Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Travelogues


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 17th June 2012, 03:55   #31
BHPian
 
AbhishekB86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 330
Thanked: 360 Times
Default Re: Delhi - Bombay - Delhi - Chevrolet Beat and a bag full of dreams.

Thank you off roadie for your encouraging comments. Two men and a baby sounds awesome. I sure would be reading that now. This surely is the forum for anything and everything and all the other things in between. I'd love to graduate and as and when I do I shall pester you to read the travelogue that comes up then.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Off Roadie View Post
Lovely write up. Congratulations Abhishek. Job well done. Can feel the soul in your writing.
Wishing you the very best for all your subsequent trips.
There will always be a lot of discouragement but this is 'The' forum to come to for guidance.
I am limited by my cellphone at the moment but there is a travelogue about two men and a baby covering various forest reserves in a Tata Safari.
Book Mark it for future reference if you intend to graduate to that stage.
I know I have =)
AbhishekB86 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th June 2012, 14:41   #32
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 138
Thanked: 124 Times
Default Re: Delhi - Bombay - Delhi - Chevrolet Beat and a bag full of dreams.

Lovely writeup Abhishek and congrats on the achievement....

You have now inspired me to drive to Pune from Delhi this Diwali!

Incidentally, I was looking for someone to ask this question, but since no one seems to have, "gaadi ne average kitna diya?"
car.lover is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th June 2012, 15:16   #33
BHPian
 
AbhishekB86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 330
Thanked: 360 Times
Default

Oi car lover. I made notes of the drive but haven't gone through them since I got back. I am lazy like that. Delhi to Pune should be awesome and utterly smooth trust me. If I remember correctly it was close to 16 but then again I was making time cause I got delayed and high speeds affected FE.
The only stretch that was irritating was Jaipur-Delhi otherwise the drive was smooth.
Looking forward to your travelogue.

Quote:
Originally Posted by car.lover
Lovely writeup Abhishek and congrats on the achievement....

You have now inspired me to drive to Pune from Delhi this Diwali!

Incidentally, I was looking for someone to ask this question, but since no one seems to have, "gaadi ne average kitna diya?"
AbhishekB86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th June 2012, 01:27   #34
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: mumbai
Posts: 450
Thanked: 181 Times
Default Re: Delhi - Bombay - Delhi - Chevrolet Beat and a bag full of dreams.

Quote:
Originally Posted by car.lover View Post
Lovely writeup Abhishek and congrats on the achievement....

You have now inspired me to drive to Pune from Delhi this Diwali!

Incidentally, I was looking for someone to ask this question, but since no one seems to have, "gaadi ne average kitna diya?"
Car.lover
Hi.
Definitely do it.
Would you also be driving a Beat?
It gave me more than 17 KMPL for my Bombay Gurgaon Bombay trip with only 10/15 minutes of AC per day and not driving above 80/90 KMPH.On that trip I did not drive in 5th gear and I travelled to Mt.Abu also
On my recent trip to north west Gujarat I got 20+ KMPL as I drove with AC for 10 minutes per day and drove in 5th gear.This 20+ is at 2 places where I checked.
Regards
faustus77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th June 2012, 12:16   #35
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 138
Thanked: 124 Times
Default Re: Delhi - Bombay - Delhi - Chevrolet Beat and a bag full of dreams.

Thanks Abhishek and Faustus77.

I actually have a Civic that I am planning to sell, but since it is an MH registration, am planning to drive her back to Pune when I visit during Diwali.

I had a difficult experience with the movers when I moved to Gurgaon (http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/what-c...d-new-car.html (Relocated to Delhi / Gurgaon - harrowing experience + need a new car)) so am now thinking of doing the road trip - encouraged to see that it can be done with only a single night stop.
car.lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th June 2012, 12:26   #36
Senior - BHPian
 
mayankk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 4,116
Thanked: 3,490 Times
Default Re: Delhi - Bombay - Delhi - Chevrolet Beat and a bag full of dreams.

This was so engaging!!
Thanks for putting this up, man.
and yeah, respect!
mayankk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th June 2012, 12:32   #37
BHPian
 
AbhishekB86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 330
Thanked: 360 Times
Default

Hi Car lover,

You can search for Delhi Mumbai route queries and strictly go by HVK's route log. It has all details of reliable pumps, ODO readings and the diversions you can take to avoid traffic. If you start at 4 am you can aim for Gujarat on day one. I swear by it and I knew none of the highways and reached Bombay in one piece all thanks to him.

I was very comfortable in my Chevy Beat in peak summers. You're doing this is November and the highways are super smooth. PM me in case you need any more details.

Also do remember to have your stunner serviced.

Quote:
Originally Posted by car.lover
Thanks Abhishek and Faustus77.
so am now thinking of doing the road trip - encouraged to see that it can be done with only a single night stop.
AbhishekB86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd August 2012, 12:24   #38
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 150
Thanked: 10 Times
Default Re: Delhi - Bombay - Delhi - Chevrolet Beat and a bag full of dreams.

Great writeup there AbhishekB86, you helped dispel a lot of my fears regarding highway travel in a hatch. It must've been quite a thrill! I notice you are in Dwarka as well, same here.
eternalck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd August 2012, 13:05   #39
BHPian
 
AbhishekB86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 330
Thanked: 360 Times
Default

Thanks Eternalck. You should have no doubts left when you finish your highway travel. Sure a hatch might not be the strongest but it can take the highway very easily. It is just a mind set. I was fearful as well, but after the run I am convinced that a lot more trips are pending on my lil Chevy. I am waiting for your travelogue

Yes I am from Dwarka. I am game for meets. Lets catch up!

Quote:
Originally Posted by eternalck
Great writeup there AbhishekB86, you helped dispel a lot of my fears regarding highway travel in a hatch. It must've been quite a thrill! I notice you are in Dwarka as well, same here.
AbhishekB86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd August 2012, 21:24   #40
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 150
Thanked: 10 Times
Default Re: Delhi - Bombay - Delhi - Chevrolet Beat and a bag full of dreams.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AbhishekB86 View Post
Thanks Eternalck. You should have no doubts left when you finish your highway travel. Sure a hatch might not be the strongest but it can take the highway very easily. It is just a mind set. I was fearful as well, but after the run I am convinced that a lot more trips are pending on my lil Chevy. I am waiting for your travelogue

Yes I am from Dwarka. I am game for meets. Lets catch up!
Yes sure! however, first i need to get my babe fixed up first :/
eternalck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd August 2012, 23:46   #41
BHPian
 
AbhishekB86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 330
Thanked: 360 Times
Default Re: Delhi - Bombay - Delhi - Chevrolet Beat and a bag full of dreams.

I know how much it can hurt. However, nothing beats getting an assurance from an expert. Suggest you speak to the guys I told you about and go see them if you're around South Delhi. A lot of people will vouch for them.
AbhishekB86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th August 2012, 13:47   #42
BHPian
 
rajeshchand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 266
Thanked: 75 Times
Default Re: Delhi - Bombay - Delhi - Chevrolet Beat and a bag full of dreams.

Quote:
Originally Posted by eternalck View Post
Great writeup there AbhishekB86, you helped dispel a lot of my fears regarding highway travel in a hatch. It must've been quite a thrill! I notice you are in Dwarka as well, same here.
Hatch any day can match any other vehicle, just that it would consume more time on a hatch on a bad road, so your average speed might be less, but they are no means slow, rather at some point you can be pretty confident with a hatch due to its maneuverability even on highways.
rajeshchand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th August 2012, 16:21   #43
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Delhi
Posts: 225
Thanked: 102 Times
Default Re: Delhi - Bombay - Delhi - Chevrolet Beat and a bag full of dreams.

Abhishek,

You seem to have packed up your camera(s) once you met your lady love!
How come there are no photographs after the first night in Bombay?

I enjoyed your little travelogue a lot. Keep writing.
LithiumSunset is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th August 2012, 17:51   #44
BHPian
 
AbhishekB86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 330
Thanked: 360 Times
Default Re: Delhi - Bombay - Delhi - Chevrolet Beat and a bag full of dreams.

Thanks @LithiumSunset but I wasn't carrying a camera, these were all clicked on my Samsung S2. Also, the lady finds my camera skills pathetic, she just breaks into laughter every time I show her a few pictures. In fact she makes it seem like rocket science. The rest of the pictures are with her. She's yet to email them. I have learnt it the hard way that its best to stay silent.

Quote:
Originally Posted by LithiumSunset View Post
Abhishek,

You seem to have packed up your camera(s) once you met your lady love!
How come there are no photographs after the first night in Bombay?

I enjoyed your little travelogue a lot. Keep writing.
AbhishekB86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th August 2012, 16:10   #45
BHPian
 
RM Motorsports's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 119
Thanked: 197 Times
Default Re: Delhi - Bombay - Delhi - Chevrolet Beat and a bag full of dreams.

Hey Abhishek ! Superb write up. I am planning to travel to Delhi next month. Can you forward me detailed route from Mumbai to Delhi. Like you have mentioned you got a lot of help from HVK and others.

First time it will be such a long drive for me. I would appreciate if you can help me with this Mumbai - Delhi drive route.
RM Motorsports is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beat It...no, not the Michael Jackson way! (Chevrolet Beat) superutp Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 42 21st February 2013 12:06
Bombay-Uttarakhand-Delhi-Bombay in the Red Baron issigonis Route / Travel Queries 82 10th February 2011 16:15
Spied:2009 chevrolet optra J200 and chevrolet beat M300 (matiz) sidindica The Indian Car Scene 41 29th May 2009 08:55


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 03:36.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks