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Post by CrunchySaviour » 08 Mar 2006, 14:40

The only possible way would be to have an identical stopwatch running for an extra hour or so, and present THAT one to the Swedes at the end of the day...
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Post by tubeguru » 08 Mar 2006, 14:43

Exactly. Which won't match their own stopwatches and so they'll smell a rat.

So it's not going to be easy for me to cheat them of a time is it? :-)
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Post by hwolge » 08 Mar 2006, 14:44

We were brought up believing that English sportmanship is impeccable - and I haven't been proved wrong yet!

(Well, young Beckham's unfortunate behaviour in his first WC being the exception.)
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Post by hwolge » 08 Mar 2006, 14:48

Crunchy wrote:The only possible way would be to have an identical stopwatch running for an extra hour or so, and present THAT one to the Swedes at the end of the day...
But WE will supply the stopwatch so any false stopwatch would be very obvious to us! :D

Not presenting any stopwatch would a problem for us though... :cry:
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Post by tubeguru » 08 Mar 2006, 14:49

A certain "********" springs to mind as a good example of how NOT to be British.

And on a side note, Beckham may have kicked out but Diego Simeone fell over as if he'd just been hit by a tube train.
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Post by TheFatBuoy » 08 Mar 2006, 15:04

tubeguru wrote:Exactly. Which won't match their own stopwatches and so they'll smell a rat.

So it's not going to be easy for me to cheat them of a time is it? :-)
No. Only way would be to buy 3 or 4 identical stopwatches, and start them 10, 20, 30 and 40 minutes earlier than the main one. But you'd need to know exactly what stopwatch they're going to bring along. All in all, probably not worth the effort :D
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Post by tubeguru » 08 Mar 2006, 15:06

I've got an idea.

Why don't I take the one they give me and start it as the first train leaves Amersham?

It may work ...
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Post by TheFatBuoy » 08 Mar 2006, 15:08

tubeguru wrote:I've got an idea.

Why don't I take the one they give me and start it as the first train leaves Amersham?

It may work ...
I reckon that's a pretty damned good idea!
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Post by hwolge » 08 Mar 2006, 15:19

Perhaps rather when the door closes? That way we'll follow GWR rules!
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Post by tubeguru » 08 Mar 2006, 15:22

Well quite.

I'll be employing some people to hold you back from setting foot on the platform at the finishing station so the stopwatches can't be stopped :-)
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Post by standclearofthedoors » 08 Mar 2006, 16:40

Err... doesn't the challenge finish when the doors open rather than when the challenger leaves the train?
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Post by CrunchySaviour » 08 Mar 2006, 17:01

I believe current rules state that it finishes when all the challengers ar eon the platform at the final station.

It used to be "start when first train moves, finish when last train doors open", but now it's "start when first train doors close, finish when everyone's off the last train". I think.
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Post by standclearofthedoors » 08 Mar 2006, 17:04

Aren't GWR wonderful?
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Post by hwolge » 08 Mar 2006, 18:03

Speaking of wonderful GWR:

The rules, allegedly from March -05 states that "British Rail" can be used as a substitute for tube on certain segments. Does BR even exist?

They also state clearly that the W&C is NOT INCLUDED in the challenge (seems to date back to the last century). The profound implications of this are somewhat foggy to me, since both Waterloo & Bank clearly must be visiteded...

(Note that I'm intentionally not mentioning that other thing about "geographically separate stations")
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Post by standclearofthedoors » 08 Mar 2006, 18:15

Do they do allow you to visit in person? That may speed up the painfully slow correspondance
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