Claim the New Configuration (272) Record

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Ally
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Claim the New Configuration (272) Record

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I'm surprised nobody's done this yet. Surely it just takes someone who has
  • done a FNC soon before the closing of T4
  • visited Nine Elms and BPS stations since opening
  • a slightly self-deprecating sense of humour
to claim the inaugural record for the new configuration of "18 months, 12 days..." or whatever.

As far as I know (and correct me if I'm wrong) there is no limit to how long you can take to complete the challenge. I used to think it was a 24hr thing or the same calendar day but that doesn't seem to be a requirement. The start and end times would also be known (to within a minute at least) for those who travelled on the first service from BPS which I know some folks here did. Oyster history could help too.

So does anyone claim it?
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I'm not sure I'm worthy of this auspicious record! So if it turns out to be me I shall leave it unclaimed.

Even so...

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Would do it as part of Tube Olympics or for Charity - but never ever again for a GWR - the evidence now required just beggars belief and iq quite frankly ridiculous :evil:
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If the challenge does carryover to a second day you can suspend the challenge but the clock still runs if I remember.

But does the rule about public transport still apply during the suspension, I.e. Could you take a taxi which normally wouldn't be allowed
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If you resume where you left off then why not?
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Oh, well, I didn't, so my claim is invalid.
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al wrote: 03 May 2022, 18:24 If you resume where you left off then why not?
It makes sense that this would never be an advantage. Maybe getting a lift home for supplies & a toilet break if you live near a tube station before restarting? But perhaps that's still ok.

That means all it would take is for someone to revisit their latest finishing station and make a beeline for Battersea!
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Post by Steeevooo »

Ally wrote: 04 May 2022, 00:41
al wrote: 03 May 2022, 18:24 If you resume where you left off then why not?
It makes sense that this would never be an advantage
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Ha! So I've heard. I don't expect anyone to have a continuous video of the last 2 years (they'd need something like 20 terabytes) so I guess it would just be for a forum record
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I know that there are some stations that I haven't been back to since I started my labyrinth quest on Sunday 7 February 2016, so from then until 23 October 2021 is 2086 days!
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Just short of 2,960 days for me :D
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