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by hopeful traveller
21 Sep 2020, 10:45
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: Bailey: Sponsor Tube Stations to Rescue TFL Finances
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Bailey: Sponsor Tube Stations to Rescue TFL Finances

Shaun Bailey, Conservative candidate for Mayor (who is getting nowhere near enough BBC London coverage compared to his rival) has suggested that in order to save TFL finances companies may be allowed to sponsor a tube station. Desperate measure, but I think one that given the state of TFL’s finances...
by hopeful traveller
03 Sep 2020, 01:02
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2020/21 season.
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Re: Random 15 Championship 2020/21 season.

I am of the view that it is too soon, personally speaking. There is the issue of public perception and I wouldn't want to do any tube challenge until the mask requirement is lifted, which may be next year. Possibly merge 2019-20 and 2020-21.
by hopeful traveller
22 Jan 2020, 11:29
Forum: Top Times
Topic: Top Times - DLR Challenge
Replies: 141
Views: 56856

Re: Top Times - DLR Challenge

Geoff seems to have relented on that, now, for the purposes of the leaderboard. He's put, as a comment under his video: I've submitted a time of 2h 6m 12s to the person that runs the leaderboard, as they will only take it as my arrival time back at Shadwell after leaving Bank, and this it what it wa...
by hopeful traveller
20 Jan 2020, 19:18
Forum: Zone 2: Tube Challenge Chat
Topic: No more direct Woodford via Hainaults
Replies: 6
Views: 2160

No more direct Woodford via Hainaults

The new Central Line WTT, effective 26 Jan, has this proviso on page 4: "A Hainault-Woodford shuttle service (formed of 4 cars of 1992 stock) has been introduced replacing through trains to/from Woodford via Hainault. This service will reverse via platform 1 at Hainault with most London-bound trains...
by hopeful traveller
20 Jan 2020, 17:46
Forum: Top Times
Topic: Top Times - DLR Challenge
Replies: 141
Views: 56856

Re: Top Times - DLR Challenge

Now then... Geoff has just posted a video with his attempt (and gave Tangy's website a good amount of publicity this time), but his interpretation of the rules surrounding the final station was that he's stopped his stopwatch when the train started to move. I'm not sure that counts, does it? But the...
by hopeful traveller
15 Jan 2020, 17:06
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 3
Replies: 40
Views: 9141

Re: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 3

One of my worst ever days on Tube Challenge, I felt. I was a little bit of an idiot with the route planning, which is harder to take than not being fast enough on foot, as I know I could have and should have done a lot better. As with almost everyone else, I piled into the Westbound Central at Strat...
by hopeful traveller
11 Jan 2020, 22:06
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 3
Replies: 40
Views: 9141

Re: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 3

Someone left a phone in the pub - Tangy has it in his possession.
by hopeful traveller
10 Jan 2020, 22:50
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 3
Replies: 40
Views: 9141

Re: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 3

Parkrun (Raphael) - xcooler123, GU, A2

Spoons (The Moon & Stars, Romford) - xcooler123, GU, roblo97, A2

R15 - xcooler123, EastActionWoman+, GU, roblo97, A2, hopeful traveller

Should be an interesting day.
by hopeful traveller
25 Sep 2019, 00:30
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 1
Replies: 59
Views: 13422

Re: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 1

I hated it as well. Especially for any non-runners like me.
by hopeful traveller
22 Sep 2019, 01:22
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 1
Replies: 59
Views: 13422

Re: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round

I had an absolutely atrocious start to the day, and therefore the season. The winning time was too good to be true... but I was nowhere near it. Too much dithering at the start meant I didn’t make the first Jubilee Line train East like everyone else did, and so was already several minutes behind eve...
by hopeful traveller
20 Sep 2019, 23:22
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 1
Replies: 59
Views: 13422

Re: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 1

Oh go on then. Attending; GU, xcooler123, michael_churchill, Nozzacook jnr , Nozzacook +1, roblo97, EastActionWoman, tractakid, DrainBrain, RJSRdg, hopeful traveller parkrun; Catford - GU, xcooler123, Nozzacook jnr, Nozzacook+1, tractakid, DrainBrain Spoons; The London & Rye, Catford - GU, xcooler12...
by hopeful traveller
19 Sep 2019, 22:57
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Cannon Street Run XIV - Ye Olde Bilge Mouse - Thursday 19th Sept
Replies: 17
Views: 5570

Re: Cannon Street Run XIV - Ye Olde Bilge Mouse - Thursday 19th Sept

All in all not a bad challenge, although I did get rather unlucky and might well have won it on another day. Start at Cannon Street, then the now-traditional “mad dash” at the first change. I resisted the temptation of the crowd and jumped onto the Northern line, looking back at the platform to real...
by hopeful traveller
18 Sep 2019, 18:28
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Cannon Street Run XIV - Ye Olde Bilge Mouse - Thursday 19th Sept
Replies: 17
Views: 5570

Re: Cannon Street Run XIV - Ye Olde Bilge Mouse - Thursday 19th Sept

Ahoy, vast landlubbers, ‘tis I, thee traveller without ‘ope!

Alas, this poor seadevil do not know the rules, and alas requires assistance, me hearties!
by hopeful traveller
18 May 2019, 22:31
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Eurovision 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 5531

Re: Eurovision 2019

‪I can’t get through to vote for Switzerland. 👀 Omen? Predictions: ‬My predictions: 1 25 Australia #AUS 🇦🇺 2 24 Switzerland #CHE 🇨🇭 3 12 The Netherlands #NLD 🇳🇱 4 09 Sweden #SWE 🇸🇪 5 11 Cyprus #CYP 🇨🇾 6 20 Azerbaijan #AZE 🇦🇿 7 22 Italy #ITA 🇮🇹 8 17 Iceland #ISL 🇮🇸 9 05 Russia #RUS 🇷🇺 10 03 Czech Rep...
by hopeful traveller
16 May 2019, 21:40
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Eurovision 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 5531

Re: Eurovision 2019

Predictions:

01 Armenia #ARM 🇦🇲
03 Moldova #MDA 🇲🇩
04 Switzerland #CHE 🇨🇭
06 Romania #ROU 🇷🇴
07 Denmark #DNK 🇩🇰
08 Sweden #SWE 🇸🇪
13 Russia #RUS 🇷🇺
15 Norway #NOR 🇳🇴
16 The Netherlands #NLD 🇳🇱
18 Azerbaijan #AZE 🇦🇿

Was very tough to predict. Chose not to go for Croatia in the end.