Rules of this TOR say you need the mascot to claim the tag...I think
#4 Tag mascot (i.e. blockhead, chicken, etc.) is required to clame the tag. Please post your "bruced" pictures even if the tag mascot has already been taken. Tag claims must be posted within 12 hours of the 1st "bruced" photo. In the even no official tag claim is made within 12 hours, the person with the 1st "bruced" photo gets the tag and the honor of choosing the next Tag mascot. (does that make any sense??)
Rules of most other TOR say you just need a picture of the bike.
I thought this thread would really be cool but it seems to be more about how corny the mascot story can be rather than moving it around the country.