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by The Orange One
26 Jun 2020, 21:36
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas
Replies: 114
Views: 4966

Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

I know the probability of all the weird routes coming out would be small, but if you got that rural route out of Orpington, coupled with something in the other three corners it would be a fair trek! (Enjoyable, but potentially very long!) I've run a number of Random 10 bus route simulations... it'd...
by The Orange One
26 Jun 2020, 20:13
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas
Replies: 114
Views: 4966

Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

I was also wondering what the limitations of the challenge were. Is it just bus routes that serve central London? Do you have to do the whole route or just one stop? Are you allowed to use other public transport? Etc Sent from my SM-A530F using Tapatalk I think it has to be a small part of the rout...
by The Orange One
24 Jun 2020, 08:49
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas
Replies: 114
Views: 4966

Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

The Raven wrote:
23 Jun 2020, 09:16
Random 10 bus does sound good. Shame the number 10 bus itself doesn't run anymore!

Sent from my SM-A530F using Tapatalk
I've had one in the works for a while but I'd need enough people and also to know how long it'd take...
by The Orange One
23 Jun 2020, 08:37
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas
Replies: 114
Views: 4966

Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

I mean, there's always a bus routes Random 15 (or probably a Random 10 given we'd want to complete within a day)...
by The Orange One
22 Jun 2020, 22:00
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas
Replies: 114
Views: 4966

Re: The Raven Alternative Challenge ideas

I'd just like to make it clear that I am absolutely down for bus challenges... in fact, I have a few ideas of my own
by The Orange One
30 Dec 2019, 23:02
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 3
Replies: 40
Views: 7058

Re: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 3

Going Underground wrote:
30 Dec 2019, 14:23
Anyone know what platform I need at Stratford for Greater Anglia service to Romford?
On the 11th January? You want the 0825 Witham train on platform 10 at Stratford...
by The Orange One
30 Dec 2019, 20:22
Forum: Zone W: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Something Different
Replies: 4
Views: 2104

Something Different

I'm not sure whether this should even go in Alternative Challenges - please move it if you consider it should be moved! Saturday 1st February will see a challenge different from any that have gone before it... welcome to the London IKEA Challenge. The aim? Using scheduled public transport, visit all...
by The Orange One
17 Nov 2019, 06:00
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 2
Replies: 26
Views: 5542

Re: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 2

Well, I made two pretty big errors which pretty much ruined my hopes of coming in first... Started at Oval along with everyone else, and opened the envelope on the escalator down to the platforms. Saw Brixton on there and heard a train pulling in, so put on a burst of speed in case it was a southbou...
by The Orange One
15 Nov 2019, 23:31
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Snake Challenge - The Return
Replies: 26
Views: 5790

Re: Snake Challenge - The Return

A coda to this event - Omari made a video of his and Tom's run around the route, which you can see here from 12 noon tomorrow:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKVTGyRkQDE

It *is* 2 hours long, but it's also quite a fun watch, especially if you know the system well...
by The Orange One
11 Nov 2019, 00:31
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Snake Challenge - The Return
Replies: 26
Views: 5790

Re: Snake Challenge - The Return

Snake Challenge 2019: The Results Well, after 10 years hiatus, we brought the challenge back with 9 people split across 7 teams!! The order of dispatch from Epping (leaving an easy 5 minute connection at Woodford for a loop) was as follows: 1010 Dave McCormick and Thomas Wood 1021* Rob Lomas 1050 Da...
by The Orange One
09 Nov 2019, 17:39
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Snake Challenge - The Return
Replies: 26
Views: 5790

Re: Snake Challenge - The Return

Got the big table on the left at the Green Man... Beware of puddles
by The Orange One
22 Sep 2019, 11:20
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 1
Replies: 59
Views: 10705

Re: Random 15 Championship 2019/20: Round 1

tl;dr my route: Waterloo (LU) :arrow: Canada Water :arrow: Waterloo (LU) :arrow: Waterloo (NR) :arrow: Vauxhall (NR) :arrow: Pimlico by 2 bus :arrow: Victoria :arrow: Ravenscourt Park :arrow: Earl's Court :arrow: High Street Kensington :arrow: Notting Hill Gate by 52 bus :arrow: Marble Arch :arrow: ...
by The Orange One
08 Sep 2019, 23:05
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Snake Challenge - The Return
Replies: 26
Views: 5790

Snake Challenge - The Return

I was thinking it's about time the challenge that's been on hiatus longest ought to return... so I thought let's organise an event for it. Start point: Epping Finish point: Heathrow Terminal 5 Date: Saturday 9th November 2019 Time: tbc but likely first teams depart about 11 - I believe there's a han...
by The Orange One
18 Dec 2018, 19:47
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Christmas Park Challenge 2018 - 15th December - Finsbury Park
Replies: 79
Views: 21318

Re: Christmas Park Challenge 2018 - 15th December - Finsbury Park

Proposal: Non-Tube TfL Park challenge on the same day as the Park Challenge. Same external photograph rule. 17 stations/stops outside Zone 1, should therefore take a similar amount of time to the 24 of the Park Challenge but without the annoyance that is Winter Wonderland. Covers: London Overground ...
by The Orange One
18 Nov 2018, 13:23
Forum: Zone 3: Alternative Challenge Chat
Topic: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 2
Replies: 40
Views: 11948

Re: Random 15 Championship 2018/19: Round 2

xcooler and Mr Orange headed up to Tangyland from Liverpool Street. Meanwhile, in Tangyland... actually it's probably better to start at the very beginning. Frantic opening of envelopes at Paddington (B/C/D) led to everyone running down one of the two staircases onto the Circle/District platforms. ...