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Old 18th February 2010, 07:37   #106
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Bangalore - Pune 850 kms in a day.
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Old 18th February 2010, 08:50   #107
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Default Loongest trips..

Indiranagar, Blr to Kottayam, Krla - 613 Kmtrs - in 9 odd hours.. Fastest I have done..

Then there were several small trips. Once from Kushalnagar, Coorg to Mysore in 55 min.. Did 100 odd kmtrs...

Erode,TN (hope I spelt it right) to Indiranagar, Blr in 2 and a Half hours..I am not sure how many kmtrs .. but it is a good 150+ kmtrs
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I have done abt 3 long trips

1. Chennai - Goa Return (Approx 1200 Km 1 Way) - Brilliant trip cause I actually got to use the Golden Quadrilateral all the way. Was travelling to goa for the new year so had a whole bunch of friends with me. As a result, I was able to maintain an average speed of 70 thanks to the number of frequent breaks for sutta and coffee.
2. Mumbai - Pune - Mahabaleshwar - Kolhapur (450 KM 1 Way) - Actually very good road, even after the Mumbai Pune Expressway, the way towards Kolhapur on the GQ is concrete all the way. There was heavy rain while I was driving and it was a bit scary at the time, but all in all very satisfying road trip.
3. Chennai - Kodaikanal - Munnar (Approx 700 Km 1 Way) - I do this once each year.. the ghat sections are really awesome.
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Old 18th February 2010, 17:46   #109
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The longest road trip i have ever had was from Saskatoon to Calgary a few years ago. Distance covered was about 650 klicks. Vehicle used was an old Oldsmobile Cutlass. This was to go and see the Calgary Flames play the Mighty Ducks in the conference semi finals of the NHL! Too bad the local team lost! Ah, pre-college days!
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1. Hamburg-Frankfurt-Amsterdam-Gothenberg(Sweden)-Frankfurt : Approx 2200 miles in 10 days! Loved the Autobahn - Had rented a 525d and hit 250kmph (Auto-limited).

2. Toronto, Ontario - Ft. lauderdale, Florida : approx 1500 miles in 2.5 days! Beautiful drive! Saw 2-3 'twisters' in S.Carolina, 2 speeding tickets and almost 500 Harleys on the road at 1 time!
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1. Hamburg-Frankfurt-Amsterdam-Gothenberg(Sweden)-Frankfurt : Approx 2200 miles in 10 days! Loved the Autobahn - Had rented a 525d and hit 250kmph (Auto-limited).

2. Toronto, Ontario - Ft. lauderdale, Florida : approx 1500 miles in 2.5 days! Beautiful drive! Saw 2-3 'twisters' in S.Carolina, 2 speeding tickets and almost 500 Harleys on the road at 1 time!
Whoa! 2 speeding tickets? What was the fine like? Did they suspend the license for the second offense? And 500 Harleys , that must have been quite a sight! Any chance of pics?
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Old 18th February 2010, 20:44   #112
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Bangalore - Mumbai - Ahemadabad - Udaipur almost 1800+ KM one-way done twice in 98 and 2001.

3 Drivers, only pee stops, pitstops. No halt in almost 3 days.

Car both the times was an Indica DLX.
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Old 18th February 2010, 20:46   #113
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Bangalore-Mumbai-Rajasthan-Himachal-Rohtang-Sissu and back 7K round trip in a Swift D
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Old 18th February 2010, 23:34   #114
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My longest drive was from Delhi to Calicut (Kerala) in my Merc G-wagen covering around 3000kms covering 7 states, 3metros & various terrains. I've already prepared a travelogue of the trip: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...s-g-wagen.html (Delhi to Calicut - 3000km in Mercedes G-wagen). Please read it.

I've also driven from Mumbai to Calicut (1250km) more than 10 times in life in various cars like Merc C200 CDI, E250, Fiat Palio, Exteem, Gypsy, Fiat Uno, etc.
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Old 19th February 2010, 10:52   #115
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Bangalore-Bombay, 1000kms in 1 day,

Started at 4 am in a Fiesta, stopped in pune at around 5pm at a friends place, reached home by 10pm.

was a great drive!!!
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Old 22nd February 2010, 14:12   #116
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My longest drive was what we called Coast-Coast in US.
Few details :
Journey : Philadelphia -> Los Angeles -> Philadelphia.
Drivers : 2 (including myself)
Mileage : ~6000 miles
Duration : 10 days (Christmas -Newyear)
Cars used : Subaru Outback (accident and hence wrecked), Toyota Camry Salora (technical fault , so replaced), Ford Focus (SUV)
Tickets : 2 speeding tickets, 1 warning.
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todays TOI paper Bangalore has a nice article about how a gentleman from Shillong drove 4000 kms plus upto Madras to get the best possible veterinary care for his pet Boxer dog -Bonxie. poor dog had a heart problem.
amazing the love people have for their pets - its a heartening thought in this otherwise horrible, callous world that we live in.
Thanks for the heartwarming encouragement. I was amazed, humbled and deeply moved to feel the overwhelming sense of empathy people shared with both of us as we zipped cross country. The warmth and support we encountered every inch of the way, made the whole gruelling drive so enjoyable. For that kind of goodwill I would gladly circumnavigate the globe ... indefinitely!
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Old 10th March 2010, 09:21   #118
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My longest drive in a single day has been:

Delhi-Ahmedabad (930 kms) in 12 hours flat with 2 petrol breaks, many pee breaks, a breakfast break, a lunch break+tea, about 6-7 toll breaks of which 2 took about 10 mins.

Did this trip in April last year with my whole family, touched 170kmph on NH 76 before Bhilwara. On NH 76, i completed 110 kms in one hour Sweet Highway.

The complete trip was Delhi-Ahmedabad-Mahuva-Diu-Somnath-Gir-Junagadh-Mt. Abu-Delhi.

The trip lasted for 5 days & covered a distance of 3000 kms.

OT: Also, when you move from Mehsana to Mt. Abu, there was this highway construction going on by L&T. The toll plazas weren't functional & it was dead straight. Amazing Highway. Can I have any updates!

Drivers: 2 Me & Dad
Car Used: Aveo 1.4 LS
FE: Appx. 16 kmpl with AC 100%

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Old 10th March 2010, 09:56   #119
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My longest single day drive has been one and a half year back in nov 2008
Beawar, Rajasthan to Mumbai 975 kms. started at 5.30 am and reached at 10.30 pm. had to take lot of breaks as it was a family trip.

The trip was from Mumbai to Haridwar and back more than 3600 kms. The trip included two cars Skoda Octavia and Tata Indica turbo. Indica seldomly below 110 kms as had to keep up with the Octavia driven by my father.
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Old 10th March 2010, 10:07   #120
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Thanks for the heartwarming encouragement. I was amazed, humbled and deeply moved to feel the overwhelming sense of empathy people shared with both of us as we zipped cross country. The warmth and support we encountered every inch of the way, made the whole gruelling drive so enjoyable. For that kind of goodwill I would gladly circumnavigate the globe ... indefinitely!
I suggest you create a new thread to discuss your experiences related to that drive. My salutes.
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