Zone 1 2012 - Friday 8th June

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Re: Zone 1 2012 - Friday 8th June

Post by Going Underground » 08 Jun 2012, 09:10

An overcast cool, wet and very windy day on the outskirts of West London....
Rain has stopped for now after waking me up :x But could return at anytime....
See you in a couple of hours or so :P
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Re: Zone 1 2012 - Friday 8th June

Post by greatkingrat » 08 Jun 2012, 09:48

And so far at least, we have a good service on all lines with the Central line now fully dried out.
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Re: Zone 1 2012 - Friday 8th June

Post by tractakid » 08 Jun 2012, 10:15

On the 10:05 to from MKC to Euston now... :)
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Re: Zone 1 2012 - Friday 8th June

Post by hopeful traveller » 08 Jun 2012, 11:00

Good luck all, and don't have too much fun without me.
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Re: Zone 1 2012 - Friday 8th June

Post by Sam » 08 Jun 2012, 11:04

Good luck, it's a tad windy out there!!
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Re: Zone 1 2012 - Friday 8th June

Post by tractakid » 08 Jun 2012, 16:47

Exhausted!
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Re: Zone 1 2012 - Friday 8th June

Post by Nigel » 08 Jun 2012, 19:51

That was fun - very pleased to have beaten 3 hours for Zone 1, despite not being very confident with the starting station.

I'll provide a fuller write up later, but may not get chance until Sunday - a busy evening & tomorrow.

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Re: Zone 1 2012 - Friday 8th June

Post by snudge27 » 08 Jun 2012, 19:53

Can anyone quickly provide bare details for those of us who weren't there, such as start station, winners and winning time?

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Re: Zone 1 2012 - Friday 8th June

Post by Nigel » 08 Jun 2012, 20:20

uefacup81 wrote:Can anyone quickly provide bare details for those of us who weren't there, such as start station, winners and winning time?
No doubt official results will come later, but start station was Aldgate East, winner was Andi in a time of about 2:48/2:49 I think. All very close at the top - not much separating a large number of teams.

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Re: Zone 1 2012 - Friday 8th June

Post by tractakid » 08 Jun 2012, 22:16

5 of us tied for 4th on the same train. Managed to keep up with Andi until the last train, having been a train behind 3 times. :D Thanks Garion, ever so much, for taking me round with the winning route, despite finishing a train later. 2:52:59 was the time, Aldgate East to Aldgate. Really fun day, really really great to meet you guys, and really glad to start with a sub 3h time. Thanks Myles, for organising, Andi for doing the quiz, and everyone else too, for being awesome.
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Re: Zone 1 2012 - Friday 8th June

Post by Soup Dragon » 08 Jun 2012, 22:25

Well done Andi on the victory and congratulations to all those who took part. Would have loved to join you all but another day working in Hammersmith did me in. I only have to put up with it for another 9.5 weeks and then it's goodbye to ANZ. Where do I apply to become a train driver? :-)
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Re: Zone 1 2012 - Friday 8th June

Post by tubeguru » 08 Jun 2012, 22:29

I'd like to see him give it a try.
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Re: Zone 1 2012 - Friday 8th June

Post by Soup Dragon » 08 Jun 2012, 22:30

How difficult can it be? I can push a trolley around Tesco without crashing into anyone so surely I can drive a train?
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Re: Zone 1 2012 - Friday 8th June

Post by tubeguru » 08 Jun 2012, 22:35

Whatever do you mean?
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Re: Zone 1 2012 - Friday 8th June

Post by The Raven » 08 Jun 2012, 22:58

scrxisi wrote:See, I can't do a shop without having a coming together with a small child, the Paxo stand or another trolley.

Anyway, well done to Andi - does he now need one more win to claim the new trophy for keeps (his third victory ever), or another two (his third win of *this* trophy)?
If your doing it "proper" world cup style then its 3 wins with the new cup. For example Germany/West Germany and Italy have won the world cup 3 and 4 times respectively but havn't kept the cup.
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