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Title: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Site Admin on December 28, 2014, 05:14:49 pm
This is the place for all discussion (unless you think your point deserves its own topic) for the
CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge (CWSBC) 2015

The race will begin at 0:00 on 1st January (2nd), and will end on 24th December 2015 at 0:00 (25th)
The SuperBike which travels the furthest will be declared the winner!

The Rules:


The official TB-run page for the race is now up and running here - CWSBC 2015 (http://www.tb-run.com/show-race-CWSBC2015.html)

How to join the race:
Please email admin@cachewalker.co.uk or Griff Grof with the public Travel Bug ID (TBxxxx), that you find on the 'details' page of your TB on Geocaching.com (please do not use the secret TB code that is printed on the tag) - you will be promptly added to the race.
There no limit for the number of participants.
Please note, you can only take part if your TB has a SuperBike attached to it! (If you weren't at Twixmas but would still like to take part please let Griff Grof know as he has a couple of spare bikes, or strongsRus who have several more!)
Therefore, you can still request to take part after the start date, but the sooner the better/further!


Please name your SuperBike in this format: CWSBC 2015 - [your caching name]

Let the race (and discussion) begin - 3,2,1... GO!
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: gaz_zippy on December 28, 2014, 05:54:10 pm
If I want to reuse an old TB do I need to delete all of the logs for it, or will the mileage only be calculated from when the race starts?
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Griff Grof on December 28, 2014, 05:56:25 pm
I'm pretty sure that it won't count any milage before the start date.

You could try  :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: gaz_zippy on December 28, 2014, 09:17:11 pm
Looks like it will start from zero so that is good, I will make sure the first move gets recorded correctly.
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: gaz_zippy on December 30, 2014, 12:59:03 pm
I uploaded a new image of my Superbike (with stabilisers...) to replace Paul Scholes, I selected make this the default image on upload, then deleted the old Paul Scholes photo, although on the TB race page Paul Scholes is still showing, any ideas as it looks a bit odd?
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Griff Grof on December 30, 2014, 02:14:46 pm
I'm sure it'll update eventually :)

About to post someone who wasn't at Twixmas a spare SuperBike... :)

If you would also like one please say, although I'll now only have two spares left - strongsRus have a bagful if they took the spares home :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Wrighty on December 30, 2014, 03:13:27 pm
Hopefully strongsRus will be posting us a couple of bikes.

Hope they fare better than our footballers.
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: tarmacjohn on December 30, 2014, 09:23:57 pm
One of my 2013 bikes has just landed back in the country after being to Australia and back. I will give it a few weeks to get home give it a service and a polish and send it off again as a 2015 bike.

If it doesn't get home I will release a new one.
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: walktall on December 30, 2014, 09:33:13 pm
As I've got one of mine back, minus the bike, seems right to send it out again with a new bike :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: walkingwood on January 01, 2015, 12:06:51 pm
Bike sorted, Tag affixed and sent off on it's way.. have mailed details to Admin...
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: walktall on January 01, 2015, 12:14:46 pm
Bike sorted, Tag affixed and sent off on it's way.. have mailed details to Admin...

Well done @walkingwood, another racer is off  ;D
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Gackt on January 01, 2015, 12:38:07 pm
I renamed mine to fall more into line with the other contestants. Don't know if an admin needs to update anything to show the new name, or if it will show the new name when the race page does its next update?
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Griff Grof on January 01, 2015, 12:54:41 pm
It updates automatically, I think I read images/names was once every few days, hence why @gaz_zippy 's and mine still show the footballer pictures - it'll all change eventually :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: gaz_zippy on January 01, 2015, 02:32:06 pm
I hope to drop mine off tomorrow if I can find a cache big enough, the SuperBike now has laminate sheet cable tied to it, inside a zip lock bag which also contains a TB mission sheet, not much more you can do to make it muggle proof really.
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: grizzly pair on January 02, 2015, 08:54:35 am
CWSBC 2015 - Grizzly Pair.
Fired up and ready to go. On its way to the Draycott event.
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: gaz_zippy on January 02, 2015, 05:01:04 pm
Mine wouldn't fit into the rock cache I found today, so still in my possession for now...
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: gaz_zippy on January 03, 2015, 04:59:27 pm
Dropped my SuperBike off today.
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: gaz_zippy on January 05, 2015, 10:45:22 am
I see my TB has now travelled 120 miles, I think this is an error... This TB is an old one that has been reused, so has previous mileage, visits etc... I think these miles are the distance travelled from the last cache to where I dropped it off, so if I change the log date to, say, 31st December 2014 for when I dropped it off will this reset the mileage back to zero so that when the current cacher in possession of it drops it off it will start its journey from that point?
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Griff Grof on January 05, 2015, 11:51:58 am
Ah yes, good point.

Or it may correct itself, a few years ago it had the Grizzly's at 23,000miles before it realised there was an error and it took them down to 17,000  :o It took a couple of months for it to correct though!
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: gaz_zippy on January 05, 2015, 12:47:30 pm
I've changed the date I dropped the TB to 31/12/2014, so hopefully the mileage will correct itself at some point in the near future...
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Wrighty on January 05, 2015, 08:34:03 pm
Our bikes are ready to go.

Details on the way.
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: gaz_zippy on January 06, 2015, 11:58:52 am
I see my SuperBike image is still a retired ginger footballer, but I also see that Griff's 'Henry' has transformed into a SuperBike, so there is hope yet.
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: sly2 on January 11, 2015, 11:39:48 am
 :'(  Sadly my SuperBike has been taken from my TB Hotel but not logged or moved on. It was taken by The Georgians (that's the name in the logbook) on 4 January but there's been no action since. So if anyone knows The Georgians could they ask them to get a move on and log the bike then move it on please?
I haven't been able to trace them on geocaching so I wonder if they've just started and don't know the ropes - if anyone can help in finding them please let me know!
Many thanks, Jane (Sly2)
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: gaz_zippy on January 11, 2015, 02:08:29 pm
I hope it turns up, a real shame if it has disappeared already, hopefully it is just newbies unsure what to do :-(

My mileage has now corrected downwards to 50 miles, so I am happy with that, although my super bike image is still a ginger footballer...
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Griff Grof on January 11, 2015, 07:02:59 pm
Sorry to hear that  @sly2  :( Hopefully it will turn up, or maybe you misread their name since their writing wasn't clear in the log? It sadly doesn't ring a bell though. As @walktall said on the CC shout box, the 4th of Jan wasn't too long ago, they may be slow loggers too  :)

@gaz_zippy, that's good - my image has reverted back to a footballer  :o ::)
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: gaz_zippy on January 13, 2015, 10:26:18 am
@Griff Grof I see your image is now back as a green Super Bike  ;D
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Gackt on January 14, 2015, 10:46:17 pm
Good to see a few miles on some of the bikes now. Not mine yet though  :P
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: gaz_zippy on January 17, 2015, 09:38:55 am
Image now changed. I logged in to tb-run, then clicked on my image where you have the option to request an image update, this runs once daily, so checked today and the ginger one has now been replaced by a super bike.
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Gackt on January 29, 2015, 06:26:33 pm
Think I will take a lunchtime walk tomorrow to the cache I dropped my bike in. The cache had a finder today but there was no mention of my bike  :-\
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Gackt on January 31, 2015, 09:29:29 am
Checked on the cache I put mine in on yesterday's lunch break walk. Good and bad news. Good, it's not lost. Bad, it's still there not moved.
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: sly2 on January 31, 2015, 03:22:01 pm
My Superbike has finally surfaced in the North Nibley TB rest stop (GC4JHGC) - unfortunately the cacher hasn't logged it out of my hotel or into the new one, or dropped off the TB. I do keep offering to help if they'd get in touch but no reply so far. So if anyone's around North Nibley I'd be very grateful if they could discover it in the cache, or take it and move it on to get the poor thing started! At least it hasn't disappeared off the face of the planet yet :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Bear and Ragged on January 31, 2015, 07:27:04 pm
Nice one. But pen missing from cache so couldn't log.
Yep. They're new!

Dropped off Green Superbike trackable TB6QQCV.
At least they used the TB ref number, and not the trackable number. Otherwise you'd have lots of "Discovered" logs.  :D

At least they dropped it off. Hope someone logs it correctly soon.
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: sly2 on January 31, 2015, 08:51:51 pm
Yep, really glad it's surfaced. I do keep offering to talk them through the logging process - hopefully they'll reply, but in the meantime at least there's a chance someone else will pick it up and move it on :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: sly2 on January 31, 2015, 09:05:39 pm
Attached is a photo of my SuperBike. Not sure how to add it to the race page, but just to show that it does exist :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Bear and Ragged on January 31, 2015, 10:05:06 pm
Attached is a photo of my SuperBike. Not sure how to add it to the race page, but just to show that it does exist :)

I think the site picks it up from the TB page.

It's been a while since I did a page for a TB, but from memory...  :-\

On the TB page:
Quote

Trackable Options

Add a Log Entry
Edit This Trackable
Upload an Image
Print Info Sheet
View in Google Earth

Select Upload Image.


Failing that...
Under Edit This Trackable there's another option to Upload Image
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Wrighty on February 14, 2015, 05:58:56 pm
Have just seen the Grizzlies bike has already clocked up a fair few miles.
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Gackt on February 17, 2015, 09:19:06 pm
The leader board is not updated yet, but mine is off the starting blocks finally, yay!  :D A long way still to catch the Grizzlies though  ;D
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Wrighty on February 17, 2015, 10:15:20 pm
My bike has made it to Scotland today and whilst out on the new Winchcombe series i picked up the The Jenks7 bike.
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Gackt on February 18, 2015, 08:39:39 pm
And you've roared into 2nd place @Wrighty :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Griff Grof on February 19, 2015, 08:37:57 am
Mine's still stuck in the Whopper :/
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Gackt on March 02, 2015, 07:14:51 am
Looks like there has been some decent progress by some of the bikes the last couple of days. I wait for the score board to updated in trepidation  to see if mine has gained a place or not. I've seen Mr @Wrighty has hit a four figure mileage and WalkingWood is on his tail, but have any others clicked up a gear?
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Griff Grof on March 02, 2015, 01:49:18 pm
Mine is still in the Whopper :D
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: gaz_zippy on March 04, 2015, 07:18:26 pm
Mine is on the move again, albeit not very far, just had to delete all of the visited logs between the pick up and drop off.
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: grizzly pair on April 12, 2015, 08:15:49 pm
We just picked up Wrighty's bike at 'it may be spring event' . It will be on its way as soon as it has had its service and MOT. ;D
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Gackt on April 18, 2015, 10:49:50 am
It's great to see all of the bikes have clocked up some mileage, and the leaders have some big mileage. @sly2 bike after a shaky start has roared into 2nd place.

Mine is in the possession of quite new cacher that say they are going to put it in their first cache. Keeping my fingers crossed at the moment that goes well.
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: sly2 on April 19, 2015, 08:20:06 am
Good luck, Gackt. Mine eventually got placed by a newbie, since when it's roared over to the Canaries and is now in France. Bon voyage :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: gaz_zippy on May 03, 2015, 07:00:07 pm
It has only taken 49 days, but my TB has now been dropped since being picked up from the British Library cache, although it is now in the TB graveyard that is Germany.
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: walktall on May 03, 2015, 10:15:41 pm
....... although it is now in the TB graveyard that is Germany.

Tell me about it ::)

I've got a 2013 CacheWalker Superbike Racer (http://coord.info/TB4CK51) that's been stuck in Germany since August last year and cachers keep dipping it for ages :o :(

And another TB (http://coord.info/TB4CK5E) was in a race from NZ back to the UK and got one in jump back to Europe but to Germany in Mar 2012 and disappeared sometime after Nov 2013 in Germany :(
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Gackt on June 04, 2015, 11:48:16 pm
Mine is slowly creeping up towards the 3rd position :)

Some of other good news, is that my 2013 bike (or at least the TB dogtag) has recently come back to life after I set it to missing in Dec last year, and some 16 months after it was seen last :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Wrighty on June 05, 2015, 08:24:02 am
The race is warming up nicely now.

I know my bike is of to America and Mrs Wrightys could be on the way to Switzerland 8)
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: grizzly pair on June 12, 2015, 01:38:08 am
We have just placed Wrighty's bike in GC86 in Vermont, USA, , Vermont's oldest cache.
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Gackt on July 11, 2015, 08:51:39 am
Waiting for the next race page update which should hopefully show my bike will have just edged into 4th. Still miles behind the podium positions though.
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Griff Grof on July 11, 2015, 09:07:15 am
Well done @Gackt  :)

Yes, it is going to be difficult for anyone to beat @grizzly pair at the moment - but never say never  :D
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Griff Grof on July 21, 2015, 11:42:24 am
Sadly it looks as if my bike has gone missing  :(

It was dropped into GCWVCW (http://coord.info/GCWVCW) and just a couple of weeks later one finder reported that there were no TBs in the cache.

However, hopefully it's out there somewhere as there were several finders in between  :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Griff Grof on August 20, 2015, 09:00:41 am
My bike has been found and is off to Norfolk  :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Gackt on August 23, 2015, 10:10:14 am
Good news on your bike Griff :)

Mine is stuttering around the German border.. moving, but very slowly.
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Gackt on October 10, 2015, 10:04:33 pm
Mine is currently doing tiny trips and getting discovered a lot in Germany  ::) At least it's moving a little.
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Griff Grof on October 13, 2015, 08:25:09 pm
No one seems to have moved a significant distance lately  :(

GP doing a great job and are, literally, miles ahead - who's going to provide them with some challenge?

Around two months to go, everything's still to play for.
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: gaz_zippy on October 30, 2015, 05:58:55 pm
TB finally escaped from Germany, now sunning itself in Florida, gone from 500 miles to 5,000 in one go!
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Griff Grof on November 03, 2015, 05:12:50 pm
Wow!

We're all still a long way behind Grizzly Pair though  :D

Anything can happen still!
Title: Re: CacheWalker SuperBike Challenge 2015
Post by: Wrighty on December 01, 2015, 04:47:19 pm
Mrs Wrighty making a late move,now in Thailand.