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Travel Bug Dog Tag Keep on Walkin' (Race TB from Berlin)

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Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Berlin, Germany
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In the hands of stupidcow.

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Current Goal

Walk fast!!

Race is over - new goal: return home to Berlin/Germany!

About me:

I was a contestant in the 2nd Annual Great TB Race which took place from January 1st until December 31st, 2010. After a slow start, I was speeding up around race half-time and moved up to a very good 8th position by November. Unfortunately I was then stuck in a cache for two months until the race was over, so in the end I was overtaken and pushed out of the top 10 and finished 11th, missing just 8 points for 10th place. Still a very good result though, particularly given that I was hanging around places 80-90 for the first few months of the race...!

Thanks everybody who helped me along the way during (and after) the race!!

About This Item

Ampelmaennchen - walking

About Ampelmännchen:

Ampelmännchen ("traffic light man") is the symbolic person shown on traffic lights at pedestrian crossings in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR / East Germany) prior to the German reunification in 1990.

The Ampelmännchen is a beloved symbol in Eastern Germany, enjoying the privileged status of being one of the few features of communist East Germany to have survived the end of the Iron Curtain with his popularity unscathed. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Ampelmännchen acquired cult status and became a popular tourist souvenir.

About the race:

The race included some fixed goals and changing monthly goals to collect points. Points were awarded for distance, state/country lines crossed, pictures taken, specific caches visited, events attended and many other things.

The current race can be found on the Great TB Race website.

Final standings 2010 race

Rank TB Name Ref. # Score
1 Basshole TB32NVN 736
2 Eek! A Spider! TB2RZJD 698
3 Herkamur TB32NBD 492
4 My Travel Log, by X TB14VX7 458
5 sbc’s traveler TB2HP94 449
6 Fingerboarding Racer TB2KA02 444
7 Cape Cod Travel Bug TB32NWE 437
8 Patriotic Find! TB2AYQ8 413
9 Sparkly Tube TB2HVK9 411
10 Blue the Wonderdog! TB34VKT 410
11 Keep on Walkin’ TB21E21 402
12 Great TB Racer 2010 – “Found It!” TB2AX21 398
13 CrafterOfWood TB1 TB1F7TD 388
14 The Little Taxi that Could! TB33DAX 369
15 Captaintandem TB2K8NJ 355
...     ...
95 CrafterOfWood TB2 TB1F7W2 21

Complete 2010 results.


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Tracking History (48759.5mi) View Map

Discovered It 07/29/2020 scout 4 discovered it   Visit Log

Yesterday I had an awesome cache-day with StupidCow (has this TB in hands now). I discovered it when he took it! Nice one! Hopefully this guy is home in Germany soon :).

Retrieve It from a Cache 07/28/2020 stupidcow retrieved it from De Brandende Schaapherder Gelderland, Netherlands   Visit Log

Gepakt in Wolfheze, NL. Onderweg naar ????

Discovered It 07/26/2020 xDorine discovered it Gelderland, Netherlands   Visit Log

Gezien bij de Brandende Schaapsherder!

Dropped Off 07/25/2020 VisjesKijken placed it in De Brandende Schaapherder Gelderland, Netherlands - 28.94 miles  Visit Log

Nice place after a multi walk of 7 kilometers. Have a nice journey!

Retrieve It from a Cache 07/05/2020 VisjesKijken retrieved it from Historisch Megen Noord-Brabant, Netherlands   Visit Log

Geruild tijdens cache controle van onze historisch megen cache.

Dropped Off 06/22/2020 TeamBoef placed it in Historisch Megen Noord-Brabant, Netherlands - 10.13 miles  Visit Log

Have fun

Retrieve It from a Cache 06/07/2020 TeamBoef retrieved it from Een hoeve op de Hoeven Noord-Brabant, Netherlands   Visit Log


Dropped Off 05/26/2020 Hurkie15 placed it in Een hoeve op de Hoeven Noord-Brabant, Netherlands - 14.43 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/20/2020 Hurkie15 took it to Bloem 30 Noord-Brabant, Netherlands - .12 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/20/2020 Hurkie15 took it to Bloem 29 Noord-Brabant, Netherlands - .12 miles  Visit Log
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