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#60927 - 21/04/11 09:10 PM Re: For speed aficianados [Re: slowcoach]
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...you work too hard...
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#60928 - 21/04/11 09:51 PM Re: For speed aficianados [Re: lightweightmick]
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Call it work?

Being out in the hills all day. I still blush every payday.

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#60962 - 23/04/11 05:57 AM Re: For speed aficianados [Re: slowcoach]
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St Bees to Robin Hoods Bay by road is 158 miles according to the ‘AA Route Planner’ but that’s with going up through Cockermouth, so take a more direct route for the first section and you’re down to 150 miles which is a good 20% off the recognised 190 miles. Go mainly by roads and you’re cutting out over 20% of the gradient too as well as avoiding nearly all the stiles, gates, livestock and rough terrain. So only 50 miles a day, which is averaging about two miles an hour, without most of the hills isn’t as great an achievement as is suggested and is little more than we might expect from our service personnel who are paid handsomely out of the taxpayer’s pocket to keep themselves fit. Many would envy having a job where you’re paid for doing the Coast To Coast in work’s time but rushing like that would give little time spare for the good pubs along the way or for sightseeing. Such a routemarch wouldn’t appeal to me, especially in my advancing years, and I’m sure it’s not what Wainwright had in mind.

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#60963 - 23/04/11 06:33 AM Re: For speed aficianados [Re: Lounge Lizard]
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I suppose that the two fixed overnight stops somewhat limits the options for road travel though. I just get the impression that what I was told was being (in modern parlance "economical with the truth". There's more to the eye than I was led to believe.....

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#60990 - 24/04/11 05:37 PM Re: For speed aficianados [Re: slowcoach]
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Lounge Lizard wrote
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So only 50 miles a day, which is averaging about two miles an hour, without most of the hills isn’t as great an achievement as is suggested and is little more than we might expect from our service personnel who are paid handsomely out of the taxpayer’s pocket to keep themselves fit. Many would envy having a job where you’re paid for doing the Coast To Coast in work’s time


I am quite sure you don't face roadside bombs during your daily postal round yet you get paid the same "handsome" salary as the average squaddie.The army deserve a bit extra as they take risks that most of us would find unacceptable.

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#60992 - 24/04/11 08:18 PM Re: For speed aficianados [Re: tonyk]
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...... oh dear ........ not another angle ..........

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#62049 - 26/06/11 09:50 PM Re: For speed aficianados [Re: slowcoach]
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Slogger ..... I met the girl who encountered this mysterious record holder today. I asked her if she could remember anything else about him ...... evidently he is an undertaker! This either identifies him or deepens the intrigue!

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#62055 - 27/06/11 11:30 AM Re: For speed aficianados [Re: slowcoach]
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Could be a case being in the presence of spirits far too often!?
Dave.

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#62064 - 27/06/11 06:23 PM Re: For speed aficianados [Re: Slogger]
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Spooky ...........

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#66734 - 23/02/12 08:43 AM Re: For speed aficianados [Re: tonyk]
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Originally Posted By: tonyk
Lounge Lizard wrote
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Lounge Lizard wrote
So only 50 miles a day, which is averaging about two miles an hour, without most of the hills isn’t as great an achievement as is suggested and is little more than we might expect from our service personnel who are paid handsomely out of the taxpayer’s pocket to keep themselves fit. Many would envy having a job where you’re paid for doing the Coast To Coast in work’s time


I am quite sure you don't face roadside bombs during your daily postal round yet you get paid the same "handsome" salary as the average squaddie. The army deserves a bit extra as they take risks that most of us would find unacceptable.

Anyone considering and then applying for whatever vocation should have the sense to properly consider all aspects of that work, including the risks, as well as all the rewards, and should have a good idea of how the pay compares to other opportunities.
As for 'the army deserves a bit extra' I would have thought from £17,265 to £28,939 to be quite a generous 'Range 1' salary for 'the average squaddie'.

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