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Old 29th December 2009, 13:21   #31
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Looks like they took over 85 hours.

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the previous record was 75 hrs or 175 hrs? If it was the former, how is their lap times better for the Limca record? Yes. I did read the article twice over.

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SRM University Chancellor T. R. Pachamuthu said this was the first time students were undertaking such a mission with the theme "Be Human - It's about time", to highlight the ill effects of terrorism, corruption, global warming, pollution and other social issues haunting the country.
Ya right! Did anybody get a chance to see the speeding gas guzzling SUV n read the message!

Time to be more humane and prevent anger from getting me to slap these fellas

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Looks like they took over 85 hours.

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Thanks for the link, sdp1975 !

The article is not clear on the previous record : 176 or 75 hrs ???
Anyway, it seems that they have been able to create a new record .
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Do not understand why this record is required. As mentioned in this thread putting other road users in threat is not a acceptable one. Even if they cover up GQ within 72 hours what does it mean.

What is the message this drive coveys to the people? Waste of fuel, risk of life and toll collection to government of India....

Poor people,....
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Well no updates in this thread.... Need to check Accidents In India thread too to make sure there is no update.
This is hilllaaaaaarious!! I burst out of laughter. Lemme talk to the guys about this over lunch! 85 hours ? Record gone bust ??
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it was not 85 hours, some typo error.. they did it in 72 hours
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Old 21st February 2010, 23:00   #36
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Total length of GQ is about 5800 kms. To do it in 72 hrs, they need to maintain avg speed of 80kmph.
Can they at all take bio-breaks let alone sleep? Attempting a record is to be appreciated but maintaining an average of 80 KMPH on Indian roads for 3 continuous days is, IMHO, plain suicidal!
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Another news in today's TOI:

Trio spans the country in 17 days,sets world record


Parvathy Gopalakrishnan | TNN

Mumbai: Having tried and tested almost every country road,the three men of the group Tantalizing India have lived up to their name.For today,Aadil Bandukwala,Sameer Siddique and Ratheesh Kumar are proud world record holders of perimetering the country in a span of 17 days.
They covered more than 16,470 kilometres in 17 days 19 hours and 30 minutes,shattering the previous record of 19 days and 23 hours by a formidable margin of 52 hours.They were greeted with garlands recently in Bangalore,the final pitstop,by an enthusaiastic group of fans and well-wishers.
I am feeling on top of the world.Thrilled and eager to meet my family, said Ratheesh.It feels fantastic.At one point,we all lost the confidence that we would make it.But ultimately,we did it in style, said Aadil.For Sameer,it was an expedition that he would cherish forever.Initially,I never thought that it would be difficult.But then,some bad roads coupled with intermittent rains tried to play spoilsport.The best part is that we overcame all that, said an overjoyed Sameer.
Success,as they say,doesnt come easy.Apart from driving 24 hours,these men had to deal with poor visibility in foggy locations,zero cellphone connectivity,no internet connectivity and,of course,bad roads.Nevertheless,they braved through wind,snow,rain and fog,to script their names in the pages of the Limca Book of World Records.
They faced a major bottleneck when their car got stuck at the Leh-Manali Highway.There was a huge block of ice on the highway,which jammed the road.We lost hope of being able to get through that.We lost out on loads of time,but managed, recalled Ratheesh.
Meeting a variety of people,interacting and eating with them was perhaps their most memorable experience.At almost every pitstop,they were welcomed with arms wide open.We never knew we had so many followers.People from all across the globe were following us.That feeling is incomparable, said Sameer.
Even though they had maps,driving through roads in Mizoram and Manipur was a mammoth task as the streets were completely deserted at night.I had a fairly tough time driving as there were not many people to assist us, said Ratheesh.Now,they plan another trip.A bigger one,at that.
Here is the link: ePaper Lite - Times of India Publications
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@coolclouds. Guess you are late in here. Sahir Kittur is already publishing their travelogue in the travelogues section.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...s-18-days.html (Tantalizing India. 3 Dudes, 16000 kms, 18 Days)

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Oh!! I am too late.. Thanks for the link
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