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Blog posts May 2016

Purple Racer back stateside

May 30, 2016

After an incredible 6-country trip, Purple Racer has flown back from the UK to California. This last flight puts Purple Racer into the lead, both in overall mileage (almost 19k) and number of countries logged (7). 

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Country 16: Mauritius

May 30, 2016

The Great TB March continues as a geography lesson, as the tiny island nation of Mauritius becomes the 16th nation logged. ParaCord Man and Sponge Bob are on the west coast of Mauritius, in the town of Flic en Flac, looking out onto the Indian Ocean.

United Arab Emirates logged

May 29, 2016

Paracord Man and Spongebob are on their way to the island nation of Mauritius, but en route they visited a layover cache at the airport in Dubai, giving us another country on our list, the United Arab Emirates. 

Orange GW Hippy Van in Greece

May 28, 2016
Orange GW Hippy Van not only has traveled to Greece from Germany, but was the inaugural bug in a brand new cache there. The cache is called Ελλάδα, which Google translates as "Greece." The new cache is near the western Greek shoreline, across …

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33 US states & territories logged

May 28, 2016

Out of 56 US states, territories & DC available, TB marchers have logged 33 of them. 32 states and Puerto Rico have been visited.

Over the Pennsylvania border

May 27, 2016

Mom & Little J's GCF Welcome finally made it across the border into Pennsylvania. Sioneva had left the TB Marcher on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland, just 1500 feet or so from the Pennsylvania border. Cachers Heidi&Mike just dropped the proxy coin in the Keystone State and crossed another state of…

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2 Racers in Oklahoma

May 27, 2016

Thanks for the Memories and X Marks the Spot have logged Oklahoma, the first TB Marchers to visit the Sooner State. Recent logs from the TBs' traveling companion, dawgdoc, indicate the Lone Star State should be visited soon.

Purple Racer logs Europe's Oldest, Ireland

May 22, 2016

Just as Mingo, the oldest cache, received a log from Travel Me Bug, Purple Racer unlocked its 6th country while visiting the world's 9th oldest cache, Europe's First on the eastern coast of Ireland. It's impressive that less than 3 months into the Great TB March, 4 of the 9 oldest geocaches in the …

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Mingo gets an official visit

May 22, 2016

Travel Me Bug made it to Mingo, the oldest cache, for an official drop. Mingo is the 10th states' oldest cache to be visited by a racer in the Great TB March. (There was another racer which may have been to Mingo without being officially logged correctly, but Travel Me Bug is the first verified vi…

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Weekend highlights, May 21

May 21, 2016

The three racers traveling with RBMAN (wwdig and neoncacher, Kartchner Caverns and JB's Bug Will Travel) have visited Watts Mill, giving them each the distinction of logging five different states' oldest caches. They've also each broken the 100 adventure point threshold.

Of the 9 racers that show…

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Purple Racer in Croatia

May 18, 2016

Globe-trotter Purple Racer has been touring Croatia, the 13th nation to be logged by a TB Marcher. It logged a highly-favorited virtual cache in Dubrovnik which has a photo gallery of 2,639 images and counting (an image is requested as a qualifier). I'll post the flag of Croatia onto the "worldwide"…

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Purple Racer's photo gallery

May 15, 2016

The geocacher currently touring Greece with Purple Racer doesn't upload photos, unfortunately, but sampling the image galleries for the visited caches and using Google street view gives some stunning images. Here is just a small sample; the full size images have been added to this site's photo galle…

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Purple Racer's Big Fat Greek Adventure

May 14, 2016

Purple Racer has visited Albania as part of its very impressive tour of Greece and the surrounding area. Instead of just staying on the Greek mainland, Purple Racer has done some historic island hopping: Heraklion on the island of Crete; Lindos and the Gate of St Paul on the island of Rhodes; Skala …

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Creating or changing your TB's default image

May 14, 2016

You may not know that any of the uploaded photos for your trackable can be made the default image, giving your TB page an image and also a photo for the thumbnails used here on the TB March site. If your racer (or any other TB of yours) is lacking a default image, or if you'd like to change it (even…

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2 more states off the list, other weekend highlights

May 14, 2016

AD3-Win the Race and Caching USA have had a busy week, courtesy of MaxB on the River. They unlocked Alabama and Mississippi on the checklist of states and added 5 states to their own totals.

Christopher's Dream, Mr HuntinTrea$ure Racer and RBMAN's Dog Tag have been adventuring in British Columbia…

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Bugs' eye view, volume one

May 7, 2016

Much of the fun of a TB race is enjoying vicarious armchair travel, so courtesy of Google street view here are a few screencaps of what the TBs are seeing. These are very close to the actual recent locations of these bugs, if not literally what the view is like from ground zero.

Here's what Chr…

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Weekend highlights, May 7

May 7, 2016

Maps, stats and top fives should be updated and accurate as of 15:30 5/7/16. As always, let me know if you have any inaccuracies or omissions to call to my attention.

Here are some weekend highlights:

A Whale of a Good Time is currently in GC31, Arikaree in Kansas. While it's not as old as Min…

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4 new countries + Puerto Rico

May 5, 2016

Updated maps and stats coming this weekend, but here's a fun preview.

MacFive's Geocoinfest 2015 Fundraiser Geocoin is currently on a fabulous cruise, and has logged the country of Haiti, the US territory of Puerto Rico, both islands of the nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, the southern part of St…

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Another state, please

May 1, 2016

Mom & Little J's GCF Welcome racer is only 1500 feet from the Maryland / Pennsylvania border! Help us log Pennsylvania!

 

Another country, pretty please

May 1, 2016

This time it's Thanks for the Memories and X Marks the Spot Racer that are a mere 30 miles from the US/Mexico border.

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