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View Results: Would you buy an ADV trackable geocoin?
Hell yes, even if it's twenty bucks! 1 16.67%
Pretty interested if not super expensive 4 66.67%
Hmmm... 0 0%
No way ho zay. Not buyin' nuttin. 1 16.67%
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:27 PM   #1
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ADV Geocoin Production

Hey there fellow riders,

I am a somewhat amateur geocacher and am a huge fan of trackable geocoins. For those unaware, a geocoin is a coin made specifically for geocaching. When a geocacher comes across the coin, they can take it and place it in another geocache. They report all of this on geocaching.com and anyone is able to watch the progress of said coin online.

I would like pool ADVs' resources and create a custom geocoin for this forum. I haven't been able to find exact prices just yet. But, if we get enough interest the cost per person shouldn't be too much.

As for the design, I am thinking a generalized silhouette of a dual sport overlapped on a map of the world with some sort of slogan. The reverse side would have a big ADV logo with "ADVrider.com" somewhere on there.

If you're interested please post and let's get this done! Here is a small album of geocoin examples I put together:



PS I posted this on the Rockies regional forum originally but didn't receive as much interest as I thought I would.

PPS I posted this to the general ADV forum until I found out there's a geocache sub-forum.
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:52 PM   #2
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ADV Geocoin - we're in

Hi, we are new to Adventure Riding, and have been geocaching for years (at least I have the amg portion of rdhamg). I think this is a great idea and I'm willing to contribute.
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:07 AM   #3
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If you're interested please post and let's get this done! Here is a small album of geocoin examples I put together:

This link will work:

http://imgur.com/a/ButsY/




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Old 05-08-2014, 08:26 AM   #4
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This link will work:

http://imgur.com/a/ButsY/




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Oops... The gallery worked in the other threads I posted. Must have messed this one up. Thanks.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:26 AM   #5
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Interested. Looking forward to further information.
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:41 AM   #6
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Any interest in ADV geocaching coins?

Hey, are there any other FFs out there who enjoy geocaching and who might be interested in a trackable coin with the ADV logo on it? Geocaching and ADV riding go together like pretzels and beer -- or scones and tea, if you prefer -- so it seems like a natural to have an ADV trackable.

If you're not sure what a geocache is but you're curious, geocaching.com has lots of info.

I'll try to add a poll to this post (my first!) but replies would also work. Just trying to gauge interest.
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:44 AM   #7
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i'd be interested.
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:54 AM   #8
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I haven't been geocaching in years. Mainly due to laziness. I've passed a lot of caches lately (I keep a bunch of local ones in my Montana) but it often requires traipsing through tall weeds, which I haven't really been wanting to do up here in Oregon, where poison oak can be very common. But yeah, it'd be a cool idea.

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Old 09-08-2014, 12:10 PM   #9
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Oh man, I searched the site but missed this thread! I also thought it would be great to have an ADV geocoin, and the lovely folks on the top floor of the ADV World Headquarters are at least receptive to the possibility. I started a thread this morning about it, and included a poll: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1008262 (I put it in the GPS section because that seemed like the most appropriate place for something related to geocaching.)

What it comes down to is this: Are there enough people interested in buying ADV trackable geocoins to make it worth doing? The fine folks behind this site spend a lot of time and effort on it, and it sure would suck if they spent the money to have geocoins made but ended up with a box in the closet for five years.
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Old 10-24-2014, 02:19 PM   #10
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Sounds great! Oak Coin.com might be a start,They'll make anything you can think of.Or they can design one for you.I personally like Path tags, but they are not trackable. There's a company called Proxy which you keep your good (expensive) Geocoin send the Proxy coin out to travel.and be discovered.
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:30 AM   #11
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geocoin

I want one!
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:15 PM   #12
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I don't know if this would have gotten more response in another forum area or what, but it's gonna take a lot more interest for this to happen! Maybe there are fewer ADV geocachers than I thought there would be...?
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Old 12-27-2014, 08:34 AM   #13
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I love geocaching but not really in to coins that much, I'm much more interested in the hunt, and the awesome locations that it takes you, so maybe others here are the same. Still, I'd go for one of these if it becomes available. I think you need to determine the minimum number to get the he deal your after


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Old 04-19-2015, 03:17 AM   #14
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On another forum i thought there would be some interest in caching/tracking, but no go there either.

I guess riders just don't want to get off their bike.

it was posted early about an ADV only caching.
I would like that, keep it seperate from geocaching.com..
Means a server for that.

Or if using geocaching.com, start all descriptions with advrider.
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Old 04-19-2015, 05:32 AM   #15
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On another forum i thought there would be some interest in caching/tracking, but no go there either.

I guess riders just don't want to get off their bike.

it was posted early about an ADV only caching.
I would like that, keep it seperate from geocaching.com..
Means a server for that.

Or if using geocaching.com, start all descriptions with advrider.
That is a good idea!
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