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Old 1st June 2010, 14:44   #1
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Mods: Please move this thread as appropriate. Hope this thread is not against policy.

I am starting this thread for company during inter city drives.

People driving between cities can post their origin/destination, date of travel and spots available.
People needing a ride can join the journey. No restriction on free or paid. Each to his own.

My upcoming drive: Hyd--->B'lore--->Hyd

Will be driving to B'lore either on Friday(4thJun) or Sat (5thJun). Driving Cedia sports. Will be starting at Gachibowli around 5:00 am or 6:00 am and planning to reach B'lore before dusk. No heroics, no speeding (by Cedia stds) - am middle aged :-) just stable and safe driving. Planning a continuous run with just one halt for lunch and some breaks to stretch legs if necessary. Have not decided if I am going to pack lunch or eat at the much recommended hotel Ravi Teja.

Driving back on Monday - 7th and will be back before dusk.

Only me right now. Place for 3 people in either direction. Regret to say that I will be the only one driving. Minimal luggage please (1-2 bags/head) and none in passenger compartment. Its a free ride if you are a student. Absolutely no alcohol and no smoking. No stops for smoking either. Have quit smoking 3 yrs back and just can't stand the stench now. Pick up at Gachibowli Y junction. Will not wait for more than 10 mins from decided time. i.e. if we decide to start at 6:00, I will not wait beyond 6:10.
PM me if you want to join.
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Old 13th June 2010, 15:54   #2
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You sound like the Transporter guy Frank and his rules

Did you find any takers for your offer ?
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I doubt he would, especially with rules that'll put the strictest headmasters to shame
Anyway, since you'll be the only driver throughout the journey, drive safe mate!
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Good effort, Kcnetid!

And agree with you on your rules. I would do the same, if I ever decide to take a hitchhiker. My ride, my rules.
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My only point. This is IMPOSSIBLE over a thread. check out mitfahrzentrale to see how the germans do it.

The bare minimum should be a google spreadsheet if nothing else. A thread = plain chaos.
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The idea is good. Why not start similar threads for people in various cities who commute to work daily and are interested in car-pooling? (On cost-sharing basis of course.)
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The best thing to actually make this idea feasible
Have a separate forum for Hitchhiking
Have separate threads within this fora, for place A to place B (eg , between bangalore and Chennai , another say pune and mumbai)
People interested could look up the relevant to destinations to see if someone is travelling and decide to invite or join in.

Its a useful one though, if I need to travel alone I'd prefer to either hitch a ride or join someone. You save on fuel, just incase something goes amiss youre not alone, save the planet but sharing a ride and well what matters most make more friends .
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You sound like the Transporter guy Frank and his rules
I would like to have Frank's car, his physique and the pretty ladies for sure :-)
And yup, no takers for this ride - I suppose more to do with the weekday driving rather than the rules.

For the mods: As people suggested, an app is needed to avoid chaos. I can build a small webapp for this but don't know if this can be integrated into the forum.
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Nice idea for a thread. And I don't think the rules are too strict. After all it is his car and i would do the same if it was my car ( although I guess i wouldn't mind sharing the drive if its a long drive ) .
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I would like to have Frank's car, his physique and the pretty ladies for sure :-)
And yup, no takers for this ride - I suppose more to do with the weekday driving rather than the rules.
Hi kcnetid

rules are pretty important, car, physique and ladies are important too.

BTW, i liked your idea. I would be watching this interesting thread and concept to develop into a inter city transport solution.
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Interesting thought. But Seems the rules are just too strict.

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I am starting this thread for company during inter city drives.

People driving between cities can post their origin/destination, date of travel and spots available.
People needing a ride can join the journey. No restriction on free or paid. Each to his own.
This indeed is a good idea. Most of times I too travel alone to Guntur over the weekends and I have to ask some colleagues or friends to join me
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