Who Are You? Tell Us!

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Re: Who Are You? Tell Us!

Post by andytube » 08 Jul 2012, 22:20

First attempt - 58 steps. A few too many I think.
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Re: Who Are You? Tell Us!

Post by The Raven » 09 Jul 2012, 10:24

andytube wrote:First attempt - 58 steps. A few too many I think.
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Re: Who Are You? Tell Us!

Post by Iain » 09 Jul 2012, 11:42

Me on the left

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Re: Who Are You? Tell Us!

Post by tubeguru » 09 Jul 2012, 13:28

Shonen Knife - Japanese pop/punk band, yes!
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Re: Who Are You? Tell Us!

Post by Iain » 09 Jul 2012, 16:53

Sw them live a couple of times in the early nineties - quite bizarre!
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Re: Who Are You? Tell Us!

Post by tubeguru » 09 Jul 2012, 17:23

Ah, when they still had their original line-up. I like Michie the best.
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Re: Who Are You? Tell Us!

Post by DrainBrain » 06 Jun 2013, 18:14

I'm a complete newbie here, so I guess I should say "Hi".

I'm Nick and I live in Portsmouth, which isn't really the best place to start any tube challenge. I'm as many years old as the percentage of the LU that's in a tunnel (according to TfL's key facts page). I'm semi-retired, but I used to be an accountant until I realised that Monty Python were right all along.

I recently did my first, and so far only, tube challenge of any sort when I completed a Zone 1 Challenge in 3h 17m 5.7s**. Hopefully, after the summer, I'll get to at least a few of the organised challenges.

I'm not fat, I am balding, and I only occasionally wear glasses. I'm bad at darts, but good at quizzes, though probably not at quizzes about the tube.


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Re: Who Are You? Tell Us!

Post by tractakid » 06 Jun 2013, 18:26

DrainBrain wrote:I'm a complete newbie here, so I guess I should say "Hi".

I'm Nick and I live in Portsmouth, which isn't really the best place to start any tube challenge. I'm as many years old as the percentage of the LU that's in a tunnel (according to TfL's key facts page). I'm semi-retired, but I used to be an accountant until I realised that Monty Python were right all along.

I recently did my first, and so far only, tube challenge of any sort when I completed a Zone 1 Challenge in 3h 17m 5.7s**. Hopefully, after the summer, I'll get to at least a few of the organised challenges.

I'm not fat, I am balding, and I only occasionally wear glasses. I'm bad at darts, but good at quizzes, though probably not at quizzes about the tube.


** Allowing for an Edgware Road (Bakerloo) pass-through.
Welcome! Congrats on completing the Zone 1 tube challenge! It would be cool to see you at any future organised events. The next one proposed would be a full network attempt in August! A long day, but nothing to be afraid of. http://tubeforum.co.uk/forum/index.php? ... =viewtopic

Where did you start and finish Z1?
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Re: Who Are You? Tell Us!

Post by palkanetoijala31 » 06 Jun 2013, 18:44

Bloody hell you sound like me

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Re: Who Are You? Tell Us!

Post by Nigel » 06 Jun 2013, 20:48

DrainBrain wrote: I'm as many years old as the percentage of the LU that's in a tunnel (according to TfL's key facts page).
You are at at least a decade younger than I am, so plenty of time for active challenging left!

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Re: Who Are You? Tell Us!

Post by The Raven » 06 Jun 2013, 21:39

Oh, Portsmouth my neck of the woods!

I will add you time to the Zone One top times.
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Re: Who Are You? Tell Us!

Post by DrainBrain » 07 Jun 2013, 15:44

tractakid wrote: Welcome! Congrats on completing the Zone 1 tube challenge! It would be cool to see you at any future organised events. The next one proposed would be a full network attempt in August! A long day, but nothing to be afraid of. http://tubeforum.co.uk/forum/index.php? ... =viewtopic
Thank you, and everyone else, for the welcome. I'm not sure I'm ready for a FNC just yet, especially not in the heat of August. More likely is that I'll try to get to the next R15.
tractakid wrote: Where did you start and finish Z1?
I started at Vauxhall and ended at Southwark. To avoid hijacking this thread I've posted a write-up in Alternative Challenge Chat.
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Re: Who Are You? Tell Us!

Post by Going Underground » 08 Jun 2013, 10:51

Welcome Nick and sounds like you will fit in just fine :D

Hopefully see you at an R15 when the new season starts 8)
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Re: Who Are You? Tell Us!

Post by SquadronLeadereggbox » 17 Jun 2013, 15:15

Hey Guys,
I am Cameron. I am one of the few Under eighteen year old challengers. I was born in the late 1990's and Do not participate in the Tube challangej Alone, I was introduced to It by a friend at school.
I am not fully addicted to trains and have a passion for flight. That doesn't mean I don't enjoy trains though.
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Re: Who Are You? Tell Us!

Post by tractakid » 17 Jun 2013, 15:27

Would this be a Rhys? If so, Jackson or Benjamin? Welcome to the forum. Have you done any challenges so far?
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