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View Poll Results: How frequently do you hit the highway?
More than once a month 111 29.13%
Once a month 68 17.85%
Once in 2 months 59 15.49%
Once in 3 months 51 13.39%
Damn, I really need to get out more often (Once in 4 or more months) 92 24.15%
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Old 6th August 2015, 08:04   #61
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Voted more than once a month. I have atleast 1-2 trips to my hometown (Gurgaon - Moradabad) in a month. Last month i had 3 trips to moradabad, 1 to Jaipur and 1 to Haldwani. So overall i drove almost 2300 kms on highways.
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More than once a month.

My work allows me to take off weekdays. I find weekends the most crowded. Roads and the standard holiday places are jammed with Tourists. Hotels are impossible to come by.

It's mostly with my "gang". There are 2 other buddies who usually join. Since we're all teetotalers with iron bellies we manage to cover a lot of road before we need to halt.

Food is of least concern as I carry a portable stove and we can pretty much survive on noodles and MTR ready mixes. Though we always stop at interesting rural eateries. Over time some eateries and dhabha's have become standard stops for us.

Off late it's been with my kids only. They're a bit picky about keeping the AC on or avoiding leeches. So far the school accepts that our grandfather and other uncles fall ill during weekdays.

Everyone in my family has been "married" off twice. Hopefully the teachers don't retain the previous years leave notes.

Sadly the home minister is not of the same frame of mind. She prefers weekends and insists on staying at well reviewed and therefore jam packed hotels only.

I've often been tempted to send her by flight and me and kids leave a day before to whichever place. But haven't had the courage so far.
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Old 9th September 2015, 11:42   #63
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I take 3-4 long trips every year, involving usually more that 2000 kms of driving. Having a Civic limits the places I can drive to. Otherwise my bike is what I rely on. Last executed plan was a 2-day drive from Bangalore to Ranchi in my friend's Palio 1.6; then riding to Bhutan on our bikes(RE Continental GT and Pulsar 200 NS) for a weeklong ride. Next trip would probably be Sikkim.Or I may decide to cover Rajasthan and Gujrat in the winter in my Civvy.

Other than that, I usually end up driving to Ranchi(through the magnificent Patratu Valley, no less), Jamshedpur or Bokaro pretty much every weekend.
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Old 19th March 2016, 09:23   #64
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In 2014, used to go on a long drive once every month. Each long drive was over 800 kms one way.

I sorely miss it now.
I can blame it on age but I will be honest. It's my wife. Let's just say, she is not absurdly thrilled when I bring up the topic of long drives.

I drive, getting lost in the maze of my own mind
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Old 19th March 2016, 12:56   #65
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More than once a month.
With Delhi and Chandigarh on either side just 2 hours away on an awesome NH1 having great eating points at murthal, Karnal & Ambala and on top of that friends and family living in both Delhi NCR and Chandigarh, it is just irresistible.
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Old 22nd April 2016, 12:22   #66
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I voted for once in 3 months,
My frequency of highway travel has increased considerably from earlier in last 2 years. Switching to a Diesel Car has definitely increased my Highway runs.
This year till now - I have done 3 runs ~ 450 kms (Pune to Kolhapur and back). 2 runs ~ 850 to 900 kms (Pune to Hubli and Back).
Last year again there were lot of Pune-Kolhapur trips, Also went on a Pune-Rajasthan+Agra road trip which was about 3500 kms,

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