I don't mind the hand-off stuff, as it's basically just zero time between different riders placing and getting the tag. We've had tags before that've remained in place for only hours, so no big deal. More important than that, the tag has now seriously left the building (neighborhood?) and that's the point of the game!!!
You placed the tag as your GPS at the Stagecoach, right out in open view. Since you've been following the game, I'm sure the new guy will have photos as well. Since this is a long distance game, he can take days to post up.
Personally, I'm looking forward to seeing where the Egg pops up next!