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Old 2nd October 2009, 11:06   #166
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Going through the forum, and the posts, it is easy to deem that most of us, atleast the senior ones are definitely more than sensible and drive with common sense. The worry is about the hidden few, who are just reading posts, the younger ones amongst us, perhaps who may get the urge and be inspired to emulate something similar. Worse, could be the ones that brag about doing say, 140's and 150's on the Chennai Bangalore roads and some who say, perhaps touch 200's on this road in this car etc.,
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The fact that these guys are all well to say they did so means they did the deed in safety I guess. But how do one know his limits if not pushed? I for one was scared of highway driving in 2000-01 and the max I might have driven is 200 km in one stretch. Now I drive non stop from Bangalore to Pune covering 860 kms in under 12 hours. It is when I see some one who has done such trips, ask myself why not me? Of course with all the safety factored in. I see such posts give confidence to the readers to get the scare out of their mind. After all that they would still have to use the common sense to know when to stop and the safety limits.

The highest I have driven is Goa-Pune-Bangalore - @1300 kms starting from Goa by 10:30 AM,arrival in Pune by 6:30, Departure from Pune by 7:00 PM and arrival in Bangalore by 12:00 noon the next day with a four hour nap in the car itself at Belgaum.

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Old 2nd October 2009, 11:53   #167
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I do share the concerns of prasadka.

I'm comfortable driving at around 80-90 kph on the highways. Take a break every 60 - 90 mins. The max I cover without a break would be 120 km. That's what I'm comfortable with.
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Old 7th June 2010, 12:34   #168
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1. Udvada to Udaipur - 550 kms approx in 9 hours 21 minutes including eating and toilet breaks
2. Mt Abu to Mumbai - 743 kms approx in 15 hours 30 minutes, including eating and toilet breaks and including 35 minutes lost due to a small accident ( plus resulting stops)
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Mine is when I drove solo from Chennai - Trivandrum; started driving at 8:00 PM, somewhere around 9:00 AM next day morning, I was in the outskirts of Madurai toward Tirunelveli; it must've been 500+ Kms.

I usually do Chennai/Krishnagiri in non stop, say about 230+ Kms; the recent being from Pallikonda-Bangalore about the same distance.

I'm waiting to do a Chennai-Mumbai solo/with family to challenge my own limit.
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Old 7th June 2010, 13:00   #170
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I ve done Bangalore Ooty on believe it or not a Honda Dio, Set at 7 in the morning to reach ooty at 9 in the night, a friend and me. Only stops were for food and fuel.

The dio would huff and puff with 2 people on board on the steep ooty ghats + We started the ghats at 6 in the evening with super cold, wild animals and no speed to overcome them :P
..thats like awesome !
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Old 7th June 2010, 13:10   #171
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The maximum time I will spend at the wheel at a stretch is 3 hours, irrespective of the distance covered. I take a break for a while, even though I feel I could carry on for some more time. Fatigue is a dangerous thing.
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Old 7th June 2010, 13:21   #172
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I have done following single non-stop drives:
Guruvayur to Parassini (stopped just to give a break for the ladies as they started showing discomfort) - distance about 235kms but due to traffic the time taken about
4.5hours)

Next, Chennai (Hotel Shan Royal) to Krishnagiri (actually gone even after krishnagiri till we find a hotel for breakfast - so probably about 10/15 kms after krishnagiri). Started 6.15 in the morning and reached there at 9.05am.
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Old 7th June 2010, 13:32   #173
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Maximum distance with the AVEO

Distance Covered - 895kms from Bangalore to Pune... Non-Stop with only stops to relieve the bladder.

Departure time: 4.00 pm from Bangalore | Arrival time: 4.20am at Pune

Total: 12hours and 20mins.

Maximum distance with the Comet

Distance Covered - 660kms from Pune to Ahmedabad... Non-Stop with only stops to relieve the bladder.

Departure time: 5.00am from Pune | Arrival time: 6.30pm at Ahmedabad

Total: 13hours and 30mins.

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Old 7th June 2010, 13:48   #174
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1150 KM- Pune-Thalassery in 2006(WagonR)- 17 hrs
1150 KM- Pune- Thalassery in 2007(WagonR)- 16 hrs
1000 KM- Ooty-Pune in 2007 (WagonR)- 18 hrs
800 KM- Pune -Udupi in 2008 (WagonR)- 15 hrs(Had to break at Udupi at night, because NH17 got washed off)
900 KM- Pune-Mysore(Scorpio)- 17 hrs in 2009 (Running-in period, did nto exceed 100 KM/h)
900 KM- Mysore Pune (Scorpio)15 hrs in 2009
580 KM- Thalassery-Goa(Madgaon) in 2010 (Scorpio)- 9 Hrs
460 KM- Goa-Pune in 2010 (Scorpio)- 8 hrs
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Oh!!! God, I almost forgot another trip of mine that I did in 2007. Hosur to Chennai (distance of 296 Kms on ODO) non stop in 3.5 half hours. Those were the days when I used to drive like a maniac/moron or call me whatever.

PS - Thanks @Nairrk, somehow I was able to recall this trip due to your post (Shanroyal)
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Have done lots of 500+ kms non-stop drive, but all those involves stop for fuel/food/tea

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Mine is when I drove solo from Chennai - Trivandrum; started driving at 8:00 PM, somewhere around 9:00 AM next day morning, I was in the outskirts of Madurai toward Tirunelveli; it must've been 500+ Kms.

I usually do Chennai/Krishnagiri in non stop, say about 230+ Kms; the recent being from Pallikonda-Bangalore about the same distance.

I'm waiting to do a Chennai-Mumbai solo/with family to challenge my own limit.
Chennai-Madurai in 13 hrs...when was it & what is the mode of transport? Chennai-Mumbai is one of my dream drive...waiting for the right opportunity...need to convince my parents who always points out the accidents news that appear on dailies <here>

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Old 22nd June 2010, 22:56   #177
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Did my second non-stop ( meaning no night halt ) Hyderabad - Calicut drive ( around 930 km ) a few days back, this time Solo. ( All other trips except for the two are with breaks either in Bangalore or in Mysore )

Started off at 2.50 am From Secunderabad.

Hit NH7 at around 3.15 am or so.

First break at 5.50 am, at 234 km, a little beyond Kurnool . For about 15 min

Second break at 7.40 am, at 348 km, a little before Ananthapur. for about 5 min ( pee break )

Third break at 9.30 am, at 474 km, a few km before Karnataka border. A light snack break. 10 min. ( some biscuits, bread, juice etc. Had them with me in the car)

Touched Hebbal flyover at 10.50 am

Fourth break at 11.15, at 575km, McDonalds on Tumkur Rd. A Burger for a late breakfast. 25 minutes break.

Took the NiCE road to get to Mysore Road. Hit Mysore road at around 12.15 or so.

Passed mysore at 2.30. Passed through the town.

Fifth break at 3.30 pm, at 778 km, at Gundlupet CCD. a 25 min break for Coffee and a small sandwich.

7.30 pm - final destination, 932 km, Mavoor Near Calicut. ( I think I took a leak break somewhere in between, forgot to note it down.. )


On Return, I had the family with me, and we broke the journey at Mysore. Started From Mysore at 6.30 am, and reached Secunderabad at around 7.00 pm with decent breaks in between for breakfast, lunch etc.

The roads ( at least the NHs ) are getting better and better, and if we have more amenities along the way as well, Long distance driving will be more and more practical as an option.

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I usually try to follow the 2.5 to 3 hrs drive + at least 15 min break formula, and it helps a great deal in keeping fatigue down.

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Old 23rd June 2010, 08:23   #178
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Did a lot 500+ drives and mostly with family. The longest non stop drive was our recent trip to mumbai. Did Delhi - Baroda 1070 kms in 14 hrs.
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Old 23rd June 2010, 13:59   #179
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In March 2007, I did 185 km in 4 hours on my HH Splendor around Bangalore outskirts. The occassion was inviting relatives to my sister's wedding. In April 2008, I did a ride Bangalore-Vellore-Bangalore with a break of 30 min under 7 hours on my Suzuki ZEUS, the occassion I wanted to do a long ride. In March 2009, I covered 468km in 8 hours; Hassan-Dharmasthala-Bangalore with a break of 1 hour in between on my HH Hunk. Its always risky doing long rides on two wheelers, but it is very exciting at the same time to do it alone. I am planning to buy a Bullet 350 classic shortly and my dream ride will be to NE India. Any inputs for my dream ride is always welcome.
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Old 4th July 2010, 11:46   #180
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In September 2009, did a 500 miles (800 kms) from Boston to Niagara Falls in 9 hours flat in a Pontiac G5 (2 door). I think we took just 3 small breaks in between.
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