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post #691 of 1733
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I thought Asians didn't have to shave? confused.gif
post #692 of 1733
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I thought Asians didn't have to shave? confused.gif

Asian? Obvi you haven't seen my hugenourmous appendage.
post #693 of 1733
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Let's try our very best to keep it that way.
post #694 of 1733
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Let's try our very best to keep it that way.

I are disappoint. frown.gifshog[1].gif
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Twice a week I have to hear either mariachis or some "Sound of the Andes" pan flute group in the subway station nearest my apartment. This sucks. And is also disconcertingly weird in Asia.
 

post #696 of 1733
i love reading about that one chick who was on a mission to ride the whole system in record time (just 23 or so hours), but instead she was basically prevented that record by a delay i the first few stops. and, according to her “Not sure how long it’ll take[to finish]. Our entire route got botched by reroutings, that 40-min Rockaway ‘rush hour’ wait, and a police evacuation.”

according to the news, she is still riding at 27 hours, hilariously FAR from the record time.
post #697 of 1733
She'll have a chance to set the record once they open the new lines, no?
post #698 of 1733
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i love reading about that one chick who was on a mission to ride the whole system in record time (just 23 or so hours), but instead she was basically prevented that record by a delay i the first few stops. and, according to her “Not sure how long it’ll take[to finish]. Our entire route got botched by reroutings, that 40-min Rockaway ‘rush hour’ wait, and a police evacuation.”
according to the news, she is still riding at 27 hours, hilariously FAR from the record time.

Does the whole system include redundant routes? For example do you need to do the 1, 2, and 3 through midtown, or just go back to where they diverge?
post #699 of 1733
hold on, let me check the press release...
post #700 of 1733
Didn't realize it was this official:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subway_Challenge
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The objective of the Subway Challenge is to navigate the entire New York City Subway system in the shortest time possible. This ride is also known as the Rapid Transit Challenge and the "Ultimate Ride".
There are two primary variations of this challenge:
Full-system ride that requires a rider to stop at each station. (Class B)
Skip-stop ride that only requires a rider to pass through each station. (Class C)
There is a third variation (Class A) which requires riders to cover all lines of the system. More specifically that means "During the run, the contestants making the run must traverse completely at least once each segment of right-of-way of the Transit Authority system. Each segment may be traversed either in one continuous transit or in any number of partial transits between stations on the segment."
The three classes of rides (A, B and C) are defined by the Amateur New York Subway Riding Committee (ANYSRC), created by Peter Samson in 1966.
Guinness World Records recognizes what is essentially the Class B rules as the official world record. The only difference between the rides defined by Guinness and the ANYSRC, is ANYSRC rides must be completed on a single fare while the Guinness rules allow for "transfers between subway lines must be made by scheduled public transport or on foot. The use of private motor vehicles, taxis or any other form of privately arranged transport (bicycles, skateboards, etc.) is not allowed." The complete Guinness rules can be found on the Rapid Transit Challenge website, and are similar to the rules for the London Tube Challenge.
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

i love reading about that one chick who was on a mission to ride the whole system in record time (just 23 or so hours), but instead she was basically prevented that record by a delay i the first few stops. and, according to her “Not sure how long it’ll take[to finish]. Our entire route got botched by reroutings, that 40-min Rockaway ‘rush hour’ wait, and a police evacuation.”

according to the news, she is still riding at 27 hours, hilariously FAR from the record time.

Why the hell would you keep going if you knew after the first hour that you couldn't hit the record? 27 hours on the MTA sounds like my idea of hell.
post #702 of 1733
She's doing another run - probably wanted to factor in all maintenance, etc.
post #703 of 1733
Randomly, I used to work with one of the record-holders (at least as of 2000 - don't know if it changed hands since). It's a pretty interesting optimization problem, if you're into that sort of thing. I assume the woman in this case kept going in order to test her approach for a future attempt.

Anyway, what I never understood about the record is that the subway system changes all the damn time... how much of the "improvement" from one record to the next comes from cleverness, and how much comes from taking advantage of line changes?

And yes I have spent time thinking about this.
post #704 of 1733
walked the 35 blocks to work this morning. Second time in just as many weeks I've had to do that.
post #705 of 1733
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I took a cab to work today because the subways aren't running because of "hurricane" Sandy.
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