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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 18th October 2009, 01:28   #106
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I have done Mumbai - Kumta, Kumta - Mumbai nearly 800 Kms quite a few times. Initially it used to take 18 hrs & now 12 Hrs. I have also done Mumbai -Goa - Mumbai same day i.e 1000 Kms+.

The most difficult time was once when I did Mumbai - Kumta at Night & by the time I reached yellapur ( Early Morning) I was having a tough time.
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Old 18th October 2009, 01:50   #107
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Trivandrum - Bangalore 760 KM in around 12 hours.
Did it in my Lancer.

Trivandrum - Bangalore again in around 15 Hours,
on my Pulsar 180
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Old 18th October 2009, 16:41   #108
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My highest was a 13 day Cross Country trip in US in 2003. It was from Newark (Delaware) to Los Angeles(California). The total trip included Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, LA, places in Colorado and Utah and New Mexico.

Total Distance : 7K plus Miles ( 11 K Plus Kilometers)
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Old 30th October 2009, 16:18   #109
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Envy, I have yet to start.
Provided I recently purchased a car.
I have done 100 kms non stop so far to be maximum.
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Old 2nd November 2009, 16:12   #110
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Longest drive in India : Bangalore - Aravakurichi - 330KMs (4 hrs, one stop @ A2B)

Longest drive elsewhere : Melbourne - Pinks Beach (Great ocean drive) - 1400 KMs (36 hrs , multiple stops)
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Old 2nd November 2009, 16:15   #111
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I love solo-long drives. I hate long drives with a tightly packed car, with 4 or more passengers.

The max distance I covered solo, was about 560 Kms, Cochin to Bangalore day time drive. Morning 6 am to evening 4:20 PM.

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My highest was a 13 day Cross Country trip in US in 2003. It was from Newark (Delaware) to Los Angeles(California). The total trip included Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, LA, places in Colorado and Utah and New Mexico.

Total Distance : 7K plus Miles ( 11 K Plus Kilometers)
Wow...! That's one heck of a solo long drive!

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Old 2nd November 2009, 23:10   #112
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longest solo drive was mumbai goa mumbai done with yhree hour break made worse by the car playing only one cassete ''DON'' refusing to eject the tape . swore off don but looking forward to more solo drives (you can try all dream manouvers woith no one to hold you back)
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Old 3rd November 2009, 04:51   #113
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Longest solo drive which i had done was from Chennai to Tirunvelveli in my esteem and its about 653Km. I was able to cover this distance in 10hours including breaks (had to take a long break in Madurai so that my parents dont panic) but i do not want to repeat it again. During the drive i was feeling so lonely and to comeover this feeling i was driving at high speeds above 120 and touching 140 often to ensure that i reach my destination early. To my surprise i reached Trichy in 4.5 hours which normaly takes 6 hours. Not sure how many people would have cursed me for that crazy driving.
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Old 19th April 2010, 01:02   #114
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Longest solo I've done is Delhi-Udaipur-Mumbai-Shirdi-Pune-Mumbai-Udaipur-Delhi (6 days one other person in the car and I was the only driver, around 4100 kms), Delhi-Shivpuri-Delhi (one night halt-solo); Noida-Chandigarh-Jammu-Noida (2 days-only driver, one passenger 1350 kms); Bangalore-Mumbai-Bangalore (3 times-single driver; 3 days 2100 kms); Bangalore-Hyderabad-Bangalore (one night halt, single driver 1300 kms) - all by Corsa Sail. Several south drives Bangalore-Ooty, Coorg, Waynad, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Chennai etc (retuning next day single driver all within 850-900 kms) Delhi-Bangalore (45 hours in Maruti 800 in 1992; shared driving with one more person, 2400 kms); dozens of times Delhi-Simla by car and motobike (returning next day-solo-900 kms); Hisar-Dehradun (400 kms motobike-solo, 9 hrs); Delhi - Jammu ( 620 kms motorbike solo, 14 hrs). Trusted ICE in car with a range of music and lots of supplies to keep me self sufficient. Driving solo or with a passenger is a responsible job. I almost never exceed 120 kmph and give a lot of time to planning every small detail in advance. Reliability of vehicle and safety of every living being is top priority. I do manage small jobs required by the vehicle.
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Old 19th April 2010, 22:58   #116
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My longest solo drive was a 562 mile drive in 2007 December, Christmas weekend.
I started from my place in NJ, dropped a friend in Rutgers university, Piscataway, then continued to my aunt's home near Philly. Next day, set out from there, and drove around 6 hours (traffic) to my uncle in Connecticut. Next day, drove 45 minutes to another friends place in Massachusetts. Returned to NJ the next day.

Got a brand new Nissan Sentra (less than 100 miles on the odo) as my rental vehicle - and everyone commented that my driving skill was much improved after this tour.

PS: I had only received my license in August 07 and drove weekend rentals before this.
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The only solo drives I make are from Palakkad to Kochi (about 180 kms) and back occassionally on official purposes, and most of the time i ensure someone is there at least on one leg of the journey. I feel guilty driving alone in car for such long distances
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Old 22nd April 2010, 17:46   #118
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Have never drove alone even more than 50Kms....

Will be terribly boring.
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Old 22nd April 2010, 17:47   #119
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My longest solo drive was over 2500 K.M run in 5 days. Bangalore > Mysore > Hassan > Mangalore > Hubli > Dharwad > Hospet > Bellary > Raichur > Davangere > Bangalore.
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Old 22nd April 2010, 18:05   #120
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My longest continuous solo drive was from Bangalore to my home town Kothamangalam in Kerala, around 600 kms. I did it almost non-stop in 8 hours (Started at 4am from Bangalore and reached at 12 noon door to door).

The biggest problem according to me is that i tend to enjoy the freedom of being alone and drive very fast, which at times can become dangerous.
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