
86 27.40 Fren-Z's Pooh III
Fren-Z’s Pooh III
TB2TGXP Fren-Z
87 25.00 Africa Yakker
Africa Yakker
TB5JA34 agility3d
87 25.00 Flower Power Blue
Flower Power Blue
TB5KD24 djknouse
87 25.00 Fren-Z's Pooh IV
Fren-Z’s Pooh IV
TB2TGZX Fren-Z
88 24.30 Get My Goat
Get My Goat
TB41V15 Geo-Ben
89 16.90 Lucky 6
Lucky 6
TB5JDNJ Team4G
90 12.30 Kizz me
Kizz me
TB58G1D TeamTuma
91 11.40 Kodak 4 - KT Racing Team
Kodak 4 – KT Racing Team
TB60EC1 KathieTravels
92 0.30 Breezy's Travels
Breezy’s Travels
TB2NB0H Linda.Cache
93 0.00 Chimchar The Fire Monkey
Chimchar The Fire Monkey
TB5K32D Jurassic Attack
93 0.00 Flower Power Bus
Flower Power Bus
TB5KD35 djknouse
93 0.00 Foot Moose
Foot Moose
TB4BPP7 Geo-Ben
93 0.00 Golden Jeep
Golden Jeep
TB5KK94 Pirates of Columbia
93 0.00 Green Hamster Surfer
Green Hamster Surfer
TB4KMW1 Geo Tucker
93 0.00 Holy Bat Cave
Holy Bat Cave
TB5JA32 Piacapseal
93 0.00 Mickey's Hearts Desire
Mickey’s Hearts Desire
TB5JA33 Piacapseal
93 0.00 Nathan Jr's Offroad Racer TB 2013-2014
Nathan Jr’s Offroad Racer TB 2013-2014
TB60JPH nater104
93 0.00 Nathan's Offroad Racer TB 2013-2014
Nathan’s Offroad Racer TB 2013-2014
TB5YX24 nater104
93 0.00 Piplup
Piplup
TB5K32F ~geodude~
93 0.00 Road Runner #3
Road Runner #3
TB48KTY pynk
93 0.00 Turtwig
Turtwig
TB5K329 Greyvin
93 0.00 Wizard's Dragon
Wizard’s Dragon
TB63FBN Wizard1626
93 0.00 Yankee Zombie
Yankee Zombie
TB64HMG TeamTuma

…Thirty-Ninth to Fourth Place?

Current Top Five for February:

As you probably noticed, the current top three racers, for the month of February remain the same: 1) Vintage 60′s Roadrunner [grannie545] 19,569 pts, 2) Leap Frogger [KarebearAnnie] 11,137 pts, 3) T-Moble Cell 1 [Pirates of Columbia] 9,900 pts. However there were two major changes for fourth and fifth places.

How does a bug that’s in ninth place in January, jump up four places in February and slide into fifth? A geomule moves your bug some 1,700 miles, from Pennsylvania to the Virgin Islands. And that’s exactly what happened to ST.FU’s Cache Zone Cone [ST.FU]. Oh yes, there will probably be an additional 1,700 miles for the trip back home in the near future.

What’s even better is leaping from thirty-ninth to fourth place; that’s a jump of thirty-five places! At the end of January, your bug has a mediocre 773 points; it’s just puttering along. Then seemingly out of nowhere, it’s in fourth place with 9,794 points! How does this happen?

It’s rather simple: Your geomule moves your bug from Florida, to Tennessee, to Georgia; about 700 miles over a few days. Then takes a flying 7,100 mile leap to Incheon, South Korea, followed by 500 miles to China, and finishes with 500 more miles back to Incheon. That’s a total of some 9,000 points for the month of February! And to put some pressure on the current leaders, in early March the geomule flew back to Tennessee and added lots more miles! (You can do the math!) Well done, GeoJoe [Team4G]!

Will we have a new leader at the end of March?

Race on!

February 2014 Scores

Ranking Points Travel Bug Bug ID Geo Name
1 19593.80 Vintage 60's Roadrunner
Vintage 60′s Roadrunner
TB65B7N grannie545
2 11111.80 Leap Frogger
Leap Frogger
TB5YT7D KarebearAnnie
3 9900.30 TMoble cell 1
TMoble cell 1
TB5KK85 Pirates of Columbia
4 9819.30 GeoJoe
GeoJoe
TB5JDNN Team4G
5 6826.10 PA 1968 COPO Camaro
PA 1968 COPO Camaro
TB4WVGZ PaddleAway
6 6621.70 ST.FU's Cache Zone Cone
ST.FU’s Cache Zone Cone
TB54FR3 ST.FU
7 6580.40 Purple Sarah
Purple Sarah
TB5JRYW Braillercd
8 6401.00 Fly Fly Away
Fly Fly Away
TB5QHDA Catching caches
9 6009.10 Green Pig
Green Pig
TB5HKM2 Nancyroo
10 5805.90 Riolu The Creeper
Riolu The Creeper
TB5K32X Greyvin
11 5780.00 Vs London Eye
Vs London Eye
TB596GQ Vauction
12 5410.40 "Red" - Team Angry Birds
“Red” – Team Angry Birds
TB5YP01 Decer
12 5410.40 Yoda
Yoda
TB66TBV Piger
13 5375.10 Green Army Guy
Green Army Guy
TB4JMQ5 Geo Wot Wot
14 5164.70 PA 1971 Hemi Cuda
PA 1971 Hemi Cuda
TB4WXFX PaddleAway
15 4947.60 Chelle's Racer - Ghost Plushie
Chelle’s Racer – Ghost Plushie
TB4JWXT TeamKelChelle
16 4765.75 Yellow Matthew
Yellow Matthew
TB5JT03 Braillercd
17 4362.00 Yoshi of Team Mario
Yoshi of Team Mario
TB63FC1 madhauler
18 4318.60 Vs Travel Horse
Vs Travel Horse
TB5Q5GP Vauction
19 3805.10 Vader's Sunfire Aussome
Vader’s Sunfire Aussome
TB4KJ7F Piacapseal
20 3668.40 Vs Got Milk
Vs Got Milk
TB513ZK Vauction
21 3603.33 Pink Pig
Pink Pig
TB5BCHP Nancyroo
22 3591.30 My 2 Cents
My 2 Cents
TB5BDTG Schlepdawg23
23 3403.79 Love Lasts 4Ever
Love Lasts 4Ever
TB63C5Q KarebearAnnie
24 3230.90 Vs United Kingdom Flag Tag
Vs United Kingdom Flag Tag
TB592NR Vauction
25 3038.70 Tank You
Tank You
TB5JJMK TeamTuma
26 2998.40 Bat Cave
Bat Cave
TB5JA38 agility3d
27 2909.00 "Bomb" - Team Angry Birds
“Bomb” – Team Angry Birds
TB5MT10 Decer
28 2666.30 It's a Natural Race
It’s a Natural Race
TB5JA37 Piacapseal
29 2594.20 The Natural
The Natural
TB5JA3W agility3d
30 2550.90 Droid X
Droid X
TB4J9DC Pirates of Columbia
31 2534.70 LL Cool Bean
LL Cool Bean
TB63FBW madhauler
32 2513.20 "Chuck" - Team Angry Birds
“Chuck” – Team Angry Birds
TB5YNYT Decer
33 2475.40 Kel's Racer - Indiana Jones
Kel’s Racer – Indiana Jones
TB4JQ2Q TeamKelChelle
34 2473.20 PA 1969 Ford Torino Talladega
PA 1969 Ford Torino Talladega
TB4WVFJ PaddleAway
35 2067.50 Captain
Captain
TB40HEZ Catching Caches
36 1895.50 Cute Green Guy
Cute Green Guy
TB4927Y Braillercd
37 1816.00 Chewie
Chewie
TB66TBX Piger
38 1656.69 Cruisin' & Cachin'
Cruisin’ & Cachin’
TB54EV4 Team4G
39 1619.50 Dicey's Sunfire Aussome
Dicey’s Sunfire Aussome
TB4KDH5 agility3d
40 1465.40 Lowe's 31 - KT Racing Tea
Lowe’s 31 – KT Racing Tea
TB60E6P KathieTravels
41 1255.90 Winnie The Pooh Traveler
Winnie The Pooh Traveler
TBHNRK Gilwell1
42 1224.10 PA 1970 Monte Carlo
PA 1970 Monte Carlo
TB4XNJK PaddleAway
43 952.60 Luigi of Team Mario
Luigi of Team Mario
TB63FBK madhauler
44 935.90 My Daughter, My Friend
My Daughter, My Friend
TB3PPN6 Bus Catchers
45 779.70 Lady Liberty Duck
Lady Liberty Duck
TB5KQVW ArubaXpress
46 752.80 Pilgrim Duck
Pilgrim Duck
TB5KQVJ ArubaXpress
47 688.20 R2D2
R2D2
TB66TBQ Piger
48 667.80 "Blue Jay" - Team Angry Birds
“Blue Jay” – Team Angry Birds
TB5YNYV Decer
49 637.60 Ruby's BOO Factor
Ruby’s BOO Factor
TB5JA2G Piacapseal
50 570.65 Flower Power Pink
Flower Power Pink
TB5KD2R pynk
51 564.80 Laddie, The Racing Collie
Laddie, The Racing Collie
TB5KD1P djknouse
52 564.76 Road Runner #1
Road Runner #1
TB4KPEV pynk
53 553.00 Samsung Cell#1
Samsung Cell#1
TB4J38P Pirates of Columbia
54 541.30 Blue Pig
Blue Pig
TB5HKNA Nancyroo
55 500.80 BLUE DUCK
BLUE DUCK
TB4Y579 Schlepdawg23
56 499.60 3 Stooges Curly
3 Stooges Curly
TB40M70 Pirates of Columbia
57 430.60 Boba Fett
Boba Fett
TB66TBN Piger
58 424.60 Nature Smurf Geocacher
Nature Smurf Geocacher
TB5JRZF Braillercd
59 424.20 Road Runner #2
Road Runner #2
TB48KVB pynk
60 414.50 Tardis
Tardis
TB5HWN7 micki7
61 412.10 Mr. Smooch's Orange Racer
Mr. Smooch’s Orange Racer
TB5Q1G4 TheSmooches
62 398.50 PA 1971 Dodge Charger
PA 1971 Dodge Charger
TB4WVG2 PaddleAway
63 330.43 Skully
Skully
TB5YT8Z TeamTuma
64 287.70 Mario of Team Mario
Mario of Team Mario
TB63FC4 madhauler
65 276.60 Purple Pig
Purple Pig
TB5HKMJ Nancyroo
66 230.40 Foxy
Foxy
TB5CTJ1 KarebearAnnie
67 220.60 Eddie's Offroad Racer 2013-2014
Eddie’s Offroad Racer 2013-2014
TB5XX1Z nater104
68 201.70 SP 1
SP 1
TB5QHC4 Catching Caches
69 199.54 Geotracker Smurf
Geotracker Smurf
TB5JRZN Braillercd
70 165.90 Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs TB
Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs TB
TB55AZG ArubaXpress
71 154.10 Vs Beep Beep
Vs Beep Beep
TB58TQN Vauction
72 150.80 Mmmmmm Donuts
Mmmmmm Donuts
TB5HTPX Schlepdawg23
73 138.29 McDonald's 94 - KT Racing Team
McDonald’s 94 – KT Racing Team
TB60E6Q KathieTravels
74 128.12 Musikfest 2007
Musikfest 2007
TB5KQV2 ArubaXpress
75 62.80 Dune Buggy, No Sand
Dune Buggy, No Sand
TB2X90Q slowdownracer
76 54.60 Rescue Me
Rescue Me
TB5JJN0 TeamTuma
77 44.70 Clear Pig
Clear Pig
TB5HV8T Nancyroo
78 40.70 Green Jeep Racer
Green Jeep Racer
TB5YWMQ Rrrbt202
79 34.90 I'll walk if I have to!
I’ll walk if I have to!
TB4XBAC Stethe
80 25.00 Flower Power Blue
Flower Power Blue
TB5KD24 djknouse
80 25.00 Fren-Z's Pooh III
Fren-Z’s Pooh III
TB2TGXP Fren-Z
80 25.00 Fren-Z's Pooh IV
Fren-Z’s Pooh IV
TB2TGZX Fren-Z
80 25.00 Sneaker
Sneaker
TB63FC0 madhauler
81 16.90 Lucky 6
Lucky 6
TB5JDNJ Team4G
82 12.30 Kizz me
Kizz me
TB58G1D TeamTuma
83 10.50 "Pig" - Team Angry Birds
“Pig” – Team Angry Birds
TB5YP11 Decer
84 3.87 Kodak 4 - KT Racing Team
Kodak 4 – KT Racing Team
TB60EC1 KathieTravels
85 2.40 Coors Light 42 - KT Racing Team
Coors Light 42 – KT Racing Team
TB60E80 KathieTravels
86 0.00 Africa Yakker
Africa Yakker
TB5JA34 agility3d
86 0.00 Breezy's Travels
Breezy’s Travels
TB2NB0H Linda.Cache
86 0.00 Cavern Ghost Buster
Cavern Ghost Buster
TB5JA30 agility3d
86 0.00 Chimchar The Fire Monkey
Chimchar The Fire Monkey
TB5K32D Jurassic Attack
86 0.00 Flower Power Bus
Flower Power Bus
TB5KD35 djknouse
86 0.00 Foot Moose
Foot Moose
TB4BPP7 Geo-Ben
86 0.00 Get My Goat
Get My Goat
TB41V15 Geo-Ben
86 0.00 Golden Jeep
Golden Jeep
TB5KK94 Pirates of Columbia
86 0.00 Green Hamster Surfer
Green Hamster Surfer
TB4KMW1 Geo Tucker
86 0.00 Holy Bat Cave
Holy Bat Cave
TB5JA32 Piacapseal
86 0.00 Mickey's Hearts Desire
Mickey’s Hearts Desire
TB5JA33 Piacapseal
86 0.00 Mrs. Smooch's Bling Thing
Mrs. Smooch’s Bling Thing
TB5Q1FN TheSmooches
86 0.00 Muggsy's Scout
Muggsy’s Scout
TB63FBP Muggsy8legsmalone
86 0.00 Nathan Jr's Offroad Racer TB 2013-2014
Nathan Jr’s Offroad Racer TB 2013-2014
TB60JPH nater104
86 0.00 Nathan's Offroad Racer TB 2013-2014
Nathan’s Offroad Racer TB 2013-2014
TB5YX24 nater104
86 0.00 Piplup
Piplup
TB5K32F ~geodude~
86 0.00 Road Runner #3
Road Runner #3
TB48KTY pynk
86 0.00 Stellar's Racing Gopher
Stellar’s Racing Gopher
TB3PPEM Stellarscapes
86 0.00 Turtwig
Turtwig
TB5K329 Greyvin
86 0.00 Wizard's Dragon
Wizard’s Dragon
TB63FBN Wizard1626
86 0.00 Yankee Zombie
Yankee Zombie
TB64HMG TeamTuma

… A Small Dilemma

Fellow racers, I have a bit of a dilemma:

Short Version:

Unintentionally, I have ended up moving 2 of our racers.

Long Version:

This past Sunday, Feb. 23, as many of you know, I hosted an event called “Decer’s Intervention & Therapy Group.” The event focused on trackables. At the TB drop/exchange table, attendees dropped dozens and dozens of trackables. When it was time to depart, some 50 trackables had been left; among them were two of our racers.

Since I was among the last to go, I couldn’t leave those TBs on the table; the cleaning crew would toss them. Therefore, I took all of them with me and logged them into my account.

Now that I’m back on the road, I’m putting miles on these two racers. I’m doing my best to get them dropped in a TB motel ASAP. But like many of you have found, huge snow banks, now ice banks, are making caching very difficult. Today, I was unable to access my cache in western PA because it was buried under a 3′ chunk of ice!

Why am I telling you this? Because someone will read the logs of the race, and question why madhauler logged miles for the competition. Also, I wanted to be “above board” and inform everyone of my dilemma.

Race on!

Mid-February:

Here’s what the top ten bugs have done for the first half of February:

  • 10th–Yoshi of Team Mario: No miles
  • 9th–Yoda: No miles
  • 9th–Red – Team Angry Birds: No miles
  • 8th–PA 1971 Hemi Cuda: 2 miles
  • 7th–V’s London Eye: No miles
  • 6th–Riolu the Creeper: No miles
  • 5th–Green Pig: No miles
  • 4th–Purple Sarah: Around 200 miles
  • 3rd–T-Mobile Cell 1: No miles
  • 2nd–Leap Frogger: Around 125 miles
  • 1st–Vintage 60′s Roadrunner: Around 6,600 miles

Some time in early February, Vintage 60′s Roadrunner [grannie545] took a small leap from CA to New Zealand; some 6,500 miles! This bug is going to be tough to beat, but take heart, there’s lots more racing to follow!

Slice of Good News:

It appears that Winnie The Pooh Traveler [Gilwell1] has been mistakenly logged as missing by the geomule. A few days after they sent the “missing message,” they reported that it was sent in error, and Winnie is fine. Good news for Gilwell1 and everyone else who were holding their breath in anticipation.

Race on!

… January Racing Highlights

January Race Highlights:

Oh no! It happened! Just when a TB takes an especially nice, long trip, such as to Australia, and just when that bug slides solidly into first place (for December ’13), then it seems geomule “umph” disappears to nothing. NOT A THING!

Upon landing in Australia and taking first place in December, T-Mobile Cell 1 [Pirates of Columbia] has not budged an inch! The last time this bug moved was December 11; that’s nearly two months. OUCH! After picking up this TB in NJ, stopping in CA, then arriving in New South Wales, Australia, this bug has stalled! And what has this allowed? Not one, but TWO TBs to slip by and take first and second place, while hovering into third place.

Congratulations to our new leader: Vintage 60′s Roadrunner [grannie545], and to 2nd place leader, Leap Frogger [KarebearAnnie]! While T-Movile Cell 1 was snoozing, they skipped into the top two positions. But also note, for the past two months, these top three TBs remain in the top three positions, only they’ve traded places. It will be interesting to observe what will happen at the close of February!

Congratulations also to the remaining top five: Purple Sarah [BraillerCD] and Green Pig [Nancyroo]. This is the first time these two bugs have made it to the top five. Well done!

Latest Pics:

Cachers uploaded 38 pics for the month of January; they have been posted and are available for your perusal.

MIA:

Luigi of Team Mario [madhauler]. It was dropped in “Turpine” (GC3AFFH), but no cacher has made mention of seeing it. Madhauler, on one of his trips across the Ohio Turnpike, I-80, stopped by in Mid-January and confirmed that his TB was missing. In fact, it is very unlikely that the small pill bottle cache was large enough to hold Luigi. Adding to the mystery, the geomules, who allegedly dropped him have a total of 2 finds; obviously, very inexperienced cachers. According to their profile, they created their geocaching account on Oct. 2, 2013, and the last time they last visited the website was Oct. 2, 2013. Hmm…. Looks like a short-lived caching career. Such are the fates of our racers.

Mrs. Smooch’s Bling Thing [TheSmooches]. A local cacher sent the dreaded “This trackable has been marked missing” message. The TB was dropped in a cache in WV, where it had been discovered several times. Then, about a month later, another cacher sent the “missing” message. Unfortunately, this bug scored no points. It would be nice if it could return to the race!

Winnie The Pooh Traveler [Gilwell1]. This racer also received the “marked missing” message, sent in by a local cacher. At least this bug did travel a few miles, from CT to the sunny, warm climes of FL. But after arriving in FL, it was discovered once, and then, about five weeks later, a cacher sent the “missing” message. At least Winnie scored 1,008 points. Who knows? Perhaps, it may return to the race!

Race on!