Tidal Thames Trial

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Re: Tidal Thames Trial

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 14 Apr 2016, 22:53

The depths of New challenges has sunk to a new level reminds me I must have a go at a real challenge one that is recognized

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Re: Tidal Thames Trial

Post by michael_churchill » 15 Apr 2016, 10:12

palkanetoijala31 wrote:The depths of New challenges has sunk to a new level reminds me I must have a go at a real challenge one that is recognized
Agreed!

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Re: Tidal Thames Trial

Post by The Orange One » 15 Apr 2016, 11:54

palkanetoijala31 wrote:The depths of New challenges has sunk to a new level
Technically, it's quite an old challenge as challenges go (proposed April 2006)!! Still, your point has been noted.
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Post by Tube Geek » 15 Apr 2016, 14:17

The Orange One wrote:
palkanetoijala31 wrote:The depths of New challenges has sunk to a new level
Technically, it's quite an old challenge as challenges go (proposed April 2006)!! Still, your point has been noted.
It may be old/new, but it is a good one!
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Re: Tidal Thames Trial

Post by RobbieM » 16 Apr 2016, 12:53

To be awkward - the tube lines (etc.) tend to run through two separate tunnels for each point the lines cross. Should they be done each way?
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Re: Tidal Thames Trial

Post by The Orange One » 16 Apr 2016, 15:39

They run parallel and directly alongside, so one direction only. Similarly, the Golden Jubilee/Hungerford only has to be done once, ditto with only doing one of the two Dartford Tunnels (QEII Bridge is separate though as it's a bridge), one Barnes Bridge and one Putney Rail Bridge.

The Blackwall Tunnel is two separate crossings because the two bores are in different alignments.
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Re: Tidal Thames Trial

Post by Tube Geek » 16 Apr 2016, 15:55

Phew, if you did have to do them twice, it would take quite a bit longer!
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Re: Tidal Thames Trial

Post by The Orange One » 09 Jun 2016, 11:22

I did a brief check on the feasibility of this - if you remember to prioritise some of the crossings it's easily doable! But it would take until the early evening though (albeit with a Central London finish) - that's if there is the 5am ceremonial start in Thurrock I mentioned above.

By far the most annoying part of the challenge, in my opinion, is the upping and downing around Richmond!! It's really very badly connected (especially as all the buses are routed to serve the town centre).
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Re: Tidal Thames Trial

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 09 Jun 2016, 16:49

I'm sure Hugo will becoming this when he is 60 :lol:

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