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Title: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: Site Admin on January 06, 2016, 07:28:52 pm
This is the place for all discussion (unless you think your point deserves its own topic) for the
CacheWalker Race To Rio 2016

The race will begin at 0:00 January 9th, and will end on 0:00 December 25th.
This year participants have attached either a gold medal or a RAF tag to their TBs. The first TB to reach Rio de Janeiro, the location for this year's Olympic Games, and the TB which travels the furthest will be declared the winners! If no TBs make it to Rio, the one which got closest will win the prize.

The Rules:


The official TB-run page for the race is now up and running here - CWR2R 2016 (http://www.tb-run.com/show-race.php?run=CWR2R)

How to join the race:
Please email griffgrof@cachewalker.co.uk or Griff Grof via his profile 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 gold medal or RAF tag attached to it! (Don't worry if you weren't at Twinew but would still like to take part! Please let Griff Grof know as he has some spare RAF tags/medals.)
Therefore, you can still request to take part after the start date, but the sooner the better/further!


Please name your TB in this format: CacheWalker Race To Rio - [your caching name]

Let the race (and discussion) begin - 3,2,1... GO!
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: Griff Grof on January 09, 2016, 05:08:39 pm
The race began at midnight!  :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: grizzly pair on February 05, 2016, 02:44:35 pm
Our TB will be released at an event  tomorrow. We have given everyone a month's head start this year to make it fair. ;D
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: Hogshunters on February 15, 2016, 09:16:11 am
We have just received a message about our TB -


CacheWalker Race to Rio - hogshunters (TB7D65J) has a new log:

Logged by: copperpot362
Log Type: Discovered It
Date: 2/8/2016
Type: Lackey Tag

Log:
On my way to Northampton for work I noticed this TB- having a TB in the same race I thought I would go and check it out, and dip my current TB for mileage!
Good luck!!!

(Sorry for delay in logging the discovery)


Is there another race as well as Cachewalker Race to Rio? Seems they must have different rules - I didn't think we could 'dip' ours into caches for mileage! Or have I got it wrong again.

Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: Griff Grof on February 15, 2016, 02:08:16 pm
Not aware of another race but there might be one. The rules could vary, dips don't count in ours.
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: Hogshunters on March 09, 2016, 09:02:28 am
I am so confused! Our TB has moved to Es Effo Bug Hotel in California, but our mileage is only 88 Miles! Have we [ or the people moving the TB on] done something wrong? Thanks for any help/advice. Jenny.
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: Griff Grof on March 09, 2016, 05:19:47 pm
It can take a few days to update the mileage. This has happened before so it's nothing to worry about  :)

If it hasn't updated within another week or two, we can make a note to add on the mileage to the final total at the end of the year (the TB page should indicate the distance travelled so we could get the figure from there).

Sure it'll update soon though  :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: Hogshunters on March 09, 2016, 07:26:41 pm
Many thanks Griff Grof - at least we haven't done something wrong!
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: Bear and Ragged on March 10, 2016, 11:02:50 pm
I am so confused! Our TB has moved to Es Effo Bug Hotel in California, but our mileage is only 88 Miles! Have we [ or the people moving the TB on] done something wrong? Thanks for any help/advice. Jenny.

On your TBs page, under the Trackable Options there is Actions which by default shows Mark Item Missing - there is another option in that list of: Recalculate Distance. Try it, it may update the mileage quicker than the systems regular updates.  :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: Hogshunters on March 11, 2016, 09:24:15 am
Thanks B&RS - it just seemed odd as it had put in the new cache but not the mileage. Thought we had done something wrong and that mileage didn't count!
We'll give that a go and see what happens - though to us its a bit of fun and don't want to get too 'hung up' about it, just want to get things right. Jenny  :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: tarmacjohn on March 11, 2016, 10:24:46 am
I am so confused! Our TB has moved to Es Effo Bug Hotel in California, but our mileage is only 88 Miles! Have we [ or the people moving the TB on] done something wrong? Thanks for any help/advice. Jenny.

It is only the first move by any cacher that counts against the mileage. So as Jaki Worthing took it to 'Get Cracking' which was 14.49 miles away then you won't get the mileage it did going to California.....At least I think that is the way it works, somebody may correct me
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: walktall on March 11, 2016, 11:55:10 am
It is only the first move by any cacher that counts against the mileage. So as Jaki Worthing took it to 'Get Cracking' which was 14.49 miles away then you won't get the mileage it did going to California.....At least I think that is the way it works, somebody may correct me

That's correct, only the first move counts if a cacher takes your TB to several caches before finally dropping it off.
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: Hogshunters on March 11, 2016, 01:20:56 pm
Oh dear! Thanks for putting us straight. Jenny  :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: grizzly pair on May 07, 2016, 05:50:29 pm
Something appears to have gone wrong with the race stats, after the last move our mileage has been reset to zero.
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: grizzly pair on May 08, 2016, 01:24:13 pm
There is now a note on the TB-RUN website saying that the mileages are wrong , the problem has been fixed , but the figures will not be corrected until after the next TB move.
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: Griff Grof on May 10, 2016, 08:21:42 pm
Oh no - mileage looks okay to me now, is it for you too? @grizzly pair
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: grizzly pair on May 11, 2016, 12:20:47 pm
The mileage has now corrected, our TB is back in 2nd place chasing down Pebbles&co
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: Hogshunters on June 12, 2016, 08:01:04 pm
Oh dear - we have been notified our TB is now missing in action - its no longer in the last cache it was placed in - a TB hotel in USA. So looks like we are out of the race, c'est la vie.  :'( Jenny and George
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: walktall on June 12, 2016, 09:46:10 pm
I wouldn't loose hope yet, TB's quite often resurface  :-\
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: Hogshunters on June 14, 2016, 01:00:08 pm
Oh we aren't bothered about losing it, just thought we should let Grif Grof know.
It wasn't anything special so can't think that someone has taken a 'fancy' to it, as you say WT it may re-surface - perhaps in Rio  :o
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: Griff Grof on June 17, 2016, 12:28:39 pm
Mine has reappeared one year so hope isn't lost!  :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: Hogshunters on June 29, 2016, 09:18:05 am
Just been notified our TB has turned up in Vancouver! No-one has logged its journey from USA to there so thats another load of miles we won't get!
But at least its back in the game. Jenny

Forgot to say the cacher who found it is taking it down to GeoWoodstock in Colorado - so its on its way back down towards Rio!
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: grizzly pair on September 25, 2016, 08:39:57 pm
Our TB got within sight of Brazil and then diverted back to America, then Scotland and then back to America, clocking up lots of miles though.
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: Griff Grof on September 27, 2016, 09:00:09 am
Remember there's a prize for most miles too  ;D - think (if you win) it'll be the third time you have?!  :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: grizzly pair on October 01, 2016, 03:43:21 pm
We will need to get a bigger trophy cabinet this year  ;D
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: grizzly pair on October 23, 2016, 08:17:52 pm
Our superbike from 2009 ,which has been missing for 3 years, has just turned up in  a cachers bag after he picked it up in 2013. :)
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: Griff Grof on October 24, 2016, 01:20:09 pm
Nice to hear, still hope for some of my TBs then  :D
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: Hogshunters on October 25, 2016, 09:03:45 am
What's the longest time someones TB has gone missing and then turned up?
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: walktall on October 29, 2016, 10:55:08 am
Not my TB but one I placed in a cache - it disappeared for just over 3 years before it resurfaced in a cache in a totally different area :) ???

The TB owner wasn't happy with me, as I was the first cacher to move on their new TB and cachers after me, at the cache I left it at, reported no TB in the cache. All rather odd ::)
Title: Re: CacheWalker Race To Rio - 2016 TB race
Post by: Hogshunters on October 30, 2016, 08:40:23 am
That must have been frustrating for you and nothing you can do about it.

We had a TB go missing in Canada, again several cachers reported no TB in the cache - it was eventually  put through the door of a Geocacher after being found in another type of cache [ can't remember what type now], but like the one you placed at least it re-surfaced!