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Old 10-27-2012, 08:56 PM
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Back in November of 2008, PO-SLOKE started a game called "Strom Cachers USA/Canada. Please see this link for the original thread Strom Cachers USA/CANADA and details of how that game was played. It was a fun and successful activity that was enjoyed by many Stromtrooper members. Unfortunately back in about July of 2010 the cache went MIA. This was very disappointing to those of us who participated in a cache hand-off, and to many who simply enjoyed following the thread and watching the journey.

Good news....
The Cache Game is Back! With PO-SLOKE'S permission, I have put together a new cache box and I'm ready to put it in play right away. We have learned a few things from the previous game and the rules have been changed slightly. For lack of a better term, I will be the Cache Captain and will try my best to moderate this thread with the help of a couple of other volunteers.

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This is the Cache Box. For simplicity we will often refer to the cache box as "the cache" but the cache is actually not the box but rather a token placed inside the box by the last rider to acquire it. The box must always contain 3 items: (1) The cache (2) Pen (3) Note Pad (journal)

What is the cache? To start the game, I will place a small item inside the box which is called the "cache". This item is the prize or reward for the next rider who acquires the box. The cache can be anything you want to pass on to the next rider. The only rule is that it must fit neatly inside the box. Typical cache items include: pins, stickers, small state souvenirs, coins, stamps, cards, etc. Try to make the cache something personal and interesting. Be creative! It may be something about you, your city/state/province, occupation, etc.

How do I get the cache? You follow this thread and the journey of the cache. When the cache is in your proximity, you make arrangements with the current holder of the cache to meet for a cache exchange. If you want to follow the progress, you should subscribe to this thread and have an automatic email sent to you whenever there is a new post.

What do we do when we meet to exchange the cache? You should do three things (1) Take a Photo of the riders involved in the cache exchange. The typical photo is one with both riders, both bikes, and the cache box being passed by hand to the other rider. (2) Make an entry on the note pad with the following: Date of exchange - GPS coordinates and/or physical address of the exchange location - Stromtrooper screen names of both riders - Any other notes or message you wish to include into the cache journal.

I have the cache, now what do I do? (1) Remove the cache token left in the box by the previous rider to keep as your prize (2) Replace the cache with one of your own to pass to the next rider (3) Come back to this thread and post a report of your the exchange including the photo. (4) Arrange an exchange with another rider to keep the cache moving.

How much time do I have to pass the cache?
In the previous game the rule was 72 hours (3 days). We are going to extend that to 1 week. Even with that extension, we understand that depending on location and season it may take longer. All we ask is that you try to move it within a week and do your best to keep the cache moving as quickly as possible. If you are unable to arrange an exchange with another rider within that time, please let us know and we'll do what we can to help. We may decide to have you keep trying or ask you to mail the cache box to another rider. We just don't want to have the cache stalled somewhere for several weeks.

What if we can't meet at the same time? In some cases it will be allowed to "geocache" the box. Let's say that you can only ride on a Tuesday but your cache exchange partner can't ride until Saturday. You can arrange with your partner to hide the box in a safe location where only your partner will find it. You must give clear directions to the location. When you place the box, take a photo and post it here telling us what you are doing. When the partner gets the box, he/she will post a photo of the cache retrieval. The downside to this is If the other partner is unable to retrieve the box within a week, you will need to go back and retrieve it or arrange for another rider to get it. Use this provision as a last resort.

Please don't get too hung up on the "rules". Try your best to keep the cache moving, but do whatever makes sense in your particular situation. Don't hesitate to ask for assistance from us or your fellow Stromtroopers. The objective is to have an excuse to ride, meet other riders, and have a new experience.

We are very excited to get this game going again! It can be a great way for you to ride to places you otherwise wouldn't and share the experience with other V-Strom riders who share your passion for riding. I hope many of you will choose to participate and I promise you that your efforts will be rewarded in unexpected ways.

GAME ON!
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:39 PM
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WHOOT WHOOT ! Great job Andreas . Hope this thing gets rolling again . Might be a little slow moving for a bit cuz winter is upon us . But no doubt the winter riders bring something inredibly interesting to the table everytime they get invloved .

I'll try to help keep an eye on things with ya best I can and keep the StromTroopers encouraged and appreciated .

This has proven to be an immensely strong tool for getting riders together and great friendships have stemmed from it's past history .


Best of the best to all those who endeavor !


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I'll help, even if the only thing I know about 'moderate' is "All things in moderation except motorcycling!". ((I think thats how it goes...))

Good job on the re-boot Andreas, and of course Po-Sloke for being the originator.

This is exciting!!!!!
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Default NOV 4th Cache hand-off

Going to meet 2mstone at Thanksgiving point at 10am (ish) , there I'll hand over the Cache and he'll take it south, who he'll hand it to has yet to be seen.
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Watching the progress and hope to join in.
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Watching the progress and hope to join in.
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Storm Sandy's backwash reached Utah...I have to cancel my trip. However, I do have Friday off and would be happy to take the cache south to someone........
(also posted in 'post your ride plans')
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I know it's not what you had planned, but I'm willing to meet up for a cache hand-off and I will try to quickly move it to somebody else. Or we can both ride and hand it off to somebody further away...
It needs to get moving....go for it!
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Cool game!! We'll see if it comes west any.
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It needs to get moving....go for it!
Yeah yeah - it's moving this Saturday, still looking for a nice photo shot, probably the sinclare station in Elberta. Right now it's going to be Red Rider, Satch, myself. Hope others join in.

Had to change from sunday, 2mstone had a schedule change,
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Yeah yeah - it's moving this Saturday, still looking for a nice photo shot, probably the sinclare station in Elberta. Right now it's going to be Red Rider, Satch, myself. Hope others join in.

Had to change from sunday, 2mstone had a schedule change,
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