"NOT AFRAID" - Tube Relief 2005

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Post by Senji » 22 Aug 2005, 10:57

Fimb wrote:Mainly sunny and dry all week huh?!

My umbrella isn't agreeing this morning!
That was my reaction too, except that I don't have an umbrella since I cycle.

Hmm, I wonder if a cheap portable umbrella is a useful piece of TC kit?

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Post by tubeguru » 22 Aug 2005, 11:15

Under normal challenge conditions, I'd say no to an umbrella.

When myself and Geoff did Wimbledon to Morden (in 11 minutes as he quite rightly points out) it absolutely lashed it down on the run to Morden station. In fact, I couldn't see where I was running because of it.

We got absolutely soaked but were all dried out by the time we got back up the Northern line.

It's only water. Don't be bunch of big jessies :-)
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Well

Post by juggler » 22 Aug 2005, 12:09

Let's be honest here, as we're talking London that should be "it's only water plus assorted pollutants for flavour" :P

Anyway, you wouldn't want to be leaving Victoria station on a rainy morning as I did today, surrounded by short people holding umbrellas - they can be bloody dangerous (umbrellas I mean, not the vertically challenged)! I want to keep my eyes where they are - in my head :D
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Post by Nutteronabus » 22 Aug 2005, 14:57

juggler wrote:Let's be honest here, as we're talking London that should be "it's only water plus assorted pollutants for flavour" :P

Well, buy a waterproof dustmask! :D

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Post by geofftech » 22 Aug 2005, 15:40

Yeah, I proably shouldn't admit this (but I guess it's safe to do so consider Anthony hasn't been on here for a while..) but I actually had a dream about ordering and wearing dustmasks last night. Most surreal.

Yeah, it's raining here too. I was trying to give a weather forecast for the day, but realised I then couldn't give away what day it was! Oops.

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Post by juggler » 22 Aug 2005, 16:00

oh, oh I forgot to tell you all about this - I was so surprised I nearly choked on my chewing gum!

I was waiting on the northbound Victoria line platform at Victoria last Thursday on my way home at about 6pm...
the train came into the platform...
as I stand at the far end of the platform I can see the driver as he slows down...

and guess what...

he was wearing a dustmask! :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Post by geofftech » 22 Aug 2005, 16:38

Are you sure it wasn't Anthony?

People's Fotopic t-shirts have turned up. (anyone got a CafePress one yet?), they look like this:

http://photos.frost.net/p19151237.html

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Post by Sam » 22 Aug 2005, 16:56

Mine has not arrived as of today, and i am off to London tomorrow :(

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Post by James_#510 » 22 Aug 2005, 16:58

Aren't they soft! They look great and the logo came out really well didn't it. Shame they're white, though.
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Post by Fimb » 22 Aug 2005, 16:59

cafepress one not here yet...

but its being delivered to work, so even if it arrives on *the* day, I can get someone to throw it in a tube door at me as I go through Oxford Circus!!

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Post by Fimb » 23 Aug 2005, 10:07

Cafe Press t-shirt just arrived..

I repeat.. Care Press t-shirt just arrived!!

Just realised I ordered american size, but better too big than too small..

Lovely quality.. rather impressed (and 100% cotton for my sensitive little skin!)..

Wearing it round the office as I type!!

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Post by garda » 23 Aug 2005, 12:34

The American has landed! Yes, finally made it this morning. What beautiful weather we have today. I am out and about trying to get them to clean my room. I stopped by the PO to use the net. Will call Geoff and Paul later today. Oh this is GREAT!

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Post by geofftech » 23 Aug 2005, 13:43

And Tami has just called me!! Excellent .. nice to hear from you! It's all coming together ...

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Hi

Post by juggler » 23 Aug 2005, 13:43

Welcome to our lovely city - and don't be fooled by today's nice weather - it might be awful tomorrow :? lol

I don't know what your plans are for your stay but there are lots of interesting things to do that aren't immediately apparent to visitors (Petticoat lane market, Embankment to Greenwich on the ferry, lunchtime jazz at the 100Club - I could go on for hours!) Chat to us Londoners tomorrow night - I mean, you don't want to spend your entire time here traipsing around with hundreds of those American tourists do you? :D
(ahem - don't answer that!)

See you tomorrow and enjoy your first day here :wink:

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Post by G Force » 23 Aug 2005, 18:19

At what time will most people be getting to the pub in Amersham on the night before the challenge?

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