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Old 27th February 2008, 23:49   #31
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The attention you need in driving / riding, the fun of driving, the intake growl, the exhaust note, watching other vehicles and the way others drive, the scenic beauty of some roads, the mad rush in cities, etc, infact everything on road keeps me awake. I have never felt my alert level going down so far, don't know whats will happen as my age gets its increments .

Some good music, a chai/water/ciggie stop also helps.
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Old 27th February 2008, 23:50   #32
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The headlights from our friendly truckers & buses make sure i stay awake all night.

I don't have the misfortune to go to boring meetings, but i do have a suggestion, just look down at some literature, shake your head slowly & get yourself a nice little nap of 2-3 mins, will make you reasonably fresh.

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It can become boring ...let me give u an example ..
8 hr drive in a rental car which has auto transmission and cabin is so silent u dont even hear the road noise..
Im used to driving with loud crisp exhaust note , firm suspension and sound of road noise , u can hear the tone change with rpm..
when I move to rental car its like somebody just turned off the outside world..
hmmm.. point noted. must agree hat I had not thought from that angle . I am lucky that I havent driven such a car yet.
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Old 28th February 2008, 00:09   #34
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The attention you need in driving / riding, the fun of driving, the intake growl, the exhaust note, watching other vehicles and the way others drive, the scenic beauty of some roads, the mad rush in cities, etc, infact everything on road keeps me awake.
when I was in india I used to take the old bombay pune highway instead of the freeway coz its more fun for the same reasons..
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in office, go to the loo and take a quick nap there. Someone's guaranteed to wake u up inadvertently in 15-20 mins
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On long drives and night drives - its the FEAR that keeps me awake.
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Old 28th February 2008, 13:00   #37
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What keeps me awake on long drives?

Hmm, let me think..

a) Lack of food - I avoid eating two hours before a long journey (of say over 5/6 hours) and generally go on a fast during the course of a long drive.

b) Tea, though only in small quantity.

c) My wife.
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Music it is. Be it Kenny G, Madonna or Himesh. Enough to keep me awake on long night drives.
Correct.. how can one ever fall asleep listening to Himesh crooning !
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Music it is. Be it Kenny G, Madonna or Himesh. Enough to keep me awake on long night drives.
Agreed on the music part, but Kenny G keeps you awake That is peaceful music, man!
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Agreed on the music part, but Kenny G keeps you awake That is peaceful music, man!
That's right. Kenny G will put you to sleep and Himesh will make you run away from your car.



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Old 28th February 2008, 13:30   #41
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For me only a super strong double shot of espresso works.
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For moi, the driving experience is enriching by itself to not entertain sleep.
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"boring drives" - sounds like an oxymoron to me.

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None. I neither drive or work late nights!
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Old 28th February 2008, 14:28   #45
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Driving itself keeps makes you be awake

While on highways - Having tea from the road side vendor at regular intervals(4hrs once) and a good melodious music

Having tea make u refresh
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