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by supercommuter
20 Aug 2011, 09:15
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: hopefully big inroads made into Bob robinson attempt record
Replies: 71
Views: 19949

Re: hopefully big inroads made into Bob robinson attempt rec

Hi all, some more info. I had one other time in 1983 when I equalled by own record so it never got recorded, fine by me. I see someone has noted that changing on route is difficult. I agree, you have to know the system very well including all the timings of trains on all lines. I did one run, not a ...
by supercommuter
20 Aug 2011, 09:10
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: hopefully big inroads made into Bob robinson attempt record
Replies: 71
Views: 19949

Re: hopefully big inroads made into Bob robinson attempt rec

Hi, I hope everyone is well. I always did much better on a Tuesday. In my era Saturdays and Sundays had stations closed, Mondays and Fridays had more cancellations due to absentee issues and Thursday was driver change over rosta day and Wednesday guard rosta changeover day. So that is why I did Tues...
by supercommuter
03 Jul 2011, 07:34
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: hopefully big inroads made into Bob robinson attempt record
Replies: 71
Views: 19949

Re: hopefully big inroads made into Bob robinson attempt rec

In the days when I did the record run regularly there were several parameters I worked to. They were: Only do a run on a Tuesday (Sat and Sun had closed stations, Monday and Friday were cancellation days (days off) and Wednesday used to be guard and driver change over days so disrupted the service)....
by supercommuter
03 Jul 2011, 07:32
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: hopefully big inroads made into Bob robinson attempt record
Replies: 71
Views: 19949

Re: hopefully big inroads made into Bob robinson attempt rec

Hi, I calculate that I had the record uninterupted for 2,555 days between 1987 and 2003.
Best wishes

Bob Robinson
by supercommuter
17 Jun 2011, 19:50
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: hopefully big inroads made into Bob robinson attempt record
Replies: 71
Views: 19949

Re: hopefully big inroads made into Bob robinson attempt rec

Hi, yes. The first was in 1980 and can be found in the stop press of the Guiness Book of Records.
the other was in 1988 when I equally it, would you beleive, so no record as such except my log book.
Hope that helps.
Best wishes to everyone
Bob Robinson
by supercommuter
17 Jun 2011, 06:38
Forum: Comments and Suggestions
Topic: BOB ROBINSON CONTACT
Replies: 0
Views: 2823

BOB ROBINSON CONTACT

Hi, everyone, I am still alive and around. Retired from the Challenge now. If anyone wishes to make contact I would be pleased to hear. Best of luck to all who try the challenge. Records are there to be broken, I had my era (1980-2002) now it is your turn. Best wishes Bob Robinson Challenger 1980-2002
by supercommuter
16 Jun 2011, 21:22
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: hopefully big inroads made into Bob robinson attempt record
Replies: 71
Views: 19949

Re: hopefully big inroads made into Bob robinson attempt rec

Hi, only me.
I held the record for 8 years in one go, I think it was somthing like 12 years overall. Never really added it up.
However, records are there to be broken, good luck to everyone.
Best wishes

Bob Robinson
Tube Challenger 1980-2002
by supercommuter
16 Jun 2011, 21:19
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: hopefully big inroads made into Bob robinson attempt record
Replies: 71
Views: 19949

Re: hopefully big inroads made into Bob robinson attempt rec

Hi, its only me. The longest time I held the record was 8 years as I remember it.
However, good luck to all, records are there to be broken.
Best wishes

Bob Robinson
Tube Challenger 1980-2002
by supercommuter
16 Jun 2011, 21:15
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: Next attempt (& stopwatch operator)
Replies: 5
Views: 2180

Re: Next attempt (& stopwatch operator)

Good luck.
From Robert Robinson
Challenger 1980-2002
by supercommuter
16 Jun 2011, 21:11
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: New World Record Rumours
Replies: 13
Views: 4396

Re: New World Record Rumours

Yes I am afraid so. Yes I did do 51 trips, completed 46, held or equalled my record 8 times (I did hold it also just before John Trafford but he took it off me just before the GBR published and I was only in the stop press.
Good to hear from you.
Best wishes

Robert
by supercommuter
16 Jun 2011, 19:52
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: TUBE AWARDS OF THE YEAR 2009
Replies: 30
Views: 6918

Re: TUBE AWARDS OF THE YEAR 2009

What a great idea.
Best wishes

Robert Robinson
Tube Challenger 1980 to 2000
by supercommuter
16 Jun 2011, 19:50
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: New World Record Rumours
Replies: 13
Views: 4396

Re: New World Record Rumours

Hi, I note with interest that many are completing the challenge. Great stuff.
I did it many times in 1980 through to 2000.
I will continue to note with interest what is happening.
Best of luck to you all.

Robert Robinson
Tube Challenger 1980 to 2000