- DEVIL DUCKY DERBY RACE UPDATE -
Greetings Devil Ducky fans! 2011 is drawing to a close and the time has come for us to take a look at the current Derby Race standings:
01 - Black: 234,537.6 miles
02 - Green: 144,350.7 miles
03 - Orange: 47,519.7 miles
04 - Blue: 25,863.6 miles
05 - Red: 24,230.0 miles
06 - Zebra: 21, 977.2 miles
07 - Ninja: 16,338.5 miles
08 - Hot-Rod: 12,629.1 miles
09 - Tattoo: 11,730.3 miles
10 - Yellow: 10,928.5 miles
11 - Leopard: 9,508.2 miles
12 - Purple: 8,405.0 miles
13 - Glow: 3,346.4 miles
14 - Pink: 2,991.1 miles
15 - Invisible: 2,855.7 miles
16 - Camo: 1,720.3 miles
17 - Polka-Dot: 634.5 miles
18 - Pirate: 285.4 miles
These devilish little quackers have collectively raced well over one half of a million miles! 579,851.8 to be specific. That distance is approximately 24 times the Earth's equator or more than enough mileage for a trip to the moon... and back!
Black, Green, Orange, Red and Purple have all enjoyed exciting geo-adventures in 2011 and are actively continuing the race. Blue and Yellow are currently being held by geocachers, but have not moved since 2010. We are hoping they will return to the race soon. The remaining Devil Ducky competitors locations are 'unknown' and they are presumed to have retired from the race; however, we would be thrilled to see any of these little devils return, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, and continue their geo-journey...
- 2011 Derby Race Highlights -
BLACK: Upon visiting Chile in March, this tenacious little devil became the first Derby Racer to visit all seven continents! Other notable locations include Germany, Belgium, the U.K., Poland and Vietnam. His wildly impressive mileage is more than sufficient to land him on the Moon. THE MOON?!? ALL HAIL THE LUNAR DUCKY!!!
GREEN: Not only did Green and Black enjoy an excellent Devil Ducky reunion early in 2011, Green has been busy exploring geocaches in Washington, Pennsylvania, and tropical Hawaii. This penultimate pond-hopper also possesses the most extensive image gallery we have ever seen associated with any(!) Travel-Bug. Green was both excited and honored to participate in finding Princess Lisa's (Green's wonderful TB Sponsor) 1000th geo-find. Impressive indeed!
ORANGE: With a brief detour to Spain, Orange has spent most of 2011 exploring the geocaches of Germany. In fact, Orange has been in the hands of quite a few of our German geo-friends and we appreciate the care and consideration they have lavished on this devilishly intrepid traveler. Orange Ducky says DANKE!
RED: Minnesota and Iowa have played host to Red's devilish geo-adventures in 2011. Red is currently residing in a 'tribute cache' celebrating NWAman's 5000th find.
PURPLE: Although 2011 didn't add many miles to his travel history, Purple is fortunate to have been found by geocacher buzwush2 who has helped him explore parts of Kansas. Currently in 12th place, Purple is within striking distance of overtaking Leopard, Yellow, Tattoo and Hot-Rod. Will he move up in the ranks during 2012? Only time will tell!
Team Snorkasaurus would like to acknowledge Emandel and Princess Lisa for continuing to be absolutely wonderful Devil Ducky Sponsors! 2011 was quite an excellent year for our little rubbery racers, but the start of the 2012 Derby Race season is just around the corner. What web-footed wonders does next year have in store for these foul fowl? Some folks believe that 2012 will herald the end of the world! I don't put much stock in such ideas myself, but maybe we should all keep an extra close eye on our Devil Ducky friends just to make sure that they are not up to anything too nefarious...