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Re: tube challenge book

Post by tubeguru » 28 Dec 2020, 21:58

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There is/was only one underpass that would apply isn't there?
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Re: tube challenge book

Post by Golf » 28 Dec 2020, 23:49

Neil was refering to the underpass by aldgate in my first attempt 275 i did use this underpass as per his advice. Whether it saves time unlikely but at that time i was a rookie.
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Re: tube challenge book

Post by Lunaticonthegrass » 29 Dec 2020, 11:24

I enjoyed reading those last few posts.

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Re: tube challenge book

Post by Going Underground » 30 Dec 2020, 22:28

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Neil was refering to the underpass by aldgate in my first attempt 275 i did use this underpass as per his advice. Whether it saves time unlikely but at that time i was a rookie.
Yep and it's long gone now replaced by traffic lights
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Re: tube challenge book

Post by EastActionWoman » 31 Dec 2020, 07:57

Going Underground wrote:
30 Dec 2020, 22:28
Golf wrote:
28 Dec 2020, 23:49
Neil was refering to the underpass by aldgate in my first attempt 275 i did use this underpass as per his advice. Whether it saves time unlikely but at that time i was a rookie.
Yep and it's long gone now replaced by traffic lights
Thanks for the update. Was about to start googling to find out about it.
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Re: tube challenge book

Post by RJSRdg » 31 Dec 2020, 08:33

al wrote:
28 Dec 2020, 21:55
There is/was only one underpass that would apply isn't there?
That's why I asked. The only one I could think of was the one between the two Edgware Road stations (or the abandoned one at Hammersmith) so I was just wondering if there was another one I'd missed. Mystery now solved!
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Re: tube challenge book

Post by al » 31 Dec 2020, 13:48

Ha, it's all about perspective, isn't it? I only knew about Aldgate and not the two you just mentioned, hence my puzzlement!
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Re: tube challenge book

Post by Lunaticonthegrass » 31 Dec 2020, 16:55

EastActionWoman wrote:
31 Dec 2020, 07:57
Going Underground wrote:
30 Dec 2020, 22:28
Golf wrote:
28 Dec 2020, 23:49
Neil was refering to the underpass by aldgate in my first attempt 275 i did use this underpass as per his advice. Whether it saves time unlikely but at that time i was a rookie.
Yep and it's long gone now replaced by traffic lights
Thanks for the update. Was about to start googling to find out about it.
Way ahead of you!

I was rather confused myself, as I've done the Aldgate/Aldgate East run a few times and never noticed an underpass before.
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Re: tube challenge book

Post by Golf » 06 Jan 2021, 20:55

ok going back a bit i have updated my 2nd chapter which is now called CHAPTER 2 OTHER TUBE CHALLENGES AND CHALLENGERS.

and dont worry NEIL i didnt mention you at all on your request :lol:
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Re: tube challenge book

Post by DavidC » 06 Jan 2021, 22:05

I'm happy to be included (explicitly or anonymously) if you would like to include something such as:

DavidC [or] David Collison [or] One member of the tubechallenge forum ... is a great example of those who love the tube but don't aspire to a serious FNC record. Until recent events, he had regularly travelled on the tube to school and work for almost half a century. Other challenges such as All Lines, Croydon Tramlink, DLR and South Of The River provide great opportunities for him to dabble in shorter challenges without too much effort or commitment. He is, by his own definition, merely "a fiftysomething who walks briskly". He loves the intellectual and historical aspects and the timetable planning, but has no great desire to face the food, sleep and toilet deprivations of a serious FNC. Couch to 5k and Parkruns might well revolutionise his involvement in tube challenges ... if he ever gets round to participating in them.

Obviously I will understand if you decide that I am a trivial and irrelevant attention-seeker who doesn't deserve such a mention, or that I am far too verbose :-) Obviously you are free to edit my suggestion too - it's your book: "DavidC is a pompous unfit idiot who..." :-)

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Re: tube challenge book

Post by Golf » 06 Jan 2021, 22:18

:lol: :lol:

Funniest post of 2021 so far i think i put the first one in though. Anybody else as chapter 2 does need padding out a bit.
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Re: tube challenge book

Post by tubeguru » 06 Jan 2021, 22:19

Golf wrote:
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:lol: :lol:

Funniest post of 2021 so far i think i put the first one in though. Anybody else as chapter 2 does need padding out a bit.
When's it going to be published anyway?
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Re: tube challenge book

Post by Golf » 06 Jan 2021, 22:24

tubeguru wrote:
06 Jan 2021, 22:19
Golf wrote:
06 Jan 2021, 22:18
:lol: :lol:

Funniest post of 2021 so far i think i put the first one in though. Anybody else as chapter 2 does need padding out a bit.
When's it going to be published anyway?
Has to be finished first i make sure you get a loving signed copy :lol:
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Re: tube challenge book

Post by tubeguru » 07 Jan 2021, 10:34

Golf wrote:
06 Jan 2021, 22:24
tubeguru wrote:
06 Jan 2021, 22:19
Golf wrote:
06 Jan 2021, 22:18
:lol: :lol:

Funniest post of 2021 so far i think i put the first one in though. Anybody else as chapter 2 does need padding out a bit.
When's it going to be published anyway?
Has to be finished first i make sure you get a loving signed copy :lol:
Well that'll make a lovely Christmas present.
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Re: tube challenge book

Post by EastActionWoman » 07 Jan 2021, 13:32

DavidC wrote:
06 Jan 2021, 22:05

DavidC [or] David Collison [or] One member of the tubechallenge forum ... is a great example of those who love the tube but don't aspire to a serious FNC record. Until recent events, he had regularly travelled on the tube to school and work for almost half a century. Other challenges such as All Lines, Croydon Tramlink, DLR and South Of The River provide great opportunities for him to dabble in shorter challenges without too much effort or commitment. He is, by his own definition, merely "a fiftysomething who walks briskly". He loves the intellectual and historical aspects and the timetable planning, but has no great desire to face the food, sleep and toilet deprivations of a serious FNC. Couch to 5k and Parkruns might well revolutionise his involvement in tube challenges ... if he ever gets round to participating in them.
Change the name to "Jenny" and the pronouns to "she" and that pretty much sums me up too! Though I might attempt a very slow FNC (with toilet breaks) if the Olympics runs this year.
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