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Old 21st December 2012, 20:20   #1501
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I was following you from Teynampet to Kotturpuram signal, passed you after the signal and was driving along until TIDEL.

Yeah, sold the 1.6S and bought the Jazz. Sold the Jazz and was looking at buying a Laura, the Skoda dealer did the right thing of showing his arrogance and keeping me away from a Skoda, now trying to bring back a 1.6S
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Old 22nd December 2012, 09:42   #1502
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If you don't mind paying, I would suggest the chennai bypass road to reach tambaram. From there, you can take either the velachery main road or the pallikaranai 100 ft road to reach thoraipakkam.
Thanks,I seriously contemplated that.But that route comes close to 45kms as opposed to 25kms that I would travel if I went via the TNagar-A.U route.

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I have no idea about the Mogappair - NMRoad stretch since its been a long time I went that side, but the rest of your route is what I do daily to work and back. So here's how I do it.
Thanks,I tried the same TNagar-A.U route while returning on Monday and decided it was not worth it driving in traffic all alone.I have direct MTC A/C buses to commute so I'm happy travelling by them.It's just for another month!!

If I'm not wrong yours is a Baleno right??Is your office at ASV Thoraipakkam by any chance??

Buses were choked yesterday evening.I could stand only near the front door yesterday at 5 15 in the evening.Christmas cum Friday rush choked all buses yesterday evening!!
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Old 22nd December 2012, 11:32   #1503
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I was following you from Teynampet to Kotturpuram signal, passed you after the signal and was driving along until TIDEL.
Oh, OK. We should have caught up for a brief tea-kadai-dum meet enroute. Anyway next time.

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If I'm not wrong yours is a Baleno right??Is your office at ASV Thoraipakkam by any chance??
Yes, it's a black BalenoLxi and I am at ASV-Suntech. You also in that complex ? Which car ? I keep seeing a teal-blue SwiftVxiAbs and a wine-red Alto in the basement parking with tbhp stickers.
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wine-red Alto in the basement parking with tbhp stickers.
Does this wine red Alto have Air Force Stickers also ? If so then it is my cousins alto. He took a bunch of Team- Bhp stickers from me.
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Yes, it's a black BalenoLxi and I am at ASV-Suntech. You also in that complex ? Which car ? I keep seeing a teal-blue SwiftVxiAbs and a wine-red Alto in the basement parking with tbhp stickers.
I shall be working from that complex for the next one month.Mine is a non-stickered Sandrift Grey Cruze.I have spotted your car in the past.



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May be just do a new trend of chai time bhp connect....around OMR,Adyar or some place. Chose a good coffee "kadai" on the road side for sutta and chai.
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There was no traffic this morning. I guess this because of the long vacation. It was a relaxed drive and most of the people drove well today. No honking and nothing. It just took me 15 mins to reach DLF IT park from Adyar.
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Oh yeah, chai & sutta stop/meet would be great! I usually stop at the shop opposite Anna library after Kotturpuram signal.

Lets plan in the new year!

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Oh, OK. We should have caught up for a brief tea-kadai-dum meet enroute. Anyway next time.
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There was a big traffic jam right from hotel Airway Drive-in, while coming towards Guindy this morning. Moved very slowly till Meenambaakkam railway station, where shops and buildings encroaching upon the road were being demolished by three bulldozers, under a huge police presence. Road was clear after that point.
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There was a big traffic jam right from hotel Airway Drive-in, while coming towards Guindy this morning. Moved very slowly till Meenambaakkam railway station, where shops and buildings encroaching upon the road were being demolished by three bulldozers, under a huge police presence. Road was clear after that point.
Caught up in the same traffic jam Gansan sir. after crossing the encroachment areas, the road was too free from traffic because of the long vacation. Took me under 10 mins to reach DLF IT Park from that point.
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I actually got up and went out* yesterday (Sunday) morning. Left Palavakkam at 8.03 and parked in a side street near the Music Academy at 8.33! What a treat that drive was!



*(friends here know that doing this in the a.m. is something of an accomplishment for me. I have actually made it to a couple of morning concerts this season)
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Does this wine red Alto have Air Force Stickers also ? If so then it is my cousins alto. He took a bunch of Team- Bhp stickers from me.
Not sure about the AF stickers (will check next time), but this IIRC is lady-driven.

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May be just do a new trend of chai time bhp connect around OMR,Adyar or some place. Chose a good coffee "kadai" on the road side for sutta and chai.
Good idea since we have quite some folks on OMR. The CCD at Perungudi just before the toll (when coming from TIDEL) is a sleepy joint and should be a good place and has lots of parking space. Or even some tea-shop on OMR with ample parking.

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Oh yeah, chai & sutta stop/meet would be great! I usually stop at the shop opposite Anna library after Kotturpuram signal.
Ha, I too stop there occasionally for a tea/sutta. Lots of parking, trees providing shade from the sun, and the library building is a treat for the eyes. I used to catch up with tbhp-ian Subbu (black Civic, ex-Baleno) there - he stays at Kotturpuram and used to stop there in the mornings on his way to work.
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Post Christmas celebrations Arcot Road was a breeze. Surprisingly no traffic upto T-nagar. And what a cool pleasant morning. Why does Christmas come only once a year?
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Yesterday I saw a Blue-Grey KA-XX-33-XXXX WagonR sporting T-bhp stickers. But the stickers was pasted on the rear fender corners, presumably to hide some serious damages in those areas.

Being part of this group I felt cheated and let down by someone who uses the group's stickers this way. Most of us I guess use them to show our affiliation with car-passionate folks.

I wish the petrol head who uses the car would take them off and get his fenders painted rather than stick "TEAM BHP", LIVE CARS, LOVE CARS", etc.

All the way from T-nagar to K.K.nagar I followed the car trying to overtake and tell the chap. But I finally gave in to traffic. If the gent is on this forum, I would request again.

Mods - what is your take on this?
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I shall be working from that complex for the next one month.Mine is a non-stickered Sandrift Grey Cruze.
Spotted you driving out of the basement parking @ ASV yesterday a little after 5PM in the Cruze with a passenger in the front seat.
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