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Lonavla 20 40.00%
Bhandardara 8 16.00%
Wai 15 30.00%
Murud Janjira 7 14.00%
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Old 13th January 2015, 13:12   #151
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Confirmed from Mumbai
1. Swapszone + wife & kid - Honda City
2. Johnyboy - Polo (Navi Mumbai)
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4.

Confirmed from Pune
1. //M - RE Classic 500 DS
2. safaroy - RE Thunderbird 350
3. Aficionados (confirmed) + wife & Kid (tentative) - Ertiga
4. Amyth78 + wife & 2 Kids - XUV 500

Tentative
1. iliketurtles from Mumbai - Volkswagen Jetta
2. tejas08 + Wife from Mumbai - Honda City
3. Nishantbhatia84 - Mumbai - Ford Figo
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Putting my name in the tentative list for now as I may have some other commitments lined up.
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Old 13th January 2015, 13:45   #152
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Another first timer here!

Though i am scheduled to ride along with Arunabh shall check if wifie is interested and drive down in my safari. In which case Arunabh will travel with us.
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Old 13th January 2015, 14:49   #153
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Need to get my Home Minister's permission too . I was at Lonavala just the last weekend.
Now the real reason coming out. You blamed the poor honda guys
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Old 13th January 2015, 21:02   #154
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I am not sure I can make it. Including pas weekends, I have been driving daily for the past twenty days. Will be watching this thread to see where you guys are headed.

Have fun and post pics!
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Is the road widening work over?

NH17 has only the stretch between Alibag and Kashid, give or take a few kms, which is within the acceptable time and distance to drive for both Mumbai and Pune folks.
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I am not sure Pune guys will find it close by. Most Mumbai folks should reach Nashik in 3 hrs, Puneites will probably take around 5.
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I am really not sure many will be able to spend ten hours, and most of that driving, on a weekend for the meet. But there don't seem to be any places close by for all, if you rule out the usual haunts at Lonavla and nearby.

Ganapati Pule will be tiring even for Mumbai folks unless you are staying overnight.

The biggest issue I see in a large scale meet which involves a lot of driving to the meeting point is it will become scattered. Some will reach early, some late and some will reach just as the early birds are leaving.
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A couple of quick questions, though they may have been asked and answered previously, just to sum up the general mood:

1. How many kilometers are we willing to drive, both ways?
2. How much time are we willing to spend for the drive both ways?

If you see the maps, the best options to minimize both distance and time for both Mumbai and Pune groups lie along the NH4.

If willing to drive farther and longer, on one hand is the Goa highway and the other is the Nashik highway. These would typically be a 5+ hours of driving both ways, assuming an early start and so no traffic on one of the legs. Here the best options would be Bhandardara or Ghatghar dams or the beaches near Alibaug (more driving).

The third option is to pick a place closer to one of the cities: Mahabaleshwar, for e.g. which will be closer to Pune team but farther for Mumbai guys. Could be the other way round if we picked something near Mumbai.
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Have recently travelled on the NH66 and would suggest Durshet, only because it's the closest from the eWay. I doubt if it would be a good idea to travel farther along this route.

Also keep in mind the new toll plazas and the resulting jams and time.
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How do I vote from the app?
Wai though a nice place will be just too far for the Mumbai folks. Considering the local traffic it will be around five hours one way.
Bhandardara is probably the best considering all factors.
Seeing your enthusiasm above, its sad to know you cannot confirm now.

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I am not sure I can make it. Including pas weekends, I have been driving daily for the past twenty days. Will be watching this thread to see where you guys are headed.

Have fun and post pics!
Its decided as Lonavla.
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Old 13th January 2015, 22:51   #156
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Yeah it's Lonavla but where in it?
It's a bummer but what can you do?
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Really sorry for the delay.
New responsibility work wise kept me busy.

Following are the four options that I had suggested to the mods to be updated as the poll options for the venue.

But anyways... please vote for the following options now.

Thanks for your patience.

1) Lonavala - Tried and tested, like we did last year, breakfast at Pawna Lake and Lunch at Sunny Dhaba.

2) Bhandardara - longest drive for all, but fun filled, breakfast at Dalvi Darbaar and Lunch at MTDC Resort at Bhandardara or Manas Resort.

3) Wai - something that most of us wanted to do, breakfast can be at Joshi Wadewale and Lunch at Wai.

4) Murud Janjira - this is what I prefer and would be central for all, breakfast at Panvel and Lunch at Patil Khanaval.

Please vote your options on the posts below onwards.
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Yeah it's Lonavla but where in it?
It's a bummer but what can you do?
I hope this solves your query!
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Old 14th January 2015, 07:38   #158
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Oh yes. Thanks for reminding me again. What time are you guys leaving?

A halt to regroup should be made down the first exit to Lonavla, or en route to the town, at the spot where the Kids restaurant was located many years ago.

Dang, I am already thinking of joining the gang!
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Old 14th January 2015, 09:50   #159
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Confirmed from Mumbai
1. Swapszone + wife & kid - Honda City
2. Johnyboy - Polo (Navi Mumbai)
3.
4.

Confirmed from Pune
1. //M - RE Classic 500 DS
2. safaroy - RE Thunderbird 350
3. Aficionados (confirmed) + wife & Kid (tentative) - Ertiga
4. Amyth78 + wife & 2 Kids - XUV 500

Tentative
1. iliketurtles from Mumbai - Volkswagen Jetta
2. tejas08 + Wife from Mumbai - Honda City
3. Nishantbhatia84 - Mumbai - Ford Figo
4. asit.kulkarni from Pune- Wagonr/Fazer

I should be able to confirm by Friday.
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Old 14th January 2015, 11:03   #160
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This is supposed to be a Mega Meet and most people voted for this date. Where are they? Looking at the numbers, I have seen more people on the Mumbai Fortnightly meet. Hurry Up Guys, only 3 Days to go.

Confirmed from Mumbai
1. Swapszone + wife & kid - Honda City
2. Johnyboy - Polo (Navi Mumbai)
3. vsundep + Wife - Suzuki Kizashi
4.

Confirmed from Pune
1. //M - RE Classic 500 DS
2. safaroy - RE Thunderbird 350
3. Aficionados (confirmed) + wife & Kid (tentative) - Ertiga
4. Amyth78 + wife & 2 Kids - XUV 500

Tentative
1. iliketurtles from Mumbai - Volkswagen Jetta
2. tejas08 + Wife from Mumbai - Honda City
3. Nishantbhatia84 - Mumbai - Ford Figo
4. asit.kulkarni from Pune- Wagonr/Fazer
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I had voted for 25 jan and Bhandardara. Anyways, this is going to be my first T-BHP meet. Waiting anxiously for the weekend

Confirmed from Mumbai
1. Swapszone + wife & kid - Honda City
2. Johnyboy - Polo (Navi Mumbai)
3. vsundep + Wife - Suzuki Kizashi
4. mahesh_sn - Manza (Navi Mumbai)
5.

Confirmed from Pune
1. //M - RE Classic 500 DS
2. safaroy - RE Thunderbird 350
3. Aficionados (confirmed) + wife & Kid (tentative) - Ertiga
4. Amyth78 + wife & 2 Kids - XUV 500

Tentative
1. iliketurtles from Mumbai - Volkswagen Jetta
2. tejas08 + Wife from Mumbai - Honda City
3. Nishantbhatia84 - Mumbai - Ford Figo
4. asit.kulkarni from Pune- Wagonr/Fazer

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Old 14th January 2015, 17:06   #162
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Really want to make it. Depends on my situation after running 21km with the SCMM. Will probably land up late. Definitely want to meet people.

What time will people start the trip back?

Confirmed from Mumbai
1. Swapszone + wife & kid - Honda City
2. Johnyboy - Polo (Navi Mumbai)
3. vsundep + Wife - Suzuki Kizashi
4. mahesh_sn - Manza (Navi Mumbai)
5.

Confirmed from Pune
1. //M - RE Classic 500 DS
2. safaroy - RE Thunderbird 350
3. Aficionados (confirmed) + wife & Kid (tentative) - Ertiga
4. Amyth78 + wife & 2 Kids - XUV 500

Tentative
1. iliketurtles from Mumbai - Volkswagen Jetta
2. tejas08 + Wife from Mumbai - Honda City
3. Nishantbhatia84 - Mumbai - Ford Figo
4. asit.kulkarni from Pune- Wagonr/Fazer
5. vinodbollini +1 - GT TSI from Mumbai
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Confirmed from Mumbai
1. Swapszone + wife & kid - Honda City
2. Johnyboy - Polo (Navi Mumbai)
3. vsundep + Wife - Suzuki Kizashi
4. mahesh_sn - Manza (Navi Mumbai)
5. Starfire + father - Fludic Verna
6.

Confirmed from Pune
1. //M - RE Classic 500 DS
2. safaroy - RE Thunderbird 350
3. Aficionados (confirmed) + wife & Kid (tentative) - Ertiga
4. Amyth78 + wife & 2 Kids - XUV 500

Tentative
1. iliketurtles from Mumbai - Volkswagen Jetta
2. tejas08 + Wife from Mumbai - Honda City
3. Nishantbhatia84 - Mumbai - Ford Figo
4. asit.kulkarni from Pune- Wagonr/Fazer
5. vinodbollini +1 - GT TSI from Mumbai

Could you guys please throw some light on the following questions:

#What time will we be meeting? And if there's any gathering pitstop on the way and time for the same

#Till what time will we be done with the meeting as I might have to do some shopping there as well.

What to say, I'm a sucker for some tasty Lonavala Chikki
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As for the Lonavla chikki, you should find ample time post lunch to drive into Lonavla town.

If you guys take the same route as the last time, you will enter Lonavla, but turn off the main road much before the city centre. After reaching the breakfast place, you will drive on, instead of returning back, and emerge onto the NH4 farther ahead than the town. Taking left to head towards Mumbai, you will stop for lunch at Sunny da. Post lunch you can just drive along the old NH4 into Lonavla.
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As for the Lonavla chikki, you should find ample time post lunch to drive into Lonavla town.

If you guys take the same route as the last time, you will enter Lonavla, but turn off the main road much before the city centre. After reaching the breakfast place, you will drive on, instead of returning back, and emerge onto the NH4 farther ahead than the town. Taking left to head towards Mumbai, you will stop for lunch at Sunny da. Post lunch you can just drive along the old NH4 into Lonavla.
that's the plan... I'm putting it together now.
will post once done.
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