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The Race is OVER! The Results are completely in! We can finally announce who won the race. YAY!  So the big question everyone wants to know is who finished in the top five.  In other words…the PRIZE WINNERS.  Let’s get started. View full article »


Almost to the End

Whoa!  Time sure flies doesn’t it.   It sure doesn’t feel like Christmas is only a handful of days away but it is.  And we are still here.  The world didn’t end either.  I guess the Mayans still want to see how this race comes out.

It seems I didn’t upload the October results.   I had them here, but never got on to update and I really have no idea why.  So without further ado, the results have been updated.  We are still missing some info so if any comes in between now and the end of the year, I’ll try to update them.  I have contacted all volunteers to discuss plans for how to get the final results submitted.   Our goal is Sunday, January 13th.

I am currently in the process of trying to organize all of the prizes and get further prizes purchased.  If anyone wants to donate a prize, now is the time to do it.  Just send me an email through (user name: TripCyclone) and I can get you a shipping address.

A few items to note.  Unregistered Alien had taken over the top spot with 670 points.  Well, it seems the Invasive Visitor has not moved very much and from logs, is possibly MIA.  This unfortunate event for the alien has allowed Flower Power to regain the top position.  With only one more cache, Flower Power becomes the first racer to hit 700 points!  The race is seeing some high numbers this year.

Neeterbug’s racer has popped into 3rd place, passing up Circling the Drain, who drops to 4th.  Neeterbug becomes the third racer to cross the 600 point threshold this year.

In 5th is Baseball Travel Bug Origins, just shy of 500 points, but with a roughly 30 point lead over 6th place Cougar.  Considering the almost 60 point spread between Circling the Drain and Baseball, there will need to be some serious movement in the 5th-10th place position to change any of the top four positions.  Unless there is something in the data I’m awaiting that I don’t know about yet.  The only other change to the top 10 came from Tracker the Labradour, who jumped from 13th to 9th.  Yet several racers are close enough that the 6th-10th place positions could still see a change.

This game isn’t over yet.  We will soon be crowning the fourth and final Great TB Race winner.


September Results

We finally have as complete a set of results as possible updated.  At the moment, only about 14 bugs are not fully updated.  I wanted to hold off updating until we had everything in, but attempts to get some of the data have gone unheard.  I can say that everything up through the end of July is represented.  We had several that were worse than that and I have not been very good about ensuring that data is submitted through emails to volunteers.  Everything except for seven shows scores as of the end of August.  I am trying to get the last two sets submitted, but after pushing off the last set of updates to try and get everything collected, I’m sure some of you are antsy to see what the current results are.

I can say that Unregistered Alien has taken the lead from Flower Power.  This has upset the lead five racers a bit.  Baseball Travel Bug Origins is holding onto 5th place by just over 30 points, with Neeterbug’s Racer holding onto 4th place by only a few points.  With three months of data left in the year, this is still anyone’s game.  A few good point-earning movements could totally change everything.

Alas, I am also sad to say that this will be the last year of the Great TB Race.  Four years is a good run.  However, I have found managing the race a bit more stressful this year, between the data updates not always going smoothly and completely to not having as much spare time this year, particularly on the weekends when I tried to work on the race.  Between getting married and starting a new job, among other things like an auto-accident and trying to find a second job, some things need to be set aside.  This will be one of them.

If someone wants to step up and take over the race, I will help be a volunteer.  I just can’t take the time to manage the race anymore.  If someone is interested, please send me an e-mail at .

I hopefully will have the complete data posted in a few days.