[Tagging] roundtrip

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Sat May 26 17:52:36 UTC 2018

I enjoy linear walks from a to b as you can cover more ground, or at least more diverse ground, 2.pi.r and all that.

Generally they involve public transport for one of two parts but its still a round trip.

Bus from A to B, walk from B to C, train from C to A. If using trains you can even take your bike.

Phil (trigpoint) 

On 26 May 2018 17:16:09 BST, Peter Elderson <pelderson at gmail.com> wrote:
>I do a lot of one-day walking trips with groups... they actually fit
>nicely with your descriptions. The route usually ends where it starts.
>have a fixed order of POI's, one or more planned stops at fixed
>and they (the others or the group leader) get upset when someone is not
>ready when the groups is supposed to go on or return.  The route maybe
>linear or circular, often a combination: start linear, then a tour,
>return the same way you came.
>None of this is absolutely fixed, but that's the same with your
>description, it contains a lot of "may"s
>If someone decides to do the same touring car route in her own car,
>wouldn't  you still call it a round trip?
>2018-05-26 17:16 GMT+02:00 Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com>:
>> On Sat, May 26, 2018 at 3:53 PM, Peter Elderson <pelderson at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Still thinking...
>>> If in British English round trip just means you start at A, go to B,
>>> all kinds of things in between or not, then later return at A, no
>matter if
>>> it's via the same route or a different route, as long as it's in one
>>> then a waymarked "circular" foot or bicycle route actually fits the
>>> definition.
>> Not really.  On a circular A->B->C->D->E->F->A->B->C... I can get on
>> any point and go to any other.  Ticketing
>> restrictions may mean I cannot go around past the same point twice.
>> Ticketing restrictions may mean if there's
>> a reverse of the route then I can't go A->B->C->D->E->F but must take
>> reverse route F->A.
>> On sight-seeing tours which are round trips, it may not be
>permissible to
>> get on or off at any point other than A,
>> in fact the bus may not even stop at any POI. On more general tourist
>> round trips, it may be possible to get off some
>> POIs but you must return (otherwise they hang around thinking you've
>> gotten lost) and it may not be permissible to
>> board at any point other than A.  The round trip may be linear rather
>> circular (they usually are circular so that
>> you get to see more POIs, but in the case of an "excursion" the
>intent is
>> to get from A to B, spend time at B, then
>> return.  Different from an ordinary route because they get upset if
>> don't return to the bus at the allotted time
>> --
>> Paul
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>Vr gr Peter Elderson

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