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Old 5th January 2011, 21:00   #76
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Well, in 1 hour since then, he has moved hardly 75 kms, he is now crossing Manor at 845 pm.

This is turning out to be one more frustrating drive, he will not reach Bombay before 10 pm, that will make it a long 7-8 hour drive from Baroda.
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Is 75 kmph not a fair speed? I believe the section between Panoli ~ Vapi must have been the real culprit.
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Is 75 kmph not a fair speed? I believe the section between Panoli ~ Vapi must have been the real culprit.
In good times, I do Ghodbunder-Vapi - all of 140 kms in 2 hours!
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In good times, I do Ghodbunder-Vapi - all of 140 kms in 2 hours!
I am talking about normal human drivers not high vay king
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Am back!

3877 kms of great fun and some anxious moments.
Credit to HVK, khoj, deky, sam, Topolino,BolBolero and SuperSelect for constantly nursing my run and navigating the way through.
Will compile a travelogue as soon as time permits-right now ploughing through office work!

Top of the mind points :

Best sections to drive on (no surprises to all of us):
1. Baroda-Ahmedabad, then after Chillodamoda through Himmatnagar-Udaipur
2. Udaipur-Chittorgarh bypass-Nasirabad-Jaipur bypass
3. Ramnagar-Kashipur -Moradabad bypass


Worst sections (again no surprises) :

1. Behror - Manesar : impossibly heavy truck traffic, many accidents involving long vehicles, heavy fog on 25th Dec morning and on 4th Jan morning, chaotic driving by Tavera/Innova taxis
2. Vasai -Vapi : heavy truck traffic, jams & diversions, chaotic driving by taxis, dense fog ( visibility reduced to less than 50 feet was unexpected on the 24th)
3. Moradabad bypass -Rampur-Bilaspur : bad road between Moradabad bypass to Rampur, plus road laying in front of Rampur railway station means gridlock
4. Sections on the Pilkhuwa-Didauli stretch

I drove pretty slowly on the following sections :

1. Pantnagar-Haldwani-Kathgodam-Bhimtal-Bhowali-Khairna-Ranikhet : bad sections/landslips around Khairna, Garampani
2. Ranikhet-Bhatronjkhan-Tota Am-Dhikuli : narrow, single lane, scenic, some bad sections with rubble from landslips

The lowest temperature that I read was 3 degrees in Ranikhet Cantonment on 26th night and the highest was 29 degrees around Talasri on 5th afternoon/evening. These readings might be slightly higher than actual because the sensor is placed not far from the engine.

Regards. drive safe

P.S. : khoj is speeding is way through the Rajasthan-Gujarat border toward Baroda by evening, as we speak

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Congrats on completing a safe drive in what are most difficult conditions, Issigonis, and thanks a great deal for the lovely analysis of the route.
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Congratulations Sir on completing incredible journey.
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Good to know you've completed this incredible journey safely. How did the Red Baron treat you? What kinda fuel efficiency figures?
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Will create a separate thread on the entire run soon.
I have created excels, one for each day, with details ( whatever I could record) w.r.t, trip readings, time, toll receipts, time stamps of the toll plazas, refuelling stops, eating breaks etc.

Hope it helps, as I am not creative with words, and the travelogue is more factual than lyrical.

Regards, drive safe
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