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Milestone Congratulation Thread

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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by THE_Chris » Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:48 pm

Congrats! I have a feeling he's going for 10....

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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by fitzet » Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:56 pm

Congratulations to the_chris for his 2K. I have just read the log/note (http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC17 ... -earlswood) and it seems to have been the perfect day doing something that is equal parts meaningful and meaningless :D.

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by fitzet » Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:43 am

Another day, another 2K. Yesterday, tmsr ticked off find #2000 on their way to a new PB for 'Finds in one day'.

2K in less than 3 years, that's some rate 8).

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by Tmsr » Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:46 pm

Thanks Feargal,
Nothing gets by ye!

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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by Blue Jay » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:54 pm

Congrats to all on recent milestones and particularly tmsr who we accompanied on a bit of rampage on Sat in sunny Armagh / Tyrone - great fun was had by all. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by THE_Chris » Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:29 pm

Thanks Feargal, was delighted with the day and a worthy cache for my 2k!

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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by fitzet » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:00 pm

Tmsr wrote:Congrats to medic143 who completed his 4th DT loop at the weekend and of course is only missing a few to complete the fifth... Go for it!
Doug.G wrote:DT Loop 4...! Now that is one impressive feat. Nice one Eric.
THE_Chris wrote:Congrats! I have a feeling he's going for 10....
I was looking at logs for the Wicklow Copper Challenge, to identify ones I could aim for, and noticed this remark by medic143 in his own 'Found It' log.

"Then I set myself the challenge of doing the DT grid 10 times, no mean feat when there arent enough DTs in Ireland to do this"

TEN loops :shock:

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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by Doug.G » Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:14 am

Nice work by Chris to close out his DT Grid!!!!!

(Though, I have it on good authority that TWO is the new ONE) ;-)

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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by GoldCircle » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:36 pm

Well done to one and all! A great assortment of milestones there! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by MunsterFan » Wed May 06, 2015 8:26 am

Congrats to all achievers... It's not about the numbers guys.... Guys... GUYS??? (They have all run off to FTF the latest.... ) SOB! :)
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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by Tmsr » Thu May 07, 2015 3:11 pm

MASSIVE Congrats to Doug G who has just become the first Irish (well Irish based!) cacher to complete the Jasmer grid.
That means he's found a geocache hidden in every month since the game began in May 2000. Well he may have to find a May 2015 one yet but maybe he might show up in Foam next week for an event so we can toast his achievement and tick off the current month too!
The latest one was signed near Stockholm just today!

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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by fitzet » Thu May 07, 2015 3:57 pm

Tmsr wrote:MASSIVE Congrats to Doug G who has just become the first Irish (well Irish based!) cacher to complete the Jasmer grid.
+1 =D>
Alexander the Great wrote:.. and he wept for there were no more worlds to conquer.
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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by theswerve » Thu May 07, 2015 8:06 pm

Only a pipe dream for me at the moment...A lot of traveling needed...Might get there some day ...
Huge congrats on a great feat...Whats the next target now though????

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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by THE_Chris » Thu May 07, 2015 8:27 pm

Thats a big one alright, congrats Doug! Something that'll be well outside what most of us will ever do!

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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by gilgameshepic » Fri May 08, 2015 11:15 am

Congratulations Doug. =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by Doug.G » Fri May 08, 2015 8:31 pm

Thanks guys. Pretty chuffed to finally tick off Aug-2000 yesterday and close-out the Jasmer Grid. A great challenge!

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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by Blue Jay » Mon May 11, 2015 7:42 pm

Very very well done Doug.

=D> =D> =D> :ban :ban :ban :band :ban :ban :ban =D> =D> =D>

I have that Aug 2000 cache on a watchlist so we were talking about you on the geocaching Ireland fb page all good.

So more loops of the loop now ?

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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by sarahmur » Tue May 19, 2015 9:22 am

Not sure if this is a milestone? But huge CONGRATULATIONS are in order to Doug.G, GoldCircle and tmsr for their haul of cache icons on Saturday! Very impressive indeed =D> =D> =D> Well done guys!
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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by Tmsr » Tue May 19, 2015 2:00 pm

Thanks for that! - now if only lab caches counted too! :D

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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by theswerve » Tue May 19, 2015 8:16 pm

Well done lads...another mad day in the office...Thought we might bump into you at the Giga or somewhere...Guess it was a fleeting visit...

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