The Anti-Tube Challenge

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Re: The Anti-Tube Challenge

Post by tractakid » 19 Jun 2013, 15:00

all545londonbuses wrote:The day to do this? If you're doing this in one day...

Anyway, if you use rail replacement buses it's a separate record to set. Because let's face it, rail replacement buses to either Moor Park, Chesham, Epping or Watford will speed up your time by a lot.
And? Same record. If you're bonkers enough to do it choose a day where the timetable best fits. Same with the real tube challenge, people are free to choose an Olympia or non Olympia day at will.
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Re: The Anti-Tube Challenge

Post by The Orange One » 19 Jun 2013, 15:10

tractakid wrote:
all545londonbuses wrote:The day to do this? If you're doing this in one day...

Anyway, if you use rail replacement buses it's a separate record to set. Because let's face it, rail replacement buses to either Moor Park, Chesham, Epping or Watford will speed up your time by a lot.
And? Same record. If you're bonkers enough to do it choose a day where the timetable best fits. Same with the real tube challenge, people are free to choose an Olympia or non Olympia day at will.
OK, same record then. We all love Olympia days! It'll probably balance out anyway as rail replacement buses are usually at weekends and other services are less frequent then. Speaking of Olympia problems, wonder whether TfL will catch on and cancel some really important service?
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Re: The Anti-Tube Challenge

Post by The Orange One » 31 Jul 2013, 22:58

Posting back in an earlier thread - I'm not doing an Anti-Tube Challenge but I will be doing an Anti-DLR Challenge in a few weeks - I'm doing the standard DLR Challenge the day before. Hoping I won't need to get a Zones 1-4 Travelcard as I should be within the Oyster time-out limit. Let you know how they both go. Just keeping my fingers crossed the Greenwich foot tunnel is open.
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Re: The Anti-Tube Challenge

Post by hopeful traveller » 31 Jul 2013, 23:21

Nigel wrote:
tubeguru wrote:Do the residents of Moor Park USE buses?
Presumably they subscribe to the view that Margaret Thatcher was reputed to have held that a man over the age of 26 who finds himself on a bus can count himself as a failure.
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Re: The Anti-Tube Challenge

Post by tubeguru » 01 Aug 2013, 07:46

hopeful traveller wrote:
Nigel wrote:
tubeguru wrote:Do the residents of Moor Park USE buses?
Presumably they subscribe to the view that Margaret Thatcher was reputed to have held that a man over the age of 26 who finds himself on a bus can count himself as a failure.
Must... resist... :x :evil: :x :x :evil:
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Re: The Anti-Tube Challenge

Post by hopeful traveller » 01 Aug 2013, 16:48

tubeguru wrote:
hopeful traveller wrote:
Nigel wrote:
tubeguru wrote:Do the residents of Moor Park USE buses?
Presumably they subscribe to the view that Margaret Thatcher was reputed to have held that a man over the age of 26 who finds himself on a bus can count himself as a failure.
Must... resist... :x :evil: :x :x :evil:
You're not 26 yet, so you can rest easy for a few more years ...
Firstly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnToK3kSKKg

Secondly: Do an Eddie Mair: "Nigel, you spread rumours about great world leaders and disgrace their names. You're a nasty piece of work, aren't you?"
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Re: The Anti-Tube Challenge

Post by tubeguru » 01 Aug 2013, 17:05

Meanwhile, back at the anti-tube challenge ...
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Re: The Anti-Tube Challenge

Post by jamesthegill » 01 Aug 2013, 17:58

hopeful traveller wrote:
tubeguru wrote:
hopeful traveller wrote:
Nigel wrote:
tubeguru wrote:Do the residents of Moor Park USE buses?
Presumably they subscribe to the view that Margaret Thatcher was reputed to have held that a man over the age of 26 who finds himself on a bus can count himself as a failure.
Must... resist... :x :evil: :x :x :evil:
You're not 26 yet, so you can rest easy for a few more years ...
Firstly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnToK3kSKKg

Secondly: Do an Eddie Mair: "Nigel, you spread rumours about great world leaders and disgrace their names. You're a nasty piece of work, aren't you?"
I'll do Toryboy's work in actually shedding more light on the veracity of the Thatcher quote that is often attributed to her, then.

http://www.parliament.the-stationery-of ... 702-10.htm alluded to on 2 July 2003 by Mr. Don Foster, MP for Bath. The exact time and place of the original Thatcher speech has not been identified, but is commonly believed to be found in the 1986 Hansards, which are not online.
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Re: The Anti-Tube Challenge

Post by hopeful traveller » 01 Aug 2013, 22:34

jamesthegill wrote:The exact time and place of the original Thatcher speech has not been identified, but is commonly believed to be found in the 1986 Hansards, which are not online.
All I can say is...

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Re: The Anti-Tube Challenge

Post by tubeguru » 01 Aug 2013, 22:34

Meanwhile, back at the anti-tube challenge ...
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Re: The Anti-Tube Challenge

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 05 Aug 2013, 12:45

I start at chesham on the earliest bus to Amersham then take 336 which passes chalfont,chorleywood,rickmansworth,croxley i walk up to watford and go back towards rickmansworth probably walk to moor park and on to northwood take bus 282 or walk to northwood hills then switch to bus h13 or walk to pinner from there i have to think lol it definately take 2 days at least i think you have to split into 135 stations a piece

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Re: The Anti-Tube Challenge

Post by The Orange One » 05 Aug 2013, 17:16

Whereas I start at Moor Park, walk to Northwood, take the 8 to Watford High Street, walk to Watford Met and on to Rickmansworth Road to take the X336 through Croxley to Rickmansworth, take the Chiltern to Amersham, 1 to Chesham and back and then the Chiltern back to Harrow on the Hill.
All London buses: 23 hours 25 minutes (with Adham, David, Josh and Tangy)
Holds some alternative challenge records. Not sure which ones.
20½ Random 15 challenges: 01:58:48 best
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