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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 28th June 2011, 00:44   #196
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My longest solo non-stop drive (except a couple of 15 minute breaks) has been from Mumbai to Bhusawal (via Dhule) in Maharashtra. Started at 6 in the evening and reached at 6 in the morning covering a total distance of 460 kms. This was during the pre-India Shining days when national highways were narrow and dangerous night affairs. State highways were no better than village roads.

I never drove in the dark after that day (or night as you might call it)!
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Old 26th July 2011, 04:00   #197
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My longest solo drive was about 1200 kms from Tamworth NSW (Australia) to Melbourne.. it was in a 1976 F350 modified into a horse truck and i had a sick animal on board, a pushy boss and an incredibly rediculous deadline. The whole thing weighed about 4 tonne loaded, had no power steering and so much give on the wheel that my biceps and shoulders almost doubled.
This was done non-stop except for fuel stops, was mainly through the night after popping rediculous amounts of No-Dose (read as: No Doze) and chugging god alone knows how many litres of red-bull. The whole trip took about 17 hours and I slept for a good 26 solid hours after that. This was my longest non-stop trip. Truckers were extremely helpful during this particular trip, and i see similarities between the road-manners of the truckers in australia and the ones here.

The longest trip on the whole was in the same vehicle and was about 13,500 km... From Melbourne around the entire country and back to melbourne. My boss had to have horses delivered and i convinced her to let me do the trip and make a holiday out of it rather than hire individual transports for each animal. The drop of points were perfectly located to give me a round tour of the whole country.
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Old 26th July 2011, 05:37   #198
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This sunday, did a long 990 km solo drive from Mumbai to Bangalore. Must say, you do tend to feel sleepy when there is no one to chat with. Would prefer having my wifey for the company next time. Though, I enjoyed the drive thoroughly.
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My longest solo drive is from Dindigul to Chennai. Its about 450KMs. I started around 6 AM from Dindigul and reached Chennai around 11.30 AM. This was my first solo long drive. For the first 50 KMs or so, I was not comfortable. Then I decided to relax and enjoy the drive. It was a nice drive after that.
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As much as I would like a solo drive, I unfortunately had to click on 0-200 KM option beucase thats honestly what I have been able to do so far. Which used to be frequent a long time back as I had to travel to a town about 120 kilometers from my place.

After that, life pulled up to ensure basics. And when the opportunity was presented to do some "luxury" trips, alas, I had lost my bachelorhood and was never allowed to go that long.. SOLO.

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890 km's is my longest Solo drive. Bangalore to Dharapuram and back on a Sunday. Had to attend couple of weddings in Sathyamangalam and Thiruchengodu on the way.

Started at 5 AM from Bangalore and back at 11.30 PM the same day.
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1350 KMs twice, betweeen Hyderabad and Trivandrum.

First experience was in Jan 2004 in WagonR (a newbie with just 4 months of driving experience ) Started at 4:30 AM from HYD Reached TVM at 11:30 AM, with two hours break in Bangalore, to meet some of my friends.

Second experience in Apr 2006 in Baleno, started at 7:30 PM from HYD, reached TVM at 8:30 PM, non-stop (of course with small breaks for food, refuelling etc)

Did non-stop driving on this route one more time in Jan 2010, but had company of my wife and daughter then (TVM - HYD, 5:30 PM - 5:30 PM)
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My longest was 3500miles from west to east coast of america. Took me 3 days to reach. Was doing speeds of 70mph average. Trust me even though I love driving, it was a bit boring driving all the way alone.
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This sunday, did a long 990 km solo drive from Mumbai to Bangalore. Must say, you do tend to feel sleepy when there is no one to chat with. Would prefer having my wifey for the company next time. Though, I enjoyed the drive thoroughly.
What time did you do this on Sunday? I too returned from Pune on the same day starting at 5PM and reaching Bangalore at 5AM after a morning trip to Lonavala.
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What time did you do this on Sunday? I too returned from Pune on the same day starting at 5PM and reaching Bangalore at 5AM after a morning trip to Lonavala.
I left my home in Mumbai at 4am. Touched Pune at 6am, Kolhapur at 9 and Bangalore home at 5pm. Did you start at 5am or 5pm?
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Longest SOLO drive. I never thought anyone will ask me that.
Everyone used to think I am some kind of psycho.

Well my first longest solo trip started in 1999 on a bike from Bangalore to Madurai 430KM and that became 3 times.

Then came the car.
Bangalore to Madurai 450Km X 6 times.
Bangalore to Belgaum 650km X 2 times
Belgaum to bangalore 650km X once
Chennai to Bangalore (and back) 350km X 11 times
Chennai to madurai (and back) 450km X 10 times

Belgaum to Madurai 1100KM

All trips traveled alone, non stop, none for work. Pure entertainment drives between holidays, family functions, college relocation...

Hope to do more once i get my new car.
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Recent trip to Leh Ladhak -
Mumbai to Ajmer - 1050km
left at 3 am and reached at 7pm.

Ajmer to Jammu - 900km
Left at 6am and reached at 8pm

wouldn't want to drive such long distances in one go, again.
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Jaipur to Pune (about 1325 kms), then to Bangalore (800 kms) after 3 hrs break/nap
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Bangalore to Vaikom (kerala) - 628 KMs, 12 Hours.
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Old 19th August 2011, 00:33   #210
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Even though I have done numerous road trips like Kerala - Goa (900 Kms) with a bunch of buddies, My longest solo drive used to be only 80 kms till recently. Last week I changed that. Did Chennai - Thrissur in my santro. 630 Kms including some awesome stretches as well as pretty broken ones. Took 12 hours totally. Yes. I was a bit worried in the begining, but it went off as the miles passed.
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