First Ever Attempt - Thursday 13th April

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Re: First Ever Attempt - Thursday 13th April

Post by Tube Geek » 13 Apr 2017, 17:06

RJSRdg wrote:It may not be a record attempt, but using private transport will disqualify it from the list of completions.
I know, but seeing as I already had to use Southern for Ken Oly, it won't count anyway.
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Re: First Ever Attempt - Thursday 13th April

Post by Tube Geek » 13 Apr 2017, 18:46

Brilliant. Millimetres from the train at WQR, now a 12 minute wait for the next. What little hope of completing we had has now gone.
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Re: First Ever Attempt - Thursday 13th April

Post by Tube Geek » 13 Apr 2017, 23:07

Last one from me - will only be 264 out of 270, which I'm pretty happy with. And have learnt some things for potential next time too....
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Re: First Ever Attempt - Thursday 13th April

Post by Iain » 14 Apr 2017, 07:15

That's a good first attempt, and as you say, you've learnt from it.
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Re: First Ever Attempt - Thursday 13th April

Post by Tube Geek » 14 Apr 2017, 09:03

Also met some others at Chesham who had done it, but only missed one. They were screwed by the Heathrow problems too.
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Re: First Ever Attempt - Thursday 13th April

Post by A Challenge » 16 Apr 2017, 06:24

Tube Geek wrote:Also met some others at Chesham who had done it, but only missed one. They were screwed by the Heathrow problems too.
Which stations did you (and them if you know) miss, and does 274 include Kensington Olympia? Also, what happened at Heathrow?
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Re: First Ever Attempt - Thursday 13th April

Post by Tube Geek » 17 Apr 2017, 10:59

We both missed Amersham, I also missed Watford, Croxley, H&W, West Harrow and Kenton. And see earlier post for Heathrow troubles
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Re: First Ever Attempt - Thursday 13th April

Post by xcooler123 » 17 Apr 2017, 11:22

Congrats on your first attempt :D When I did my first attempt with tufnellpark our attempt was almost scuppered TWICE by the Piccadilly line (once at Rayners Lane and once trying to get down to Heathrow). I also have a number of documented attempts on various challenges of things going wrong on the Piccadilly line so some sympathies there :( On the plus side, the only way is up from here :D
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Re: First Ever Attempt - Thursday 13th April

Post by Iain » 17 Apr 2017, 14:27

Tube Geek wrote:We both missed Amersham, I also missed Watford, Croxley, H&W, West Harrow and Kenton. And see earlier post for Heathrow troubles
That's intriguing - did you do some sort of South Kenton to Preston Road transfer?
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Re: First Ever Attempt - Thursday 13th April

Post by Tube Geek » 17 Apr 2017, 14:58

Iain wrote:
Tube Geek wrote:We both missed Amersham, I also missed Watford, Croxley, H&W, West Harrow and Kenton. And see earlier post for Heathrow troubles
That's intriguing - did you do some sort of South Kenton to Preston Road transfer?
Yes - were going to go up Bakerloo to H&W, then back to SK and run, but ended up just missing the end two and walking it. Definitely doing Kenton-Northwick Park next time though!
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Re: First Ever Attempt - Thursday 13th April

Post by Oxpeter » 23 Apr 2017, 15:15

Tube Geek wrote:Last one from me - will only be 264 out of 270, which I'm pretty happy with. And have learnt some things for potential next time too....
Very well done.

And good luck with your next attempt when I'm sure you'll get a full 270.

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Re: First Ever Attempt - Thursday 13th April

Post by Tube Geek » 24 Apr 2017, 04:14

Oxpeter wrote:
Tube Geek wrote:Last one from me - will only be 264 out of 270, which I'm pretty happy with. And have learnt some things for potential next time too....
Very well done.

And good luck with your next attempt when I'm sure you'll get a full 270.
Thanks.

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Re: First Ever Attempt - Thursday 13th April

Post by Tube Geek » 24 Apr 2017, 04:16

Little update - I got in my local paper! I'm about the only person I know who reads it, and I was just looking through when I spotted my face (terrible photo though)!

It also got a few more pounds, taking the current total to £520
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Re: First Ever Attempt - Thursday 13th April

Post by Iain » 24 Apr 2017, 10:52

Tube Geek wrote:
Oxpeter wrote:
Tube Geek wrote:Last one from me - will only be 264 out of 270, which I'm pretty happy with. And have learnt some things for potential next time too....
Very well done.

And good luck with your next attempt when I'm sure you'll get a full 270.
Thanks.

However, I'm not...
You're not doing another attempt?
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Re: First Ever Attempt - Thursday 13th April

Post by Tube Geek » 25 Apr 2017, 06:18

Iain wrote:
Tube Geek wrote:
Oxpeter wrote:
Tube Geek wrote:Last one from me - will only be 264 out of 270, which I'm pretty happy with. And have learnt some things for potential next time too....
Very well done.

And good luck with your next attempt when I'm sure you'll get a full 270.
Thanks.

However, I'm not...
You're not doing another attempt?
No, I'm not sure I'll complete!
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