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Thread: UK Caching Mileage 2011 (just for fun)

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    Default UK Caching Mileage 2011 (just for fun)

    Would anyone like to join me in a UK mileage check next year. Basically I am going to get a new geocoin and activate it on Jan 1st, dip it in to the nearest cache to home, then dip it in to every UK cache that I visit next year right up until 31st December.

    Just to see how many miles I actually cover for 12 months whilst caching. I won't be taking it abroad, just to caches in the UK. I think it should be one of the three UK coins that are about at the moment, either the GAGB coin, the Brittania coin from UK geocachers or my UK coin.

    Each Sunday we can post what our total mileage is in a continuing thread.

    Anyone up for it, just for a bit of fun?

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    I'll join you ..... with one of my new GAGB coins.

    I will activate it on 1st January.
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    Brill, and some people from Facebook have said they will join in, and become members of GAGB as well.

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    Yup, I will activate a coin on Jan 1st and join in.

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    Quite fancy a go at this, have to get myself a coin though.

    How do we keep the mileage accurate - do we dip in to nearest cache to home every time we come home? Otherwise it will just be mileage between caches found - e.g I may go south one week, back home, then south again - but the mileage from the last cache found one week might not be far to the first cache found the next week, whereas I will actually have come home and then gone south again.

    If you see what I mean.

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    I see what you mean and it did cause me a bit of how to moment as well, I think it would be too much hassle to keep dipping it in to a local cache, unless it is your own. As it is just for fun it may be better to just dip it wherever you are caching, I know it makes it a bit less accurate but as it will log cache to cache it should be okay, I'll go with whatever other people think though.

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    I was expecting it to be cache to cache ....
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    Hmmm sounds good this. I have not figured out how to do the coin thing yet but I am sure I can figure it out!

    I could do a simple graph and show who is winning. Maybe update it weekly.

    Fermi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maple Leaf View Post
    I was expecting it to be cache to cache ....
    Me to, could be a laugh.
    We could all use our GAGB coins

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    MY GAGB coin is already travelling, I have ordered a Britannia coin, but if everyone thinks we should use GAGB coins, I'll go along with that.

    The graph idea sounds good, but beyond my capabilities. So would be great if someone else could take it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by border caz View Post
    ...do we dip in to nearest cache to home every time we come home? Otherwise it will just be mileage between caches found - e.g I may go south one week, back home, then south again - but the mileage from the last cache found one week might not be far to the first cache found the next week, whereas I will actually have come home and then gone south again.
    Good excuse to find a local cache every trip/between trips, just to help keep the mileage up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacaru View Post
    The graph idea sounds good, but beyond my capabilities. So would be great if someone else could take it on.
    Don't worry I have something in mind for this one.

    Okay I have just added a GAGB coin to my Christmas list!

    I just need to get one thing straight. When we do this the way it works is the following (oh and this is coming from a person who has found 11 caches and never dared to take a TB):

    We have our own coin,
    We register it on 1st Jan 2011,
    We never leave it anywhere but log every find as left and taken,
    I assume every time you log the above it automatically calculates the distance?

    Am I getting this right?


    Edit: I was just thinking about the local log. I say any new find is good. If you do a 100 mile trip and back then thats 200 mile so long as you don't log it in a cache you have already found? What do you think about that?
    Last edited by Fermentum; 26th November 2010 at 10:31 PM. Reason: Edit part thingy

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    Ferme

    Once you have a trackable in your 'inventory' you fill find two options available.

    1) Dropped off (this will place it in the cache)
    2) Visited (this will just show that you 'took' it to the cache, but it was just passing through)

    Both methods track the mileage.

    There is also an 'Auto-visit' option .... but I haven't used this yet so not sure how it works and can't find any information in the knowledge books about it (my guess is that it will auto-visit every cache you visit ... which may be just what we need)

    Go on, be brave ... go and find some trackables and help them with their missions.
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    sounds good, ill be using the gagb coin as well.

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    Okay, I have had a few more thoughts after reading some of the posts.

    I think dipping your coin in a local cache that you haven't previously done is the best way forward to keep mileage more or less correct.

    I haven't used the auto-visit so can't assist with that one.

    If everyone uses the "visited" option then we are all doing the same.

    Sounds like it is going to be fun.

    I think if everyone sets their coin off on 1st by either dipping it in to one of their own local caches, or a very local one to them, as I first thought, that would be a good way of starting it off.

    Don't forget, this is just for fun, but at the end of 2011, I may just have something for the person with the most miles. (Don't get too excited about this though) cos it isn't a race.

    Have a good day everyone, I am off to do a bit of caching in the snow.:socool:

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