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Old 28th August 2007, 17:29   #16
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It will be a 3 hour drive from Dakshineshwar Bridge (if at all you are coming from that side), you never know when you are stuck there...I personally did Dakshineshwar Bridge - Siuri nonstop in 2.5
Abhi - next time around you should check out the new bridge parallel to Bally bridge.

Belghoria expressway from Jessore road. Takes you straight onto the new bridge and across to NH-2. Fantastic twisty expressway. BP, 1100D, shuvd, razor et al will surely love it.

My last trip to Asansol was via that bridge. Shaved off 20-30mins surely. Door to door, Lake Town to Asansol, 220odd kms, in 3 hours (Achieved the same time for both up and down journeys). Even though max speeds were around 120. Might have touched 130 briefly a few times. Mum was in the car while going
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It will be a 3 hour drive from Dakshineshwar Bridge (if at all you are coming from that side), you never know when you are stuck there...I personally did Dakshineshwar Bridge - Siuri nonstop in 2.5 hours in my Alto when I took the car there...

It is fine if you people take the 2nd hoogly bridge and take the BP and then hit NH2 at Dankuni side..

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I have always taken the 2nd Hooghly bridge Dankuni route. My best timing on that route in my Baleno was in 2005 October - 2nd Hooghly bridge tollgate to Illambajar more in exactly 1 Hour 46 mins (174 Kms). That was insane driving and that was the day I hit the highest speed in my car.
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I have always taken the 2nd Hooghly bridge Dankuni route. My best timing on that route in my Baleno was in 2005 October - 2nd Hooghly bridge tollgate to Illambajar more in exactly 1 Hour 46 mins (174 Kms). That was insane driving and that was the day I hit the highest speed in my car.
If you call it insane, then I'm sure it was quite something!!
Btw, why can't u take BP? She in for repairs or something?
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Abhi - next time around you should check out the new bridge parallel to Bally bridge.

Belghoria expressway from Jessore road. Takes you straight onto the new bridge and across to NH-2. Fantastic twisty expressway. BP, 1100D, shuvd, razor et al will surely love it.
Thats great !! I thought that expressway might take ages, infact that starts from my house and directly to Bally bridge in a hop, Kool !! ALso nice to see that the new Bally bridge has started functioning...

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I have always taken the 2nd Hooghly bridge Dankuni route. My best timing on that route in my Baleno was in 2005 October - 2nd Hooghly bridge tollgate to Illambajar more in exactly 1 Hour 46 mins (174 Kms). That was insane driving and that was the day I hit the highest speed in my car.
Boss, You should not count your best timings when you are planning a family meet...I suggest all can start early and have breakfast in some dhaba in bardhaman alongwith Langchha and photography...
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Btw, why can't u take BP? She in for repairs or something?
repairs !!! tauba tauba...
I have no money left to fill up BP after the Hyd trip. In one word I am bankrupt. But if it is a Kol-Bolpur trip I may take loan from some tbhpians so that I can take BP
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Btw, why can't u take BP? She in for repairs or something?
I guess he doesn't have money to fill her up
But then BP, salary day is coming up na ?
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Boss, You should not count your best timings when you are planning a family meet...I suggest all can start early and have breakfast in some dhaba in bardhaman alongwith Langchha and photography...
Thats why I had suggested to drop the idea of going to Shankarpur and had alloted a time frame of 3 hours for Kolkata-Bolpur journey... That IMO is more than enough considering the roads nowadays.
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But if it is a Kol-Bolpur trip I may take loan from some tbhpians so that I can take BP
We'll get a good strong rope and hook BP onto Planet. Nice drive it will be, listening to Planets' newly tuned ICE.

@planet, pssst .. kidding
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I guess he doesn't have money to fill her up
But then BP, salary day is coming up na ?
arre Sir entire salary will go into repaying credit card bill
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arre Sir entire salary will go into repaying credit card bill
Ask 1100D to sponsor some $$, all bankruptcy solved...

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arre Sir entire salary will go into repaying credit card bill
Which basically means your credit limit is back in business. Khali card. Hence 2K credit on fuel should be fine ?
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Guys, will miss you all. Enjoy your trip & have a safe journey. Will join you once am here again. Dont forget to take pics. & banalakshmi is a very good place as told by saurabhm. Had stayed there for 2 days, the staffs are very helpful & the food is absolutely like home-cooked. They have this liitle "khets" at the backyard & you can literally hand pick the vegetables. On a whole, good place to wind out.
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Abhi - next time around you should check out the new bridge parallel to Bally bridge.

Belghoria expressway from Jessore road. Takes you straight onto the new bridge and across to NH-2. Fantastic twisty expressway. BP, 1100D, shuvd, razor et al will surely love it.
Shuvc can you narrate the route this expressway takes to reach Dunlop from Jessore Rd (now where is this merging on the Jessore rd?)



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Ask 1100D to sponsor some $$, all bankruptcy solved...

Abhi
1100D himself is so bankrupt that he is driving on Totally bald tyres. (But then full tread to bald in 3.5 months has been my personal worst till date, but cant help temptation) , although Wife's still on a buying spree.

Anyway will drive to Pikes peak this weekend!!!!

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whoa! i dint come online yesterday and so many post - awsome!

by the way i am game for Shantiniketan / Banalakshmi and Uluberia Drive. Planet will not pull BlackPearl - aah! shuvc you were joking na ETC is driving me crazy (read: eating up my head) - she wants to go out of town and i have been post-poning it since last year.

so guys - can we have some inputs on the date (any Sunday - anytime)? and also who are in?

pssst:i havent yet seen Phoenix :(
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Ask 1100D to sponsor some $$, all bankruptcy solved...

Abhi

ha ha well said Abhi..

1100D - are you listening ??
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