ChaseH wrote:phelps2ride wrote:Okay, here's the big picture. For the Unlimited States, you will need to only use the locations mentioned in the song (we will post the song lyrics that are to be used) with the exception being only US states. I counted 7 locations outside the US so they will not be included in the tour (see, just got easy huh). That would make 85 locations available for the Unlimited States and the hunt for the Grand Champion of 2012. You would be traveling all over the US (Alaska included) for the Unlimited States.
Our 5 state area will use whatever locations that are in the lyrics that fall in their state. I counted 11 in Md, 11 in Va and 12 in WVa. So far I haven't counted Pa or De butt could do that later as time permits. I have also searched paper maps and MS Streets & Trips and have come up with substitutes to work with for a challenge for state champions. I have substitutes totaling 60 in Md, 49 in Va and 40 in WVa.
Example-The first 6 locations
Winnemucca for 5 state area substitute Forrestville
Reno substitute Salem
Chicago " Scotland
Fargo " Chester
Minnesota " Madison
Buffalo there is a Buffalo in WVa and Pa so no substitute is provided.
This way the maximun available locations in Md will be 71, Va 60 and WVa 52. I figure Md is small so it would be less miles to max out while Va is big so many more miles to try to max out. WVa is out in the boondocks and would be a big commitment to max out. Anyhow, made sense to me.
Don't worry this exlanition might not make much sence now butt it will when you get the full list of locations and the states they are in, at least the 3 states we have researched so far.
It should only be a couple more days before we are ready with everything finalized and numbers printed. Maybe we can learn how to post a attachment by then.
We are open for comments right now. Also check out http://www.teamstrange.com where they have details and and lyrics for their IBET back in 2000.
Ed & Barb
Can you clarify what's being sought out? I thought town/city names but some are on the chart for VA without me finding a corresponding town in the state. Montgomery appears to be only a county, is that the target? Some names have only streets.
Can anyone help me out here as to the many names listed for VA that don't seem to exist as towns?