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Old 26th February 2011, 02:09   #1
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[IMG]file:///C:/Users/SWAPIT%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG] Dear Friends

I am planning to ride the SaddleSore 1000 in the month of March 2011. I need guidelines on the highway, I will start riding from Fountain Hotel, Mumbai >> NH8 towards Udaipur. Take U-Turn back to Mumbai after few KMS [COLOR=black][FONT=&quot]passing by Swaminarayan Mandir on NH8 which is about 804 KMS.[/FONT][/COLOR]
I need to know the difficulties I may face on this route. I would also like to have details of all the Credit Card accepting Fuel Pumps, ATMís, McDonalds on this route.

All information, suggestions and advices are welcome.

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Old 26th February 2011, 19:50   #2
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Hi Swapitude,

Be sure to go through the following threads:

Successful Saddlesore on my Fazer (Successful Saddlesore 1600K attempt in my Fazer)

Saddlesore on Yamaha FZ16
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Old 26th February 2011, 19:56   #3
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Hey ! Best of luck on your endeavour. I am still new to biking but I guess I do have a passion for it (comes a bit from my dad, he used to BLR-MUM non-stop). Still on my gearless license, but have done ~11k kms in 14 months.

Anyways, back to the topic, I am interested to know about the bike you plan to use for this trip. Any superbike, a tourer or an Indian one?
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Traffic is very high from Ghodbunder to Surat, also thanks to the road widening work. Best time to leave Fountain would be noon when traffic is the least. Alternatively, at 9 pm at night.

CRedit Card pumps - there is a HPCL at Ankleshwar.
Reliance on expressway also accepts cards, but then you have to use the old NH8.
There are a few pumps after Ratanpur after entering Rajasthan who accept cards, and also the big pumps entering Udaipur.

McDonald's is there 8 kms outside Vapi.

There are many SBI ATMs en route, but have no directory of them.

If you want to see the highway profile, please check out this link:

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?...dXM3c&hl=en_GB
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From what I know printed receipts do work (accepted at IBA) which mention time/date and the location of fuel-pump.

Try Google-ing a bit.

Best wishes for your ride.
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Old 27th February 2011, 07:25   #6
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the best road to choose for the saddlesore would be the mumbai -bangalore-mumbai.Recently two guys successfully completed on a 135ls and a gs 150All the best,ride safe.

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the best road to choose for the saddlesore would be the mumbai -bangalore-mumbai.Recently two guys successfully completed on a 135ls and a gs 150All the best,ride safe.
+ 1. Why not try this route? Its tried and tested!

I believe IBA also accepts ATM receipts as proof. So, you just dont have to worry about fuel pumps with card facility. However, you do need two witnesses at the starting, turnaround and finishing points, right?

All the best and RIDE SAFE with proper gear! Remember, saddlesore is not more important than your life.
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Given the condition of the traffic till Surat, would sincerely advise going down south on NH4 rather than up north on NH 8. Your chances of making the run are much higher.
Also contact Tigerranch (GTO sent a link on the post above) aka Kishor Chabria for a first hand insight.
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Hi Swapitude,

Be sure to go through the following threads:

Successful Saddlesore on my Fazer

Saddlesore on Yamaha FZ16
thanks GTO. gone through it already..




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Originally Posted by prateekm View Post
Hey ! Best of luck on your endeavour. I am still new to biking but I guess I do have a passion for it (comes a bit from my dad, he used to BLR-MUM non-stop). Still on my gearless license, but have done ~11k kms in 14 months.



Anyways, back to the topic, I am interested to know about the bike you plan to use for this trip. Any superbike, a tourer or an Indian one?
thanks prateek. my wishes with you. even you would do it when u get some more experience on the bikes.



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Traffic is very high from Ghodbunder to Surat, also thanks to the road widening work. Best time to leave Fountain would be noon when traffic is the least. Alternatively, at 9 pm at night.

CRedit Card pumps - there is a HPCL at Ankleshwar.
Reliance on expressway also accepts cards, but then you have to use the old NH8.
There are a few pumps after Ratanpur after entering Rajasthan who accept cards, and also the big pumps entering Udaipur.

McDonald's is there 8 kms outside Vapi.

There are many SBI ATMs en route, but have no directory of them.

If you want to see the highway profile, please check out this link:

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?...dXM3c&hl=en_GB

Thanks a lot for this wonderful information.


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Originally Posted by Sheel View Post
From what I know printed receipts do work (accepted at IBA) which mention time/date and the location of fuel-pump.

Try Google-ing a bit.

Best wishes for your ride.
Thanks for the wishes Sheel.




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Originally Posted by rakesh_r View Post
the best road to choose for the saddlesore would be the mumbai -bangalore-mumbai.Recently two guys successfully completed on a 135ls and a gs 150All the best,ride safe.
Thanks rakesh_r, working on that..




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Originally Posted by CrAzY dRiVeR View Post
+ 1. Why not try this route? Its tried and tested!

I believe IBA also accepts ATM receipts as proof. So, you just dont have to worry about fuel pumps with card facility. However, you do need two witnesses at the starting, turnaround and finishing points, right?

All the best and RIDE SAFE with proper gear! Remember, saddlesore is not more important than your life.
Thanks CrAzY dRiVeR, yeah. IBA accepts ATM receipts too..



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Given the condition of the traffic till Surat, would sincerely advise going down south on NH4 rather than up north on NH 8. Your chances of making the run are much higher.
Also contact Tigerranch (GTO sent a link on the post above) aka Kishor Chabria for a first hand insight.
Thanks genesis, Looking on all scenarios, finalising NH4.
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Have you done it? If not I would suggest start from Lonavla, ride till Tumkur and turn back.
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