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View Poll Results: Distance covered by solo driving
0-200 65 12.65%
200-300 29 5.64%
300-400 46 8.95%
400-500 38 7.39%
500-600 54 10.51%
600-700 53 10.31%
700-800 51 9.92%
800 and above (Please specify) 178 34.63%
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Old 19th January 2011, 18:32   #181
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The max distance i've covered solo is 400 Kms. From Trichy-Bangalore.
Car: Accent CRDI
Time: 6 hours.
First 2 hours, felt nice.
Next 2 hours, may be not a good idea.
Last two hours: i'm almost there, yeah, you can do it.
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Old 19th January 2011, 22:21   #182
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The maximum I have driven solo is 8 km to office. Rest of the time I have my lovely wifey and daughter with me.

Time: 15 min.
All 15 min: miserable.
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Old 19th January 2011, 23:43   #183
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The max distance covered in 1 trip without breaking the journey (apart from 1 small nap of 2 odd hours in the car and loo, and fuel breaks) is about 2000 Kms from Tampa, FL to Warwick, RI (both US). The direct distance is about 1850 kms but I took a couple of detours to see a few interesting things on the way.

Car: Grey Toyota Camry (rental)
Time: 24 hours and about 10-15 minutes
It was quite fun to do such a long trip alone..unless you count CDs of ghazals and old hindi film songs :-)

Have also done Chicago to Syracuse which is about 1000 kms, it took a good 11 hours
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Old 20th January 2011, 15:17   #184
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I just established my highest last week. Driving from Bellandur, Bangalore (Karnataka) to Navsari (Gujrat) in one spell without rest. Started at 2 PM on 23rd Dec and Stopped at 2 PM on 24th Dec.

Distance covered : 1250 KM As per google maps. Original 1400 KM approx.
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Recently I drove Coimbatore- Chennai-Coimbatore. Total distance of 1158km with 2 hours of rest in Chennai.
That was real hecti drive in My Indigo Manza. My Manza did quite welll & did not let us down anywhere.
I remain amazed at the sheer capacity, especially if you were able to maintain the required attention & response levels, required for safe driving. My personal limit is 12 - 14 hours of driving after which I need a good break.
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Old 20th January 2011, 16:40   #185
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Even though i love solo driving I can't imagine driving all alone for more than 3 hrs or so. And I see many people have done that even without music! How do you guys do it? Should try this sometime
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Old 26th January 2011, 16:41   #186
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I recently did a trip from Mumbai to Bandhavgarh and back (almost 2800 kms). But did this with a lot of breaks in between. I need a break after 10-12 hrs of drive.
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Old 28th January 2011, 20:47   #187
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Max distance covered is 100 KMs . Delhi to Manesar in my Santro.
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Old 28th January 2011, 21:54   #188
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The longest i have done is Bangalore to Shirdi in one Go. A distance of approximately 1200 KMs. The only break we had was half hour after Pune in Mcdonalds and again after Hubli for snacks.

I feel 12 hours with two half hour breaks is comfortable. It also depends on the road condition. Thus, it may be good to ask the question the other way round. What is the longest solo drive in number of hours?

I once did a nightmarish drive from Goa-Honnavar-Jog-Shivamogga-Bangalore when the road conditions all through specially between Karwar-Honnavar and Shivamogga - Birur was bad and took me almost 16 Hours to reach with a break of two hours.
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Old 28th January 2011, 22:46   #189
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Mine is Cochin to Bangalore - 560Kms in around 9.5 hours which included 3 breaks totaling 1.30 hours.

The Car was Palio Stile MJD.
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Old 3rd February 2011, 17:49   #190
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My infamous Mumbai to Chennai non-stop drive in which I covered the distance in 18.5 hrs - 1300 kms.Positively my first and last trip in such a fatigue state!
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Old 15th February 2011, 02:37   #191
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Here's a entry from one of the strongest contender for an actual SOLO drive from Chandigarh to Kanyakumari.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...art-1-a-3.html (Solo drive from Chandigarh to Kanyakumari and back -Part 1)
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Old 15th February 2011, 10:20   #192
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Ok. Everyone, we are not in a race or competition for longest solo drives here. I'm seeing people intention that they want to break the limits set by themselves or others here.

This is not good. Better be late than never be...
Please please drive safe.
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I drove alone to Mangalore from Bangalore. I started at 4 AM and reached Mangalore at 11 AM. I took only one break, for 5 minutes, for you-know-what ;-)
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Solo with non-stop (no pee, fuel breaks): Chennai - Mysore (480 Kms) starting from Chennai (Perungudi) at 4 AM in the morning and reaching Mysore (VVMohalla) at 10:45 AM. This my best time of the numerous Mysore - Chennai - Mysore drives done during weekends in 2007-08. And this was before the NICE Road - Bannerghatta Road junction (a car scraper) and Kanakapura Road was complete.
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Old 28th June 2011, 00:14   #195
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I'd like to share: this was in Nov'10 in my Xylo during our Rajasthan trip. We were 6+0.5 (kid!) and lots of luggage; ofcourse with all the usual breaks in such journey. I was the only one driving for 8 Days.

Route: Mumbai - Vadodara - Palanpur - Barmer - Gadara - Ramsar - Munabao - Sam - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur - Vadodara - Mumbai
Total KM = ~ 3000.
The day on Palanpur to Sam was closing at ~600KMs (my max per day); many would know of the driving conditions there ! (btw, Google Maps still not updated well for this stretch.)

PS: not sure if this can be termed as Solo.
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