On Wednesday, Dazzler & I decided to take up the tube challenge. No, not the full 275 station challenge, just the 64 stations of Zone 1. As beginners we were aiming for 3 1/2 hours.
Needless to say, our 2 stop into the challenge and we hit our first delay – signal failure! Once we got off the central line things got better. Then, at King’s Cross, we bumped into another person doing the challenge. We started chatting to him (he was aiming for 3 hours 15 minutes) causing us to jump onto the WRONG tube, costing us another 10 minutes! More delays on the Piccadilly Line (gas leak) cost us another 10 minutes plus we lost another 10 minutes waiting for a tube at Aldgate East.
We finally completed our run in 3 hours 49 minutes, but we’re pretty sure we could do it in 3 hours 15 minutes. Unfortunately, today is my last day in London, so Dazzler will have to find a new partner!
PS: Klein Jaap completed the challenge with us too!