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Old 21st July 2008, 22:54   #16
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Nice triplog. In future, i am expecting two neighbours Akroy and Tirthankar making great trips with great writeup.
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Old 22nd July 2008, 00:48   #17
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The King of Travelouge is back!!

Nice writeup Abhi and the baby is really Cute. It is amazing how you do all the trips in your alto and shatter the myth that only big cars are needed for long journeys and stuff!!

I'm sure to PM you when I plan on doing the Pondi trip myself.
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Thanks guys !!

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Nice one, guess after a long time and you also manged to cover the mahabalipuram- chengalpattu- Vellore route, which I missed during my pondi trip.
Ya dadu, a long drive after sometime indeed but it was quite refreshing change for all of us.

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I just love your Travelogues. Nice narration and beautiful photography.
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Dumb question - shouldn't the child seat be facing the rear?
Why will the seat face the rear? The seat is oriented the same way as the adults sit in the car eg. in the direction of motion.

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And so the Roys are back again on highways, and that too so soon along with baby. Nice travelogue and good pics. Baby Roy looks same like you.
Thanks Srini !! and ya it was great taking the highways after a long time indeed.
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Old 22nd July 2008, 12:52   #19
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Why will the seat face the rear? The seat is oriented the same way as the adults sit in the car eg. in the direction of motion.
I asked because I read that here
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...tml#post152327
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HowStuffWorks "How Child Car Seats Work"

I don't know how old / heavy your child is.
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Old 22nd July 2008, 13:04   #20
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I asked because I read that here
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...tml#post152327
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HowStuffWorks "How Child Car Seats Work"

I don't know how old / heavy your child is.
Ohh ok, i didnot understand the terminology. think it is a forward-facing seat fastened by the rear seat and also the seat belts additionally.

Or may be i am confusing.
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Old 22nd July 2008, 13:25   #21
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Well ! Neat and nice report with pics as usual Abhi. So the kiddy is already on his bhping and you making sure that baby is in your element already about traveling and cutie kiddy there.
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Old 22nd July 2008, 13:36   #22
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Nice travalogue, Abhi! :-)

And a very cute kid. Seems to be very comfortable in those seats! Guess you have another perfect company for all your long drives.

I am surprised that you (I think few more BHP'ians) find that BPCL Ghar outlet gave you good fuel. The only time I fueled up there in one of my drives, I got lousy mileage and low power. Don't know why!
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Old 22nd July 2008, 14:53   #23
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Abhi how come such a short trip ? I think with the baby around you should have done a 3 day trip. Never the less nice run you did there .
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Sarjapur/SH35 route: At 5:30AM sharp, I set the tripmeter to 0 and started the journey. It was drizzling outside. We crossed DRDO phase II and hit the ORR and slowly reached Bellandur signal and took left and came out at TOTAL MALL on Sarjapur Road. I didn’t push the car and was driving in 60-70kmph range.

Sarjapur - Attibele (SH35)

This was the first time I will be taking this route as Hosur Road till Attibele is under construction mode. Taking Hosur Road can be a pain anytime now. This route turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Another 15km on Sarjapur Road we reach Sarjapur circle, it is marked right for Attibele and straight for ChikkaTirupati(13km) and Devanahalli(67km). My Tripmeter reads 26km.

We took the right turn onto SH35. It was a beautiful 2 laned road and another 9km we reached Attibele junction took left and in 2 km went passed Karnataka border check post. With such leisurely drive we were in Hosur in 1 hour and which I thought was fast and we could not have done that on Hosur Road via Electronic City. It is actually a great route for people coming form North and East Bangalore and even for HSR layout and Koramangala residents as well.
akroy, this sounds a good alternative. Is this the same as NH207? I'm missing something somewhere - can't find SH35 on a map.
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Abhi,

Nice trip report as usual. Your kid is very cute.

From the picture of the kid in the car seat, I see that you've fitted the car seat belt over and across the seat.

Pls check the baby seat brochure to ensure that is the right way to fix it. Typically there are two brackets behind the baby seat thru which the car seat belt can pass and be fixed. Check this link for image showing how the seat is fitted. Transportation Safety Tips for Children - Tip 1

Happy motoring!

Cheers!
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akroy, this sounds a good alternative. Is this the same as NH207? I'm missing something somewhere - can't find SH35 on a map.
ya ya, that is the NH207 which is marked in wikimapia, actually on ground / milestones it was written as SH35.

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Abhi,

Nice trip report as usual. Your kid is very cute.

From the picture of the kid in the car seat, I see that you've fitted the car seat belt over and across the seat.

Pls check the baby seat brochure to ensure that is the right way to fix it. Typically there are two brackets behind the baby seat thru which the car seat belt can pass and be fixed. Check this link for image showing how the seat is fitted. Transportation Safety Tips for Children - Tip 1

Happy motoring!

Cheers!
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Srini,
The salesman from Orkids (from where I bought the seat) demostrated it that way as shown in pic. Nevertheless I will check your point when I remove the seat this evening. They didnot give any booklet though.

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Great writeup as usual.. Petrol is cheaper in Pondi by Rs.10/- Yeah... I filled it to the brim when I left that place a month back. Probably Pondi has a lesser inflation rate as well. :-)

The temples in Kanchipuram are absolutely awesome. One should spend a couple of days there just to visit them. There are supposed to be 500 temples in and around Kanchi.

Do not buy silk sarees in Kanchipuram unless you know someone. Because of the name a lot of people go there and get cheated. You should go to the co-operatives, preferably with someone who knows what it takes. Otherwise one can end up paying double or more.
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Hey Abhi,

Thanks for another great trip report and pictures there.. its always inspiring to read your travelogues..
I beleive Roy junior will get settled with couple another such trips and will start enjoying it fully.
is there any work in progress on that Kirshnagiri highway at the moment? I faintly remember reading about it somewhere not sure about it though (not the patching work - I guess thats the one you call it a runway!!)
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Hey Abhi,

Thanks for another great trip report and pictures there.. its always inspiring to read your travelogues..
I beleive Roy junior will get settled with couple another such trips and will start enjoying it fully.
is there any work in progress on that Kirshnagiri highway at the moment? I faintly remember reading about it somewhere not sure about it though (not the patching work - I guess thats the one you call it a runway!!)
Thanks Ketan !! I think you are confusing somewhere.

My terminology of runway is NH48 (Neelamangala - Hassan) and I didnot take that in this trip. Presently 4 laning work is happening in that part of NH48 stretch.

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