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Monday, August 09, 2004

Monday's Metro Momento

Olympics on the way

After the excitement of Big Brother, we'll now have many more weeks of watching half dressed sweaty people cavorting around on TV and in honour of the Olympics, Metro pushed out a tongue in cheek guide to the commuting Olympics, claiming that "negotiating your way through ticket halls, escalators and labyrinthine exit routes demands a level of athleticism to match that of Olympic contenders".

My personal favourite from the five was the Ticket hall hurdles as I've seen a number of people jump over the barriers. The "Method" according to Metro is to:

"take five steps back, crouch in the starting position and launch yourself over the barrier, making sure you flash your ticket at the guard as you pass".

Other sports were the Tube Triple Jump (leaping onto the Tube just as the doors are closing), the Travelcard Triathlon (poor multi-disciplined people like me who sometimes use train, bus and tube in a single day), Commuter Sprint (obvious) and Routemaster Relay (like the commuter sprint but legging it onto the old routemaster double decker buses).

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