Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Street Experiences


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 21st September 2011, 09:51   #151
BHPian
 
dushmish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 416
Thanked: 68 Times
Infractions: 0/1 (5)
Default re: Longest Drives!

Interesting thread!

My longest drive (Single drive with just food and pee stops) has been Mumbai Jaipur / Jaipur Mumbai. I have done this many times now in the last 3 years. A distance of 1170 km covered in 16 to 17 hours. I have driven with two little kids and wife on this route. Have done this solo. The latest was day before, when I drove from Jaipur to Mumbai solo in 17 hrs.

Otherwise the longest drive has been Mumbai to Leh and back. It was 6500 km, done in 13 days.

Cheers!
D
dushmish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2011, 11:35   #152
BHPian
 
shineshine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Arkansas,US
Posts: 277
Thanked: 36 Times
Default re: Longest Drives!

Nice thread

My longest drive is from Trivandrum to Mahe and then to Ooty via gudalur covering almost 680 kms. Took some break at mahe, but the running time together is almost 14 hours and the vehicle was Innova.
shineshine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2011, 11:43   #153
Senior - BHPian
 
nilanjanray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,808
Thanked: 2,221 Times
Default re: Longest Drives!

Bangalore to Pench in one day. ~ 1150 kms with some detours. Started at 4 am, finished around 8 pm. With 2.5 hours of stops - food etc.

Had reached Nagpur outskirts around 4:30 pm, but got stuck in city traffic.
nilanjanray is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2011, 11:59   #154
BHPian
 
SR-71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 171
Thanked: 47 Times
Default re: Longest Drives!

My longest trips in a single day drive;

1) Pune to Bangalore - 850Kms
13 hrs

2) NewYork City - Boston - NewYork City - 750Kms
16 hrs (numerous stops in Boston)

3) Chennai - Trichy / Chennai - Bangalore - 350Kms
This is frequent
SR-71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2011, 12:13   #155
Senior - BHPian
 
anujmishra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,270
Thanked: 333 Times
Default re: Longest Drives!

Quote:
Originally Posted by nilanjanray View Post
Bangalore to Pench in one day. ~ 1150 kms with some detours. Started at 4 am, finished around 8 pm. With 2.5 hours of stops - food etc.

Had reached Nagpur outskirts around 4:30 pm, but got stuck in city traffic.
That's very fast nilanjan. Nagpur is around 1120 Kms from Bangalore (Whitefield). If I include 2 hours of break till Nagpur this means you took 10 hours for 1100 Kms.

A Whopping 110 Km/hour average speed? Have you flown it

I reached Nagpur around 16.5 hours from Bangalore including break. Total Kms 1120 Kms. For me break was very short due to homecooked breakfast and lunch.

And road condition was very bad between Adilabad and Nagpur. There is no way one can drive more than 30 - 40 Kms/hour.
anujmishra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2011, 15:54   #156
Senior - BHPian
 
nilanjanray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,808
Thanked: 2,221 Times
Default re: Longest Drives!

Quote:
Originally Posted by anujmishra View Post
That's very fast nilanjan. Nagpur is around 1120 Kms from Bangalore (Whitefield). If I include 2 hours of break till Nagpur this means you took 10 hours for 1100 Kms.

A Whopping 110 Km/hour average speed? Have you flown it

I reached Nagpur around 16.5 hours from Bangalore including break. Total Kms 1120 Kms. For me break was very short due to homecooked breakfast and lunch.

And road condition was very bad between Adilabad and Nagpur. There is no way one can drive more than 30 - 40 Kms/hour.
I was riding a Bison (pic below) with Blitz lights. High speed was possible given the excellent NH7 road quality, and given that I didn't have to worry much about hitting unseen potholes, bumps and bad roads in general. I could also take advantage of the pre-dawn, minimum traffic hours on the Bangalore - Hyd stretch - used the Lightforce lights and drove fast (with zero or little oncoming traffic on the divided highway).

I could do 60+ kmph in the bad Adilabad - Nagpur stretches. I traveled in early June, so perhaps potholes were less then - don't know.

I lost significant time hunting for an eating joint in Nirmal (entered the town) and while passing through Nagpur. Otherwise, we stopped only for food, diesel (once) and bio breaks.

If I remember correctly, we stopped for breakfast 70 km from Hyd at 8.20 AM (non-stop run except a 5 min bio + stretch break). Bypassed Hyderabad and hit NH7 again around 11:40 AM. And reached Buti Bori before Nagpur around 4:30 PM. Crossed Kemptee around 6:30 PM.

Longest Drives!-dsc_7993.jpg

Last edited by nilanjanray : 21st September 2011 at 16:03.
nilanjanray is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2011, 16:47   #157
BHPian
 
Raja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 414
Thanked: 61 Times
Default re: Longest Drives!

I do Pune to Ahmedabad at least once a year. 700Km. Average runs are 14hrs subject to no traffic jams. I usually take two/three breaks in the journey (1hr each).
Raja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2011, 17:03   #158
BHPian
 
mm403's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Pune
Posts: 155
Thanked: 70 Times
Default re: Longest Drives!

Have done Pune Indore couple of times with 2-3 breaks of 10-15 min
mm403 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2011, 18:48   #159
Senior - BHPian
 
anujmishra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,270
Thanked: 333 Times
Default re: Longest Drives!

This thread title is longest drive not fastest drive.

I also did Mumbai - Bangalore recently. 1040 Kms appx in one go. Only halted near Davangere for 1 hour around 2:30 AM to 3:30 AM.

My longest would be 1140 KMs. Bangalore - Nagpur.
anujmishra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2011, 20:13   #160
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 32
Thanked: 12 Times
Default re: Longest Drives!

The longest one drive for me was Phuket to Pattaya in a rented Honda Jazz. Total distance covered was around 1000 kms with a top speed of 170ish.
simplynitin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2011, 20:35   #161
Senior - BHPian
 
nilanjanray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,808
Thanked: 2,221 Times
Default re: Longest Drives!

Not sure whether the comment was meant at me. I responded since you questioned my average speed. In any case, average speed influences how far you can drive to some extent. As does road luck e.g. not geting stuck due to a huge jam say at level crossings.
nilanjanray is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2011, 20:47   #162
Senior - BHPian
 
chevelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: sacto
Posts: 1,291
Thanked: 502 Times
Default re: Longest Drives!

My longest drive in a day is 575 miles from Las Vegas to Sacramento which is 920 kms. Just one halt for refueling and refreshing up. Took approximately 7 hours 30 mins including 20 mins of stop.

Over a period of 6 days, we did approximately 2500 miles(4000 km) in three states that works out to 417 miles(666.6 kms) a day.

Last edited by chevelle : 21st September 2011 at 20:49.
chevelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2011, 21:18   #163
BHPian
 
dj_turbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore | JDP
Posts: 92
Thanked: 30 Times
Default re: Longest Drives!

My longest drive in India was Jodhpur - Mumbai, 1000 Kms in 16 Hours with pee-breaks and one refuel break, in my Punto 90HP.
Away from India, It was in Saudi, from Jordan Border to Riyadh, where I covered 1060 kms (out of 1450kms) in 6.5 hours (yes, I was flying in a Camry 2.4 )

Dj
dj_turbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2011, 21:22   #164
BHPian
 
BoneCollector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: MFP
Posts: 898
Thanked: 1,259 Times
Default re: Longest Drives!

My drives-
Ghaziabad to Mhow(M.P.)-about 960kms,via Jaipur-Kota(night stay)-Jhalawar-Ujjain-Indore spread over 2 days ,car was Alto.
Mhow to Mumbai-about 619kms via Malegaon-Shirdi(night stay)-Sinnar-Ghoti-Mumbai spread over 2 days ,car was Alto.
Muzaffarpur to Gurgaon-about 1100kms via Ayodhya-Lucknow-Kanpur-Agra spread over 2 days with night stay at Lucknow ,car was Ritz.
BoneCollector is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2011, 12:28   #165
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 162
Thanked: 23 Times
Default Re: Longest Drives!

I have never done more than 800 km odd in a day, but two drives come to mind, which were longest in a different sense - Without breaks of any kind (food, water, loo, sightseeing), for different reasons altogether.

First was from Nice to Perpignan in France. Distance of just under 500 km, and the time available was 6 hours, in which time we had to catch a train at the destination. What made this even more interesting and thrilling was that I had never driven a left hand side car before this (luckily got a driver friendly Ford Fusion) and that even at the best of stretches I couldn't speed beyond 120 kmph because of speed limits (not particularly fond of visiting police stations abroad ). So, scrambled through the way, stopping only for tolls, dropped the car at Hertz Perpignan and boarded the train to Barcelona, just 10 minutes before it departed. Phew!

The second was Bangalore to Karwar via Hubli, alone, non stop, en route to Goa. 625 km, 7 hours, again stopping only for tolls. That was my first open road experience with the newly acquired Laura TSI and I just could not get enough of it, so kept going till the clock struck 14:00 and the belly yelled "Lunch"!
skjlives is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Longest online session on TBhp theMAG Shifting gears 26 9th July 2012 16:15
How do front wheel drives and Rear wheel drives behave in a skid adrian Technical Stuff 10 29th June 2011 17:51
My Longest Drive: Blr - Kolkata - Blr akroy Travelogues 7 17th October 2006 18:25
Longest running model names Aditya The International Automotive Scene 16 29th May 2004 04:25


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 20:35.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks