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Old 28th February 2008, 14:40   #46
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Originally Posted by chetanhanda View Post
so what keeps u ppl awake during those long boring drives, boring documentation @ office or those most boring presentations etc..
which coffee ? which energy drink ... ? or lets hear some new innovative suggestions
man Im totally falling asleep now ...

I have never had a long boring drive yet. I have driven upto 10-11 hours, but have rarely felt the need of even listening to music. At the end of my longest drive, I still felt fresh enough to take a walk around the place and enjoy the scenery.

Actually I enjoy any kind of driving. Even in bumper to bumper drives I would much rather drive that be a passenger.

In addition, I do not allow any food in my car, or liquids for that matter, except for water. So, people travelling with me have a hard time. They ask for a 5 minute stop for refreshments and get that. But the car has to be kept clean.

Oh, by the way, I admit I do smoke in the car, and on long drives, if I am stuck behind trucks, I smoke a little more. But all that is just a diversion. I Never feel sleepy.
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Old 28th February 2008, 15:22   #47
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1. Tea
2. Wash my face whenever I stop for tea. Or whenever I stop to stretch.
3. If tired, take a quick nap.
DirtyDan : If I am sleepy, I pull over some place and take a quick nap.
A 15-20 min nap can freshen up a lot. Makes sense to nap than to doze off.

theMAG : For moi, the driving experience is enriching by itself to not entertain sleep.
Maggie, then why dont we see you doing more trips out of town - or to out -station TBHP meets ?! The only long drive of yours I can recollect is the one you did through the western ghats for the wedding ..

Feeling sleepy in meetings does not have to be so critical /dangerous as feeling sleepy while driving. One can always catch up with what he's missed in the meeting.

Good music is always welcome, but one can drift off when listening to soothing stuff. Playing peppier stuff may not be an option when every one else in the car has fallen asleep and you're left to take care of them & your baby.

But if you are alone, and you are feeling very sleepy, turn up the music full blast till you are awake. It's a tested method.
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A long drive with conversation and never make you sleep. Hence, talking to your co-passengers and engaging in a talk or discussion eases out the drive fatigue (if any) and makes it more fun. No amount of coffee or music can substitute it.
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Hmmmm! Let me think again! I guess good company, good songs, good roads are some of the factors but...

The eagerness to reach home safely keeps me awake!
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Maggie, then why dont we see you doing more trips out of town - or to out -station TBHP meets ?! The only long drive of yours I can recollect is the one you did through the western ghats for the wedding ..
Condor - I've had to frustratingly cancel 4 Pondicherry trips after finalizing them since something came up on the personal front (1) and my friends having unexpected work during that time frame (3). That last Mangalore drive has been my last vacation to date . I intend to make up for this pitiable situation of mine after the financial year-end in March. Some 10 days in April I intend to stretch out mine and my car's legs.
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Originally Posted by tifosi
"boring drives" - sounds like an oxymoron to me.
AMEN to that,thalaivaa!
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Old 1st March 2008, 04:49   #52
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I have a pet langour monkey.
Sometimes when sleepy I spank my monkey.....
sometimes my monkey spanks me!

There is a song to these lyrics, I think.

Or, I just look at pictures of Jamie Yeo. YOW!
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Only done a couple of long 12-hour drives, and sitting next to me was my friend's super chatty girlfriend. No chance of feeling sleepy
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Bored girlfriend in the passenger seat
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2 cans of Red Bull. Keeps me awake for 3-4 hours.
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Old 14th October 2008, 09:35   #56
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Interestingly, I never feel sleepy while driving. Even if somebody sitting next to me sleeps, I never feel sleepy myself. I enjoy listening to songs and singing while driving, probably that keeps me awake. Also Whenever I feel tired, I stop at a reasonable secured place, roam around car, stretch myself, and then start again. At night I enjoy a cup of tea while on highway and keep singing while I drive, of course not loudly.
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Old 14th October 2008, 10:39   #57
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loud music - rap, heavy metal, bhangra-pop
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a chewing gum can be of incredible help. if you are a paan-chewer or a tobaco-chewer the problem will never arise!
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Old 14th October 2008, 11:31   #59
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Never felt sleepy while driving.
So can't really say.

Driving is something I like to do, does't really matter the car or the road.
If both are good it does help.

Bumper to bumper to traffic is the only place I don't like to drive, its bucause of all the foolish auto's bikes and stuff who cut you off.

Music can be a life saver there.
Long drives music is always a good idea.

If I'm getting bored (like its a endless straight road) I usually shift down take it to the redline just for the fun of it.
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for the thread title - my answer...

the 'thought' of dozing off and awakening on a hospital bed - worse (not awaken @ all) - keeps me awake.

Seriously - the CHILL wind and loud music (no sober duet's !!) keeps me awake..
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